Chris Martin wins three on the trot

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PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, Nov. 17, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Wayne Harman (14) 39pts

2nd Peter LeNoury (11) 38pts

3rd Bob StAubin (14) 37pts

B Flight

1st Mike Loewen (21) 41pts

2nd Colin Davis (18) 37pts

3rd Don Lehmer (18) 37pts

Near Pins No 4 Lee Addele No 9 Clive Mathews No 12 Bob Newell No 16 Michael Stafford

The Sugar Shack’s Mike Loewen strode across the soi and returned with the top prize in B Flight and the day’s man of the match honours with an excellent 41 points.  Things looked bleak after a wipe on the first hole but Mike recovered with two 4-pointers on the following holes; in fact Mike played that well he could afford two more wipes on the back nine.

Wayne Harman (left) and Mike Loewen.Wayne Harman (left) and Mike Loewen.

Second and third places were decided by a simple case of count back as the ‘Donkey’ and Don ‘senior’ Lehmer both returned 37 points each, but the ‘Donkey’ used all his cunning and guile to wrestle the silver from poor old Don.

Wayne Harrison stood on the top rung in the senior flight with a splendid 39 points.  In quick succession Wayne was followed up the podium steps by Peter ‘the right honorable’ LeNoury and Bob St Aubin, each just a stroke back from the other.  As usual Bob donated his winnings to the Jing Jai kid’s home.

‘Broadmore’ Bob, or should I say dead eye Dick, had three 2’s on his card plus a near pin.  JP Gasser, Clive Mathews, Peteri Aittola and Colin Davis were the other lucky recipients of the 2’s pot.

Monday, Nov. 18, Greenwood B & C – Stableford

A Flight

1st Andy Byrne (10) 36pts

2nd Reg McKay (17) 34pts

B Flight

1st Jorn Finnerup (27) 34pts

2nd Jim Elphick (23) 33pts

No one knows when he will strike but Co. Offaly gang man Andy Byrne never keeps them waiting long.  On a day when nobody bettered their handicap, Andy’s even par round was the top score in A Flight and was good for the man of the match honours.  A count back sorted out the silver spot with Scotland’s Reg McKay having the best of it and Colin Smith the worst of it.

On form Irishman Jorn Finnerup topped out B Flight with 34 points and he needed every one of them to edge Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick by a single digit.

Colm Mullen, Kevin McEntee and Jim Elphick shared the 2’s pot.

Tuesday, Nov. 19, Bangpra – Stableford

A Flight

1st Peteri Aittola (6) 34pts

2nd Terry Mangan (14) 33pts

3rd John Langdon (5) 33pts

B Flight

1st Peter Henshaw (18) 35pts

2nd Brendan Dolan (20) 34pts

3rd Pierre Zbinden (20) 33pts

B Flight was the province of Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw with 35 points for a one point victory over Brendon Dolan.  Brendon was in turn the same one point margin clear of Pierre Zbinden in third.

In A Flight, Peteri Aittola was the class act as his 34 points was one shot clear of Terry ‘pork chop’ Mangan who, as he has done so often, wrenched the second place loot from John Lagdon under the guise of count back.

No player managed a 2 so it was a rollover to Thursday.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, St. Andrews – Stableford

A Flight

1st Les Cobban (8) 38pts

2nd John Pierrel (11) 37pts

3rd Peter Hynard (12) 35pts

B Flight

1st Chris Martin (17) 43pts

2nd Peter Henshaw (18) 41pts

3rd Ian Pickles (15) 38pts

C Flight

1st Jorn Finnerup (20) 35pts

2nd Alan Delaney (20) 35pts

3rd Joe Garran (20) 34pts

Thursday’s venue was the very challenging designed Desmond Moorhead’s St Andrews and Chris Martin showed fine mettle as he topped the day and B Flight with an outstanding 43 points.  Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw  followed Wednesdays pay window visit with a second place finish as he posted a splendid 41 points while Ian Pickles added a bit of spice to the flight with a solid 38 point return.

In C Flight, Michael Stafford edged Irishman Alan Delaney via a count back as both were locked on 35 points each; Joe Garran rounded out the flight a shot adrift.

The in-form Les Cobban was the top man in A Flight with an impressive38 points.  Les was a stroke clear of Texan John Pierrel and Peter ‘fluent in Thai’ Hynard completed the podium places with another count back decision over the unlucky Oliver Tomasini.

Bill Steinman, Ian Pickles, Terry Mangan, and old pal Christian Boysen shared the 2’s pot.

Thursday, Nov. 21, Mountain Shadow – Stableford

A Flight

1st Andy Byrne (9) 41pts

2nd JJ Harney (12) 38pts

3rd Francis Goyons (9) 31pts

B Flight

1st Chris Martin (17) 36pts

2nd Thierry Petrement (14) 35pts

3rd George Tourgelis (17) 33pts

C Flight

1st Gerry Cooney (18) 35pts

2nd Merle Humphreys (18) 34pts

3rd Jim Elphick (23) 31pts

Andy Byrne, a member of the Co. Offaly gang who have graced the society doors, showed the rest of the field how to play golf this Thursday.  His 41 points was three clear of fellow A Flighter JJ Harney.  Francis Goyons was delighted to see any part of the podium with his 31 points.

In B Flight, the in-form Chris Martin returned an even par round that was good for the top podium spot; this was also his second pay window visit in as many days.  The lads were quite pleased for him but that didn’t mean there weren’t rumblings, although these were to remain subdued (at least for 24 hours).  Chris was a shot clear of nice guy Thierry Petrement and a further two clear of George Tourgelis.

Gerry Cooney became the second Irishman to stand atop the podium, in this case C Flight, as his 35 points was the top score in the flight but only just as Merle Humphreys was just a shot adrift.

Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick was about as happy as Francis Goyons with his 31 points.

There was nine 2’s recorded with Chris Martin and Colin Smith netting a brace apiece.

Friday, Nov. 22, Plutaluang – Stableford

A Flight

1st Kevin McEntee (5) 33pts

2ND Billy Shipley (5) 32pts

3rd Colin Smith (9) 32pts

B Flight

1st Chris Martin (17) 42pts

2nd Peter Henshaw (18) 37pts

3rd Liam McGuiness (18 34pts

C Flight

1st Brian Cooper (26) 34 pts

2nd Tom Gory (19) 28 pts

3rd Aiden Murray (24) 28 pts

Chris Martin went from a hard working guy who deserved anything that came his way to a “no good @$#%$# son of a %#@$#”.  Ah God bless Pattaya.  The important thing is he is tending to play well and he better because his new handicap will require it.  Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw, who is starting to be around the lead consistently, and a resurgent Liam McGuiness pocketed the balance of B Flight loot.

C Flight’s Brian ‘mini’ Cooper shot a steady 34 points on this demanding Plutaluang track to take the flight honours.  A triumvirate of players sat fingers crossed on 28 points as count back handed Tom Gorey the silver and Aiden Murray the bronze.  The unlucky pair of Stuart Brown and Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick were left pot less.

It was a tough day for the A Flighters as Kevin ‘shush you know who’s 33 points took the top rung.  Kevin was a stroke clear of Billy Shipley and Colin Smith and count back dictated that they finished in that order.

Billy Shipley, Colin Smith, Bruce Anderson and Francis Goyons 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 provided.