Lewiinski’s bid for the Olympics

first_img1st Kristy Knight (18) 38pts2nd Peter Henshaw (16) 37pts3rd Kathy Doody (19) 37ptsNear Pins:  No 4 Ian Halfpenny, No 9 Reg McKay, No 12 Liam McGuinness, No16 Claude Harder.Pierre Bietry in action at this year’s Bangkok Marathon.Yes golf is soon to be an Olympic sport, but today’s headline for once isn’t about golf.  It’s about two much more physically demanding sports in running and swimming, as two of our regular players took time off the links to test themselves physically rather than mentally!Over the past weeks Pierre ‘The Magician’ Bietry has been in training for the Bangkok Marathon, whilst ‘The Principal” Jez Lees has been swimming hard in preparation for the Annual Pattaya Cross Bay Swim.Up in Bangkok, Pierre started at three o’clock in the morning outside the Royal Palace, and made it back in 4 hours 20 minutes.  Apparently Pierre started off at a leisurely 4.5km an hour but upped it to a very respectable 10 when he realized he had left partner Yui in charge of his wallet.Meanwhile here in Pattaya, Jez was competing in his second Cross Bay Swim.  A large contingent of golfing buddies turned out to wave him off from the Bali Hi Rescue Centre as he set out for the Dusit Resort 3.5km away.  Precisely 1 hour 6 minutes and 23 seconds later they welcomed him home in a very impressive 4th place.Jez Lees all set for the Pattaya Cross Bay Swim.Many thanks to all those who supported and donated to the worthy causes, and very well done to Pierre and Jez.  It seems someone who will for now remain nameless quipped that having now seen Jez play golf and swim, he should definitely stick to the latter.Talking of golf; no one knows when he will strike, but the jovial Colm Mullen never keeps ‘em waiting long.  The Irishman’s 39 points was the best on the day and it had to be that good to edge last week’s title boy Claude Harder who has taken a likening to the headlines, and fellow Irishman Terry, who were tied a shot adrift.  Terry’s card indicates he is about ready to blow his own whistle.  The Offaly gang leader Kevin was hovering close by.B Flight had the same number of Irishmen on the podium; Christy Good Knight taking the laurels with a splendid 38 points.  Peter ‘Don O Corleone’ Henshaw, Kathy Doody and Sim Davis were all locked on 37 points and they finished in that order on the resulting count-back.  Bad luck Sim!It was nice to see that quality golfer Andy Leach back in town again.Art O’Conner, Maurice Copan and Christy Knight split the ‘2’s pot.Monday, Nov. 22, Treasure Hills – StablefordA  Flight1st Terry Mangan (12) 35pts2nd Mike Nagle (13) 34pts3rd Ed Wyckoff (10) 34ptsB Flight1st Joe ‘Tynan (30) 38pts2nd Eddy Beilby (17) 35pts3rd Peter Henshaw (16) 33ptsWhat a difference a course makes!  And some distance (6,726 yds) and some dryness.  These same guys and girls and their same sacks of clubs took on the diabolical design of Yoshikazu Kato, who also laid out the Canyon course at one of Thailand’s most fabled courses, Blue Canyon.I should stop the article right there and leave the winners to their anonymity but we never do that.  Actually the player of the day and winner of B flight Joe ‘Sat nav’ Tynan was the only player to better his handicap – thus the odd murmurs of “sandbagger” at the presentation.  Seriously, Joe proved to be a most popular winner.  Eddy ‘The Eagle’ put in a fine 35 point haul for the silver and the ubiquitous Peter ‘Don Corleone’ was left to round out the flight.Ha!  I told you he was ready to pounce – Irelands’ Terry Mangan did all that was required to win the senior flight firing a steady 35 points.  Mike Nagle and Ed ‘The Right Honorable’ Wyckoff’ faced off in a count-back as both were a shot short; the count back victim was EdTen ‘2’s were recorded and each recipient won about as much as the cost of this week’s edition of the Mail.Wednesday, Nov. 24, St. Andrews – StablefordA Flight1st Seamus Cotter (11) 38pts2nd Steve Mascari (1) 37pts3rd John Bahng (11) 36ptsB Flight1st Pat Reagan (12) 41pts2nd Mike Nagle (13) 38pts3rd Tore Eliassen (14) 36ptsC Flight1st Eddy Beilby (17) 41pts2nd John Bresnchan (18) 39pts3rd Gerry Mernagh (17) 37ptsD Flight1st Jim Elphick (24) 38pts2nd Tim DeGrote (26) 37pts3rd Jim Bell (21) 3 ptsA large field enjoyed the special rates opportunity to play St Andrews and the always well conditioned course yielded a host of fine scores.Former owner of Lewiinski’s, and always a welcome addition, Steve Mascari made a rare appearance and showed he is still a leader of Pattaya’s best golfers with a super 37 points of his 1 handicap.  