Growling Swan 17/11

Pleasant Valley GC – 17th of November 2014

Kae,Roy and Don Blitz the Field

Prior to tee off change room chatter included how one tormented soul had approached his local professional golfer mid week for a lesson.
The aforementioned gent had a practice swing and asked “what do you see”?

The response, “about fifteen mortgage payments”.

Wecomes were handed out to Ken Coenen from England and Aussies Frank Riley,Rob Davis,Leo Slager,Graham Clark and Terry Dreirer.

A Monday record of twenty eight players were sent on their way by the starter under warm and sunny conditions.

With the inclement weather experienced in and around Pattaya over the last two months,many golf courses have struggled as expected to be in top condition.

Pleasant Valley is no exception with the fairways being a bit soft and the greens despite putting ok, may take some time for the texture to come up to scratch.

In the A grade Don Richardson handed in forty points to win easily from Bill McGarvie on thirty seven and John Davis, thirty four.

The B grade saw lady golfer Kae, street the field with a stylish forty two points whilst Ted Morris and Mike Gosden both on thirty seven points filled out the minor placings.

C grade was won by Roy Dayton with forty points, John Anderson on thirty one and Patrick Poussier thirty points gained podium finishes.
Results from Pleasant Valley

A grade 0 – 14
1st Don Richardson ( 14 ) 40 pts
2nd Bill McGarvie ( 11 ) 37 pts
3rd John Davis ( 14 ) 34 pts

B grade 15 – 20
1st Kae ( 17 ) 42 pts
2nd Ted Morris ( 15 ) 37 pts
3rd Mike Gosden ( 15 ) 37 pts

C grade 21+
1st Roy Dayton ( 23 ) 40 pts
2nd John Anderson ( 31 ) 31 pts
3rd Patrick Poussier ( 22 ) 30 pts

Near pins went to J.J. Harney on the eighth, Rob Davis, the thirteenth whilst Bill McGarvie cleaned up on the fifth and seventeenth.

Long first putts were won by Kae on the ninth and Roy Dayton on eighteen.

The lucky draw went to Frank Riley and the coveted Compass Cap was won by Ken Coenen.

Deefa the dog as usual was salivating like a herd of turkeys in a locust plague, had his ravenous appetite well and truly satiated by the group and thanks go to those who contributed.

Drutnote: Golf develops a beginner’s self control. Caddying for a beginner develops it even more.
The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male or 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 Wednesdays at 10 AM to play at Cocos on undercover synthetic greens and on Sundays at the same time for open grass bowling at The Retreat. Please contact Paul Rennison on 0843 454005 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

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