Cox takes a shine to Monday golf


Travellers Rest Golf Group

Monday, June 30, Greenwood – Stableford

Many moon’s ago the Boomtown Rats sang a song that topped the charts called “I Don’t Like Mondays”, and most people would agree, as they have to return to work on Monday after having the weekend off.  Charlie Cox however is an exception because he obviously does like Mondays and for two weeks running he has he has jumped out of bed at the start of the week and proceeded to win a golf competition.

On Monday at Greenwood (B and C courses) Charlie rattled off 40 points and walked off with the first prize, leaving all the other golfers wishing they had stayed in bed.

Fergus Brennan.Fergus Brennan.

Mind you, although Charlie made it look easy there was quite a scrap going on behind him for second and third places.  Aussies Daryl Ottaway and Ted Senior were locking horns and both finished with a highly respectable 37 points each and it took a count back to finally separate them.

1st Charlie Cox (19) 40pts

2nd Daryl Ottaway (5) 37pts

3rd Ted Senior (14) 37pts

Wednesday, July 2, Burapha – Stableford

On Wednesday Fergus Brennan packed up his troubles in his old kitbag, smiled, smiled, smiled and proceeded to show some true grit just like John Wayne.  Despite having the troubles of the world on his shoulders of late, he cast them all off on Burapha’s B and C courses and came out on top of the leader board and then told everybody it was the first round of golf he had won in living memory.  And as somebody once said to John Wayne in True Grit, it was “big talk from a one eyed fat man,” but he carried it off with his usual aplomb or should that be his Irish blarney.

Fergus was very nearly pipped for top spot by a lady, Carmen Hurdon, but she had to settle for second place after a count back.  ‘Mr Reliable’ a.k.a. Neil Bramley had to make do with third place on this occasion.

1st Fergus Brennan (12) 35pts

2nd Carmen Hurdon (18) 35pts

3rd Neil Bramley (8) 32pts

Friday, July 4, Plutaluang – Stableford

The TRGG took another trip over to the Navy Course at Plutaluang (West and North courses) on Friday and not wishing to be outdone by his partner at the TRGG, Derek Thorogood thought he would get into the act and won the day’s competition.  Derek has been very consistent of late and has cemented a regular appearance on the winner’s podium and he even managed to beat off last week’s hero Ito Akitoshi who finished in second place.

Derek Thorogood.Derek Thorogood.

Carmen Hurdon again had a good day again, finishing in the places but this time in third.

1st Derek Thorogood (16) 38pts

2nd Ito Akitoshi (7) 37pts

3rd Carmen Hurdon (18) 35pts

Good luck to all you golfers for the coming week and if you would like to play a round of golf with the TRGG, please phone Fergus Brennan on 086 056 7019 or pop into the Ned Kelly Bar in Soi Lengkee and add your name to the weekly lists which are posted on the notice board.