The Growling Swan 05/05
SAL RETURNS TO THE SWAN AND MAKES HIS PRESENCE FELT.
A special thanks must go to Pattavia GC! We were due to play Burapha this day but 2 days prior, when calling the course to book a caddy, I was advised that Thursday the 5th was a public holiday and we would have to pay holiday rates. Green Fee B1400 + Cart + Caddy B2400 all up. Rang around and was quoted B1350 all up at Pattavia!
Two buses were loaded and left the Growling Swan a little earlier than the scheduled 8.30 am departure time and all golfers happy with the change of venue and of course the price. Adding to that the trip wasn’t as bad as it normally is, one thinks “The 331” has improved!
Weather was as good as one could expect for this time of the year, little or no breeze making it a hot day out. Condition of the course was as good as always, lack of rain at this time of year was not evident. The greens lived up to and as usual were somewhat difficult to read and play. Thank God for Caddies!
Sal Brizzi returned from a spell in Australia and showed he was not going to mess about, with 38points he set the pace for what turned out to be a good day for scores. Second place went to the count back with Kaguo taking it from Alex Field. Then another count back separated 3 players for the last 2 places on the podium.
RESULTS FROM PATTAVIA.
1st SAL BRIZZI (6) 38 POINTS
2nd KAGUO (23) 37 POINTS
3rd ALEX FIELD (18) 37 POINTS
4th PETER BYE (15) 35 POINTS
5th BILL STIENMANN (12) 35 POINTS
4th RITA ZOEBELLI
13th SAL BRIZZI
17th BILL STIENMANN
9th ALEX FIELD
18th CASSA RIFKIN
Our host Peter Grey welcomed back Kaguo, Takashi, and welcomed back Sal Brizzi and Ernie Picken.
The GS is a “friendly” golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, young and old, male or female to have a hit on 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 in playing on 0861 503086
The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sunday mornings at 10 am for open grass bowling at The Retreat. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is about 350 baht, so great value for a day out!