Macnamara has a day to remember


Travellers Rest Golf Group

It’s January 2014 and the boys are back in town all looking for a round of golf in the sunshine and to get away from all the brass monkeys back home.  A large influx came into Pattaya this past week from all over the world and it meant every competition had to be divided into two divisions, such were the numbers.  Many old faces were returning and a good number of new faces were here for the first time and all were made welcome at the TRGG.

Monday, Jan. 6, Greenwood – Stableford

On Monday it was off to Greenwood (C and B courses) and in Division 2 Jack Macnamara was having one of those days when everything went right.  In fact Jack said he couldn’t believe some of the things he was doing, he was in dreamland.  He rattled up 43 pts which was easily the best score of the day.

Jack Macnamara and Jay Sher.Jack Macnamara and Jay Sher.

Jay Sher in Division 1 showed that a handicap reduction of three shots the previous week was not going to knock him out of his stride and he shot 37 points to win his division.

Div.1 (0-14)

1st Jay Sher (13) 37pts

2nd Neil Wilkinson (13) 36pts

3rd Rocky Jones (5) 35pts

Div.2 (15+)

1st Jack Macnamara (19) 43pts

2nd Ted Senior (15) 38pts

3rd Ross Healey (16) 34pts

Tuesday, Jan. 7, Green Valley – Stableford

Tuesday meant our usual Tuesday visit to Green Valley.  In Division 1 Rocky Jones improved on his third place finish the day before and took first place with an excellent 37 points.  He was the only player to better his handicap on the day and Brendon McEvoy’s 34 was good enough to win Division 2.

Div.1 (0-13)

1st Rocky Jones (5) 37pts

2nd Mike Rushant (11) 35pts

3rd Kevin Smith (12) 33pts

Div.2 (14+)

1st Brendon McEvoy (17) 34pts

2nd Ken Brehm (19) 32pts

3rd Billy Allen (18) 29pts

Thursday, Jan. 9, The Emerald – Stableford

It was back to Emerald on Thursday and for some the wheels fell off.  Jack Macnamara went from first on Monday to last on Thursday, such are the idiosyncrasies of golf, one minute it makes you feel great and the next it just grates.

Billy Allan and Kevin Smith.Billy Allan and Kevin Smith.

Michael Jones had a great day amassing 37 pts and winning Division 1 whilst that cheeky chappie Billy Allan did the business in Division 2.

Div.1 (0-13)

1st Michael Jones (11) 37pts

2nd Kevin Smith (12) 33pts

3rd Alan Thomas (5) 33pts

Div.2 (14+)

1st Billy Allan (18) 34pts

2nd Ted Senior (14) 29pts

3rd Jim McNeill (14) 29pts

Saturday, Jan. 11, Eastern Star – Stableford

On Saturday it was off to Eastern Star where dark horse Kevin Smith, already with a third and second place this week, finished in the number one slot in Division 1.  The winner for the best score and loudest shirt of the day in Division 2 went once again to Billy Allan.

Div.1 (0-13)

1st Kevin Smith (12) 33pts

2nd Alan Thomas (5) 32pts

3rd Joe Stranks (12) 32pts

Div.2 (14+)

1st Billy Allan (18) 36pts

2nd Liam Keegan (15) 32pts

3rd Joe Kelliher (24) 29pts

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.