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PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, Jan. 12, Green Valley – Gold & Monthly Medal

Gold Medal

1st Bob Newell

A Flight

1st Peter LeNoury (11) net 71

2nd Steve Gibson (11) net 71

3rd JP Maffray (11) net 72

B Flight

1st Pierre Bietry (17) net 72

2nd Pat Regan (14) net 72

3rd Laurie McBride (14) net 73

C Flight

1st Don Lehmer (19) net 75

2nd Nick Shaw (19) net 75

3rd Eddy Beilby (18) net 76

Near Pins:  No 4 JP Maffray, No 9 Paul Heyworth, No 12 Paul Bray, No 16 Tom Byrne.

The championship of twelve months of medal competition was on the table this Sunday as the members of the golf society, who had all won first place in each of the twelve months medal competition of 2013, vied for what is certainly one of the top two awards of the society’s golf calendar.

Medal winners - Peter LeNoury (left) with Bob Newell.Medal winners – Peter LeNoury (left) with Bob Newell.

And the winner was Bob ‘the Dark side Destroyer’ Newell whose dedication of his measly six handicap is obvious, and of course his coronation attests’ to his ability considering this represented back to back Gold Medal wins for him.  Irishman Tom Byrne gave Bob a good run but unfortunately flagged a little on the back nine.

The common folk contested the January 2014 intense monthly medal and it took a net 71 to win, albeit with the help of a count back.  Peter ‘the right honorable’ LeNoury used that mathematical wedge to make his 71 better than Steve Gibson’s, that duet being followed in the premier flight by JP Maffray a stroke adrift.

In B Flight, Pierre Bietry did likewise to Ireland’s Pat Reagan as both returned a net 72.  Fellow Irishman Laurie McBride and ‘the Wireless’ locked horns a shot back and as the luck of Irish prevailed, Brian was left speechless.

In C Flight it was Don ‘the ladies man’ Lehmer who edged Nick Shaw on count back at net 75 apiece for the top spot.  Four players fought it out for the bronze place, Martin Allard, Sterling Pearson, Paul Heyward and Eddy ‘the eagle’ Beilby, with the Eagle’s inner nine proving the best.

Paul Heyward, Terry Mangan and Steve Gibson shared the 2’s pot.

Monday, Jan. 13, Khao Kheow B & C – Stableford

A Flight

1st Ian Pickles (16) 38pts

2nd Paraic McManus (5) 34pts

3rd Eric Gobert (5) 33pts

B Flight

1st Bruce Berlin (24) 35pts

2nd Mick Coughlan (22) 33pts

3rd Phil Scotton (27) 33pts

Only one player broke par on the day but did it in fine fashion as Ian Pickles with 38 points took the A Flight top spot and man of the match honours.  Ian was four clear of Paraic McManus.  Eric Gobert edged the Co. Wicklow man Billy Briton on count back to round out the flight honours.  Billy did have some comfort in the shape of one of the days 2’s

Bruce Berlin led B Flight with a steady 35 points as Mick Coughlan matched Phil Scotton’s 33 points and prevailed on count back, leaving Phil with the bronze.

Andy Kellaher split the 2’s pot with Billy.

Tuesday, Jan. 14, Burapha A & B – Stableford

A Flight

1st Les Cobban (8) 37pts

2nd Bob Watson (2) 36pts

3rd Eric Gobert (5) 35pts

B Flight

1st Joe Malone (16) 41pts

2nd Colin Davis (16) 39pts

3rd Nick Odnoral (16) 39pts

C Flight

1st Phil Scotton (22) 37pts

2nd Jim Elphick (21) 36pts

3rd Mick Coughlan (22) 35pts

With the society back to about full strength a good sized field took on the A & B layouts at Burapha.  Joe Malone was man of the match on the day with a splendid 41 points to also top B Flight.  The Donkey showed why he put the well contained Burapha on the playlist as he put a count back win over Aussie star Nick Odnoral.

In C Flight, Phil Scotton bettered Monday’s third place finish with a creditable 37 points to stand atop the podium.  Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick and Mick Coughlan were strung out in single digit increments, Mick‘s second visit to the pay desk on the bounce.

