Lhoste lights up Greenwood

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Mashi Kaneta, Sean Millar and Mark Stapleton.
Mashi Kaneta, Sean Millar and Mark Stapleton.

PSC Golf from The Growling Swan

Monday, Feb. 5, Khao Kheow – Stableford

A Flight

1st Mashi Kaneta (15) 35pts

2nd Mark Pearson (16) 33pts

3rd Bill Steinmann (13) 31pts

B Flight

1st Mark Stapleton (19) 36pts

2nd Sean Millar (36) 32pts

3rd James Wilks (30) 31pts

Near Pins: B3 Mark Stapleton, B8 Mark Pearson, C17 James Wilks.

Long Putts: B9 Pat Kavanagh, C18 Eric Black.

Monday brought 23 competitors for the Growling Swan’s venture to Khao Kheow, a favorite of many golfers in Pattaya.  The weather was sultry and the course was in terrific condition as you would expect.

We played B and C Nines in that order and spent a major part of the day hitting into what you could call a stiff breeze.  Apart from that, fairways were good and the greens played true.

The top flight saw Mashi Kaneta take the honors with a very good 35 points followed in 2 point intervals by Mark Pearson and Bill Steinmann, the latter who kept Denis Steele at bay via the count-back system.

‘The Viper’ Mark Stapleton knocked out a sure fire 36 points to win B flight saw him head off the challenges of Sean Millar and James Wilks.

Thursday, Feb. 8, Greenwood – Stableford

A Flight

1st Bill Steinmann (13) 39pts

2nd Mike Johns (16) 36pts

3rd Mashi Kaneta (15) 36pts

4th Craig Duncan (18) 35pts

B Flight

1st JC Lhoste (28) 42pts

2nd Roger Ellis (30) 37pts

3rd Gary Jones (23) 35pts

4th Shane Young (26) 34pts

Near Pins: C3 Bill Steinmann, C6 Rudy Regenass, A2 Dave Maw, A6 Mark Staleton.

Long Putts: C9 Glenn Smith, A9 Dave Maw.

We had 27 eager golfers waiting to take on the ever-popular Greenwood.  We arrived early to our tee time and the course was in great shape.  We played C & A nines from the yellow tees and found the greens were unbelievable fast on the front nine and somewhat slower on the back nine.

A flight saw ‘Buffalo’ Bill Steinmann take out first spot with a very good score of 39 points.  Second went to Mike Johns on a count-back from Mashi Kaneta, with Craig Duncan filling third spot on the podium.

JC Lhoste returned a massive 42 points to win B Flight with Roger Ellis taking the silver 5 points back.  Gary Jones filled third spot and one shot away was Shane Young in fourth.