The Growling Swan 16/05

SAL MAKES THE HATRICK!

What a player, what a star!….In the wake of another top Australian golfer winning (yet again) on the PGA Tour over the weekend with Jason Day winning the Players Championship, one of The Growling Swan’s lowest handicappers (Sal Brizzi) made it three wins in three outings today, by taking out pole position at the tricky Treasure Hill course, and the first to have done so since this outlets inception several years ago. He even birdied the tough 16th “Crocodile hole”!

It takes a special type of person to be able to play well constantly and Sal is fortunate to have the physical and mental aptitude to stay focused at all times.

Apart from possessing the abilities to play fine golf, he also nurtures a generous and giving nature which he demonstrated by “Ringing the Bell” back at The Swan’s presentations, not only for the golfers who played today, but for non golfers and staff too. Many thanks Sal and well played mate!

Any other news of the day pales to insignificance and would detract from the accolades that Sal deserves in this instance…..Accordingly we now move on to the lesser, but never the less mentionable, results of today’s outing.

TREASURE HILL WINNERS

1st – SAL BRIZZI (5) 36 POINTS

2ND – MIKE (COACH) GOSDEN (17) 34 POINTS

3RD – STU (CASSA) RIFKIN (15) 32 POINTS (C/B)

4TH – IAN PARRY (11) 32 POINTS (C/B)

NTP’S

2ND – IAN PARRY

6TH – GRAHAM RICE

13TH – DEEFA

17TH – MARK STAPLETON

LFP’S

9TH – IAN PARRY

18TH – BILL WATKINS

Our host Peter Grey made welcomes to Niall Stuart, Tony and Lorraine Percy, Mark Stapleton, Bill Watkins, Ian Parry and Martin Kempton. He also bade a fond farewell to resident sledger “Russell Calcutt” which gave John Anderson much pleasure and also created the loudest cheers, followed by a number of Russell’s special expletives!

D-For “The Charity dog” was again taken around the throng and collected more baht for charity.

The GS is a “friendly” golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, young and old, male or female to have a hit on any of our weekly Mondays and Thursdays outings. Please contact Peter Grey if you are interested in playing on 0861 503086

LAWN BOWLS

The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays for open grass bowling at The Retreat Bowls Club. If you wish to partake just be at The Growling Swan before the bus departs at 10.00 am. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is about 350 baht, so great value for a day out! The bus usually returns at 3.30 pm.

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