There’s no stoppin’ Colin

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Colin Smith.
Colin Smith.

Traveller’s Rest Golf Group

Tuesday, Oct. 2, Green Valley – Stableford

1st Eddie Townsend (19) 37pts

2nd Paul West (12) 37pts

3rd Daniel Willits (12) 35pts

We started the week at Green Valley, a very popular course amongst the society membership and certainly a favourite for Eddie Townsend. On the front nine Eddie was draining putts from everywhere and turned with twenty points, but he let a few slip on the back nine because he was too busy writing his victory speech. This almost cost him the game but by virtue of a countback he held on to the number one spot.

Wednesday, Oct. 3, Khao Kheow – Stableford

1st Chun Yong-Park (31) 39pts

2nd Daniel Willits (12) 38pts

3rd Yu Won (20) 31pts

Khao Kheow is definitely one of the most challenging courses in Pattaya. With its abundance of water hazards and O.B’s it pays to have a few extra shots up your sleeve. Today’s winner was Chun Yong-Park who had plenty of shots to play with and he used them wisely. Chun not only posted the best score of the week with 39 points, it was also his personal best score and his first win with the TRGG since becoming a member in 2017.

Thursday, Oct. 4, Silky Oak – Stableford

1st Paul Durkan (6) 36pts

2nd Roger Wilkinson (14) 36pts

3rd Chun Yong-Park (30) 35pts

Silky Oak was the venue for today’s golf and although many people complain about the layout and the condition of the greens, it’s still very popular and on Sports Days its great value for money.

Taking the day’s honours was Paul Durkan who must be one of the most dedicated golfers in the club. Paul hovers between a five and a six handicap and is consistently in the top half of the field. Today was his day though, and by the narrowest of margins he beat Roger in a countback and finished in the top spot.

Friday, Oct. 5, Burapha – Stableford

1st Colin Smith (11) 36pts

2nd Daniel Willits (12) 33pts

3rd David Booth (16) 33pts

It won’t be long before we have to start paying today’s winner Colin Smith mega dollars in appearance money just to play in our competitions. He is the current champion of the Hua Hin King of the Mountain competition, he features regularly in the daily prize money and he’s also the leading contender for the Player of the Year award. However with all his new found fame Colin has remained humble and has not used his star status to impress the ladies.

Saturday, Oct. 6, Pattavia – Stableford

1st John Baxter (19) 37pts

2nd Richard Talbot (16) 35pts

3rd Eddie Townsend (19) 35pts

We completed the week’s schedule with a trip to Pattavia. We had been very lucky with the weather all week but today that luck ran out. With only six holes to go the sky turned black and the heavens opened up. Most of the players decided to play through the conditions in the hope that it wouldn’t last long. It lasted for four more holes but the damage was done. With wet gloves and slippery grips the scoring was reduced to one-pointers and wipes, but not for John Baxter who soldiered on and capitalized on his solid score of twenty points on the front nine to finish with a match winning 37 points.