Travellers Rest Golf Group
The number of golfers returning to Thailand continues to increase and the turnout for the TRGG’s three competitions last week were the best since April. Not only did the numbers increase but so did the amount of close finishes with many of our regulars having to give up their seats at the top table to the newcomers. The only thing that didn’t change was the weather, which continued wettish with the odd dry spell.
Monday, Oct. 14, Treasure Hills – Stableford
On Monday it was off to Treasure Hills, which we hadn’t played since the early part of the year. Always a tricky course with no ‘gimmies’, it was as usual a tough examination for the TRGG stalwarts. Just two points covered the top three places with the winner Rob Herald only winning on count back from Fergus Brennan, with David Booth close behind in third.
1st Rob Herald (17) 36pts
2nd Fergus Brennan (13) 36pts
3rd David Booth (14) 35pts
Tuesday, Oct. 15, Plutaluang – Stableford
Plutaluang was the venue on Tuesday with the North and West courses offering the challenge for the day and no one bettered their handicap so it must have been playing tough.
Again a very tight finish ensued with Fergus Brennan for the second day running playing the part of the bridesmaid, this time finishing second to Rusty Barfield (a good old country name that), again only after a count back. Just behind in third place was Mike Ensor.
1st Rusty Barfield (4) 35pts
2nd Fergus Brennan (13) 35pts
3rd Mike Ensor (9) 34pts
Thursday, Oct. 17, Phoenix – Stableford
On Thursday the TRGG made its weekly pilgrimage to Phoenix (Mountain and Lakes) to sit the final examination paper of the week. The ladies had had it all their own way the previous week but the men fought back this week and winner last time Mod Chaviraksa had to settle for second place to Gary Ralph, but only after count back. Rusty Barfield kept our other home based lady, Poopay, out of the winner’s enclosure by taking third place, but only just.
1st Gary Ralph (14) 39pts
2nd Mod Chaviraksa (12) 39pts
3rd Rusty Barfield (4) 37pts
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.