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PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, June 30, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Simon Spalding (2) 39pts

2nd Mark Haffenden (0) 36pts

3rd Ian Ashenden (0) 35pts

B Flight

1st Colin Davis (19) 38pts

2nd Jim Bell (16) 35pts

3rd Bruce Walters (34) 33pts

The cream rose to the top this Sunday as the three top places in the senior flight were filled with a combined handicap total of just 2.  Old friend Simon Spalding, who hails from Victoria, Australia and applies his golf at the Heritage Golf and Country Club, was man of the match and the top player in the premier flight with a faultless 39 points off his measly 2 handicap.  This also gave him the man of the match honours.

Sunday winners Colin Davis and Simon Spalding with player of the month JP Maffray.Sunday winners Colin Davis and Simon Spalding with player of the month JP Maffray.

Resident Englishman and scratch player from the Langley Park Golf club in London, Mark Haffenden, carded a super even par round for the silver.  Three players all tied on 35 points as they vied for the flight bronze, and this is where the cream rose as long time society friend and senior teaching pro at the KL Golf Club Malaysia, Ian Ashenden, came out on top of the count back with a gross 73.  The ever Generous Bob StAubin and that man JP Maffray were the unlucky flight victims.  JP Maffray did however manage to win the prestigious player of the month award.

‘The Donkey’ struck gold in B Flight with an 18-carat 38-point performance.  Jim ‘AK-47’ Bell, who is always there or there abouts every time he gets his sticks out, was the flight silver recipient with a solid 35 points and Bruce Walters filled the flight podium on 33 points.

(Frankie) John Warwick and Dion Lane were a little out of tune today (work it out) although Dion did manage a 2 and both were a most welcome addition to the society’s ranks.

Simon Spalding and Ian Ashenden shared the 2’s pot with Dion.

Tuesday, July 2, Greenwood A&C – Stableford

1st Colin Sansom (12) 36pts

2nd Nelly Stoer (12) 35pts

3rd Simon Spalding (2) 35pts

It has its detractors but Greenwood provides a marvelous test and enhances the golf diversity of the Eastern Seaboard.  The society doesn’t play it too often (perhaps not enough), but a small, talented field was willing to take on the challenge.

The three place field was led Colin Sansom and ‘Belle of the Bar’ Nelly Stoer; chivalry and Curtsy went out the window as Colin took the top podium spot.  Colin and Nelly were followed up the podium steps by Nelly’s other half Simon de Spalding. (Sort of like a rose between two thorns)

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

Wednesday, July 3, Burapha C&D – Stableford

A Flight

1stNick Shaw (17) 41pts

2nd Colin Davis (19) 40pts

3rd Bob Watson (2) 38pts

B Flight

1st Jim Reid (26) 39pts

2nd Peter Henshaw (20) 36pts

3rd Daryl Evans (22) 36pts

Nick Shaw was man of the match with a rousing 41 points, but he needed every one of them to edge ‘the Donkey’ in A Flight.  ‘The Donkey’ was two strokes clear of Bob Watson and Freddy Starbeck a count back sorted out the pair with Bob having the best of it and Freddy the worst of it.

Jim ‘how’s the world treating you’ Reid took the B Flight honours with a solid 39 points.  Peter ‘Don Corleone’ Henshaw and Daryl Evans both carded creditable even par rounds but as so often happens, especially with Peter, the luck of the Irish held sway.

That man JP Maffray (a brace), Nick Shaw and Nick Odnoral shared the 2’s pot.

Friday, July 5, Mountain Shadow – Stableford

A Flight

1st Colin Davis (19) 38pts

2nd Kevin Rodgers (9) 38pts

B Flight

1st Jim Reid (26) 38pts

2nd Ed Delaney (27) 36pts

The week was rounded off at Mountain Shadow were the A Flight players played like the premier players they are as they led the day with two 38 point outputs.  It was hard luck to Kevin Rodgers as his 38 points provided him with only the second place lucre thanks to a count back loss to ‘the Donkey’ who posted two wins and a second place this week (perhaps he should be the title guy, but then again perhaps not).

Hey, hold on a minute, what about Jim ‘I missed me’ Reid?  He had 38 points in B Flight, indeed he did.  Irish starlet Ed Delaney followed Jim into the barn with a rock solid even par round.

No 2’s were recorded.

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.