Roche rolls to victory at Green Valley


PSC Golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, Jan. 24, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Brad Sproxton (12) 35pts

2nd Pat Regan (12) 34pts

3rd Peter LeNoury (12) 34pts

B Flight

1st Gerry Roche (18) 37pts

2nd Amin Ajit (17) 36pts

3rd William Peach (22) 35pts

A large contingent set out for the always popular Green Valley in the middle of a thunderstorm in the firm belief that everything would work out fine in the end.  They were not disappointed as the weather cleared up almost as soon as the first group teed off, however the rain had left the course in a very damp state but surprisingly the ‘lift and clean’ rule was not implemented.  This was reflected in the scores that produced just two players at par or better.

Gerry Roche.Gerry Roche.

Green Valley specialist Gerry ‘the Irish rover’ Roche was once again the man of the match and top of the heap in B Flight with 37 points.  Gerry was one stroke clear of Ajit Amin and that left Sir William Peach to close the flight with 35 points.

Nice guy Brad Sproxton was a sight for sore eyes, that was until he rushed back to The Golf Club with the top bag of loot in A Flight with 35 points.  Two of Lewiinski’s finest, Co. Dublin’s favourite son Pat Regan and Peter ‘the right honourable’ LeNoury battled it out for the minor flight places, Pat edging Peter for the flight silver.

Monday, Jan. 25, Greenwood A & B – Stableford

1st Jason Barnett (4) 41pts

2nd Paul Bray (8) 39pts

3rd Clive Mathews (17) 38pts

4th Peter Wallace (19) 38pts

Playing Greenwood from the yellow tees in a freezing cold wind is not always as straight forward as the distance might indicate, but this time the course gave up best to the top four players.

Jason Barnett took the course apart with a stunning round that featured a gross 71 for 41 points off his 4 handicap.  Jason was followed up the podium steps by Paul Bray with a sparkling 39 points that would normally have taken the day’s honours, but he had to be content with second place.  Clive Matthews and Irishman Peter Wallace both had excellent 38 point returns, the latter losing the count back.

Wednesday, Jan. 27, Pattana – Stableford

A Flight

1st Andy Kellaher (9) 41pts

2nd Thierry Petrement (11) 39pts

3rd Reg McKay (14) 36pts

B Flight

1st Jim Reilly (15) 37pts

2nd Jonsy Jlaiel (18) 36pts

3rd Ken Hole (19) 35pts

C Flight

St Paul Garvey (24) 40pts

2nd Jim Elphick (25) 36pts

3rd Robert Collis (23) 34pts

Wow!  Three flights on a Wednesday – it’s enough to give the scribe writer’s cramp.

Well, whatever the size of the mob, Andy Kellaher emasculated the lot of them.  His sparkling 41 points provided him with the top spot in A Flight and gained him the man of the match honours.  Andy’s winning total was two strokes clear of A Flight mate Thierry Temime while Scotland’s Buckie boy Reg McKay rounded out the flight with a steady even par round.

Jim Reilly took the top spot in B Flight with 37 points and was trailed in by one stroke increments by Jonsy Jlaiel and Ken Hole in that order.

Paul Garvey was the second best player on the day as he posted a very creditable 40 points to win C Flight.  Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick followed Paul up the podium steps with a fair even par round.  The minor flight spot went to a count back with both Robert Collis and Thierry Temime tied on 34 points, Robert edging Thierry for the bronze to leave Thierry potless at sea level.

Friday, Jan. 29, Parichat – Stableford

Lewiinski’s golf society played their inaugural four-ball better-ball competition today at the newly minted Parichat international golf resort, with the friendliest and best dressed caddies on the Eastern Seaboard.

It was the pairing of Aussie stars Andy Kellaher and Gabriel Enright that put on a master class to amass 45 points and take the win by four clear shots.  Kellaher’s steady drives and greens in regulation gave Enright the latitude to take on the risk and reward shots that forged a tournament total that numbed the rest of the field.

The win sounded an ominous tone for the upcoming Mulberry Ryder Cup that travels northwest to Kanchanaburi and the river Kwai for the highlight of the Thailand golfing calendar.

In second place was the pairing of Mike Allidi and Paul Bray on 42 points while in third place with no loot but worth a mention were Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick and Pen Caruthers.

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 Peter on 086 139 6301.  Transport is provided.