Tewin tears it up at Khao Kheow


Travellers Rest Golf Group

This week was the second five day week at the TRGG where golf is organized at five different venues on five different days.  Is it proving successful?  Oh yes it certainly is, after the first week’s teething problems over 150 golfers (some played on more than one day) turned up this past week and that takes some organizing let me tell you.  Family illness kept me out of the loop this week but I am assuming things passed off without a hitch.

Of course the increased numbers meant that a number of the regulars had to take a back seat when it came to handing out the prizes although there was no doubt who took pride of place.  It would appear that the little people are taking over; the previous week Mike Rushant, who is actually a member of the Hobbits, dominated.  This week it was Tewin Poopay Lamthong, who is knee high to a grasshopper, and her 45 points at Khao Kheow caught the eye.

Tewin ‘Poopay’ Lamthong - winner at Khao Kheow.Tewin ‘Poopay’ Lamthong – winner at Khao Kheow.

Now to save turning this report into War and Peace 2, I shall get on with giving out the results where on most days two divisions were required and on Friday it even required three divisions.

Monday, Nov. 10, Bangpakong – Stableford

On Monday it was another happy return to Bangpakong and that wonderful palatial locker room.  In Division 1 Brian Beaupre once again showed the rest a clean pair of heels whilst in Division 2 Michael Law did the business with the best score of the day.

Div 1 (0-14)

1st Brian Beaupre (5) 37pts

2nd Mark Bell (13) 34pts

3rd Dave Edwards (13) 34pts

Div 2 (15+)

1st Michael Law (18) 40pts

2nd David Booth (15) 35pts

3rd Demon Wong (20) 34pts

Tuesday, Nov. 11, Khao Kheow – Stableford

On Tuesday at Khao Kheow (A and C) it was Remembrance Day and after a moment of reflection Tewin Poopay Lamthong made it a day to remember for herself.  She smashed her way round and ran up a massive 45 points, which will probably mean the handicapper will cut her off at the knees and she will end up shorter still (she is under 5 feet already).

In Division 2, wily old John Baxter fought off the competition to take first place.

Div 1 (0-14)

1st Tewin Lamthong (14) 45pts

2nd Ed Brubaker (13) 39pts

3rd Brian Beaupre (5) 34pts

Div 2 (15+)

John Baxter (17) 36pts

Mint Siphardee (36) 34pts

Demon Wong (20) 33pts

Thursday, Nov. 13, Green Valley – Stableford

It was our weekly outing to Green Valley on Thursday and I have little doubt that it had dried out a good deal from the previous week.

Tewin ‘Poopay’ Lamthong - winner at Khao Kheow.Roger Wilkinson – winner at Phoenix.

In Division 1 it was Alex Chow who ran up a commendable 38 points to take first place, whilst in Division 2 Geoff Beckett got his act together to walk off with the prize money.

Div 1 (0-14)

1st Alex Chow (13) 38pts

2nd Andrew Purdie (10) 37pts

3rd Mike Rushant (10) 35pts

Div 2 (15+)

1st Geoff Beckett (28) 36pts

2nd Demon Wong (20) 35pts

3rd Suresh Mehta (17) 34pts

Friday, Nov. 14, Phoenix – Stableford

Friday at Phoenix (Ocean and Mountain courses) it was back to the good old days when fields of forty or fifty golfers were the norm.  Forty-five turned up to play and this meant three divisions were necessary.

In Division 1 the guy who probably knows the course better than anyone, Roger Wilkinson, made his knowledge count although it was a close run thing as the top four all finished on 35 points.  Division 2 was headed by Craig Worley and for the first time in living memory Fergus Brennan became a Div. 2 player, not for long I suspect, while in Division 3 Tom Kett finished top of the pile.

Div 1 (0-13)

1st Roger Wilkinson (13) 35pts

2nd Len Commons (13) 35pts

3rd Steve Carleton (7) 35pts

Div 2 (14-18)

1st Craig Worley (14) 37pts

2nd Arnold Jones (14) 36pts

3rd Fergus Brennan (14) 36pts

Div 3 (19+)

1st Tom Kett (19) 40pts

2nd Mint Siphardee (36) 38pts

3rd Demon Wong (20) 35pts

Saturday, Nov. 15, Crystal Bay – Stableford

To complete a busy week, the TRGG headed off to play Crystal Bay (A and C courses) on Saturday.  Numbers dropped back to the low 20’s and there was only one division.

Joan Murphy took up the cause for the ladies and ran off with first prize.  She managed to pip the TRGG management team, with Derek Thorogood taking second place and Fergus Brennan having to be satisfied with third.

1st Joan Murphy (19) 40pts

2nd Derek Thorogood (14) 39pts

3rd Fergus Brennan (14) 37pts

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 0860567019 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.