Wilkinson finds form at Phoenix


Travellers Rest Golf Group

Monday 25th June saw TRGG start off the week at Bangpra, although the turnout was low the competition was as fierce but friendly as ever.  That man David Booth started of this week where he left off last week, standing on the winner’s podium, as playing off fourteen he shot 34 pts which was too good for Captain Fergus Brennan (12) who finished runner up with 31 pts.  Fergus is now known as Captain Long John Silver because he has only one good eye.  Seriously though Fergus, I hope both eyes are back to normal as soon as possible after your operation.

Tuesday 26th June saw another small field take on Treasure Hills another of the really challenging courses.  Robert Cannon, another regular winner with TRGG topped the leader board, playing off nineteen he returned 34 pts with Seil Revels (4) coming second with 32 pts.

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Thursday 28th June saw an increased field pay our weekly visit to Phoenix where we took on the Lake and Ocean courses.  Roger Wilkinson, who I reported only last week was recovering from a nasty hand injury sustained in a motorcycle accident, returned a fantastic 41 pts playing off a fourteen handicap.  Perhaps he has had to adjust his grip with his injured hand but whatever has happened I bet it has cheered him up.

That wily old Irishman Seamus Farrell (29) was second with 37 pts and Poopay Lamthong who always does well at Phoenix was third on 34 pts.

Talking of strange golf grips, I would like to welcome back Neil Bramley to Pattaya.  Neil is a very good and consistent seven handicapper but he plays with the reverse grip (left hand below right).  Now I have seen many people putt this way but Neil plays every shot this way even his drives.  Harry Vardon would be turning in his grave if he saw Neil on the tee but I tell you it works for him, he hits it a long way and normally straight.

Saturday 30th June we made our usual visit to Crystal Bay to play A and B courses.  Seil Revels, who is currently playing off four, returned with 39 pts and will be troubling the Handicap Committee again.  Ted Senior (12) was second with 35 pts beating David Booth on count back.

Good luck to all you golfing enthusiasts for the coming week!