Jones joins green jacket club

first_imgBart Bingham (left) with Bill Copeland.PSC Golf from the Pattaya Links Golf SocietyMonday, March 26, Pleasant Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Chris Barker (12) 38pts 2nd John Kelly (16) 36pts3rd Colin Smith (13) 34ptsB Flight1st Len Jones (27) 39pts2nd Richard Dobson (26) 36pts3rd Bart Bingham (23) 35ptsThe final week of high season began with a trip to Pleasant Valley with the society taking thirty golfers for a field divided into two flights at sixteen and under.The course was in reasonable condition with generally well grassed fairways which were soft and damp in places and greens which were moderately paced but showed signs of recent sanding, leaving them patchy.Playing from the blue tees the top flight saw Colin Smith take third place with 34 points whilst Irish golfer John Kelly had to settle for second with 36 points.  The flight winner was Chris Barker, continuing the form he displayed last week, finishing with 38 points.The second flight saw last week’s hero Bart Bingham take third place with 35 points, only one behind runner-up Richard Dobson on 36 points.  The flight winner was Len Jones and his 39 points rewarded him with his first Green Jacket at the Links.  Twice previously he has been denied by countback but this time his power off the tee and from the fairways more than merited his fine result.Near pins went to Jamie Booterburgh (5), Gerner Lykke (8), Bill Copeland (13) and Richard Dobson (17) whilst consolation awards went to Rod Stevens (best front nine, 19 points) and Tony Browne (best back nine, 20 points).Wednesday, March 28, Silky Oak – Stableford1st Bart Bingham (23) 45pts2nd Niels Peter Kristensen (20) 38pts3rd Colin Smith (13) 37pts4th John Chelo (19) 36pts5th Pat Lavin (11) 36ptsOn Wednesday two dozen golfers visited quirky Silky Oak to play a stableford competition in a single flight.  Fairways at the course are always well grassed but greens have always been a problem with their slower speeds and, at the moment, they are very patchy.In fifth place and losing on count-back was Pat Lavin with 36 points, pipped as he was by John Chelo on the same score.  In third place was the redoubtable Welshman, Colin Smith with an excellent 37 points, one behind runner-up Nils-Peter Kristensen with 38 points.The winner with an astounding 45 points was Bart Bingham.  All the hours of practice are finally paying off for the American golfer.Near pins went to Phil Mitchell (3), Gerner Lykke (6), Nils-Peter Kristensen (8), Bart Bingham (14) and Tip Briney (16) and the consolation awards went to Paul Chesney (best front nine, 21 points) and Phil Davies (best back nine, 20 points).Friday, March 30, Eastern Star – StablefordA Flight1st Marco Beer (15) 36pts2nd Maurice Roberts (13) 35pts3rd Jon Batty (6) 34ptsB Flight1st Mike Tottenham (23) 35pts2nd Martin Patch (17) 34pts3rd Billy Hill (30) 31ptsLen Jones.The society ended its most successful high season ever with a visit to Eastern Star on Friday, with twenty-nine golfers set on enjoying a day’s golf on one of the most challenging courses in the area.Eastern Star did not disappoint as a hot and humid day was spent grappling with hard fairways and quick greens in a strong breeze which brought the ubiquitous OB and water into play.In the second flight Troon’s Billy Hill again enjoyed a good round, finishing in third place with 31 points.  Second place went to Martin Patch with 34 points whilst competition debutant Mike Tottenham won his spurs with a fine round of 35.The top flight contained some quality golfers and Jon Batty, playing off six, set the best gross standard for the day with his score of 34 points giving him third place. The runner-up was Maurice Roberts with a splendid 35 points.  The best points score of the day was recorded by Marco Beer on his return, and he fired 36 points to take the green jacket.Near pins went to Russell Exley, Colin Smith, John Chelo and Mike Tottenham whilst the consolation winners were Jon Dean (best front nine, 17 points) and again Derek Phillips (best back nine, 19 points).last_img read more

