Growling Swan 11/08

The Coach Came to Play!!

Twenty Six golfers lined up to board the 3 buses to take on Crystal Bay Golf Course. Weather was on the warm side with little or no breeze to mention. Recent rain ensured that we got this course in great nick.

We played C & A nines in that order and attacked the course from the front tees, there was plenty of run and as you will see by the scores players were hitting form. Also the greens played true which also made life a little easier! Two divisions were the order of the day with A Flight being 0 to 17.7 and B Flight being 17.8.

The Coach did his normal thing and played at 12 o’clock (straight down the middle) gathering 43 points along the way a great effort. Closely followed by Phil Taylor with Stuart Brown and Glenn Henriksen filling all spots on the podium.

B Flight saw The Viper (Mark Stapleton) back to the good form that we are all use to seeing, 41 points another great effort. Then we two of the Three Amigos (Stooges) being separated by a count back, Boris Cuypers (Fred) finished fourth.


A Grade

1st Mike Gosden (17.7) 43pts

2nd Phil Taylor (17) 42pts

3rd Stuart Brown (14) 40 pts

4th Glenn Henriksen (11) 38pts

 B Grade

1st Mark Stapleton (18) 41pts

2nd Rocky Lawson (21) 40pts c/b

3rd Rob Cross (28) 40pts

4th Fred Cuypers (18) 37pts


C4 Mark Stapleton

C7 Stuart Brown

B4 Greg Proctor

B6 Mike Gosden

 Long Putt:

C9 Mike Gosden

B9 Fred Cuypers

In the Photo are today’s winners, from L to R: Mike Gosden with Mark Stapleton.

D-For (our charity collector dog) was delighted to receive many donations and the players are thanked for their continued generosity. Growling Swanners are renowned for the generous support that they put behind D-For.

Back at ‘The Swan’, we welcomed back Fred (Boris) Cuypers back from The USSR and also welcomed back Peter Bye calling in for some R & R. We fare welled The Viper Mark Stapleton and Kevin Smith both are heading back to Australia, we wish you both a safe and pleasant journey. Mine host Peter Grey was thanked for once again putting on the fine spread.

The GS is a friendly golf outlet and 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 0861 503086.


The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 am for open grass bowling at The Retreat. 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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