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PSC golf from Lewiinski’s

Sunday, Feb. 19, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st John Ryan (8) net 70

2nd Bob Newell (7) net 71

3rd Gary Blackburne (7) net 72

B Flight

1st Geoff Bracegirdle (18) net 67

2nd Gabriel Enright (16) net 69

3rd Shay Mitchell (21) net 70

Red Flight

1st Sim Davis (26) net 65

Near Pins:  No 4 Bret Chan; No 9 Gabriel Enright; No 12 Thierry Petrement; No 16 Colm Mullen.

Geoff Bracegirdle started out a fine week with the biggest prize of the month, the cut-crystal vase emblematic of the monthly medal for February 2012.  Geoff’s net 67 was two clear of Gabriel Enright.  The flight’s bronze medal winner Shay Mitchell needed the aid of a count back as he emerged from a three-way pile up over the Donkey and Colm Mullen.

In the premier flight John Ryan saw his net 70 to be one clear of ‘Broad more’ Bob and a further stroke clear of Gally Blackburne.

Sim Davis.Sim Davis.

But it was the Red Flight that produced the top score of the day as the society’s first lady Sim Davis made it look relatively simple with a stunning net 65.

As all our regular readers are aware Sim and Geoff advance to the gold medal that is held later in the year.

The lord Mayor of Dublin led the way with a brace in the 2’s along with nine other players.

Monday, Feb. 20, Royal Lakeside – Stableford

A Flight

1st Reg McKay (14) 36 pts

2nd Francis Goyons (9) 34pts

3rd Joe Browne (15) 33pts

B Flight

1st Willie Harty (18) 36pts

2nd Brian Kaht (21) 35pts

3rd Fergus O’Brien (26) 34pts

It was time for the society to visit old friend Royal Lakeside and enjoy some of the road constructions which seem to dominate the northern corridor.

Reg McKay.Reg McKay.

Reg McKay certainly showed no ill effects from the slightly longer drive as he led the senior flight and co-man of the match home with a even par round.  “I told you they had toughened it up” Reg was two clear of Francis Goyons and yet another in front of Joe Browne.

Willie Harty led B Flight with the same even par round and collected a share of man of the match.  Brian Kaht was a shot adrift for the second spot.  Fergus O’Brien, as he has often done, wrenched the third place loot from Jimmy Bell under the guise of count back.  Francis Goyons and J-P Maffray split the 2’s pot.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, St. Andrews – Stableford

A Flight

1st Reg McKay (14) 39pts

2nd Francis Goyons (9) 36pts

3rd Pierre Bietry (15) 36pts

B Flight

1st Geoff Bracegirdle (18) 36pts

2nd Mike Lenihan (17) 36pts

3rd Pat Culloty (21) 35pts

Wednesday’s venue was the intriguing construct of Desmond Muirhead.  If it had not been the week of the monthly medal, Scotland’s ‘Buckie boot boy’ Reg McKay would definitely have been awarded the title slot with his two wins in two games with the society.  Reg posted an excellent 39 points to take top spot in A Flight and man of the match, and he was also the only player to better par.  Francis Goyons and Pierre ‘the magician’ Bietry finished in that order as dictated by count back as both tied on even par rounds.

Geoff Bracegirdle and Mike Lenihan tied atop B Flight but Mike didn’t calculate the count back favorably.  Irishman Pat Culloty’s 35 points sealed the third spot.

Reg MacKay and Andre Fortis split the 2’s pot.

Friday, Feb. 24, Mountain Shadow – Stableford

A Flight

1st Matt Trimbrell (11) 36pts

2nd Reg McKay (14) 35pts

3rd Colm Mullen (15) 34pts

B Flight

1st Torben Nielsen (30) 35pts

2nd Geoff Bracegirdle (18) 35pts

3rd Mike Lenihan (22) 30pts

A good sized field took on the toughest par 72 layout around – Mountain Shadow.  The scores on the day reflected the difficulty of the course that sports the toughest set of par fives.

A Flight was won with an even par 36 points by Matt Trimbrell, which also proved to be the best on the day.  Matt was followed up the podium steps by the man on fire Scotland’s ‘Bukie boy’ Reg McKay and the ‘Lord mayor of Dublin’ Irishman Colm Mullen stringed out in single figure digits and in that order.

Torben Nielsen and Geoff Bracegirdle led the B Flight.  The order of ascent was determined on count back as both were locked on 35 points but Torben supported the biggest smile.  Two players were mixed up at 30 points but the count back sorted it out favorably for Mike Lenihan as Sean Soden was left in a daze.

Reg McKay and Rick Maker split 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.