Sunday swingers hit ‘Roaring Forties’

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PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday 15th June Green Valley

A Flight

1st Nick Odnoral (15) 46pts

2nd Dave Stockman (6) 40pts

3rd Bob Watson (7) 39pts

B Flight

1st Terry Mangan (16) 44pts

2nd Pierre Bietry (17) 43pts

3rd Peter Henshaw (16) 40pts

Near Pins:  No 5 Nick Odnoral, No 8 Lawrie McBride, No 12 Ed Wyckoff, N0 16 Phil Davies

I have said it before – every golf day in every bar in Pattaya is filled with stories of hard luck and “what ifs”.  That is as much of the game as playing.  But in terms of bad luck it would be tough not to offer some consolation to some of the B Flight players on Sunday.  It is well known that the Green Valley course can be made quite short if the tees are up and they were this day.  However, none of that fully explained the performances of the golfers in B Flight.

Nick Odnoral & Terry Mangan.Nick Odnoral & Terry Mangan.

You can imagine the looks of confidence that Terry ‘pork chop’ Mangan, Pierre ‘the Magician’ Bietry and Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw were portraying as they strode off the 18th hole with 44, 43 and 40 points respectively.  That was until they found out that Nick ‘Ned Kelly’ Odnoral had carded a unbelievable 46 points for the man of the match and top step on the A Flight podium.

It is no secret that Nick’s dedication to the driving range is now paying off and he was six clear of Dave Stockman in second, who found himself in a Aussie sandwich as Bob Watson’s steady play gave him the bronze with 39 points.

Terry Mangan, with his marvelous 44 points, took the gold in B Flight while Pierre Bietry found himself in a Irish sandwich as Peter Henshaw’s rock solid 40 points closed the flight and a share of the 2’s pot.  Colin Davis and Freddy Starbeck also slotted home 2’s.

Tuesday, June 17, Greenwood – Stableford

A Flight

1st Jacob Olsen (8) 39pts

2nd Freddy Starbeck (12) 34pts

B Flight

1st Terry Mangan (16) 36pts

2nd Jorn Finnerup (22) 35pts

The man of the match today was Jacob Olsen whose A Flight39pts was five clear of Freddy ‘the quite one’ Starbeck.  Jacob was also the only player to better his handicap on the day.

Terry ‘pork chop’ Mangan made it two B Flight wins on the bounce as he edged Jorn Finnerup by a stroke with an even par round.

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

Wednesday, June 18, Burapha A & B – Stableford

A Flight

1st Jacob Olsen (8) 37pts

2nd Rod Brown (15) 37pts

B Flight

1st Walter Baechli (17) 36pts

2nd Martin Allard (23) 36pts

Both flights were left to the perils of count back today and the man riding a purple patch, Jacob Olsen, made it two wins in as many games as his 37 points counted up better on the inward nine.

Walter ‘the man of leisure’ Baechli, always a welcome addition to the society ranks, made off once again with the biggest bag of loot in B Flight as he edged Martin Allard, both with steady even par rounds.

Monsieur Serge Straeton pocketed the rollover 2’s pot and a missing person’s alert was issued shortly after the presentation.

Friday, June 20, Silky Oak – Stableford

1st Aiden Murray (20) 41pts

2nd Tom Gorey (15) 39 pts

3rd Mike Jeffreys (18) 39 pts

With a large group of regulars opting to play the PSC monthly medal, the pay window was left unprotected on Friday.  Sensing an opportunity, and not unlike a hyena stalking a lion’s prey, Aiden Murray nipped in and took the biggest bag of loot on offer.  His man of the match 41 points was three clear of a trio of players on 39 points, of which Irelands’ Tom Gorey emerged top of the heap to grab the silver, leaving Mike ‘the Welsh wizard’ Jeffreys to close the flight.

Ireland’s Christy ‘midnight cowboy’ Knight rode back to the darkside pot less.

Mike Jefferys was the sole heir to the 2’s pot.

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.