The Growling Swan 08/08

Plutaluang – 8th August, 2016.

“TONY OLCORN MEMORIAL SHIELD”

BUTCHA Helps CASA, COACH and JOCKEY Take the Shield!

We ventured out to play Plutaluang in memory of Tony Olcorn (Spagoni) who unfortunately passed away on this course 2 years ago.

Forty players turned out to play which in itself as a great recognition of Tony. It needs to be mentioned that 8 guys flew in from Brisbane Australia to take part in this day, and they were; Aaron Shorten, Jason Grainger, Wayne Johnson, Mick Seaton, Butcha Seaton, Allan Upington, Dave Marshall with a special mention to Mick MacGregor who was involved with a lot of the organization. Well done guys! Not to be over shadowed but there were also 33 locals who fronted up to play, I guess Tony will not be forgotten whilst we celebrate this day.

On another note it needs to be mentioned that the Queenslanders visited the Pattaya Orphanage and shelled out some big bucks supplying this organization with food to help cater for the many. D-For would have been proud!

Ten groups of 4 took to the challenge playing from the Yellow Tees we played North and West nines, the Marshall on the day let us have  two starting points this meant that 5 groups went from North and the other 5 groups teed from West course.

The course was in good condition as you would expect from this Navy run Course This scribe considers that the greens have become a lot slicker than in the past, but played reasonably true considering the constant heavy traffic. As per usual, the gnarly crabgrass lies took their toll on most of the field.

Winners:

1st Group 9. Stuart Rifkin, Mike Gosden, Shane Young & Bucha Seaton. (11.3) 53.6 Nett.

2nd Group 6. Sal Brizzi, Wayne Johnson, David Marshall & Mick Seaton. (10.5) 55.5 Nett.

3rd Group 5. Glenn Henriksen, Tony Cook, Rick Spargo & Paul Jackson (11.8) 56.2 Nett.

Then there was Group 7, Group 3, Group10, Group 4, Group1, Group 2 & Group 8.

NTP’s

N3 Sal Brizzi

N6 Stu Brown

W12 Fletch

W17 Ebby

Long Putt:

N9 Group 1

W18 Rob Cross

Longest Drive.

N4 Cassa Rifkin

W14 Stu Brown

Back at ‘The Swan’ all was reflected as to how it went or how it could have gone. Fourty players is a big field and this scribe reckons it all went off without a hitch. “Everything went to plan” as one golfer reported to me. It was a great day with a great crew of golfers, “Tony you would have been proud of us”!

Peter Grey was thanked for the fine spread of food which I have to say was polished off in no time at all.

D-for (our charity collector mutt) was given the day off but some very generous punters found a way to get some cash to him. Thankyou Group 9.

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. For some serious golf with a dash of fun, please contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 0861 503086.

We hope to see you all back here next year!!!!!!!!!!!

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