Growling Swan 15/12
Khao Kheow – 15th December, 2016
Younger wins by Lengths
An eager group of 18 golfers headed out to Khao Keow to tackle A & B nines in that order. The conditions were overcast and with little wind about it seemed perfect for good scoring…that changed quickly when the wind appeared from nowhere and made play that wee bit harder.
Greetings were handed out to Jayson Schembri & Shane “Jockey” Young after both spending approximately 3 months back in cold, wet & windy Melbourne. Jockey did well getting up to play given he was brutally assaulted by his coffee table during the previous evening. Further questioning on the subject only resulted in the synopsis that details were sketchy.
Also a welcome to newcomer Dave Maw from Cambridge UK. Not too many of our crew at The Swan have studied there! Mind you a few should have Phd’s in talking sh1te.
Farewells were handed out to Alex Field and Frank Riley who are both returning to Oz.
Only One Division was required and only one player really got the better of the course. Steve Younger saluted the judge, eased down on the line, as his 38 points seen him 7 points clear from second placed Lorraine Percy’s 31 points.
Three players were tied on the 30 points, with Jayson Schembri winning the Countback there with a 18 point back nine, which promoted him into third spot. JC Lhoste was fourth and John Coetzee had to be satisfied with fifth.
A Grade (0-36):
1st Steve Younger (10) 38 pts
2nd Lorraine Percy (31) 31 pts
3rd Jayson Schembri (22) 30 pts
4th JC Lhoste (28) 30 pts
5th John Coetzee (23) 30pts
B2 Dave Maw
B8 John Edwards
A3 Steve Younger
A5 John Coetzee
A9 Lorraine Percy
B18 Alex Field
Back at the Growling Swan we enjoyed a tasty chicken and potato meal, which was quickly demolished.
In the photo were Shane Young, Glenn Smith, Peter Grey and Steve Younger.
Alex Field let D-For off his chain to collect donations, the Swan’s players and punters are a very generous bunch and keep giving to D-For. All are thanked for their continued contributions to assist the needy children of Pattaya.
For serious golfing with a dash of fun (and compulsory sledging), the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. We also encourage women to play. Please contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 1503 086.
The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10.00 am for open grass bowling at The Retreat. Discounts available to PSC members.