The Growling Swan 19/09
Pattavia CC Golf Course – Stableford
By James Olsen.
When Irish Eyes are Smiling. Well done J.J.
Two buses, (and a few cars) left the Growling Swan a little earlier than the scheduled 8.30 am departure time. All golfers keen as Mustard to get to The Plantation Course (Pattavia), it sits high on the list of courses wanted to play at this society!
The weather was as good as one could hope for at this time of the year with over cast skies keeping the temperatures cooler than normal, but as the day went on the warmer it became. Rain is always a possibility this time of year, we got through the day with no rain!
The course was in great condition as always, fairways had some run and as always the greens played as the green only do at Pattavia. Three putts were not uncommon on the day, and occasionally more putts were required. That’s Pattavia!
Two flights were the order of the day, in A Flight our resident funny man JJ Harney was on the ball and with a very good score he kept all others at bay. Taking out second was Martin Kempton, with 3 players returning the same score fighting it out for 3rd spot. Denis Steele took third spot from Ricey and Paul Avery.
B-Flight saw two golfers come in with the same score, so via the count back system it was Keith Buchanan that took the top spot from Lindsay Slender (coming in 2nd) Then, as in A-Flight, we had 3 golfers return the same score, so again it was to the count back system to decide 3rd spot. Mike Gosden (HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE) took the honors from Tony Cook and Mikito Homma.
RESULTS FOR PATTAVIA
1ST J.J. HARNEY (13) 40 POINTS
2ND MARTIN KEMPTON (12) 35 POINTS
3RD DENIS STEELE (11) 34 POINTS
1st KEITH BUCHANAN (16) 34 POINTS
2nd LINDSAY SLENDER (23) 34 POINTS
3rd MIKE GOSDEN (16) 32 POINTS
13TH TONY COOK
17TH MIKE GOSDEN
LONG FIRST PUTT (Legal)
9th MARTIN KEMPTON
18TH CASA RIFKIN
Our host Peter Grey welcomed back Tony Cook, Lorraine Percy and George McEwan, with a;ll welcomes we at time have to bid farewell. Goodbye to Frank Mills and Nolan Wise, travel safe and we hope to see you both soon.
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 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 in playing on 0861 503086
The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 AM when they go to The Retreat. If you wish to partake, the cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is about 400 baht. Great value for a day out!