Steinmann Star Man
The Pattaya Links Golf Society called in on Greenwood on Wednesday, 13th February to play a stableford competition with the forty-one strong field divided into two flights at 17 and under.
As always the course was in excellent condition with deliciously consistent greens. The only downside was that the course was damp after the usual early morning irrigation and so it was decided to play the A and C nines from the yellow tees with the preferred lies option on the fairways. This made for a very tight contest in both flights and certainly helped the shorter hitting golfers enjoy the day more on a course which boasts some long par threes and fours.
In the second flight minor places were decided by countback with Stuart Kidd taking fifth place with 35 points behind John Chelo and third placed Kenny Jepson. Derek Phillips was runner-up with 36 points and the flight was won by the senior golfer in the field John Pearce with 38 excellent points.
The top flight followed the same pattern with countback relegating Maurice Roberts to fifth with 37 points, behind Phil Davies and Dave Hewson, finishing third on his return round, again with 37 points. In second place was Bill Copeland with a fine 38 points and the flight winner was New Yorker Bill Steinmann with 39 points on his debut round with the group. Not many golfers take the Green Jacket on their debut round, so well done Bill!
Near pins went to Maurice Roberts (A2), Bill Copeland (A6) and Gordon Nelson (C6). Again the long C3 preserved its modesty with no golfers invading its space.
“A” Flight (0-17)
1st Place – Bill Steinmann (12 ) -39 pts
2nd Place – Bill Copeland (13) -38 pts
3rd Place – Dave Hewson (9) – 37 pts c/back
4th Place – Phil Davies (13) – 37 pts c/back
5th Place – Maurice Roberts (12) – 37 pts c/back
“B” Flight (18+)
1st Place – John Pearce (27) – 38 pts
2nd Place – Derek Phillips (19) – 36 pts
3rd Place – Kenny Jepson (26) – 35 pts c/back
4th Place – John Chelo (19) – 35 pts c/back
5th Place – Stuart Kidd (20) – 35 pts c/back
Best Front Nine ( non winners)……Tip Briney ….21 pts
Best Back Nine ( non winners)…….Chris Barker…21 pts
Mr Phil thoroughly enjoyed presenting the wig to his friendly rival Adam Barton after carding the lowest score of the day and the “silly hat” to Colm Lawlor on his final round this trip, his final nine holes netting only ten points.
Let nobody say Greenwood is easy from the shorter tees. It certainly isn’t but it makes life easier for some on a sultry, windless day and everyone enjoyed