Russell Gilroy tames the Emerald

first_imgIPGC golf from The HavenMonday, June 2, Greenwood B & C – StablefordCSS 731st Phillip Cass (21) 38pts2nd Mike Hill (22) 36pts 3rd Markku Tynell (23) 36pts4th Russell Gilroy (15) 35pts5th Allen Raaen (7) 35pts6th Terry Hodgkiss (22) 35ptsA very enjoyable week of golf played on virtually empty courses as the political situation in Thailand seems to have kept away tourists, many of which were obviously golfers.  When added to an already especially low number of players in the area during the current low season it must be a severe problem for the local courses, but it certainly makes for speedy rounds.Phillip Cass started off a memorable week with a win, earning himself a single stroke cut in handicap after a mixed round that included three zeros and could have been so much better, and but for a three-pointer by Phillip on the last, Mike Hill would have taken top spot for himself as he applied the pressure through the back nine.Russell Gilroy and Phil Cass.Markku Tynell, who has been performing well recently, took third after losing a count back for second with a lesser 16 to 18.There was another count back for fourth, this time a three-way one, that saw Russell Gilroy prevail with 19 as Allen Raaen took fifth with 18 and Terry Hodgkiss sixth with 17.There were no 2’s in either division.Wednesday, June 4, Khao Kheow A & B – StablefordCSS 731st Phillip Cass (21) 37pts2nd Vincent Gras (15) 32pts3rd Jon Batty (10) 30pts4th David Ross (9) 30pts5th Wayne Farrell (11) 29ptsAfter several recent visits to Khao Kheow when the conditions have been excellent, this trip was less enjoyable as the greens were found to be in quite poor condition with many bare patches having suddenly appeared, and with the recent regular nightly rains obviously curtailing the green keepers, the speeds were also very slow.With a no carts on the fairways determining the application of the local rule of ‘lift and place’ in the fairways, scoring was still at a premium with only the winner able to break par and the CSS for the day once again moved out to 73.Phillip Cass made sure of a big send off, as he played his last game before returning to work for another four weeks and once again led in the pack, this time by an even bigger margin, earning himself anther one stroke deduction of handicap for when he returns.Vincent Gras came closest to challenge Phillip but was still five points adrift in second place as the field generally struggled with the wet conditions and the greens.Jon Batty took third spot after winning a count back over David Ross, finishing with a better 17 to 14 on the back nine.  Wayne Farrell rounded off the podium in fifth on 29 points.Once again there were no 2’s in either division.Friday, June 6, The Emerald – StablefordCSS 721st Russell Gilroy (15) 40pts2nd Markku Tynell (23) 38pts3rd Kevin Waycott (9) 34pts4th David Grist (8) 32pts5th Trevor Schirmer (15) 31ptsWith many of the regular entrants taking a rest day, it was a smaller than usual field that travelled down to Banchang to play the Nick Faldo designed course where ‘lift and place’ in the fairways is standard practice to make allowance for the condition of the grass.  It is noticeable that the management is working on the situation, with many areas having been re-laid and this should improve the general conditions in the future.Russell Gilroy led in a strong field after returning a four-under handicap card, finishing with thirteen points from the last four holes to deny Markku Tynell as he could manage just ten points from the same four holes.  Russell’s round was his best for eighteen months since the heady days of a twelve handicap, but this day’s effort will see his handicap heading down towards that once again in the near future.Markku’s back nine of five under also bodes well for a future that will see him at his lowest historical handicap.Kevin Waycott was not quite able to repeat his maiden outing results but did enough to claim third place another four behind, leaving playing partner David Grist in fourth.Trevor Schirmer had too many blobs to be a threat to the leaders but added to his long drive with the last place on the podium in fifth.As the pressure builds in the second division once again there were no 2’s, but Kevin Waycott tidied up the first division with the sole one to sweep the carryover pool.Note:  If you would like to play with The Haven group, you can contact mobile 094 567 5726 or call in to The Haven Hotel, at 185 Soi 13, between Beach Road and 2nd Road.  All transportation to the course is arranged and you do not need to sign up prior to the day, but you should be there by 8.15 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the days that you wish to play.  A schedule of courses to be played can be found on our web site at www.thehaven-hotel.com.last_img read more

