Derek Walsh on fire

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PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, Oct. 16, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Jan Eriksen (12) 41pts

2nd Derek Walsh (9) 39pts

3rd Claude Harder (12) 37pts

B Flight

1st Chris Parry (18) 37pts

2nd Mick Beresford (20) 35pts

3rd Ian Wilson (20) 33pts

Near Pins:  No 4 Thierry Petremont, No 9 Troy Misiar, No 12 Bob Newell, No 16 Claude Harder.

A good sized crowd left Lewiinski’s to play a very wet Green Valley for our usual Sunday bash.  The conditions were due to the inclement weather of late so the ‘lift and place’ was brought in to effect.  This did nothing to dampen the spirit of Jan the ‘quite one’ Eriksen as he overcame a treble bogie on the first hole to shoot a senior flight and match winning 41 points.

Sunday’s winner Jan Eriksen.Sunday’s winner Jan Eriksen.

Jan’s great return overshadowed the fine 39 point effort posted by Irishman Derek Walsh, who I might add is in lethal form (you have been warned!)  Santa Claude Harder filled the flight a further two stroke off the pace.

The junior flight found the going tough as Chris Parry led the field home with a solid 37 points.  Mickey ‘nine holes’ Beresford stood on the podium second rung looking up at Chris, as Ian Wilson took the bronze.

Every golf day in every bar in Pattaya is filled with stories of hard luck and it would be tough not to offer some consolation to one particular player, Jez ‘the Principal’ Lees, who once again was in pole position seemingly with the game in the bag as he toured the outward nine with a dazzling 21 points only for the wheels to come off big time.  Jez had three no scoring holes out of the last five but still ended up with 34 points.  Let’s hope Jez finds an answer to his problem soon (perhaps a quite word in Jan’s ear might sort it hey.)

‘Broad more’ Bob had two ‘2’s to add to his near pin to make him the happiest player by far.  Thierry Petremont was the only other ‘2’s recipient.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, Crystal Bay C& B – Stableford

A Flight

1st Derek Walsh (9) 37pts

2nd Eric Curley (5) 35pts

3rd Gary Lunn (13) 34pts

B Flight

1st John Stolarczyk (21) 31pts

2nd Odd Holm-Hansen (23) 30pts

3rd Torben Nielsen (28) 29pts

One player broke par and he did it in fine fashion; Ireland’s Derek Walsh playing off a miserly 9 handicap fashioned a solid 37 points to take the senior flight and the day by two strokes ahead of Eric Curley.  Garry Lunn emerged from a triumvirate of players to take the bronze.

Two time winner Thierry Petrement.Two time winner Thierry Petrement.

Sunday’s hero Jan ‘the quite one’ must have had a busy night before as he could not total overall Sunday’s outward nine.

The junior flight might well have been with him as evidenced by the scores posted.  The podium places sounded like it was the Scandinavian Masters as John Stolarczyk took top spot needing just 31 points.  Odd Holm-Hansen took the silver a shot adrift, while Torben Nielsen’s card counted up better on the inward nine leaving Epsen Kristofferson relegated to the satang less club (I think it time to get my sticks out and shake ‘em up a bit).

Eric Curley, Jim Glover and Jan ‘I did have one good hole’ Erickson shared the ‘2’s pot.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, St. Andrews – Stableford

A Flight

1st Thierry Petrement (12) 37pts

2nd Derek Walsh (9) 34pts

3rd Francis Goyons (7) 31pts

B Flight

1st Alan Delaney (20) 37pts

2nd Epsen Kristofferson (23) 37pts

3rd Ingo Model (18) 32pts

It has its detractors but St Andrews provides a marvelous test and enhances the golf diversity of the Eastern Seaboard.

Thierry Petremont is not one of the detractors of this course.  Thierry led the senior flight and shared in the man of the match honors after carding a sparkling 39 points that was three shots ahead of you know who, the Irish clean-up guy Derek Walsh.

Two ‘man of the match’ honors and two second place finishes in his last four Lewiinski’s games dating back to last Friday – can’t wait for this Friday!  Derek has been offered a one way ticket to any destination of his choice by the society members.

For the second day running a triumvirate of players vied for the bronze, with Francis Goyons gaining the position and relegating Craig Blyth and Darren Braike to watch the presentation from sea level.

The junior flight gets a gentle jab from the scribe on occasion, even though he was a card carrying member of the same.  But there are no needles today, just kudos, as Alan Delaney and Epsen Kristofferson rose to the challenge and matched the flagship flight winner.  Alan had the better of the resulting count back, with Ingo Model sweeping up the last change.

Darren Braike and Aussie Jim Bell split the ‘2’s pot.

Friday, Oct. 21, Khao Kheow A&B – Stableford

A Flight

1st Thierry Petrement (12) 35pts

2nd Derek Whalsh (9) 34pts

3rd Jeane-P Gasser (6) 33pts

B Flight

1st Aaron Taylor (13) 30pts

2nd Peter Hynard (13) 29pts

3rd Eric Curley (14) 26pts

C Flight

1st John Grubber (20) 42pts

2nd Christy Knight (23) 37pts

3rd Fergus O’Brien (27) 33pts

It was a large sort of high season crowd with three flights and while he didn’t win it seems appropriate to acknowledge a lad who has been playing around Pattaya for about a month and who is rounding up his stay to return to his native Ireland.

Derek Whalsh shot a steady34 points off his 9 handicap that was good for second place in A Flight and it can simply be added to the list of thrills he provided his partners and the society during his stay.  He left stories of eagles and strings of birdies, and most of all he left behind a lot of friends who appreciated his pleasant manner every bit as much as his golf.  So explains the title – pity I have no photo.  (Derek I can be found every Sunday in Lewiinski’s sitting at the end of the bar).

Now I hope this didn’t diminish the glow on Thierry Petremont’s A Flight victory nor the bronze effort of Jeane-P Gasser.

The usually reliable B Flight found the A and B layouts a tough nut to crack as Aaron Taylor was top man with 30 points – no matter it all spends the same!

Peter’ the Right Honorable’ Hynard was more than grateful to accept the silver and to say that Eric Curly was gob smacked to gain the bronze with a 26 point return would be an understatement.

C Flight provided the man of the match as John Grubber led in the gang with a 42 point lashing.  Christy ‘Good’ Knight, along with John, was the only other golfer to better par.  Christy’s 37 points was 4 clear of fellow Irishman Fergus O Brien.

Thierry Petrement, Francis Goyons, Guy Stewart and Christy Knight each received a portion of the ‘2’s pot.

Meanwhile Colm Mullen received a warm  welcomed back.

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