Tewin teaches the guys a lesson


Travellers Rest Golf Group

Well this week’s sports news has been dominated by the earth shattering reports that old beetroot nose Sir Alex Ferguson has decided to hang up his hair drier at Manchester United and head off into the sunset.  Retirement of course comes to everybody eventually and I believe should be embraced and most of us retired golfers are doing our best to embrace all that Pattaya has to offer.

To my mind this week turned out to be even hotter than last week and the TRGG have decided to reduce the usual four outings a week down to three for the time being to allow everybody more recovery time from the oppressive heat.

Tewin ‘Poopay’ Lamthong.Tewin ‘Poopay’ Lamthong.

The competition at Emerald on Monday 6th May was as fierce as the sun and resulted in the three leaders all finishing on the same score, 37 pts, and they were only separated after count back.  My playing partner John Baxter continued his good form of the previous week and his back nine holes contained six pars which was good enough to take first place.

The Welsh Wizard Alun Webber (20) is back in town preparing for his retirement (?) and he successfully slipped into second place while the long time retired Fergus Brennan (12), who is working harder than ever, finished third.

On Wednesday 8th May it was a welcome return to Burapha (A and B courses) for the TRGG.  Completely booked up during the high season it was at last possible to get a tee time to play this popular course and attracted the largest field of the week.

Tewin Poopay Lamthong (11) showed all the men a clean pair of heels, taking top spot on 36pts.  Simon Tapster (17) finished in second place on 34pts and steady Teddy Senior (15) took third on 33.

Friday 10th May it was off to play Crystal Bay (C and A courses) for the few hardy souls who were still prepared to battle the extreme conditions.  Ted Senior (15) proved to be the hardiest of the lot by shooting 35pts and taking first place on count back from that other acclimatized Aussie David Booth (14).  Fergus Brennan (12) also proved the Irish are no shrinking violets by taking third place on 33pts.

Ted Senior.Ted Senior.