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.

Winners:

Division A:                                                                                                                        

1st  Mashi Kaneta (15) 70 Nett

2nd Steve Younger (13) 72 Nett

3rd  Ian Parry (11) 75 Nett

4th Sal Brizzi (5) 83 Nett

 

Division B:                                                                                                                        

1st  Jayson Schembri (20) 75 Nett

2nd Bill Watkins (24) 76 Nett

3rd Andrew Allen (30) 77 Nett

4th Danny Cecchi (20) 78 Nett

 

NTP’s

2 Ian Parry

8 Mashi Kaneta

12 Martin Todd

17 Steve Younger

Long Putt:

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.

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