The Growling swan 22/2
Toddy fends of Boris Cuypers to take it out at Rayong!
Twenty nine golfers were on time and more than eager to descend upon, and out play Rayong CC. Many of us were playing at Rayong CC for only the second time in the last year and a half.
On entering the grounds it stands out that this course needs some work done. I think we all agree that the course is quite good with the lay out being tough but good (probably too many bunkers for my liking) Facilities are not that flash, the club house is so far out of date. This place really needs an injection of cash to keep up with the times. It is priced as to what it should be.
The golf gave some good results with 3 countbacks out of the 2 divisions. Martin Todd led the way beating Fred Cuypers by a solitary point, with Mike Gosden and Jim Groves coming in a further 2 points in the rear. Yet another countback. Division 2 went to Kae Dayton beating Alain Taddei on a countback with Frank Waterhouse and John Anderson having to be separated with a countback to give us 3rd and 4th.
1st Martin Todd (10) 35 pts.
2nd Fred Cuypers (17) 34 pts.
3rd Mike Gosden (18) 32 pts.
4th Jim Groves (11) 32 pts.
1st Kae Dayton (21) 35 pts.
2nd Alain Taddei (20) 35 pts.
3rd Frank Waterhouse (19) 32 pts.
4th John Anderson (30) 32 pts.
5, Graham Rice.
7, Peter Grey.
11, Martin Tood.
16, Bernie McCart.
Longest 1st Putt:
9, Mike Gosden.
18, Patrick Engles.
Presentation was held at the course as today is a Big Buddah Day and as we abide by the rules and laws of Thailand. The Growling Swan is not open for beer sales.
After 18 holes of pain and suffering we welcomed back Bill Steinmann and fare welled Troy Pickford, Sam Crowley, Fred Cuypers and Paul Jackson. We wish you all safe travel and hope that you are back soon.
Resident charity hound, D-For gratefully received donations from the players and they are thanked for their continued contributions. All ‘D-For’ for this month and next month are going to the families of the caddies from Pattaya CC Golf Course that were tragically killed leaving work at the Golf Course. TOTAL TO DATE is B16,840.00………..
For serious golfing with a dash of fun, 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 at 10 AM to play on Sundays 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.