High scores just par for the course

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Travellers Rest Golf Group

With the onset of February the numbers wishing to play golf at the TRGG are showing a marked downturn and it was only necessary for one division in each of last week’s four competitions.  The old adage that cream rises to the top was never more in evidence this week and none of the ‘riff-raff’ got a look in with all four first prizes going to the crème de la crème.  In fact all the top three places were filled on all four occasions with 16 handicap or better golfers.

Monday, Jan. 27, Greenwood – Stableford

On Monday the TRGG made its way across to Greenwood (A and B courses) and found it, as always, in excellent condition.  Daryll Ottaway set about it with relish, running up an amazing 42pts and leaving the opposition miles behind.  Nick Thomas and Derek Thorogood both scored a very commendable 38pts each but could make no impression on Darryl’s lead.

Larry Simpson and Barry Wood.Larry Simpson and Barry Wood.

1st Daryl Ottaway (8) 42pts

2nd Nick Thomas (14) 38pts

3rd Derek Thorogood (16) 38pts

Tuesday, Jan. 28, Green Valley – Stableford

Tuesday it was back to Green Valley and more spectacular scoring abounded, led by the old Methuselah himself Larry Simpson.  Larry, now in his eighth decade, showed all the young whippersnappers that he still has a few tricks up his sleeve and racked up 41pts around a tricky golf course with electric greens.  Rod Ewan and Alan Thomas followed him home with 39pts and 37 pts respectively.

1st Larry Simpson (10) 41pts

2nd Rod Ewan (14) 39pts

3rd Alan Thomas (5) 37pts

On Thursday it was the turn of Khao Kheow (B and C courses) to provide the challenge.  Barry Wood took a day off from turning the ladies heads and was the next of the crème to rack up 40+ points, 41 to be precise.  He was closely followed home by Dave Palmer on 40 and Jim Cleaver on 38.  I can only imagine how far noses must have been put out of joint to amass those scores and still only come second and third.  I hope the hospital didn’t charge you too much guys to have the noses reset.

1st Barry Wood (12) 41pts

2nd Dave Palmer (7) 40pts

3rd Jim Cleaver (10) 38pts

It was off to Crystal Bay on Saturday (A and B courses) and it must have been playing a little tricky because the previous three days high scoring returned to normal.

It was that man with the simple swing who makes golf look easy, Alan Thomas, who returned to the cherry on top of the cake position with 36 points.  He was closely followed by Magnus Alvarsson and Jim Cleaver, who could only be separated after count back.

1st Alan Thomas (5) 36pts

2nd Magnus Alvarsson (13) 35pts

3rd Jim Cleaver (10) 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.