Growling Swan 16/1

Two busloads and a few cars left the Growling Swan in high spirits as the weather looked promising despite constant rain overnight. The challenge of taking on Silky Oak was ahead.

We were all gathered at the white markers everyone was quite as the first group stepped up to challenge the 150 yard water carry to the fairway.

The course was in good condition with the threat of rain in the distance, fortunately the rain stayed away and left us with a good day for golf. It’s a shame the scores did not reflect this.

This course is a delight to play with its generous fairways and water carrying hazards, strategically placed but still offering the golfer plenty of scope to hit the fairways.

Today’s event gave us 2 divisions, A-Flight was 0 to21 and B-Flight 22 plus.

Keith Buchanan took out A Flight with a score that I am sure that he would have thought would not have got him there, Alex  Field came in second three points behind. Bill Steinmann filled third spot.

In B Flight Andy Zwart returned with the score of the day, followed by John Coetzee only 1 point in arrears. Colin Steilow continued in his recent good form to take third place on the podium.

SILKY OAKS WINNERS

A-Flight.

1ST – Keith Buchanan (17) 33 Pts.

2ND – Alex Field (15) 30 Pts.

3RD – Bill Stienmann (10) 29 Pts

B-Flight.

1ST – Andy Zwart (26) 39 Pts.

2ND – John Coetzee (23) 38 Pts

3RD – Colin Stielow (27) 35 Pts

NTP’s

3rd – Martin Kempton

8TH – Jim Carlson

14TH – Bill Steinmann

16TH – Jim Carlson

 LONGEST FIRST PUTT

9TH – John Coetzee

18TH – Bill Steinmann

We welcomed and welcomed back JJ Harney, Jim Carlson, Jamie O’Sullivan, Mick Wilks, Colm Galow, Martin Kempton and Luke Cook.

We bid farewell to John Coetzee and Colin Stielow, we wish you guys safe travels and hope that you are back soon!

It was back to Alex Field to take Deefa “The Charity dog” around the throng for some spare change to boost his collections. This dog has collected much needed funds to help the less than fortunate of Pattaya

The GS is a “friendly” golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, young and old, male or female to have a hit on any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Please contact Peter Grey if you are interested in playing on 0861 503086

In the photo are todays winners : Keith Buchanan and Andy Zwart.

LAWN BOWLS

The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10am for open grass bowling at The Retreat.

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