Seamus ‘the captain’ Cotter stopped it being a winning return though by bettering Steve by a single shot.  Last week’s headline boy John Bahng filled the flight with an even par round.The young man from Co. Dublin Pat Reagan took the laurels in B Flight and co-man of the match with a splendid 41 points.  Mike Nagle gained the silver with38 points leaving Tore Eliassen to fill the flight.Eddy the eagle took control of C Flight with a co-man of the match performance 41 points while John Bresnchan posted a very creditable 39 points for the silver.  Gerry Mernagh emerged from a three-way count-back over Peter Hedenburgh and Brian Carroll to round out the flightJim Elphick took the top spot in D Flight on 38 points and Tim DeGrote was a shot back for silver.  Jim ‘Houdini’ Bell and Bill Peach contested the bronze in a count-back, the scales tipping in Jims favour.David Hamilton, Colin Davis, Gavin Knox, Gerry Mernagh and Salim AlHarthy shared the ‘2’s pot.Friday, Nov. 26, Crystal Bay – StablefordA Flight1st Ed Wyckoff (10) 40pts2nd Andy Leach (5) 37pts3rd Jean-Pierre Gasser (7) 35ptsB Flight1st Lindsay Semple (12) 40pts2nd Gavin Knox (12) 37pts3rd Yui Bietry912) 36ptsC Flight1st Eddy Beilby (17) 37pts2nd Lou Szigligeti (20) 34pts3rd Jum Karagit (15) 34ptsFriday’s fixture saw the society venture to the well maintained Crystal Bay.The premier flight was led by Ed ‘The Right Honorable’ Wyckoff with an impressive 40 points and he was chased home by Andy leach who showed no symptoms of  jet lag for second.  Jean Pierre Grasser took third after a three-way tie that included Seamus ‘Captain’ Cotter and Peter Lenoury.Australian Lindsay Semple was co-man of the match and B Flight winner as he matched Ed’s card.  He was followed home by Scotland’s Gavin Knox and the girl on form Yui Bietry.The junior flight belonged to Eddy ‘the Eagle’ Beilby who made it a third visit this week to the pay window.  Aussie Lou ‘Zig Zag’ was second and the flight was completed by Jum Karagit who got the verdict in a count-back over the unlucky Paula Pederson.The story to this flight however belonged to Tim Degrout who arrived late at the course and started his round on the third hole after missing the first two.  He was only a shot away from making the podium at the end.Thierry Petremont, Takeshi Hakozaki San and Yui Bietry split the ‘2’s pot and Yui was two inches from an ace.Note: Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya Land Soi 1, Beach Road Soi 13/3 near to 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. PSC golf from Lewiinski’sSunday, Nov. 21, Green Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Colm Mullen (15) 39pts2nd Claude Harder (11) 38pts3rd Terry Mangan (12) 38ptsB Flightlast_img read more

NFL acknowledges game clock error in Steelers-Chargers game

first_imgFor the second week in a row, the NFL is acknowledging an officiating error during a nationally televised game.This time, the problem was twofold: 18 seconds were incorrectly run off the clock late in the fourth quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 24-20 victory at the San Diego Chargers — and not one of the game officials noticed the gaffe and corrected it.In a statement emailed Tuesday, league spokesman Michael Signora said that “an error by the clock operator” after a touchback allowed the extra time to tick away, and “it is the responsibility of the side judge to supervise the timing of the game.”The statement added: “Had the side judge or any of the other six on-field officials noticed the timing error, they could have corrected it.”In last week’s Monday night game, an official missed a late-game call in Seattle’s 13-10 victory over Detroit, giving the Seahawks the ball even though one of their defenders knocked a fumbled ball out of the end zone, which should be a penalty.The most recent mistake happened after San Diego kicked a field goal to take a 20-17 lead with 2 minutes, 56 seconds left Monday night. The ensuing kickoff went for a touchback, so the clock never should have started. Instead, it rolled down, and by the time Pittsburgh lined up for the first play of its crucial drive, only 2:38 remained.As it turns out, the Steelers managed to make it all the way downfield in time to score the go-ahead points on the final play from scrimmage, a 1-yard TD run by Le’Veon Bell. So, not surprisingly, Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin’s take, essentially, was: All’s well that ends well.