Growling Swan 06/06

Thursday, 6th June – Mountain Shadow – Stableford

Veteran Ted On Top At The Mountain!

Following the withdrawal of your writer due to a motorbike accident on Wednesday we were down to just 15 golfers for the journey to Mountain Shadow and as we assembled at the Growling Swan we welcomed Tony Yemn from Western Australia who was with us for the first time. I farewelled the guys at 8.35 am, 5 minutes later than scheduled and am told the journey was just 44 minutes. The course was looking good and the first group got away about 10 minutes ahead of schedule, completing the round in about four hours & ten minutes.

Due to the smaller field we just had the one grade and went down to five places. There were rewards for nearest the pins on all the par threes and longest first putts on the 9th & 18th greens.

In top spot was veteran Ted Morris and his 37 points was the best score of the day. With 3 golfers on 34 points a count back was required which resulted in Ebrahim (17 point back nine) finishing second from Sal Brizzi (16 point back nine) in third place and Paul Hack (15 point back nine) was fourth. Another count back saw Mark West (18 point back nine) finish fifth, edging out the luckless Geri Crilly (16 point back nine) with both having 33 points.

Results for Mountain Shadow:

1st – Ted Morris (12) – 37 points
2nd – Ebrahim (15) – 34 points
3rd – Sal Brizzi (7) – 34 points
4th – Paul Hack (11) – 34 points
5th – Mark West (14) – 33 points

5th – Ted Morris
8th – Ebrahim
15th – Paul Hack
17th – Ebrahim

9th – Geri Crilly
18th – Sal Brizzi

The Growling Swan NAGA Award, (awarded to the golfer who has the worst score on the day and discreetly their score is not made public) was won by newcomer Tony Yemn and graciously accepted the cap. Dick “Reverend” Braimbridge was kind enough to parade Deefa the Dog and of course collected many donations for the needy in Pattaya from our generous Growling Swan Golfers. I waited for the guys to return to the bar where they immediately got stuck into the beers and it would appear that a good time was had by all. I would personally like to thank Paul Hack, Graham Buckingham and Dick Braimbridge for stepping in and covering for me on the day – Well done boys!

Growling Swan Golf, the home of friendly golf in Pattaya welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays & Thursdays, meeting at The Growling Swan (formerly The Bunker Bar) in Soi Chaiyapoon at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to

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