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
1st Paul Lanzetta (9) 44pts
2nd Lawrence Lee (15) 39pts
3rd Arnold Jones (15) 38pts
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
1st Paul Lanzetta (8) 44pts
2nd Kevin Labar (12) 37pts
3rd Claus Krogsgaard (9) 37pts
1st Lee Kwang-Jai (16) 40pts
2nd Lawrence Lee (15) 36pts
3rd Peter Williamson (16) 35pts
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.