‘The Donkey’ carts off the medal

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PSC Golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, Dec. 14, Green Valley – Monthly Medal

A Flight

1st Ed Wyckoff (11) net 69

2nd Freddy Starbeck (10) net 69

3rd Barry Copestake (12) net 70

4th Claude Harder (14) net 71

B Flight

1st Colin Davies (16) net 68

2nd Mike Bungert (18) net 68

3rd Don Lehmer (22) net 69

4th Peter Henshaw (20) net 71

Near Pins: No5 Ed Wyckoff, No 8 Phil Reed, No12 Adam Barton, No16 Peter Kelly.

A large turnout squared off to contest the last Lewiinski’s medal of 2014 at the traditional Sunday venue of Green Valley.

It was ‘The Donkey’ who, with new clubs, trotted off into the sunset with the etched whiskey glass, a bottle of Jameson’s Irish whiskey, an invite to the year-end gold medal and his name added to the infamous wall of shame.

(L-R): Ed Wyckoff, Freddy Starbeck and Colin Davies.(L-R): Ed Wyckoff, Freddy Starbeck and Colin Davies.

He was challenged till the very end, having to rely on count back to edge B Flight companion Mike Bungert, both on net 68’s.  Don ‘the ladies man’ Lehmer filled the bronze slot with a fine net 69.  Pay window regular Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw tided up the flight two shots off the pace.

A Flight needed the aid of a count back to separate Ed ‘our man in the White House’ Wyckoff and Freddy ‘the quite one’ Starbeck, both with fine net 69’s, with the gold going Ed’s way.  Both players collected a ‘2’ and Ed added a near pin to his prizes.

Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake slid in for the bronze slot with a two under par net 70, as Claude Harder rounded out the flight a shot back.  Seven other players shared the 2’s pot with Ed and Freddy.

Monday, Dec. 15, Greenwood C & A – Stableford

A Flight

1st Mike Allidi (2) 32pts

2nd Jim Halsey (9) 32pts

3rd JP Gasser (13) 32pts

B Flight

1st Chris Reed (16) 32pts

2nd Lou Szigeti (18) 31pts

3rd Silvano Pizzato (18) 30pts

A Flight’s Mike Allidi, Jim Halsey and JP Gasser, together with B Flight’s Chris Reed were all co-men of the match with 32 points each as the always tough Greenwood bared its teeth.  It was probably the least attended presentation on record as the remaining two pay slots were filled with 31 and 30 points.

Mike Allidi emerged from the A Flight pile-up to climb to the top podium spot, followed by Jim Halsey and JP Gasser in that order.  Aussie Lou Zigzag received the B Flight silver for his 31-point haul as Silvano Pizzato edged Patrick Poussier on a count back for third, both on 30 points.

Jim Halsey, JP Gasser, Peter Hynard and Andrea DalPoyote shared the 2’s pot.

Tuesday, Dec. 16, Bangpra – Stableford

A Flight

1st Gaston Oggier (15) 38pts

2nd JP Gasser (13) 35pts

3rd Peter Kelly (13) 33pts

B Flight

1st John Feehan (16) 36pts

2nd Colin Davis (16) 36pts

3rd Barry Oats (24) 36pts

It was off to Bangpra for the lads and lasses for the always intriguing “what time is our right time” regatta.  Gaston Oggier must have got it right as he took A Flight and the man of the match honours with a splendid 38 points.  There was a three point gap to JP Gasser in second as Irishman Peter Kelly tidied the flight on 33 points.

John ‘the Irish rover’ Feehan had the best of the 36’s on the B Flight podium.  He edged Sunday’s on form medal winner ‘the Donkey’, who himself nicked the second spot from Barry Oats.

Gaston Oggier, Paul ‘junior’ Smith and Colin Davis shared the ‘2’s pot.

Thursday, Dec. 18, St. Andrews – Stableford

A Flight

1st Freddy Starbeck (10) 36pts

2nd Noel Pittard (7) 34pts

3rd Colin Smith (11) 33pts

B Flight

1st Reg McKay (14) 37pts

2nd JP Maffray (12) 36pts

3rd Chris Reed (16) 28pts

C Flight

1st Bruce Berlin (19) 35pts

2nd Garn Asp (23) 33pts

3rd Lou Szigligeti (18) 32pts

Desmond Moorhead’s monster is always a challenge, as the score’s today would indicate.  Scotland’s ‘Buckie boy’ Reg McKay was the only player to better his handicap with his man of the match and B Flight topping 37 points.  Reg needed every one of them to beat his good mate JP Maffray by a stroke.  Chris Reed and Lindsay Semple needed a count back to separate them, both tied on 28 points, and it was Chris who got to fill the last podium spot, as Lindsay was left at sea level and pot less.

Freddy Starbeck, with a steady even par round, took the honours in A Flight.  He would have been followed up the podium steps by Ian Smith if Ian had played off his correct handicap as he won the resulting count back over Noel Pittard, both on 34 points.  The bronze spot also needed the aid of a count back as Colin Smith outpointed M Wilson and sent him to join Lindsay.

In C Flight it was Bruce Berlin standing on the top podium step with 35 points.  Bruce was two clear of Garan Asp.  Aussie Lou Zig zag on 32 points had the better of the count back as he pushed Keith McLaughlin off the podium but Keith he was in good company.

Colin Smith, Les Cobban, Reg McKay and Bruce Berlin shared the 2’s pot.

Friday, Dec. 19, Pattavia – Stableford

A Flight

1st Ed Wyckoff (11) 36pts

2nd Colin Smith (11) 36pts

3rd Lindsay Semple (14) 34pts

B Flight

1st Lou Szigligeti (18) 38pts

2nd John Feehan (16) 38pts

3rd John R Hughes (18) 36pts

C Flight

1st Martin Allard (24) 30pts

2nd Joe Tynan (26) 29pts

3rd Peter Henshaw (20) 27pts

Aussie Lou Zigzag and John Feehan were co-men of the match as they both posted joint best scores of 38 points.  Lou had the better of the count back to make it a first, second, and third place finish this week.  John was followed up the podium steps by John R Hughes with a solid even par round.

Two players were mixed up in A Flight but the count back sorted it out favourably for Sunday’s A Flight winner Ed ‘our man in the White House’ Wyckoff, which meant second place for Colin Smith.  I knew it would not take long to see Aussie star Lindsay Semple’s name on the podium as he filled the bronze spot with 34 points.

The C Flight lads found the going tough as Martin Allard needed only30 points to fill the top spot.  The ever green Joe ‘the Irish rover’ Tynan made a rare appearance and made off with the silver with a fair 29 points.  Well done Joe!   Joe’s good friend and fellow Paddy, Peter ‘the silver surfer ‘Henshaw accepted the bronze spot with his head bent with a mere 27 points.

Amazingly, with a star packed field, no one had a 2 so it was a rollover to Sunday.

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.