Growling Swan 02/04





28 April Fools’ Day survivors gathered for the Growling Swan’s venture to Crystal Bay. Greetings were handed out to Asif Namyoon, Ross Bishop, Anton Rowbahan, Louis Rinaldi, Chris Playforth, Paul Kevining and Rick Forrest (all from WA)..

The recent sultry weather was again with us, but a fresh zephyr brought welcome relief and benign conditions. We played C and A Nines in that order (A nine was used for the count-backs). The course was in good nick and held its own against some, however, playing off the 5,900 yard, yellow tees enabled some high scoring..

Ebrahim’s trusty ‘down the middle’ swing, ensured he collected the easter eggs in A Grade, whilst Bear Wilks got the extra chocolate Bilby over Marc Henkel In B Grade. The ‘Colonel’, once again got a smile from the Easter Bunny and added to his plethora of recent podium finishes.

The boys from WA sledged their way round the course in great spirit and Louis Rinaldi, in particular, had a great day out to collect the revered Compass Cap.


A Grade (0 – 21 hcp)

1st Ebrahim (17) 42 pts

2nd Kevin Waycott (10) 41 pts

3rd Alain Taddai (18) 39 pts

4th Bill Steinman (14) 39 pts


B Grade (22 + hcp)

1st Bear Wilks (26) 41 pts

2nd Mark Henkel (24) 41 pts

3rd Alan Sanders (23) 39 pts

4th Jerry Dobbs (23) 38 pts



C4 Sandy Leiper

C& Ebrahim

A5 Chris Playforth

C7 Kevin Waycott

Long Putt: C9 Jerry Dobbs, A9 Anton Rowbaham

Compass Cap: Louis Rinaldi

Deefa (our charity collector dog) was delighted to receive many donations and the players are thanked for their continued generosity.

Back at ‘The Swan’, Alan Sanders and Jerry Dobbs were bode farewell over several cold frothies and they both intend to dig up their garden beds for their next assaults on Pattaya golf courses.

For serious golfing with 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. Please contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 1503 086.

In the picture from L to R; JM Bear Wilks, Alan Colonel Sanders & Ebrahim Al-Ansari.


The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Wednesdays at 10 AM to play at Cocos on undercover synthetic greens and on Sundays at the same time 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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