Fergus banishes the blues


Travellers Rest Golf Group

Oh Danny Boy, the Irish eyes are smiling again – Fergus Brennan has found his golf game!  Rumour has it a Leprechaun found it under a four leaf clover next to a blarney stone in County Kildare and agreed to sell it back to Fergus in exchange for a pristine copy of Terry Wogan singing the Floral Dance and a pint of Guinness.

Fergus stated he was delighted to get his golf game back and he didn’t really mind giving up his Terry Wogan 1978 hit record as it was much too modern for him and that he still preferred listening to Jim Reeves and Ruby Murray.  He did however admit that buying somebody a pint of Guinness at Thai prices really did hurt.

Anyway, enough of that old baloney, here are this week’s competition results.

Richard Moore - winner at Green Valley. Richard Moore –winner at Green Valley.

Monday 30th July saw the TRGG take on Green Valley and Richard Moore found it very much to his liking returning with 40pts off his twenty handicap to take first place from Fergus Brennan (13) who beat Mike Gaussa (10) on count back with 37pts.

On Tuesday 31st July we took on Greenwood (B and C courses) and found it was playing very long as a lot of wet weather had taken its toll.  There was also a fairly strong breeze which seemed to be in our faces for about fifteen of the eighteen holes.  Nevertheless Fergus Brennan made a mockery of the conditions which left the rest of us floundering.  He shot 38pts to take first place off a reduced handicap from the day before of twelve.

Jim Cleaver (13) was second with 35pts and Richard Moore, also playing off a reduced handicap of eighteen, was still good enough to take third place with 33pts.

Our usual trip to Phoenix on Thursday was cancelled as it was a Buddha day in Thailand.

On Saturday 4th August Mountain Shadow was the venue and was obviously playing difficult as no one bettered their handicap.  Roger Wilkinson (13) took the honours with 34pts with regular podium dweller Jeff Bunn (6) coming in second on 32pts and that man Fergus Brennan (12) rounding off a very successful week with 31pts in third.

Fergus Brennan - winner at Greenwood. Fergus Brennan –winner at Greenwood.