Gilbert cans a hole-in-one at Khao Kheow


Travellers Rest Golf Group

Monday, Feb. 17, Treasure Hill – Stableford

On Monday the week started with a visit to Treasure Hill, not an easy course for an opening examination and the scores in Division 1 reflected that.  ‘Old Father Time’ Larry Simpson once again showed his juniors the way home, but of course Larry does start with an advantage because with his 70th birthday being but a distant memory, he gets to start off the yellow tees whereas everyone else is off the whites.  Nevertheless, week after week he is there at the top of the leaderboard.  On this occasion it was Neil Bramley and Graham Hurdon who followed Larry home. 

In Division 2 a newcomer, Yanao Aoyama, walked off with the top prize after shooting a remarkable 40pts.

Tristan Gilbert - hole in one at Khao Kheow.Tristan Gilbert – hole in one at Khao Kheow.

I don’t think he will be playing off a 28 handicap for much longer.  Trailing in a long way behind were Mike Lam and Carmen Hurdon with 35 and 34pts respectively.

Div. 1 (0-12)

1st Larry Simpson (8) 33pts

2nd Neil Bramley (10) 32pts

3rd Graham Hurdon (9) 32pts

Div. 2 (13+)

1st Yanao Aoyama (28) 40pts

2nd Mike Lam (22) 35pts

3rd Carmen Hurdon (21) 34pts

Tuesday, Feb. 18, Green Valley/St. Andrews – Stableford

The TRGG herd was split on Tuesday with playing Green Valley and the other half taking on the challenge of St Andrews.  At the latter course it was the crème de la crème who rose to the top as Martin Cooper took first place with 40 points of his single figure handicap while Jim Cleaver came in second, one ahead of Dave Palmer.

Over at Green Valley the leaner guys came to the fore with Nick Thomas tearing the place apart by shooting a hugely impressive 40 points.  A whole street behind were Yoshiya Ebina and Mike Rushant who fought it out for second and third, with Yoshiya prevailing on count back.

St. Andrews

1st Martin Cooper (2) 40pts

2nd Jim Cleaver (9) 36pts

3rd Dave Palmer (6) 35pts

Green Valley

1st Nick Thomas (14) 40pts

2nd Yoshiya Ebina (18) 34pts

3rd Mike Rushant (12) 34pts

Thursday was a visit to Khao Kheow (B and A courses) where the largest field of the week trampled the impressive fairways to dust.

In Division 1, Andy Mellett made it back to the final watering hole in first place with an impressive 40 points and was followed home by Trevor Nash and Alan Thomas in second and third respectively.

Martin Cooper.Martin Cooper.

Only upon returning to the clubhouse did the rest of the field hear about Tristan Gilbert’s ‘Ace’ on the 5th hole on the A course.  Tristan apologized to one and all, stating he had not foreseen the possibility of a hole in one and had failed to insure against the possibility, and that there was therefore no way he could afford to buy everybody in such a large gathering a drink, whereupon he was immediately tarred and feathered and run out of town.

In Division 2 it ended in chaos with three people all returning with 35 points each and after an intensive count back it was discovered that a lady had beaten off the challenge of two guys.  Carmen Hurden came up smelling of roses, with Ed Brubaker and Demon Wong smelling of that stuff that roses thrive in.

Div.1 (0-13)

1st Andy Mellett (5) 40pts

2nd Trevor Nash (11) 38pts

3rd Alan Thomas (5) 36pts

Div.2 (14+)

1st Carmen Hurdon (21) 35pts

2nd Ed Brubaker (14) 35pts

3rd Demon Wong (20) 35pts

Saturday, Feb. 22, Eastern Star – Stableford

On Saturday the multitude moved off to Eastern Star to complete the week’s trek.  In Division 1 Trevor Nash found the grass to his liking, taking first prize from Neil Bramley in second and Jim Cleaver in third.

In Division 2 Rick Mussellam took the honours, with Michael Lam in second and Mod Chaviraksa placing third.

Div.1 (0-12)

1st Trevor Nash (10) 35pts

2nd Neil Bramley (10) 34pts

3rd Jim Cleaver (10) 34pts

Div.2 (13+)

1st Rick Mussellam (21) 34pts

2nd Michael Lam (22) 33pts

3rd Mod Chaviraksa (13) 31pts

Good luck to all you golfers for the coming week and if you would like to play a round 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.