The Growling Swan 14/07

Khao Kheow – 14th July, 2016

Pickles Plucks Victory

Field of 22 golfers headed out to Khao Kheow in overcast conditions. With no sign of any breeze it was quite humid, however with rain threatening we were happy to get a nice breeze about halfway through the round, which was most welcomed. Course A followed by B was played, with the pick, clean and place rule enforced as the course was quite damp.

Greetings were handed out to John Edwards, Ian Pickles & Chris Fletcher. Farewell to the “Jockey” Shane Young. See you back soonish Jock!  Geri Crilly was apparently working out a new budget as he will be 500 baht lighter each week now. Maybe you should tap Peter Grey on the shoulder Geri???

Given recent rain the fairways on the first nine we played were not really up to scratch. The greens however were in good nick for the most part

A Grade was won by first timer Ian Pickles with a fine 40 point score. Ian also picked up a nearest to pin and long putt to cap off a great day. Mick Johns recent improvement saw him amalgamate 38 points to fill second place, with Mashi Kaneta one point back in third.

B Grade was taken out by Mr Consistent, Alex Field with 38 points. Rona Carungay was only one point back, and can be well pleased with her second placing. Uncle Lindsay Slender filled third spot with 35 points, and if his putter had not performed poorly it could have been 40!

Winners:

A Grade (0-16):                                                                                                                 

1st Ian Pickles (13) 40 pts

2nd Mike Johns (15) 38 pts

3rd Mashi Kaneta (15) 37 pts

B Grade (17-36):                                                                                                                 

1st Alex Field (22) 38 pts

2nd Rona Carungay (24) 37 pts

3rd Lindsay Slender (22) 35 pts

 NTP’s

A3 Mike Johns

A5 Lindsay Slender

B3 Ian Pickles

B8 John Anderson

Longest Putt’s

9th Chris Fletcher

18th Ian Pickles

Back at the Growling Swan we enjoyed a spicy mince pork dish cooked by the girls, which had most of us diving for water and possibly a beer. Growling Swan need to be congratulated as the food on Thursday’s is excellent!

Alex Field let D-For 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.

Bowls

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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