Wyatt and Lehmer share the spoils


PSC Golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society

Sunday, Jan. 25, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Paul Wyatt (14) 41pts

2nd Dave Driscoll (14) 38pts

3rd Garry Blackburn (10) 38pts

B Flight

1st Jim Bell (17) 38pts

2nd Mick Beresford (17) 36pts

3rd Ian Pickles (15) 36pts

C Flight

1st David Foulk (18) 33pts

2nd Marcus Earp (36) 32pts

3rd Iain Jones (22) 32pts

Red/Silver Flight

1st Don Lehmer (21) 41pts

2nd Peter Henshaw (22) 38pts

Near Pins:  No 5 Peter McCann, No 8 Yui Bietry, No 12 Mick Beresford, No16 Nial McManus

The Society set out on a silent tribute to the scribe’s birthday, and it was Don ‘I don’t party’ Lehmer and Paul Wyatt who vied for man of the match honours.  Don’s Red and Silver Flight winning 41 points was three clear of Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw.  Paul’s 41 points was good for the senior flight gold as he was three strokes clear of Dave Driscoll and Mr. nice guy Garry Blackburn; alas for Garry his acumen on the course did not transfer to his score card as Dave had the better of the count back.

Celebration’s for the scribe’s birthday at Lewiinski’s on Jan. 25.Celebration’s for the scribe’s birthday at Lewiinski’s on Jan. 25.

B Flight was the domain of Jimmy ‘AK47’ Bell who fired a very creditable 38 points to lead the tandem of Mickey ‘nine holes’ Beresford and Ian Pickles by two shots.  Ian, citing a possible conflict of interest, yielded the count back to Mick.

C Flight found the conditions and the course hard to beat as the 33 points of David Foulk took the top spot as he led a trio of players log-jammed on 32 points.  As usual, Marcus Earp out-gunned Iain Jones and John Johnson as Iain took the bronze and left John propping up the bar.

Dave Driscoll, Adam Scott Jim Bell and Mick Beresford shared the 2’s pot.

Back at Lewiinski’s and after the presentation it was party time in honour of the scribes 69th Birthday.

Monday, Jan. 26, Greenwood A & B – Stableford

A Flight

1st Pen Caruthers (15) 38pts

2nd Ian Pickles (14) 37pts

B Flight

1st Bruce Berlin (19) 34pts

2nd Martin Allard (23) 33pts

The golf manager Colin Davis a.k.a. “the Donkey” decided to open a chapter of the highway 331 road warriors.  A Flight seemed to weather the ride slightly better than their golf challenged B Flight compatriots as Ian Pickles was named man of the match with a fine 38 points, one more than his A Flight mate Pen Caruthers.

Bruce Berlin stood atop a slack-jawed B Flight podium with his 34 points.  His fellow step climber Martin Allard showed no chivalry and no ‘ladies before gents’ as he edged the belle of the bar Vero Morgan off the steps altogether, both with 33point returns.  Vero did however get to split the 2’s pot with Colm O’Donavan.

The race for the monthly medal seems to be heading to Bruce Berlin who is tied with Paul Smith on 43 points with 4 days play left.  The reason is Paul has gone back home and Bruce’s next nearest competitor the Donkey fell off his motorbike and will not be fit to finish the month out.

Tuesday, Jan. 27, Bangpra – Stableford

A Flight

1st Dominic Downey (13) 35pts

2nd Christian Boysen (13) 32pts

3rd John Carlton (10) 31pts

B flight

1st Billy Briton (16) 33pts

2nd Mike Jeffrey (19) 31pts

3rd Peter Walker (17) 28pts

Senior/Red Flight

1st Peter Henshaw (22) 35pts

2nd Bruce Berlin 32pts

Fine weather and the promise of good golf and fellowship brought out a large contingent to travel down to Bangpra.  Dominic Downey and Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw were the co-men of the match on a day when no players could better their handicap.

Peter’s 35 points took the Red and Silver Flight top spot and was three clear of Bruce Berlin and Barry Oats, as Bruce edged Barry for the flight silver.

