Ian Jones, never a slouch at a 14 handicap but always willing to learn, hooked up with ‘Broad more’ Bob to see if he could sort out his short game and the dividends were quick to evidence themselves. ‘Broad more’, whose golf credentials include four prison warders golfer of the year titles and is well known to be adept at fine tuning a players existing game, had a pleasant and adept canvas to work within the affable Aussie Ian Jones. The gears meshed and the result was a very productive Sunday outing as he was the top dog in A Flight and man of the match with a splendid 41 point return. Ian was five clear of Johnny Lindberg.
Birthday boy Bob Newell.
Turning to the premier flight, old friend Claude Harder, never far from the brass ring, stood atop the podium with a faultless 39 points. Claude needed every one of them as Jan ‘the quite one’ was just a stroke behind. Jan however did have the comfort of a couple of 2’s along with Jack Grindvold, Johnny Lindberg, Gerry Power and fellow Irishman Peter Henshaw. It was good to see our old pal Ian Grout back with the gang.
Back at Lewiinski’s it was party time as ‘Broad more’ celebrated his 26th times 26 Birthday.
Monday, July 16, Bangpakong - Stableford
1st Rod Brown (18) 36 pts
2nd Prem Chand (9) 35 pts
Bangpakong Riverside can play as tough as any course around and that was certainly in evidence as no one bettered their handicap and only one player equaled his.
Rod Brown topped A Flight, closely followed by Prem Chad who showed little respect for Ed ‘our man in the White House’ Wyckoff as he edged Ed off the podium steps on count back. Ed did manage a smile however as he carded the only ‘2’ of the day.
Wednesday, July 18, Burapha A & B - Stableford
1st Phil Page (13) 38pts
2nd Peter Stonebridge (14) 35pts
1st Nick Odnoral (18) 40pts
2nd Ivan Plunkett (20) 40pts
It was off to the friendly confines of Burapha’s American Wood and British Link’s nines where the course was as welcoming as ever.
A couple of old hands won the two flights; Phil Page took top spot in the premier flight with a very impressive 38 points as Nick Odnoral took B Flight honours with a faultless 40 points. But Nick needed a count back to eke out a victory over mate and friend of all Irishmen Ivan Plunkett.
Phil meanwhile was three strokes clear of Peter ‘the Headmaster’ Stonebridge who is always a welcome addition to the society ranks.
J P Maffray, Salvatore Brizzi, Ivan Plunkett, Eddie Delaney, and Jim Reid 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, otherwise, why not give Colin a ring on 0898260764. Transport is provided.