61 players showed to contest an event that continues to grow in popularity. For those unfamiliar with the format of the event a brief word: All four rounds are played at three different courses starting with Green Valley, Greenwood, Mountain Shadow and concluding at Green Valley, our tacit home course.
The first two days are stroke play with the top fifty ‘and ties going on to days three and four of stroke play. Those that felt the lash of the cut line clean their slate and play a two day stableford.
On Day 1, two of Lewiinski’s most prominent players, and most liked I might add, broke from the gate quickly. ‘Broad more’ Bob and Jim Bracket both shot net 68 and were closely followed by Claude ‘I will try’ Harder two shots in arrears. Jim McCarthy, Alex Ferraz, Ian Dallas and Gill Sayer were all just five shots off the pace.
The first day overall winner with a great net 67 was Jez ‘the Principal’ Lees who is playing some of the best golf of his career, but as we all know, work comes first - at least for most of us.
Monday, Feb. 27, Eastern Star - Stableford
1st Pat Hanafin (12) 37pts
2nd Rick Maker (22) 34pts
3rd John Heaney (19) 33pt
A relatively modest group, attributable to the four day Lewiinski’s Championship and back to back playing days, took on the Eastern Star layout. Irishman Pat Hanafin carded a sparkling 37 points for the day’s honours. Rick Maker was one stroke clear of John Heaney.
No 2’s were recorded.
Wednesday, Feb. 29, Greenwood A&B – The Open Day 2
1st Matt Trimbrell (11) net 71
2nd Dayle Hoek (10) net 71
3rd Jarrod Clark (12) net 72
1st Paul Crijns (17) net 67
2nd Gary Arthur (17) net 71
3rd Jim Bell (17) net75
1st Tom Callahan (18) net 70
2nd Eddy Beilby (18) net73
3rd John Heaney (19) net75
The cream began to rise on day two as Paul Crijns followed his first day net 74 with a best on the day net 67 for a two day total of net 141, one stroke clear of the on song ‘Broad more’ Bob. The ever dangerous Thierry Petrement stands on a 146 two day total with Garry Arthur a further shot back. Don’t underestimate the Eagle - he is hovering. Has anybody seen or heard from Wireless?
The reigning champion Dale Hoek, with a brace, plus four others carded 2’s on the day.
Friday, March 2, Mountain Shadow – The Open Day 3
1st Thierry Petrement (10) net 73
2nd Colm Mullen (15) net 73
Plate A Flight
1st Colin Davis (15) 40pts
2nd Jerry McCarthy (15) 34pts
3rd Geoff Bracegirdle (17) 34pts
4th Mike Jeffreys (17) 33pts
Plate B Flight
1st Frank Sharkey ( ) 36pts
2nd Geoff Kubas (21) 36pts
3rd Gill Sayer (18) 34pts
4th Max Bracegirdle (26) 31pts
Day 3, ah moving day! Like a boxer coming of the ropes, Thierry Petrement and Dublin’s Colm Mullen came roaring back and threw a pair of net 73’s at it today. This gave Thierry a combined score of 219 to co lead the championship with Paul Crijns. Defending champion Dale Hoek stood a shot back as did the ladies man ‘fizz bomb’ Newell. Colm headed the Irish mob at 224, so it is there to be won.
Play was halted for about 40 minutes as a tremendous storm hit the course and lighting almost struck a very lucky Gary Arthur. It was so close the putter he was holding lit up, how close is that? Close enough - ask ‘Broad more’ Bob, he was on the green at the time.
Today saw the start of the stableford comp for those who did not make the cut. Breaking out of the stable and trotting off with the top loot in A Flight was the Donkey with a flawless 40 points. Irishman Jerry McCarthy showed no respect for Aussie Geoff Bracegirdle as he took the flight silver, yep on count back. Welshman Mike Jeffreys filled the flight a stroke adrift.
In B Flight, Frank Sharkey piped Geoff Elvis Kubas as both were tied on even par rounds. Gill Sayer took the bronze two shots in arrears as Max Bracegirdle closed the flight.
Jerry McCarthy, Geoff Bracegirdle and Adam Oyston shared the 2’s pot.
Note: Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya Land Soi 1, Beach Road Soi 13/3 near to 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.