Growling Swan 23/02
PSC GOLF REPORT – GROWLING SWAN
Feb Monthly Mug – STROKE ROUND
PLUTALUANG – THURSDAY 23rd February 2017
“The Don” Richardson Wins Monthly Mug!
Two buses and some cars headed to The Big Navy course loaded with enthusiastic golfers, ready to test their metal against the challenging North and West courses.
Pre game comments were subdued, both enroute and in the locker room, as minds were already focusing on their individual game plans.
One of the oldest players in the group today certainly kept his cool and used his mental stability to fall over the line ahead of the second placed player and way ahead of the rest of the field.
The four courses at this Navy facility (North, South and East and West nines) are challenging at the best of times, but with fair pricing, it is worth the time to take on.
Mr. Martin Todd was the elected Captain for today’s stroke round, and he had the field play off the white tees with drop zones in play.
The signature “Lighthouse” par three 3rd hole “drop zone”, behind the green, was utilized by three players in this scribes post. With all electing to putt up the face of the green and take on the down slope to the pin on the other side, Steve Younger managed to salvage a bogey, Tom McMahon sent his ball over the green into the water on the other side, for his second wet ball on this hole, but taking the cake was Glenn Smith sending another three balls into the depths to follow his wet tee shot!
Not to be out done one player had 16 on a par 3!
So, back to the oldest player in the group today. Senior golfer Don Richardson (14) played smart golf to take out the February Monthly Mug award with 73 Nett. He was closely followed by the French Connection, Patrick Poussier (26) with 74 Nett. Third spot was a count back between visitor G Cho (10) and, not seen playing for a few months, Stu Rifkin (16) who ended up with fourth position overall with Nett 78.
RESULTS FOR PLUTALUANG
(One grade 0 – 36 handicaps)
1ST DON RICHARDSON (16) 73 NETT
2ND PATRICK POUSSIER (26) 74 NETT
3RD G CHO (10) 78 NETT (CB)
4TH STU RIFKIN (16) 78 NETT
3RD – STU RIFKIN
6th – STU RIFKIN
12TH G CHO
17TH G CHO
9th – G CHO
18th – LAWRENCE LEE
Before hosting a lovely Tom Yum Chicken dish, Peter Grey announced presentations and made his customary welcomes to the following: Tom McMahon, Bill Hol, G Cho and Lawrence Lee and bid farewell to young Tom McMahon and Peter Bye!
D-For the dog was the happy recipient of many more donations for the needy children of Pattaya and the golfers are thanked yet again for their kind generosity.
The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male and 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.
Today’s Day was once again Sponsored by Steve Younger, Steve thank
you very much as usual this is greatly appreciated!