The Growling Swan 21/04

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE YOUNGER…………

Fourteen golfers turned out to have a crack at Parichat Golf Course, this is the first visit that we as an outlet were going out to pl;ay. Numbers are still a bit low as we are recovering from that wasted exercise called “Songkram”.

Price for our game was B1400.00 covering Green Fee Cart and Caddie! B800 if you walk!

We gathered on the first tee and took our first look at this course, a couple of things came to mind. Dobbsy telling me that I would love this course and that it would suit me, well looking at the course and the course layout (on the score card) panic set in. We teed off about half an hour earlier than booked for, as per this time of year we were the only golfers out there!

We attacked the course from White 1 tees, if I said that there was plenty of water on this course I was not kidding. Some of the water carries were a bit too long for this golfer. Other than that I found the course to be in great shape, pin placement on a few of the holes were questionable.

The weather was on the warm side with little or no breeze, ironically the only time the wind sprung up was we were on the tee box and attempting to hit into it. But that’s golf for you!

Steve Younger came to play on his birthday and play he did breaking his 61st year he did not show any signs of slowing down. Steve took the honors today 4 shots ahead of Alex Field with Bill Steinmann and Simon Niven filling the other spots on the podium.

PARICHAT WINNERS

1ST – STEVE YOUNGER (13) 37 POINTS

2ND – ALEX FIELD (18) 33 POINTS

3RD – BILL STEINMANN (12) 32 POINTS

4th–  SIMON NIVEN (11) 30 POINTS

NTP’s

2 – JAYSON SCHEMBRI

6 – BILL STEINMANN

11 – LINDSAY SLENDER

14 – BILL STEINMANN

LONGEST FIRST PUTT

9 – D-FOR

18 – JASON SCHEMBRI

 

Back to Jerry Dobbs, Well mate I hope you read this and get as much pleasure as possible, this is the hardest course that I have played do the numbers 16 & 17 mean anything to you???? 16 was the amount of points scored and 17 the amount of Balls I donated to The Water Gods”. You got me!

Alex Field took pleasure taking D-for “The Charity dog” around the throng for some spare change to boost his collections for Charity to the needy of Pattaya.

GOLF

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

LAWN BOWLS

The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays for open grass bowling at The Retreat Bowls Club. If you wish to partake just be at The Growling Swan before the bus departs at 10.00 am. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is about 350 baht, so great value for a day out! The bus usually returns at 3.30 pm.

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