Recording and equaling the lowest monthly medal in the competition’s history, Eddy ‘the Eagle’ Beilby scorched the Green Valley layout and the field with a gross 81 (net 62) masterpiece. Eddy joins Paul Ovens who achieved this feat (net 62) in December 2002. Paul beat the then record set by Sven Vistung (net 63) in June of the same year.
Medal winner Eddy Beilby with Lewiinski’s Golf Manager Colin.
Left holding scores that would have won most other months were Eddy’s B Flight place holders Jim ‘No’ Bell and Ireland’s Peter Wallace who both shot excellent net 66’s, with Jim taking the silverware via the count back. Spare a thought also for Andre Fortis whose fine net 68 counted for nothing.
A Flight was not to be outdone as Jan ‘the quite one’ Erikssen must have thought he had done enough to win with an outstanding net 64. Jan was two clear of Michael Prideaux while Garry Blackburne edged Jack Grindvold off the podium, gaining a count back verdict as both carded a net 67. Jack did however win the low gross trophy.
Yui’s net 68 took the Red Flight and the crystal engraved glass. Eddy and Yui get to compete in the gold medal later in the year.
Michael Prideaux, Jim Brackett, and Jim Bell all carded a pair of 2’s along with four other single 2’s.
Monday, April 9, St Andrews - Stableford
1st Ed Wyckoff (10) 39pts
2nd John Heaney (19) 39pts
3rd Tore Eliassen (16) 37pts
It has its detractors but St Andrews 2000 provides a marvelous test and enhances the golf diversity of the Eastern Seaboard. The society doesn’t play it often, perhaps not often enough, but a small but fine field was willing to take on the challenge.
A three place field was led by Ed ‘our man in the white house’ Wyckoff who managed a fine 39 point performance. He still needed a count back to have the better of Irishman John Heaney whose calculations undoubtedly made for deft course management.
Co. Offaly’s Andy Byrne showed the society a side to his golf never seen before as he yielded third place to Tore Eliassen. Andy did have a trick up his sleeve however as he posted the only 2 of the day.
Wednesday, April 11, Greenwood C&A - Stableford
1st Colin Davis (15) 38pts
2nd Kevin McEntee (8) 36pts
1st John Heaney (19) 35pts
2nd Peter Henshaw (18) 34pts
‘The Donkey’ served notice that there is still some life in that beat-up body as he showed the field nothing but tail lights in his A Flight winning performance and was the only player to better par with 38 points. Bunched behind him were two of the infamous Co. Offaly gang, Kevin ‘you know who’ and Andy ‘Stick erm up’ Byrne. Andy for the second game in succession remained satangless.
In an all Irish affair John Heaney Put the hurt on B Flight with a solid 35 points, getting the better of Peter ‘Don O’Corleone’ Henshaw by a single stroke.
Jon Haugen and Thierry Petrement split the 2,s pot.
Thursday, April 12, Crystal Bay C&A - Stableford
1st Andrew Byrne (8) 42 pts
2nd Tore Eliassen (16) 41 pts
3rd Esara Duangari (36) 39 pts
It’s been a trend that has been building over the last three weeks, that Kevin ‘you know who’, who has enjoyed the lowest handicap in the County Offaly gang for as long as anyone can remember, is in danger of losing that distinction as Andy ‘stick erm up’ Byrne put on another dazzling display of golf by shooting 42 points on the Crystal Bay course.
That outburst naturally out distanced the otherwise fine efforts of his A Flight brethren Tore Eliassen 41 points and a pile up of three on 39 points involving Esara Duangari, Eddy the Eagle and someone named Kevin. The resulting count back put the lady before gentlemen.
Tore Eliassen and Kevin halved the 2’s pot.
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