Growling Swan 8/9


Khao Kheow – 8th September, 2017

Buffalo Bill Beats the Demons


With a smallish group of 14 golfers we headed up the Highway to the popular Khao Kheow Golf Course, where previous night rain left the course a little damp. White tees were selected and lift, clean and place was evoked given the aforementioned overnight precipitation. The conditions were overcast most of the day. No rain was evident even though most of us got wet heading to The Growling Swan in the morning.

Greetings were handed out to Rod Weekes, Makito Homma and Lorraine Percy who was returning after a short stint in Queensland. Cooky will now have revert back to behaving himself.

Farewell’s were given to both Terry Dreier and our regular visitor, Eric “The Judge” Black.

So only one Division today, and it was Bill Steinmann who forgot about his putting demons for the time being to record a very handy 42 points, which saw him home by a comfortable margin of 3 points. Bill was happy to drain a few lengthy putts to give him some much needed confidence with the flat stick going forward.

Regular podium finisher, Steve Younger ran second with 39 points after a sluggish start, which gave Jockey false hopes of finishing ahead of him with a scintillating 24 point back 9. Only theory for the sluggish start after conjecture from his peers is that possibly he was early to bed.

Mashi Keneta was 3rd place with a solid 37 points.

We all got back to the bar quite early where a chicken curry was awaiting us. Then a beer and a chat about what we can do better next time we venture out onto a golf course.


A Grade (0-36):                                                                                                                 

1st  Bill Steinmann (14)  42 pts

2nd  Steve Younger (13) 39 pts

3rd   Mashi Kaneta (16) 37 pts


C3   Frank Riley

C8   Bill Steinmann

B3  Bill Steinmann

B8  Shane Young


Longest Putt’s

C9   Terry Dreier

B9   D- For



Jockey 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.

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