Nobody told Co. Cork’s Ed Delaney it was not the monthly medal, so Ed went out and shot the best on the day 42 points, thereby reducing his handicap without the benefit of picking up a trophy! He won’t be happy about that. Ed was four shots clear of Mike ‘the Mechanic’ Craighead whose exploits continue to amaze. Well done Mike!
Colin Davis, left, with Sunday’s winner Eddy Delaney.
In A Flight we saw Jack Grindvold, who has not been able to play as often as he has previously, still gave evidence that infrequent play will not equate to infrequent pay as Jack’s super 36 points related to a round of 74 gross. This gave him the flight silver behind as Bob St.Aubin, who must have thought his chances were very slim as he started with two no scores on the 4th and 5th holes. To his credit Bob calmly reacted with seven straight pars and finished equal to Jack’s 36 points to take the flight on the resulting count back.
I am not sure if this as happened before but no 2’s were recorded and so a rollover next Sunday.
Monday, July 23, Mountain Shadow - Stableford
1st Mike Jeffreys (18) 31pts
2nd Rod Brown (18) 31pts
A relatively modest group, attributable to the back–to back playing days, took on the Ronald Fream creation of Mountain Shadow.
The scores on the day reflect the difficulty of the course and this combined with the heat and humidity produced four players tied on 31 points. Mike ‘the Welsh Wizard’ Jeffreys emerged the winner of the resulting count back with Rod Brown claiming the silver to fill the podium. ‘The Donkey’ did have the comfort of the only 2 of the day as Savatore went walkabout.
Wednesday, July 18, Burapha A&B - Stableford
1st Mike Jeffreys (18) 36pts
2nd Stuart Rochi (15) 36pts
1st Ed Delaney (25) 36pts
2nd William Peach (21) 33pts
Mike ‘the Welsh Wizard’ Jeffreys and our title boy Ed Delaney were ‘co-men of the match’ as they posted joint best scores of the day of 36 points in A Flight and B Flight respectively. Mike was followed in A Flight by Stuart Rochi with 33 points, and our title boy of the week Ed was followed in by everyone’s favorite William Peach, who matched Stuart’s 33 points.
‘Monica’, left with ‘Aussie’ Clint.
Ed Delaney a brace, Eddy Beilby, Barry Copstake and Jim Bell shared the 2’s pot.
Friday, July 27, Khao Kheow - Stableford
1st Max Scot (4) 37pts
2nd Bob Watson (3) 34pts
1st Peter Henshaw (19) 37pts
2nd Barbra Cooper (29) 31pts
Although Fridays at Khao Kheow can be a traffic challenge, the risk is always worth it to play a most enjoyable layout. The good sized field was split as usual into A and B Flights and the venue choice certainly suited the society’s Aussie members as all but one of the four places were garnered by the ‘golferoos’.
Max Scot had a great showing in the senior flight with a solid 37 points that was good for co-man of the match. Bob Watson on 34 points took the silver.
Ireland’s Peter ‘Don O’corleone’ Henshaw stopped it being an Aussie rout as he matched Max’s 37 points. Peter was six shots clear of the only lady in the field, Barbra Cooper.
Both flights contained a 2 - Jim Bell in A and Brian Price in B.
As everyone knows who the bar is named after so it was no surprise that the bar celebrated Monica’s 39th birthday, the buffet was excellent and the sherbets’ went down well. The big surprise was the personal appearance of Monica’s double - George ‘manic’ Jackson.
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.