Gerry Roche wins his first comp


PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, Oct. 20, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st JP Maffray (10) 36pts

2nd Dave Driscoll (14) 35pts

3rd Kevin McEntee (6) 35pts

4th Bob StAubin (12) 35pts

B Flight

1st Gerry Roche (20) 43pts

2nd Tony Pieroni (17) 43pts

3rd Don Lehmer (20) 41pts

4th Maurice Byrne (18) 40pts

Near Pins:  No 4 Ernie McEnrine, No 9 Ed Wyckoff, No 12 Nigel Flanagan, No 16 Mick Beresford.

JP Maffray and Gerry Roche.JP Maffray and Gerry Roche.

B Flight was the story of the day as Gerry Roche scored his first ever win playing out of Lewiinski’s, not that anybody doubted he would.  Gerry, who hails from Harts Town, Dublin and is a member of Killeen G.C. in Ireland, started to build a formidable bid for the title slot with an excellent 43 points, a score he shared with Tony Pieroni.  Gerry received his first gold finish thanks to a count back as the luck of the Irish prevailed.

Don ‘the ladies man’ Lehmer and Maurice Byrne both walked off the 18th green thinking that they were in with a shout, Don with 41 points and Maurice with 40, and most days they would have been in contention but they just picked the wrong day.  Maurice did however benefit from the extra 4th place.

There was less dramatics in the A Flight where they can actually play the game as JP Maffray took the top spot with an even par round.  JP was followed by a triumvirate of players on 35 points as Big Dave Driscoll took the silver, Kevin ‘you know who’ the bronze and Bob StAubin the lead, which as he nearly always does he donated to the Bann Jing Jai orphanage. (Big thanks from the kids Bob).  The unlucky Ed Wyckoff received only a “bad luck pal” from his mates but he did have a 2, unfortunately for him so did six other players.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, Khao Kheow B & C – Stableford

A Flight

1st Adrian O’Sullivan (11) 34pts

2nd Kevin McEntee (6) 34pts

3rd Craig Tees (8) 31pts

B Flight

1st Terry Mangan (15) 32pts

2nd Matt Cronin (15) 32pts

3rd Matt Doyle (12) 31pts

C Flight

1st Per Forsberg (18) 39pts

2nd Christy Knight (20) 33pts

3rd David Kirkstuik (18) 33pts

Per Forsberg left little question about who was man of the match as he bolted through the pack with his C Flight winning 39 points that was the best score by five shots on the day.  Per was six clear of his C Flight mates Irishman Christy ‘good’ Knight and David Kirkstuik.  Christy was laughing all the way to the silver as David had to settle for the bronze.

In B or the ‘Irish Flight’, Terry ‘pork chop’ Mangan and good friend Matt Cronin vied for the top spot, both locked on 32 points, but the scales of justice tilted in Terry’s favour.  Matt ‘Dillon’ Doyle from the “Offaly mob” tided up the flight a stroke adrift.

Skipping up to the premier flight we saw Adrian O’Sullivan and Kevin ‘you know who’ square up in a mortal combat and when the divots had settled it was Kevin who took it on the chin for the second count back loss on the trot.  Craig Tees rounded out the flight with 31 points.

Per Forsberg added to his fine win with a double share of the 2’s pot along with five other players.

Thursday, Oct. 24, Burapha C & D – Stableford

A Flight

1st Kevin McEntee (6) 38pts

2nd Craig Tees (8) 37pts

3rd Peter Hynard (13) 32pts

B Flight

1st Maurice Byrne (18) 38pts

2nd Max Bracegirdle (25) 36pts

3rd Geoff Bracegirdle (21) 35pts

The day started out with a bit of a hiccup as the capable golf staff booking at Burapha went awry, which led to an hour or so delay in the tee off time but after a gentle brushing with a wire brush the golf staff recovered.

Two players who were least affected with the delay, A Flight’s Kevin ‘you know who’ and B Flight’s Maurice Byrne who were co-men of the match with best on the day 38 points each.  This was Kevin’s first win of the week, coupled with a second and third place earlier in the week.  He was one clear of the inform Craig Tees and a further shot clear of ‘fluent in Thai’ Peter Hynard.

Following Maurice up the podium steps were the Aussie Bracegirdle boys, Max with a fine even par round, and Geoff a shot back.

Peter Hynard, Maurice Byrne, Liam McGuiness, Espen Kristofferson and Peter Henshaw shared the 2’s pot.

There was a further hiccup to the day as stand-in bus driver for the day Aussie Lou Zigzag lost the keys to the bus resulting in a midnight presentation at Lewiinski’s.

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.