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PSC golf from Lewinski’s

Sunday, August 21, St Andrews – Stableford

A Flight

1st Jack Grindvold (6) 40pts

2nd Gareth Gill (9) 39pts

B Flight

1st Barry Copestake (16) 44pts

2nd Alex Tregurtha (17) 39pts

Near Pins: No 3 Ed Wyckoff, No 5 Alex Tregurtha, No 10 Gareth Gill, No 17 Bob Dibben.

Sunday’s usual Green Valley fixture was forced to move to neighboring St Andrews due to a large tournament.  This move suited Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake down to a tee.  Barry, who in recent years has taken the importing/exporting of the hobnail boot trade to a new level, shot a lifetime best 9 under his handicap 44 points for man of the match and junior flight honors.  ‘Heal’ never believe it!

Barry Copestake.Barry Copestake.

Following Barry up the podium steps five strokes in arrears was Alex Tregurtha who showed the old man how it is done.  Kathy ‘Elgar’ Doody was a shot back, her scorecard containing three no scoring holes.  But she did have the comfort of two 2’s

Skipping up to the flagship flight saw Jack ‘on your bike’ Grindvold take the top podium spot with a rock solid 40 points closely followed  by Gareth ‘Ralphy’ Gill who has hit the ground running this trip to take the silver a shot off the pace.  Just as in the minor flight there was a 38 point for nothing player in Ian ‘lose change’ Halfpenny but he did get to join Kathy on the front row of the prize giving.

Interestingly all the winners bar Alex collected a 2 which totaled ten.

Lowest score of the day came from the over worked Jez ‘the Principal’ who commented that it was all a load of “Cobblers!”

Finally after the game Jez Lees received a text of Bob Newell’s regular caddie; it read “Hello Jez, I want you talk with Bob cancel booking me Nim 170, Golf bag big and heavy, many me don’t power, tired, I want defense danger abort, thank you!”

Kinda brings a tear to your eyes hey.

Monday, August 22, Bangpakong – Blind Pairs

1st Ed Wyckoff 38 pts

2nd Colin Davis 34pts

A small but dedicated band made the long trip to the well maintained Bangpakong Riverside.  Because the field was made up with an odd number, i.e. nine, it was decided to have a blind pairs competition and how this feat was achieved remains a mystery to all but the Donkey.

Jack Grinvold.Jack Grinvold.

Ed the Senator tea party was the only player to better par so it would be right to think that whoever finished with Ed as their partner would win.  Colin ‘The Donkey had nothing to do with the draw but drew Ed anyway as his partner.

No 2’s so it is a treble rollover on Wednesday as Sundays’ fixture does not count.

Wednesday, August 24, St. Andrews – Stableford

1st Geoff Kubas (19) 37pts

2nd Ed Wyckoff (10) 36pts

It was back to the formidable St Andrews for a fair sized field today.  The course was damp but in excellent condition which suited Geoff ‘Elvis’ Kubas as he hit all the right notes for a man of the match.  Geoff was also the only player to better par.

Pay window specialist Ed the ‘Senator Tea Party’ Wyckoff and Colin the ‘Donkey’ went to a count back.  Ed put a count back schooling on the Donkey leaving the Donkey out of the frame, much to the joy of all.

No 2s again so it’s a quadruple rollover on Friday.

Friday, August 26, The Emerald – Stableford

A Flight

1st John Feehan (16) 37pts

2nd Ed Wyckoff (10) 37pts

B Flight

1st Sim Davis 9 (25) 36pts

2nd Geoff Kubas (21) 34pts

The last day of the week is usually held on the “local” courses when possible to mitigate Friday Sukhumvit traffic, so it was off to the Emerald.

There was a triumvirate of players log jammed on 37 points in the premier flight vying for the two podium places.  Ireland’s John Feehan emerged with the top spot in the resulting count back ahead of the silver specialist Ed’ the Senator’ Wyckoff.  Jonny Lindburgh was left in a daze (but not for long I might add).

There was plenty of drama and nearly a fight as the Donkey informed Sim ‘Jenny’ Davis that she could not enter the 2’s comp because she was playing off the Red Tees (well she is a lady and in fact his wife) it was bound to happen.  Sim did manage a ‘2’ and the Donkey spent the night in the spare stable.

Geoff ‘Elvis’ Kubas was on song as he got the verdict in a count back victory over Christy good Knight

The only 2 of the day was claimed by Jonny Lindburgh that set a new society record.

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 can just pop in, and add your name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764.  Transport is provided.