Golf from the Travellers Rest
That was a week that was. Last week I reported on how the Aussies ruled the week’s play; well sorry lads but the Brits got it back this week.
Granted we only had the two outings because of holidays (Monday)
And with big rain everywhere (Thursday).
But Brits won the other two outings at Laem Chabang on Tuesday – Fergus Brennan,
and at Green Valley on Saturday - Jim Sykes.
But it must be noted that second and third spots on both days went to Australian players.
On Monday the 11th there was no outing. As usual all the courses had upped the anti on price. Why do they do that? Do they not understand they lose out in the long run? When will they learn?
On Tuesday 12th it was it was off to Laem Chabang B&C.
A good participation and just the one division.
Fergus Brennan obviously found form on the day clearing the field by four clear points at forty,
followed home by Col Cameron second at thirty-six and Kevin Tomkins third at thirty-four.
Only one two and that came from Frank Seaton at the seventeenth.
Thursday 14th April. Yet another of our regular outings to Phoenix (Mountain and Ocean) was planned.
But the weather decided to change that. We rang round all the courses and everywhere was copping the big rain. That is a first in my records. We can usually find somewhere to play. But not this time, so the day was abandoned.
Saturday the 16th was our one of our now regular weekend visits to Green Valley.
The weather behaved and we had a good turnout bolstered again by a large Australian contingency. However, it was to be a Brit who won the day in the form of Jim Sykes from Yorkshire. He took it by just the one point at thirty-seven over Brian Holmes at thirty-six who had decided to pay us a visit from his home in Chiang Rai. Well it was obviously worth the trip.
Nigel Ashurst was third at thirty-five. The minor places were all decided on count back with Dannie Larson, topping the list followed by Ged Higgins and Ted Senior all at thirty-three.
The highest gross on the day went to John Goudge at eighty-two. I was asked to mention it as I understand that his wife at home has her doubts about him ever playing golf whilst here in Pattaya.
Four two’s on the day from Brian Holmes, Frank Kelly, Ted Senior and Roger Wilkinson.
Tuesday 12th at Laem Chabang
Fergus Brennan 40 hc 11
Col Cameron 36 hc 14
Kevin Tomkins 34 hc 23
Mike Sanders 33 hc 08
Frank Seaton 32 hc 12
Saturday 16th May at Green Valley
Jim Sykes 37 hc 10
Brian Holmes 36 hc 15
Nigel Ashurst 35 hc 12
Dannie Larson 33 hc 18 c/b
Ged Higgins 33 hc 18 c/b
Bob Creswick 33 hc 14 c/b
Ted Senior 33 hc 16 c/b
Reporter Barry Hooper.
Saturday Winners – Nigel Ashurst, Jim Sykes and Brian Holmes