The Gowling Swan 6/11

Khao Kheow GC –  6th of November 2014

The Drut

Kae and Sal get line honours

A record field of thirty five faced the starter on a day that was hotter than Sharon Stone’s interrogation scene in Basic Instinct.

In view of recent rains the course was in good condition and the greens despite being slow, putted truly.

Action man Sandy Leiper commented that despite the course appearing to be tougher than picking fly dung out of black pepper he was going to hand in a great score.

He finished further back than a python’s nether regions.

Welcomes were handed out to a truckload of gents from Geraldton in Western Australia and Bunter Maloney from the settlement on the Yarra,Melbourne.

We played from the white markers and Sal Brizzi off his seven handicap handed in forty points to win A grade.

Bill Steinmann and Bill McGarvie scored thirty nine,whilst Eric (The Judge ) Black and Mike Quills had thirty five apiece.

John Coetzee rounded out the grade with thirty three points.

In the B grade, lady golfer Kae played much like a politician fielding voter’s questions, i.e. with skill and dexterity to post a great forty three points and win easily.

Second was Roy Dayton on thirty five whilst Scott Baumgarten thirty three,Peter Coetzee thirty, Geri Crilly twenty nine and J.C. Lhoste with twenty five points gained podium finishes.

Results for Khao Kheow

A grade 0 – 18

1st  Sal Brizzi ( 7 ) 40pts

2nd  Bill Steinmann ( 9 ) 39pts

3rd  Bill McGarvie ( 11 ) 39pts

4th  Eric Black ( 16 ) 35pts

5th  Mike Quills ( 18 ) 35pts

6th  John Coetzee ( 16 ) 33pts

B Grade 19+

1st  Kae ( 19 ) 43pts

2nd  Roy Dayton ( 24 ) 35pts

3rd  Scott Baumgarten ( 29 ) 33pts

4th  Peter Coetzee ( 20 ) 30pts

5th  Geri Crilly ( 24 ) 29pts

6th  J.C.Lhoste ( 24 ) 25pts

Near pins went to Ebrahim A3, Bill McGarvie A5, Kae C3 and Martin Kempton on C8.

Longest first putts were won by Bill Steinmann A9 and Roy Dayton on C9.

Dave Fletcher copped the NAGA with a score lower than a kneeling Danny Devito.

Deefa the dog once again was the happy recipient of many donations to the needy children of Pattaya and the players are thanked for their generosity.

The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male or 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.


The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Wednesdays at 10 AM to play at Cocos on undercover synthetic greens  and on Sundays at the same time for open grass bowling at The Retreat. Please contact Paul Rennison on 0843 454005 if you wish to partake. 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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