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PSC golf from Lewiinski’s

Sunday, Jan. 9, Green Valley – Stableford

Lewiinski’s Golf Bar and Restaurant on Soi Pattayaland 1 staged its second annual President’s golf tournament, in aid of the Bann Jing Jai Orphanage, last Sunday.  Proprietors Peter, Colin and Jim welcomed a large group of competitors to this popular event and the weather remained dry with a little breeze that made it a pleasure to play.

Peter ‘Don O’Corleone’ Henshaw, the retiring President, was not about to take it lying down.  He rose to the occasion and made mincemeat of the field by shooting a magnificent 46 points off his old handicap.  No-one-begrudged-him his 46 points and the coveted crystal cut glass vase as this sparkling round newly set the bar in points total for the short President’s day history.

President’s Day runner-up Seamus Cotter, right, accepts his prize.President’s Day runner-up Seamus Cotter, right, accepts his prize.

At a distance, Peter was followed in by (yawn!) Seamus Cotter, who picked today of all days to amass 43 points and only gain the runner up cut glass trophy.  The same could be said about the young man from Co. Dublin, who filled the podium with a masterful 41 points to win the last piece of the super cut glassware to compete an Irish rout, but to be fair everyone can join the real winners – the kids.

Pat Reagan took third place to make it a triumvirate of Irish winners.Pat Reagan took third place to make it a triumvirate of Irish winners.

A as a novelty all the par threes had a chance for everyone to get in the spirit of the day.  All you had to do was hit the green with your tee shot for a hundred baht a go, with half the sum going to the card picked out back at the prize giving, and the other half going to the total amount raised.  The lucky winners were Gareth Gill, Pat Reagan, Jum Karagit and Colin Davis.

Back at Lewiinski’s it was party time and prior to the presentations there were special thanks to those who had assisted in setting up and organizing the day: Bob Lindbergh for his kind donation, the proprietors, and Lewinski staff for a great Lewiinski’s buffet.

The event raised over 30.000 baht and thanks goes to a very generous donor who doubled the amount to a staggering 60,000 plus.

The party carried on across the road long into the night, with Peter starting the singing with an Irish tune that went something like, “In Moore Street where I did dwell, a butcher boy I was loved right well.”  Next year’s President’s day is a most eagerly awaited comp.

Wednesday, Jan. 12, Bangpra – Stableford

A Flight

1st Tom McManus (10) 35pts

2nd Peter Hynard (13) 34pts

3rd Brian Comer (8) 32pts

B Flight

1st Benn Nelson (15) 41pts

2nd Frank McNamara (17) 36pts

3rd Gordon Kerr (17) 35pts

C Flight

1st Peter Hedenburgh (18) 36pts

2nd Peter Henshaw (19) 35pts

3rd David Kelly (20) 34pts

Benn Nelson’s scorecard read as though he had played another and nearer set of tees, like the reds, as he was the only one to break par on the day and did so by five points!  Benn’s fine round left Big Frank McNamara some way adrift in second.  David Kelly filled B Flight a further shot back on 34.

Peter Henshaw – the President’s Day winner.Peter Henshaw – the President’s Day winner.

Moving up to the senior flight found Tom McManus in top spot after carding a fine 35 points, with Peter ‘The Right Honorable’ Hynard in second place a shot back.  Brian Come showed there was no sign of jet lag as he rounded out the flight.

The laurels in C Flight went to Peter Hedenburgh with a fine even par round.  Peter ‘Don O’Corleone’ Henshaw, unaccustomed to taking a back seat for anyone, had to settle for second as he came up a shot short, with David Kelly completing the flight podium a further stroke back.

Peter Hynard (2), Peter Lenoury and John Bang shared the ‘2’s pot.

Lewiinski’s welcomed back Colm Mullen and Brian and Lynne Comer this past week.

Note: Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya land Soi 1, Beach road Soi/13 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.