Rajah rules the Valley


PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, April 21, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Chaten Patel (13) 37pts

2nd Pat Regan (12) 35pts

B Flight

1st Jean LaRoche (18) 36pts

2nd Colin Davis (17) 35pts

It was a somewhat smaller field than normal for Sunday, due in part to the society ranks returning late from the very successful Hau Hin trip.

Chaten ‘the Rajah’ Patel continued his fine run of form as he led the field home with a best on the day and man of the match 37 points.  Irishman Pat Reagan, also on a run of good form, filled the flight after gaining a count back verdict over Peter ‘the right Honorable’ LeNoury.  Peter wasn’t too disappointed as he picked the biggest bag of loot by carding the only 2 of the day.

Chaten Patel (right) with Colin Davis.Chaten Patel (right) with Colin Davis.

In B Flight, French-Canadian Jean LaRoche showed his mettle as he netted 36 points to clear the ‘Donkey’ and Barry ‘the Boot’ Copestake by a single digit.  The ‘Donkey’, as he so often does, gave nothing away as he booted Barry of the podium.

Monday, April 22, Mountain Shadow – Stableford

1st Freddy Starbeck (15) 33pts

2nd Brian Dunbar (10) 32pts

3rd Roy Johnson (20) 31pts

A perennial favourite, Mountain Shadow was the site of Monday’s outing.  Freddy ‘the Viking’ Starbeck lived up to his handle as bullied his way to the top podium spot with his rather modest 33 point victory.  Brian Dunbar took the silver a shot in arrears but made up for his disappointment by posting the day’s only 2.

Roy Johnson edged a resurgent JP Maffray on count back as he closed the flight, leaving JP with only a “bad luck son” from the remaining players.

Wednesday, April 24, Bangpra – Stableford

A Flight

1st Leslie Cobban (10) 34pts

2nd Brian Dunbar (12) 32pts

3rd Jon Haugen (9) 30pts

B Flight

1st Colin Davis (17) 31pts

2nd Jimmy Day (18) 29pts

3rd John Foote (17) 26pts

C Flight

1st Esara Duangsri (36) 34pts

2nd Marlene Prudden (23) 32pts

3rd Tom Gorey (22) 32pts

With the society back to near full strength, a good sized field took on the marauding monkeys and the Bangpra layout.

The ‘Donkey’ showed why he put the well-conditioned Bangpra on the monthly calendar as he cantered round the course to win B Flight with 31 points, just enough – hence the moniker.  Ireland’s Jimmy ‘good’ Day nabbed the silver a couple of shots back as Aussie John Foote was bewildered to see his 26 points good for the bronze.

John and his other half Lyn are long time regulars with the society and are always a welcome addition.  Not many people know what Lyn’s maiden name is.  A clue: when the two were married, John added one of these, while Lyn gained four.  The answer comes from a no less reliable source than the Theobalds; Lyn’s maiden name was “Toe”, no kidding!  Welcome back John and Lyn.

Anyway there was a co-man of the match in the premier flight and a co-lady of the match in C Flight.  Leslie Cobban stood atop the A Flight with 34 points and both 2’s on the day.  Leslie was two clear of the man on form, Brian Dunbar, and a further two of Jon Hagen.

C Flight produced the co-lady of the match as Esara Duangsri struck again with 34 points.  The other Aussie couple playing with us today, Brian and Marlene Prudden, were in the coin as Marlene picked up the silver with a count back victory of Irishman Tom Gory.

Friday, April 26, Greenwood – Stableford

A Flight

1st Lawrie McBride (16) 36pts

2nd Colin Davis (17) 35pts

3rd Terry Mangan (19) 34pts

B Flight

1st Martin Allard (25) 40pts

2nd Mark Williams (20) 38pts

3rd Stuart Brown (25) 36pts

It was back to Greenwood on Friday and the day’s task was the A&B layouts.  Martin Allard left little question about who was man of the match as he shot a blistering 40pts in B Flight, that was 2 clear of Mark Williams and a further 2 from Stuart Brown.

In the top boys’ flight, Lawrie McBride continued his fine play to take the top spot with a solid even par round to the Donkey’s silver winning 35 points.  Terry ‘pork chop’ Mangan, always there or there abouts, filled the flight a further shot in arrears.

Colin Davethell scooped the 2’s pot with a brace.

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.