The Growling Swan 24/03
Slender wins by a Big Margin
A hive of activity was in full swing as thirty punters gathered in Soi Chaiyapoon anticipating a stern examination of their golfing skills at the southern venue.
Welcomes were extended to Frank Mills, Andy Todd, Walter Panichi, Michel Catillion, John Stewart, Norm Cheetham, Tony Peroni, Graham Preston and Tony Campbell.
J.C.Lhoste, Alan Sanders and Eric Black were farewelled, all returning home.
A rather steamy day greeted us with the course being so dry trees were seen bribing dogs. The greens ran true with some solid scores being the order of the day.
Complimentary Jack Daniels the previous evening did not enhance one gent’s podium aspirations, his game assuming azimuth proportions and as a result misery hill is back on the agenda.
A grade resulted in Walter Panichi handing in a stylish thirty six points, with Eric Black scoring thirty three and Tony Brown rounding it out on thirty two.
B grade saw E.Al-Ansari score thirty seven points, Kae Dayton thirty four and Michel Catillon thirty two.
In the C grade Lindsay Slender scored a superb forty two points with his game hotter than St Paul’s cathedral during the great fire of London.
Andrew Allen handed in thirty seven to roll Roy Dayton on a count back for second spot.
A grade 0 – 14
1st – Walter Panichi (2) 36 points
2nd – Eric Black (14) 33 points
3rd – Tony Brown (12) 32 points
B grade 15 – 21
1st E. Al- Ansari (17) 37 points
2nd Kae Dayton (18) 34 points
3rd Michel Catillon (20) 32 points
C Grade 22+
1st Lindsay Slender (22) 42 points
2nd Andrew Allen 30) 37 points
3rd Roy Dayton (22) 37 points
5th – Tony Pieroni
7th – Walter Panichi
13th – Jim Carlson
15th – Tony Brown
Longest First Putts
9th – Walter Panichi
18th – J.C.Lhoste
Our resident charity hound D-For, relished the day and duly devoured enough money to balance the budget of a small island in the Pacific. The generous punters are thanked for their donations which are used to assist the needy children of Pattaya.
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.
The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10am 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.