The Growling Swan 30/05

COLIN STIELOW TIPS OUT THE VIPER WITH A COUNT BACK!

Not a great deal to report, we had 11 enthusiastic golfers queuing up to take on Silky oak and as per usual the staff efficiency at Silky Oaks was super, with speedy check in and registration processing.

We headed to the first tee and the decision was made to take this course on from the front tees, the correct decision was made. As daunting as it is the first water carry did not claim that many victims (2), the sixteenth well that’s another story out of the 11 maybe 9 cleared the water. What a hole!

Silky Oak is a delight to play with its large fairways and plenty of water carrying hazards, strategically placed but still offering the golfer plenty of chances to land on the short stuffscope to hit mown grass. With five par 3’s, nine par 4’s and four par 5’s it is a very interesting course. It is still under construction!

With the small field that we had we offered all novelty prizes and First & Second only in the one flight.

There were some handy scores, but it was left to the two that went to the count back. Colin Stielow pipped Mark Stapleton for the top result. Both golfers obtained 42 point which was a very good score for this tough but fair course.

SILKY OAKS WINNERS

1ST – COLIN STIELOW (30) 42 POINTS

2ND – MARK STAPLETON (20) 42 POINTS

NTP’s

3rd – EBRAHIM

8TH – MARTIN TODD

14TH – COLIN STIELOW

16TH – EBRAHIM

LONGEST FIRST PUTT

9TH – MARK STAPELTON

18TH – NIALL STUART

D-FOR

It was Alex Field who once again let D-For off his chain to collect for the less fortunate here in Pattaya. The Growling Swan Golfers are renowned for the monies that they have raised over the past few years.

The GS is a “friendly” golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, young and old, male or female to have a hit on 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 in playing on 0861 503086

LAWN BOWLS

The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10am for open grass bowling at The Retreat. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is about 400 baht, so great value for a day out!

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