Growling Swan 18/2

Gentlemen Jim Groves Pulls No Punches.
As it Happened.
On an overcast morning 30 golfers headed out from The Growling Swan to tackle Eastern Star GC. Looking back thru records it has been around 10 months since we had played here. So the challenge was on.
Most of the banter on our bus on the way out was based around the breakfast/Lunch Cassa had prepared for himself and his side kick (only when it comes to food) mine host P. Grey. In actual fact with a different load of golfers travelling back, the banter was the same on the way home. FOOD!
The weather was quite balmy and with plenty of cloud cover thus making it a little unpleasant, but for my group the cloud cover lifted, with about 6 holes to go, affording us some welcome relief.
The greens were in superb condition, fairways were slow to start but as the day got longer they dried out and some run was obtained.
We played from the yellow tees which unfortunately does not agree with all but as we have such a broad range of golfers it is important to keep all happy. We play from the back as often as we play from the front. Fred The Ladies Tees are the RED ones, it surprises me that with your handicap you were not aware of this!
Three divisions were played with the 3 winners producing some great scores. Jim Groves took out Div 1 with 45 points, 2nd Div went to Paco with 41 points and bringing up the rear was Colm Mullen taking out 3rd Div with a very 42 points.
Results for Eastern Star
Division 1.
1st Jim Groves (13) 45 points
2nd Martin Todd (10) 33 points
3rd Steve Younger (12) 31 points
Division 2.
1st Frank Waterhouse (20) 41 points
2nd Mike Gosden (18) 40 points
3rd Ebrahim (17) 37 points

Division 3.
1st Colm Mullen (26) 42 points
2nd Jerry Dobbs (23) 36 points
3rd Bernie McCart (31) 31 points
Near Pins.
Paul Jackson 3rd
David Marshall 6th
Peter Grey 13th
Mike Gosden 17th
Long First Putts.
Tom McMahon 9th. 18th.
Welcomes were handed out to Sam Crowley, Russell Goldsworthy, Tom McMahon and Jim Groves. We bid farewell to David Marshall.
A special mention To Roy & Kae celebrating a first wedding Anniversary, hope there are many more.
D-For was let off the chain to collect for the needy in Pattaya, The Growling Swan Golfers are known throughout Pattaya for their generosity and continue to give to help the less fortunate. We are currently collecting for the families of the 2 caddies that were killed whilst leaving Pattaya CC golf course. To Date We have approx. B15000.00.

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.
Bowls
The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 AM to play 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.

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