Ger Linehan the President’s man

Friday, 01 February 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 5

PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, Jan. 20, Green Valley - Presidents Trophy

A Flight

1st Bob Watson (2) 41pts

2nd Yui Bietry (11) 39pts

3rd Tim Hickey (5) 38pts

4th Ed Wyckoff (10) 38pts

B Flight

1st Pat Regan (12) 36pts

2nd John Nalty (13) 36pts

3rd Jerry McCarthy (13) 35pts

4th Pat Hanafin (13) 34pts

C Flight

1st Ger Linehan (17) 44pts

2nd Nick Odnoral (17) 40pts

3rd David Dune (19) 34pts

4th Tony Dolphin (19) 32pts

D Flight

1st Mick Coghlan (22) 37pts

2nd Jez Lees (19) 33pts

3rd John O’Neil (19) 32pts

4th John Bassett (21) 32pts

Near Pins: No 4 Max Scott, No 9 John Hartigan, No 12 Vic Hester, No 16 Peter LeNoury.

With every available slot of the 20 tee times taken, the society teed it up for the President’s golf tournament and Colin and Jimmy Elphick welcomed a large group of competitors to this popular event.  The weather was fine and the course was in splendid condition; the only hick up was the lack of caddies.

Billy Briton was a double winner during the week.Billy Briton was a double winner during the week.

‘Broad more’ Bob, one of the pre-tournament favorites, had to pull out at the last minute because of business commitments so the spare place was filled by the Scribe.  I must say it was like old times, playing in the same four-ball as the Principal in D Flight. So that’s where we will start.

Mick Coghlan was the top provider with a solid 37 points followed by, would you believe it, the Principal 5 shots in arrears, who edged the net count back duo on 32 points of John O’Neal and John Basset.  Mr. O’Neal has been on the podium too many times to lose a count back and proved it again this time.

The Irish flight, usually known as B Flight, was topped by the young man from Co. Dublin, Pat Regan and good friend John Nalty, both with decent par rounds.  Pat had the better of his mate on count back while Jerry McCarthy was but a shot adrift for the bronze.  Pat Hanafin and Victor the infector were tied a shot back as the luck of the Irish held up in the count back to make it an Irish flight rout.

The big boys flight provided some excellent scores as Aussie Bob Watson led the flight with a high class 41 points.  Bob’s score contained five birdies and a eagle on the par five 16th hole.  Any other day this score would probably have won  but it was good for the lead crystal second place trophy.  Yui ‘the Belle of Pattaya’ fired a very creditable 39 to fill the silver spot.

It took a three-way 38-point count back to fill the third and forth spots between Jim Hickey, Ed ‘our man in the White house’ and Monsieur Thierry Petrement.  Count back dictated that they climbed the podium steps in that order but there was no step for the unlucky Thierry.

C Flight, which has taken a bit of stick from the Scribe lately, produced the overall winner and the third placed golfer.  Irishman Ger Linehan amassed an incredible 44 points to take the President’s lead cut glass trophy for 2013 and he also collected two 2’s and a trip to the handicap committee.  Nick Odnoral took the second flight place and the third overall spot with an excellent 40 point return.  David Dunne was third with 34 points as Tony Dolphin closed the flight with 32 points.

Back at Lewiinski’s and after the presentation it was party time as everybody tucked into Lewiinski’s famous buffet.  Finally Jim thanked all who helped make it a day to remember, especially the Lewiinski’s staff.  Next year’s comp is an eagerly awaited event.

Monday, Jan. 21, Crystal Bay – Stableford

A Flight

1st Jonny Lindberg (11) 37pts

2nd John Feehan (16) 36pts

3rd Tim Hickey (5) 36pts

B Flight

1st Ayoka Pueschi (23) 39pts

2nd Ronny Valfridsson (21) 35pts

3rd David Dunne (19) 30pts

It was off to Crystal Bay today and that suited our Japanese lady golfer Ayoka Pueschi down to the ground as she returned the top score of the day, a delightful 39 points in B Flight to take the match honours.  Ayoka was four clear of second placed Ronny Valfridsson and a further five clear of David Dunne.

