Rising sun rules at Eastern Star

Nori Tanaka & Shigeki Toyoshima.
Nori Tanaka & Shigeki Toyoshima.

Traveller’s Rest Golf Group

Monday, April 16, Eastern Star – Stableford

1st Nori Tanaka (10) 35pts

2nd Keith Evans (15) 32pts

3rd Richard Talbot (18) 31pts

On Monday we visited Eastern Star, the course was in magnificent condition and was great value at 1600 baht all in plus a complimentary 200 baht food & beverage gift voucher.

Nori Tanaka, who hails from the land of the rising sun, rose to the occasion and outshone the competition with 35 points to take first prize.  The deadly duo who play a lot of golf with the TRGG and feature regularly in the honours list took second and third place, Keith Evans with three gold, three silver and two bronze in his last twenty outings posted 32 points to claim another silver and Richard Talbot with six gold, one silver and two bronze in his last twenty outings claimed another bronze with 31.

Tuesday, April 17, Green Valley – Stableford

1st Shigeki Toyoshima (19) 36pts

2nd Nori Tanaka (10) 32pts

3rd John Baxter (19) 31pts

Tuesday we played our regular round at Green Valley and the rising sun rose again but this time it was Shigeki Toyoshima who took first place with 36 points and Nori Tanaka had to settle for second place with 32.  Making a rare appearance in the winner’s circle with 31 points was John Baxter who has only ever seen the sun rise on his way home from an all night bender.

Wednesday, April 18, Pattana – Stableford

1st Richard Talbot (18) 39pts

2nd Shigeki Toyoshima (19) 37pts

3rd Keith Evans (15) 33pts

Wednesday we paid a visit to Pattana and the deadly duo was at it again.  Richard Talbot claimed first place with an impressive 39 points, however coming between this match made in heaven was the mighty Samurai, Shigeki Toyoshima with 37 points. Taking third place was the brains of the duo, Keith Evans with 33 on his card.

Friday, April 20, Burapha – Stableford

1st Colin Smith (16) 38pts

2nd John Baxter (20) 36pts

3rd Shigeki Toyoshima (18) 35pts

Friday we made the short trip to Burapha where the course is always in great condition and today was no exception.

Getting off to a flying start and claiming back to back wins at Burapha was the unflappable Colin Smith.  No three-way count back was required today as Colin’s 38 points secured him top spot.  John Baxter must have had an early night as for the second time this week he made an appearance in the winner’s circle. His 36 points was enough to topple the mighty Samurai Shigeki Toyoshima who finished third with 35.