Big scores, big winners at PAGS monthly

first_img163 players, including 16 ladies, made the short journey on Wednesday Feb. 22 to the Phoenix Gold golf course, where they played the Lakes & Ocean combination in the latest PAGS monthly event.  Although the weather was warm, there was a steady breeze to keep it from being too oppressive, with the groups progressing at a steady pace.Kevin MackIntosh – Low Gross winner.Play was from the white tee markers, with some being well forward, but still the course was the same challenge for all, although the integrity of the course may have been lessened for handicapping purposes.As with most months, there is usually one or sometimes several outstanding performances for the tournament.  This month special mentions should go to the ladies winner & the runner up, who also won a technical prize each.  Jeeranan Duncan (H/cap 18) scored an equal day’s best of 43 points to lead the way, to go with her Long Putt on 11, while Samorn Tanamsri (18) signed for 40 points to go with the ladies Long Drive prize.Jeeranan Duncan (left) – Ladies winner.If you didn’t score 42points as a minimum in the C flight (handicaps 20+) you were not in the prizes.  John Hughes (20) led the way home after edging Kjell Ahlund (28) on count back to the last 6 holes 15/13, after both signed for 43 points, with John also getting the technical on Lakes #6.  Kevin Johnson (21) hit the minimum 42 points for placings in this flight to get third spot. The B flight, for handicaps 14-19, was tightly contested with all place-getters separated by only 1 point.  Butch Porter (15) was the clear winner on 43 points, while second and third had to be decided on count back.  Manny Deftereos (16) and John Anderson (17) both recorded 42 points with the count back being decided on the last 6 holes, 16/14, Manny getting the better of John to supplement his Long Drive on #9.The A flight (0–13) kept up the tight decisions for the day although the scores were not as high as in the other flights.  Lennart Larsson (13) scored 40 points, with a back 9 of 22, to beat Michel Delatraz (12) for top spot, after Michel recorded 19 on the back 9.  3 players signed for 39 points, before Charles Marquez (11) was declared the third place-getter on count back.  Steve Truelove & Bob Edwards were the unsuccessful participants, but both compensated with a technical prize success.John Hughes – C Flight winner.Low Gross for the day went to Kevin MackIntosh with his 76, on count back over the last 6 holes from Mark Johnson.Special mention goes out to Philippe Chalot, holing his 2nd shot on the par 4 Lakes #8 to win the technical prize, and record a 2 for 6 points on his card.  There were multiple winners in the technical prizes and getting the maximum 2 prizes was Warren Wood.Dave was absent from the BBQ this time, but Darren together with his capable staff, kept all attendees well satisfied with their tasty offerings for the night.The next PAGS tournament is scheduled for March 29, again at Phoenix.last_img read more

TRULY LIVING THE DREAM . . . Barrier breaking, African American Olympians

first_imgOLYMPIC LEGENDS—From left: Bob Beamon, Wyomia Tyus, Franco Harris, John Carlos, Herb Douglas, unknown man, Charles Jenkins, and Andrew Masich.“I was in the air so high and so long I thought I was never going to come down!”  That was the response Olympic legend and historic record holder Bob Beamon offered when I asked him what it felt like in the moment.  That moment being setting the world record in the long jump at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games.  He still holds that record and if it is not broken this year in the 2016 Games, it will reach 50 years in 2018. Simply unbelivable.Robert “Bob” Beamon joined several other Olympic legends this past July 18 at the magnificent Senator John Heinz History Center and Western Pa. Sports Museum.  Also on hand were Harrison Dillard, Dr. John Carlos, Herb Douglas, Wyomia Tyus and Dr. Charles Lamont Jenkins.Officially entitled the Renaissance Period of the African American in Sports, the evening was a showcase, dedication, and tribute to the nine (9) track and field medalists of the 1936 Olympic games.MORE OLYMPIANS—From left: Listening to speaker are Harrison Dillard, John Carlos, Bob Beamon, and Wyomia Tyus.Certainly and obviously we are aware and often times reminded of the legendary greatness that was Jesse Owens, but the documentary that the living legends represented reminds and informs us that there were other Black athletes in the infamous Hitler controlled German Olympics that helped dispel the “White Aryan race dominance” put forth at that time.last_img read more

Decisive week for Madrid and Barcelona ahead of Clasico

first_img 08/11/2015 at 14:12 Barcelona take on Villarreal on Sunday having come off a run of three clean sheets in a row, for the first time this season (Villanovense, Getafe, BATE Borisov).  With Leo Messi out, Neymar and Luis Suarez have taken responsibility for scoring, with 13 of those 15 goals from these two. Rakitic scored the other two, away at BATE.  CET Barcelona beat Rayo, Eibar and Getafe in la Liga, plus BATE Borisov two times in the Champions League. with 15 goals for and just three against.  Sunday is the final test for both sides, Barcelona v Villarreal, Sevilla v Real Madrid, before they play their next club game, against each other, at the Santiago Bernabeu. Defeat would upset both sides and be a negative influence on their morale and preparation for the Clasico.center_img In the same period Madrid have achieved four wins and a draw, although their level of play offers a lot more doubts than Barcelona’s. For example, their win over PSG at the Bernabeu, where the visitors deserved a lot more.  The visit of Villarreal is the last obstacle for Barcelona to face before the international break – and the forthcoming Clasico on November 21. Luis Enrique’s team  have been playing well in the last month – winning their games in La Liga and the Champions League, with the only spot their draw with Villanovense in the Copa del Rey.  Los Blancos have beaten Levante, Celta and Las Palmas in La Liga, PSG once in the Champions League, plus drawing with the French side in Paris. They have been lucky, capitalising on the defensive errors of their rivals in La Liga.  Francesc J Gimenolast_img read more

