Growling Swan 26/12

Dave Maw does it again as he beats Stuart The Mann on a countback.

Boxing Day 2016 maybe too much Xmas Pudding or too much wine in the trifle, but it was 16 golfers that decided to work off the Xmas lunch from the day before!

Well we set out to take on the famous Crocodile Hole at Treasure Hill GC, the weather looked good and excitement was in the air. Rated quite low the 16th claims plenty of victims as scoring on this hole is quite low. It is a hard hole to play whether you are a big hitter or an average hitter of the ball.

We attacked the course from the White Tees, the course was in great nick (and the greens played true) scores were on the higher side of average.

Point of order there was very little difference between the white and yellow tees.

With only one divisions we all knew that it would be tight at the end of the day, scores having to be on the better of side of good to get to the podium. Three placings were the order of the day!

It was Dave Maw to get nod from Stuart Mann only being separated via the countback system. A further two shots behind we had 0 handicapper Pieter Zwart taking 3rd poiition.



1st   David Maw (15) 38 pts

2nd  Stuart Mann (21) 38pts

3rd   Pieter Zwart (0) 36 pts


2nd Pieter Zwart

6th Stuart Mann

13th Mashi Kaneta

17th Pieter Zwart

Long Putt:

9th Pieter Zwart

18th D-For (Charity Dog)

In the photo is todays winner Dave Maw.

On returning to The Growling Swan, welcomes were extended to Tiziano Del Pastro and Volker buley. I am happy to say that no farewells were required.

D-for, the charity hound, collected donations and the players and punters from The Growling Swan are thanked for their continued ontributions to assist the needy of Pattaya. We are still collecting for the caddies that were killed leaving Pattaya CC

For serious golfing with a dash of fun, 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  Sundays at 10.00 am  for open grass bowling at The Retreat. 

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