1st Jum Karagit (15) net 78
Near Pins: No 3 Colin Davis, No 5 Eddy Beilby, No 9 Seamus Cotter, No17 Jum Karagit.
As Green Valley was host to a Thai youth championship, Lewiinski’s monthly medal was moved to the Desmond Muirhead’s monster St. Andrews.
Bert Ulrich, right, collects the monthly medal award from Lewiinski’s golf manager Colin Davis.
Bert Ulrich had one of those days you remember for a long time as he went seven under his handicap and eight under the course rating, an event for a mid handicapper that is calculated to happen one in every 1,138 rounds. Beside the medal, Bert also collected the low gross trophy.
Gally Blackburne posted a net 72, showing why he is one of the hot favorites for the upcoming Lewinski championship. The same could be said for third placed ‘young’ Pat Reagan whose net 73 was better bunched on the backside and thus more favored to that of the chagrined count-back loser Steve Mulberry.
B Flight provided little evidence to change one’s mind as Dale Shier did a supposed one in 50 rounds as he shot a net71 to take the flight. His score was hardly out of line with the field as he was followed across the line by Claude Harder’s net 72 and the Donkey’s even par round.
It is not difficult to see who wears the plus fours in the Karagit - Regan partnership, as Jum ruled the ladies flight with a net 78 and so picked up the ladies monthly medal. Jum added two near pins to her winnings plus a ‘2’, to make it a day to remember. She and Pat were escorted home by Securicor.
There were five other 2s recorded.
As all our regular readers know, Bert and Jum now gain entry to the Gold Medal to be played later in the year.
Monday, Feb. 21, Green Valley - Stableford
1st Gavin Knox (11) 37pts
2nd Terry Mangan (11) 36pts
3rd Patrick Kelly (+2) 35pts
1st Mike Jeffreys (17) 39pts
2nd Lou Szigleti (19) 34pts
3rd Peter Hedenburgh (17) 32pts
The size of the field might have been impacted by the back to back playing days but the quality of play was certainly not affected. Mike the ‘Welsh Wizard’ Jeffreys stole the show and topped B Flight with a sizzling 39 points. A classic matchup was afoot as both Aussie Lou Zigzag and Peter Hedenburgh effectively garnered podium positions while still adding 0.1 to their handicaps, the latter by way of a three pronged count-back involving Gerry Hughes and the Donkey.
Colin Davis, left, presents the medal award to ladies winner Jum Karagit.
Gavin Wilko Knox continued his weekly assault on the premier flight with a splendid 37 points. That (Managan) Terry Mangan, never far away, took the silver a stroke adrift. Who else but Patrick Kelly was left to fill the flight a further shot back.
Gavin Knox carded the only ‘2’ of the day and spare a thought for Gavin’s mate Colm Mullen who has found it a real struggle off his new handicap, but an appeal has been lodged with the handicap committee. Ha, I can hear Gavin from here.
Wednesday, Feb. 23, Greenwood - Stableford
1st Gavin Knox (11) 38pts
2nd Andre Fortis (17) 38pts
3rd Brian Pikul (10) 36pts
1st Jim Elphick (24) 35pts
2nd Geoff Kubas (18) 35pts
3rd Geoff Bracegirdle (20) 34pts
I am not going to mention his name as the ‘clean-up guy’ struck again, but he was pushed all the way and needed a count-back decision to decide the top podium spot and man of the match as Andre Fortis matched Gavin’s 38 points. Brian Pikul filled the flight via another count-back over Ed ‘The Right Honorable’ Wyckoff as both posted solid even par rounds
The minor flight not to be outdone and had its share of drama in the count-back department, as Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick got the better of Geoff ‘Elvis’ Kubas to take the flight honors. Geoff Bracegirdle closed the flight a stroke adrift.
Pat ‘The Big Easy’ Hanafin collected the days only very handy ‘2’.
Friday, Feb. 25, Treasure Hill - Stableford
1st Yui Bietry (10) 39pts
2nd Bert Ulrich (11) 38pts
3rd Gavin Knox (11) 34pts
1st John Nalty (12) 41pts
2nd Gill Sayer (18) 38pts
3rd George Jackson (17) 37pts
1st Pueschi Ayako (19) 36pts
2nd Gus Mackinnon (20) 36pts
3rd Roland Sayer (20) 35pts
Treasure Hill or bust was the cry as an excellent turn-out headed up the 331. Sunday aside the scores lately seemed to have been a bit mediocre, so the scribe thought he should try his hand, maybe he could pick up a bit of extra pocket money.
Well old ‘One Ball’ played out of his skin for 37 points and did manage a third place in B flight, after a heck of a struggle with his old mate Gordon ‘KO’ Kerr. Gill Sayer was a point ahead for the silver, but winning the flight and man of the match with a mammoth 41 points was John Nalty.
The red hot Yui Bietry took the senior flight, posting a rock solid 39 points. Bert Ulrich showed that Sunday’s win was no fluke as he won the silver a stroke back, followed by Gavin ‘you know who’ in third after a three-way count-back which included Jimmy Ryan and Thierry Petrement. Surely if it had not been the week of the medal Gavin would have been our headline boy.
Skipping down to the minor division saw Ayako Pueschi win via a count-back over Gus Mackinnon, both on par rounds. Roland Sayer tidied up the flight a stroke back.
‘One Ball’ had a ‘2’ but so did nearly everybody else.
Note: Lewinski’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.