Terry’s in charge

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PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, Jan 1, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Peter Kelly (10) 37pts

2nd Gareth Gill (8) 36pts

B Flight

1st Colin Davis (17) 37pts

2nd Brian Wilkinson (15) 37pts

As expected it was a small but talented group, due no doubt to the previous night’s celebrations, that kicked off the society’s first new year’s game.

Colin ‘The Donkey’ Davis got the bit between his teeth to win B Flight and a share of man of the match via a count back victory over Brian ‘the unbalanced’, who did explain it could have been better.

Colin Davis, Terry Mangan and Bob Newell.Colin Davis, Terry Mangan and Bob Newell.

Peter Kelly, the father of one of Irelands’ newest emerging golf stars, came out of his son’s shadow to take the top podium spot in the senior flight and share with the Donkey the man of the match honors.  Gareth Gill took the silver one shot adrift.  Patrick would have filled third place but unfortunately the numbers playing only warranted two podium spots.

Paul Shaw and Bob Newell split the 2’s pot.

Monday, Jan 2, Rayong C.C. – Stableford

A Flight

1st Frank McNamara (17) 37pts

2nd Lou Szigligeti (17) 37pts

B Flight

1st Doulton Reece (18) 37pts

2nd Alan White (14) 34pts

It was off to Rayong Country Club for the lads and lasses, which turned out to be a bit of a nightmare as they were greeted with a double booking – no carts and no caddies (the latter was sorted out when the management raided the local school).

Frank McNamara and Vera.Frank McNamara and Vera.

The state of the course, which had made great strides to find its former glory, is sadly in need of some urgent attention.  That said, it did not put off big Frank and returning mountaineer Lou Zigzag as they set the pace in A Fight with 37 point apiece.  Frank’s better back nine gained him the top podium place with Lou filling the second berth.

37 points was the total needed to win the junior flight and this was supplied by Doulton Reece.  Alan White rounded out the flight with a count back victory over the ever green Joe ‘sat-nav’ Tynan.  Joe was left in a daze.

Lou Szigligeti, John Feehan and Brian Byrne shared the 2’s pot.

Note:  Wednesday’s report is a joint Golf Club venture – please see the Golf Club report located else were in the sports pages.

Friday, Jan. 6,Mountain Shadow – Lewinski’s/Golf Challenge (Day 2)

A Flight

1st Gregor McCallum (13) 38pts

2nd J-P Gasser (13) 36pts

3rd Ed Wyckoff (11) 33pts

B Flight

1st Terry Mangan (14) 38pts

2nd John Feehan (16) 35pts

3rd Peter Henshaw (17) 35pts

C Flight

1st Warren Holland (25) 30pts

2nd Charlie Cunningham (19) 30pts

3rd John O’Neil (19) 30pts

Long Drive:  Paraic McManus

Long Putt:  Veco

Near Pins:  No 5 J-P Maffrey; No 8 Athole Reid; No 15 Ed Wyckoff; No 17 Michael Jones.

A much better turnout for the second day of the Lewiinski’s and the Golf Club comp turned up to tackle the formidable Mountain Shadow.

Leading the field after the first day at Greenwood were J-P Gasser and John Feehan, both carding 42 sparkling points, closely followed by Francis Goyons and Terry Mangan on 40 points.  There were lots of players in the high 30’s so it was anybody’s game.

Gregor Callum took the top place in A Flight with a rock solid 38 points followed closely by J-P Gasser who was two strokes adrift for the silver.  ‘Our man at the White House’ Ed Wyckoff filled the flight a further three shots back.

Skipping down to C Flight saw the lads really struggle with the course as three players tied for first on 33 points; Warren Holland, Charlie Cunningham and John O’Neil, and the resulting count back determined that they finished in that order.

Terry ‘red card’ Mangan stood atop the podium in the Irish Flight as his 38 points was good for a share of the man of the match.  Terry and A Flight’s Gregor McCallum were the only two players to better par on the day.  Terry was three clear of close mate John Feehan and good friend Peter ‘Don O’corleone’ Henshaw.  John had the better of the count back over Peter.

Back at Lewiinski’s it was time for the presentation and when the previous scores were totaled up there was only one winner, Ireland’s Terry Mangan with a fantastic total of 78 points.

When the prize giving was finished, Colin thanked the staff for all the hard work they had put in, especially into laying on the famous Lewiinski’s buffet, and to all who had participated in the event.

Note:  Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya Land Soi 1, Beach Road Soi 13/3 near to Walking Street.  Anyone wishing to play with the group can just pop in and add their name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764.  Transport is provided.