Lewiinski’s bid for the Olympics


PSC golf from Lewiinski’s

Sunday, Nov. 21, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Colm Mullen (15) 39pts

2nd Claude Harder (11) 38pts

3rd Terry Mangan (12) 38pts

B Flight

1st Kristy Knight (18) 38pts

2nd Peter Henshaw (16) 37pts

3rd Kathy Doody (19) 37pts

Near Pins:  No 4 Ian Halfpenny, No 9 Reg McKay, No 12 Liam McGuinness, No16 Claude Harder.

Pierre Bietry in action at this year’s Bangkok Marathon.Pierre Bietry in action at this year’s Bangkok Marathon.

Yes golf is soon to be an Olympic sport, but today’s headline for once isn’t about golf.  It’s about two much more physically demanding sports in running and swimming, as two of our regular players took time off the links to test themselves physically rather than mentally!

Over the past weeks Pierre ‘The Magician’ Bietry has been in training for the Bangkok Marathon, whilst ‘The Principal” Jez Lees has been swimming hard in preparation for the Annual Pattaya Cross Bay Swim.

Up in Bangkok, Pierre started at three o’clock in the morning outside the Royal Palace, and made it back in 4 hours 20 minutes.  Apparently Pierre started off at a leisurely 4.5km an hour but upped it to a very respectable 10 when he realized he had left partner Yui in charge of his wallet.

Meanwhile here in Pattaya, Jez was competing in his second Cross Bay Swim.  A large contingent of golfing buddies turned out to wave him off from the Bali Hi Rescue Centre as he set out for the Dusit Resort 3.5km away.  Precisely 1 hour 6 minutes and 23 seconds later they welcomed him home in a very impressive 4th place.

Jez Lees all set for the Pattaya Cross Bay Swim. Jez Lees all set for the Pattaya Cross Bay Swim.

Many thanks to all those who supported and donated to the worthy causes, and very well done to Pierre and Jez.  It seems someone who will for now remain nameless quipped that having now seen Jez play golf and swim, he should definitely stick to the latter.

Talking of golf; no one knows when he will strike, but the jovial Colm Mullen never keeps ‘em waiting long.  The Irishman’s 39 points was the best on the day and it had to be that good to edge last week’s title boy Claude Harder who has taken a likening to the headlines, and fellow Irishman Terry, who were tied a shot adrift.  Terry’s card indicates he is about ready to blow his own whistle.  The Offaly gang leader Kevin was hovering close by.

B Flight had the same number of Irishmen on the podium; Christy Good Knight taking the laurels with a splendid 38 points.  Peter ‘Don O Corleone’ Henshaw, Kathy Doody and Sim Davis were all locked on 37 points and they finished in that order on the resulting count-back.  Bad luck Sim!

It was nice to see that quality golfer Andy Leach back in town again.

Art O’Conner, Maurice Copan and Christy Knight split the ‘2’s pot.

Monday, Nov. 22, Treasure Hills – Stableford

A  Flight

1st Terry Mangan (12) 35pts

2nd Mike Nagle (13) 34pts

3rd Ed Wyckoff (10) 34pts

B Flight

1st Joe ‘Tynan (30) 38pts

2nd Eddy Beilby (17) 35pts

3rd Peter Henshaw (16) 33pts

What a difference a course makes!  And some distance (6,726 yds) and some dryness.  These same guys and girls and their same sacks of clubs took on the diabolical design of Yoshikazu Kato, who also laid out the Canyon course at one of Thailand’s most fabled courses, Blue Canyon.

I should stop the article right there and leave the winners to their anonymity but we never do that.  Actually the player of the day and winner of B flight Joe ‘Sat nav’ Tynan was the only player to better his handicap – thus the odd murmurs of “sandbagger” at the presentation.  Seriously, Joe proved to be a most popular winner.  Eddy ‘The Eagle’ put in a fine 35 point haul for the silver and the ubiquitous Peter ‘Don Corleone’ was left to round out the flight.

