The Growling Swan 04/08

Alex takes it from The Count Back King!!!!!!

We had 28 eager golfers waiting to take the long and sometimes boring journey to the popular Greenwood GC. One can hardly wait for the roads to be fixed as it will take approx. 20 min. from the trip! Then we will be queuing up to play and God only knows what the fees will be like then.

If you were not aware of it The AFL Season is heading to the pointed end, discussion on our bus was all about that great game of ours! Those not interested took the opportunity to catch up on some sleep! Cannot understand that.

We arrived early to our tee time, Bernie McCart made comment as to how good the weather was and in no sooner saying that the heavens opened. Yes if you have a property suffering from drought call Bernie in he can make it rain. Fortunately playing in the second group we only had the rain for 2 holes. So we played A & B nines, from the yellow tees. I must say we could have gone back but not knowing how long the rain was to last we had to stick with that decision. It wasn’t long till the sun was out and it became quite balmy. Greens unbelievable were fast on the front 9 and somewhat slow on the back nine.

This is a very good course and at B1350.00 all inclusive, it’s hard not to play their every month.

We played 2 divisions A Grade went down to the wire wit Alex Field taking top honors from Steve Younger via the count back system. (I do believe that this is the 3rd occasion that Steve has lost top spot with the old count back) Third and fourth spots were filled by Peter MacDonald and Mike Gosden. B Grade was taken out by our resident Pop Star Sandy Leiper (Cindy Lauper) from Lorraine Percy. With 3rd spot being decided once again by a count back Tony Cook the honors from John Anderson.

Winners

A Flight

1st  Alex Field (18) 42 pts    Count back

2nd Steve Younger (11) 42 pts

3rd  Peter MacDonald (17) 40 pts

4th  Mike Gosden (18) 39 pts

B Flight

1st  Sandy Leiper (30) 40 pts

2nd  Lorraine Percy (32) 36 pts

3rd Tony Cook (27) 35 pts   Count back

4th  John Anderson (27) 35 pts

NTP’s

A2 Steve Younger

A6 Ebrahim

B2 Sal BrizziHarry the Hoyts Usher.

B5 Alex Field

Longest One Putt:

A9 Peter MacDonald

B9 Lorraine Percy.

Back at the Growling Swan welcomes were handed out to Shane Young, John Coetzee, Allain Taddei, Rocky Lawson, Ernie Picken, Bryce Buckley and Glenn Smith.

We did have 1 farewell a non-golfer but a good friend to us all (specially watching The AFL) Jeff Mellon. Have a safe trip[ and come back soon.

Alex (once again) paraded charity dog ‘D-For’ who gratefully received significant donations from the happy clan and they are thanked for their continued contributions. All ‘D-For’ donations go to assist 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.

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