The Growling Swan 15/08

A – Flight, EBRAHIM TERRIFIC with 42 POINTS!!!

B – Flight, BERNIE takes FIRST TITLE!!!

There must be something about golfing at Treasure Hill, because today 3 bus loads and a few cars transported 29 golfers. We left The Growling Swan a few minutes early for the trip up 331.

Yes there is something about Treasure Hill!

A well maintained course in every way, with the quick and true greens, flat tee boxes, and good run on the fairways. At the price of B1000 Covering Green Fee, Cart and Caddie who could complain! Well done Treasure Hill!

The trip took about 50 minutes due to some more roadworks, but really didn’t cause a delay. Quick check-in, and first group were quickly on the Yellow Tee.

A group from another bar in front of our first group moved along very nicely and enabled our group to finish the round in just on 3hrs. 30min.

This course is considered a challenge, and big scores are not the norm. But the ever popular.

Winners Today.


1st Ebrahim, turned in a great performance to blitz the field with a huge 42 points (16) and of course the best score of the day!

2nd His first game back after returning from Australia, Martin Todd had 37pts (12). A score that would usually have won!

A countback was required for 3rd and 4th, with Fred Starbeck getting the nod over the consistent Sal Brizz both on 36pts.


1st saw a first time winner in (still going through the records) Bernie McCart with a steady 34pts (31)

2nd was Patrick Poussier with 33pts (27)

3rd second time running Rob Cross 32pts (28)

4th John Anderson with 30pts (26)  

Near Pins:

Ebrahim (2nd)

Graham Rice (6th)

John Anderson (13th)

Fred Starbeck (17).

Long first Putt:

Tony Cook (9th)

Mashi Kaneta (18th)

A great day out, so back to The Growling Swan for presentations by Peter Grey where welcomes were handed out to Martin Todd ,Rob Pearce, Gordon Clegg, John Mugavin, Lou Sligiletti and Fred Starbeck. We said farewell to Stu Rifkin heading to Aus.

D-For (our charity collector dog) was delighted to receive many donations and the players are thanked for their continued generosity. Growling Swanners are renowned for the generous support they put behind D-For.

The GS is a friendly golf outlet and welcomes golfers of all persuasions. 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 0861 503086.

The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 am for open grass bowling at The Retreat. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht so great value for a day out.



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