Mike Craighead rolls back the years


PSC golf from Lewiinski’s

Sunday, Dec. 19, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Pat Regan (12) 41pts

2nd Peter Kelly (8) 38pts

3rd Paul Shaw (7) 35pts

B Flight

1st Mike Craighead (19) 43pts

2nd Chris Davisson (14) 39pts

3rd Jum Karagit (17) 36pts

Near Pins: No 4 Bobby Driggs, No 9 Phil Page, No 12 Jack Spencer, No16 Ben Nelson.

Mike ‘The Mechanic’ Craighead put his imprimatur on the week in quick fashion, as he emasculated not only B Flight but also the entire field, with a 43 point lashing.  Chris Davisson took the silver with a solid 39 points and the balance of the flight went to Jum Karagit with an even par count-back verdict over Geoff Doody.

Mike Craighead. Mike Craighead.

Overshadowed by the Mechanic’s outburst was a fine performance by the senior flight winner, the young man from Co. Dublin, Pat Reagan, with a splendid 41 points.  Silver went to Peter Kelly while the calculator was out for the Bronze with Paul Shaw, Captain Cotter and General Spencer all posting 35 points, Paul’s sums holding up.

The Mechanic added a couple of 2’s to his winning’s along with five other golfers.

Monday, Dec. 20, Khao Kheow – Stableford

A Flight

1st Phil Page (12) 38pts

2nd Tore Eliassen (14) 35pts

B Flight

1st Morten Esseth (19) 37pts

2nd Barry Copestake (16) 35pts

As we all know, the traffic and the fact the girls at the go-go bars are not paying attention to the locals signals that High-Low season is upon us.  It is further complicated by many regular society members being off to their respective homelands to see the folks, kiss their nieces and nephews, catch a footy game, and further appreciate why we live here.  Thus the typical three places in each flight were reduced to a more modest two at Khao Kheow.

Phil Page was man of the match and one of only two people on the day to better their handicap.  Phil’s A Flight winning score of 38 points was three clear of Tore ‘The Consistent’ Eliassen.

In the junior circuit Morten Esseth held sway with 37 points, two clear of Barry ‘The Boot’ Copestake.

Ray Doman slotted home the only ‘2’ of the day.

Wednesday, Dec. 22, St. Andrews – Stableford

A Flight

1st Colin Davis (14) 40pts

2nd Tore Eliassen (14) 35pts

B Flight

1st Joseph Tynan (27) 38pts

2nd Pierre Bietry (16) 33pts

A case could well be made that Joe ‘I’m in the money’ Tynan had a clear shot at the title slot given his near man of the match performance, but since I have given the title to Mike’, and Joe did not win anyway, I think I am justified.

Joe has put his recent golf revival not to hours of practice on the range or golf lessons with local Pro Richard, but down to his daily cod liver oil capsule and sucking a fisherman’s friend once day.  Joe however did win B Flight with a rock solid 38 points, and was one of only two players to better par.  Pierre the Magician pulled his own name out of the hat for third place in a three-way count-back with Peter Hendenberg and German Oderman.

Skipping up to the senior flight we saw the Donkey trot of with the man of the match and senior flight with a fine 40 point haul, but then “He-or He-or ways does well here.  Tore Eliassen replicated Monday’s score to again take runner up spot, but he and Jimmy ‘two shots’ split the ‘2’s pot.

Friday, Dec. 24, Mountain Shadow – Stableford

A Flight

1st Kevin Mcentee (6) 37pts

2nd Francis Goyons (5) 35pts

3rd Clive Farmer (11) 34pts

B Flight

1st Matt Doyle (13) 39pts

2nd Colin Davis (15) 36pts

3rd Laurent Gonnet (16) 35pts

Was it the length of the ride out?  Was it the small Ronald Fream designed greens, was it the green-keeper’s pin positions (story has it he won the lottery and lost the ticket), were they just lousy golfers with unfounded visions of grandeur?

Whatever it was, no player played to their handicap.  The nearest was in A Flight as Peter Lenoury was top man with 35 points.  The calculator was out as three players all posted 33 points; Co. Tipperary man John Feehan took silver, Colin ‘the Donkey’ filled the flight and the count-back victim was Jean-Pierre Biset.

There was no holding Big Frank McNamara in the junior flight as his 32 points was two better than second placed Morten Esseth who was two better than Pierre ‘the Magician.’

Tore Eliassen, Yui Bietry Benn Nelson and Joe Tynan 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.