Diego Simeone demanding Costa to ensure Atletico Madrid stay

first_img Simeone revealed after the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid on Saturday that he was considering his future at Atleti. Now the Daily Star say he is using doubts over his position at the club to try and push through a move for Costa. Simeone is contracted to the La Liga club until 2020.  31/05/2016 Upd. at 14:07 The scales could tip in Atleti’s favour if Chelsea, as has been rumoured, make a move to bring Romelu Lukaku back, who they sold to Everton in 2014. Sport EN Atletico Madrid’s interest in Diego Costa is a long-standing affair. For several months now people at the club have not hidden their intention to negotiate with Chelsea in an attempt to reach an agreement to facilitate the striker’s return to the Vicente Calderon. center_img CEST But according to the English press, the arrival of Costa has now become one of manager Diego Simeone’s demands in order to continue.  However, Simeone believes that Costa, 27, is interested in returning to his old club, where he knows he would compete for titles while playing an important role in the team. Chelsea, meanwhile, have not wanted to negotiate the Spain international’s departure, who they signed from Atletico in 2014 for 42 million euros. They insist he is happy at Stamford Bridge, that he wants to continue at the club and fight for his place under Antonio Conte. last_img read more

Luis Enrique prohibits the use of phones at Spain meals

first_img 04/09/2018 Upd. on 05/09/2018 at 09:12 CEST Ramón Fuentes Monday was an intense day for Luis Enrique. At midday, he has his first meeting with his Spain squad, both the veterans and the newbies, and then later he held his first open training session since taking over as the national team’s coach.  IN SPORT.ES The coach is already beginning to implement rules. For example, mobile phones are banned from the room where the players convene for breakfast, lunch and dinner at their Madrid base.  RELATED STORIEScenter_img Luis Enrique wants to prepare for the games against England and Croatia with maximum discretion. The plan is for morning training sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before flying to London on Friday, where there will be a session open to the media before Saturday’s game against World Cup semi-finalists England.  Those that do have their phones on them must leave them by the door. Luis Enrique and his team are the first to leave their phones behind. It’s a way to encourage dialogue, allowing the players to exchange opinions and relax a little more.  Luis Enrique prohíbe el uso del móvil en las comidas As already revealed on SPORT, and confirmed by the RFEF later, it will be the only session which is open to the public.  Luis Enrique now ruling in Spain with first training sessionlast_img read more

Espanyol defender Mario Hermoso reaches agreement with Atletico

first_img His release clause is 40 million euros but the fact he could leave for free next summer means Espanyol will be forced to negotiate. Atletico will offer 20 million. PSG will match Atletico’s offer but the centre-back wants to move to Madrid.  Girona defender Bernardo Espinosa is the likely replacement for Hermoso. Girona were relegated and the Colombian is keen to remain in La Liga and has offered himself around.  Hermoso has one year on his deal at the club but has reached ann agreement to move to Atletico Madrid on a five-year deal worth arround three million annually.  Rubi’s move to Real Betis may not be Espanyol’s only loss in the coming days. As well as their coach, they look set to lose star defender Mario Hermoso.  Half of whatever Espanyol will receive will go to Real Madrid, who still own 50 percent of the player’s economic rights.  SPORT.ES IN SPORT.ES Upd. on 30/05/2019 at 00:03 CEST 29/05/2019 Mario Hermoso, acuerdo con el Atlético Mario Hermoso quiere vestir de rojiblanco | DAVID RAMÍREZlast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: These 2 teams have been represented at EACH WC Finals…

