Travellers Rest Golf Group
I should like to begin this week’s report by wishing Fergus Brennan, the organizer of the TRGG, a speedy recovery from his extensive recent dental work. When it is all completed he will feel like a new man but for now he is probably going through a period of extreme discomfort not only to his mouth but to his pocket as well. All the work he is undergoing does not come cheap.
Fergus played his last round of golf, before heading off to the dentist surgery, on Monday 26th August with the TRGG at Plutaluang (South and East courses) and probably knowing it was going to be his last for a while put in the extra effort to get onto the winner’s podium.
Tewin (Poopay) Lamthong.
This indeed is what happened with him only stepping aside for his lady love Poopay (what a gentleman), talk about keeping it in the family. His old adversary Ted Senior was just behind in third place.
1st Tewin Poopay Lamthong (11) 39pts
2nd Fergus Brennan (13) 34pts
3rd Ted Senior (14) 33pts
On Tuesday 27th August a moderate turnout headed off to do battle at Greenwood (A and C courses) and when I looked to see who had recorded the best score I immediately thought that a famous old BBC TV soap opera had moved to Pattaya. Yes, that Eastender Phil Mitchell had muscled his way into the lead, leaving a trail of fat lips and broken noses in his wake. Then I remembered that Phil Mitchell was only the characters name and the real Phil Mitchell was the winner at Greenwood. Fancy having to go through the last thirty years having to explain you don’t run a pub in East London.
Welshman Alun Webber (lock up your daughters) returned to Pattaya and took the runners up spot, only losing out to Phil on count back. For the second day running father to be Ted Senior took third spot.
1st Phil Mitchell (6) 35pts
2nd Alun Webber (20) 35pts
3rd Ted Senior (14) 33pts
It was off to Phoenix on Thursday 29th August and as usual we played Mountain and Lakes as the Ocean course is being extensively rebuilt and will be out of commission for the next few months.
It was Ted Senior, fed up with coming third, who pulled out all the stops and marched into first place, shooting an excellent 38pts. Aberdeen Jimmy took the runners up spot but only just from Antipodean Steve, Jim winning on count back.
1st Ted Senior (14) 38pts
2nd Jim Cooper (13) 35pts
3rd Steve Smith (20) 35pts
Good luck to all you golfers for the coming week and if you would like to play a round of golf with the TRGG please phone Fergus Brennan on 086 056 7019 or pop into the Ned Kelly Bar in Soi Lengkee and add your name to the weekly lists which are posted on the notice board.