A Flight was tight as just one point separated the top three players.  Jonny Lindbergh sneaked the top spot with a creditable 37 points, closely pursued by Irishman John Feehan and Tim Hickey on even par rounds, with the former having the better of the count back.

Jim Bell, Ayoka Pueschi and Tom Morrisroe shared the 2’s pot.

Wednesday, Jan. 23, St. Andrews - Stableford

A Flight

1st Bob Watson (2) 40pts

2nd Thierry Petrement (11) 40pts

3rd Max Scott (3) 39pts

B Flight

1st Billy Briton (15) 37pts

2nd Vic Hester (14) 35pts

3rd Mike Jeffreys (18) 35pts

C Flight

1st David Dunne (19) 34pts

2nd Ken Kelly (19) 34pts

3rd Mick Coghlan (22) 34pts

Desmond Muirhead’s monster always seems to intimidate the society, but on saying that, a rather large group showed up to take it on - 55 players in fact.

The senior circuit pair of Aussie Bob Watson and Monsieur Thierry Petrement showed no fear as they led the way with 40 faultless points apiece and Bob gaining his second man of the match award as Thierry’s count back woes remain.  Max Scott’s purple patch continues as he closed the flight.  (Michele Sancillo, Peter Kelly and Terry pork chop Mangan deserve a mention as they carded fine rounds of 38 points) each.

B Flight was led by Irishman Billy Britton with a solid 37 points.  Vic ‘the inflictor’ Hester was true to his handle as he edged Mike ‘the Welsh Wizard’ for the silver.

A group of luminaries were knotted atop the C Flight as the old count back was dragged out and the log jam was quickly sorted.  David Dunne completed a hat trick of podium places for the week as his 34 point return had the best back nine math’s.  Ken Kelly took the second place as Mick Coghlan tidied up the flight.

Bob Watson, Michele Sancillo, Peter Kelly and Steve Armstrong shared the 2’s pot.

Friday, Jan. 25, Mountain Shadow - Stableford

A Flight Blue

1st Billy Briton (15) 34pts

2nd Mark Watson (6) 34pts

3rd Michele Sancillo (9) 34pts

4th Tom McManus (11) 33pts

B Flight Blue

1st Ayoka Pueschi (23) 36pts

2nd Marjatta Tikkala (23) 35pts

3rd Brian Price (20) 35pts

4th Gerry Roche (18) 34pts

A Flight White

1st Michael Lenihan (18) 38pts

2nd Ed Delaney (26) 38pts

3rd Frank McNamara (17) 36pts

4th Peter Henshaw (19) 30pts

Competition suspended due to mental illness! - well not quite but strange things happen when the golf manager is late on the first tee, as he was this day.  Somehow a fair percentage of the field took a short detour to the land of Zog and hit off from the white tees.  Not to be outdone, the remainder teed off the blue tees since the starting sheet was nowhere to be seen.  Good work lads.  Back at Lewiinski’s Colin somehow sorted it out.

Michael Lenihan and Ed Delaney in C Flight, or white, or it might be blue or possibly the Irish flight, whatever they were co men of the match with 38 points each.  Big Frank McNamara took the bronze with a steady even par round while fourth place went to a triple count back as Peter Henshaw, John Heaney and Mike Dwyer all carded 30 points – Peter’s backside math’s prevailing.

Ayoka Pueschi foreshadowed a week on form with her B Flight, just might be blue, winning 36 points.  Second was simply a matter of count back as Marjatta Tikkala edged Brian Price for the silver.  Gerry Roche, Mike ‘the Welsh wizard’ Jeffreys and John O’Neil pushed the calculator to the limit with Gerry emerging the victor in fourth spot.

Some other flight (up to you) didn’t know if they were coming or going and were headed by the man on form Billy Briton, who won a three-way count back over Mark Watson and Michele Sancillo who took silver and bronze respectively.  The McManus boys were the last count back the calculator managed as Tom got the better of Paraic.

Peter Henshaw, Barry Power Whitish! Pat Hanafin and Brian Price True Blue 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

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