The day started out with light rain and was overcast and stayed pretty much that way all day. This however did not dampen Alit Amin, who hails from London and plays his golf at the Seve Ballesteros designed golf course the Shire’s London. Ajit was not the biggest guy in the field by any stretch of the imagination but he was certainly the best this Sunday with a creditable 41 points in B flight. The nearest player to Ajit was Colin ‘the Donkey’ whose 37 points was one better than Lee ‘the caddy to the stars’ Adelly.
Sunday’s winner Ajit Amin (right) with Colin Davies.
In the premier flight it was Bob ‘Broad more’ Newell back to his best with a rock solid 38 points and a new moniker given to him by his caddy - ‘Young boy man’ - honestly. Bob was three clear of Irishman Connie Walsh and Ed ‘Our man in the White House’ Wyckoff with the luck of the Irish prevailing.
In C Flight, John Bassett showed he was no one trick pony as he trotted off with the flight’s honours. Peter ‘the diver’ Henshaw needed to avoid the water and the help of a count back to separate himself from Jan Johnson.
Yui Bietry, Ed Wyckoff, John Nalty, Eddy Delaney and Vic Hester shared the ‘2’s pot.
Monday, jan. 28, Royal Lakeside - Stableford
1st Paraic McManus (7) 36pts
2nd Mark Watson (6) 35pts
3rd Gerry Roche (18) 33pts
Monday started the same way Sunday did, raining and overcast, as the gang made their way up the Highway 7 all hoping that the weather might abate as they reached their destination - Royal Lakeside. In fact it was probably worse after waiting half an hour and with no let up insight a good proportion of the field gave it up.
Of the remaining battle hardened all-weather players it was Paraic McManus who top scored with a steady even par round for the day’s honours, closely followed by the steady play of Mark Watson, who was one stroke adrift. Gerry Roche, Terry ‘pork chop Mangan and Sunday’s top dog Ajit Amin went to three-way count back for the last podium place and it was Terry and Ajit who were left up the creek without a paddle.
Mark Watson, Jim Elphick and JP Maffray shared the watered down ‘2’s pot.
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Bangpra - Stableford
1st Tom McManus (11) 36pts
2nd J P Maffray (13) 35pts
3rd Pat Duane (10) 34pts
4th Pen Caruthers (14) 33pts
1st Walter Beachli (18) 35pts
2nd Peter Henshaw (19) 34pts
3rd Bobby Collis (20) 32pts
4th Tore Eliassen (16) 32pts
1st John O’Neil (21) 38pts
2nd Fergus O’Brien (21) 31pts
3rd Sean Soden (21) 27pts
4th Jim Procter (22) 26pts
Slightly better weather greeted the gang as they set out to battle the lightning fast greens and monkeys at Bangpra. Irishman Tom McManus did it best as his 38 points topped C Flight and the day’s scores. He was also the only player on the day to better his handicap.
Tom was seven clear of that esteemed Thai linguist Fergus O’Brien while Sean Soden was extremely surprised that his 27 points was good for the bronze, but not as much as Jim Procter when he found that his 26 point count back over the unlucky Jeff Dune rounded out the flight.
Top man in the flagship flight was Tom McManus with a steady even par round. Tom was followed in one stroke increments by JP Maffray, Pat Duane and Pen Caruthers in that order, but Pen did need the help of a count back decision over Graham Dorward.
B Flight threw up a pleasant surprise as Walter ‘take me up the Alter’ Beachli stood atop the podium with a flight winning 35 points. Peter ‘Don Corleone’ Henshaw took the second spot a shot adrift while Bobby Collis, Tore Eliassen and Terry Wagner went to a count back to sort out the minor flight steps. Sadly Terry stood at sea level and satang less.
JP Maffray, Steve Doris, Barry Power and John O’Neil Divided the ‘2’s pot.
Friday, Feb. 1, Treasure Hill - Stableford
1st Pat Duane (10) 37pts
2nd Connie Walsh (11) 36pts
3rd JP Maffray (13) 36pts
1st Barry Copestake (16) 42pts
2nd Jim Bell (15) 37pts
3rd Nick Odnoral (16) 36pts
1st David Dunne (19) 35pts
2nd Gerry Roche (19) 33pts
3rd John O’Neil (21) 33pts
Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake’s scorecard looked like he had played another, and nearer set of tees (like the Reds), from the balance of the field as he romped home by five points! Jim ‘AK47’ Bell was so far back in B Flight second place it looked like Barry had crossed the finishing line before Jim had started. Nick Odnoral, always there or there abouts, closed the flight with a fine even par round.
In the senior circuit Pat Duane held sway on 37 points as he bettered Wednesday’s second place finish. Pat was followed up the podium steps by good friends Connie Walsh and JP Maffray; the order of whose ascent was determined by count back.
David Dune took the top spot in C Flight on 35 points - this was two clear of Gerry Roche who squeezed out a count back win over John O’Neil. John took defeat with a grin as this was his second pay window visit this week.
Dave Shelton and Jim Bell (a pair) along with five other players shared the ‘2’s pot.
Note: Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya land Soi 1, Beach Rd Soi13/13 near Walking Street. Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764. Transport is provided.