Growling Swan 12/8
L to R, Peter McDonald, Rocky Lawson, Pla Knox and today’s Winner, Stuart Rifkin.
PSC GOLF REPORT.
GROWLING SWAN GOLF, played out of “Bogey’s Bar & Grill.”
PLEASANT VALLEY G.C., 12th of AUGUST 2019.
Stuart “Casa” Rifkin pulls one out of the bag to play to play his best game in a while. Well done Casa!
Well the golf is picking up but dare I say Pattaya is not, with currencies being the way they are and the way that Farangs are being treated numbers will keep on dwindling. Sorry, unless you are Chinese or Indian (two race of people that do not spend) numbers will keep going down.
Now down to the golf, nineteen golfers elected to use The Mother’s Day holiday to have a hit. Our destination was at Pleasant Valley GC, being a Public Holiday this course was priced just right for us, using PSC Green Fee Vouchers certainly worked in our favor!
Although we chose to use lift clean and place the course was in great nick and had not had the rain that we had had recently in Pattaya. Fairways were mowed and kept very tidy, the rough was why it is called rough. In some spots if you were off the fairway it was a waste of time even looking for your ball. Bunkers were clean & tidy and the greens played true, I was told that on the holes where they had water hazards, “The Water was Deep”. As you would expect. Weather was on our side, we had a few small showers but not enough to fill an egg cup!
We would play the One Flight only with four placings, all novelties were up for grabs! We attacked the course from the blue tees.
It had been sometime in the making but Stuart Casa Rifkin took todays honors, his return of thirty eight points had him on the same points as “Ever Reliable Mac”, Peter McDonald. Casa had a stronger back nine thus giving him the win via our countback system. Obviously Peter took out second place, third on the podium, and as it turned out, just about winning everything was Rocky Lawson. Fourth place went to Pla Knox, well done to all!
A special to the golfer that had a birdie on the Par3 -13th one may say not unusual but he was off the green with one, then defying all odds putted through tough going to sink the putt. Result 2 for 5. Kevin Smith you are a champ. How about that Tiger (Tiger Lawson), he is out of your stable!
WINNERS from PLEASANT VALLEY GC.
1st Stuart Rifkin (20) 38 pts.
2nd Peter McDonald (13) 38 pts.
3rd Rocky Lawson (21) 37 pts.
4th Pla Knox (28) 35 pts.
NEAR THE PIN.
- Rocky Lawson.
8 Brad Todd.
13 Rocky Lawson.
- Maurice Copan.
LONG FIRST PUTT.
- Pla Knox.
18 Aaron Shorten.
In the photo we have from L to R; Peter McDonald, Rocky Lawson, Pla Knox and today’s winner Stuart Rifkin.
Back at Bogey’s we welcomed back Jason Grainger, Aaron Shorten, Wayne Johnson, Gary Jones, Stuart Rifkin, Brad Todd, Greg Jones & Maurice Copan! There were no Farewells.
Today’s draw winner was Rocky Lawson who gets his Green Fees back!
D-For was set free by The Viper and the punters and players at Bogeys Bar and Grill were generous as always with their contributions towards the needy in Pattaya. All are thanked for this.
For serious golfing with a dash of fun, the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions, be it young or old, male or female. 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 086 1503 086.
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