Dominic’s A Flight winning score was thee ahead of Christian Boysen while a triumvirate of players vied for the bronze; when the divots had settled it was John Carlton who emerged with the prize and Bob Stokes Thierry Petrement and Maurice Roberts were left stranded at sea level.

The middling flight once again found the conditions hard to cope with as the 33 points of Billy Briton took the flight honours.  Mike Jeffery accepted the silver three shots in arrears and Peter Walker was glad to see any part of the podium with his 28 points.

Bruce Berlin was the sole heir to a very healthy 2’s pot – a missing person’s alert has been filed.

Wednesday, Jan. 28, Silky Oak – Stableford

A Flight

1st Freddy Starbeck (13) 36pts

2nd JP Maffray (12) 34pts

B Flight

1st David Dunne (17) 36pts

2nd Bruce Berlin (19) 36pts

The day’s man of the match honours were shared by the Great Dane, Freddy Starbeck, and David Dunne in A and B flights respectively.  Freddy was followed up the podium steps by his good friend JP Maffray two strokes adrift.

The man in form, Bruce Berlin, made it three pay window visits on the trot as he filled the B Flight silver spot.

The B Flight winner, David Dune, also slotted home the only 2 of the day.

Thursday, Jan. 29, Eastern Star – Stableford

A Flight

1st Mike Jefferys (19) 39pts

2nd Tom McManus (12) 37pts

3rd Chris Martin (13) 35pts

B Flight

1st Barry Oats (23) 36pts

2nd Terry Mangan (20) 34pts

3rd Bernard Green (28) 33pts

By most estimates it had been about four or five months since Lewiinski’s last visit to Eastern Star.  It was the consensus of the field that the course was in excellent condition and has been returned to the A list, consistent with its Trent Jones Jnr pedigree.

Mike ‘the Welsh wizard’ Jeffreys was most impressed as he took the day’s honours and top spot in A Flight with an excellent 39 points.  The steady play of Tom McManus won him the flight silver on 37 points as Chris Martin rounded out the podium with a steady 35.

Barry Oats, whose improving game has been mentioned in recent weeks, showed he was up to it again with a solid even par round and first place in B Flight.  Terry ‘pork chop’ Mangan took the silver two shots adrift and was one clear of Bernard Green.

That man again, Bruce Berlin, took home the very healthy 2’s pot.

Friday, Jan. 30, Crystal Bay – Stableford

A Flight

1st Chris Martin (13) 40pts

2nd John Charlton (10) 35pts

3rd Takeshi Hakozaki (13) 35pts

B Flight

1st Bruce Berlin (19) 42pts

2nd Reg McKay (14) 36pts

3rd Hank-Ter Braak (20) 35pts

C Flight

1st Peter Henshaw (22) 38pts

2nd Jim Elphick (24) 33pts

3rd Vera Naughton (27) 32pts

In a span of six days Bruce Berlin went from a hard working guy who deserved everything that came his way to a no good, sandbagging son of a %#$#!, etc.  Ah, God bless Pattaya!  The important thing is Bruce showed he is tending to play well (he better, the new handicap will require it).

Bruce made it four pay window visits this week with his sparkling 42 points.  This also secured Bruce the golfer of the month award that will be on display in the New York Stock Exchange shortly.  Scotland’s Buckie boy Reg McKay took the B Flight silver with a steady even par round.  Reg was one clear of Hank-Ter Braak.

A Flight’s Chris Martin must have thought he was in with a shout with his 40 points and on most days he would have been, he just picked the wrong day.  Chris was five strokes clear of the trio of John Carlton, Takeshi Hakozaki San and Paul Bra with the scales of justice tipping in John’s favour for the silver and Takeshi for the bronze.

Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw was atop the C Flight podium with an impressive 38 points and was five clear of Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick and a further stroke up on the pair of Vera Naughton and Paul V Garvey; Paul graciously conceded the count back to Vera.

John Carlton, Takeshi Hakozaki, Vera Naughton and guess who shared the 2’s pot – yep Bruce Berlin!

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.