Freddy Starbeck’s Medal


PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, April 11, Green Valley – Monthly Medal

A Flight

1st Freddy Starbeck (14) net 66

2nd Chaten Patel (14) net 66

3rd JP Maffray (12) net 67

B Flight

1st Eddy Beilby (16) net 67

2nd Jum Karagit (18) net 68

3rd Claude Harder (17) net 69

I’m not even going to mention it this time, but the clean-up guy struck again.  Freddy ‘the quite one’ Starbeck drew the long straw in a count back win over Chaten ‘the Rajah’ Patel as both returned man of the match net 66’s.  Freddy took home the cut glass crystal, a bottle of Jameson’s Irish whiskey and, as our readers know, a nontransferable invite to the gold Medal to be held later in the year.  Oh yes, he also gets his name etched on his own wall in Lewiinski’s.

Sunday winners Freddy Starbeck (center) and Eddy Beilby (right) with Colin Davis.Sunday winners Freddy Starbeck (center) and Eddy Beilby (right) with Colin Davis.

Two guys who had every reason to be optimistic in A Flight, with net 67 and net 68 respectively, were JP Maffray, who managed to lift the bronze, and newly arrived Aussie star Simon Spalding whose net 68 was a gross 71 off a three handicap.  Simon did have some compensation in that his red hot short game and excellent putting gained him three ‘2’s.

Eddy ‘the Eagle’ Beilby sat atop the B Flight podium with an excellent net 67, with the red hot Jum Karagit walking off with the silver as she was but a stroke back.  A rarity it was when Claude Harder nosed Pierre ‘the magician’ Bietry on count back, leaving Pierre out in the cold.

Freddy Starbeck, JP Maffray, Justin Fowlis and Nick Shaw shared the 2’s pot with Simon.

Back at the presentation Freddy kindly shared his Jameson’s with the house.

Monday, May 12, Greenwood A & B – Stableford

A Flight

1st Tom Gorey (14) 37pts

2nd Rod Brown (16) 34pts

3rd Steve Newlan (14) 33pts

B Flight

1st Colin Davis (17) 32pts

2nd Christian Finnerup (24) 32pts

3rd Pat Adland (23) 30pts

The society, usually brimming with bravado when they attack friendly Greenwood, was a bit meek this day where usually good scores abound.  And that was fine for Co. Wexford’s favourite son, Tom Gory, as he was the only player to solve the plot with a solid 37 points.

Rod Brown took the silver with a non-threatening 34 points and Steve Newlan closed the flight a further shot back.

A familiar name sat atop The B Flight podium as the Donkey’s 32 point haul counted up better than that of Christian Finnerup.  Christen relegated Pat Adland to the bronze spot but Pat was happy to be anywhere on the podium with 30 points.

No 2’s were recorded so it’s a rollover to Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 14, St. Andrews – Stableford

A Flight

1st Mark Haffendon (0) 38pts

2nd Chaten Patel (14) 37pts

3rd Thierry Petrement (13) 35pts

B Flight

1st Lindsay Temple (15) 37pts

2nd Eddy Beilby (16) 34pts

3rd Pierre Bietry (17) 33pts

Wednesday’s venue was the intriguing construct of Desmond Muirhead.  Mark Haffendon topped the day and A Flight; it should be noted that Mark’s 38 points required an underlying 72 of the stick given his scratch handicap.

The rest of the A Flight boys feared pretty well as Chaten ‘the Rajah’ Patel replicated his Sunday performance and picked up the silver with 37 points.  Nice guy Thierry Petrement closed the flight after gaining a count back verdict over the unlucky Mikko Mutanen.

Semple Lindsay returned to town with a convincing B Flight victory, his 37 points was three clear of Eddy ‘the Eagle’ and one more ahead of Pierre ‘the Magician’.

Mark Haffendon shared the ‘2’s pot with Peter Henshaw.

Friday, May 16, Silky Oak – Stableford

A Flight

1st Thierry Petrement (13) 40 pts

2nd Steve Newlan (13) 39 pts

B Flight

1st Colin Davis (17) 43 pts

2nd Jorn Finnerup (23) 39 pts

The scribe can’t be rude to the Donkey anymore; he is just playing too well.  He had a first on Monday and took another B Flight and man of the match win today with a superb 43 points.  He could have been the title guy but the scribe was worried he might upset Sunday’s medal winner Freddy ‘the quite one’ Starbeck.  There were other names in the frame too as Steve Newlan carded two second place finishes in the week and Thievery Petrement recorded second and first places.

Jorn Finnerup followed the Donkey up the podium steps as he closed a reduced Flight with a rock solid 39 points.

As mentioned, Thierry Petrement took the top spot in A Flight with a splendid 40 points while Steve Newlan, playing his usual steady game, lifted the silver with a rock solid 39 points.

Yves Moutier and Jorn Finnerup split 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.