John Hughes cleans up


PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, March 31, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st John Hughes (10) 38pts

2nd Gary Blackburne (9) 38pts

B Flight

1st Dave Driscoll (15) 37pts

2nd Mick Beresford (18) 37pts

Near Pins:  No 4 John Hughes, No 9 Pat Reagan, No 12 John Hughes, No 16 Mo Lamkin.

A couple of old dogs tied for the man of the match, well the first of our entitled ‘old dogs’, as regular Pattaya visitor John Hughes locked scores with Garry Blackburne, both on 38 points.  John, who has returned for one of his many trips to the Land of Smiles from his native Oldham, UK, made it worthwhile with his narrow count back 20-19 win over everybody’s nice guy Garry.  He also pocketed 2 near pins.

Sunday’s winners: John Hughes (left) with Dave Driscoll.Sunday’s winners: John Hughes (left) with Dave Driscoll.

A count back was required in B Flight as well between big hitting Dave Driscoll and our beloved Mickey Beresford, both locked in mortal count back on 37 points; Dave took it while Mickey was in a trance.

This month we have introduced a quality lead crystal whiskey glass for the golfer of the month.  In a very close run affair between Freddy Starbeck and Kevin ‘guess who’ McEntee, the golfer of the month committee adjudged the Co. Offaly Gang boss Kevin the winner.

Jim Bell, Dave Driscoll and Mo Lamkin shared the 2’s pot.

Monday, April 1, Crystal Bay A&B – Stableford

1st Takeshi Hakozaki (12) 41pts

2nd Les Cobban (10) 39pts

3rd John Hughes (10) 39pts

It doesn’t seem possible that it is the 1st of April but that is what the schedule said as the society took on Crystal Bay.  The field is always a bit more modest on the second day of the society’s back-to-back features and this Monday was no exception.

Japan’s Takeshi Hakozaki, always a pleasant addition to the society’s ranks, made the visit a pleasant one as he fashioned a tidy man of the match 41 points and a share of the 2’s comp.

Right on Takeshi well rounded heals was the man on form, John ‘I told um Oldham’ Hughes, and Les Cobban.  The esteemed gentleman Les edged John on count back after both tied on very creditable 39 points.  John was not that disappointed as he carded a 2.along with Takeshi, John Kevin McEntee and JJ Harney.

Wednesday, April 3, Royal Lakeside – Stableford

A Flight

1st Tore Eliassen (15) 43pts

2nd John Hughes (10) 39pts

3rd Pat Reagan (13) 39pts

B Flight

1st Jimmy Day (19) 43pts

2nd Jean LaRoche (28) 33pts

3rd Andre Fortis (18) 33pts

C Flight

1st Silvano Pizzato (24) 37pts

2nd William Peach (21) 36pts

3rd Jim Reid (28) 34pts

Jimmy Day, the young man from Co. Wicklow, Ireland, took a major step towards realizing his golfing potential as he whipped the Royal Lakeside course with a sizzling 43 points for the top spot in B Flight and co-man of the match.  Jimmy was a huge ten shots clear of fellow B Flighters Jean LaRoche and Andre Fortis, as Jean edge André for the silver in the resulting count back.

A Flight was not to be outdone as Tore Eliassen carded a sizzling 43 points to sit atop the podium.  Headline boy John Hughes edged his European compatriot (they are all compatriots come Ryder Cup time) Irishman Pat Reagan on count back to secure the silver after both recorded with very impressive 39 point returns.

Silvano Pizzato stood atop the C Flight podium with his 37 points, bettering his old friend William Peach by two points.  Peter Reid eased into the pay window as his 34 points rounded out the flight.

Tore Eliassen, Terry Mangan, Peter Henshaw, Silvano Pizzato and William Peach shared the 2’s pot.

Friday, April 5,Treasure Hills – Stableford

A Flight

1st John Hughes (10) 38pts

2nd Kevin McEntee (6) 36pts

3rd Mark Riley (2) 35pts

B Flight

1st Jim Reid (28) 32pts

2nd Sean Soden (22) 32pts

3rd Nick Odnoral (16) 31pts

Removing any controversy over his choice as the title guy, John Hughes went out and claimed his second man of the match award, coupled with a third place on Monday and a second on Wednesday of the week.  John was also the only player to better par on the day, and thereby solve the Treasure Hill puzzle.  John’s A Flight winning 38 point score was 2 clear of Kevin ‘you know who’ and yet another clear of 2 handicapper Mark Riley.

B Flight wilted a little under the heat and humidity as Jim Reid showed he was no one-trick pony as he gained a count back win over Irishman Sean Soden, both on 32 points.  Big Nick Odnoral tidied up the flight a shot back.

Kevin McEntee (a brace), Barry Copestake, Jim Reid and Ivan Plunkett 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.