The Growling Swan 05/09

Boris and Cindy steal the show.

Twenty Seven golfers turned out to take on the challenge of Crystal Bay. The time, Thursday, the venue Crystal Bay, the challenge is to beat all in front and behind. Was that achieved? Well some did and others did not!

Playing from the Yellow tees and playing Courses C & B (in that order) it was game on. Martin Todd mentioned to me that something needed to be said about the course, “It was in top condition Greens played true and the fairways were also in top nick. You will see by the scores it was a course that was a pleasure to Play” Crystal Bay you can take you hat off and enjoy the accolades!

The weather was quite warm with a slight breeze, which added some comfort to the day. We ran 2 flights for the day and had all novelty prizes in play.

A Flight saw Fred Cuypers (Boris) show a clean pair of heels to the rest of his group 42 points showed him as the standout winner on the day. Second Tom McMahon in his farewell game for this trip, and evergreen Martin Todd taking out 3rd spot.

B Flight was won (with another great score) by Sandy Leiper, 41 points saw him take the prize from first time on the podium Glenn Smith. I am sure with a score like that Glenn we will be seeing your name up here often. Third place (by countback) went to Shane Young. chockies   was great to see Allain Taddai back playing golf after his extended layoff. Welcome back Papa!

On a special note in B Flight 2nd and 3rd had 39 points, then we had 5 golfers with 38 points!


A Grade (0 – 17hcp)

1st Fred Cuypers (17) 42pts

2nd Tom McMahon (10) 39pts

3rd Martin Todd (11) 39 pts


B Grade (18 +)

1st Sandy Leiper (30) 41pts

2nd Glenn Smith (28) 39pts c/b

3rd Shane Young (27) 39pts


C4 Sandy Leiper

C7 Graeme Rice

B4 Alex Field

B6 Mike Gosden


Long Putt:

C9 Sandy Leiper

B9 Mike Gosden


D-For (our charity collector dog) was delighted to receive many donations and the players are thanked for their continued generosity.

Back at ‘The Swan’, we welcomed Bill Steinmann, Dick Brainbridge, Wann Makmul, Nat Rukkid and Phil Taylor. We said good bye to Tom McMahon heading back to work, travel safe mate see you soon. Mine host Peter Grey was thanked for putting on the fine spread.

The GS is a friendly golf outlet and 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.


The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 am for open grass bowling at The Retreat. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht so great value for a day out.

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