The Growling Swan 07/07

Peter says Bye, Bye to the field with a great captain’s knock!!

With nineteen anxious and optimistic golfers we departed The Swan somewhat earlier than expected. All were ready for the days challenge to play Crystal Bay.

The weather threatening early and with the deluge last night we were not sure as to what we would get. We played C and B Nines in that order from the yellow tees. The course was in good nick and the weather gods smiled at us and kept the rain away.

Peter Bye took on the challenge of being Group Captain for the day, he played very well taking the game on from the outset. He came home with a very good score of 42 points. Coming in second (only 1 shot behind) were Steve Younger and Paul Sharples both having to go to the countback. Fourth and fifth places also had to be separated by a countback with Mick Johns getting the nod over Mashi Kaneta. Looking at the scores one can only think Golf was the winner on the day!


A Grade

1st Peter Bye (14) 42 pts

2nd Steve Younger (12) 41pts c/b

3rd Paul Sharples (13) 41 pts

4th Mick Johns (15) 39 pts c/b

5th Mashi Kaneta (15) 39 pts


C4 Steve Dury

C7 Steve Dury

B4 Arfer Dunger

B6 Steve Dury

Long Putt:

C9 Mike Gosden

B9 Steve Dury

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

Back at ‘The Swan’, we welcomed back two golfers being Steve Dury and Paul Sharples unfortunately we also bid farewell to Paul Sharples. Only a short visit so travel safe Paul we hope to see you back here real 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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