Wood on the warpath

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Travellers Rest Golf Group

I think somebody should sit Barry Wood down and tell him to slow down or he could burn himself out before January is done.  To have won two golf competitions by January 5 is certainly starting the year off with a bang.  Perhaps Barry has dreams of winning the TRGG Golfer of the Year 2015 before the rest of us have got out of bed.  We shall see.

Monday, Jan. 5, Khao Kheow – Stableford

The week got up and running on Monday with a trip over to Khao Kheow (C and A courses) and Barry Wood carried on where he left off the previous Saturday with another masterful display and another win.  Only the diminutive Tewin Poopay Lamthong playing off the ladies tees could get anywhere near him.  Big hitting Tristan Gilbert took time off from his nocturnal philanderings to register a third place.

Barry Wood – winner at Khao Kheow.Barry Wood – winner at Khao Kheow.

1st Barry Wood (11) 38pts

2nd Tewin Poopay Lamthong (11) 36pts

3rd Tristan Gilbert (10) 35pts

Tuesday, Jan. 6, Greenwood – Stableford

On Tuesday, January 6, which also happens to be twelfth night when all the Christmas decorations have to come down for another year, it seemed appropriate to play Greenwood (C and A courses).

The Casanova of the TRGG, Tristan Gilbert, obviously got in an early night for once and racked up an admirable 37 points, which was good enough to take first place on a course that always favours the long hitters.  Paul Stanton, another long hitter, took second place and Derek Thorogood, who can also give a golf ball a good tonk, slipped into third.

1st Tristan Gilbert (10) 37pts

2nd Paul Stanton (12) 36pts

3rd Derek Thorogood (14) 35pts

Thursday, Jan. 8, Green Valley – Stableford

The playing numbers showed a marked increase on Thursday for the weekly trip over to Green Valley and two divisions were necessary.

In Division 1 it was the old guys who came to the party to show the young whippersnappers that they were not going to get it all their own way.  Racking up something like over two hundred years between them, the top three staggered onto the winner’s rostrum to show everybody there was still life in the old dog.  Old Methuselah himself, Fergus Brennan, threw off last year’s cloak of poor health to register his first win of the new year.  Old quiz mate Roger Wilkinson came in second and old left hander Paul Sharples took third spot.

Tristan Gilbert – winner at Greenwood.Tristan Gilbert – winner at Greenwood.

In Division 2 it was those with a little less grey up top who won the day.  Jim Cooper took the honours with the best score of the day while last year’s bridesmaid, Derek Thorogood, still can’t shake off the tag and took second after just beating Arthur Kimo to the bouquet but only after count back.

Div. 1 (0-13)

1st Fergus Brennan (12) 36pts

2nd Roger Wilkinson (13) 35pts

3rd Paul Sharples (13) 34pts

Div. 2 (14+)

1st Jim Cooper (15) 38pts

2nd Derek Thorogood (14) 35pts

3rd Arthur Kimo (22) 35pts

Saturday, Jan. 10, Crystal Bay – Stableford

On Saturday it was the turn of Crystal Bay to play host for the day.  Division 1 had a very familiar look about it as Paul Stanton again showed what a consistent golfer he is by finishing first.  Tristan Gilbert slipped in to second and the ever-consistent Mike Rushant finished third again for the second Saturday running – how about that for consistency?

In Division 2 it was the irrepressible Tim Dalton who swept all before him and won by a country mile.  No one could get near the Stoke lad and it was left to Arthur Kimo and Brendon McEvoy to bring up the also-rans.

Div. 1 (0-13)

1st Paul Stanton (12) 39pts

2nd Tristan Gilbert (10) 34pts

3rd Mike Rushant (9) 34pts

Div. 2 (14+)

1st Tim Dalton (19) 42pts

2nd Arthur Kimo (22) 35pts

3rd Brendon McEvoy (17) 34pts

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.