Growling Swan

“It’s The Man of Steele”

Today we said farewell to Ernie Picken, unfortunately Ernie lost his battle with cancer and was laid to rest today, “A Great Mate Who Will Be Sadly Missed BY ALL”!

Again not a large field but what we lacked in numbers we made up with tenacity! It was great to see the enthusiasm that spewed from the bus! Not often enough do we visit The Monkey’s at Bangpra.

Playing off the front tees it was hard to find a good lie if you were fortunate to find a fairway, and the greens as always at Bangpra are always a challenge. Many three putt’s or more, where the talk of the bar later in the afternoon. Weather was a bit on the warm side with little or no chance of rain.

With the numbers being the way they are we only played 1 Flight. Again Den Steele got away with the chockies his 32 points took 3 clear off the field! Second on the podium was Sal Brizzi with Alex Field filling 3rd spot.


1st  Denis Steele (12) 32 pts.

2nd Sal Brizzi (5) 29 pts.

3rd  Alex Field (17) 28 pts



2 AIex Field

8 Denis Steele

12 AIex Field

17 D-For


Long Putt:

9  Denis Steele

18 D-For


Back at the Swan it was chicken fried rice, and plenty of ice cold drinks to help discuss the day’s events.

D-For (our charity collector dog) was delighted to receive many donations and the players and patrons are thanked for their continued generosity.

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.

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