The Growling Swan

“Kissy Buchanan” does a job on the rest.

On a somber note two of a favorite golfers are battling some very serious health issues. The terrible thing about this is, since the last time I mentioned it they have gone backwards. To Ernie Picken and Mike Gosden we all wish you the very best.


It was a lovely morning not a cloud in the sky and no threat of rain, 17 golfers boarded the buses to head out to one of the popular courses that being Mt Shadow. When we got to the course we found it was quite warm, however a gentle breeze made playing conditions pleasant.

The greens as per usual were tricky and parts of some fairways were drier than an AA meeting.

With the numbers being the way they were we played only the one flight. Keith Buchanan set the pace and came in first past the post with a tidy 40 points from his handicap of 15. Bill Steinmann came in second with Ebrahim and Colin Stielow filling 3rd and 4th spots.


A Grade 0 – 18

1st Keith Buchanan (15) 40 points

2nd Bill Steinmann (12) 36 points

3rd Ebrahim Al-Ansari (16) 35 points

4th Colin Stielow (28) 33 points

*On a side note 4 players ended up on 32 points.


Near the pins

5th – Mike Johns

8th – Don Richardson

15th – Bill Steinmann

17th – John Anderson


Long first putts

9th Bill McGarvie

18th Bill MacGarvie


Back at The Swan we welcomed back Colin Stielow, Pat Kavanagh and Don Richardson. Great to say no farewells.

Our charity dog “D-For” gratefully received significant donations from the punters and they are thanked for their continued contributions. All D-For donations are used to assist the needy children of Pattaya.

The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male and 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 Sundays at the same time for open grass bowling at The Retreat. 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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