The Growling Swan 30/10

PSC GOLF REPORT – Growling Swan – Stroke – Monthly Mug

Bangpra Golf Club – 30th of October 2014


McGarvie scores a Bullet

Like Argentine ants around the honey pot a multitude of golfers gathered in Soi Chaiyapoon dusting off their rods in anticipation of another day’s enjoyment.

At the golf course change room chatter revealed one gent was so confident that not only was he going to shoot a good score, could have sold nail polish to Venus De Milo.

Time would tell.

The weather was as hot as a freshly dropped Richard the third and the course in good condition.

Having said that, the greens if you were above the hole were as friendly as a debt collector on a cold Melbourne morning and the short rough looked like Terry Thomas’ moustache on an advanced course of hormone growth.

Considering stroke events, the average golfer and good scores are on the same wave length of compatibility as Rottweilers and nervous postmen, it was no surprise the field struggled.

Welcomes were handed out to Rita Zoebelli, J.C.Lhoste and Eddie Kelly.

Ron Gillett and Fred Dineley were farewelled.

Martin Kempton was like the guy who ate a plate of prunes, got a good run for his money and scored nett seventy four to win A grade.

Second and third were John Davis and Sal Brizzi with nett seventy sixes and despite having more putts than the old lady in the shoe had stretch marks, Stu Rifkin rounded out the podium with a nett seventy seven.

Gary Monley returned a nett seventy seven to win B grade and was as happy as a termite on Long John Silver’s leg

Second place went to Sandy Leiper on nett eighty,whilst Lyndsay Slender and Andrew Allen had eighty one and eighty three nett,respectively.

Roy Dayton handed in a gritty nett seventy four to win the October monthly mug.

Results for Bangpra

A grade 0 – 20

1st  Martin Kempton ( 13 ) 74 nett

2nd  John Davis ( 14 ) 76 nett

3rd  Sal Brizzi ( 7 ) 76 nett

4th  Stu Rifkin ( 17 ) 77 nett


B grade 21+

1st Gary Monley ( 31 ) 77 nett

2nd  Sandy Leiper ( 34 ) 80 nett

3rd  Lyndsay Slender ( 25 ) 81 nett

4th  Andrew Allen ( 31 ) 83 nett

Near pins

Bill McGarvie pulled a six iron out of the holster and with a great shot won the near pin on the second with an ace.

Well done Bill and thanks for ringing the bell back at the bar.

The eighth went to Gary Monley, the twelfth, Andrew Allen and the seventeenth to John Davis.

Long first putts saw Mike Gosden roll one in on the ninth and Stu Rifkin on the eighteenth.

The super saleman re the nail polish finished amongst the also rans.

The NAGA was won by Alain Taddei who indicated his game was not dissimilar to the finesse of an orangutan with a Stradivarius.

He received a golf bag as a reward.

Deefa the dog who was so hungry he could have eaten a rat festered with fleas, was delighted to receive from the gathered throng a few baht for charity which is appreciated.

Mine host Peter Grey was thanked for his continued support of the Monthly Mug and also the tucker supplied afterwards.

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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