Caf้é Kronborg moves into fourth place behind Kran’s great 627 series
Captain Kran led her Caf้é Kronborg team to a three point win over
first place VFW Post 9876 with games of 201, 194, 232 for a 627 series, the
best of the league.
Tip Team: Lek, Jeed and Aun.
Captain Bill led his VFW team with a 512-pin count.
Shakey Pete’s remained in second place after taking three points from
Brother D. Ooy rolled a 531 series and La knocked down 503 pins for
Shakey’s and Jon tipped over 518 pins for Brother D.
House of the Golden Coin won three points from Three
Sisters with Captain Mio rolling games of 190, 192, 199, 581 series. Café้
Ole and Nam Tip split their series at two points each. Mai rolled a 211 game
and 539 series for Café้ Ole and Aun led Nam Tip with a 506 pin
bowlers Mai, Kran, Lenz and Jim.
Night Life beat Alt Koelle three points to one as Ken
Crow had his best series of this league knocking down 520 pins for Night
Life. Nice & Sleazy took three points from Jack & Tar as Jim knocked
down 512 pins and P.K. rolled over 510. Lenz bowling as a spare had a 207
game and a 566 series and Klaus also bowling as a spare had a 514-pin count.
PSC Golf from
the Caf้é Kronborg
Monday September 22
Noble Place Golf
And Country Club
The soggy but beautiful Noble Place was host for a stroke
play competition in two flights, A flight 0 to 16 and B flight 17 and above.
The competition was played on the A & C layouts and on the day the
course won, nobody shot their handicaps.
‘boys’ relax over a drink.
Magnus Johansson took the A Flight with a net 73 ahead of
Aussie Gene Rooney in second with net 74 and a countback on net 75 for third
place was won by Thomas Johansson ahead of Goran Peterson.
Gerhard Shultz took the B Flight with a net 74 ahead of a
countback for second on net 75 which was won by Jay Perrin ahead of Doug
Dempsey in third.
Thursday September 25
Siam Country Club
The Monthly Mug. For the last several weeks it has been
pretty wet here in Pattaya, so it was no surprise with the course thoroughly
soaked that carts were not allowed on the day and this lead to several
regulars pulling out at the last minute, however a goodly crew set out early
in the morning to fight their was around the soggy course and try and get
the ball out of the tough wet rough.
presents to Dave.
In the circumstances it was no surprise that the scores
were not outstanding, but you only have to win the test on the day and you
find instant fame, you can also drink out of a mug and not a bottle. Nice to
be rich and powerful.
The Flight was won by Ted Morris, The Mug Winner being
separate, with a totally average round of 73, ahead of a phalanx of Kronborg
‘Stars’ with Bob Benda second with net 74 ahead of a three way countback
for third, on net 75, with Bill Plath coming third, Derek Brook fourth and
Gene Rooney just missing out.
The star of the day however, and winning his second Mug,
was ‘The Admiral’ Dave Richardson, playing in just about every Mug ever,
he came in with a fine net 71, in the conditions, to shoot the only sub
handicap round and win very handily.
Mein Host Bjarne was so impressed that he just had to do
the presentation. Nice one Bjarne.
PSC Fishing from Bobby Joe’s 60’s Bar
Wednesday, September 14
Hasn’t it been wet and windy of late? Hardly
the weather to venture out onto the sea even if the deep freezers are getting
empty and the urge to swim gets worse.
we do well.
It seems that every time it was ‘tomorrow we will go’ the
next day was foul or the forecast was stormy. However I was informed that a
small amount of fishing did take place from Bang Saray, but the deep reaches of
the Gulf of Thailand seems to be out of reach. However Frank is back now and we
are all gearing up to go out for multiple day trips.
Lott surveys his world.
The urge finally got too much and a group of intrepid
Aussies, The Clark Clan, ventured out to sea and enjoyed a fine day out. Leaving
early morning, apart from the fish, the highlight had to be the fine weather,
calm seas and magnificent weather. Oh, of course it was really pleasing to look
back on Pattaya in the far distance and see the storm clouds and rain. Didn’t
we do well.
Fishing-wise it was very quiet, but all kept busy catching
fish and the highlight of the day was a very fine Pompano of about 10 kilo’s
that will grace the dinner tables of the Clark Family.
