The Growling Swan 28/07

Bastille Day Celebrations Continue for Patrick

An impressive field of 27 golfers headed out to Pleasant Valley on a cloudy morning. With no sign of any breeze it was quite humid. The course was in quite good condition, especially given for its reputation for being wet underfoot on occasions.

Greetings were handed out to Tom McMahon and Stuart Brown.

A Grade was won by Stuart Brown whose 80 off the stick gave him a fabulous Net 66. One shot back was Glenn Henriksen with an excellent Net 67. Peter McDonald filled third spot by way of a count back from Mike Gosden, with both golfers carding fine Net 69’s

B Grade was taken out by way of an outstanding Net 64 score from Patrick Poussier, who capped off his great round by sinking the longest putt of the day on the 18th green. Rona Carungay was rewarded with her consistent attendance, filling second place with a solid Net 73. She won on a count back from curly Kevin Smith. Fourth placing was filled by Stuart Mann with a Net 74.

So Patrick Poussier’s fine round was enough to see him become the latest Growling Swan winner of the Monthly Mug. Très bien Patrick !

Two lucky draws were carried out, with Mashi Kaneta winning the accommodation prize at Koh Chang, kindly donated by Ian Parry, with Kevin Smith winning the Dining Voucher at the popular Third Road Restaurant “Bite Me”. The voucher is sponsored by The Growling Swan Golf Club. I ate there last week and it was brilliant! (at Peter Grey’s expense)

Many thanks to our Sponsor for the day Steve Younger. His support is well appreciated.


A Grade (0-20):                                                                                                                 

1st Stuart Brown (14) Net 66

2nd Glenn Henriksen (12) Net 67

3rd Peter McDonald (17) Net 69 C/B

4th Mike Gosden (18) Net 69 C/B

B Grade (21-36):                                                                                                                 

1st Patrick Poussier (28) Net 64.         “JULY MONTHLY MUG WINNER”

2nd Rona Carungay (24) Net 73 C/B

3rd Kevin Smith (29) Net 73 C/B

4th Stuart Mann (20) Net 74


5 Stuart Brown

8 Steve Younger

13 Mashi Kaneta & Lindsay Slender (Dead Heat)

17 Ian Parry

Longest Putt’s

9 Lorraine Percy

18 Patrick Poussier

In the photo is Stuart Brown with Monthly Mug winner Patrick Poussier.

Back at the Growling Swan we enjoyed a chicken and mushroom meal cooked by the girls, which was soon demolished.

D-For was let off his chain to collect donations, the Swan’s players and punters are a very generous bunch and keep giving to D-For. All are thanked for their continued contributions to assist the needy children of Pattaya.

For serious golfing with a dash of fun (and 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. We also encourage women to play. 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. 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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