Consistency the key as Jeff does the double

first_imgPSC Golf from Mulligans LakesideTuesday, July 31, was a visit to a course we don’t go to all that often, Eastern Star, where we all played from the white tees.  The course is probably one of the least inspiring in the area (IMO), nothing to really hang my hat on, just the impression I get.  On this day, we had vouchers thru the PSC, close to their Sport Day rate, which is about true value for this course.  No-one really played inspired golf today, with Jeff Wylie (5) leading the way with 35 points, ahead of Owen Walkley (12) who signed for 33.  Near pins are always hard won here and again it was Jeff picking up the 13th, while the other 3 were missed by all participants, so a bit extra for the Banglamung Boys Home.Phil Waite and Owen Walkley. We played on a Wednesday this week, due to the Buddhist Lent holiday, so we opted to take advantage of the Sport Day rate at Bangpra.  We hadn’t played here for a while due to our normal playing days not coinciding with Sport Days.  The course was in fine order and at 700 baht green fee represents good value for a good golf course.Again we all played from the white tees, and as per Tuesday it was Jeff Wylie (5) who was to the fore, with a solid 36 points.  Phillip Waite (12) played well on the back 9 to finish with 32 points for second.Near pins were secured by Brian with two, while Willem picked up one, with the BBH scoring a donation for the other.Note:  Mulligans Lakeside plays golf on Tuesday & Thursday, with ML hosting prompt presentations on both days.  Call 089 094 1841 for scheduling or enquiries.  Hope to see you there, cheers & good golfing!last_img read more

Same old… same old

first_imgThe Pattaya Golf Society at the Elephant Bar, Soi BuakhaoOn Wednesday, 18th June the Pattaya Golf Society visited Mountain Shadow to play a stableford competition from the blue tees on a day which saw very little other action at the course.  The course presentation was reasonably good, bunkers were a little scruffy but the greens were true and millionaires’ golf lay ahead of the group which teed off way before time.  A strong breeze was evident all day but the day remained dry.  In a share of third place was the old Aussie warhorse Alan Walker, freshly returned from a break back home and a very solid 33 points gave him a good score on his return to action.  On the same score was Tomas Nilsson and the “deja vue” feeling continued as the winner was Brian Beaupre, all consistency as well as skill, and his gross 78 represented a points score of 35 for the win.Friday hero, Alan Walker. Peter Sanderson took the consolation beer and John Tallett suffered a “mare” and received the Booby Bevy.  But for the winners it was a case of “same old… same old” as Beaupre and Nilsson swept all before them again.  Until the next time maybe?Walker runs away with itThe Pattaya Golf Society ended the week in style on Friday with a visit to the ever-impressive Pattavia to play a stableford competition on a course which gets better by the month and represents excellent value for money.  The course was in excellent condition and if any comment could be made, the greens were hard and difficult to play, but this is the nature of the course.Wayne Morrison, recently returned from Oz, sponsored four near pins and these were won by Jesper Hansen (4), Alan Flynn (7), David Thomas (13) and Paul Whitnall (17).  In addition David Thomas managed the only ‘2’ of the day.For the places proper, Tomas Nilsson continued to impress with a third placed finish on 35 points and Alan Flynn threw off a few feckless rounds to take second place with an excellent 38 point return.  The oldest golfer in the field, Alan Walker, played the best round of his life in Thailand to record 42 points on a course playing long and he amazed his peers with some clinical golf.The consolation beer went to Peter Sanderson and the Booby Bevy went to Wayne Morrison for nightmare on his return.  But even Wayne agreed he had enjoyed a day at a fine course and he is seeking revenge soon!last_img read more

Former NFL Star Darren Sharper Faces Life in Prison Over Alleged Rapes

first_imgFormer NFL defensive back Darren Sharper is being held on $2.5 million bond after being indicted for allegedly pulling a “Bill Cosby” — drugging and raping a number of women southern Louisiana. He faces life in prison if convicted.Sharper, a former Pro Bowl safety with the New Orleans Saints, has been indicted on two counts of aggravated rape from a September 2013 incident, and another charge of simple rape of another woman last August.Sharper is accused of sexually assaulting two impaired women. Two acquaintances of Sharper’s were also charged  with multiple counts.Sharper’s problems don’t end there. He has been holed up in a Los Angeles County jail since February while awaiting separate charges of drugging and raping women in the L.A. area. In total, Sharper is accused of drugging and raping nine women in five states, including women in suburban Phoenix, Las Vegas and Florida.Because of the strict laws in Louisiana, Sharper’s life as a free man could be over. The maximum sentence for aggravated rape in Louisiana is life in prison without the possibility of parole, probation or suspended sentence.last_img read more

Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal “earn” suspensions against Almeria

first_imgSergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal are suspended for the game against Almeria at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. Ramos fouled Tucu Hernandez in the 84th minute to earn his suspension, while Carvajal was yellow-carded in the final minute for pushing and shoving after a tackle on Toni Kroos raised tensions. They both picked up yellow cards against Celta Vigo on Sunday, taking them to five bookings each for the season and an automatic suspension.  CEST Cristiano Ronaldo is on four bookings and if he picks one up against Almeria, he will miss the crucial game against Sevilla next weekend.center_img 27/04/2015 Upd. at 15:09 Sport ENlast_img read more

