Golf from the “Travellers Rest”
Golf is an ideal sport for making contact with new people.
Nowhere is that more so than in the international environment of Pattaya.
This week was just such an example. My winner’s photo has four faces never put in the frame before. Over the time that I have been reporting for the TRGG I have been fortunate to come into contact with many new faces. These I rarely forget.
Names yes (they tell me that is a sign of old age) but not faces.
Over the past couple of weeks I have seen many of our regular visitors returning home.
So it is so nice to see those new faces joining us. Long may it continue!
On Monday the 27th it was a visit to Bangphra.
All the players taking part had handicaps under seventeen bar two.
So one division and places to fourth. It was our regular participant Ito Akitoshi who took the honours on the day after fighting off a count back with Jon Dean both at thirty-six. Donald Pearson was third with thirty-five. He also won after count back this time over Paul Mades both at thirty-five.
Only the one two recorded and that was from the boss himself Fergus Brennan.
Thursday 30th of April
Yet another of our regular outings to Phoenix (Mountain and Ocean).
As always the course was in excellent condition. It was a fairly low turnout so just one division.
Only single points divided the top four positions. Mike Sanders 36. Donald Pearson 37 (his second third placing of the week). Jon Dean 38
and the overall winner John Pegrum 39.
Three two’s on the day from Fergus and John P. at the fourteenth and John O’Leary at the sixteenth.
Saturday the 2nd was our first May outing to our now regular weekend venue
Green Valley at a cost not to bettered.
We had a small turnout but as mentioned in my opening paragraph many faces have returned home and new ones are appearing. That is why I have the pleasure of being able to add a new name to the winner’s listings of TRGG events.
That name. “Martin Richards” who came home with a fine thirty-nine points and took it by just the one from one of our regulars Larry Bland with thirty-eight (he keeps on picking up the odd prize). Third was Jon Dean at thirty-seven. (yet another new face to me). That made for two seconds and a third in the one week. What is it they say “Always the bridesmaid never the bride”.
He also picked up the two’s with a fine putt at the twelfth. So not such a bad day for him!
Monday 27th Bangphra
Ito Akitoshi 36 hc 09 c/b
Jon Dean 36 hc 11 c/b
Donald Pearson 35 hc 33 c/b
Paul Mades 35 hc 17 c/b
Thursday 30th at Phoenix (Mountain and Ocean)
John Pegrum 39 hc 13
Jon Dean 38 hc 11
Donald Pearson 37 hc 33
Mike Sanders 36 hc 09
Saturday 1st May at Green Valley
Martin Richards 39 hc 24
Larry Bland 38 hc 18
Jon Dean 37 hc 10
Fergus Brennan 34 hc 11
Reporter Barry Hooper.
Saturday Winners – Jon Dean, Martin Richards with Ruby Lau and Larry Bland.