Growling Swan 22/12

Colin Succeeds Around Dangerous Waters

A smallish group of 14 golfers headed out to a rare visit to Parichat. A course we have only used once previously on a sound recommendation of our currently injured colleague, Jeremy Dobbs. With the knowledge of the vast amount of water hazards on the course, there was a pensive mood as we gathered on the First Tee.

The conditions were fine, but with a notable breeze making club selection a little tricky. Back at The Growling Swan Bar the lost ball count was discussed just as much as the Stableford Scores.

Greetings were handed out to “Scratch” Handicapper Pieter Zwart and Mark “The Viper” Stapleton.

Only One Division was required and all top three players returned very good scores. Colin Stielow was the winner returned a very fine 41 points, closely followed by John Coetzee on 40 points. John also won 2 NTP’s and a Longest Putt to cap off a fine day. First timer Pieter Zwart ran a close up third with 39 points.


A Grade (0-36):                                                                                                                 

1st   Colin Stielow (27) 41 pts

2nd  John Coetzee (23) 40 pts

3rd Pieter Zwart (0) 39 pts


2 D For

6 John Coetzee

11 Dave Maw

14 John Coetzee

Longest Putt’s

9 John Coetzee

18 Keith Buchanan

Back at the Growling Swan we enjoyed a Chicken Fried Rice which disappeared rapidly.

In the photo is todays winner Colin Stielow with runner up Pieter Zwart. Foo was played by Andy Zwarts with Tony Cook observing.

D-For was let off his chain to collect donations, the Swan’s players and punters are a very generous bunch and keep giving to D-For. All are thanked for their continued contributions to assist the needy children of Pattaya.

For serious golfing with a dash of fun (and compulsory sledging), the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. We also encourage women to play. Please contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 1503 086.


The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10.00 am for open grass bowling at The Retreat. 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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