A walk in the park for Garry


PSC Golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, Feb. 21, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Garry Blackburne (9) 40pts

2nd Michel Deletraz (10) 37pts

3rd Raymond Crosthwaite (14) 37pts

B Flight

1st Marcus Earp (31) 39pts

2nd Henr Braak (22) 36pts

3rd Jim Elphick (25) 36pts

On a beautiful Sunday morning there were 31 very keen golfers assembled at Lewiinski’s, ready for our regular Sunday bash at Green Valley.  After about thirty five minutes we arrived at the course in plenty of time for our allotted tee time.  We set off to the tee box in magnificent conditions although it was very hot and humid.  I know I keep saying this, but the course just gets better and better every time we play it.

Garry Blackburne (left) with Phen.

The man we don’t get to see enough of, ‘Nice guy’ Garry Blackburne, was the man of the match and top in A Flight with a blistering 40 points.  Mind you, he needed every one of them as Marcus Earp fired a superb 39 points to take the laurels in B Flight.

Marcus was followed in by two players both with even par rounds, the man in form Henr Braak and Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick, with the former taking the silver slot on the podium.

A count back was also required to sort out the minor A Flight spots with three players knotted on 37 points.  When the knot was untied it was Michel Deletraz who emerged with the silver while Raymond Crosthwaite took the last podium slot and Peter Kelly was left you know where and potless.

Monday, Feb. 22, Pleasant Valley – Stableford

1st Reg McKay (14) 38pts

2nd Jim Elphick (25) 36pts

3rd Pen Caruthers (13) 33pts

4th Lawrence McBride 32pts

Early morning at Lewiinski’s was peaceful and quiet, with the players eagerly awaiting to tackle the very tricky Pleasant Valley which we found to be in fine condition.

Jim Elphick – 43 points at Khao Kheow.

Most started their round in promising style but the heat got to some of the players later in the day and the scores deteriorated.

Scotland’s Buckie boy Reg McKay was clearly man of the match as he was the only player to better his handicap with a sparkling 40 points.  Reg was two clear of Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick who in turn was a further two clear of Pen Caruthers.

Four players squared up for the fourth podium spot, Lawrence McBride, John Darby, Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw and Bernard Green and when the divots had settled it was Bernard who rounded out the flight.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, Pattana B & C – Stableford

A Flight

1st Barry Copestake (16) 37pts

2nd Mark Riley (16) 35pts

3rd Lawrence McBride (14) 34pts

B Flight

1st John Darby (17) 39pts

2nd Fintan Coogan (26) 35pts

3rd Peter Henshaw (23) 34pts

It was time for another visit to the very challenging Pattana Golf Club to tackle the B & C layouts, and there were 23 golfers signed up and ready for the challenge.  It was a reasonably quick trip with no delays on the 331 and we arrived on time to find it not too busy.  The weather was just about perfect and the course, as always, was in great condition.

The man in form, John Darby, filled the top spot in B Flight and took the man of the match with a splendid 39 points; John had a gross 37 equaling a magnificent 25 points on the back nine.  He was four clear of flight mate Fintan Coogan as pay window specialist Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw was left to tidy up the podium.

The A Flight honours went to Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake with a fine 37 points.  Barry was two strokes clear of Mark Riley and a further shot clear of five players all with 34 points; Lawrence McBride, Aussie star Paul Bray, Tom Hillary, Raymond Crosthwaite and John Harrison.  When the mud had settled it was Lawrence who emerged with his feet on the podium and it’s been a while since there was such a large crowd at sea level.

Friday, Feb. 26, Khao Kheow – Stableford

A Flight

1st Dominic Downey (12) 36 pts

2nd Paul Bray (8) 35pts

3rd John Darby (17) 33pts

4th Reg McKay (14) 33pts

B Flight

1st Jim Elphick (25) 43pts

2nd Peter Henshaw (23) 37pts

3rd Willie Hearty (18) 35pts

4th Jim Anglim (18) 34pts

Friday saw the conclusion of the Lewiinski’s Golf Society’s adventures for the week with a visit to the beautiful Khao Kheow to play a round of stableford over the A & B nines.  The large field was divided into two flights and the course wass in tip top condition, with the greens running fast and true.

The man of the match was provided by B Flight with Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick coming in with a blistering 43 points.  Jim’s tally left him six clear of Peter the silver surfer’ Henshaw while Willie Hearty claimed the bronze with his 35 and Jim Anglim closed the flight podium on 34.

Dominic Downey was the top man in A Flight with a steady 36 points and was a stroke clear of Paul ‘the thunder from down under’ Bray.  Third and fourth podium spots were decided by count back as both John Darby and Scotland’s Buckie boy Reg McKay were tied on 33 points apiece; the scales of justice tipping in John’s favour.

A urine test was later demanded by the society on Jimmy Elphick, which he took and passed.

Note: Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya land Soi 1, Beach Rd Soi13/13 near Walking Street.  Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Peter on 086 139 6301.  Transport is provided.