The Growling Swan 30/06
Mountain Shadow – 30th June, 2016
The Train Driver on the 3.15 to Hurstbridge Sounded his Horn as Schembri Climbs the Mountain Against All Odds!
Big field of 36 golfers ventured out to Mountain Shadow and teed off in overcast conditions. Luckily the rain stayed away, but a tricky wind and difficult pin placements proved to be a challenge.
Greetings were handed out to Dick Braimbridge and his wife Wan, Gerd Riedler, Kevin Waycott and Glenn Hendrickson. Farewell to Bill Steinmann, Brad Green, Andrew Hill, Frank Di Vincenzo, and the Judge, Eric Black
The big field meant that there were three divisions.
A Grade was won by Paul Hack with a fine net 74. He was closely followed by Kevin Waycott, who after a slow start to his round, played well for a net 75. A fine effort seeing he has played very little golf the past few months. Mashi Kaneta came in third with a net 76 by way of a countback from Stu Rifkin.
B Grade was taken out by Jayson Schembri with a net 70, set up by an excellent front nine. 3 shots back in second place was Mike Johns, then a further 3 shots back in 3rd was The Viper, Mark Stapleton who edged out Alex Field in a count back.
C Grade saw a popular win for Dick Braimbridge in his first game back with The Growling Swan in a long time, with a net 72, which was just enough to beat Patrick Poussier who had a net 73. Andrew Allan armed with his new driver filled third spot with a net 75, and coming in fourth was Wan Braimbridge with a net 77.
So given the above, the Monthly Mug was duly awarded to Jayson Schembri, a first time winner, who was immediately congratulated by his Uncle Lindsay. I have to say Jayson was a very popular winner and given the state he leftin he celebrated Long and hard. Well done Jayson.
A Grade (0-14):
1st Paul Hack (12) Net 74
2nd Kevin Waycott (9) Net 75
3rd Mashi Kaneta (14) Net 76 C/B
4th Stu Rifkin (14) Net 76 C/B
B Grade (15-26):
1st Jayson Schembri (22) Net 70
2nd Mike Johns (16) Net 73
3rd Mark Stapleton (19) Net 76 C/B
4th Alex Field (17) Net 76 C/B
C Grade (27-36):
1st Dick Braimbridge (34) Net 72
2nd Patrick Poussier (28) Net 73
3rd Andrew Allan (30) Net 75
4th Wan Braimbridge (31) Net 77
5th Rona Carungay
8th Paul Hack
17th Jayson Schembri
9th Patrick Poussier
18th Andrew Hills
Back at the Growling Swan we enjoyed a delightful chicken curry dish cooked by the girls.
D-For (our charity collector dog) was delighted to receive many donations and the players are thanked for their continued generosity.
Golfers please be aware that if you are leaving your golf bags at The Growling Swan, they must be tagged appropriately with your name and address clearly marked on them
For serious golfing with 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. 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 AM to play 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.