McGuigan saves best till last


IPGC Tara Court Golf Society

Sunday, Feb. 26, Green Valley- Stableford

A Flight

1st Rod Torrie (11) 38pts

2nd Paddy Naughton (17) 37pts

3rd Donal McGuigan (18) 37pts

4th Walter Panachi (2) 35pts

5th Russell Gilroy (18) 34pts


B Flight

1st John McGarry (24) 39pts

2nd Peter Wallace (22) 36pts

3rd Ger Lodge (20) 34pts

4th Joe Peters (20) 34pts

5th Ted Murphy (24) 33pts


2’s: Nick Caulfield, Walter Panachi.


Although high season is coming near to an end we still had a large group out here today for our weekly trip to Green Valley.  We also had some rain but not for too long and it cooled down the temperature a bit.

Some good scores were returned with John McGarry having his best game for this trip and winning the B flight with thirty nine points.  Peter Wallace was playing his first ever game with us and he got off to a good start by coming second with an even par thirty six.  Ger Lodge’s game is also improving and placed third with thirty four points, beating his friend Joe Peters on count back.  Ted Murphy is also starting to play good golf and he got the fifth and last place with thirty three points.

In the A flight Rod Torrie came out on top with thirty eight points, one ahead of Paddy Naughton in second who beat Donal McGuigan on another count back.  Walter Panachi has just arrived back and settled in quickly to come forth with thirty five points, which was a three over par gross off his two handicap and to make it even better it also included a ‘2’.  Russell Gilroy got the fifth place with thirty four points.

Francis McGuigan.
Francis McGuigan.


Tuesday, Feb. 28, Crystal Bay – Stableford

A Flight

1st Nick Caulfield (6) 37pts

2nd Gerry Hannan (12) 36pts

3rd Kevin Blake (6) 36pts

4th Francis McGuigan (14) 36pts

5th Craig Hitchens (15) 35pts


B Flight

1st John Kelly (27) 37pts

2nd John McGarry (24) 33pts

3rd Pat Carty (28) 32pts

4th George Pearson (21) 32pts

5th Bernie Van Zyl (21) 31pts


2’s: Kevin Blake, Francis McGuigan, George Pearson.


The McGuigan brothers were at it again here at Crystal Bay where we were joined by our friends from the PFGS for our last game of the month and our first time here for this year.

This time it was the turn of Francis (after Donal came third on Sunday) and despite the distraction of a very beautiful caddy he played to his handicap but he had to settle for the fourth place in the A flight, losing the count back to both Kevin Blake, who came third, and Gerry Hannan in second.  The winner was Nick Caulfield with a fine thirty seven points.

In the B flight John Kelly was a clear winner with the joint best score of the day, thirty seven points.  John McGarry has been playing what is probably his best ever golf here in Thailand and today he came second with thirty three, one ahead of Pat Carty in third place while George Pearson and Bernie Van Zyl completed the podium.

Rod Torrie.
Rod Torrie.


Thursday, March 2, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford

A Flight

1st Francis McGuigan (14) 39pts

2nd Teddy Lodge (15) 36pts

3rd Gerry Hannan (12) 35pts

4th Theresa Connolly (19) 33pts


B Flight

1st Pat Carty (28) 39pts

2nd George Pearson (21) 37pts

3rd John Kelly (27) 36pts

4th John McGarry (24) 36pts


2’s: Joe Peters, George Pearson


Francis McGuigan performed even better today to win the A flight with the joint best score of the day, thirty nine points.  We played at Pattaya Country Club where the general consensus was that the course was in poor condition and bad value for money compared to many others in the area.  Teddy Lodge is coming near the end of his long holiday and today he had his best score this year and he came second in the A flight with thirty six points.  In third place was Gerry Hannan with thirty five points while Theresa Connolly took fourth with thirty three.

In the B flight Pat Carty also had his best game in a long time and was the winner with thirty nine points.  George Pearson came second two points behind while John Kelly and John McGarry had a private battle for third place, both on thirty six points each.  Ger Lodge also had thirty six points but lost out on the count back and didn’t make the prizes.