Deira wins back to back

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Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, Oct. 30, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Kevin McEntee (12) 40pts

2nd Kevin Hamilton (17) 37pts

3rd Dave Boran (15) 36pts

B Flight

1st Dave Deira (20) 41pts

2nd Peter Blackburn (19) 37pts

3rd Mogens Melander (18) 36pts

C Flight

1st Satita Cheoychao (30) 36pts

2nd Iain Jones (22) 35pts

3rd Peter Henshaw (24) 35pts

Kevin McEntee with his good friend Jimmy.
Kevin McEntee with his good friend Jimmy.

An early morning downpour made us think our luck with the weather had run out but sure enough it cleared up and out thirty golfers all presented themselves at Green Valley for our weekly Sunday bash.  The golf course was naturally quite wet in parts so preferred lies through the greens were allowed but otherwise the course was in fine shape with the greens up to their normally high standard.

The field moved quite smoothly with no delays to speak of and four hours and twenty minutes was about the average time for the round.  With good numbers we were able to have three flights with three places in each.

A Flight was led by the consistent Kevin McEntee with a fine 40 points.  Kevin was three strokes clear of his name sake Kevin Hamilton, leaving big hitting Dave Boran to close the flight a shot further back.

Skipping down to C Flight we saw Satita Cheoychao continue her winning good form as she stood atop of the podium with a solid even par round.  Iain Jones and Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw were tied a shot in arrears and when the mud had settled it was Iain who got to lift the silver.

B Flight provided the day’s man of the match in the form of Dave Deira with an excellent 41 points.  Dave was four strokes clear of Peter Blackburn while Mogens Melander rounded out the flight with a solid even par round.

Monday, Oct. 31, Pattana – Stableford

A Flight

1st Dave Deira (18) 34pts

2nd Dominic Downey (13) 33pts

3rd Bill Stewart (16) 31pts

B Flight

1st Tim Shaw (25) 34pts

2nd Steve Phillips (25) 33pts

3rd Ian Steele (27) 33pts

Pattana was the choice on Monday and for a change the weather was fine, although the golf course was quite wet in parts.  B and C were the nines the golfers were designated to play and playing from the yellow tees made the course a bit shorter.  There were no major delays and everyone got round in good time.

Peter Henshaw with his lovely lady.
Peter Henshaw with his lovely lady.

Dave Deira made it two win in as many games as he and B Flight’s Tim Shaw both returned scores of 34 points.  Dave was followed closely up the podium steps by Co. Galloway man Dominic Downey while Bill Stewart closed the A Flight two shots back from Dominic.

Tim Shaw was a shot clear of Steve Phillips and Ian Steele; Steve‘s back nine adding up a little better that that of Ian’s.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, Treasure Hill – Stableford

A Flight

1st Peter Blackburn (20) 38pts

2nd Kevin McEntee (11) 34pts

3rd Garry Gareou (16) 33pts

4th Jeff Downes (16) 33pts

B Flight

1st Peter Henshaw (20) 35pts

2nd Derek Britton (31) 31pts

3rd Pat Feeney (24) 30pts

4th Finton Coogan (29) 25pts

With Treasure Hill being just about the best value around at 1,150 baht for green fee, caddy and cart it was no surprise that we had an excellent weekday field of 26 signed up.  Two busses were required and after a good run which took just over 50 minutes we arrived at the course with plenty of time to prepare for our 11.00 am tee time.

The weather was great and not too hot and the golf course was in great shape, but although playing off the shorter yellow tees it proved too difficult for most, with just one of the golfers playing to their handicap or better.  We had 2 flights with 4 places in each flight.

A Flight provided the man of the match with a best on the day 38 points from Peter Blackburn.  Peter was 4 strokes clear of the man riding a purple patch, Kevin McEntee, and a further stroke clear of Garry Gareou and Jeff Downes who were separated on a count back by the slimmest of margins.

B Flight was led by the pay-widow specialist Peter Henshaw with a sound 35 points.  Peter’s good Irish pal Derek Briton followed him up the podium steps with 31 points.  Pat Feeney made it three Paddy’s on the podium with 30 points while Finton Coogan was gob-smacked to see any part of the podium with his 25 points.  I am not quite sure but I wouldn’t be surprised if this should be called the Irish flight!