Twilight coming in we landed to partake of some local brew
and to tell the tale.
PSC Golf from Bobby Joe’s 60’s Bar
Friday September 26
Century Bang Chang
Always a good turn out for this day means Bobby has to
start cooking his breakfasts a little earlier and work out an evening meal
that can be cooked individually as the players trickle in to the 60’s Bar
over an extended period of time.
staff with Bob and Frank.
The course varied in condition according to who you
talked to, from the ‘Great course pity the condition wasn’t better’ to
‘don’t like the course but at least it was in good conditition’. Makes
you think, for most this is a pretty well prepared course, nicely designed
at a very affordable price, that usually suits most tastes. Besides for some
there are other attractions close by and the cold shower at the course is
staff with John and Warren.
On the day we had a pretty good turnout, including an
influx of Aussies, in very humid and damp conditions, but at least the needy
could use carts, and those that did knew they had made a good decision. Our
friends from Australia found out how tough golf can be here but had a fine
Back at the ranch we found Bobby cooking up some of his
excellent burgers on a ‘come back and I will cook’ system. Fine food for
a tired bunch.
After most had arrived back we had the presentation to
the winner, and on a tough day the tough came through with the days
organiser, Bob Benda, coming in top of the pile and adding a couple of
technical wins. There’s life in the old dog yet!
The presentation over the night developed as normal. I
Winner: Bob Benda
staff with Noel and Jack.
Near Pin A Flight, 0 to 17: #5 John Lammer, #7 & #14
John Emmerson, #16 Derek Brook
B Flight 18 up: #14 Bob Benda, #18 Warren Holden
Long Put: #9 Bob Benda, #18 Frank Sinclair
Lucky Draw: Matt Kirkland, Noel Pinch, Jack Crans
Ploi steals the show
Another pretty face in the picture. This time a winner as
Ploi (Thongpen Nattaporn) stormed into the lead with 39 points on Monday.
Bob Benda tried to take the bragging rights but Ploi hung on for the win.
Not only a pretty face but also a good golfer, Ploi can be seen in many
tournaments heading for the winners platform.
She started golfing about a year or so ago but has since
come a long way and will be in the winners circle often.
Nattaporn (left) won the bragging rights at the 3 Sisters competition on
September 22. Jim Tully (right) was left holding the bag again!
Holding the bag again this week was Jim Tully. Jim
didn’t mind as he stood beside the winner for the week grinning ear to
ear. Marvin Smith gave Tully a scare but did not have to worry as Tully
again headed for the cellar. I believe Tully will be heading for Hawaii to
take a break and a breather. Actually he is going back there to work a while
before heading back here to Thailand. Next week we should have a new bag
holder - watch out fellows.
Next week will be the quarterly trophy for the Three
Sisters event. Hope to see you all there.
Jomtien Golf Group gets wet at Pattaya Country Club
Despite even more golf-eve birthday celebrations and
periods of heavy rain at Pattaya Country Club on September 23, JGG’s hardy
golfers showed a big improvement in scoring.
Pairing of groups at the start was confusing as it was
believed that two golfers had already commenced their round - due to
arrangements having been made late the previous night in the Alamo bar. So,
thanks to mobile phones, they agreed to wait for us at the first drinks
stop. For all we know, they are still there - as they had teed-off at Siam
Country Club, 15 kilometres away.
Overall Winner was the only lady player on the day, Jeow
Gale with 35 stableford points. Runner-up after a 4-way tie was Al McManus
who’s 11-handicap on the day was the lowest. Third (and Lucky Draw Winner)
was Ron Gale. Yeow, Brad Sehn and John Murchison took the Technical Prizes
and Dave Woodbury got a special award for a birdie - his drive at the last
having clipped a passing sparrow.
Superb Mexican food was served at Moonshine Place for the
prize-giving - which was slightly delayed as the winner was getting her hair
streaked at the beauty shop next door. Al McManus bade a fond farewell to
Brad Sehn - off to Saudi for a while to improve his sand shots. It was
announced that the Group will now play on Thursdays, partly to avoid the
clash with American Football on TV, but mainly to give players the chance to
sober-up after all the weekend parties that seem set to continue right up to
The next game will be a Mystery Tour, meeting at
Moonshine Place from 8:00 am on Thursday October 2. Bacon sandwiches, beer
and softies will be on board the bus and the prize-giving meal will be at
the course (40 minutes away). Sign-up at Moonshine Place, Jomtien Beach Road
Soi 4 as usual.
