Tom Byrne lights up the Valley

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PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, Oct. 13, Green Valley – Monthly Medal

A Flight

1st Jim Bell (14) net 70

2nd Kevin McEntee (6) net 71

3rd Bob Newell (7) net 72

B Flight

1st Tom Byrne (15) net 70

2nd Terry Mangan (15) net 71

3rd Gareth Gill (15) net 73

Near Pins: No 4 John Sarcasmo, No 9 Gareth Gill, No 12 Barry Copestake, No 16 Terry Mangan

With just about every availably tee time taken, the society teed it up for the October shot at qualifying for the year end Gold Medal.  When the divots had settled there stood two with the best scores on the day, a net 70 that put two more into the Gold fest, but there was still some math’s to be done to see who took home the coveted engraved lead cut whiskey glass and a bottle of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, emblematic of the Monthly Medal.

Sunday’s winners, Jim, Kevin and Tom with golf manager Colin.Sunday’s winners, Jim, Kevin and Tom with golf manager Colin.

The inward scores were tied on 43 with the best of the pair belonging to the man from Co. Laois, Tom Byrne.  Tom’s winning score captured the B Flight honours, with Irish mate Terry ‘pork chop’ Mangan securing the silver a stroke adrift as ‘Big’ Gareth Gill, fresh of the rigs and a further two shots back lifted the bronze.

The owner of the day’s other net 70, Jimmy ‘AK-47’ Bell, filled the top spot in the senior flight while Kevin ‘you know who’ and ‘Broadmore’ Bob locked it up for the minor flight places with net par rounds that saw Kevin reverse Friday’s count back defeat and leave Bob with the bronze.

Kevin McEntee (a brace), Barry Copestake, JP Maffray and Tom Byrne shared the 2’s pot

Tuesday, Oct. 15, Greenwood C & A – Stableford

1st John Pierrel (10) 40pts

2nd Esben Kristoferson (28) 40pts

3rd Brian McDonald (7) 35pts

With a large group of society members opting to avail themselves of the Lewiinski’s traditional Hua Hin road trip, it was a small yet intrepid lot that ventured down the road to Greenwood on Tuesday.

Taking the match honours was big John Pierrel thanks to a count back over Esben Kristoferson as both were locked on excellent 40 point returns.  Brian McDonald closed the flight with 35 points.

Brian also shared the 2’s pot with Irishman Matt Cronin.

Friday, Oct. 18, Mountain Shadow – Stableford

A Flight

1st Jean LaRouche (14) 40pts

2nd Matt Doyle (11) 36pts

3rd John Pierrel (10) 36pts

B Flight

1st Christy Knight (21) 39pts

2nd Matt Cronin (15) 37pts

3rd Per Forsberg (18) 34pts

Although still missing the bulk of the society to the road trip, it was pleasant to see a friendly robust Friday crowd take on the tough lay out at Mountain Shadow.

Hua Hin winners, Terry, Dave and Jim.Hua Hin winners, Terry, Dave and Jim.

Jean LaRouche, with a splendid 40 points, was the top man in A Flight and the man of the match.  Gang man Matt Doyle and big John Pierrel locked it up for the minor flight places with the count back putting more of the purse into Matt’s back pocket, as John was left with the bronze.

Christy ‘good’ Knight topped out B Flight with a solid 2 point victory over fellow Irish pal Matt Cronin.  Per Forsberg brought out the broom to sweep up any left over B Flight lucre.

Jean LaRouche, Matt Doyle, Takeshi Hakozaki, Colin Davis and John Watts shared the 2s pot.

Hua Hin Road Trip (Day 1) – Imperial Lakeside

1st Terry Mangan (16) 41pts

2nd Dave Driscoll (14) 40pts

3rd Barry Copestake (12) 37pts

As Ed Delaney is wont to do, he packed up a fair few society members and set off to Hua Hin to play in a three day comp.  The format was three days of stableford with the person with most points total at the end being the winner.

With so much golf it would be a battle of the purple patches and several of them were in evidence on day one as Terry ‘pork chop’ Mangan got off to a flier, carding a top day score of 41 excellent points.  Big hitting Dave Driscoll was just a shot in arrears as Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake rounded out the flight on 37 points.  Jimmy ‘AK-47’ Bell and Ed Delaney were meanwhile lurking in the shadows.

Hua Hin Road Trip (Day 2) – Palm Hills

1st Collin Sanson (11 36pts

2nd Dave Driscoll (14) 36pts

3rd Jim Bell (14) 33pts

Day two was held at the formidable Palm Hills and finished with Collin Sanson and Dave Driscoll tied on even par rounds with the count back leaning in Collin’s favour for the day’s honours.  Jimmy ‘AK-47’ Bell started to find his aim as his well worked 37 points filled the flight but he did need a count back decision over JP Maffray.

The standings after the second day saw Dave Driscoll in first on 76, closely followed by Terry Mangan and Jim Bell.

Hua Hin Road Trip (Day 3) – Banyan G.C.

1st Colin Sansom (11) 36pts

2nd Gerry Roche (19) 34pts

3rd Joe Tynan (31) 33pts

With it all to play for, Colin Sansom followed his day two win again with an even par round.  Gerry Rouche came home second with 34 points as the ever green Joe ‘sat nave’ Tynan and his 33 points filled the flight.

After quite a time the results were announced at the presentation.  In first place was Dave Driscoll with a great three day total of 106 points.  Second place went to Terry Mangan on103 points and in third was Jimmy’AK47’ Bell.

Everyone had a great time and thanks go to Ed Delaney and his hard work.  All are looking forward to the next trip.

Note:  Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattayaland 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.