GROWLING SWAN 7/6
At KING NAGA GC – Thursday 7th June 2018 STABLEFORD
Rudy still the Champ but Niall beats the lot!
Two busloads departed the Swan on time at 8.30 am for the trip to the King Naga golf club (formerly known as the Rayong Country Club) where we met up with two carloads of other Swan golfers for our 10.00 am tee off time.
Leading discussions on board our bus was the antics following early celebrations of Andrew’s (Turtle’s) birthday at the Swan Wednesday night, and then very later queries on how Steve Younger managed to get into the large shark tank above the bar (completely disrobed) at The Den night club and still have all his bits intact when he finally got out!
It was noted that the potholed road leading into the golf course and the surrounds were muddy and waterlogged and even the man made roundabout feature fountain ponds, which are normally dry as an old sun bleached bone, had copious amounts of rain water in them.
Silent groans were heard with visions of waterlogged footwear and carts kept to the path, however despite overcast conditions the course was surprisingly dry!
The powers to be on the day elected to play off the front yellow tees as it was anticipated that the course would be very wet. Surprisingly, the carts were allowed on the course and it offered plenty of run.
The unfortunate part of the day was that all greens had been recently cored and putting was at best, plain luck! This issue was brought up back at presentations with Peter Grey announcing that he would take up this problem with the PSC, as it is was stated by many players that they would not have gone if they had known that the greens had been cored.
It is hoped that the PSC will be able to get courses to advise of course maintenance programs in advance, so that golfers can decide if they wish to pay for playing a course that is affected by such works.
Despite this, all credit must go to one Niall Stuart who shot a creditable round to score 40 points and take out B grade convincingly…Well done Niall.
Also worthy of mention was the yet again A grade winner, that Seth African Rudy Regenass who fired 38 points off his 20 handicap with Alex Field and Wan Makmul both having 37 points.
Special congratulations to Wan Makmul who had a hole in one on the 12th hole. (Her second in six months!)
A GRADE (0-26)
1st – Rudy Regenass (20) 38 points
2nd – Alex Field (19) 37 points
3rd – Wan Makmul (26) 37 points
B GRADE (27 +)
1ST – Niall Stuart (35) 40 points
2nd – Dick Braimbridge (34) 35 points
3rd – Lorraine Percy (36) 33 points.
3rd – Steve Younger
7th – Steve Younger
12th – Wan Makmul (Hole in one)
16th – Rudy Regenass
Longest First Putts
9th – Stu Rifkin (Aka Cassa)
18th – Andrew (Turtle) Allen
In the photo from Left to Right. Today’s winners Rudy Regenass (L) (A Flight) Wan Makmul (Hole in One) & Niall Stuart (B Flight)(R)
Our host once again put on free food for golfers and non golfers which is always appreciated even though many don’t acknowledge this! We welcomed Paul Rosebrook and welcomed back Phil Taylor, Volker Buley, Rudy Regenass, Bernie McCart & Casa Rifkin! Unfortunately we said goodbye to Colin Stielow heading back to Aussie till October and Rudy Regenass heading back to South Africa. We wish them both safe travels and hope to see both again real soon.
The Charity dog D-For was the happy recipient of many donations for the needy children of Pattaya and the golfers and punters are thanked once again for their generosity. Having recently donated a new water filtration system to a school in Pattaya, you will get more info on this as there is a press release coming out soon.
The GS is a friendly golf society that caters for and encourages all golfers male and female to have a hit at 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 on 0861 503086. Or call into the bar and put your name down.