Greenwood putty in Briney’s hands

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Tip Briney (centre) with Mike Ominya (left) and Darren Beavers.
Tip Briney (centre) with Mike Ominya (left) and Darren Beavers.

PSC Golf from the Pattaya Links Golf Society

Wednesday, July 10, Greenwood B & C – Stableford

A Flight (0-14)

1st Tommy Marshall (6) 37pts

2nd Kevin McEntee (10) 37pts

3rd Mike Ominya (6) 34pts

B Flight (15+)

1st Tip Briney (23) 42pts

2nd Derek Phillips (16) 37pts

3rd Len Jones (29) 34pts

Having savoured some fine golf at Laem Chabang two days previously the PLGS stalwarts enjoyed a visit to the equally well-presented course at Greenwood on Wednesday.

In the top flight Hawaiian golfer Mike Ominya made an impact on his debut with the PLGS, winning a countback for third place with 34 points. A countback was also needed to decide the flight honours with Kevin McEntee losing the recorder’s eye and taking second place with 37 points, leaving Tommy Marshall in first on the same score but with a better back-nine.

In the second flight Len Jones found some form at last to take third place with 34 points, following Derek Phillips in second with 37. The honours, and green jacket, went to the group’s most photographed golfer, Tip Briney, who decimated the course with 42 points.

Near pin prizes went to Dave Buchanan (x2), Paul Smith and John Pierrel and the consolation best front nine was recorded by Bill Copeland (18pts) with Wayne Peppernell taking the back nine award, also with 18 points on countback.

Friday, July 12,
Khao Kheow B & C – Stableford

1st Bill Copeland (14) 38pts

2nd Dave Buchanan (1) 37pts

3rd Takeshi Hakozaki (14) 37pts

4th Dave Hewson (9) 36pts

On a hot day with virtually no breeze to cool things down, our small(ish) field of twenty-one golfers lined up to take on the B+C combination at Khao Kheow.

With two scores of 37 points and three scores of 36 it was close, but Bill Copeland just got the better of them all to record a fine 38 for the win.

Dave Buchanan has joined us now for our most recent games and can certainly play to his handicap of #1. Today with 72 off the stick he scored 37 points to take second spot on countback from Takeshi, who relished his new handicap of #14. Then came a three-way countback for the fourth and final place, resulting in Dave Hewson getting the nod ahead of Paul Smith and George Mueller.

Near pins were claimed by Dave Hewson (B3), Dave Buchanan (B8), Paul Smith (C3) and Dave Buchanan (C8) while the consolation ‘best nine’ prizes for non-winners went to George Mueller (front, 20pts) and Phil Davies (back, 16pts).