The Growling Swan 03/10

Phoenix CC – 3rd October, 2016.


George takes the Tosca!

Twenty three golfers, with expectations high gathered at the Growling Swan for our first trip to Phoenix. I am not sure as to why we don’t go to this course as traveling time is certainly in its favor.

The weather was somewhat warm but a little overcast. The first nine we played it was a little uncomfortable to start (weather wise). The back nine was even better the temperature had dropped and the threat of rain was out there. We got thru with no rain to mention.

What a fantastic Course, it was in great nick, we played Lake and Ocean 9’s from the white tees. This would have to be one of the best courses that I have played at with the facilities the way they are, also the staff are out to help and make your day enjoyable.

As you will see the scores were not fantastic, you can put that down to fact that it is a tough course. Playing 2 Flights it was George McEwan that took out A Flight from Bill Steinmann with Peter Bailey filling 3rd spot. B Flight saw Glenn Smith  scale the podium once again to take the chocolates from Sandy Leiper with Peter Grey taking 3rd spot.


A Flight

1st George McEwan (15) 32 pts

2nd Bill Steinmann (12) 31 pts

3rd Peter Bailey (14) 30 pts

B Flight

1st Glenn Smith (30) 36 pts

2nd Sandy Leiper (29) 34 pts 

3rd Peter Grey (36) 30 pts

Nearest The Pin’s

2nd D-For

7th Bill Steinmann

14th Martin Todd

16th Martin Todd

Longest One Putt:

9th Alan Sanders.

18th Keith Buchanan.

In the photo from L to R; George McEwan and Bill Steinmann, with a guest appearance from The Jock Shane Young. Also a shy Abbo in the back ground!

Back at Head Quarters we welcomed Takeshi Hakosarki, Rod Kettle, Graham Lawrie, Peter Bailey and Fred Dineley. We said farewell to Paul Avery and Shane young both returning to Australia, we wish them both well and safe travel!

D-For (our charity dog) was let off his chain and gratefully received significant donations from many and they are thanked for their continued contributions. All ‘D-For’ donations are directed to projects to assist the needy children of Pattaya.

For some serious golf with a dash of fun, come on down to The Growling Swan on Mondays and Thursdays, contact Peter Grey if you are interested in playing, on 0861 503086.

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