Hartigan & Bietry share the honours


Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday 27th December Green Valley

A Flight

1st Garry Blackburne (8) 35pts

2nd JP Maffray (11) 30pts

3rd Patrick Kelly (+1) 29pts

B Flight

1st John Hartigan (25) 37pts

2nd Pierre Bietry (18) 37pts

3rd Gerry Roche (17) 36pts

Sunday winner John Hartigan (back row left) with his friends.Sunday winner John Hartigan (back row left) with his friends.

Co. Kerry man John Hartigan and Pierre ‘the magician’ Bietry were co-men of the match as they posted joint best scores on the day of 37 points in B Flight.  The luck of the Irish held out in the count back despite John having two no-scoring holes on his card.  Pierre’s co-record holder of the lowest net score in the society history, Gerry ‘the Irish rover’ Roche, closed out the flight with a rock solid even par round.

A Flight in comparison was a bit tame as newly returned ‘Mr. nice guy’ Garry Blackburne needed just 35 points to secure the top podium spot.  Garry was five clear of the reliable JP Maffray while +1 handicap player Patrick Kelly, playing off the blue tees, rounded out the flight with 29 points.

Monday, Dec. 28, Pattana A & B – Stableford

1st John Feehan (15) 34pts

2nd Pat Regan (12) 33pts

3rd Christian Christiansen (7) 32pts

The fear that Pattana golf club strikes in the golfer’s heart and the fact that Monday’s are the second of our back to back outings contributed to a smaller crowd than usual for this fixture.  However, the good sized single flight day was just fine for Irishman John Feehan whose 34 points was good for the man of the match honours.  John was one shot clear of fellow Mick Pat ‘the Irish rover’ Regan.

Christian Christiansen and Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake went head to head for the remaining podium spot as Christian just edged Barry, both on 32 points.

Wednesday 30th December Treasure Hills

1st Pen Caruthers (15) 32pts

2nd Peter Wallace (18) 32pts

3rd Pierre Bietry (18) 32pts

The Lewiinski’s gang traveled up the 331 highway to take on the tough Treasure Hill and found it a tough nut to crack, with its tight fairways and slick greens.  The course was in fine condition and the weather was mad hot with very high humidity.

Three players vied for the top podium spot all with 32 points and emerging with the top podium slot was Pen Caruthers.  The golf director Irishman Peter Wallace took the flight silver while Pierre ‘the magician’ Bietry ran out of tricks but did enough to claim the bronze.

Friday, Dec. 11, Parichat – Stableford

A Flight

1st Mike Farmaet (12) 37pts

2nd Thierry Petrement (11) 29pts

3rd Colin Smith (12) 29pts

B Flight

1st Jim Elphick (26) 40pts

2nd Lambert (28) 38pts

3rd Ian Jones (28) 35pts

The ever-improving Parichat course hosted the final outing of the week, which saw a few players fall by the wayside.  Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick took the man of the match honours and top spot in B Flight with a stunning 40 point effort.  Jim was two clear of a Mr. Lambert (his first name is not on the results sheet) who took the silver while pay window specialist Ian Jones closed the flight with a creditable 35 points.

A Flight was the domain of Mike Farmaet who carded a solid 37 points for first place.  The minor places needed a count back to sort out with nice guy Thierry Petrement and Colin Smith both tied on 29 points, the scales of justice tipping in Thierry’s favour.

Reminder: The four day Lewinski’s championship begins on 28th February at Green Valley, with the second round to be played at Pattana on Wednesday 2nd of March and the third round to be played at Burapha two days later.  The final game is to be played at Green Valley on the 6th of March.  Everyone is welcome to come and take part in one of Pattaya’s oldest club championships.

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 Peter on 086 139 6301.  Transport is provided.