Growling Swan 13/02
PATTAVIA CENTURY GC– 13th Feb. 2017
Glenn Smith Breaks Clear of the Pack!
Blue sky greeted the The Growling Swan starters at Pattavia. All punters were taken by surprise on entering The Plantation, it appeared that a major traffic accident had taken place involving a large truck and several cars. As I turned out they were shooting a movie! The weather was a tad sticky initially, but the reliable breeze helped keep tempers cool for some, as the very slick greens certainly caught out most. One golfer reported to me that the greens were treacherous. It was apparent that this was this golfer’s first trip to Pattavia!
Mike Gosden joined us today having a leisurely cruise around the course, it won’t be long till we have The Coach out swinging a club. Good on you Mike!
We played from the White Tees and although the scores were not fantastic they were all very close. The course was somewhat crowded and that is due to the fact that although it was a government holiday we payed normal prices. It may have slowed us down some but we must commend the golf club for not doing as others do, and that’s trying to milk us at every opportunity!
One Flight only saw Glenn Smith rise above the rest taking out the days event with a healthy score of 34 points two ahead of his nearest opponent Denis Steele, who beat our third place getter Steve Younger by a further 2 points. Quite ironic we had 3 players on 29 and another 3 on 28, as I said scores were close.
1st Glenn Smith (27) 34pts
2nd Denis Steele (12) 32pts
3rd Steve Younger (12) 30pts
4 Glenn Smith
7 Steve Younger
13 Glenn Smith
17 Sal Brizzi
9 Martin Todd
18 Steve Younger
Back at The Swan we welcomed back Gordon Clegg and of course Mike Gosden. With welcomes there are farewells avid golfer Mark The Viper Stapleton is leaving us for a short visit to Aust. Part of his return is to go as an Escort for Jeff Mellon as he is not allowed to travel on his own. But seriously guys travel safe and see you again real soon!
In the photo is today’s winner Glenn Smith with a guest appearing over the top!!!!
D-For snaffled many donations and the players and patrons are thanked for their continued generosity. The donations go to the needy children of Pattaya.
For some serious golf with a dash of fun, the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. Please contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 0861 503086.