PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society
Friday, Dec. 27, Pattavia Century – Stableford
1st Pen Carruthers (12) 35pts
2nd Freddy Starbeck (14) 35pts
3rd JP Maffray (10) 31pts
1st Nick Odnoral (16) 33pts
2nd Mike Jeffreys (17) 33pts
3rd Lou Szigligeti (17) 32pts
1st Ray Baran (33) 33pts
2nd Ed Junger (20) 29pts
3rd Ulrik Sinding (25)pts
It was nice crowd on Friday as A Flight led the day with two 35 point best on the day outputs. It was hard luck for Freddy Starbeck as his 35 points took the silver thanks to a count back loss to Scotland’s Pen Carruthers. JP Maffray filled the flight on 31 points.
Lou Szigligeti, Paul Bray and Nick Odnoral.
B Flight and C Flight were a bit subdued as 33 points took both top places; by Aussie Nick Odnoral in B Flight and Ray Baran in C Flight, although Nick did need the aid of a count back over Mike the Welsh wizard’ Jefferys. Lou ‘the thunder from down under’ Zigzag made it a second Aussie on the podium with 32 points.
Ray Baron was followed in to the barn by Ed Junger and Ulrick Sinding with 29 and 25 points, the former picking up the silver.
Freddy Star beck and JP Maffray split the 2’s pot.
Sunday, Dec. 29, Green Valley – Stableford
1st Claus Birk Thompson (13) 37pts
2nd Bob Watson (2) 37pts
3rd Paul Bray (7) 35pts
1st Dave Boran (15) 36pts
2nd Nick Odnoral (16) 33pts
3rd Pierre Bietry (17) 32pts
1st Eddy Beilby (18) 33pts
2nd Jum Karagit (19) 33pts
3rd Bruce Berlin (24) 32pts
Well the battle for golf supremacy of the day, Australia vs. Denmark, was settled by count back as Claus Birk Thompson edged Bob Watson for the A Flight top spot. The other Aussie star Paul Bray, in consistent and fine form, used the same method to grab the penultimate spot from the big hitting combo of Dave Driscoll and Dave Stockman.
Dave Boran, a marvelous player off 15 handicap, showed his class with a best in B Flight 36 solid points, bettering Nick ‘down under’ Odnoral and the Swiss precision of Pierre Bietry, with the scales of justice tipping in Nick’s favour.
In the battered and bruised C Flight it was age before beauty as Eddy ‘the Eagle’ Beilby out-pointed the belle of the bar Jum Karagit on count back as the pair were tied on 33 points. Bruce Berlin added another bronze place to his extensive collection.
Bob Watson, Dave Stockman, Adrian Schmitt, Lou Szigligeti and Laurie McBride shared the 2’s pot.
Monday, Dec. 30, Burapha A & B – Stabelford
1st Francis Goyons (11) 38pts
2nd Eric Gobert (6) 37pts
3rd JP Gasser (11) 37pts
B F light
1st Walter Baechil (16) 36pts
2nd Peter Henshaw (16) 36pts
3rd Hans Monk (18) 35pts
1st Tom Cotton (23) 40pts
2nd Mick Folan (19) 34pts
3rd Mick Coughlan (21) 31pts
Burapha was the host venue for the final fixture of the year and Tom Cotton mastered the day and C Flight with an outstanding 40 points. Tom was six strokes up on Mick Folan and seven clear of a log jam of six players. When the divots had settled it was Mick Coughlan who got to fill out the flight as Dal Paztroist, Jim Elphick, Kim Jarninen, Barry Oats and Bruce Walters were left out in the cold.
Francis Goyons’ solid 38 points was the top score in A Flight and the calculator was on overtime as it sorted the silver and bronze from a bunch of four, all tied a shot back on 37. Eric Gobert emerged with the silver and JP Gasser took the bronze as Pat Hanafin and Mike Alidi were the unlucky pair
B Flight had their own count back as the flamboyant Walter Baechli and Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw went head to head for the flight gold, both locked on steady even par rounds. Walter claimed the count back after citing a lower PSC membership number. Hans Monk closed the flight without the help of a count back.
The top golfer of the month was a tight affair as Lou ‘the thunder from down under’ Zigzag took the honour by just two points from fellow Aussie Paul Bray.
Thursday, Jan. 2, Crystal Bay A & C – Stableford
1st Paul Bray (7) 38pts
2nd JP Gasser (11) 36pts
1st Bruce Walters (34) 36pts
2nd Somchai Rattanarurk (22) 36pts
A relatively modest group, possibly attributable to the season, took on the formidable Crystal Bay layout and the Aussie pair of Paul Bray and Bruce Walters carried on where they left off, winning their flights in the first game of the new year. Paul’s A Flight score of 38 points was the top score of the day and he also bagged a brace of 2’s. JP Gasser followed Paul up the two-man podium with a solid even par round.
Bruce won B Flight after he tied with Somchai Rattanarurk, both carding 36 points, but the count back sorted it for Bruce.
Bruce Berlin slotted home a ‘2’ for a third share of the pot.
Friday, Jan. 3, Pattavia Century – Stableford
1st Mike Allidi (2) 35pts
2nd Paul Bray (7) 35pts
3rd Pen Carruthers (12) 34pts
1st Laurie McBride (14) 34pts
2nd Ronan Simms (17) 34pts
3rd Peter Henshaw (16) 29pts
1st Vera Naughton (28) 34pts
2nd Bruce Berlin (24) 32pts
3rd Tizian Dal Pastro (25) 31pts
Mike Allidi was once again a pleasant addition to the society’s roster and his fine trademark play was in evidence, as always. His 35 points in A Flight matched society regular Aussie star Paul Bray’s fine effort and the following count back handed Mike the top podium place, 16-10 to 16-9. The bronze spot also went to a count back as Scotland’s Pen Caruthers, JP Maffray and Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake all stood a shot in arrears. When the counting was finished Barry and JP were left out in the cold.
Since numerology is the apparent theme of this article we will keep it going by pointing out that B Flight’s podium starts with another count back as Laurie McBride and Roan Simms were tied on 34 points apiece, and the former was handed the flight win as his mathematics were more favorable. Ireland’s Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw closed out the flight five strokes in arrears
Another visitor from Ireland, first lady Vera Naughton, led C Flight with a tidy 34 points. Vera was two clear of Bruce Berlin and a further stroke clear of Tizian Dal Pastro.
Pat ‘the Irish rover’ Hanafin was the sole heir to a very healthy 2’s pot
Note: Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya land Soi 1, Beach Rd Soi13/13 near 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.