Kelleher stars at Green Valley

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Andy Kelleher & Kwon Young-Jun.
Andy Kelleher & Kwon Young-Jun.

The Traveller’s Rest Golf Group

Monday, Feb. 18, The Emerald – Stableford

Division 1

1st Kwon Young-Jun (12) 36pts

2nd Alan Thomas (5) 31pts

3rd Lawrence Lee (14) 31pts

Division 2

1st Ted Senior (16) 33pts

2nd Chris Plona (36) 30pts

3rd Billy Allan (21) 29pts

When Kwon Young-Jun’s name was called out as being the winner of A Flight he sprang from the crowd and smothered the Emcee in soggy kisses and gave him an unbreakable bear hug. A happy winner indeed!

In division two it was a lot quieter and a more reserved as Ted Senior took out first place with a mere 33 points. He didn’t have much opposition though as second place only scored thirty and third twenty-nine.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, Green Valley – Stableford

Division 1

1st Andy Kelleher (10) 40pts

2nd Paul Durkan (07) 37pts

3rd Paul West (12) 37pts

Division 2

1st Will Doc (14) 36pts

2nd Arnold Jones (14) 31pts

3rd Jakob Skadegaard (19) 31pts

Today Andy Kelleher impressed his playing partners with a brilliant display of his golfing ability. Andy posted two solid nines of 20 and finished with 40 points overall for a much deserved top spot.

In division two Will Doc brought home the bacon with 36 points, smashing his closest rivals by a massive five shots. The Doc was unaccustomed to being in division two but with the utmost gratitude, accepted the split and the subsequent prize money.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, Crystal Bay – Stableford

Division 1

1st Ian Bell (8) 39pts

2nd Peter Park (4) 36pts

3rd Alan Thomas (5) 35pts

Division 2

1st Bruce Berriman (16) 41pts

2nd Frank Hughes (21) 37pts

3rd Vinnie Connellan (16) 36pts

We had some very mixed reports about the condition of Crystal Bay, whilst some players enjoyed the course and the layout; the majority of the players were not impressed.

One person who wasn’t fazed by the conditions was Ian Bell who smashed his way to victory with an unbeatable 39 points and took pride of place in division one. Over in division two Bruce Berriman AKA “Angry Ant” was also undeterred by the state of play and took the course apart with an incredible 41 points.

Thursday, Feb. 21, Phoenix – Stableford

Division 1

1st Mike Rushant (11) 39pts

2nd Brady Roades (11) 35pts

3rd Paul Durkan (7) 33pts

Division 2

1st Frank Courtney (19) 38pts

2nd Brian Munnings (22) 37pts

3rd Suresh Mehta (20) 36pts

Mike Rushant knows Phoenix like the back of his hand and last week he took out the number one spot here with thirty-nine points. Today he posted the exact same score and once again secured the victory.

In division two it was Frank Courtney who only just managed to stay clear of the strong finishing Brian Munnings. Having secured twenty two points on the front nine Frank was feeling very confident; however on the turn he encountered the “Eebee Jeebee’s” and just managed to scramble over the line with a very credible 38 points.

Friday, Feb. 22, Burapha – Stableford

Division 1

1st Alan Thomas (5) 39pts

2nd Paul Durkan (8) 39pts

3rd Brady Roades (11) 38pts

Division 2

1st John Welch (32) 37pts

2nd Derek Thorogood (16) 36pts

3rd Brian Munnings (21) 36pts

This week the tees here were so far forward it was driver, wedge to most of the par fours and all the par five’s were reachable in two for the single figure handicaps.

It took a countback which went down to the last three holes to determine a winner in A flight but when the dust had settled Alan Thomas emerged the victor. In division two it was the man with the shots, John Welch, who used them wisely and scored an impressive 37 points to claim today’s honours.

Saturday, Feb. 23, Plutaluang – Stableford

1st Chris Plona (36) 40pts

2nd Stew Grant (21) 38pts

3rd Paul Colfar (03) 33pts

What do you call someone who plays off a 36 handicap and shoots 40 points? Answer “Sir” because he’s probably pointing a gun at you and wearing a mask. Chris Plona posted a score better than his handicap today and finished two shots clear of the oldest teenager in Pattaya, young Stew Grant.