Beresford takes the count-back

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Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, Oct. 16, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Bob Stokes (14) 37pts

2nd Kevin Hamilton (18) 36pts

3rd Michael Louse (6) 36pts

B Flight

1st Mick Beresford (19) 38pts

2nd Terry Mangan (26) 38pts

3rd Mogens Melander (19) 35pts

Mick Beresford.
Mick Beresford.

Even with the management allowing golf carts on the course, the conditions determined that again the ball would be lifted and placed on the fairways as the amount of mud collected by the ball was enough to require cleaning almost every time to ascertain the owner of it, but otherwise the course (tees, greens and rough) was in excellent shape considering the recent heavy rains in the area.  A downpour that lasted approximately an hour led to the cancelation of golf carts on the fairway, which forced two players, Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick and Don ‘the ladies’ man’ to take an early shower.

B Flight’s Mickey ‘nine holes’ Beresford took to the task like a duck to water as he got the nod over the unlucky Irishman Terry Mangan, both tied on 38 points.  A count back was also required to separate Mogens Melander and Gerry ‘the Irish rover’ Hughes; again there was no luck of the Irish as Mogens joined Mick and Terry on the podium.

A Flight was led by Bob Stokes with a rock solid 37 points.  Bob was one stroke clear of the duo of Kevin Hamilton and Michael Louse and when the divots had settled it was Kevin who took the silver podium spot and Michael the bronze.

Monday, Oct. 17, Greenwood – Stableford

1st Darrel Ottaway (?) 35pts

2nd Ed Wyckoff (13) 34pts

3rd Bill Peach (24) 34pts

Greenwood is always a popular venue for the Lewiinski’s gang, and the fair trek up the 331 highway is always worth it.  The course was in fine condition and played very long with the damp fairways allowing little run on the ball, as the scores reflect.

No player managed to better his handicap, the nearest to accomplishing that was Darrel Ottaway with a man of the match 35 points.  Three players went to a count back to decide who followed Darrel up the podium steps, all with 34 points.  Ed ‘Our man in the White House’ Wyckoff took the silver, Bill Peach the bronze and Bob Fagan was left you nowhere and potless.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, Treasure Hill – Stableford

1st Peter Walker (21) 36pts

2nd Marcus Earp (29) 33pts

3rd Bernard Green (33) 33pts

Wednesday was a trip out of town to play the Kato Yashikazu designed Treasure Hill.  The course was in its usual fine state and the weather held good for the visit.  This is a good course and was a pleasure to play but a storm was showing its presence towards the end of the round, fortunately however it decided to stay on the other side of the hill and eventually moved away.

For the second game in a row no one bettered their handicap the nearest player to accomplish that feat was Ireland’s Peter Walker with a fine even par round.  Two of Lewinsky’s best, Peter Marcus Earp and Bernard Green, were a shot in arrears and when the divots had settled the count back dictated that Marcus received the silver and Bernard the bronze.

Friday, Oct. 21, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

1st Peter Walker (20) 39pts

2nd Kevin McEntee (11) 36pts

3rd Derek Briton (31) 36pts

The Lewiinski’s Golf Society had the pleasure of calling at Mountain Shadow on a beautiful warm and windy day to complete the week’s activities.  The course was in great condition and the greens were excellent.  This seemed to suit our Irish contingent as they filled the podium.

Leading the lads into the barn and securing his second win in as many games was Peter ‘the Irish rover’ Walker with a best on the day 39 points.  Peter was three strokes clear of Kevin McEntee Derek Briton, the count back falling in favour of Kevin.