Growling Swan 08/12

Takeshi and Bernie Slashing Victories !!

On a fine and “cooler morning”, 23 golfers set off in cars and buses to the Crystal Bay Golf Club in high spirits.

For most those spirts lifted when “Captain” for the day, Mark Stapleton put the start sheet under the shorter Yellow Tees. We then expected some good scores, but weren’t ready for what would unfold.

There was drama in the locker rooms before the start as Fred Dineley had left home minus just about everything he needed. A quick whip around managed to get him rigged out. (a singlet was not chic on a golf course).

Crystal Bay is not usually gushed over in the reports as it is not as picturesque as a lot of others, but this day the fairways were well grassed and mown, greens on “C” nine looked  a little shabby but played truly and the “B” nine greens are still faster than “C”. Bunkers are a little wet and compacted. Not for the purist (but helped me get out easier!!)

Now to Takeshi and Bernie…  Two flights today and these two sizzled. Takeshi ( hdcp 15) on comeback after injury and Bernie (hdcp 32) after a layoff from golf showed that being freshened up can do the world of good for your game..Sometimes.


“A” Flight (0-21)         

1st Takeshi Hakozaki (15) 44 pts

2nd Bill Steinmann (11) 40 pts   ( on Countback over)

3rd Don Richardson (14) 40 pts

“B” Flight (22 plus)

1st Bernie McCart (32) 42 pts

2nd John Coetzee (23) 36 pts

3rd Frank Riley (22) 35 pts

Nearest to Pin        

Steve Younger (C3)

John Coetzee (C7)

Keith Buchanan (B4)

Mashi Kaneta (B6)

Long First Putt 

Fred Dineley (C9)

John Coetzee (B9)

In the Photo are todays winners; Takeshi Hakozaki and Bernie McCart.

Back at The Growling Swan, Mine Host Peter Grey Welcomed Ross Nicholson and welcomed back Takeshi.  Farewells to Mark Stapleton (for a short stint) and Fred (hope I pack everything) Dineley. Safe travels guys, see you soon.

For a friendly game of Golf with a relaxed atmosphere The Growling Swan is a friendly golf outlet that caters for and encourages all golfers, Male or female, the young and the old. We play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many great clubs in and around Pattaya. If you are interested you can call Peter Grey on 08161503086, or call into the bar.

LAWN BOWLERS>> Bus departs The Growling Swan on Sunday mornings at 10am for Bowling at The Retreat! Return bus fare and a good game of bowls is priced reasonably, Discount available for PSC Members.

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