The Growling Swan 3/11
PSC GOLF REPORT – Growling Swan – Stableford
Eastern Star Golf Club – 3rd of November 2014
The Judge Salutes
A field of Melbourne cup proportions gathered in anticipation of another day’s enjoyment.
Welcomes were handed out to Eric Black, Dave Fletcher, Jim Delves, Peter Coetzee, Colin Stielon and Bernie McCart from Australia.
Prior to jumping, the stipendiary stewards acting on veterinary advice scratched two starters.
One with a pulled heart muscle and the other had the Don Bradmans.
The weather was warm and the fairways in racing parlance, slow.
As a result of a downpour on the eighth they went from slow to heavy to dead whilst the greens though lacking pace putted ok.
The starter hit the electric button and sent us on way at 1000 hours from the yellow markers.
In A grade Eric ( The Judge ) Black with thirty six points won by a length in the biggest upset since Old Rowley at a 100/1 won the 1940 Melbourne Cup.
Second was Jim Delves on thirty five points, John Coetzee handed in thirty four whilst Ebrahim got into the frame with thirty three.
Roy Dayton won B grade by a short nose with a great thirty eight points.
Despite retreating on the flip side like Napolean’s troops out of Moscow, Seesa Phompimon ran second with thirty six points.
Jean Claude Lhoste thirty four and Marc Henkel thirty three points rounded out the podium.
Results for Eastern Star
A Grade 0 – 19
1st Eric Black ( 16 ) 36 points
2nd Jim Delves ( 15 ) 35 points
3rd John Coetzee ( 16 ) 34 points
4th Ebrahim ( 13 ) 33 points
B Grade 20+
1st Roy Dayton ( 24 ) 38 points
2nd Seesa Phompimon ( 26 ) 36 points
3rd J.C.Lhoste ( 24 ) 34 points
4th Marc Henkel ( 29 ) 33 points
Near pins went to Graham Rice on the third, Ebrahim on the sixth whilst Bob Akapita claimed the thirteenth and seventeenth.
Long first putts saw Bernie McCart successful on the ninth and Mike Gosden on eighteen.
Geri Crilly won the NAGA with a key to the door performance, by the length of the straight six at the Flemington race track, Melbourne Australia.
His knowledge and contribution to running golf events is appreciated.
Deefa devoured sufficient donations to feed a horse for a week and the punters are thanked for their contributions.
Drut Note : A race horse is the strongest animal in the world as it takes so many people for a ride at the same time.
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.