Rick Sharp cops a dodo
Sunday September 21
Green Valley -
1st Place A Flight: Gerry Power, 38 points
2nd Place A Flight: Ian Ashenden, 38 points
3rd Place A Flight: Klaus Schackt, 37 points
1st Place B Flight: Eddy Beilby, 39 points
2nd Place B Flight: George Jackson, 39 points
3rd Place B Flight: Yooykyu Oh, 38 points
Lightening does strike twice if you are Rick Sharp as
he duplicated his feat of April 24, 2000 by knocking in a hole-in one on
the 16th hole at Green Valley (in the
circa 2000 configuration of the course it was denominated the 11th
hole). Rick, who has won seemingly every major competition in Pattaya over
his long and distinguished involvement in Eastern Seaboard Golf, found
that his round needed more than an ace to gain a podium spot.
The laurels in A Flight went to Irish Gerry Power, now
a Pattaya resident, as he edged local teaching pro Ian Ashenden on
count-back. Ian’s stingy “0” handicap seldom does him favors on
count-back, but the quality of his net 70 round cannot be denied.
Klaus out-pointed both Kevin Taylor and Phil Mitchell
on count-back for the last spot in A. It was great to see Eddy Beilby on
the top step of B Flight. Eddy who we loose to the evil known as
“work” now and again, picked up the sticks again and fired 39 points,
tying co-best on the day George “One-Ball” Jackson, but getting the
better of the count-back. Yooykyu Oh rounded out the B Flight winners.
(A & B) - White Tees
1st Place A Flight: Jim Brackett, net 71
2nd Place A Flight: Yazou Susuki, net 71
3rd Place A Flight: Rick Sharp, net 72
4th Place A Flight: Owen McSweeney, net 73
1st Place B Flight: Jay Sher, net 70
2nd Place B Flight: Paul Taylor, net 72
3rd Place B Flight: Koji Yamada, net 74
4th Place B Flight: Bruce Bacon, net 74
A big field enjoyed the low season opportunity to play
Laem Chabang. The always well-conditioned course yielded the best net
score of the day to B flight winner Jay Sher who shot gross, 87, net 70.
That left the second step to level to handicap Paul Taylor.
Koji Yamada made it two paydays in a row as he edged
Bruce Bacon on countback for the penultimate spot in B Flight. Jack
Brackett and Yasou Susuki both bettered their handicap by one stoke, with
the former prevailing on the ol’ count back. Rick Sharp’s third place
spoils will help defray the cost of his hole-in-one round. Irishmen Owen
McSweeney filled out the winners’ docket.
Bangpra - White Tees
1st Place A Flight: Rick Sharp, 40 points
2nd Place A Flight: Bruce Bacon, 39 points
3rd Place A Flight: An Kaesavane, 38 points
1st Place B Flight: John Deardon, 40 points
2nd Place B Flight: Frank Sinclair, 36 points
3rd Place B Flight: Roger Koehler, 35 points
Rick Sharp without the benefit (or is it the burden?)
of a hole-in-one took the A flight day over Bruce Bacon, who manages a
course in Seoul, and An Kaesavane, the better half (at least better
looking half) of the Golf Schackt’s. Bruce who was apparently so
encouraged by his 39 points that he extended his Pattaya stay by an
John Deardon, a late addition who joined the
Lewiinski’s gang from our friends across the street, The Sugar Shack,
made good, as have many of his mates, as he matched Rick’s
best-on-the-day 40 points. Frank “Grandpapa” Sinclair matched his
handicap for “the first time in months”. Not evident in Frank’s
lament is that he cashes every week, shooting handicap or not. Roger
Koehler, ever improving, and ever getting a hall pass from his wife in the
States, took the B bronze for the day.
10th Anniversary TQ Masters Golf Tournament
Tahitian Queen in its 25th
Year celebrates the 10th annual
TQ Masters Golf Tournament on Friday October 24 returning to Plutaluang to
play the South & East courses.
