Growling Swan 09/05

Thursday, 9th May – Crystal Bay, C & A – Stableford

Hacky Wins Again!

There were 18 starters for the day’s competition at the ever popular Crystal Bay Golf Course and they assembled at The Growling Swan eager to hit the road. There was a very good contingent of Growling Swan Delinquents and in fact they had one of the two mini vans reserved specifically for themselves (It’s always better to keep them separate from our non-delinquent golfers!). Departing the GS 5 minutes early at 8.25 am on a warm sunny morning there was only light traffic which made the journey just 45 minutes. The first four ball got away 15 minutes ahead of schedule at 9.45 am and as usual the course was in tip top condition with the greens quite fast & tricky for some. There were some pretty good scores posted but just 4 golfers managed to play better than their handicap. It was a humid day with a drop of rain before the start and later on thunder could be heard but no more rain eventuated.

As a result of the small field we had just the one grade with six podium places and 4 nearest the pins & longest first putts on the 9th & 18th greens.

Continuing his winning form was Paul Hack who won the day with a fine 42 points, 2 points ahead of Ebrahim in second place. There was a count back for third & fourth with 2 golfers on 37 points resulting in Sandy “Leiperfrog” Leiper just pipping Fred Dineley. Sal Brizzi finished in fifth spot with 35 points, 1 point ahead of 6th placegetter Alain “Inspector Clouseau”.

Results for Crystal Bay:

1st – Paul Hack (13) – 42 points
2nd – Ebrahim (15) – 40 points
3rd – Sandy Leiper (34) – 37 points
4th – Fred Dineley (27) – 37 points
5th – Sal Brizzi (7) – 35 points
6th – Alain Taddei (17) – 34 points

C4 – Paul Hack
C7 – Alain Taddei
A5 – No-one good enough
A8 – Fred Dineley

C9 – Shane Young
A9 – Shane Young

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 once again won by Growling Swan Mine Host Peter Grey who naturally wore the NAGA Cap with distinction in the bar afterwards where the Aussie cold, low priced beers went down a treat and a good “crack” was had by all.

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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