The Growling Swan 21/07

Sal Does It Again !

After a night and early morning of heavy rain and storms, a field of 25 golfers headed out to Burapah in overcast conditions. The rain cleared just in time as we teed off. With no sign of any breeze it was quite humid. Course A followed by B was played, with the pick, clean and place rule enforced due to overnight rain. The course had recently hosted a professional tournament, thus the rough was very thick and the greens quite fast.

Greetings were handed out to Rob Cross, Rocky Lawson, Peter McDonald, Kevin Smith, Greg Proctor & Big Dave Fletcher over for a short visit.

A Grade was won by Sal Brizzi with an excellent 38 point score, off his low handicap of 4. Denis Steele was only one behind Sal with 387 points to fill second place, with Greg Proctor three shots behind to be placed third.

B Grade was taken out by way of a countback by Andrew ”Turtle” Allan who scored the win  on a countback from Jayson Schembri, both with 38 points. Andrew never had a wipe, and said it was probably his best round ever. Another countback saw Sandy Leiper claim third spot with 31 points, from Lindsay Slender, whose 2 wipes on the last 2 holes would not have helped!


A Grade (0-21):                                                                                                                 

1st Sal Brizzi (4) 38 pts

2nd Denis Steele (13) 37 pts

3rd Greg Proctor (17) 34 pts

B Grade (22-36):                                                                                                                 

1st Andrew Allan (30) 38 pts C/B

2nd Jayson Schembri (22) 38 pts

3rd Sandy Lieper (22) 35 pts C/B


A3 Rob Cross

A6 Martin Kempton

B3 Jayson Schembri

B8 Denis Steele

Longest Putt’s

A9 Lindsay Slender

B9 Jayson Schembri


Back at the Growling Swan we enjoyed a spicy chicken and mushroom meal cooked by the girls.

Alex Field let D-For off his chain to collect donations, the Swan’s players and punters are a very generous bunch and keep giving to D-For. All are thanked for their continued contributions to assist the needy children of Pattaya.

For serious golfing with a dash of fun (and 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. We also encourage women to play. 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 10.00 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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