The coveted Masters Green Jacket will be up for the best
Stableford score from the Men and, acknowledging the many ladies who like to
participate in this major tournament, a Masters Pink Jacket will be awarded
for the best Ladies’ score.
Early sign-ups are recommended as the field is limited to
Entry forms, with full details, are available at the golf
venues, Shenanigans, and TQ Beach Road.
Completed entry forms with entry fee should be given to
Woody, Joe Otter or Steve Donovan at TQ Beach Road, to Mike Franklin, or to
Kim Fletcher at Shenanigans.
Entries are only confirmed with payment, and the usual
early sell-out of this popular tournament is anticipated. So sign-up please,
without delay, and even sooner if you want to reserve one of the available
Swinging in the rain at Noble Place
IPGC Pattaya Golf Society at the Bunker
On a sodden Tuesday, September 23, the
Bunker Boys took the “highway to hell”, route 331, to distant Noble
Place for their weekly strokeplay tournament. Braving the traffic, the
potholes, the road repairs and a clutch of traffic police they arrived at
the course in a rainstorm, which delayed the activities even longer.
Eventually they teed off on the “C” course at 12:30
in steady drizzle which persisted for the whole of their round, the final
group coming off the course after 5 pm. On a dry day the course would have
been in wonderful condition but the rain made accurate shots paramount. In
division one scratch golfer Keith Smithson fired an enviable gross 77 but
the honours of the day went to runners-up Bob Morrison and Mark Joshua with
their net 74’s and John Hanley with his excellent level par 72. Division
two saw newcomer Dave Edwards acquit himself well scoring net 74, to tie
with David Johnson as runner-up, three shots a behind an enthusiastic Bill
Chadwick who set a sartorial precedent playing most of his round in a
knee-length plastic mac! There were no birdie two’s but a soggy Bunker
Banana Booby was awarded to newbie Leo Murphy for his high gross score of
Neil Griffin takes
Mr. Loy’s madness has returned! He scheduled a second
trip in a week up route 331 on Thursday, September 25, this time to the
daunting Treasure Hill, for the Bunker Boys’ weekly stableford event.
It has to be said that this course is currently one of
the best in the area with immaculate fairways and splendidly consistent
greens and shows that a large investment in ground maintenance is not
necessary, merely careful planning.
The course can be brutal and a good start is essential to
a successful round. Returning level par after two holes Neil Griffin proceed
to build a steady score and his back nine tally of twenty points helped him
to a level par total of 36 points. This was more than enough to see off the
challenge of Anders Pedersen and Bob Morrison who both strove manfully to
record 33 points each. There were no birdie twos and the Bunker Super Sawng
award was held back until the next time. Talking of “the next time”
reminds us that Mr. Loy has repeated his scheduling madness for October.
Dear, dear me!
Fred Ewins wins at last
IPGC TAGGS golf from The Haven
1st: Serge Straeten, 4 up
2nd: Yoonkyu Oh, 3 up
3rd: Paul Taylor, 2 up
4th: Trevor Schirmer, 1 up cb9 4 up
5th: Phil Cleland, 1 up cb9 2 down
Playing from the blue tees in very wet conditions was a
very serious test of golf but generally the scores were quite good with
Serge Straeten just getting the better of Yoonkyu Oh on the last two holes
to record an excellent four under his handicap.
Third place was taken by Paul Taylor to secure his first
of two trophies in the week with Trevor Schirmer and Phil Cleland filling
out the podium and needing to be separated by count back.
The twos were shared between Mike Dabanovich and Stephen
Prior to the prize giving Richard Livingston, the
resident PGA Professional, welcomed new member Gordon Kerr and also
welcomed back Lawrence Anderson, Yoonkyu Oh, Dave Spendley, John Taylor,
Phil Cleland and Des Regan.
1st: Fred Ewins, 38
2nd: Phil Groves, 36 cb9 19
3rd: Lawrence Anderson, 36 cb9 18
4th: Jimmy Little, 35
5th: Trevor Edge, 34 cb9 16
6th: Kevin Reid, 34 cb9 15
Noble Place is never one of the easiest of venues with
it’s deep and punishing bunkers carefully placed to attract the maximum
number of good shots that just veer off line, and this day was not an
exception with zero run on a playing surface that was drenched from the
night before and early morning rainfall.
