Sproxton stars at St. Andrews

first_imgPSC golf from The Golf Club Sports BarMonday, March 28, St. Andrews – StablefordA Flight1st Brad Sproxton 39pts 2nd John Emmerson 37pts3rd Mark Wood 36ptsB Flight1st John Walsh 36pts2nd Suzi Lawton 32pts3rd Dr. John Exall 32ptsNear Pins:  No5 John Walsh; No10 John Pierrel Thirty-two players out today at St. Andrews enjoyed some cooler conditions from those of late.  ‘Kaptain Klipboard’ Brad Sproxton took the A flight frame with 39 points (10 tins).  John Emmerson was second on 37 having two too many 3-putts.  Mark Wood, coming into form, scored a level 36 points and the flying Scotsman Duncan Kerr was nipped on the count-back for third.B Flight was taken by ‘The Gentleman’ John Walsh (aka Roger Roddeirck Redford ) with a fine 36 points.   Suzi Lawton got in the frame with 32 points for second, narrowly edging The Doc John Exall.Wednesday, March 30, Greenwood – Stableford1st Brad Gearie 38pts2nd Gabriel Enright 34pts3rd Brett Chan 33pts4th Gordon Kerr 33ptsA long time supporter finally broke their duck and scored a masterful 38 points this day at Greenwood.  Never in trouble, Brad Gearie played to the proper side of the pins and putted very well.  Gabriel Enright had 2 blobs and finished with 34 points for second while Brett “Yes I Can” Chan finished third with 33, edging out Gordon Kerr on the count-back.  Greenwood continues to be a value for money destination.Friday, April 1, Mt. Shadow – Stableford1st Gareth Gill 38pts2nd Martin Zimmerman 37pts3rd Mark Wood 35pts4th Cathal Donoghue 34pts5th John Bahng 32ptsGareth Gill returned a great 38 points for top spot today, handling the tricky greens like a seasoned vet.  Martin Zimmerman got in the frame finally with a well played 37 and Mark Wood continued his presence in the winner’s circle, this week with 35 points for third.  Cathal Donoghue finished on 34 points and ‘Long’ John Bahng took fifth with 32.  The greens claimed victory over the rest of the cats.Note:  The Golf Club is located on Soi LK Metro, off Soi Buakhao and Soi Diana junction.  We can be reached on 085 434 3377 or pattaya4golf@gmail.com and our new website is www.golfclubpattaya.com.last_img read more

King conquers Royal Lakeside

first_imgPSC Golf from the Tropical Golf GroupTuesday, March 9, Royal Lakeside – StablefordWe have played some really tough courses over the last few weeks and thinking outside the box we thought why not play at a course that we have not played for a long time, that is in most respects forgiving.  So on this morning we went off to play Royal Lakeside.It only took us a about an hour to get there and the booking in was fine.  Soon all were outside practicing on the putting green however the starters said we could go early so off we went with a strong breeze behind us.George King (centre) with 2 of BJ Lodge’s helpers. This is not a difficult course and is well defined, and on this day it was in very good condition.  Maybe the fairways were a bit sparse in areas, but the course seemed to have been lightly used and it was very playable.  Many of the golfers said how pleasant it was to hit balls off grass on the fairway.The greens were also quite good and were in fact quite tricky.  The biggest problem on the day was the strong wind which seemed to play havoc with the ball.We were soon around stopped at the rest stop on the last green and partook of a cool drink or too on the basis that it would be cheaper than the restaurant in the clubhouse – and how right we were!With this being a relatively ‘easy’ course we expected the scores to be good, but they were even better than we had thought and if you did not get 38 points you were nowhere, and one player had his best round for 20 years, happy days.  We also found we had two birthday boys playing today, Mashi and Paul Weatherly and that must be against the odds.Richard Kubicki (left) with third placed Carole Kubicki and runner-up Tom Herrington.In the A Flight, 0 to 19, the winner was Walter Baechli with 41 points ahead of Paul Weatherly with 40 in second and a count back on 38 points saw Tom Herrington take third and Andre Van Dyk fourth.In the B Flight the winner with a superb round, and his best for years, was George King with a startling 48 points.  We then had a three-way count back on 39 points that saw Gordon Clegg in second, Dave Cooper in third and Daryl Evans fourth.Near Pins: Andre Van Dyk, Tom Herrington, Derek Brook, Dave CooperLong Putts: Tom Herrington, John AndersonFriday, March 11, Eastern Star – StablefordThis Friday the Tropical golfers made a rare trip to Eastern Star where some players had gone years between visits, but eighteen golfers met at BJ’s Holiday Lodge for nourishment and transport and tee time assignments for the day.  The weather was warm but not intolerable, and once at the course we found a steady breeze blowing.Eastern Star is in fair to good condition.  The greens were very good and many fairways also.  It was nice to see many of the bare patches marked as free drop areas, some seemingly the same areas marked that way for many years, but the markings are still visible.Eastern Star is a decent value now, and when we arrived there was a special for those who wanted to use carts.   Most of all, Eastern Star is a deceptively difficult layout that quickly snares golf balls for any shots that do not fly as intended.  Bring your A-game here or a good supply of balls.  Only one golfer made handicap.With only one flight, Richard Kubicki (H/’cap 12) shot an excellent round on a hard course to reach 36 stableford points.  Good going Richard!  Tom Herrington (14) edged in with 35 points, and then the better half of the Kubrick’s, Carole (20), came in third with 34 points on count-back over steady Mashi Kaneta (16).  Colorful Walter Baechli (16) took the next place over Mike O’Brien (22) with 31points, with poor Buckers missing out on count-back.Near Pins: Doug Maiko, Mike O’Brien, Richard Kubicki.last_img read more

