Growling Swan 15/8

L to R: Jayson Schembri, Paula Kinnane, Andrew Allen, Aaron Shorten, Stu (casa) Rifkin.



GROWLING SWAN GOLF, played out of “Bogey’s Bar & Grill.”

“SPAGONI’S DAY” “4 Ball Better Ball”.

PLUTALUANG G.C. 15th of AUGUST, 2019.

PRH Grey.



To start this report I would like to thank the people that took time to Travel from Aust. To be here for this game;

Paula & David Kinnane (Tony’s Daughter), Tony Campbell, Aaron Shorten, Wayne Johnston, Mike MacGregor, Jennifer & Mick Seaton, Jason Grainger, Mike Maceknie and Monty Richardson who did not travel that far but joined us on the day!

Well there is a lot that I can say but I guess the thing that pleases me the most was the turn out today to celebrate the Life of Tony Olcorn!

This is an annual event and looking at the numbers it will continue on, support for this day has been excellent from both Australia, and of course, Thailand.

We had 28 golfers sign up for today’s competition!

How nice it is, on waking this morning there was not a cloud in the sky, given the recent rains we have been experiencing it was a relief that today’s event will not be rain interrupted. The course was priced well as it always is, the course was in good condition, fairways were clean and mowed, bunkers were not in too bad a shape and the greens were a little on the slow side. So the only thing that can go against us is ability.

This course like most courses in the region is suffering from the lack of rain. It was a surprise to us all that “The Lighthouse Hole”, well you could actually walk from the tee box to the green, unbelievable!



As today’s event was a 4 Ball better Ball, we were able to field seven groups of 4 26 men and 2 women which was good to see. We went from the front tees (women from the red tees) All rules were explained and we were all set for a good day.

The Groups were as Follows;

Group 1 Peter McDonald Capt, Wan Mukmal, Ron Gillett and Tony Campbell.

Group 2 Paul Hack Capt, Denis Steele, Kevin Smith and Wayne Johnston.

Group 3 Jayson Schembri Capt., Stu Rifkin, Aaron Shorten and Andrew Allen.

Group 4 Steve Younger Capt, Rocky Lawson, Bernie McCart, and Monty Richardson.

Group 5 Nat Rukkid Capt, David Kinnane, Jason Grainger and Dick Braimbridge.

Group 6 Martin Kempton Capt, Brad Todd, Shane Young and Peter Grey.

Group 7 Mark Stapleton Capt, Greg Proctor, Rob Cross and Paul Jackson.


Well the handicappers got it right, as you will see by the scores there was not a great deal in it.


Today’s Placings from Plutaluang.


1st Group 3. (60.25) Net.

2nd Group 2. (60.32) Net.

3rd Group 6. (60.69) Net.

4th Group 7. (61.26) Net.

5th Group 5. (61.31) Net.

6th Group 1. (61.42) Net.

7th Group 4. (65.40) Net.



  1. Group 2.
  2. Group 4.
  3. Group 7.
  4. Group 7.




  1. Group 6.

18 Group 1.


In the photo we have “The Winning Group” along with Tony’s daughter! From L to R Jayson Schembri © Paula Kinnane, Andrew Allen, Aaron Shorten and Stu (Casa) Rifkin)

Back at Bogey’s Bar & Grill we all got ready for the presentation, where Mick MacGregor along with Paula Kinnane presented the winners with their prizes. Again Mick thanks for all the prizes that you and Jason organized! We then settled into a fantastic meal of Beef Stew prepared by Mott and of course put on by Monty and those at Bogey’s bar. Unfortunately all those that were welcomed were leaving us except for Aaron Shorten and of course Monty Richardson. To all those traveling we wish you all safe travels and hope that it’s not too long till you visit us again!  Safe travels!

D-For was set free by Alex 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.

All in all it was a great day and I am sure if you be a winner or a loser the day was A Winner! I thank you all.

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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