After months of practice Fred Ewins finally received
some reward by taking the day’s top honour by two shots over the hardest
of the three nines, namely the “A” and “C” courses. It should give
much needed encouragement to many of the other hopefuls that still wait in
the wings to collect their first win out of The Haven.
Phil groves just edged out the rejuvenated Lawrence
Anderson for second by count back with Jimmy Little, who said he had never
played so well to accumulate 35 points, in fourth place. Trevor Edge and
Kevin Reid rounded out the winners list.
The 6th hole
on the “A” course turned out to be a bit of a doddle for many of the
day’s contenders and indeed all the twos were scored on it by Mark Wood,
Kevin Reid, Peter Emslie, Lawrence Anderson and Roy Thornton who shared the
Back at The Haven Richard welcomed new member Scott Qua
and welcomed back Paul Hartley, Mark Wood, Stefan Hoge and also said
farewell to Yazuo Suzuki.
Siam Country Club
1st: Lawrence Anderson, 70
2nd: John Taylor, 73 cb9 35.5
3rd: Phil Groves, 73 cb9 38
1st: Paul Taylor, 71
2nd: Trevor Edge, 73
3rd: Trevor Schirmer, 75 cb9 37
4th: Dave Lee, 75 cb9 38
5th: John Clements, 75 cb9 39
Siam Country Club was once again the venue for the
Haven’s Monthly Medals and a very good attendance battled the course and
the conditions to return some quite creditable scores. The work put in by
the green keepers is now beginning to pay dividends with the fairways
allowing the ball to present it’s self for striking rather than hiding
away at the bottom of a clump of dubious grass and the greens approaching
normal speed for this time in the season.
Lawrence Anderson continued his purple patch to claim
the first division with John Taylor and Phil Groves taking second and third
Paul Taylor, claiming his second prize of the week, by
two shots from Trevor Edge, headed the second division. Trevor Schirmer
Dave Lee and John Clements had to be separated by count back for the minor
The twos were shared between Phil Cleland, John
Biangazzo and Scott Qua.
Before presenting the day’s prizes Richard welcomed
back Frank Boyd and Ciano Glavinia.
PH3 Run 1020
Well, it was another long ride to the A-site again; well
past Buddha rock. The circle was formed with ND as the acting GM. New shoes
were dealt with in the usual fashion. Hares on-in to tell us about the run.
An A to B to A run with a water/soft drink/beer stop included. Off we all
Quite a good run until we came to the river crossing,
with a nice waterfall, where many people just did a U-turn; while other’s
were sitting on the side taking their shoe’s and sock’s off. Miserable
C’s wife decided to keep her shoes and sock’s on, but took her hash
shirt off so it wouldn’t get wet. Strange!
Once across the waist deep (neck high for cracks) water
crossing and up a steep embankment the beer truck; with a fresh supply of
cold water, lemonade, beer, etc. was in view. After leaving the water stop,
it was another half-hour of uneventful running to the already darkening
A-site. After a short refreshment and yak-yak session the circle was called
by tonight’s acting GM –ND.
Hares: BAA BAA, BB, and Velvet Angel were iced and the
run voted a good run. Returnee’s in for a quick welcome back and
down-down. The hares were on ice again to explain how today’s trail was
laid and/or was it how they were properly laid by a group from the Thai Army
on daylight maneuvers. KBB2 and Energizer Bunny were iced for a large smell
on the bus during the trip from town to the A-site. Charlie Manson iced for
collapsing after the bush run, on this past Saturday, hared by VV and FTF.
Charlie was taken to the hospital by Karamba and woke up in the arms of a
black male nurse giving him the “kiss of his life”. Charlie, did you
have your normal Betty Boop dress on?
Teeny Weeny on in for squealing on F The Truth who loaned
tart/crack his “Full Moon” shirt to wear. Really Sadistic Bastard and
Uncle Fester were chosen to be iced by two visiting cracks. During the
“Ugly” song, being sung by Sir Chicken F’R, Uncle Fester jumped up
saying something about “his four pills of Viagra starting to work”.
