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

The New Pittsburgh Courier introduces ‘Courier Steelers Central’ for the 2017 football season!

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier THE STEELERS ARE BACK, and the New Pittsburgh Courier this 2017 season will provide extensive coverage of the Black and Gold! In the above photo Brian Cook gets a shot of receiver Antonio Brown showin’ love to the fans at Heinz Field, Aug. 6.Labeled, “Courier Steelers Central,” Courier columnists Aubrey Bruce, Bill Neal and Mike Pelaia will provide their expertise on the team, while Courier photographers Will McBride, Thomas Sabol, and Brian Cook get you up close and personal in pictures and video.Go to www.newpittsburghcourier.com to see the latest Steelers updates.Will McBride gets a shot of receiver Demarcus Ayers trying to catch as many punted balls as possible, Aug. 3.last_img read more

Floyd puts Bullants on menu

first_imgBy KATELYN PINAL AND RUSSELL BENNETT WGCA DISTRICT DIVISION REVIEW – ROUND 5 (Day 1) DEVON MEADOWS v OFFICER WHATEVER…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Bragging rights on the line

first_imgWEST GIPPSLAND FOOTBALL NETBALL COMPETITION REVIEW – AFL VICTORIA COMMUNITY CHAMPIONSHIPS It was a battle of mates taking on mates…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Hayley Wildes last_img

Humble community builder

first_imgAsk around at Tonimbuk Hall’s bushfire community recovery centre, and Alan Blackwell’s name will inevitably come up, along with a…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Marietta Doran to Judge SuperValu Ladies Day at Roscommon

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Stylist and presenter Marietta Doran will be the celebrity judge at the SuperValu Ladies Day at Roscommon Racecourse on Monday, July 4th. For the second year in a row, six SuperValu shops in the region have come together to sponsor the annual Ladies Day event which attracts large crowds every year. The winner of the Best Dressed competition will walk away with a top prize of €2,000, while the nine runners-up will each receive €100.The theme for this year’s competition is ‘Fourth of July’ which is Independence Day in the United States. Entrants are asked to incorporate some red, white or blue into their outfits or accessories. Ladies DAy Judge Marietta Doran. Judge Marietta Doran commented:“I am really looking forward to judging Ladies Day at Roscommon Races on Monday, July 4th and I hope to see everyone embracing the ‘Fourth of July’ theme. I will be looking for ‘head-to-toe’ glamour, colour and a nod to current summer trends. My choice of Best Dressed Lady will exude confidence, be comfortable in her own skin and look amazing.”The following SuperValu shops are sponsoring the event:Michael Smith, SuperValu, MonkslandAnthony Cahill, SuperValu, CastlereaPadraig Glancy, SuperValu, Carrick-on-ShannonShane Fleming, SuperValu, RoscommonBernard Keane, SuperValu, LanesboroJohn Duffy, SuperValu, BallaghadereenPadraig Glancy, SuperValu Carrick on Shannon, County Roscommon, said:“Our sponsorship of last year’s SuperValu Ladies Day was a huge success. There was great style among the entrants and especially the finalists and the overall winner. Many local people attended the event and had a thoroughly enjoyable day. There was a real sense of community which is an important part of the SuperValu ethos and we are delighted to be involved once again.”Fiona Glynn from Ballinasloe, an Assistant Gym Manager and Personal Trainer in Athlone IT was the winner of last year’s Best Dressed Lady competition at Roscommon’s SuperValu Ladies Day, winning the top prize of €2,000 cash.The seven-race flat card goes to post at approximately 6pm.last_img read more

Bunny Thugs edge Nelson Homegrown at Disc Break 2018

first_imgNelson Homegrown came ever so close to taking the top prize at the Disc Break 2018 Ultimate Frisbee tournament this past weekend at the Lakeside Pitch.Nelson Homegrown lost out to Bunny Thugs from Saskatoon 13-8 in the final Sunday. The Saskatchewan squad used the tournament to prepare for the upcoming Nationals in Surrey.The tournament, hosted by the Nelson Ultimate Frisbee Association, attracts teams from as far as Saskatoon, Edmonton, Missoula, and Seattle.Nelson Homegrown advanced to the final by defeating Dream Team from Kelowna and Fiesta out of Spokane to advance to the finals.In B Division action, Release the Quakin from Tacoma came out on top.Ultimate is a non-contact, self-refereed team sport played with a flying disc or frisbee. Two teams of seven players compete on a playing field about the same length as a football field, but narrower.  At each end of the playing field there is an end zone.  Each team defends one endzone. They score a goal if one of their players catches the disc in the opposite end zone.last_img read more

