The Growling Swan 17/11
Don Richardson and Bill Steinmann share top billing along with Alex Field and John Anderson.
Over 30 players made their way to Greenwood for today’s game and the course and weather proved enjoyable to most, although it did get a little hotter as the day wore on.
Several players played better than their handicaps possibly due to the advantage of playing from the yellow front markers. This was necessary as the ground was soft and therefore little run.
We played A and C nines.
Peter Grey was having his best score ever and enjoying his round with the fun caddies and playing partners JJ Harney, Fred Dineley and Stu Rifkin.
Playing the long 18th par 4, he chipped on for his third and was promptly informed by JJ that he just incurred a two shot penalty. Totally perplexed he asked what rule had now been invented that would have cost him two shots (and a possible podium finish). JJ answered “Because I hit your ball, so you must have hit mine”…… Well it’s a wonder people in Bangkok didn’t hear the expletives and curses that Peter rained down on the Smiling Assassin JJ Harney!
With today’s numbers we ran with 3 flighs. A – Flight saw Don Richardson and Bill Steinmann take it down to the wire and the count back system was called upon. It was The Don that came up trumps over Bill. The Judge (in his last appearance took 3rd place honors.
B-Flight saw Alex Field yet again take the honors, with Mashi Kaneta coming second ahead of Geoff Bracegirdle.
C-Flight was won by John Anderson finishing a few shots of second place getter Pat Kavanagh with Peter Grey taking 3rd place. To say he was surprise was an understatement as he was convinced that J.J was playing the conspiracy game!
A division (0-14 handicap.)
1st – DON RICHARDSON (14) 37 POINTS
2nd – BILL STEINMANN (12) 37 POINTS
3rd – ERIC BLACK (14) 35 POINTS
B Division (15 – 22 handicap)
1st – ALEX FIELD (16) 39 POINTS
2ND – MASHI KANETA (15) 37 POINTS
3RD – GEOFF BRACEGIRDLE (16) 36 POINTS
C Division (23 – 36 handicap)
1st – JOHN ANDERSON (29) 38 POINTS
2ND – PAT KAVANAGH (28) 34 POINTS
3RD – PETER GREY (36) 32 POINTS
A2 – IAN RIPLEY
A6 – ANDREW ALLEN
C3 – SAL BRIZZI
C6 – ROGER ELLIS
A9 – GRAHAM RICE
C9 – FRED DINELEY
In the photo from L to R; Alex Field, Don Richardson, Ebby, John Anderson and Bill Steinmann.
Back at The Swan we welcomed back Rona Curungay, Neill Skilton, Ian Rippley, Roger Ellis & Geoff Bracegirdle. As it goes with welcomes we sometimes have farewells we say Farewell to Graeme Rice, Eric The Judge Black, & Bill Shooter McGarvie. We wish you all safe travels!
Our charity dog “D-For” gratefully received significant donations from the punters and they are thanked for their continued contributions. All D-For donations are used to assist the needy children of Pattaya.
The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male and female to have a hit at any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Please contact Peter Grey if you are interested on 0861 503086.
The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at the same time for open grass bowling at The Retreat. If you wish to partake, the cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht so great value for a day out.