In the premier flight, Les Cobban edged Aussie ace Bob Watson by a painful single point to take top step on the podium.  Eric Gobert tidied up the flight, but one more point adrift.

2’s specialist, Andy Kellaher along with Thierry Petrement, Paul Smith and Maurice Boboiti shared the 2’s pot.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, Silky Oak – Stableford

A Flight

1st JJ Harney (36) 36pts

2nd Freddy Starbeck (14) 35pts

3rd Paraic McManus (5) 35pts

B Flight

St Mike Jeffrey’s (17) 38pts

2nd Ajit Amin (18) 37pts

3rd Per Brandsroed (20) 36pts

C Flight

1st Phil Scotton (27) 43pts

2nd Bruce Walters (32) 33pts

3rd Christian Boysen (22) 32pts

Silky Oak is always a popular venue and Wednesday’s entry proved the case once more as so many golfers turned up to play we had three divisions.  Phil Scotton continued his rich vein of form as his C Flight winning and man of the match score was a tremendous ten points clear of Aussie star Bruce Walters.  A count back joust was staged for third place as Christian Boysen bettered Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick on the back nine.

Mike ‘the Welsh wizard’ Jeffrey’s showed his usual stedy form as his 38 points took the top rung in B Flight.  Mike was trailed in one stroke increments by Ajit Amin and Per Brandsroed in that order.

The big boys’ flight was led by Co. Waterford man JJ Harney with a steady even par round.  A trio of players followed JJ into the barn – Freddy Starbeck, Paraic McManus and Aussie ace Paul Bray.  Freddy received the silver, Paraic the bronze and Paul a round of applause.

Paraic McManus was the sole heir to a very healthy 2’s pot.

Thursday, Jan. 16, Crystal Bay B & C – Stableford

A Flight

1st John Carlton (15) 39pts

2nd Max Scott (5) 38pts

3rd Maurice Rodoati (15) 36pts

B Flight

1st Thierry Danzas (26) 38pts

2nd Aiden Murray (24) 37pts

3rd Mick Coghlan (22) 36pts

Crystal Bay can rightly boast that it is in the forefront of the local courses in respect of the quality of the course and the value for money and attracts a good number of golfers to its 27 holes.

B & C nines were the task at hand for the lads today and John Carlton led home A Flight with a best on the day 39 points, one stroke clear of Aussie Max Scott.  Maurice Rodoati rounded out the flight after gaining a count back victory over nice guy Thierry Petrement.

The other Thierry, Mr. Danzas, was the top player in B Flight with 38 points followed by Aiden Murray a shot back, with Mick Coughlan picking up the bronze a further shot in arrears.

Max Scott, Thierry Danzas, Bruce Berlin and Akioshi Yamamotto shared the 2’s pot.

Friday, Jan. 17, Pattavia Century – Stableford

A Flight

1st Tom McManus (13) 39pts

2nd Ed Wyckoff (11) 38pts

3rd Paul Heyworth (8) 36pts

B Flight

1st Eric Black (16) 40pts

2nd Terry Mangan (14) 37pts

3rd Peter Henshaw (16) 36pts

C Flight

1st Amin Ajit (18) 39pts

2nd Jum Karagit (19) 37pts

3rd Bruce Berlin (24) 36pts

Pattavia Century is now one of the favourite courses of all golfers here and a visit to it is always an occasion for golfers to join us for a day out.  On the course the heat was very noticeable and the course was still fairly dry, but the greens were as formidable as ever and it seemed difficult for most to put a score together.  That being said, the podium flight scores were excellent.

B Flight provided the man of the match as Eric Black returned an excellent 40 points, mind you he needed every one of them as A Flight and B Flight winners were just a shot off the pace.  A couple of ‘Mick’s’ followed Eric up the podium steps Terry ‘pork chop’ Mangan and Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw in that order.

In C Flight, Amin Ajit returned a score of 39 points to top the division.  Amin was two clear of the belle of the bar Jum Karagit and a further shot clear of Bruce Berlin.

Tom McManus was the top man in the senior flight with his 39 points, closely followed by Ed ‘our man in the White House’ Wyckoff.  Paul Heyworth rounded out the flight with a solid even par round.

Paul also slotted home a ‘2’, along with Dermot Flanagan, Peter Hynard, Paul Bray and Ajit Amin.

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.