Jenson – a man in disguise?


Travellers Rest Golf Group

Monday, Nov. 21, Khao Kheow – Stableford

Div. 1 (0-12)

1st Henrik Jenson (12) 35pts

2nd Derek Hutcheson (12) 32pts

3rd Stuart Mason (9) 32pts

Div.2 (13+)

1st Ed Brubaker (17)32pts

2nd Geoff Beckett (27) 28pts

3rd Ged Blairs (29) 28pts

Ed Brubaker.
Ed Brubaker.

The TRGG kicked off the golfing week with a trip over to Khao Kheow on Monday and judging by the scores returned nobody found the going easy.

Now I like a good conspiracy theory to get my teeth into, so what do you think of this one?  It seems obvious to me that that world top ten golfer Henrik Stenson decided to have a quiet week’s golf in Thailand so he donned a disguise, changed his name to Henrik Jenson and proceeded to walk off with the TRGG’s prize money for the first three days of this week.

On Monday at Khao Kheow, playing off a ludicrous 12 handicap, Henrik was able to tone down his usual game to avoid suspicion but still knocked off the winning score in Division 1, which still turned out to be the best score of the day.  He was followed home by two golfers who both finished with 32pts and after the usual count back it was discovered that Derek Hutcheson had just got the better of Stuart Mason.

In Division 2 the one and only Ed Brubaker, if you knew him you would know that there could only be one, managed to outdo all the others in his group and took the No.1 slot.  Again it required a count back before we found that Geoff Beckett had just got his nose in front of Ged Blairs for second place.

Tuesday, Nov. 22, The Emerald – Stableford

Div.1 (0-13)

1st Henrik Jenson (12) 33 pts

2nd John Begley (12) 30 pts

3rd Stuart Mason (9) 30 pts

Div.2 (14+)

1st John O’Donoghue (18) 38pts

2nd Derek Thorogood (14) 36pts

3rd Billy Allan (19) 34pts

John O’Donoghue.
John O’Donoghue.

On Tuesday the best turnout of the week headed over to play at Emerald.  In Division 1, Henrik again showed why he is the 4th best golfer in the world by again finishing at the top of the leader board.  Once again it required a count back to discover that John Begley finished second and Stuart Mason was third.

In Division 2, big John O’Donoghue muscled his way into first place and brushed aside Derek Thorogood in second and Bill Allan in third.

Wednesday, Nov. 23, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

1st Bill Shepley (5) 39pts

2nd Neil Wilkinson (12) 37pts

3rd Henrik Jenson (12) 34pts

Mountain Shadow provided the challenge on Wednesday.  With suspicion mounting about the winner on the first two days, Henrik Jenson decided to throw the sniffer dogs off his track by toning down his brilliant golf even further and only finished third on the day.  Bill Shepley took the honours with an excellent 39pts while Neil Wilkinson finished second on 37.

Thursday, Nov. 24, Green Valley – Stableford

1st Mike Sanders (6) 40 pts

2nd John Begley (13) 37 pts

3rd David Deira (18) 36pts

Mike Sanders.
Mike Sanders.

Thursday was the TRGG’s usual jaunt over to Green Valley.   Mike Sanders once again took all before him on his home course and his excellent 40 pts secured first place.  He was followed home by John Begley in second and David Deira who finished third.

Friday, Nov. 25, Burapha – Stableford

1st Ed Brubaker (17) 36pts

2nd Stuart Carr (27) 36pts

3rd Roger Brocksopp (12) 36pts

The best day of the week weather wise was Friday and it saw the group travel back to Burapha to play the A and B courses.
The one and only Ed Brubaker racked up his second win of the week but only after all three leaders finished on the identical score of 36pts.  After count back it was Stuart Carr who finished second and Roger Brocksopp in the bronze medal position.