THE GROWLING SWAN 18/12
EMERALD GC – 18TH OF DECEMBER 2014
Ebrahim,Kae & John On Top
Twenty nine golfers in Soi Chaiyapoon were salivating like termites on Long John Silver’s leg as to what lay ahead in the way of entertainment.
Welcomes were handed out to Aussies Jayson Schembri,Dave Fletcher,Fred Dineley and Brit Paul Sharples from Oman who is here on little fella pink eye.
Russell Calcutt was farewelled, heading back to OZ on holidays.
Teeing off in extremely pleasant weather conditions the fairways were found to be very ordinary, the greens harder to read than chinese arithmetic and quicker than a reproducing catholic rabbit.
The track was very testing and this was born out by the scores being lower than the nether regions on a sausage dog.
Having said that, Growling Swan golfers are a hardy lot and in the A grade Ebrahim once again showed the field a clean pair of heels with thirty four points.
Second place went to Sal Brizzi on thirty two points whilst Mike Gosden with thirty one and Bill Steinmann on thirty rounded out the podium.
B grade saw lady golfer Kae finish atop with thirty two points and a count back was needed to separate Roy Dayton,Fred Dineley and Kurt Eric Persson all on thirty one who finished in that order.
In C grade John Anderson had the day’s best score of thirty seven points whilst Andrew Allen handed in thirty five for second spot.
Gary Monley on thirty two points was third and for the second time in a week mine host Peter Grey was amongst the placegetters with twenty seven.
Results for Emerald
A grade 0 – 16
1st Ebrahim ( 13 ) 34 pts
2nd Sal Brizzi ( 6 ) 32 pts
3rd Mike Gosden ( 14 ) 31 pts
4th Bill Steinmann ( 9 ) 30 pts
B grade 17 – 26
1st Kae ( 17 ) 32 pts
2nd Roy Dayton ( 22 ) 31 pts
3rd Fred Dineley ( 23 ) 31 pts
4th Kurt Eric Persson ( 26 ) 31 pts
C grade 27+
1st John Anderson ( 28 ) 37 pts
2nd Andrew Allen ( 31 ) 35 pts
3rd Gary Monley ( 30 ) 32 pts
4th Peter Grey ( 36 ) 27 pts
Near pins went to Bill Steinmann on the fifth,Mark Stapleton on seven,whilst Rita Zobeli collected the double taking out thirteen and fifteen.
Long first putts were won by Jan Lovgreen on nine and Fred Cuypers on eighteen.
Russell Calcutt in his own words confessed to cuffing the ball into the rough, bunkers, water hazards and parts of the track the architect was unaware existed, scoring a very consistent eight points on each side.
This display of ineptitude resulted in his wardrobe increasing albeit briefly, courtesy of collecting the Coveted Compass Cap.
Deefa was once again delighted to snavel many donations and the golfers are thanked for their generosity.
We also now have an advisory committee and their invaluable input,hands on approach and knowledge re running golf is greatly appreciated.