Gasser shines at Green Valley

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Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, Dec. 18, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st JP Gasser (14) 39pts

2nd Paul Hack (16) 37pts

3rd Ian Pickles (16) 35pts

B Flight

1st Bill Eyles (22) 38pts

2nd Don Lehmer (24) 35pts

3rd Aiden Murray (26) 34pts

Near Pins: Dave Boran, Jim Bell

Long Putts: J P Gasser, Bruce Walters

JP Gasser (right) with his better half.
JP Gasser (right) with his better half.

Well you can tell the weather has improved because the courses have been in excellent condition and the winning scores have all been better than basic par, and in most cases by a long way.  Today was no different as a great crowd left to play our usual Sunday bash at Green Valley.

Top man in A Flight and man of the match was JP Gasser with a fine 39 points and a bonus long putt.  JP was followed up the podium steps by Paul ‘the thunder from down under’ Hack with a steady 37 points.  The third podium step went to a count back as both Ian Pickles and Mickey ‘nine holes’ Beresford were tied on 35 points.  After nine holes one would have though Mickey was going to win the game but two no-scoring holes in the last three put paid to that idea so it was Ian who got to stand on the podium, leaving Mickey at sea level and potless.

Bill Eyles took the honours in B Flight with a fine 38 points while Don ‘the ladies’ man’ Lehmer followed Bill up the podium steps with 35, one stroke clear of third placed Aiden Murray.

Monday, Dec. 19, Pattavia – Stableford

1st Derek Briton (34) 38pts

2nd Jeff Downes (20) 37pts

3rd Marcus Earp (29) 37pts

4th Torben Lindgarrd (30) 36pts

5th Pierre Zbinden (24) 36pts

Long Putt: Steve Baker

Today we played Pattavia golf course, a beautiful layout in great condition with very pleasant fairways and greens.  Lewiinski’s and Colin’s Golf Bar players enjoyed a very pleasant day with a slight breeze and sunny skies.

We had just one flight today but with five places up for grabs and one longest putt.

The scores were very good as Derek Briton took the match honours with a fine 38 points.  Two players were just one stroke behind, Derek Jeff Downes and Marcos Earp; Jeff out-gunning Marcus in the count back to lift the silver with a inner nine score of 20-19.

The calculator was out again as three players all returned even par rounds for the two remaining podium steps; Torben Lindgarrd, Pierre Zbinden and the Donkey were all locked on 36 points and the count back dictated that they finished in that order.

Wednesday, Dec. 21, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Paul West (17) 38pts

2nd Paul Hack (16) 35pts

3rd Nick Shaw (19) 33pts

B Flight

1st Stuart Hall (31) 39pts

2nd Sean Larner (21) 36pts

3rd Robert Baird (31) 35pts

Near Pins: Sean Larner, Mike Hollingsworth

Long Putts: Pierre Zbinden

It was back to our home course Green Valley once again, the course was in fine condition as usual and the weather was hot with a little breeze.  But for some reason most found the going tough as only two players managed to better their handicap.

B Flight’s Stuart Hall took the man of the match honours with a rock solid 39 points and he was three clear of Sean Larner in second and four up on Robert Baird in third.

The top spot in A Flight went to Paul West with a fine 38 points and he was followed up the podium steps by Paul Hack.  Nick ‘Elvis’ Shaw hit all the right notes as he closed the flight on 33 points but needed the aid of a count back over a player whose name is not to hand.

Back at Colin’s Bar and after the presentation the lucky draw was made but was not claimed.  Remember you have to be in the bar to win the prize.

Friday, Dec. 23, Khao Kheow – Stableford

A Flight

1st Paul West (16) 37pts

2nd Walter O’Keefe (13) 37pts

3rd John Harrison (11) 34pts

4th Matt Polkinhorn (14) 34pts

B Flight

1st Tina Orth (26) 42pts

2nd Colin Davis (22) 36pts

3rd Torben Lindgarrd (28) 35pts

4th Gabriel Enright (19) 35pts

Near Pins: B8 Steve Baker, C3 Gabriel Enright

It was off to the favourite of many, Khao Kheow, and it was a good day for those who normally find the course to be too demanding.  We played the B & C nines in near perfect conditions and had a fair sized field so two flights were required with four places in each.

There was no man of the match today but that was not for the lack of trying.  The top honor went to the belle of the bar, Tina Orth, with a fantastic 42 points, normally unheard of at this track.  Colin ‘the Donkey’ Davis followed Tina up the podium steps with a solid even par round and a count back was required to fill the minor flight spots between Torben Lindgarrd and Gabriel Enright.  Torben’s back-nine was more favorably spread out but Gabriel was not that much bothered because he had a near pin prize.

The laurels in A Flight went to Paul West as he made it two flight wins on the trot, but first he had to win a count back over the unlucky Walter O’Keefe.  A further count back was required to separate John Harrison and Matt Polkinhorn and after the divots had settled it was John who filled the third podium spot.