The Growling Swan 23/06

Boris Cuypers & Jockey Hand & Heels for Solid Wins.

Field of 24 golfers set out to Greenwood in overcast conditions.

Greetings were handed out to Paul Hack, Callum McCann and Alain Tadddei, and a farewell to Volker Buley.

We played C and A Nines in that order. A few showers were experienced whilst on course, and if we had the use of the Flemington penetrometer the course may have been rated a Soft 6!

A Grade was won by Fred “Boris” Cuypers with a fine 39 points. His ability to handle the wet conditions must stem from his golfing adventures in Saint Petersburg. He won on a countback from the very consistent “The Bookie” Steve Younger, with 3rd place filled by another consistent golfer Alex Field, sporting lovely new golf shoes, one point back on 38.

B Grade saw victory to Shane “Jockey” Young, whose recent improvement in his game may have our resident Irishman Geri Crilly a wee bit worried about his next battle with the wee man.  Shane scored a solid 38 points with 19 points on each of the nines.

Second place, one shot back, was Lindsay “Uncle” Slender with 37 points. It was looking like being close to 40, but unfortunately a lost ball on the 17th halted his charge for victory. He still claims to have had a profitable day, but l cannot confirm this! He was so excited about his round, after his caddy had dropped him back to the Clubhouse, he strode straight into the Ladies Locker Room, only to sheepishly turn around once he was aware of his mistake.

John Anderson, filled third spot with 34 points, as such, Russell Calcutt was duly advised.


A Grade (0-18):                                                                                                                  

1st Fred Cuypers (18) 39 pts C/B

2nd Steve Younger (12) 39 pts

3rd Alex Field (17) 38 pts

B Grade (19-36):                                                                                                                 

1st Shane Young (27) 38 pts

2nd Lindsay Slender (22) 37 pts

3rd John Anderson (26) 36 pts


A2 Frank Di Vincenzo

A6 Tom McMahon

C3 Paul Hack

C6 Lindsay Slender

Long First Putt

A9 Alain Tadddei

B9 Alain Tadddei

Back at the Growling Swan we enjoyed a thai chicken dish.

D-For (our charity collector dog) was delighted to receive many donations and the players are thanked for their continued generosity.

Golfers please be aware that if you are leaving your golf bags at The Growling Swan, they must be tagged appropriately with your name and address clearly marked on them

For serious golfing with 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. 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 Wednesdays at 10 AM to play at Cocos on undercover synthetic greens and on Sundays at the same time for open grass bowling at The Retreat. Please contact Paul Rennison on 0843 454005 if you wish to partake. 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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