PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society
Sunday, march 2, Green Valley – Club Championship (Day 4)
1st Ranay Singh (14) net 66
2nd Freddy Starbeck (15) net 69
3rd Dave Driscoll (14) net 69
1st Tom Gorey (18) net 72
2nd Colin Davis (20) net 72
3rd Nick Shaw (20) net74
The final day at Green Valley had the field abuzz as the pressure mounted. Regrettably Mike Allidi managed somehow to incur three penalty points in his net 74 return to dash his hopes of winning, but he did manage third place with a total of 289. Kevin Rogers, showing the stamina one would expect from a man of his fitness and relative youth, almost pulled of a stunning upset with a net 72 total of 286.
Lewiinski’s Open champion Freddy Starbeck (left) with runner-up Bruce Rogers.
The winner however was Freddy Starbeck, who can now add yet another entry to his extensive golf port folio. Freddy was universally acclaimed as a worthy champion with his own designed golf swing; his net 69gave him a winning total of280.
Freddy’s score was not the highest of the day as the man of the match honours went to Ranay Singh with a stunning net 66.
1st Reg McKay (12) 36pts
2nd Paul Shaw (8) 35pts
3rd Chaten Patel (12) 35pts
1st Alain Taddei (18)37pts
2nd Charles Cunningham (17) 36pts
3rd Lou Szigligeti (17) 35 pts
1st Bruce Walters (30) 37pts
2nd Jorn Finnerup (25) 33pts
3rd Martin Allard (23) 31pts
In the Plate comp, Paul Shaw coupled a 35 with his previous round of 39 for a winning 74 points over Buckie Boy Reg McKay’s two-day total of 72. Bruce Walters took the third spot with 71 points overall.
Plate winner Paul Shaw (center) with Bruce Walters and Reg McKay.
Colin and Captain Christy Knight acted as co-masters of ceremony at the presentation dinner and thanked all present for their participation in such a unique, demanding and interesting test of golf. The field responded with plaudits for the vision and execution that makes the 2015 Lewiinski’s Open, to be held next February, a much anticipated event.
The new champion Freddy rang the bell to celebrate his victory.
Monday, March 3, Greenwood A & C – Stableford
1st Matt Cronin (15) 38pts
2nd Walter Baechli (17) 30pts
3rd Ed Wyckoff (11) 30pts
1st Jim Shaw (29) 35pts
2nd Gerry Roche (22) 34pts
3rd Jorn Finnerup (25) 33pts
It was a somewhat smaller than usual field due to Sunday’s Lewiinski’s championship and the following party. Irishman Matt Cronin took the day with a man of the match 38 points and he was also the only player to better par on the day.
Old friends Walter Baechli and Ed ‘our man in the white house’ Wyckoff went to a count back for second place, both locked on 30 points, with Ed gaining the worst of it.
Jim Shaw took the top spot in B Flight with 35 points and this left a pair of ‘Mick’s to fill the minor places. Gerry Roche took the silver a shot back as Jorn Finnerup garnered the bronze a further stroke back, but Jorn had the last laugh as he slotted home the only 2 of the day.
Tuesday, March 4, Burapha C & D – Stableford
1st Paul Shaw (8) 41pts
2nd Max Scott (6) 38pts
3rd Les Scott (11) 37pts
1st Terry Mangan (17) 40pts
2nd Paul Hack (14) 38pts
3rd Freddy Starbeck (14) 36pts
1st Colin Davis (20) 39pts
2nd Barry Oats (20) 37pts
3rd Mick Coghlan (21) 36pts
Paul Shaw had been inspecting his handicap construct lately, feeling it deserving of some upward movement. Well forget that, as Paul put together a magnificent 41 point effort at the David Graham and Garry Parks designed Burapha today.
Aussie star Max Scott continued his fine play by tacking the silver with a rock solid 38 points and in a quite ceremony, Less Cobban edged the consistent Bruce Walters on count back for third as both returned 37 points. Bruce did however get a share of the 2’s pot, as did eight other players.
County Wicklow’s Terry ‘pork chop ‘Mangan, with the second best score of the day, stood on the top spot on the B Flight podium with a excellent 40 points. Aussie Paul Hack took the silver spot with a solid 37 points and he was two clear of the Lewiinski’s new club champion, ‘Fantastic’ Freddy Starbeck.
The Donkey got back to winning ways as he took the gold in C Flight with a sound 39 points. Barry Oats took the silver on 37 points as Mick Coghlan tided up the flight with an even par round.
Wednesday, March 5, Royal Lakeside
1st Freddy Starbeck (14) 37pts
2nd Dominic Downey (12) 35pts
3rd Ed Wyckoff (11) 33pts
1st Roland Bangerter (19) 36pts
2nd Charles Cunningham (18) 34pts
3rd Matt Cronin (15) 33pts
1st Christy Knight (23) 40pts
2nd John Hartigan (20) 34pts
3rd Brian (K) Kent (25) 34pts
Top performer on the day was Captain Christy ‘Good’ Knight who led from the front, as do all good captains (I can hear Jimmy from hear). Christy’s 40 point masterpiece was six clear of fellow ‘Mick’ John Hartigan, and Brian (k) Kent, with the luck of the Irish prevailing.
In A Flight it was the never ending story of Freddy Starbeck as he continues to amaze. Freddy’s 37 points took the gold and he was two clear of Dominic Downey. Two mates were seen fighting it out for the last spot, but it was Matt Cronin who counted up the better than Les Cobban.
B Flight provided the most modest of winning scores as Roland Bangerter took the top step with an even par round. The always in the money Charles Cunningham filled the second step of the podium with 34 points and Matt Cronin rounded out the flight and the day with a count back success over the unlucky Tore Eliaseen.
Les Cobban and Colin Smith split the 2’s pot.
Thursday, march 6, Silky Oak – Stableford
1st Freddy Starbeck (14) 40pts
2nd Walter Baechli (17) 35pts
3rd Laurie McBride (14) 34pts
1st Gerry Roche (22) 34pts
2nd Eddie Henshaw (27) 33pts
3rd Barry Oats (20) 33pts
A slate of 26 golfers were no match for the in-form man of the moment, Freddy ‘Super’ Starbeck. Nearest to Freddy in A Flight was nice guy Walter Baechli who was five shots adrift and Irishman Laurie McBride was a further stoke back as he closed the flight.
The laurels in B Flight went to Irishman Gerry Roche on 34 points. The lower podium places were decided on a count back with Eddie Henshaw edging the unlucky Barry Oats for the silver.
Jim Elphick wore the biggest smile of the day as he was the sole heir to the 2’s pot.
Friday, march 7, Pattavia Century – Stableford
1st Pat Regan (15) 38pts
2nd Dominic Downey (12) 37pts
3rd Freddy Starbeck (14) 36pts
1st Merle Humphreys (19) 38pts
2nd Roland Bangerter (19) 33pts
3rd Michael Beat (24) 32pts
A long drive turned out to be worthwhile for those who made the effort as Pattavia Century was in excellent condition and the cost is one of the best in value.
The game was well contested as both A Flight and B Flight winners were co-men of the match. Ireland’s Pat Regan was the top boy in A Flight as his 38 points was one clear of fellow Irishman Dominic Downey and a further shot clear of the man in form, Freddy Star beck. Freddy’s week includes his fine club championship win, two flight wins and two third places – a remarkable feat.
Merle Humphreys was five shots ahead of Roland Bangerter to won the B Flight as Michael Beat closed the flight and the week’s proceedings.
Pat Reagan and Roland Bangerter 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.