Growling Swan 25/4

Keith Buchanan, today’s winner Mark Stapleton, Tony Ryan with Kevin Kennedy overseeing things.





BANGPRA G.C. – 25th April, 2019.

PRH Grey.

“The Viper takes his first Monthly Mug, well done Mark.”

Little disappointed with the turn out for today’s Monthly Mug, change of venue and I guess being Anzac Day will also contribute to our numbers or lack of numbers!

Anyway we got on with it, eight golfers fired up to have a crack at winning The Coverted Monthly Mug. After chopping and changing Bangprah was our destination for today’s event. Fond memories for Bill Shooter McGarvie scoring an ace here a couple of years back on the 2nd hole Par 3!

Heading out, a little later than normal we got to the course well in advance than our Tee Time, which was good as staff were not prepared to honor our quoted price. Thirty minutes later common sense prevailed (that does not happen too often here in Thailand) and pricing was agreed to so on with the show. I honestly believe that we are looked upon as very dumb people with money to burn!

As per usual the course was in top nick (a very good course but unfortunately a little pricey at times. Fairways were good, greens were good and the weather was quite hot with little or no relief. Still everything was set for a great day out.

Well Mark Stapleton was on the money from the outset, determined to make The Mug his he returned with a net 72 ensuring that he got the chocolates for the day. Coming in second was ever green Keith Buchanan, Keith finished four shots behind Mark but got closer in the stakes department as he collected three out of the six novelties. Honorable mention to Tony Ryan who ended up with the same score as Keith but lost out via The Count Back System.


Only the one Flight today with all novelties in play!



2nd Keith Buchanan (13) 76 net.  

3rd Tony Ryan (20) 76 net.



2nd Keith Buchanan.

8th Bill Mc Garvie.

12th Keith Buchanan.

17th Keith Buchanan.



9th JJ Harney.

18th JJ Harney.


In the photo we have today’s golfers L to R; Keith Buchanan, today’s winner Mark Stapleton, Tony Ryan with Kevin Kennedy overseeing things.

We welcomed back Bill Shooter McGarvie and welcomed newcomer Vic Dicostanzo, we then wished Kev Kennedy and Tony Ryan a safe trip as they are heading across the Gulf for a week of golf. See you when you get back!

Alex set D-For from his chain to collect for the needy in Pattaya “The Growling Swan” punters are renowned for their donating of money. Golfers and punters are thanked for their generosity.

For serious golfing with a dash of fun, the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions, be it young or old, male or female. 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.

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