Growling Swan 28/03

Field Leads Field

Twenty punters assembled today looking forward to the challenge ahead.

Welcomes were handed out to Gary Jones, Craig Duncan, Peter Bailey, Howard Jeglum and John Edwards.

Howard was wished well, returning to Vancouver Island, Canada.

The weather was warm however a gentle breeze made playing conditions quite pleasant.

Change room badinage was in abundance with one visiting Melbournian commenting, another day’s punishment lay ahead as he’d played little golf in the last few months.

He was of the opinion that chances of a podium finish were remote, as his last decent score coincided with English comedian Jimmy Edwards efforts in grooming his first moustache.

Sadly his prediction was correct.

The greens as per usual were tricky and parts of some fairways were drier than an AA meeting.

In the A grade Alex Field on the first nine took longer to get cranked up than a council road gang however lifted his game on the flipside, handing in thirty three points to stand atop the podium. Pierre Cere with thirty two and Peter Bailey with twenty nine rounded it out.

In the B grade Mike Gosden scored thirty six points, Mr. Consistency John Anderson thirty five with John Coetzee mustering thirty four to come in third.

Results.

A Grade 0 – 18

1st Alex Field (18) 33 points

2nd Pierre Cere (11) 32 points

3rd Peter Bailey (14) 29 points

B Grade 19+

1st Mike Gosden (20) 36 points

2nd John Anderson (28) 35 points

3rd John Coetzee (21) 34 points

Near the pins

5th – Kae Dayton

8th – Keith Buchanan

15th – Alex Field

17th – Sandy Leiper

Long first putts

9th Graeme Preston

18th John Edwards

Our charity dog “D-For” gratefully received significant donations from the punters and they are thanked for their continued contributions. All D-For donations 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.

Bowls

The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at the same time for open grass bowling at The Retreat. If you wish to partake, the cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht so great value for a day out.

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