Kruining clobbers the field

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Travellers Rest Golf Group

Monday, July 8, Bangpra – Stableford

One of our golfers certainly got a shock to his system this week, he turned up on Monday to play with the TRGG a thirty six handicapper and by Tuesday afternoon after winning the first two competitions of the week found he was now a twenty eight handicapper.  At this rate he will qualify for next year’s Open Championship.

Paul Kruining took apart two of Pattaya’s more difficult courses, Bangpra and Khao Kheow, and destroyed the other competitors on both days in the process.  Well done Paul but go easy for the rest of the year mate, please, give the rest of us a chance.

Roger Wilkinson - winner at Phoenix.Roger Wilkinson – winner at Phoenix.

1st Paul Kruining (36) 43pts

2nd John O’Donaghue (16) 37pts

3rd Robert Cannon (19) 35pts

Tuesday, July 9, Khao Kheow – Stableford

On Tuesday 9th July at Khao Kheow (A and B courses) Mr Kruining proved that the form he showed on Monday was no fluke and despite being cut six shots after his previous round went out and beat the field again.  This included a birdie on the eighteenth hole which netted him 5 points.

At this point I must offer an apology as I was unable to play on either day so was not able to take Paul’s photo to attach to this report, so no picture in the paper for you this week I am afraid.

1st Paul Kruining (30) 36 pts

2nd Jim McNeill (16) 33 pts

3rd Ted Senior (15) 32pts

Thursday, July 11, Phoenix – Stableford

On Thursday 11th July at Phoenix (Lakes and Ocean) some of the other competitors were back in with a shout at winning as PK gave this one a miss, probably still lying down coming to terms with his new handicap.

One of our regulars stepped into the breach and played a very impressive round of golf, not for the first time in recent weeks.  Roger Wilkinson has one of the most relaxed swings you will ever see on a golf course and he used it to good effect in amassing 39 pts and No.1 position on the leader board.

1st Roger Wilkinson (12) 39pts

2nd Ted Senior (15) 37 pts

3rd Alan Evans (25) 33pts

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.