The Growling Swan 20/10

CAVIN AND KISSY SNATCH VICTORY!

Golfers in two bus loads and some cars hit the Burapha course with enthusiasm. Much bellowing was emanating from Ricey who was still suffering the effects of the night before.

Niall (the Kiwi) looked splendid in all black and was held in awe by the locals with his choice of colour of attire which coincidentally showed deep respect toward the late monarch.

The course standard was high which is common for this club and the caddies also fall into this category.

I had the pleasure of the company of a beautiful young caddie (Bee number 222, just 22 years old but looks 17) who, whilst only having five months as a caddie under her belt, provided amazingly good advice on the greens and was able to select my club after a few holes watching me play and she spoke very good English due to one year at a university. Despite having a cold she was effervescent and has visions of becoming an accountant. Well worth booking!

Due to three self DQ’s (Disqualifications) some people who should have been on the podium today were not. This is a first for the Growling Swan as far as this scribe can recall…..

It was disappointing to hear that one golfer today had 18 on the front nine then followed up with 10 from the first 4 holes on the back. So that’s 28 points from 13 holes, and that was his total score, 5 pickups in a row!

Never the less, it made Cavin Kenyon and Kissy Buchanan happy as they both were next in line to take out first place with 34 points. Cavin edged ahead on the count back. 3rd was Alex Field followed by Mike Gosden and Ebrahim Al-Ansari.

Our host Peter Grey welcomed everyone at presentations with special mentions to Walter Baechli, Cavin Kenyon, Bruce Walters and Shane Mclean, following which he asked all to partake in the hot meal that his staff make every Thursday.

Peter had D-for the Charity Dog passed around and announced to those present that once again, due to the generosity of all who played at the Growling Swan Golf outlet, two substantial donations were in the process and more details will be announced in the near future.

 

RESULTS

One division (0-36 handicap.)

1st – CAVIN KENYON (19) 34 POINTS

2nd – KEITH BUCHANAN (15) 34 POINTS

3rd – ALEX FIELD (16) 33 POINTS

4TH – MIKE GOSDEN (16) 31 POINTS

5TH – EBRAHIM AL-ANSARI (15) 30

 

NTP’S

A3 – ALEX FIELD

A6 – WALTER BAECHLI

B3 – STEVE YOUNGER

B8 – MIKE GOSDEN

LFP’S

A9 – GRAHAM RICE

B9 – GLEN GRBESA

In the photo from L to R is Keith Buchanan & Cavin Kenyon.

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

QUESTION: What constitutes a slow round of golf?

ANSWERS:

  1. According to information obtained from the net, any group or groups who fall more than one hole behind are playing to slow. This can happen from time to time, when someone or a few players in a group hit wayward shots and time is spent looking for a ball or balls, however, they should then make every effort to catch up or let the players behind through.
  2. As a guide, any four ball taking longer than 4 hours is playing too slow. Any three ball taking longer than 3 ½ hours is playing too slow.

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