Robert Takes a Double
Golf from the Travellers Rest
Robert Lamond came and joined us at the TRGG this week and was obviously determined to make it a good week.
We went to Plutaluang on Monday and he took first place with a 38 pointer just the one up on George Bishop. But he promptly backed that up the following day Tuesday at Phoenix with a convincing 41 points and four ahead of his nearest rival Ray Trembath. Well done, Robert!
On Monday 5th May we visited Plutaluang; a change from our original plans to go to Green Valley as they had upped the anti on price because it was a bank holiday. I must congratulate Plutaluang for keeping their costs at an acceptable level. You can be sure we will be back regularly. We played South and East and the course in the main was in good order although some of the greens left a little to be desired. But as they say it was the same for everybody. Robert Lamond took it on and came out top with 38 points. George Bishop was second with 37 and Bob Creswick third with 36. We had just one two on the day and that went to George Bishop.
Tuesday’s outing on the 6th was at Phoenix (Mountain and Ocean). Again Robert Lamond came out firing on all cylinders and made a fine 41 points to take his second win in two days and well ahead of second place man Brendan Abbott, who was back on 37. John Pegrum took third spot just the one back on thirty six. Two’s were abundant with three on the day by Ito Akitoshi, Eddie Townsend and Tewin Lamthong.
Robert found his handicap chopped by one to nine as a result of the two consecutive wins.
Thursday 8th May was a visit to Greenwood A and C. We had a good turn out of some 19 players. This course is very popular with the members despite the lengthy journey that has to be made. That Welshman Alun Webber has returned to our shores and had obviously not left his game at home. Granted he won on a tight count back with 39 from Ray Trembath, but a win is a win! Third place went to Phil Knight with 38. Alun also managed to make a two in his winning score and was joined by Fergus also with a two.
Saturday, 10th May and back to our usual Saturday visits to Eastern Star.
However, this will be the last visit for some weeks as it was found that the Eastern Star management are doing a lot of conversion work to the greens and four temporary greens were to greet us. Discussions were had with management and they understand that we will be back once the work has been completed.
So, players please take note that as from the 17th May we will be attending Bangphra for our Saturday outings until further notice.
On the day we had a fine turnout of some 30 players in two divisions (0-15 and 16 up) and it was the gaffer himself Fergus who took the win of the A with 35 followed by David Snell 34 and winning a three way count back for third was Rob Herald. In The B division Ted Senior was top dog by one just pipping Paul Challis (who it must be reported has been working feverishly to improve his game and it is obviously paying off) with 37. Third place 33 was another count back with Robert Ledlie beating Mod Chaviraksa. Jack Mooney cleaned out a good-sized pot with the only two on the day.
Results for the week
Monday 5th May at Plutaluang (South and East)
Robert Lamond 38 hc 11
George Bishop 37 hc 16
Bob Creswick 36 hc 13
Barry Hooper 34 hc 36 c/b
Brian Holmes 34 hc 16 c/b
Two’s: George Bishop.
Tuesday 6th May at Phoenix (Mountain and Ocean)
Robert Lamond &nb