The Growling Swan 16/06

Andrew Hills takes the Prize as Kissy & Sandy Do The Double.

Big field of 32 golfers travelled to Khao Kheow Golf Course, which was in quite good nick.

The skies were overcast with a light wind, and the odd spot of light rain, which made playing conditions quite pleasant.

Greetings were handed out to Jim Groves, Glenn Henriksen, Brad Green, Frank Di Vincenzo, Elliott Ness, Ron Gillett, Stuart Brown & Andrew Hills, and fond farewells to Martin Todd and his pal and our pal, Alan “Colonel” Saunders….see you back soon we hope guys !

We played C and B Nines in that order with Toddy leading the way with a duck hook into the drink as the first shot of the day. He did report that things did improve after that, but not until the third hole. He managed a very respectful 35 points.

A Grade was won by Andrew Hills with a fine 38 points. He won on a countback from big hitting Tom McMahon, with the very consistent “The Bookie” Steve Younger filling third spot with 36 points. Steve was a little disappointed in his final score after a great first nine.

B Grade saw another victory to Keith “Kissy” Buchanan, who scored a 40 points, to give him back to back wins with The Growling Swan. A man in form.  Jayson Schembri came in second on a countback with 36 points, with an average front nine, and an improved back nine of 22 points. Alex Field, who was also celebrating his birthday, filled 3rd spot with 36 points also.

C Grade saw another victory to Sandy “Cindy” Leiper, who scored a very impressive 42 points, to also give him back to back wins with The Growling Swan. Another man in form, who was quick to praise the skills of his caddy. Shane “Jockey” Young continued his fine form with a business like 38 points. Improvement in his putting being quite evident. Volker Buley was 7 points back form Jockey, but that was good enough to get a 3rd placing.

Winners:

A Grade (0-14):                                                                                                                  

1st Andrew Hills (8) 38 pts C/B

2nd Tom McMahon (11) 38 pts

3rd Steve Younger (12) 36 pts

B Grade (15-26):                                                                                                                 

1st Keith Buchanan (17) 40 pts

2nd Jayson Schembri (20) 36 pts C/B

3rd Alex Field (17) 36 pts

C Grade (27-36):                                                                                                                 

1st Sandy Leiper (28) 42 pts

2nd Shane Young (27) 38 pts

3rd Volker Buley (31) 31

NTP’s

C3 Andrew Hills

C8 Andrew Hills

B3 Bill Stienmann

B8 Keith Buchanan

Long Putt:

C9 Fred Cuypers

B9 Martin Todd

Back at the Swan we enjoyed a tasty chicken noodle dish prepared by the girls at the Swan!

D-for was let from his chain and was delighted to receive many donations and the players are thanked for their continued generosity. All monies rec by D-for goes to the needy from Pattaya.

For serious golfing with compulsory sledging, the Growling Swan 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 086 1503 086.

Bowls

The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10.00 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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