Virgin’s were brought in with their sponsor’s. Fireman was iced as this
weeks “Hash Trash”. This weeks awardees were recognized: Rambowling –
100 runs, ผ Pounder With Cheese and Wank King – 100 run shirts,
Banjo - 100 run mug, Baby’s Arm – 150 run mug, and Dr Thrush – 300 run
shirt. Many Scandi’s were iced for not properly singing the down-down
song. Chicken F’r in to receive his 600 run “Shield”. A hardy “Well
done” was said to all awardees. The Hash Hymn was sung, with many cars
racing off as “per usual”.
We boarded the bus for the long ride to Classroom 2. The
ride seemed to take forever with “a piss stop”, including more beer
buying for those who just couldn’t wait to get to the ON-ON. Phil and the
gang at Classroom 2 had a spread of food with especially great sausages and
onions. The beer was cold and plentiful and the “bar staff” was a sight
for laser sore eyes to behold. Thanks guys for a great time! See you all
Peacock Indoors Bowling
& Snooker League
Mixed Doubles has a new leader
where Bakehouse Reserves had to turn up the heat to see off a determined
challenge from Yellowbirds to win 8 – 5, but on two ends they were 5 shots
down and Keith saved the day. However Yellowbirds won their two catch up
games 15 - 5 against Love Nest and 10 - 2 against Thaied. Double Trouble
kept up the winning streak to beat Thaied 7 - 5 with all their points coming
from Tukta. Where was Gary?
NoSawet beat Love Nest 11 - 7 in the remaining match.
Ladies singles continues with Peacock Sue maintaining an unbeaten run.
In the snooker league Bill just kept his unbeaten record
with a black ball win over PeterM who was then on a roll and went on to
record his first win 96 - 28 against Terry, he must have been practising
Mickey Mouse Darts League
Sunday Quiz League
Wednesday Quiz League
PSC Thursday Darts
Lawn Bowling League
The Square Ring
by Howie Reed
Thailand’s hopes of securing the David Tua-Hasham
Rathman III fight has come to nil. One Thai promoter had some interest. As
stated at the time “All it takes is money”. “No Problems” won’t
get it done. It didn’t Rahman-Tua III, maybe, for the “maybe intern
WBA title” takes place on a Mega card being put together by Don King on
the Boardwalk in Atlantic City for December 13. Also on the card will be
WBA/WBC champion Ricardo Mayorga facing IBF counterpart Cory Spinks and
WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins defends against WBA
‘regular’ champion William Joppy. Heck of a deal and probably calls
for a little amber celebrating fluid.
The Tua-Rathman “maybe”? Yep. At their convention
in Bali (ever notice that International boxing organization always have
conventions in fun places to visit? Never will you see one in Serbia or
Bangladesh) the WBA decided to retain Roy Jones Jr.’s status as WBA
champion. The championship committee has decided to have Jones sign a
written commitment to fight the winner of Tua-Rahman III within 120 days
of their December 13 match. If he declines, then he’ll be relieved of
the WBA heavyweight title. He’ll sign the paper or any paper then ignore
it. No way does “Chicken” Roy want to fight a real heavyweight. That
aside the fight may still be in jeopardy. The New Zealand Herald is
reporting that Kevin Barry, longtime manager/trainer/pal of Tua, says he
will no longer be training Tua. Berry stated, “David Tua’s career has
been my passion and has dominated my life for the past 12 years, to the
extent that I recently came to believe that I was more motivated to win,
succeed and become the world champion than was David. However things
change, people change, circumstances change and life changes. Fame and
fortune change some people and blurs their vision. I have always tried to
protect David’s interests and reputation, but if David is lifting the
lid on Pandora’s box, there will be little I can do to protect him
further. As we have a management contract, I will still work to the best
of my ability to guide and manage his career.” Berry has done a good job
of getting Tua big money fights in spite of the fact that Tua “chokes”
when the chips are down.
During the convention WBA 130 lbs Champion Yodsanan
Nanthachai met with the championship committee in an effort to try and
line up a fight with “Super” WBA 130 lbs Champ Acelino Freitas.
