Keith cans a ‘dodo’ - James cards 48

Friday, 07 December 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 49

PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, Nov. 25, Green Valley - Stableford

A Flight

1st Thierry Petrement (12) 41pts

2nd Kevin McEntee (8) 37pts

3rd J-P Gasser (11) 37pts

B Flight

1st Barry Copestake (16) 37pts

2nd Pierre Bietry (13) 35pts

3rd Paddy Jordan (18) 35pts

C Flight

1st Laurent Triboullier (29) 37pts

2nd Maurice Triboullier (29) 36pts

3rd Sean Murphy (28) 36pts

Near Pins:  No 4 Paul Hack; No 9 Tony Huxtable; No 9 Tom Feeney; No 16 Yui Bietry.

The man of the match was none other than every bodies nice guy Monsieur Thierry ‘viva la Francia’ Petrement who outraced a bunch of 37’s with his award winning, and first place in the premier flight 41 points.  It should be noted that such a point total by Thierry belies a gross 79!  As suggested, right on Thievery’s well rounded heals were Kevin say ‘no more’ McEntee and Thierry’s fellow countryman Monsieur J-P Gasser with their twin 37’s.  The esteemed gentleman from the picturesque Co. Offaly (got to be nice to Kevin as he leaves soon – Hooray!) edged J-P on the resulting count back.

Sunday winners - Thierry Petrement and Barry Copestake. Sunday winners - Thierry Petrement and Barry Copestake.

Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake must have been wearing his dancing shoes as he waltzed round the course with his 37 points to take the laurels in B Flight.  Pierre ‘the magician’ and Paddy Jordan followed Barry up the steps with 35 points apiece.  A count back sorted out their order of ascent.

In the junior flight the Triboullier twins ganged up on Sean Murphy; Laurent took the top step with his personalized 37 points as Maurice gained the Silver as his back-nine maths added up better than Sean’s.

Peter Lenoury, Patrick Kelly, Yui Bietry, Tony Huxtable, Nigel Bennett and Tom Byrne divvied up the 2’s pot.

Monday, Nov. 26, Pattana C&A - Stableford

A Flight

1st James O’Mahoney (7) 48pts

2nd Mike Nagle (11) 41pts

3rd J-P Maffray (12) 37pts

B Flight

1st Paddy Jordan (18) 37pts

2nd Reg McKay (16) 37pts

3rd Colin Davis (17) 36pts

C Flight

1st Brian Cooper (25) 38pts

2nd Brien Cooper Kent (28) 35pts

3rd Keith McLachlan (24) 35pts

Nothing subtle about this claim for the title slot - James O’Mahoney, who to date had never quite found his form in numerous games with the society, wanted to alleviate any doubt in the society’s mind when he did find it.  Does a gross 68 (48-point) effort grab your attention?  Well it did everyone in the field as it was the best on the day in a fair sized field.  His seven stroke margin left A Flight’s second placed holder, Mike Nagle, dumbstruck.  tidying up A Flight’s bronze was J-P ‘you’ll never walk alone’ Maffray.

A skip down to C Flight provided the third best score of the day and the name atop the card was Brian ‘mini’ Cooper.  Brian has a well seasoned handicap but he does ‘pop up’ now and again.  This day was more of a ‘shoot up’ as he netted out at 38 points.  Brian’s twin Brian ‘cooper’ Kent slipped through a small opening, relatively speaking that is, to make his 35 points better than Keith McLachlan’s.

Since there is little rhythm to this article as of yet, we jump up to B Flight and find Irishman Paddy Jordan and Scotland’s Buckie boy himself Reg McKay knotted on 37 points apiece.  Paddy won the count back for top spot leaving Reg the silver.  The Donkey gave every man hope as he strode off to the podium to take up a stance on the third step.

Mike Nagle, Andy Byrne, Dave Chalmers and Bill Peach shared the 2’s pot.

