Pittard drinks the Medal


PSC golf from Lewiinski’s

Sunday, May 8, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Noel Pittard (7) net 69

2nd Wira Siduang (19) net 70

B Flight

1st Paul Robinson (16) net 70

2nd Roger Bishop (24) net 74

Red Flight

1st Mike Craighead (17) net 71

Near Pins:  No 4 Shane Maritz, No 9 Garry Green, No 12 Ian Halfpenny, No 16 Jan Erikssen.

Noel Pittard, who hails from Brisbane, Australia and is a member of Gainsbourgh Greens Golf Club, was playing in his first monthly medal with the society and made it a day to remember as he put together a senior flight and medal winning round of net 69 to walk away with a lead crystal whiskey glass and a bottle of Jamesons, as these have replaced the monthly mug.  Ed ‘The right honorable’ Wyckoff was a shot adrift for second.

Paul Robinson’s net 70 was four shots better than Roger Bishop as they did the biz in the junior flight.

The big story in the red flight was Mike ‘The Mechanic’ Craighead’s winning net 71.  The fact that there were only two players in the flight should not denigrate the feat.  I suppose he could have had an NR.  Mike took home a lead crystal champagne flute and a bottle of chardonnay.

As all our readers are aware, Noel and Mike have qualified to play in the gold medal that is played later in the year.

Brian Cooper scored the only 2 of the day.

Tuesday, May 10, Greenwood C&B

A Flight

1st Terry Mangan (12) 37pts

2nd Paul Robinson (16) 35pts

A small, yet passionate group took on the Wolveridge and Thompson designed Greenwood.  It was the young man from Co. Wicklow, Terry Mangan, who took another major step in realizing his golfing potential as he whipped the C and B layouts with a solid and I might add the only subpar round of the day 37 points.

Paul Robinson made it two paydays on the trot as he bettered Gary Green with their respective 35 points.

No 2’s were carded so a rollover to Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 11, Burapha – Stableford

A Flight

1st Noel Pittard (7) 36pts

2nd Jimmy Day (15) 35pts

B Flight

1st Peter Henshaw (18) 35pts

2nd Brian Cooper (27) 32pts

The white tees at the B & D course of Burapha provide a difficult test on holes 7, 8, 9, 10, and 14 – that is almost a third of the course.  However, notwithstanding that, the course plays pretty close to par.  That was borne out on the day as Noel Pittard said goodbye the same way as he said hello, with a man of the match victory.  Jimmy the vice captain was but one stroke back.

Peter Don’ Corleone’ Henshaw made a winning return in the B flight after his holiday back home in Ireland with a useful 35 points.  Brian ‘Minnie’ Cooper took the silver with 32 points.

No 2’s again so a rollover on Friday.

Friday, May 13, Plutalung E&S – Stableford

A Flight

1st Thierry Petrement (11) 37pts

2nd Paul Robinson (16) 35pts

B Flight

1st Bob Noble (19) 38pts

2nd Brian Cooper (27) 38pts

The day started auspiciously (not in the Buddhist sense but in the “how are we being geeked this time?” sense).  The course officials met the society with an offering of newly updated and indexed score cards, but rather than throw any old cards away they decided to offload them to half the players, resulting in an hour’s delay at the presentation.

After the cards were re-checked and when the dust had  settled, it was the junior flight which threw up the man of the match, Bob Noble, who took the honours after a count-back over the unlucky Brian ‘Minnie’ Cooper.

Thierry Petrement took the laurels in the flagship flight with a solid 37 points.  Paul Robinson rounded out the top division and made it a treble visit of the week to the pay desk.

Mike the welsh wizard Jeffreys claimed a very healthy rollover 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.