Cooper at the double


Travellers Rest Golf Group

Monday, August 28, St. Andrews

1st Jim Cooper (17) 38pts

2nd Norman Cheetham (15) 33pts

3rd Keith Evans (15) 31pts

Jim Cooper.
Jim Cooper.

On Monday the TRGG visited St Andrews where keeping the ball straight is often a good idea and there is no one straighter than Keith Evans.  There are many longer off the tee, in fact not many shorter, but he is as straight as they come and 31 points saw him into third place.

Norman Cheetham is not a man to be tampered with on any golf course.  His ability to get good scores from any situation is a marvel, and on this day his score of 33 points saw him take second prize.

It is a well-known fact that greater responsibility can change a man for the better and this is certainly the case for new shareholder Jim Cooper.  Since being propelled into the boardroom his golf has reached new heights and greater consistency.  Despite being the worst putter in world golf his fine round of 38 points gave him a comfortable victory.

Tuesday, August 29, Phoenix Gold – Stableford

1st Alun Webber (24) 36pts

2nd Darren Stanton (16) 34pts

3rd Billy Allan (20) 34pts

Phoenix was the venue for Tuesday’s golf, a course with many hidden dangers, but Billy Allan loves a challenge and his round of 34 points was good enough for third.

Just beating him into second place on count-back was the big hitting Darren Stanton, who may start free-falling down the handicap list once he fine tunes his short game.

This was the day though for the man from the valleys, Alun Webber.  The former 1953 ink monitor from Prestatyn Junior School shot a wonderful 36 points to take the top prize and give us all hope.

Wednesday, August 30, Treasure Hill -Stroke

1st Darren Stanton (16) net 69

2nd Joe Nagle (12) net 75

3rd Jack Mooney (21) net 77

Wednesday was the Ferdinand Cup day and this popular tournament saw 20 golfers head off to the delights of Treasure Hill to test their skills.

Stalwarts Jack Mooney used his years of experience to skilfully navigate his way around the course and shoot a fine net 77 and take third place while Joe Nagle playing in “the 4 we never saw” shot an impressive net 75 to take the runners up spot, but the man heading to the January play-offs will be Darren Stanton.  The rest of the field was blown away with his net score of 69 and he will be a firm favourite to lift the top prize when the play-offs are concluded.

Thursday, August 31, Silky Oak –

Jim Cooper (17) 36pts

Roger Wilkinson (15) 33pts

Michael Prideaux (11) 32pts

Michael Prideaux shot 32 points on this day to claim third place but was beaten into second by Roger Wilkinson whose 33 continued his recent good form.

The man who is really setting the pace however is Jim Cooper and a second victory in a week for young Jim came courtesy of his even par round today.

Friday, Sept. 1, Burapha – Stableford

1st Barry Sowman (10) 38pts

2nd Jim Cooper (17) 37pts

3rd Norman Cheetham (15) 34pts

Friday’s visit to Burapah gave the TRGG the opportunity to play C and D courses instead of the usual A and B.  Norman Cheethan scored 34 points to take third after some baron times for Norman who has achieved only 2 victories in his last 35 rounds of golf.

On the other side of the coin is Jim Cooper who appears to be in the form of his life and his score of 37 points was good enough for the flight silver, but the day belonged to Barry Sowman whose 38 points was good enough to take victory.