The Growling Swan 26/05
“It’s Mashi’s Mug”
It was a good size field of 23 golfers that travelled to a very dry Bangprah Golf Course, where conditions were hot…no surprise there !
Playing off the front tees it was hard to find a good lie if you were fortunate to find a fairway, and the greens as always at Bangpra are always a challenge. Many three putt’s or more, where the talk of the bar later in the afternoon.
Greetings were handed out to Danny Cecchi, Fred Dineley and Peter Nixon.
Farewell to Ernie Picken, Joe Marschke and Bill Watkins
The field was split into A & B Grade and only two players, Mashi Kaneta and Steve Younger playing to or bettered their Handicap.
All eyes were on Sal Brizzi, who was shooting for his 5th straight win, however he could only manage a respectable 4th placing with a Nett 78.
In the end it was Mashi Kaneta who won The Mug with a Nett 70, off his 15 Handicap. Amazingly he had only 9 strokes for the four Par 3 holes on the course, which consisted of 3 birdies (two chip ins) and a par ! That was enough to hold Steve Younger at bay by two shots in Division A
B Division was taken by Jayson Schembri, with a Nett 75 off his 20 Handicap, mainly due to a birdie on 18. Just enough to edge ahead of Bill Watkins by the one shot.
2nd, 3rd & 4th placings were shared by, Ebrahim, Steve Younger & Andrew Allen, in that order all shooting an excellent score of 39, and having to be separated by a countback.
1st Mashi Kaneta (15) 70 Nett
2nd Steve Younger (13) 72 Nett
3rd Ian Parry (11) 75 Nett
4th Sal Brizzi (5) 83 Nett
1st Jayson Schembri (20) 75 Nett
2nd Bill Watkins (24) 76 Nett
3rd Andrew Allen (30) 77 Nett
4th Danny Cecchi (20) 78 Nett
2 Ian Parry
8 Mashi Kaneta
12 Martin Todd
17 Steve Younger
9 Steve Younger
18 Jayson Schembri
Back at the Swan it was chicken fried rice, and plenty of ice cold drinks to help discuss the day’s events.
D-For (our charity collector dog) was delighted to receive many donations and the players are thanked for their continued generosity.
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.