Wednesday, Nov. 28, St. Andrews - Stableford

A Flight

1st J-P Gasser (11) 39pts

2nd Justin Fowlis (12) 38pts

3rd Mike Nagle (11) 38pts

B Flight

1st John Bresnihan (18) 41pts

2nd Reg McKay (15) 40pts

3rd Jim Bell (16) 37pts

C Flight

1st Bob Monk (21) 38pts

2nd Brian Cooper (25) 38pts

3rd Keith McLachlan (24) 33pts

Despite some fine scores the shot of the day was Kiwi Keith McLachlan’s first ever hole-in-one which was achieved on the long 17th.  Keith, who resides in Australia and is a member of the Royal Queens Golf Club, was a gracious host as he used his 2’s winning ace to buy all the lads and lasses a drink.

In the daily competition, John Bresnihan spaced his beers out just right to bring home a gaggle of points, 41 in all, to take the day and B Flight gold whilst bringing his handicap down on the way.  The gang on and off the podium would all have won any other day as Scotland’s Reg MacKay 40 points took the silver and Jimmy ‘A-K-47’ Bell filled the flight with 37 points.

J-P Gasser was the top shot in the flagship flight with a steady 37 points.  Justin Fowlis and Mike Nagle both scored 38 points - Justin’s effort relegated Mike to the flight bronze.  Kevin ‘you know who’ on 37 points didn’t even make the podium.

C Flight was headed by Bob Monk and the steady and omnipresent Brian ‘mini’ Cooper.  Count back dictated that they climbed the podium in that order.  The hole in one boy Keith rounded out the flight.

Patrick Kelly, Pierre Bietry, and Bert Griffiths rolled in 2’s that was good only for a mention.

Friday, Nov. 30, Green Valley & Silky Oak - Stableford

A Flight Silky Oak

1st Ed Wyckoff (10) 39pts

2nd Torre Eliassen (14) 36pts

3rd Dave Shelton (8) 35pts

B Flight Silky Oak

1st Maurice Thurnherr (29) 31pts

2nd Adam Oyston (16) 30pts

3rd Richard Mitchell (16) 29pts

A flight Green Valley

1st Bob Watson (6) 37pts

2nd Reg McKay (15) 36pts

B Flight Green Valley

1st Dave Norman (17) 36pts

2nd Barry Oats (25) 31pts

In the most radical of outings the society undertakes, the society entered the same clubhouse but left by different courses.  There is both great affection for the unique challenges of Silky Oak and disdain by those that simply do not enjoy the schooling it can administrate.  While you can’t please all people all the time, efforts are continually made to do so.  The popularity of this decision was supported by the excellent turnout.

Approximately half the gang took on the challenging Silky Oak layout and the set up showed its teeth.  Ed ‘our man in the White House’ Wyckoff was the only player to better his handicap, carding a splendid 39 points.  Ed’s fine effort was three clear of Tore Eliassen and a further stoke clear of Dave Shelton.

B Flight found the going tough as Maurice Thurnherr needed just 31 points to pick up the flight gold.  Adam Oyston was one shot in arrears for the silver.  Richard Mitchell, the Donkey and Sean Murphy all posted 29-point returns - when the counting was done Sean and the Donkey trotted off fed up and satang less.

Ireland’s Christy Knight was the sole heir to the 2’s pot.

The more conservative lot left over at Green Valley were led by Bob Watson as he was the only player to better par on the day and take the A Flight and man of the match honours.  Scotland’s Buckie boy Reg McKay took the silver with a very impressive even par round.

Dave Norman’s even par round in B Flight was good for the gold.  Barry was five clear of Barry Oats and hole in one man Keith McLachlan.  Keith’s luck ran out in the following count back.

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.

Starting on the 6th Dec. will be the PGA Thailand Championship at Amata Springs this finishes on Sunday the 9th Dec.  For those interested we will be offering a bus service to the course on Sunday, we also have free 4 day passes for the event available to PSC members.

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