Fenwick finds the golden touch

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IPGC Golf from the Tara Court Golf Group

Tuesday, April 21, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

Last week we had only two games as we gave our usual Sunday game at Green Valley a miss due to the expected problems in getting back to Pattaya on what was Songkran day.

We had a smaller group than normal at Mountain Shadow on Tuesday for what turned out to be a very hot day for golf.  The course was very quiet and we got around quickly with John Fenwick being the man of the day and winning with an excellent score of 38 points, which was a great score off the blue tees on what is a difficult course.

John Fenwick & Joe McArdle.John Fenwick & Joe McArdle.

John had a five point margin over Frank McGowan in second and Gas Guideitti, who was playing his first game with us, came in third a further three points in arrears.

1st John Fenwick (22) 38pts

2nd Frank McGowan (17) 33pts

3rd Gas Guieitti (12) 30pts

2’s: Gas Guieitti, Ted Morris.

Thursday, April 23, Burapha – Stableford

A much cooler day today in Burapha, in fact it looked very much like we were going to get very wet for a long time but fortunately, although we had light rain for an hour or so it was never enough to interrupt the game and was much more pleasant for golf than what it was like on Tuesday.

We had a larger group out today and again we decided to give everyone a choice of tees, blue or white.  The majority decided to play off the much longer blues and again the scoring was much the same off both blue and white.

Joe McArdle was the winner off the blues, he has been having a bad time at the golf recently and today looked like being a repeat with him having only 16 points after the first ten holes, but then something happened and his game came back and he had a string of pars and birdies and got 21 points on the last eight to win with 37 points.

Gerry Hannon, who was playing with Joe, was cruising on the front nine with 19 points but he let it slip a bit on the back with seventeen and came in second with 36.  Peter Coyne, playing his first game with us, came third a point back of Gerry.

Off the white tees, John Fenwick was the winner for the second time this week with 37 points and Derek Kane came second just the one behind.

Blue Tees

1st Joe McArdle (13) 37pts

2nd Gerry Hannon (14) 36pts

3rd Peter Coyne (11) 35pts

White Tees

1st John Fenwick (22) 37pts

2nd Derek Kane (22) 36pts

2’s: (Blue) Joe McArdle, Peter Coyne and Gas Guideitti, (White) Ted Morris.

Note: The Tara Court Golf Group play every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, leaving O’Gara’s Bar and Restaurant at the Tara Court on Pratamnak Rd. around 10.00 a.m.  Sign up either in O’Gara’s or ring Joe on 089 249 1364.