Pat and Yui – a pair of gold-diggers

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PSC golf from Lewiinski’s

Sunday, Jan. 16, Green Valley – Medal

A Flight

1st Pat Regan (11) net 66

2nd Patrick Kelly (3) net 69

3rd Ian Ripley (12) net 72 pts

B Flight

1st Chaten Patel (13) net 71

2nd Ian Halfpenny (13) net 71

3rd Frank Higgins (13) net 71

C Flight

1st Don Lehmer (18) net 68

2nd Raspy Matzie (31) net 70

3rd Jez Lees (16) net 70

Red Flight

1st Yui Bietry (10) net 71

Near Pins: No 4 Gavin Knox, No 9 Pierre Bietry, No12 Tom McManus, No16 Yui Bietry.

Gold medal winners: Pat Regan, right, and Yui Bietry. Gold medal winners: Pat Regan, right, and Yui Bietry.

The championship of twelve months of medal competition was on the table this Sunday as the members of the golf society who had won or tied for first in each of the 12 monthly medal competitions of 2010 vied for what is certainly one of the top awards of the society’s golf calendar.

And the winner was the young man from Co. Dublin, Pat Reagan, who fashioned a net 66 off his 11 handicap.  Pat’s great effort also won him the January 2011 monthly medal, the first time in Lewiinski’s history this fete has been achieved.  Hot on the heels of Pat in the senior flight was Patrick Kelly with a mind boggling 66 of his plus 3 handicap, resulting in a net 69.  Scotsman Ian Rippey stopped it being an all Irish senior flight whitewash by gaining a count-back over Seamus Cotter.

B Flight was a very tight encounter as ‘Fast’ Chaten Patel, Ian ‘Lose change’ Halfpenny and Irishman Frank Higgins were all log jammed on net 71, the count-back deeming that they finish in that order.

C Flight threw up the second overall on the day, Don ‘The Ladies man’ Lehmer carding a fine net 68, while the minor places needed the aid of a count-back with ‘Homicide Hank’ getting the better of Jez ‘the Principal’ after the wheels well and truly fell off for the Principal on the 8th when he chucked in a 9.

In the Red Flight the red hot Yui Bietry won the gold and January 2011 medal, posting a net 71.  This amazing fete is only the second time in Lewiinski’s history to have been achieved.  “Actually it could have been the first I suppose”

There was an avalanche of ‘2’s with Pat Kelly recording a pair and 8 other golfers getting one each.

Monday, Jan. 17, Crystal Bay B&C – Stableford

A Flight

1st Pat Hanafin (10) 37pts

2nd Mike Jeffreys (17) 36pts

3rd Kai Lalonon (16) 35pts

B Flight

1st Geoff Kubas (19) 33pts

2nd Ayoka Pueshi (18) 32pts

3rd Jack Mouly (19) 32pts

The young man from Co. Cork Ireland took a major step towards realizing his golfing potential as he was the only player to better par on the very challenging B & C nines.  The ever consistent Mike Jeffreys gathered the silver with a solid even par round, leaving the third place to be decided on count-back; Kai Lalonon getting the edge over the unlucky Tom McManus.

The B Flight players showed less acumen as the 33 points of Geoff ‘Elvis’ Kubas topped the podium.  The minor places needed the aid of a calculator with Ayoka Pueshi getting the nod over Jack Mouly.

Marcus Lovett, Lynne Comer and Lik-hit Shared the ‘2’s pot.

Wednesday, Jan 19, Treasure Hill – Stableford

A Flight

1st Peter Lenoury (7) 39pts

2nd Pat Reagan (11) 35pts

3rd Reg McKay (13) 33pts

B Flight

1st Eddy Beilby (16) 40pts

2nd Peter Henshaw (18) 39pts

3rd Frank McNamara (17) 36pts

C Flight

1st Jack Mouly (19) 36pts

2nd Fergus O’Brien (24) 35pts

3rd Raspy Matzie (28) 33pts

Eddy ‘the Eagle’ Beilby began his term of the president in fine style, dazzling most of the field and B Flight with a match winning 40 points.  The only competitor close to him was the man Eddy recently took over from, Peter ‘Don O’Corleone’ Henshaw, who was a stroke adrift.  Big Frank McNamara, no stranger to the pay window, got the better over Tore Eliassen to round out the flight as both carded solid even par rounds.

The senior flight was led in by every body’s favorite Peter Lenoury with an excellent 39 points.  Peter was followed in by this week’s headline boy, young Pat Reagan, who was four shots back.  Bonnie Scotland’s ‘boot boy’ Reg McKay’s back nine bettered Thierry Petremont as he closed the flight.

C Flight saw Jack Mouly sitting on top with a sound even par round, making up for Monday’s third place finish.  Fergus Obrien, always a pleasant addition to the society, was just a shot back for second and bringing up the rear was Raspie ‘Homicide Hank’ a further two shots off the pace.

Francis Goyons, a brace, Barry Power, Tore Eliassen and Peter Hendenberg shared a healthy ‘2’s pot.

Friday, Jan 21, Plutaluang N&W – Stableford

A Flight

1st Paraic McManus (5) 35pts

2nd Francis Goyons (6) 34pts

3rd Lindsay Semple (11) 34pts

B Flight

1st Barry Copestake (15) 34pts

2nd John White (28) 33pts

3rd Gebi Kindle (20) 29pts

By most estimates it was about a year or so since the gang last played Plutalung Navy course.  The society was all at sea this time as no player managed to better par.  The nearest anyone got was in the senior flight which saw Paraic McManus post 35 points for the flight win and top card of the day.  Francis Goyons and Australian Lindsay Semple resorted to a count-back to divvy up for second and third place resulting in a run out for Lindsey.

It was good to see Barry ‘The Boot’ Copestake climbing the steps on the podium as he showed a return to form, not that anyone doubted he soon would.  John White accompanied him in second place with Gebi Kindle filling the flight with a mere 29 points.

Lindsay did recover a bit of pride, carding a ‘2’ along with Ireland’s Pat Hanafin, Barry Copestake and Jack Mouly.

Note:  Lewinski’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.