Overtime 6-10-15

first_imgBILL NEAL:10—Of course I am starting with the Golden State win over the Cavs. I don’t like the Cavs. I don’t like LeBron. I don’t like spinach. I don’t like Dr. Pepper…yada…yada…yada! Which really means I don’t have a good reason for any of it. I just don’t. Anyway, G.S. takes game one in overtime 108-102 and I am happy about it. Love is not playing due to injury and Kyree Erving is only about 70 percent. Be careful Golden State…be very careful.:09—Here’s the rest of the truth. “LeBron James” aka “LBJ” aka “King James” is a bad mother – – – “watch your mouth” “well, I am talking about Shaft!” . . .We can dig it. (44 points and scoring at will…but not the one they needed!!!)last_img read more

Hometown Hall of Famer program honors Greene

first_imgJOE GREENE THENCANTON, OHIO—The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Ford Motor Company paid tribute to Gold Jacket Joe Greene at his high school alma mater as part of the Hometown Hall of Famer™ program.An audience of 1,200 people packed the auditorium at Temple (Texas) High School for the event. The crowd included students, teachers, the marching band, cheerleaders, and the Wildcat football team. In addition, Greene was joined by his mother, sister and daughter.Hometown Hall of Famer™ is a national program that honors the hometown roots of the greatest heroes of the game with special ceremonies and plaque dedication events in local communities.“The plaque is for Temple and that is so wonderful,” commented Greene who was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.last_img read more

City League Middle School Championships

first_imgBOYS CITY LEAGUE MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAMPIONS —U-Prep boys celebrate their City League middle school championship after  defeating Pittsburgh Classical Academy. (Photos by William McBride) RUNNING THE TEAM—Avyonne Jordan, Sterrett’s quick guard moves the ball upcourt, Jordan scored 8 points in the loss BOYS TOP SCORER—Sayon Bennett (3) of U Prep drives on Leon McCoy of Pittsburgh Classical Academy , Bennett scored 21 points and hit the winning 3 pointer with 2 seconds left to lead U Prep to a 31-29 win in the City League Middle School championship game.Sayon Bennett (3) of U Prep scored 21 points and hit the winning 3 pointer with 2 seconds left to lead U Prep to a 31-29 win in the City League Middle School championship game.GIRLS CITY LEAGUE MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAMPIONS—The Obama girls celebrate after winning the City League Middle School basketball championship with a 41-14 win over Sterrett. Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier GIRLS LEADING SCORER—Alysa Sledge of Obama scored 13 points to lead the Eagles to a 41-14 win over Sterrett in City League Middle School championship game.center_img ON THE RUN—Brionna Diggs of Sterrett dribbles past Alysa Sledge of Obama in the City League Middle School championship game. CHEERLEADERS—The Obama cheerleaders cheered the Eagles on to victory in the City League middle school championship game. DRIVING PAST—Maya Roberts (21) of Obama drives on Brionna Diggs of Sterrett in the City League Middle School championship game.last_img read more

PSG and Manchester United reach a deal for Angel Di Maria

first_img CEST Bayern Munich were also interested in the former Real Madrid man, who signed for Manchester United last season for 75 million euros. But the offer from Pep Guardiola’s side did not match the English club’s valuation. 26/07/2015 Upd. at 11:31 “I don’t have official news, I hope that they will give me some. PSG are looking for an offensive player. Will it be Di Maria? I hope so,” explained Blanc, with PSG and Man United set to play a friendly next week during their pre-season tours. “Yesterday an agreement was reached between the clubs regarding the Argentine central midfield, 27, for an amount less than 65 million euros as announced by Canal de la Manca. It will be 63 million euros plus variables,” they explained. Di Maria, according to L’Equipe, is likely to sign a contract with PSG until 2019 or 2020 and will be their third signing of the season, behind Stambouli from Marseille and Kevin Trapp from Eintracht Frankfurt. “He has a big chance to meet with his new teammates in New Jersey in the coming days, or even the coming hours,” added the newspaper, who believe his contract will be for between four or five years for 8 million euros net. Di Maria, who will be the third Argentine in PSG’s squad together with Ezequiel Lavezzi and Javier Pastore, will be able to complete a medical in the US, as central midfielder Benjamin Stambouli did last week. EFE On their digital version, the newspaper shared statements made by PSG coach Laurent Blanc, who revealed that “the end is close” in terms of signing the former Real Madrid, Benfica and Rosario man. In order to make the signing official, which has been discussed in the media for months, only “certain details” are missing before the player signs. Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have reached an agreement regarding the signing of Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria, for 63 million euros plus variables, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.last_img read more

