Rich pickings at Phoenix

Louis Flannagan & Ian Hunt.
Louis Flannagan & Ian Hunt.

Traveller’s Rest Golf Group

Monday, Nov. 5, The Emerald – Stableford

1st Tee Comp

1st Kevin Smith (12) 34pts

2nd Gary Bennett (18) 34pts

3rd Neil Wilkinson (13) 33pts

10th Tee Comp

1st Daryl Ottaway (8) 39pts

2nd Louis Flannagan (13) 38pts

3rd Mike Rushant (11) 36pts

The week started at Emerald where we had a two-tee start and as the numbers on each tee were similar it was decided that each tee would be a separate competition. Those that went of the first tee didn’t fare as well as those off the tenth as the best score in was only 34 points, which Kevin Smith posted, whilst from the tenth Daryl Ottaway scored a very impressive 39 points.

Tuesday, Nov. 6, Green Valley – Stableford

Div 1

1st Paul Durkan (6) 41pts

2nd Ron Hulen (15) 37pts

3rd Don Hawkins (15) 36pts

Div 2

1st Masayuki Takishita (20) 39pts

2nd Keith Evans (16) 37pts

3rd Bill Park(16) 37pts

Tuesday at Green Valley saw forty players rock up to do battle for the daily prize money and the competition was fierce as there were big bucks at stake.

Making his presence felt and displaying magnificent golfing ability was Paul Durkan, who off a six handicap went round in five under par to score 41 points and claim first place in division one. In division two it was Masayuki Takishita who finally broke his drought and got his name on the leaderboard with a fine score of 39 points.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, Greenwood – Stableford

Div 1

1st Kevin Smith (12) 39pts

2nd Bob Hannon (12) 35pts

3rd Mimi Fujimoto (6) 33pts

Div 2

1st Mr. Yamamoto (19) 34pts

2nd Gary Bennett (18) 34pts

3rd Eddie Townsend (20) 33pts

Wednesday at Greenwood and out of the entire field of forty only one person shot better than their handicap and that person was Kevin Smith who scored 39 points and took out the number one spot in division one.

In division two it was Mr Yamamoto who also broke his drought with the Traveller’s and picked up first place with 34 points.

Thursday, Nov. 8, Phoenix – Stableford

Div 1

1st Louis Flannagan (13) 39pts

2nd Paul West (12) 38pts

3rd Nigel Bennett (16) 37pts

Div 2

1st Andrew Rich (22) 47pts

2nd John Baxter (19) 44pts

3rd Jack Macnamarra (21) 40pts

Phoenix was were the magic happened and the three podium winners in division two were all required to take a drug test after handing in their cards.

Lawrence Lee’s forty points would normally be a winning score but it saw him lying in fourth place as Jack Macnamarra beat him on a countback for third, whilst Johnny Baxter was confident his forty four points was enough, only to get smashed by Andy Rich who posted an unbelievable 47. The “mob” attending presentation demanded blood and the committee quenched their thirst by slashing him four shots.

In division one things were a little bit more civilized as far as the scoring goes. Louis Flannagan recorded 39 points and staved off his contenders to claim his first victory of this tour.

Friday, Nov. 9, Burapha – Stablford

Div 1

1st Ian Hunt (15) 41pts

2nd Higuchi Yasuo (16) 40pts

3rd Mimi Fujimoto (6) 37pts

Div 2

1st Masayuki Takishita (18) 42pts

2nd Jimmy Chawke (17) 41pts

3rd Svend Hommell (18) 40pts

Burapha was the venue for the largest turn out of the week, forty-five players took part in today’s competition and once again the battle for the title of “Top Dog” began in earnest.

Ian Hunt produced a talent that had lain dormant for years and with a rare display of golfing ability took the number one spot in division one with a very good score of 41 points. In division two Masayuki was at it again, having been cut two shots earlier in the week he posted a forty-two pointer, was cut another two shots and had the committee reconsidering the old “General Play” rule.

Saturday, Nov. 19, Treasure Hill – Stableford

Div 1

1st Al Marumoto (12) 36pts

2nd Mimi Fujimoto (6) 35pts

3rd Gavin Hunt (13) 31pts

Div 2

1st Masayuki Takishita (16) 33pts

2nd John O’Donoghue (20) 33pts

3rd Bill Park (16) 33pts

We closed the week out at Treasure hill where amazingly we had another large turnout producing a field of thirty-one players.

Treasure Hill is always a difficult course and this was reflected in today’s scores. In division one Al Marumoto was the only player to shoot his handicap and scored 36 points to take first place whilst in division two all three places went to a countback and Masayuki Takishita emerged the victor with only 33 points.

Congratulations to Mimi for his eagle on the 18th with a driver and an 8 iron.