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PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

A word might be in order about this week’s headline.  As most Pattaya golfers know, the Honda LPGA Tournament took place at Siam Country Club last week.  Aussie and frequent visitor Lou Zigzag arranged a trip to see the first day’s play, telling the punters he was following the signs.  That was until he ended up on a garage forecourt with the guy pointing him to the LPG pumps.

Sunday, Feb. 17, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Peter Ennis (13) 40pts

2nd Dave Shelton (8) 40pts

3rd Bob StAubin (13) 35pts

B Flight

1st Gerry Power (17) 37pts

2nd Jim Bell (16) 37pts

3rd Nick Thomas (15) 35pts

C Flight

1st Colin Davis (18) 40pts

2nd Ed Delaney (26) 39pts

3rd Eddy Beilby (18) 38pts

Near Pins:  No 4 Shay Mitchell, No 9 Clinton Hazlett, No 12 Jeff Acheson, No 16 Thierry Petrement

The title might sound like a nursery rhyme but it was Peter Ennis, Dave Shelton and the Donkey vying for man of the match this Sunday.  The Donkey’s 40pts took the B Flight honours as he was one stroke clear of Irishman Ed ‘the computer wizard’ Delaney’s fine effort.  Eddy ‘the eagle’ Beilby swooped in to close the flight with a solid 38 points

Colin Davis.Colin Davis.

In the senior flight Peter Ennis and the ever present Dave Shelton were tied, as they equaled the Donkey’s 40 point output, alas for Dave, his acumen on the course did not transfer to his score card as Peter had the better of the count back that was also good for man of the match.

In the middling flight we saw Gerry ‘the Irish rover’ in a standoff with Jimmy ‘AK47’ Bell; lucky for Gerry that Jim was firing blanks and let Gerry take pole position.  Nick Thomas took the bronze a couple of shots in arrears.

Clint Hazlett and Claude Harder split an excellent 2’s pot.

Monday, Feb. 18, Greenwood A&C – Stableford

A Flight

1st Conner Doyle (12) 36pts

2nd Dave Shelton (8) 36pts

3rd Petra Raita (10) 36pts

B Flight

1st Paul Robinson (14) 39pts

2nd Pat Hanafin (14) 37pts

3rd Jim Bell (16) 31pts

C Flight

1st Pat Culloty (22) 33pts

2nd Brian Cooper (27) 32pts

3rd Fergus O’Brian (25) 30pts

Paul Robinson left little question about who was man of the match as his excellent 39 points was the only return to better par at Greenwood today.  Co. Cork’s Pat ‘the big easy’ Hanafin followed Paul up the podium steps two shots in arrears.  Pat’s fine effort was six shots clear of Jimmy ‘AK-47’ Bell who made it two pay desk visits in as many games to close the flight.

It was a close run affair in the senior circuit as Conner Doyle, Dave Shelton (continuing his purple patch) and Petra Raita all returned solid even par rounds; the following count back dictating that they climbed the podium in that order.

The C Flighters found the going difficult as the Irish pair of Pat Culloty and Fergus O’Brien sandwiched Brien mini Cooper with 33-32-30 points respectively.

John Beshoff and Ed Wyckoff a brace apiece along with Pat Hanafin shared the 2’s pot.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, Silky Oak – tableford

A Flight

1st Thierry Petrement (11) 40pts

2nd Pierre Bietry (14) 38pts

3rd Francis Goyons 37pts

B Flight

1st Nick Odnoral (17) 41pts

2nd Pat Hanafin (15) 40pts

3rd Colin Davis (18) 39pts

C Flight

1st Erwin Halfliger (19) 40pts

2nd ax Bracegirdle (27) 38pts

3rd John Heaney (19) 35pts

It is always tough to lose a count back.  It is always tough not to win when you have 40 points.  Well it happened to Thierry Petrement, Pat ‘the big easy’ Hanafin and Erwin Halfliger in A Flight, B Flight and C Flight respectively as Nick Odnoral on 41 points showed why his handicap must be and will be on the downward movement.  Pat the big easy was followed in B Flight by the Donkey and Jimmy ‘good’ Night.  Jimmy joined a long list of defeated Donkey count back victims.

Aussie Max Bracegirdle followed Erwin up the podium steps, as Irishman John Heaney topped out the flight.

It is by this paragraph common knowledge  that ‘Nice Guy’ Thierry Petrement won A Flight with his 40 points.  Thierry was two shots clear of good mate Pierre ‘the magician’ who seems to have lost a little of the old magic but no one thinks this will last long.  Francis Goyons completed the podium places.

Thierry Petrement, Bob Watson, Pat Hanafin, and per Forsberg divvied up the 2’s pot.

Friday, Feb. 22, Eastern Star – Stableford

A Flight

1st Dominic Downey (13) 37pts

2nd Pat Regan (11) 32pts

3rd Conner Doyle (12) 32pts

B Flight

1st Jim Bell (16) 34pts

2nd Billy Briton (15) 33pts

3rd Colin Davis (18) 31pts

C Flight

1st Brian Cooper (27) 35pts

2nd Christy Knight (21) 34pts

3rd Erwin Halfliger (19) 32pts

The society, usually brimming with bravado when they attack friendly Eastern Star, were a bit meek on this day.  Irishman Dominic Downey led the lads home as he was the only player to better par with 37 very useful points in the senior flight.  A couple of Dominic’s Irish mates, young Pat Regan and Conner Doyle plus Pen Caruthers were log-jammed on 32 points; the luck of the Irish held up in the resulting count back leaving Pen to watch the presentation from his favourite bar stool.

Jimmy AK-47 went on the rampage in B Flight as he carded 34 points to take top spot.  Jim was also one of only two players to record a 2 on the day.  Billy Briton took the silver a shot back as the Donkey nosed his way to the bronze as he rounded out the flight.

Brian ‘mini’ Cooper with a steady 35 points was the top man in C Flight.  Brian was one clear of Co. Dublin’s favourite son Christy ‘good’ Knight and a further two of the red hot Erwin Haflinger.

Peter Hynard was the other 2’s recipient.

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.