Growling Swan 29/12

Maw Mauls His Rivals To Snatch Monthly Mug


A good size group of 28 golfers headed out to Greenwood, some nursing bigger Christmas hangovers than others, to compete for December’s Monthly Mug, which of course is a stroke event, and is kindly sponsored by Steve Younger. Many thanks from all to Steve.

The course was in pretty good shape, with a few wet patches here and there. A stiff breeze was constant throughout the 18 holes, and made club selection quite tricky.

Greetings were handed out to Tom McMahon, Chris Stevenson, Sal Brizzi, Khan Speechley, Paul Taylor, Brendan Cope, Allan Ray, Glenn Smith, Steve Younger after a fiscally challenged Cambodian jaunt and Nolan Wise, who made it to his correct hotel room after his first night in town, which was a pleasant change. Finally, greetings to “Ness” We actually may find out his real name one day.

Being the Christmas New Year period there were no farewells.

Two Divisions was required and the A Grade winner went to the inform Dave Maw whose all-round strong game saw him net an impressive Net 71 off his 14 Handicap. Dave won by a 3 shot margin from both Paul Taylor and “Buffalo” Bill Steinmann, both with Net 74. Paul Taylor edging out Bill by the way of a countback. Fourth placing was filled by Peter Zwart with Net 75.

B Grade was won by Allan Ray Net 75, Andrew “Turtle” Allan, who states he is not a fan of Greenwood, may change his mind after coming second with a Net 77. Jayson Schembri just edged out playing partner Volker Buley by way of a countback, both having Net 78. Volker might rue his 11 on the 16th, after a consistent round.

Thus the above results saw Dave Maw win his first, but maybe not his last, Growling Swan Monthly Mug…well played Dave. Dave has and still does play a lot of golf in Pattaya, so we hope to see more of him in the future, as he has blended in well with everyone here.

Special mention to Nolan Wise who was very keen to talk about his 3 stroke par on one of the Par 3’s until someone quickly reminded him that we would rather talk through the 15 he had on the previous hole!  Very entertaining for the Caddies is our Nolan.


A Grade (0-21):                                                                                                                 

1st   Dave Maw (14) 71 Net

2nd  Peter Bailey (16) 74 Net  C/B

3rd  Bill Steinmann (10) 74 Net

4th Pieter Zwart (0) 75 Net

B Grade (22-36):                                                                                                                 

1st  Allan Ray (28) 75 Net

2nd  Andrew Allan (29) 77 Net

3rd Jayson Schembri (22) 78 Net  C/B

4th Volker Buley (31) 78 Net


2 Ness

6 Dave Maw

12 Tom McMahon

15 Andy Zwart

Longest Putt’s

9 Stuart Mann

18 Pieter Zwart

In the Photo is from L to R; Allan Ray and Mug Winner Dave Maw.

Back at the Growling Swan we enjoyed a Spicy Mince Chicken Dish which was enjoyed by all.

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.

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