Ian ‘lose change’ cashes in

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PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, August 19, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Ian Halfpenny (14) 42pts

2nd Bob Newell (6) 37pts

3rd Tom Byrne (14) 35pts

B Flight

1st Jimmy Smiles (20) 38pts

2nd Peter Henshaw (19) 34pts

3rd Shaun Cooke (20) 32pts

Near Pins:  No 4 Ed Wyckoff; No 9 Bob Newell; No 12 Sim Davis; No 16 George Collis.

Ian ‘lose change’ Halfpenny is never far from the brass ring.  His name can be found amongst the flight leaders on many of his Sunday visits to the society.  However on this Sunday, he not only took the man of the match and A Flight with 42 points, but also added a very healthy ‘2’.

‘Broadmoor’ Bob, who attributes his golf power to a swing he learned in Wandsworth wielding a truncheon, took the second place with a steady 37 points, also with a ‘2’ and a near pin.  Tom Byrne won a three-way count back for third as he edged Paul Bray and C-B Thompsen.

Sunday winners Bob Newell and Ian Halfpenny flank Jimmy, the club captain. Sunday winners Bob Newell and Ian Halfpenny flank Jimmy, the club captain.

Atop of B Flight, Jimmy Smiles 38 points was particularly impressive given that it contained one 8 and five 6’s.  Peter ‘Don Corleone’ Henshaw picked up the silver on 34 points leaving Shaun Cooke with 32 points to close the flight.

Ed Wyckoff completed the ‘2’s share out.

Back at Lewiinski’s both Ian and Bob shared their good fortune with a generous bell ring apiece.

Monday, August 20, Crystal Bay B&C – Stableford

1st John Foote (20) 43pts

A relatively modest but brave group, attributed to the worst ever ‘low season’ and the back-to-back playing days, took on the ever challenging Crystal Bay B&C layouts.

Newly arrived Mr. and Mrs. Foote had very contrasting games: John fired a blistering 42 points for man of the match and a visit to the handicap committee while Lyn, suffering from jet lag I presume, found it very hard.

No ‘2’s were recorded so it was a rollover on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 22, Bangpra – Stableford

A Flight

1st Eddy Beilby (15) 33pts

2nd Bob Newell (6) 33pts

B Flight

1st Ed Delaney (23) 35pts

2nd Geoff Kubas (22) 34pts

The Brits took full charge of the senior flight as three players were tied on 33 points, so it was left to the dreaded count back to determine the podium places.  It was Eddy ‘the Eagle’ Beilby who was perched on the top spot, as ‘Broadmoor’ Bob, still eager for press coverage, gained the silver.  Barry ‘the bionic man’ got to watch the presentation from a bar stool.

Not surprisingly the UK did so well, considering it was Dr. DFBG Stableford, a doctor in the medical corps who devised the scoring system in 1898 to keep down the frustration level in golf.  He felt many players practically in adverse weather conditions, “got very little fun since they tore up their cards after a few holes.”  His idea has certainly stood the test of time, but it doesn’t seem to have cured the habit of tearing up of score cards after a few holes.

B Flight provided the man of the match in Irishman Ed Delaney with the day’s top score of 35 points.  Eds score was one stroke clear of the out of tune Geoff ‘Elvis’ Kubas.

Ian Halfpenny and Ed Wyckoff split the rollover ‘2’s pot.

Friday, August 24, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Rod Brown (18) 37pts

2nd Salvatore Brizzi (17) 33pts

B Flight

1st Joe Tynan (34) 38pts

2nd Peter Terry (19) 38pts

Friday and the week concluded with a return to what is tantamount the society’s home course, Green Valley, to play a stableford competition.

Thierry Temime threw a strong 38 points at the course and B Flight competitors for the best score of the day.  Joe ‘Sat nav’ Tynan continues to amaze as he took second with a steady even par round.

A Flight went down to the wire as Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake and Colin ‘the donkey’ both carded 37 points but after the dust had settled it was Barry who emerged from the count back on top, much to the delight of the society regulars.

Mr. and Mrs. Bietry (one each), Ed Wyckoff and Gerry Power shared the ‘2’s pot.

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.