Real Madrid make an advance for Paul Pogba

first_img CEST The following problem will be negotiations with Mino Raiola. If the agent is open to negotiating for a move for Pogba, they will try to use an intermediary to avoid him, although they could accept negotiating directly with him. If so, he will ask if there is a penalty in favour of Barça in the case of no signing being made. Florentino fears that meetings that Raiola has had with some of the candidates for the Barça presidency may have resulted in some kind of financial promise. He wants to avoid paying third parties in order to avoid another Neymar situation. Florentino wants a clear path to negotiate with Juventus without interventions. ‘Soy Madridista’ it was said last Monday, that Madrid had restarted their attempts to bring in Pogba – Sport put forward on the 26th of June: ‘Madrid enter the race for Pogba’ – but in order to get him they face a series of problems. The first is to resolve an agreement that the player has with business Oualid Tranazefti, who have his image rights. Madrid could have to pay 15 million euros in order to free the player from said promise, an amount which must be paid on top of their agreeement with Juventus. Florentino will choose that Madrid will keep 50% of these rights in order to take advantage of investment, like with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. Upd. at 20:07 Alejandro Alcazar Madrid have sped up dialogue with Juventus and his representative in recent days, in order to learn of the possibility of success for the potential 80-million-euro deal. The player has maintained contact with Zidane and has spoken on different occasions with Varane and Benzema, who have invited him to join them.center_img The target is to lower this amount, with the club putting together a strategy in order to speed up negotiations with the business to reach an agreement with the Italian club. The intention is to use the buy-back clause that they have for Morata, if Juve pay the fee that Tranazefti are asking for. Florentino wants to make the most of the interest of the Turin club in the former Madrid youth product, with the club holding a buy-back clause for next summer of 35 million euros. Rafa Benitez, would give the green light to the signing in order to reinforce the centre of midfield, as it doesn’t currently offer him the guaranteed results that he wants. It would be a luxury signing for a leaky midfield line. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is preparing his marquee signing for the summer, Paul Pogba. “Do what you have to in order to sign him!”, he told his excutives, including Zidane, according to El Pais. “If in order to sign him we need to have the agent here in the director’s box, with flip flops and Bermuda shorts, it doesn’t matter. Do what you want, but bring in the player!”, explained Florentino, referring to the player’s agent Mino Raiola, with whom he broke off relations a while ago. What appears clear is that the Los Blancos president has decided to sign Juventus’ French central midfielder, although they must comply with a lot of conditions. 07/08/2015last_img read more

PSG want Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo next summer

first_img JA Sanchez CEST In addition, Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has a good relationship with Al-Khelaifi. PSG’s interest in Lionel Messi is long, but the Argentine forward is extremely unlikely to move to France. Nasser Al-Khelaifi is still dreaming of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. And as they are saying in France, several media outlets believe the PSG chief will try to sign the two cracks next summer. 17/08/2015 “Ibrahimovich has to be replaced on the pitch,” says Le Parisien journalist Severac Dominique. Upd. at 17:43 “I’m not inventing anything if I say PSG will again try to sign Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo next season, with Neymar and Aguero as plan B.last_img read more

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone hails Sevilla and Unai Emery

first_img Sport EN 29/08/2015 CEST Asked about his time at the Andalusian club, Simeone replied: “I have great memories, I had my start in Spanish football here, they treated me well and I spent good years here as a player.  “I only have positive memories of the city and the club. The rivalry between the clubs is an important one, they’re a strong team, similar to us, almost a mirror image in a lot of ways to Atletico and they have a coach who’s managed to reinvent the team. center_img Upd. at 17:44 Diego Simeone hailed Sevilla ahead of his return to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan with Atletico Madrid. “He’s built a competitive side, a very strong opponent.”last_img read more

Barcelona looking to equal their season-best win streak

first_imgReigning league and cup champions Barcelona are trying to put their foot on the accelerator. They have a motivated MSN and three consecutive wins, against Athletic, Las Palmas and Real Sociedad. In 14-15 it was in January too, from the 8th to February 15, when their run bit the dust with a 1-0 defeat by Malaga. IN 2015-16 they did 10 in a row as part of a 39 game unbeaten run, which set a new Spanish record – now overtaken by Real Madrid.  22/01/2017 @flytoapia Upd. on 16/03/2017 at 16:33 CETcenter_img David Salinas Victory in Ipurua would also give Lucho his 50th away victory in all competitions in 75 games. The 74 away games he has played to this point with the Catalans are split into 49 victories, 13 draws and 12 defeats. 165 goals for, 63 against. Luis Enrique’s side are looking for another victory, which would match their best run of results this season. What they need to do is go on a run similar to those in 2014-15 and 2015-16, when they went 11 and 10 games in a winning streak. last_img read more