Peters has a week to remember

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IPGC Golf from The Tara Court Golf Group

Sunday, Nov. 8, Green Valley – Medal

I don’t know if it is that we are all getting older or that we are all enjoying ourselves too much living here but the time seems to go very quickly and today it was time for our Monthly Medal again here in Green Valley.

This competition is getting very popular with everyone wanting to win one.  Maybe they were trying too hard or it was the fact that it was stroke competition but the scoring wasn’t very good with only one player playing to his handicap and winning the medal with a level par 72.  Joe Peters started what turned out to be a very successful week for him and was the winner today despite having to add a two stroke penalty to his score for playing a wrong ball out of the rough.  Well done Joe, a very popular winner!

Joe Peters.

Rod Torrie was second two strokes back from Joe with a net seventy four.  We then had three players on seventy five with Michael Williams wining the count back to come third, Gary Brown fourth and Michael Barry came fifth.

John Dearden won another count back to come in sixth and Paul Hubbard was seventh.

Declan Kelly, Kevin Blake, Rod Torrie, and John Dearden shared the ‘2’s pot.

Monthly Medal

1st Joe Peters (24) net 72

2nd Rod Torrie (15) net 74

3rd Michael Williams (15) net 75

4th Gary Brown (10) net 75

5th Michael Barry (17) net 75

6th John Dearden (18) net 76

7th Paul Hubbard (9) net 76

Tuesday, Nov. 10, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

Today we were back in one of our favorite courses, Mountain Shadow, which when you take in to account the price and the general condition of the course is probably one of the best in the area, especially when it is played off the blue tees, which we all did today.

Donal McGuigan.

We joined up with our friends at the PFGS today so we had a large group out and decided to play two flights.

Although Pattaya had very heavy rain and flooding that day we got around dry, just one flash of lightning and a very loud rattle of thunder was all we got.  Players from the PFGS won both flights, with Craig Hitchens taking the top spot in A Flight on thirty six points and Donal McGuigan having an excellent score of forty one points in the B Flight.

Declan Kelly came second in the top flight with thirty five, beating Kevin Blake on the count back.

Both Russell Gilroy and Alan Bishop probably though they had done enough to win B Flight with forty points each but it wasn’t enough today to deny Declan.  Russell won the count back to come second and Alan had to settle for third.

We had five ‘2’s from Declan Kelly, Gary Brown, Digby Hillier, Serge Stratten and Donal McGuigan.

A Flight

1st Craig Hitchens (12) 36pts

2nd Declan Kelly (12) 35pts

3rd Kevin Blake (9) 35pts

B Flight

1st Donal McGuigan (17) 41pts

2nd Russell Gilroy (16) 40pts

3rd Alan Bishop (22) 40pts

Thursday, Nov. 12, The Emerald

Friday we went to Emerald for the first time in a very long time.  We had heard good reports about it and decided to give it a try and everybody was very satisfied with it.  The course was in very good condition, both fairways and greens, and when it is in this kind of shape it is a very good golf course, not easy and with the best par threes in the area.

We had a large group out and to a man they were all full of praise for Emerald and especially the prices in the restaurant where both the food and drinks are excellent value.  We will now be adding it to our regular schedule for the high season.

Although I said earlier that this is not an easy course, one of our players, Joe Peters, who is on a roll at the moment having won the monthly medal on Sunday, had an almost unbelievable score of forty four points and won by a mile.  Well done again Joe and I know that you are delighted to hear that you are in for a massive cut to your handicap!

Russell Gilroy had to settle for second again today for the second time this week and again with a score which would normally win as he had thirty seven points.  Kevin Blake also had thirty seven but lost the count back to Russell and so came third.

Ricky Hurley came in fourth with thirty five and then we had two players on thirty three with Digby Hillier wining the count back over Donal McGuigan sixth.

Joe McArdle, Joe Peters and Vincent Gras shared the ‘2’s pot with one each.

1st Joe Peters (24) 44pts

2nd Russell Gilroy (16) 37pts

3rd Kevin Blake (9) 37pts

4th Ricky Hurley (6) 35pts

5th Digby Hillier (14) 33pts

6th Donal McGuigan (17) 33pts

Note: The Tara Court Golf Group play every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, leaving O’Gara’s Bar and Restaurant in the Tara Court on Pratamnak Rd. around 10.00 a.m.  Sign up in O’Gara’s or ring Joe on 089 249 1364.