Freitas’ Promotor Art Pelullo has said that he has a January 4 Showtime
date open. It would mean a trip to the USA for the fight. Something that
the Thai’s camp probably won’t go for. Too bad it would be a great
fight with Freitas, not what he used to be or maybe never was. Attending
the convention was Newly crowned WBA 168 lb regular champion Anthony
“the Scumbag” Mundine. How appropriate that the Aussie Bum who said,
“America is to blame for the 9/11” is visiting a scene of the second
worst terrorist action. Wonder if he’s going to tell the locals in Bali
“It’s your fault they burned the nightclub. You shouldn’t have
served Aussies.” For those not up to speed most of those killed in the
Bali bombing were from Australia. Chalk one up for the WBC when they gave
this piece of garbage the old “Heave Ho” I’ll drink to that.
Two really good fights on Sunday morning Pattaya Time.
Neither of them for a championship. Maybe it’s time to go back to the
days of “yore” when guys fought each other because it made a good
fight. Old war-horse Evander Holyfield (38-6-2) gets it on with James
Toney (66-4-2). Here’s two guys that many have written off as “damaged
goods”. That may be true but they both still give all they’ve got and
they’ve still got a lot. Holyfield looked “average” in his loss to
Chris Byrd. Toney looked “great’ beating previously unbeaten Vassiliy
Jirov (31-1) when the Ruskie ran out of gas.
The “semi main” of Joel Casamayor (29-1) vs. Diego
Corrales (37-1) could be one of those “humdingers” that Monkey House
Fred (Nevada) is always talking about. Casamayor is a “slick” boxer
who runs out of gas if pressed early. Corrales does press about as good as
any fighter at any weight. Since coming under the tutelage of trainer
Kenny Adams, Corrales is fighting better than ever. Definitely a “Be
there or be square” event. Hope the Land of Smiles gets this on the
magic pictures that fly through the air.
We leave you this week with the wit and wisdom of one
James Toney on “stuff”, Asked if he could beat Holyfield Toney
answered, “You know what? F— Evander.” After taking care of
Holyfield, Toney moved on to the rest of the heavyweights. “The
Klitschkos, they suck. Chris Byrd, I will put him to sleep. Chris Byrd is
garbage. Fres Oquendo is garbage. Every heavyweight in the division is
garbage.” Neither Roy Jones Jr. nor Lennox Lewis has shown any interest
in fighting Toney. What’s James thinking on that? “That shows you were
their (Jones Jr. and Lewis) hearts are. Roy is not a bigger man than me. I
am still bigger then Roy. The bottom line is, Roy is a f—ing coward. I
am not worried about him. Lennox Lewis, him and his s—locks on his head.
He can kiss my a**. Line ‘em up. I will be bigger than Lewis after this
fight.” Ok James but will Jones fight you if you beat Holyfield? “Roy
will not fight me. He got lucky the first time. He’s down to fighting a
little girl like Antonio Tarver to get an easy win. He will not defend his
title against David Tua or (Hasim) Rahman because he doesn’t have the
Sign up for the first Equestrian Home
The first Equestrian Home competition will be held at the
Outdoor Stables Pattaya, starting Saturday October 11 at 12:00.
Tests are from the World Cup and World Challenge
Tournaments to be held in November 2003 and are being judge by qualified
If you would like to take part in any of the tests please
contact Willi at 01-3020814 or Joerg at 07-2076216.
Tests are available at requests.
- Dressage and small jumping for children and beginners
start at 1:00 pm
- Dressage and small jumping for young riders start 1:30
- Jumping (open for all riders – 60 cms)
- Novice dressage test at 3:00 pm
- Advanced dressage test, slightly altered, 3:30 pm
Visitors are welcome.
Fitness Tips: Refining the Fat Argument
Fat in food remains a controversial issue – but hark, the plot thickens (with the blood)
Let’s see if we can clear up a few things with the fat
and overeating issue this week. Please note that a part of this article will
get a little complex, I’ll tell you when, but the extra detail is in there
for clarity. I’ll tell you when to stop scanning and start reading again
so you don’t miss the point of the article.
