The Growling Swan 12/05

CRYSTAL BAY – 12th MAy, 2016

Jockey Weighs In!!!

It was a smallish but talented field of 15 golfers that travelled to a very dry Crystal Bay Golf Course, on a very hot morning.

Playing off the front tees it was obvious that you would need to get to 40 or close to it to obtain a Podium finish.

Greetings were handed out to Ashley Taylor and Lindsay Fry.

We played C and B Nines in that order with grainy greens on C opposed to fast greens on C.  The hot conditions were hard to cope with and just after half way a much welcomed shower cooled things down for a while, but when the clouds passed and the sun came back it didn’t take long to make playing conditions uncomfortably hot

Jockey (Shane Young) was the Star of the day with a sensational front nine of 27 points (40 off the stick) with a string of one putts. That is a great effort for a 27 Handicapper. He slowed down a wee bit on the second nine, but still carded an impressive 41 points. Possibly easing down on the line under a tight rein. Stewards Inquiry???

2nd, 3rd & 4th placings were shared by, Ebrahim, Steve Younger & Andrew Allen, in that order all shooting an excellent score of 39, and having to be separated by a countback.


1st Shane Young (27) 41 pts

2nd Ebrahim (17) 39 pts

3rd Steve Younger (13) 39 pts

4th Andrew Allen (31) 39 pts



C4 Graham Rice

C7 Lindsay Slender

B3 Jayson Schembri

B6 Alex Field

Long Putt:

C9 Jayson Schembri

A9 Ebrahim


Back at the Swan we tried to cool down with as many cold drinks we could get our hands on, and enjoyed a tasty chicken curry cooked by the our host and food fanatic.

D-For (our charity collector dog) was delighted to receive many donations and the players are thanked for their continued generosity.

For serious golfing with 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. Please contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 1503 086.


The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 am for open grass bowling at The Retreat. 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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