‘Handsome man’ Newell is back


PSC golf from Lewiinski’s

Sunday, Jan. 2, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Bob Newell (8) 41pts
2nd Seamus Cotter (12) 39pts
3rd Dave Driscoll (13) 38pts

B Flight

1st Barry Copestake (18) 35pts
2nd Peter Henshaw (17) 35pts
3rd Chris Wright (14) 34pts
Near Pins: No 4 Pierre Bietry, No 9 Peter Kelly, No 12 Jez Lees, No16 Pat Reagan.

George Jackson as finally been vindicated: George has long been carrying on that Bob’s handicap has been too high, notwithstanding that Bob despite an abundance of athletic prowess is held out as an example of a young man who has suffered numerous ailments this past year or so.  (Tennis elbow, ear infections, back problems, frozen knees, shanks and a touch of the yip’s) I think it is called old timers?  But every once in awhile the planets align and the offending shots are not faced, and Bob leads the parade to the victory stand.

Bob Newell rings the bell after his fabulous golfing exploits at Green Valley. Bob Newell rings the bell after his fabulous golfing exploits at Green Valley.

Today was such a day and there stood Bob, man of the match, with 41 points and the winner of the senior flight.  Seamus Cotter’s ambitions of becoming a single figure handicapper took another step forward as he posted a rock solid 39 points.  Dave Driscoll carded a workman like 38 points to fill the flight.

B Flight was a bit subdued as Barry ‘the boot’ took top spot gaining a count-back decision over Peter ‘Don Corleone’ Henshaw, both locked on 35 points.  Chris Wright rounded out the flight a stroke adrift.

To make it a day to remember Bob sunk the only ‘2’ of the day and he graciously rang the bell back at Lewinski’s.

Lewiinski’s welcomed back Mark ‘Mussels’ Bonner and Brian ‘Guitar man’ Lewis.

Monday, Jan. 3, Crystal Bay – Stableford

1st Jorn Finnerup (26) 33pts

2nd Colin Davis (15) 33pts

A relatively modest group took on the tough Crystal Bay B & C layouts.  Tough was not the word today as Jorn Finnerup did the near impossible, getting the better of the Donkey in a count-back after both carded a mere 33 points.  Interestingly Jorn had six no scores on his card, and the Donkey had three no scores.

Needless to say no ‘2’s were recorded so a rollover on Wednesday.

Wednesday, Jan. 5, St. Andrews – Stableford

A Flight

1st Seamus Cotter (12) 36pts

2nd Steve Wentford (13) 36pts

3rd Lindsay Semple (12) 35pts

B Flight

1st Andy Dunston (18) 42pts

2nd Peter Henshaw (18) 36pts

3rd Patrick Gundberg (17) 35pts

C Flight

1st David Kelly (20) 37pts

2nd Mike Lowen (22) 34pts

3rd John White (27) 33pts

Desmond Muirhead’s monster seems to be loved or despised by golfers.  Andy Dunston is one of the “I love St. Andrews” brigade and showed just why as he posted a sparkling 42 points for the match honors, and B Flight top spot.  Peter ‘Don O’Corleone’ Henshaw’s solid even par round took second spot.  Patrick Gundberg was a shot back of Peter along with Peter Hendenberg and Mark McPherson, with Patrick’s back nine holding up in the three way count-back.

In a contrast of volumes, Seamus Cotter put a successful count-back on Steve Wentford to lift the top spot in the premier flight as both shot solid par rounds.  Lindsay Semple continued to make his name a podium presence taking the bronze a shot back.

Skipping down to C Flight saw the young man from Ireland, David Kelly, carding a excellent 37 points to win the flight.  Three shots adrift of David was Mike Lowen, leaving John White to close the flight a further shot back.

Frank Higgins, Tony Cotter and Benn Nelson shared a very healthy ‘2’s pot.

Friday, Jan 7, Mountain Shadow – Stableford

A Flight

1st Nial Higgins (8) 35pts

2nd Seamus Cotter (12) 34pts

B Flight

1st Jorn Finnerup (27) 29pts

2nd Geoff Kubas (19) 27pts

Co. Galway’s rising star young Nial Higgins is recognized as a player who can shoot as well as he wants and that potential was realized again today with a best of the day 35 points.  Co. Cork’s favorite son Seamus Cotter made sure the senior flight was an all Irish affair, coming home a shot adrift.  Nails’ ‘farther’ Frank came within a whisker of it being ‘farther’ and son on the podium.

The inform Jorn Finnerup was to say the very least stunned to be handed the junior flight top spot with just 29 points.  Geoff ‘Elvis’ Kubas was speechless collecting the silver via a count-back decision over Peter Don O’Corleone Henshaw as both carded 27 points.

Nial added a ‘2’ to his winnings to help pay for his taxi to the airport, together with Seamus Cotter and Yui Bietry.

Note: Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya Land Soi 1, Beach Road Soi 13/3 near to 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.