The Growling Swan 22/06

PATTANA SPORT CLUB – 22nd June, 2015

HURLEY gets the Choccies!
Some stray cats were still heading home as 20 Growling Swan golfers were heading to Pattana last Monday. Greetings were handed out to Richard Hurley, Tom Johanssen, Mark Holcombe, Bent Agerbo and Chris Jaconovic. Fletch presented a tad forlornly. It seems his girlfriend had greeted him at the front door wearing a sexy negligee. The problem was, she was coming home.
Pattana’s service was exemplary and the course presented in fantastic condition, especially the lush greens which were a treat to putt on. The weather was perfect with a gentle zephyr breeze keeping tempers cool as the course certainly bared its claws. We played B & C nines off the yellow tees. At 6,200 yards is seemed a little short in length, however, the gusting breezes and numerous water hazards sorted out a few errant drives.
Andrew Allen always has an eventful day at golf and today he became quite miffed. His caddie withdrew his driver from his golf bag at an obscure angle and snapped the shaft. The course marshall kindly lent Andrew another driver and arranged for his to be repaired. The problem was, at a cost of 1,200 THB.
The returning Richard Hurley played a fine round (76 gross) to win with a leg in the air. Mark Holcombe, John Anderson and gentleman Jim Groves rounded out the placings.
1st Richard Hurley (7) 40pts
2nd Mark Holcombe (12) 36pts
3rd John Anderson (29) 36 pts
4th Jim Groves (12) 34pts
B3 Martin Kempton
B7 John Anderson
C2 Mark Holcombe
C7 Khan Speechley

Long First Putt:
9 Khan Speechley,
18 Richard Hurley

Deefa (our charity collector dog) snaffled many donations and the players are thanked for their continued generosity. The donations go to the needy children of Pattaya.
Back at ‘The Swan’ the effervescent Dave Fletcher was farewelled in fine style
For some serious golf with a dash of fun, the Growling Swan 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 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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