“It didn’t define the outcome of the game,” Tomlin said Tuesday, “so I’m moving on with my work week.”The truth is, of course, there really is no way to know how the outcome of the game could have been different had those extra 18 seconds not been “lost.” Perhaps San Diego would have been left with enough time for a play or two — or a kickoff return for a TD. Or perhaps Pittsburgh would have called things differently on offense with more room on the clock, maybe running time down to nothing, anyway.Who knows?Signora’s statement noted: “The performance of the clock operator and game officials will be reviewed per the standard procedure for reviewing every play of every game.”Each game-clock operator is hired by the league, not the home team, and lives near the stadium hosting a regular-season game. In the playoffs, the league uses operator who don’t live in the area.“We proceed with the assumption,” Tomlin said, “the clock is going to be managed properly.”___AP Sports Writer Will Graves in Pittsburgh contributed to this report.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich,For the second week in a row, the NFL is acknowledging an officiating error during a nationally televised game.This time, the problem was twofold: 18 seconds were incorrectly run off the clock late in the fourth quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 24-20 victory at the San Diego Chargers — and not one of the game officials noticed the gaffe and corrected it.In a statement emailed Tuesday, league spokesman Michael Signora said that “an error by the clock operator” after a touchback allowed the extra time to tick away, and “it is the responsibility of the side judge to supervise the timing of the game.”The statement added: “Had the side judge or any of the other six on-field officials noticed the timing error, they could have corrected it.”In last week’s Monday night game, an official missed a late-game call in Seattle’s 13-10 victory over Detroit, giving the Seahawks the ball even though one of their defenders knocked a fumbled ball out of the end zone, which should be a penalty.The most recent mistake happened after San Diego kicked a field goal to take a 20-17 lead with 2 minutes, 56 seconds left Monday night. The ensuing kickoff went for a touchback, so the clock never should have started. Instead, it rolled down, and by the time Pittsburgh lined up for the first play of its crucial drive, only 2:38 remained.As it turns out, the Steelers managed to make it all the way downfield in time to score the go-ahead points on the final play from scrimmage, a 1-yard TD run by Le’Veon Bell. So, not surprisingly, Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin’s take, essentially, was: All’s well that ends well.“It didn’t define the outcome of the game,” Tomlin said Tuesday, “so I’m moving on with my work week.”The truth is, of course, there really is no way to know how the outcome of the game could have been different had those extra 18 seconds not been “lost.” Perhaps San Diego would have been left with enough time for a play or two — or a kickoff return for a TD. Or perhaps Pittsburgh would have called things differently on offense with more room on the clock, maybe running time down to nothing, anyway.Who knows?Signora’s statement noted: “The performance of the clock operator and game officials will be reviewed per the standard procedure for reviewing every play of every game.”Each game-clock operator is hired by the league, not the home team, and lives near the stadium hosting a regular-season game. In the playoffs, the league uses operator who don’t live in the area.“We proceed with the assumption,” Tomlin said, “the clock is going to be managed properly.”___AP Sports Writer Will Graves in Pittsburgh contributed to this report.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin celebrates defeating the San Diego Chargers in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in San Diego. The Steelers won 24-20. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)last_img read more