Vive la Thierry Petrement


PSC Golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, Jan. 5, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Dermott Flanagan (8) 40pts

2nd Barry Copestake (13) 39pts

3rd JP Gasser (10) 36pts

4th Paul Shaw (7) 35pts

B Flight

1st Brian Wilkinson (17) 42pts

2nd Nick Odnoral (16) 37pts

3rd Gerry Power (16) 34pts

4th Peter Henshaw (16) 32pts

Near Pins:  No 4 Claus Birk Thompson, No 9 JP Maffray, No 12 Gerry Power, No 16 Colin Davis.

After overcoming confusion at several levels, namely arranging to play with a fellow golfer and leaving him waiting at the golf club, retuning back to Pattaya pick up a friend in time to make the last four-ball at Green Valley, then turning in a man of the match winning 42 point performance, I give you the one and only Brian ‘the wireless’ Wilkinson.  Brian was five clear today of B Flight friend, Aussie star Nick Odnoral and a further three clear of Gerry’ the Irish rover’ Power.  Irishman Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw and Bruce Berlin went to a count back for fourth as the luck of the Irish held sway.  Bruce did however have some consolation as he knocked in a 2.

Thierry Petrement.Thierry Petrement.

A Flight had a 40 man in the shape of Dermot Flanagan who topped the man riding a purple patch, Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake, by one stroke.  JP gasser took the bronze with a steady even par round and he was chased in by the trio of Paul Shaw, Broadmore Bob and Claus Birk Thompson.  Once again Broadmore Bob’s count back woes continued as he and Claus sat the presentation out.

Five players shared the ‘2’s pot with Bruce.

Monday, Jan 6, Greenwood B & C – Stableford

A Flight

1st Leslie Cobban (8) 36pts

2nd Eric Gobert (6) 35pts

3rd Kerr Duncan (6) 33pts

B Flight

1st Bruce Walters (33) 40pts

2nd Yve Godola (17) 35pts

3rd John Ianson (23) 35pts

Bruce Walters, who the scribe finds himself writing about nearly every week, did it again as his 40 points sat him atop of B Flight and also gave him the man of the match honours.  Bruce was followed in second place by Yve Gondolas’ 35points, which was weighted to the back nine more favorable than that of John Ianson.

Dermott Flanagan (left) with Brian Wilkinson.Dermott Flanagan (left) with Brian Wilkinson.

A Flight provided the second best score of the day and the name atop the card was Leslie Cobban.  Leslie has a well-seasoned handicap but he does “pop up” up now and again as he toured the course today with a solid even par return.  Leslie was one clear of Eric Cobban and a further two clear of Duncan Kerr.

Freddy Starbeck and S Hans split the 2’s pot.

Tuesday, Jan. 7, Bangpra – Stableford

A Flight

1st Thierry Petrement (12) 33pts

2nd Paul Bray (7) 33pts

3rd Eric Gobert (6) 31pts

B Flight

1st Mike Jeffreys (17) 39pts

2nd Werner Pausch (24) 34pts

3rd Peter Henshaw (16) 30pts

A somewhat smaller than usual Tuesday field was expected due to the PSC Club Championship that started today, as the gang took on the lighting fast greens and the marauding monkeys of Bangpra.

Society regular Mike ‘the Welsh Wizard’ Jeffreys took the day and B Flight top spot with an excellent 39 points.  Mike was also the only player to better his handicap as he cleared flight mate Werner Pausch by five strokes.  Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw tided up the flight in third.

The accomplished lot struggled a tad as nice guy Thierry Petrement and Aussie star Paul Bray carded 33 points each but Paul’s back nine deprived him of the top rung.  He still showed his tail lights to Eric Gobert who added the bronze to the week’s winnings.

Paul Heyward and Peter Henshaw split the 2’s pot.

Wednesday, Jan. 8, St. Andrews – Stableford

A Flight

1st Eric Gobert (6) 36pts

2nd Paraic McManus (8) 35pts

3rd Nadine Goyons (12) 35pts

B Flight

1st Lawrie McBride (14) 41pts

2nd Freddy Starbeck (14) 33pts

3rd Colin Davis (15) 32pts

C Flight

1st John O’Neil (20) 40pts

2nd Espen Kristofferson (26) 35pts

3rd Aiden Murray (24) 34pts

Lawrie McBride was man of the match today with a magical B Flight winning 42 points.  Freddy Starbeck was a non-threatening eight in arrears and the count back prone duet of the Donkey and Aussie Nick Odnoral but one more.  As is the tradition in this hierarchical society, the GM, i.e. the Donkey, won the count back.

In C Flight, John O’Neil shot the second best score of the day, a very admirable 40 points to take the gold spot.  John was five clear of Espen Kristoffersen and one more of Aiden Murray as he closed out the flight.

In A Flight, Eric Gobert only equaled his handicap but that was enough to clinch the gold to go with his week’s silver and bronze finishes.  Eric was a stroke clear of the trio of Paraic McManus, Nadine Goyons and Aussie star Paul Bray.  Paraic lifted the silver and Nadine the bronze in the resulting count back.  Paul for once was left off the podium and satang less at sea level.

John O’Neil made up for his man of the match disappointment with a brace of 2’s as Paraic McManus slotted home the only other 2 of the day.

Thursday, Jan. 9, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

A Flight

1st Thierry Petrement (12) 34pts

2nd Paraic McManus (5) 33pts

B Flight

1st Ian Pickles (16) 37pts

2nd Toni Buerui (28) 31pts

Desmond Muirhead’s monster always seems to intimidate the society as only a modest group showed up to take it on.  Ian Pickles, playing his usual steady golf, showed no signs of fear as he bettered the course by a stroke for the man of the match honours and B Flight top spot.  Ian was six clear of Toni Buerui.

A Flight was a bit subdued with many of the players finding the greens a little quick for their liking.  Nice guy Thierry Petrement took the top spot with34 points for his second flight win in the week.  Irishman Paraic McManus came up a shot short for the silver.

JP Gasser and Toni Buerui split the ‘2’s pot.

Friday, Jan. 10, Eastern Star – Stableford

A Flight

1st Thierry Petrement (12) 41pts

2nd JP Maffray (11) 38pts

3rd Peter Henshaw (16) 31pts

B Flight

1st Bruce Berlin (24) 37pts

2nd Mike Jeffreys (17) 36pts

3rd Espen Kristoffersen (26) 35pts

The title spotlight shone on one of the most pleasant people in the society – Frenchman Thierry Petrement – and rightly so as he carded his third A Flight victory in the week.  His 41 points was three clear of pay window specialist JP Maffray.  Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw (hold it, Peter in A Flight? well I never) marked his move up to the premier flight with a third place result.

B Flight’s Bruce Berlin, tired of finishing third, carded a very impressive 37 points to lift the flight gold today.  Mike ‘the Welsh Wizard’ Jeffreys continued his recent form to grab the silver as Espen Kristoffersen closed the flight with 35 points.

Mike Jeffreys slotted home the only ‘2’ of the day.

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.