Tsogo Sun in $100m African expansion

first_img29 April 2013South African hotel and casino group Tsogo Sun is to invest $100-million (about R900-million) in projects in Mozambique and Nigeria as part of its African growth strategy.The Southern Sun Maputo in Mozambique will get a $30-million (R270-million) revamp of the existing 158-room hotel, as well as the addition of 110 rooms and conferencing facilities.“The Mozambican economy has shown encouraging signs of growth in recent years, and Tsogo Sun has benefited from a strong trading at the Southern Sun Maputo,” Tsogo Sun chief executive, Marcel von Aulock, said in a statement last Wednesday.“The group has for some time been planning to utilise the additional land owned next to the hotel and believe that this exciting expansion programme will cement the Southern Sun Maputo as the destination hotel of choice in the city.”Approximately $70-million (R630-million) will go towards the Nigerian project. It involves the acquisition of a 75% stake in Ikoyi Hotels Limited, the holding company of the Southern Sun Ikoyi hotel in Lagos.The hotel has been managed by Tsogo Sun since it opened in 2009, but the acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals. Shareholders will be notified once the acquisition has become effective.“This acquisition will cement our presence within the fast growing and progressive Nigerian economy as well as provide a base from which to expand our operations in Nigeria,” Von Aulock said.The Southern Sun Ikoyi hotel is centrally located with access to prime business nodes in Lagos and has additional land available for expansion.Tsogo Sun currently operates hotels in seven African countries, including South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria and the Seychelles.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

IPL 2012: Rajasthan Royals look to build on good start against Kolkata Knight Riders

first_imgIt will take a few more matches for teams to strike the right balance as the Indian Premier League gathers pace.The sooner they do it, the better it would be.Often it has been seen in this format that a bad stretch could be just around the corner. A team like Rajasthan Royals, who made a promising start against Kings XI Punjab, will be eager to build momentum while a combination like Kolkata Knight Riders, who suffered a loss in their inaugural match against Delhi Daredevils, will be desperate to log their first points.Knight Riders, one of the fancied teams in the competition, did reasonably well under Gautam Gambhir in the previous season.However, it was not the kind of start they were looking for at home. As Gambhir pointed out, their batsmen faltered in not being able to build partnerships. The top order collapsed in the face of some fine seam bowling by South African speedster Morne Morkel.They could manage 97/ 9 in 12 overs which Daredevils easily overhauled.A line up that has Brendon McCullum, Jacques Kallis, Gambhir, Manoj Tiwary and Yusuf Pathan has enough firepower in its batting ranks.If the first match at Sawai Man Singh Stadium is any indication, the pitch looks a batting paradise where Kolkata can prosper on its batting prowess. The 4pm match means there will be no dew factor and fans can hope for a scorcher of a game.”It is very difficult to set a target in a rain-curtailed match. Our top three batsmen were out early against Delhi. We are looking forward to a good game tomorrow,” Laxmi Ratan Shukla said on the eve of the match.advertisementAs Kolkata prepare to take on the Rajasthan Royals, they would take heart from the fact that they won both their matches against them last season. The team hit the nets in the afternoon and had a long practice session. Bowling coach Wasim Akram spent a lot of time in action. Gambhir, in particular, batted against different bowlers.Rajasthan looked in great touch against Kings XI Punjab and new captain Rahul Dravid marshalled his resources well.Dravid, who is also the mentor of the team, has pointed out that he is there to guide the young talent and that’s what he looked to do while opening the batting with Ajinkya Rahane.The Mumbai opener was a treat to watch in the opening match and flourished in the company of the veteran.”Rahane was very impressive against Kings XI Punjab. He is a good player and we will do everything possible to stop him from giving Rajasthan an explosive start,” Shukla added.The Royals bowling, too, looked good. Kevon Cooper, their new recruit, took four wickets on his IPL debut.Cooper, an unsung all-rounder from Trinidad, impressed with his controlled bowling. He will have to do it consistently to become a match-winner in the big league.last_img read more