Never put a ‘Donkey’ in your cart


PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, March 24, Green Valley – Medal

A Flight

1st Bob Newell (7) Net 68

2nd Thierry Petrement (10) Net 69

B Flight

1st Lean LaRoche (18) Net 73

2nd Freddy Starbeck (16) Net 74

Near Pins:  No 2 Barry Copestake No 9 Peter LeNoury No 12 Jon Haugen No 16 Jez Lees.

The saddest story of the day must be, I do not even know his name but he was in the Donkey’s four-ball.  On the 14th hole, feeling sorry for the Donkey that looked a little tired, he offered him a lift to the next tee.  The Donkey gratefully accepted and climbed on the back of the cart.  During the journey the Donkey counted the Good Samaritan’s clubs and guess what?  He had in his bag 15 and was immediately disqualified.  But to be fair to the Donkey, he did thank his ex-friend for the lift (hence this week’s title).

Bob Newell.Bob Newell.

It was a tossup whether ‘Broad more’ Bob played golf or took a visit to the hospital as he is suffering from numerous inflictions; mainly missing vertebrae in his back.  He decided to leave the hospital visit for another day and it turned out a wise decision as he managed to etch his name onto the Lewiinski’s wall of shame and take home the cut glass whiskey glass and a bottle of Jameson’s Irish whiskey with a match winning net 68.  After Bob received his bottle of Jameson’s, a missing person’s alert was issued.

Bob was followed up the podium steps by Mr. nice guy Thierry Petrement a shot back on net 69.

The laurels in B Flight went to Jean LaRoche with a solid net 74 – Jean was one clear of Freddy ‘the Viking’ Starbeck.

Norman Cheetham, Jon Haugen, Jean LaRoche. Freddy Starbeck and Jez Lees shared the 2’s pot.

Wednesday, April 17, Banyan Golf Club Hua Hin – Stableford

A Flight

1st Terry Mangan (13) 39pts

2nd Chaten Patel (14) 36pts

3rd Paul Hack (14) 35pts

4th J P Maffray (14) 34pts

B Flight

1st Lawrie McBride (16) 39pts

2nd Freddy Starbeck (17) 37pts

3rd Jimmy Day (18) 34pts

4th Barry Copestake (15) 34pts

C Flight

1st Mike Jeffries (19) 39pts

2nd Mike Craighead (22) 38pts

3rd Ton Gorey (21) 38pts

4th Jim Reid (26) 37pts

The Lewiinski’s Golf Society decided, like a few others, to pull down the shutters and head to the Banyan Golf and Country Club Hua Hin for a getaway from the eight days of madness known as Songkran.  Various commitments prevented some of the participants from playing in the full main three days (Weds 17th thru Fri 19th).

Co. Wicklow’s favourite son Terry ‘pork chop’ Mangan, whose potential has been noted in this column before, showed well off his 13 handicap to take top spot in A Flight with a solid 39 points.  Terry’s score was three clear of Chaten ‘the Rajah’ Patel and yet another from Aussie Paul Hack.

Lawrie McBride stood atop the B Flight podium with his very own impressive 39 points, chased I might add by Freddy’ the Viking’ Starbeck just a stroke in arrears.  Co. Wicklow’s second favourite son, Jimmy ‘good’ Day, and Barry ‘the Boot’ Copestake filled the minor flight places as on a count back the luck of the Irish held up with Jimmy taking the bronze.

C Flight was not to be outdone as Mike the ‘Welsh Wizard’ Jeffreys also shot a very good 39 points.  It had to be good because Mike ‘the mechanic’ Craighead and Irishman Tom Gorey were both tied a shot back, this time the luck of the Irish did not hold up as Lewiinski’s most liked and most senior player lifted the silver.  Jim ‘just call me lonesome’ Reid tided up the flight.

Paul Hack, Freddy Starbeck and Mike Craighead shared a very healthy 2’s pot.

Day two saw Chaten ‘the Rajah’ Patel return his second even par round to keep his hopes alive.  JP Maffray returned his second 34pts to also keep himself in the hunt, but the man to beat was Mike ‘the Welsh Wizard’ Jefferies as his 36 points, coupled with his first day’s 39, put him top of the heap on 75 points.

Pat Treacy, Mitch Squire, Andre Fortis and Gordon Everingham shared the 2’s pot.

Day three saw the cream rise to the top as Freddy ‘The Viking’ Starbeck and Chaten ‘The Rajah Patel both finished the tournament with 108 points.  Freddy won the resulting count back and the Hua Hin Banyan Masters title for 2013.  Martin Allard and Mike ‘the Welsh Wizard’ Jefferies were tied on 107 for the 2nd runners-up spot.

Terry Mangan, Jim Bell and David Norman divided up the 2’s pot.

A great trip and a good time was had by all.

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.