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PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, April 22, St. Andrews – Stableford

A Flight

1st Kris Kritsanajootha (8) 40pts

2nd Bob Newell (7) 39pts

B Flight

1st Jon Gruber (20) 39pts

2nd Donald McGuiness (23) 39pts

Near Pins:  No 4 Peter Henshaw; No 9 Yui Bietry; No 12 Terry Mangan; No 16 Dave Mather

Before the article reaches its usual pitched tempo, word about the title might be in order.  It has long been a fact that in the rainy season getting into Lewiinski’s is a problem unless you are wearing weather proof foot wear.  So when some of the Irish boys who are doing a big tarmac job up the road found they had some leftover and they could lay a small path and fix the problem at very little cost, the management jumped at the idea; how long it will last is another thing!

Kris Kritsanajootha, right, with Colin the Golf Manager. Kris Kritsanajootha, right, with Colin the Golf Manager.

So anyway, old friend Kris Kritsanajootha, which for the sake of fitting in the allotted newspaper will therein be known as Kris K, made his visit a worthwhile one by prevailing in A Flight with an unobtrusive 40 points.  ‘Broad more’ Bob on 39 points took the second spot strictly on the strength of his back-nine performance over the unlucky Bill Hurnick.

Jon Gruber was the top man in B Flight with 39 solid points as his inward nine mathematics were more evenly distributed than Irishman Donald McGuiness.

Bob Newell, Bill Hurnick, Yui Bietry, Terry Mangan and Ed Wyckoff split the 2’s pot.

Monday, May 21, Bangpakong Riverside – Stableford

1st Michael Fell 21) 44pts

2nd Michael Healey (14) 40pts

3rd Terry Mangan (12) 40pts

There is a considerable body of competitors who assert that the newly designed Bangpakong is so difficult that it almost breaks ones spirit.  Well it wasn’t the course that broke the gang’s spirit today; it was the two new additions, Michael Fell’s exemplary 44 points off his 21 handicap plus the only 2 of the day, and Michael Healy, who marked his first game with the gang with a cracking 42 points.  Terry ‘Pork chop’ Mangan put his hand in the cookie jar again to round out the flight.

Both Michael’s and Terry have been invited to the handicap committee’s party.

Wednesday, May 23, St Andrews – Stableford

1st Jon Gruber (20) 42pts

2nd Peter Henshaw (19) 36pts

3rd Gerry Raferty (20 36pts

Desmond Muirhead’s monster seemed to intimidate the society as a modest group showed up to take it on.

Jon Gruber showed no signs of fear however as he bettered his handicap by six on the par 74 layout – a feat rarely achieved here.  Peter ‘Don O’corleone’ Henshaw took the silver as good friend Gerry Raferty had to settle for the bronze as he was the count back victim.

Terry Mangan slotted home the only 2 of the day.

Friday, May 25, Treasure Hill – Stableford

A Flight

1st Chaten Patel (14) 38pts

2nd Thierry Petrement (10) 37pts

3rd Brizzi Salvatore (7) 37pts

B Flight

1st Jon Gruber (18) 43pts

2nd Gerry Raferty (20) 41pts

3rd Eddy Beilby (17) 41pts

The addition of some of our G-C friends contributed to make it a fair sized turn out.  Good and great scores abounded, which is unusual here, normally anywhere around par is pushing for a podium place but not today.

A Flight was led home by Chaten Patel with a solid 38 points.  Chaten was followed up the podium steps by Thierry Petrement and good friend Brizzi Salvatore, both locked on 37 points but count back dictated that they finished in that order.

B Flight produced the brunt of the scoring with Jon Gruber on an amazing 43 points playing his last game off his old handicap.  Gerry Raferty clipped Eddy ‘the eagle’s’ wings as he took second place on count back, leaving Eddy to close the flight.

Chaten Patel, Brizzi Salvatore, Klani, Neal Rotjana and Nick Odnoral 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.