Barry’s borrowed putter wins him the medal


PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, July 13, Green Valley – Monthly Medal

A Flight

1st Barry Copestake (13) net 65

2nd Claude Harder (13) net 67

3rd Paul Smith (3) net 69

B Flight

1st Yves Moultier (17) net 69

2nd Aiden Murray (18) net 70

3rd Jum Karagit (18) net 73

Near pins:  No5 Bruce Anderson No 8 Paul Bray No 12 Aiden Murray No 16 Christian Dolk

39 players squared off to contest the Lewiinski’s monthly medal for July 2014 at the traditional venue Green Valley.

To say Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake vanquished the field is putting it lightly.  He is fortunate that he has an alias because the field might have had one ready for him following his brilliant gross 78 net 65 performance.  As our readers are aware, Barry gets an invite to play in the Gold Medal later in the year and he also took home a bottle of Jameson’s Irish whiskey and a lead crystal whiskey glass.  His name is also etched on the Lewiinski’s wall of shame.

Yves Moultier and medal winner Barry Copestake.Yves Moultier and medal winner Barry Copestake.

A word about this week’s title, Barry was down the driving range on Saturday and forgot to put his putter back in his bag and had to borrow one from the pro shop today (one would think he made them a good offer for it later).

Claude Harder was two shots adrift to take the silver while Paul Smith edged Aussie star Bob Watson off the podium on count back as both returned net 69’s.

Yves Moultier took the laurels in B Flight with a steady net 69 ahead of pay window specialist Aiden Murray who garnered the silver with a net 70.  The belle of the bar Jum Karagit rounded out the flight with a net 73.

Back at Lewiinski’s and after the presentation Barry gave a gracious bell ring.

There were nine 2’s on the day.

Tuesday, July 15, Greenwood C & A – Stableford

A Flight

1st Kevin Rogers (12) 38pts

2nd Bill Steinman (9) 38pts

3rd Yves Moultier (17) 36pts

B Flight

1st Espen Kristoffersen (25) 37pts

2nd Peter Terry (20) 33pts

3rd John Ianson (28) 27pts

We all know that the traffic can be a challenge at the far out Greenwood but the risk is always worth it to play a most enjoyable layout.

The fair sized mid-week turnout was split into the usual A and B flights and the venue choice certainly suited Aussie star Kevin Rogers and Bill Steinman as they were the co-men of the match with rock solid 38 point returns.  Kevin edged Bill in the count back for the top A Flight podium spot.

Looking up at Kevin and Bill from the lower step and gaining his second appearance at the pay window was Monsieur Yves Moultier with a solid even par round.

Espen Kristoffersen, which for the sake of fitting in the allotted newspaper slot will hereinafter be known as Espen Kris, took the top step on the B Flight podium with a steady 37 points.  Espen was trailed in by Peter Terry with 33 points and John Ianson and Keith Clubb were astounded that their 27 points went to count back for the bronze, the scales of justice tipping in John’s favour.

By now everybody in Pattaya will now that Freddy Starbeck slotted home the only 2 of the day.

Wednesday, July 16, Burapha C & D – Stableford

A Flight

1st John Pierrel (12) 36pts

2nd Yves Moultier (17) 32pts

B Flight

1st Merle Humphreys (19) 35pts

2nd William Broschart (21) 35pts

As seems to be the case, the field tends to play poorly or well as a whole on each given day, and that was evidenced as the top score of the day was an A Flight winning even par round posted by John Pierrel.  The man who is on first name terms with the paymaster, monsieur Yves Moultier, lifted the silver with 32 points.

B Flight could not have been tighter as a count back was required to separate Merle Humphreys and William Broschart, both locked on 35 points.  Merle snatched the gold but William did show he was up for the challenge.

No 2’s were recorded so it’s a rollover on Friday.

Friday, July 18, Laem Chabang C & B – Stableford

A Flight

1st Kevin Rogers (12) 38pts

2nd John Pierrel (12) 36pts

3rd Paul Bray (6) 36pts

B Flight

1st Christian Boysen (18) 37pts

2nd Yves Moultier (17) 36pts

3rd Martin Allard (22) 36pts

The last day of the week is usually held on one of the local courses when possible to mitigate Friday’s Sukhumvit traffic, so it was off to Jack’s masterpiece today at Laem Chabang.

Aussie star Kevin Rogers repeated his Tuesday win with the same 38 point score to win A Flight and the man of the match honours.  Second and third steps on the podium were decided by count back where John Pierrel’s good fortune led to the dismay of Aussie ace Paul Bray as both returned even par rounds

The junior flight was just as dramatic and the loot just as spendable, just ask Christian Boysen who copped the top rung with a fine 37 points.  The red hot Yves Moultier made it four podium visits this week with a count back result over Martin Allard, both with steady even par rounds, and ensured that Yves stood shoulder high to Christian.

Kevin Rogers, Paul Bray, Paul Heyworth, Colin Davis, Christian Boysen and Merle Humphreys shared the 2’s pot.

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 Colin on 0898260764.  Transport is provided.