Growling Swan 31/8
PSC GOLF REPORT – GROWLING SWAN
SILKY OAK GOLF CLUB – THURSDAY 31st AUGUST, 2017
“AUGUST MONTHLY MUG” SPONSORED by STEVE YOUNGER.
By J Olsen
JIM BELL WINS WITH ROOM TO SPARE!!!
All was peaceful as we boarded the bus to make our way to Silky Oaks for another challenging game of golf!.
With 15 players all eager to get hold of the coveted Monthly Mug! As per usual this course was in perfect condition, with out doubt this will be the jewel in Pattaya’s crown. With its 5 par threes and par 5’s that all look impossible to conquer it sets a challenge for all that dare to take it on.
As we congregated on the first tee nerves come into play as the first drive has a decent water carry, with the prospect of going in the water that early plays on a lot of peoples minds, drop zones can be used if you (as a society) choose to play. It is a 150 yard carry off the white tees and with the yellow tee another 30 odd yards further back.
The course was in great shape with superb fairways offering perfect lies for those who managed to reach them. Again all that the course has to offer is perfect and for a hack golfer like me I find it a challenge. Greens are good caddies are excellent.
It will be a brave man who nominates the yellow tees on this course!
With the low numbers we only played one flight today. Jim Bell was first past the post returning with an excellent score of 69 net. Martin Todd and Jim Beresford came in second and third separated only by the countback system. Steve Younger was fourth filling all places on the podium.
1ST – JIM BELL (20) 69 net
2ND – MARTIN TODD (11) 74 net
3RD – MICK BERESFORD (16) 74 net
4TH – STEVE YOUNGER (13) 75 net
3 Mick Beresford
8 Martin Todd
14 Terry Dreier
16 Glenn Smith
LONG FIRST PUTT
9 Terry Dreier
Back at the bar we welcomed Terry Dreier, Mick Beresford and Jim Bell, for those who think that guys come in to win the big games I can assure you all that that was not the case as Jim Bell rang the bell shouting all a drink. Well done Jim we hope you come more often and win more often!!!!!
We then tucked into a good feed that the girls had prepared for us, thank you!
D-For the Charity Dog was once again the recipient of generous golfer’s handouts, with almost all players giving something toward the funds raised by the Growling Swan Golf bar for the less advantaged in Pattaya. All donors are thanked for their continued support of this fine charity drive.
The Growling Swan 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.