Freddy Starbeck – golfer of the month

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PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, August 24, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Freddy Starbeck (14) 36pts

2nd Tom Byrne (15) 35pts

B Flight

1st Peter Henshaw (16) 33pts

2nd Jim Bell (16) 32pts

Near Pins:  No 5 Bill Peach, No 8 Jim Bell, No 12 Dave Boron, No 16 Bill Peach.

The storm clouds gathered as the lads and lasses set out for our regular Sunday bash at Green Valley.  It took about four holes of play before the heavens opened up.  Most hoped that everything would work out fine in the end and they were not disappointed as the weather cleared up later in the day, however the rain had left the course in a very soggy state and made it a very long course.  This was reflected in the scores that produced only one player at par or better.

Scramble winners Paul Smith & Tom Byrne.Scramble winners Paul Smith & Tom Byrne.

Freddy Starbeck fired a very creditable even par round to lead A Flight and the field by one clear shot and deservedly took home the honours on the day.  Irishman Tom Byrne followed Freddy up the podium steps a shot adrift.

Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw once again appeared in the B Flight winner’s podium, even though he could not quite match his recent form.  Peter’s 33 points was one clear of Jimmy ‘AK-47’ Bell who also picked up a near pin and a ‘2’.

The race for the golfer of the month looked like a two horse race between John Pierrel 45 points and Paul Bray with 40 points.

Big hitting Dave Boran split the 2’s pot with Jim.

Tuesday, August 26, Greenwood A & B – Stableford

1st Bruce Walters (28) 42pts

2nd Freddy Starbeck (14) 38pts

3rd Kevin Rogers (10) 38pts

The lads took on the Peter W. Thomson designed Greenwood and a couple of familiar Aussies; Bruce Walters taking the day with a sparkling 42 points and Kevin Rogers on 38 points placing third.  Sitting between them was the smug Freddy Starbeck clutching the silver by way of count back over Kevin.

Birthday boy Colin Davis celebrates with son Paul.Birthday boy Colin Davis celebrates with son Paul.Birthday boy Colin Davis celebrates with son Paul.

Freddy drew level with John Pierrel in the race to Ban Chang with just two games left to play.  He also got a half share of the ‘2’s pot with John Feehan.

Wednesday, August 27, Burapha A & B – 2-man scramble

1st Paul Smith & Tom Byrne 63.6

2nd Peter Henshaw & Ed Delaney 67.45

3rd Christian Boysen & Nick Shaw 67.68

The day was a celebration of the ‘Donkey’s’ birthday in the form of a scramble, in this case the two person variety, and an Englishman, Paul Smith, and a Irishman, Tom Byrne, combined their considerable talents to lap the field by 3.39 strokes.

The second and third placed teams were separated by just point 0.23 of a stroke; the all Irish combination of Peter ‘the silver surfer’ and Ed Delaney took the runners up spot leaving Christian Boysen and Nick Elvis’ Shaw in third place.

After the presentation, Colin thanked sponsors Bobby and Dipty, Ferdinand Bar, the girls from the Ferdinand Bar, the Phantom Bar, Nick Shaw and Diablo Steak House.  Colin laid on the Lewiinski’s famous buffet which was enjoyed by all and a big thanks to Nick Shaw and Jim Reid for their entertainment on the karaoke.

Friday, August 29, Mountain Shadow – Stableford

A Flight

1st Adam Barton (15) 43pts

2nd Colin Davis (15) 39pts

3rd Kevin Rogers (10) 36pts

B Flight

1st Lou Szigligeti (18) 35pts

2nd Jim Reid (25) 31pts

3rd Brian Cooper (25) 30pts

The low handicappers showed their mettle at Mountain Shadow as the only three players to match or better their handicap came from A Flight.  Adam Barton was the man of the match with a blistering 43 points, Colin ‘the Donkey’ Davis trotted off with the silver with a very creditable 39 points and Aussie star Kevin Rogers closed the flight on a solid even par round.

The mere mortals in B Flight wilted under the pressure as the 35 points from Lou Zig-zag took the top podium spot.  Lou was four clear of the new Pattaya singing sensation Jim Reid while Brian ‘Mini’ Cooper was glad to see any part of the podium with 30 points.

Adam Barton, Colin Davis, Paul Smith and Jim Reid 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.