Ha!  I told you he was ready to pounce – Irelands’ Terry Mangan did all that was required to win the senior flight firing a steady 35 points.  Mike Nagle and Ed ‘The Right Honorable’ Wyckoff’ faced off in a count-back as both were a shot short; the count back victim was Ed

Ten ‘2’s were recorded and each recipient won about as much as the cost of this week’s edition of the Mail.

Wednesday, Nov. 24, St. Andrews – Stableford

A Flight

1st Seamus Cotter (11) 38pts

2nd Steve Mascari (1) 37pts

3rd John Bahng (11) 36pts

B Flight

1st Pat Reagan (12) 41pts

2nd Mike Nagle (13) 38pts

3rd Tore Eliassen (14) 36pts

C Flight

1st Eddy Beilby (17) 41pts

2nd John Bresnchan (18) 39pts

3rd Gerry Mernagh (17) 37pts

D Flight

1st Jim Elphick (24) 38pts

2nd Tim DeGrote (26) 37pts

3rd Jim Bell (21) 3 pts

A large field enjoyed the special rates opportunity to play St Andrews and the always well conditioned course yielded a host of fine scores.

Former owner of Lewiinski’s, and always a welcome addition, Steve Mascari made a rare appearance and showed he is still a leader of Pattaya’s best golfers with a super 37 points of his 1 handicap.  Seamus ‘the captain’ Cotter stopped it being a winning return though by bettering Steve by a single shot.  Last week’s headline boy John Bahng filled the flight with an even par round.

The young man from Co. Dublin Pat Reagan took the laurels in B Flight and co-man of the match with a splendid 41 points.  Mike Nagle gained the silver with38 points leaving Tore Eliassen to fill the flight.

Eddy the eagle took control of C Flight with a co-man of the match performance 41 points while John Bresnchan posted a very creditable 39 points for the silver.  Gerry Mernagh emerged from a three-way count-back over Peter Hedenburgh and Brian Carroll to round out the flight

Jim Elphick took the top spot in D Flight on 38 points and Tim DeGrote was a shot back for silver.  Jim ‘Houdini’ Bell and Bill Peach contested the bronze in a count-back, the scales tipping in Jims favour.

David Hamilton, Colin Davis, Gavin Knox, Gerry Mernagh and Salim AlHarthy shared the ‘2’s pot.

Friday, Nov. 26, Crystal Bay – Stableford

A Flight

1st Ed Wyckoff (10) 40pts

2nd Andy Leach (5) 37pts

3rd Jean-Pierre Gasser (7) 35pts

B Flight

1st Lindsay Semple (12) 40pts

2nd Gavin Knox (12) 37pts

3rd Yui Bietry912) 36pts

C Flight

1st Eddy Beilby (17) 37pts

2nd Lou Szigligeti (20) 34pts

3rd Jum Karagit (15) 34pts

Friday’s fixture saw the society venture to the well maintained Crystal Bay.

The premier flight was led by Ed ‘The Right Honorable’ Wyckoff with an impressive 40 points and he was chased home by Andy leach who showed no symptoms of  jet lag for second.  Jean Pierre Grasser took third after a three-way tie that included Seamus ‘Captain’ Cotter and Peter Lenoury.

Australian Lindsay Semple was co-man of the match and B Flight winner as he matched Ed’s card.  He was followed home by Scotland’s Gavin Knox and the girl on form Yui Bietry.

The junior flight belonged to Eddy ‘the Eagle’ Beilby who made it a third visit this week to the pay window.  Aussie Lou ‘Zig Zag’ was second and the flight was completed by Jum Karagit who got the verdict in a count-back over the unlucky Paula Pederson.

The story to this flight however belonged to Tim Degrout who arrived late at the course and started his round on the third hole after missing the first two.  He was only a shot away from making the podium at the end.

Thierry Petremont, Takeshi Hakozaki San and Yui Bietry split the ‘2’s pot and Yui was two inches from an ace.

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.