The Growling Swan 13/07




By James Olsen

IT’s the man of STEELE!

As it Happened.

On an overcast morning with a bit of rain threatening 14 golfers headed out from The Growling Swan to tackle Eastern Star GC. Looking back thru records it has been around 10 months since we had played here. So the challenge was on.

The weather was playing games and as the golfers arrived the heavens opened up which threw some doubt as to wether we could take carts on course as the rain was quite heavy! It turned out ok for us we could take carts on course but we had to play Pick, Clean and Place. As the day got longer the wamer it became, a slight breeze was of some relief later in the day!

The greens were in superb condition, fairways were the best that they have been for a long time, our golfers actually commented on as to well the course was. It’s the best the course has been for years.

We played from the white tees which unfortunately does not agree with all but as we have such a broad range of golfers it is important to keep all happy. We play from the back as often as we play from the front.

Only one division was required and it was Denis Steele that took the honors played well as e always does, returning with 39 points, he was well ahead of all. Second was Martin Kempton with Steve Younger taking 3rd position.

Results for Eastern Star

1st Denis Steele (11) 39 points

2nd Martin Kempton (12) 36 points

3rd Steve Younger (15) 34 points


Near Pins.

3rd Dave Fletcher

6th  D-For

13th Martin Kempton

17th Denis Steele

Long First Putts.

9th Denis Steele 

 18th.Martin Kempton

D-For was let off the chain to collect for the needy in Pattaya, The Growling Swan Golfers are known throughout Pattaya for their generosity and continue to give to help the less fortunate.

Unfortunately the winners chose not to come back so we have Mondays winner and 3rd place today Steve Younger with Sal & Bill.

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.


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