Sleeping giant Lanzetta awakes

Paul Lanzetta & Lee Kwang-Jai.
Paul Lanzetta & Lee Kwang-Jai.

Traveller’s Rest Golf Group

Monday, Dec. 31, Khao Kheow – Stableford

1st Lawrence Lee (16) 39pts

2nd Kim Seung-Hwan (14) 37pts

3rd Rocky Jones (05) 35pts

At Khao Kheow on Monday, Lawrence Lee took full advantage of being moved up to the veterans tee box and scored a solid 39 points off his new handicap of 16. Casting no aspersions on Lawrence, we can assure everyone his handicap will be investigated.

Tuesday, Jan. 1, Green Valley – Stableford

1st Sejichi Hasegawa (16) 41pts

2nd Rocky Jones (5) 40pts

3rd Ross Luchterhand (19) 38pts

New Year’s Day and a surprising number of golfers turned up to take on the Green Valley course. Some amazing scores were recorded even though more than half the field were still recovering from the night before. It seems Mr. Hasagawa stayed of the “saki” as he posted an incredible 41 points to take first place in the first competition of 2019.

Wednesday, Jan. 2, Pattana – Stableford

1st Alan Thomas (7) 38pts

2nd Takeguchi Seiki (18) 37pts

3rd Dave Osbourne (18) 32pts

Pattana is a course where the low handicaps seem to do well and the high handicappers struggle, and today was no exception. With all but one of the par 3’s requiring pin point accuracy and the well protected pin positions making most holes a challenge, it takes a competent golfer to manage to score well. Today’s only single figure handicap, Alan Thomas rose to the top with a magnificent round of 38 points to take the honours.

Thursday, Jan. 3, Phoenix Gold – Stableford

Division 1

1st Paul Lanzetta (9) 44pts

2nd Lawrence Lee (15) 39pts

3rd Arnold Jones (15) 38pts

Division 2

1st Eun Suk-Choi (18) 37pts

2nd John T Welch (36) 36pts

3rd Ari Yokoyama (23) 32pts

Phoenix was the venue today and required our first two flights for 2019. Once again our Korean friends were dominating division two where Eun Suk-Choi scored an impressive 38 points to secure first place. In division one the “Sleeping Giant” Paul Lanzetta finally awoke and after wiping the first hole went on to annihilate the course with an awesome 44 points, which was five shots clear of his closest rival.

Friday, Jan. 4, Burapha – Stableford

Division 1

1st Paul Lanzetta (8) 44pts

2nd Kevin Labar (12) 37pts

3rd Claus Krogsgaard (9) 37pts

Division 2

1st Lee Kwang-Jai (16) 40pts

2nd Lawrence Lee (15) 36pts

3rd Peter Williamson (16) 35pts

Division 3

1st Eub Suk-Choi (18) 38pts

2nd Keith Seddon (30) 37pts

3rd Ho Yong-Wang (25) 37pts

Friday’s turnout of forty-eight players at Burapha required three divisions to divide up the prize money. In division three, a name that’s featured regularly this week, Eun Suk-Choi took the line honours with a respectable 38 points and drew the attention of the handicap committee. In division two it was Lee Kwang-Jai who eclipsed his fellow playing partners and posted a solid 40 points to secure first place but division ones winner, Paul Lanzetta was not going to be outdone, with back to back scores of 44 points he easily took the number one spot, this time beating his nearest rival by an incredible seven shots.

Saturday, Jan. 5,
Mt. Shadow – Stableford

1st Sj Noh (16) 36pts

2nd Danny Ford (10) 32pts

3rd Jack Watkins (12) 31pts

We finished the week at Mountain Shadow where only one person played to their handicap and that person was Sj Noh, who swept the prize pool and recorded the only ‘2’ on the day as well.