The story so far:
• Dietary fat has been thought to be a ‘bad guy’
for health since the early 1970s, causing heart disease as well as increased
• Advice to reduce saturated fat (mainly animal fat)
for health has been justified;
• The advice to reduce all fats on the other hand (for
health and weight loss) may have been premature, BUT
• …advice to increase all polyunsaturated fats may
also be unjustified and unproven in the scientific literature, THEREFORE…
• The fat story continues to unfold as scientific
research becomes more refined…
Now read on…
The good oil
on bad oils
Fat in food is still thought to be a major contributor to
ill-health as well as obesity. However, anyone who thought the fat story was
simple, is badly mistaken. Good scientists in the field have long claimed
that the only convincing fact about fats is that we eat too much saturated
fat in modern life. The recommendation to reduce this, which was first
suggested in the 1970’s, remains standard to day.
But what about other fats and oils? Do we have any more
convincing evidence on these now than 20 years ago? If the variations in
popular media stories is anything to go by, it would seem that total
confusion reins; that what is promoted one week is demoted the next. At the
scientific level however, steady progress has been made. This requires some
understanding of the biochemistry of fats to see just how much progress has
What are fats and oils? THIS IS WHERE THINGS GET A TAD
Fatty acids are a family of several hundred chemicals,
which can be grouped into a number of different families. The first family
grouping is based on ‘saturation’; that is whether each carbon atom in a
chain of atoms is fully ‘saturated’ with a hydrogen atom (saturated
fatty acids or SAFAs), only partly saturated, with some hydrogen atoms
missing, forming double carbon bonds (polyunsaturated fatty acids or PUFAs),
or only has one double carbon bond (mono-unsaturated fatty acids or MUFAs).
The next family breakdown is based on where the carbon bonds occur. One
family, known as N-3 (or Omega 3) fatty acids, have the bond three carbon
atoms along the chain, and are known to have anti-inflammatory effects in
the blood. These come from fish oils and a group called alpha-linoleic acid,
which is contained in green leafy vegetables. N-6 fatty acids on the other
hand come from a group called linolenic acid, which is contained mostly in
seed oils such as safflower, sunflower etc.
OK, YOU CAN NOW START READING AGAIN, but you may want to
scan back to check on the meaning of N-3 and N-6, you’ll see why.
Recent research has shown that humans in modern western
societies now eat too much of the N-6 PUFAs in relation to the N-3s. This is
important, because both compete for places in cell tissue, and while N-6 is
important in causing inflammatory and coagulation effects in blood, this can
be too much in light of an inadequate supply of the opposite
anti-inflammatory effects from the N-3’s.
Until recently, heart healthy diets had been based around
decreasing SAFAs and maintaining or increasing MUFAs and PUFAs. But new
studies on the Mediterranean diet have shown that this is not enough. In one
famous study carried out in Lyon in France, heart attacks were significantly
reduced in people with a low N-6/N-3 ratio, and a low saturated fat intake.
There is also evidence to suggest that some of these PUFAs and MUFAs,
particularly olive, canola and fish oils, may be used up earlier in the
energy cycle and may in fact have advantages for weight loss. Hence, new
recommendations are beginning to suggest the following:
• Saturated fat (from animal meats, coconut and palm
oil) should still be reduced (to less than 10% of total food intake) for
heart health and weight loss;
• The ratio of N-6/N-3 fats should be reduced for heart
health (eg. By decreasing seed oils and increasing fish and plant foods,
particularly green, leafy plant foods). However, this is unlikely to help
weight loss per se;
• Fish oils, olive oil or canola oils in moderate
amounts will help heart health and may help weight loss if replacing other
• Peanuts and other PUFAs could be helpful for heart
health in lean people, but may need to be used in moderation where body
weight is a consideration, because of their high energy density.
Take home message:
The fat message is not as simple as it used to be.
Reducing saturated fat is still the only objective recommendation that can
be made. Further take home message, most of this was put into the Modern
Medicine column about 6-8 weeks ago by Dr. Iian, do you see a pattern
forming? The Doc’s column will cover a great variety of subjects but you
can guarantee that he’s on the money with all of them.
Last tip for the week as a passing thought, the only way
to beat being overweight is a lifestyle change.
Here is what you need to do.
Eat a healthy and diversified diet.
Be positive and make the effort, you’ll reap the
rewards gradually after the first day, both physically and mentally.
Asherio A. Epidemiological studies on dietary fats and
coronary heart disease. American Journal of Medicine, 2002;113(9B):9S-12S