Growling Swan 09/01
Emerald GC – 9th Jan 2017.
STUART is the MANN beating The VIPER.
Had been a while since we ventured to the Jewel of the southern Pattaya Emerald Golf Course. With 24 starters it was a good field for a Monday, and although rain threatened not enough H20 fell to fill the proverbial egg cup!
From all reports the course was in very good condition. We played from the White Tees and as per usual the greens were playing true. The decision was made to play with, Pick Clean and place (1 card length only) and on fairways only! Great value for a very good course.
As stated earlier the number of starters allowed us to play 2 divisions, A Flight was 0 to 22 and B Flight gave us 23 plus.
In “A Flight” we saw 3 points separating our 3 place getters, It was Stuart Mann that got the job done correctly, he has been threatening a win with podium finishes over the last few weeks, Well done Stuart. Coming in second only one point behind was “The Viper” Mark Stapleton. With Tony Ryan filling third spot again only one point back.
“B Flight was a completely different story with 3 players achieving the same scores thus putting us in to count back mode. It finished in this order John Coetzee took the contest from Andy Zwart with Andrew Allen finishing third. A great round guys well done indeed!
1st – Stuart Mann (20) 36 pts
2nd – Mark Stapleton (18) 35 pts
3rd – Tony Ryan (21) 34 pts
1st – John Coetzee (23) 36 pts
2nd – Andy Zwart (26) 36 pts
3rd – Andrew Allen (29) 36 pts
5th – Stuart Mann
7th – Dave Maw
13th – Stuart Mann
15th – Peter Zwart
Longest First Putts
9th – Dave Maw
18th – Lorraine Percy
Our Upcoming games are as follows; Thursday we travel to Treasure Hill, the following Monday sees us heading to Silky Oak. The following Thursday has us heading to Crystal Bay with a later than normal Tee Time.
D-For was off the chain to collect for the needy in Pattaya. Golfers and Punters at the Swan should be commended for the way they support D-For and of course the needy in Pattaya.
The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male and female to have a hit at any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Please contact Peter Grey if you are interested on 0861 503086.
The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10am for open grass bowling at The Retreat.