Uruguay 1-0 Egypt: Gimenez to the rescue after Suarez misses

first_img IN SPORT.ES Giménez rescata a Uruguay en su gris debut frente a Egipto Upd. at 17:50 Suarez, though, endured a frustrating afternoon. The Barcelona frontman missed the best opening of the first half, hitting the side netting when he should have found the target.  He was then denied by Egypt goalkeeper El Shenawi at the start of the second half as Uruguay failed to take their chances.  Partido disputado en el Ekaterinburg Arena. El Shenawi; Fathi, Gabr, Hegazy, Abdel-Shafy; Elneny, Hamed (Morsy, 50′); Warda (Sobhy, 82′), El Said, Trezeguet; Mohsen (Kahraba, 63′). But there was to be late drama when Gimenez, fresh from signing a new deal with his club this week, headed in Carlos Sanchez’s late, late free kick.  0-1 M 89 Giménez . Muslera; Varela, Giménez, Godin, Cáceres; Nández (Sánchez, 58′), Vecino (Torreira, 88′), Bentancur, De Arrascaeta (Rodríguez, 59′); Suárez, Cavani. Sport EN Egipto EGI Uruguay MATCH FACTS Mundialcenter_img Goles CEST 0-1 Bjorn Kuipers (Paises Bajos). Hegazy. Paris Saint-Germain’s Cavani hit the post late on as it looked like we were set for the tournament’s first goalless draw.  Hector Cuper’s Egypt, meanwhile, looked fairly solid but rarely came close to scoring. They were clearly missing Mohamad Salah, who was an unused substitute after injuring his shoulder in the Champions League final.  It was Jose Maria Gimenez, not Luis Suarez or Edinson Cavani, who saved Uruguay against Egypt as they kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 win.  Árbitro URU Atletico Madrid defender Gimenez rose highest in the 89th minute to expertly head home a free-kick and earn his country all three points.  15/06/2018 Incidencias Uruguay join Russia, who beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 on Thursday, on three points, while Egypt will hope to have Salah back for their next game.last_img read more

ISL 2018-19: Sunil Chhetri’s brace helps Bengaluru FC thrash FC Pune City in their…

first_imgAdvertisement v65quNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs51j03Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eycj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) yueWould you ever consider trying this?😱bhjxCan your students do this? 🌚d42Roller skating! Powered by Firework Bengaluru FC continued their stupendous form in the Hero ISL 2018-19 by picking up three points over FC Pune City at the Balewadi Sports Complex courtesy of a brace from Sunil Chhetri and Miku’s goal at the 64th minute.Advertisement Sunil Chhetri’s two goals in the first half ensured the Men in Blue walked away with three points (credits- ISL website)The match started on a cagey side with the action restricted at the center of the pitch. It was the home side who got the first shot at glory when Marcelinho’s free-kick was punched away by Gurpreet. However, after that, it was all Bengaluru FC as they dominated the possession and troubled the opponents at every instance.Sunil Chhetri could have broken the deadlock at the 40th minute itself when he failed to tap in Udanta’s inch-perfect cross from a hand-shaking distance. The captain, however, did make amends for it a minute later when he beat the offside trap and slotted it past a hapless Vishal Kaith to draw first blood. The #11 showed no signs of complacency as he dribbled past Sarthak Golui to double the lead.Advertisement Bengaluru FC tripled it as the game resumed after halftime when Miku brushed past Sahil Panwar with his built and control to rocket it past the goalkeeper. The Men in Orange did come close to score a consolation with substitute Diego Carlos’ shot at the 65th minute hitting the woodwork and Marcelinho’s long ranger at the 89th minute taking a deflection off Juanan to land safely in the hands of Gurpreet.Sunil could have completed his hat-trick at the dying minutes of the game when he stepped up to take a free kick just outside the penalty box. His shot did manage to be on target, but Vishal dived full stretch and gloved it across to hit the goalpost.Advertisement The referee blew the final whistle seconds later as the Stallions stared at a 3-0 home defeat. With this victory, the Blues find themselves on the top of the table pipping Northeast United FC on goal difference. Advertisementlast_img read more

Cream of crop in public glare

first_imgTHE MPNFL Casey-Cardinia night of nights unveiled the cream of the crop in front of a 200-strong crowd earlier this…[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

Clubs to honour a ’true hero’

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Students join Mass

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