Growling Swan 11/05



Denis steals the show

The Drut

Seventeen starters gathered today at headquarters anticipating the day’s challenges.

Welcomes were handed out to Ban Chang resident Denis Steele and Pattaya’s John Swanson, Kurt- Eric Persson and Seesa Phompimon.

The weather was quite warm with a cool breeze affording some welcome relief.

The greens were in superb condition, however very slow and you know a course is dry when the trees start bribing dogs.

Even from the forward yellow tees only two players were able to beat their handicap with Denis Steele scoring a splendid thirty nine points to stand atop the podium.

In second place and with the biggest reversal in form since Jamie Oliver went from putting icing on the scones in mum’s kitchen to a leading world chef, John Anderson handed in thirty seven points.

Third was Jim Groves with thirty four points, edging out Mike Gosden on the same score.

Results for Eastern Star

1st Denis Steele (16) 39 points

2nd John Anderson (27) 37 points

3rd Jim Groves (14) 34 points

4th Mike Gosden (15) 34 points

Near pins went to Graham Rice on the 3rd, Denis Steele 6th, Mike Gosden 13th and Mark Stapleton 17th.

Long first putts were won by Tony Campbell on the 9th and Peter Grey 18th.

The Coveted Compass Cap was collected by Gordon Clegg in a display of ineptitude not seen since gallstones and coals of fire wreaked havoc on Sodom and Gomorrah.

Deefa was again in full flight however one unnamed player with a penchant for retaining his hard earned was persuaded to part with a few readies after a liberal dose of unguents to the bruised wallet.

The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male and female to have a hit at any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Please contact Peter Grey if you are interested on 0861 503086.


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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