PSC Golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society
Sunday, Nov. 23, Green Valley – Stableford
1st Michael Prideaoux (13) 38pts
2nd Freddy Starbeck (13) 37pts
3rd JP Gasser (11) 34pts
1st William Peach (21) 41pts
2nd Gerry Roche (19) 38pts
3rd Eddy Beilby (19) 36pts
Near Pins: No 5 Bruce Walters, No 8 Neville Meyers, No 12 Christian Boysen, No 16 Freddy Starbeck
Somebody woke Bill Peach up! Bill, who previously only managed a lower podium finish in several efforts, went off like a bomb at the Klaus Schacht designed Green Valley with a man of the match and B Flight winning 41 points. History suggests that the consistency of the fairway lie can help the higher handicapper find the “grove” and Bill certainly did this day. He was three clear of B Flight friend Gerry ‘the Irish rover’ Roche while Eddy the Eagle’ Beilby felt the account was getting a bit low so he threw an even par round at it for the third place prize.
Graham Porteous, who has shown well whenever he plays with Lewiinski’s, did so again as his excellent 40 points would have took the A Flight top slot if he had been a member. That honour instead went to Michael Prideaux with 38 points. Freddy ‘the quite one’ Starbeck was the benefactor of the silver, with JP Gasser closing the flight with a just as spendable 34 points.
Graham Porteous, Freddy Starbeck, William Peach, Gerry Roche and Jorn Finnerup shared the ‘2’s pot.
Tuesday, Nov. 25, Burapha A & B – Stableford
1st Neil Jones (16) 43pts
2nd Pierre Zbinden (19) 37pts
3rd Barry Copestake (10) 37pts
1st Trevor Gough (23) 43pts
2nd William Geoff (20) 41pts
3rd Merle Humphreys (19) 38pts
The co-man of the match was A Flight’s Neil Jones, who is showing signs of coming into form with an excellent 43 points that was six shots clear of the inform man himself, Pierre Zbinden, and Barry Copestake. Pierre took the silver with a more favourably distributed inward nine.
That other co-man of the match to which I eluded was Trevor Gough who was the top man in B Flight with his own excellent 43 points. Trevor was two strokes clear of William Geoff while the remaining bronze slot went to a count back between Merle Humphreys and Peter Moon, and Peter was not over the moon as he was edged off the podium steps.
Thierry Petrement, Reg McKay, Trevor Gough and Ken Davidson shared the ‘2’s pot.
Wednesday, Nov. 26, St. Andrews – Stableford
1st Thierry Petrement (11) 38pts
2nd Lawrie McBride (14) 38pts
3rd Andrew Byrne (10) 35pts
1st Jorn Finnerup (21) 43pts
2nd Brian Prudden (21) 35pts
3rd Marlene Prudden (24) 36pts
The intrepid golfers who took up the challenge of St Andrews, where the advice is that players with an handicap of more than eighteen should practice elsewhere, started off in awe but generally finished the course at or near their handicaps and a slightly springier step into the showers.
Jorn Finnerup took the course apart off his 21 handicap with a magnificent 43 points to belie the management admonishment and clear the field by five shots. The Prudden family, Brian and the lovely Marlene, filled the minor flight places but Marlene did have to win a count back over Merle Humphreys for the bronze, both on 33 points.
Three players posted 38 points in A Flight but again for the second week running the winner was not a member so it was bad luck to John Ryan. This left Thierry Petrement to battle it out for the flight gold with Irishman Lawrie McBride, with Thierry just edging it. Co. Offaly man Andy Byrne was left to tidy up the flight with35 points.
Roger Emery notched the only ‘2’ of the day.
Thursday, Nov. 27, Bangpra – Stableford
1st Ian Pickles (14) 33pts
2nd JP Gasser (11) 32pts
3rd Dave Garood (8) 31pts
1st Monos Volikaisk (18) 37pts
2nd Jim Proctor (22) 33pts
3rd Colin Davis 31pts
The winners of both A Flight, Reto Steifell on 34 points, and B Flight, Trevor Gough with a fantastic 46 points, are not members of the Pattaya Sports Club and therefore did not qualify for the flight prizes, but Trevor was allowed to keep his ‘2’s prize.
The benefactor in B Flight was Monos Volikaisk – his 37 points was four clear of Jim Proctor and a further two clear two of the society regulars Colin ‘the Donkey’ Davis and Mike ‘the Welsh Wizard’ Jeffreys. The Donkey nipped the Wizard on the homeward nine to claim the bronze.
Old friend Ian Pickles struck gold in A Flight with 33 points as JP Gasser and Dave Garood were strung out in one stroke increments and in that order.
Monos Volikaisk, Pierre Zbinden and Gebi Gough shared the ‘2’s pot with Trevor.
Friday, Nov. 28, Pattavia – Stableford
1st William Peach (17) 40pts
2nd Ed Wyckoff (13) 38pts
3rd Laurie McBride (14) 35pts
1st Thierry Temime (23) 40pts
2nd Peter Wallace (18) 34pts
3rd Manos Volikaisk (18) 33pts
The man in the bold print, William Peach, and Thierry Temime were co-men of the match as they posted joint best scores of the day of 40 points in A Flight and B Flight respectively. Thierry was followed in the junior flight by Peter Wallace with 34 points while a trio of players tied on 33 points for the bronze as the man on form, Manos Volikaisk, edged both Merle Humphreys and Don ‘the ladies man’ Lehmer.
In the senior flight, William was two clear of Ed ‘our man in the White House’ Wyckoff while Jim Doran would have taken the silver had he been a member, but that went and the opportunity to move up the leaderboard was very much appreciated by Irishman Lawrie McBride.
William Peach, Alan White, Thierry Temime Peter Wallace and Sean Hughes 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 089 826 0764. Transport is provide.