first_imgAdvertisement 8qrngNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8w2l3dWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9tt( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2ugf1Would you ever consider trying this?😱bephCan your students do this? 🌚pm66Roller skating! Powered by Firework Serie A powerhouse Inter Milan and Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich will have the most happiest neutral perspective fans watching the World Cup Finals even though Italy and Germany do not feature in it. Both the sides of the 2010 Champions League final have had at least one player represent their team in the World Cup finals since 1982. Advertisement Here is the full list since 1982 :1982 – Italy 3-1 West Germany: Gabriele Oriali, Giuseppe Bergomi (Inter Milan), Wolfgang Dremmler, Karl-Heinze Rummenigge, Paul Breitner (Bayern Munich)Advertisement 1986 – Argentina 3-2 West Germany: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Inter Milan), Norbert Eder, Dieter Hoeness, Lothar Matthaus (Bayern Munich)1990 – West Germany 1-0 Argentina: Andreas Brehme, Jurgen Klinsmann, Lothar Matthaus (Inter Milan), Stefan Reuter, Jurgen Kohler, Klaus Augenthaler (Bayern Munich)Advertisement 1994 – Brazil 0-0 Italy (Brazil won 3-2 on pens): Nicola Berti (Inter Milan), Jorginho (Bayern Munich)1998 – Brazil 0-3 France: Youri Djorkaeff, Ronaldo (Inter Milan), Bixente Lizarazu (Bayern Munich)2002 – Germany 0-2 Brazil: Ronaldo (Inter Milan), Jens Jeremies, Thomas Linke, Oliver Khan (Bayern Munich)2006 – Italy 1-1 France (Italy won 5-3 on pens): Marco Materazzi, Fabio Grosso (Inter Milan), Willy Sagnol (Bayern Munich)2010 – Netherlands 0-1 Spain: Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan), Mark van Bommel, Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)2014 – Germany 1-0 Argentina: Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan), Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Jerome Boateng, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich)2018 – Corentin Tollisso (Bayern Munich) Perisic and Brozovic (Inter Milan)Read also :Football : Griezmann gives a fitting reply to Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois.2018 FIFA World Cup Russia shifts into the next gear as the tournament progresses through the knockout stages. Over 192 million viewers tuning in to Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) to catch the action Advertisementlast_img read more

Football: Chelsea players believe teammate Hazard will be on his way to Real Madrid

first_imgAdvertisement 6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs0j4iyWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Emx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) uxWould you ever consider trying this?😱2keCan your students do this? 🌚2isfhRoller skating! Powered by Firework After being on La Liga giants Real Madrid’s radar for years and years before, and dropping various hints all summer this year, Chelsea star Eden Hazard might very well be on his way out of Stamford Bridge to the Spanish capital. This is the firm belief of his fellow teammates at Chelsea.Advertisement After a magnificent start to the Premier League this season under brand new manager Maurizio Sarri, the Blues seem to have lost momentum since the last 6 or so Premier League games, having won 3 and lost 3 of those. Transfer pundit Ian McGarry believes their recent drop in form is due to certain unrest in the Blues’ locker room caused by Hazard’s Real Madrid links. McGarry believes the deal between the Belgian international and the Los Blancos has definitely come through and the overall fear of losing a reliable goal scorer is ramping up their problems.Hazard has scored only a couple of goals in his last 11 outings, although has a tally of 10 in the Prem. While there have been no talks of contract extension either by Hazard or his agent with the club, despite Chelsea’s desperate attempts to retain their star player by offering a reported £300,000 a week wage, and with the option of moving to Spain at his disposal, Hazard’s cool appears to be explained.Advertisement Neither Real Madrid nor Chelsea, in recent times, appear to have the appropriate players who could score some 20 odd goals this season if they wish to stand a chance of a decent top 4 finish and the prospect in question might be the answer to their problems.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Indonesia Masters 2019: Saina Nehwal clinchs her maiden BWF title in two years after…

first_imgAdvertisement 9zepnNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5vfeWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2253x( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) n08ynWould you ever consider trying this?😱6fCan your students do this? 🌚79Roller skating! Powered by Firework Saina Nehwal clinched the 2019 Indonesia Masters title after her opponent, Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin, retired hurt herself. The Spaniard was leading 10-4 in the first set before aggravating her right thigh injury which she sustained earlier.Advertisement Saina Nehwal won her last BWF Title in 2017 Malaysian Grand PrixThis was Saina’s maiden BWF title in the last two years, with the last one being the 2017 Malaysian Open Grand Prix title. On her path to glory, the World No.9 beat Indonesia’s Dinar Dyah Ayustine in the first round 7-21, 21-16, 21-11 before getting the better of Indonesia’ Fitriani 21-17, 21-15 in straight sets.In the ensuing quarterfinal clash with Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwang, she got the upper hand 21-7, 21-18 before eking out China’s He Bingjao’s challenge in the semi-finals 18-21, 21-12, 21-18.Advertisement Carolina Marin, who had earlier knocked out, PV Sindhu 21-11, 21-12 in straight sets in the quarter-finals, was having a good spell of play in the finals. However, she didn’t want to aggravate her thigh injury further and decided to grant Saina the victory.Next up for Saina Nehwal will be the 2019 Spain Masters, which will begin from 19 February. The Sportsindiashow team wishes the Olympic Bronze medalist best of luck for her future endeavors.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more