Growling Swan 24/11
PSC GOLF REPORT – GROWLING SWAN – STROKE
“NOVEMBER MONTHLY MUG”
“KEVIN GROSE MEMORIAL SHIELD”
PATTAVIA – THURSDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2016/59
DENIS HOLDS NERVES OF STEELE!
Three bus loads plus cars were needed to ferry all the golfers to the Pattavia golf course on this sunny and clear day.
With continued wet weather still lurking at the end of this wet season, it is a bit of an unknown as to what the condition of the courses will be when we get there. Fortunately this course was very presentable and playable, although the bunker sands were fairly compacted and the ground was heavy in places.
Lift clean and place was ruled on the fairways and first cut accordingly, and the white tees were elected as the yellows had not been handicap rated yet, due to new placements.
It was the Growling Swan Mug day, so a stroke round was the order of the day, and three divisions were relegated.
The Mug sponsor (Steve Younger) generously increased his sponsor donation and this meant that a much larger pot awaited the day’s winner of the Mug.
Today was also the Kevin Grose Memorial Shield which commemorates a past friend who departed 4 years ago.
Only one golfer held his nerve and managed to beat par. Denis Steele (Steeley) took out the Mug and the shield with a solid nett 70 off his 12 handicap. (Read below for division results)
Back at the Swan for presentations and a hearty feed put on by our host Peter Grey and sponsor Steve Younger, Pete welcomed Fez and Shane from Karratha, Dave Kemp, Richard Dobson, John Coetzee, Tony Rudeforth, Fred Firman and Nigel Hemson.
Rudy Regenass bids us farewell as he heads off to China before returning to South Africa. He hopes to be back here in April.
For anyone interested, Rudy is organizing a golf tour in South Africa later next year. If anyone (including partners) is keen to see wild African game and play some good courses, get in touch with the Swan for further details.
Sal Brizzi took D-For for a walk and again collected many baht which will go toward the next charity recipient, of which the Growling Swan golfers and patrons can be proud to be associated with.
DIVISION A (0 – 13 HANDICAP)
1ST – DENIS STEELE (12) 70 NETT
2ND – BILL STEINMANN (11) 73 NETT
3RD – STEVE YOUNGER (13) 74 NETT C/B
DIVISION B (14 – 23 HANDICAP)
1ST – FRANK RILEY (22) 73 NETT
2ND – MASHI KANETA (15) 75 NETT C/B
3RD _ JOHN COETZEE (22) 75 NETT C/B
DIVISION C (24 – 36 HANDICAP)
1ST – NIGEL HENSON (26) 73 NETT
2ND – PATRICK POUSSIER (27) 74 NETT
3RD – JOHN ANDERSON (29) 75 NETT C/B
4 – TONY RUDEFORTH
7 – STEELEY
16 – MR HACKSTER
17 – FRANK RILEY
9 – ANDREW (TURTLE) ALLEN
18 – DAVID STREVENS
In the photo from L to R Frank Riley and Nigel Henson.
For a friendly game of Golf with a relaxed atmosphere The Growling Swan is a friendly golf outlet that caters for and encourages all golfers, Male or female, the young and the old. We play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many great clubs in and around Pattaya. If you are interested you can call Peter Grey on 08161503086, or call in to the bar.
Bus departs The Growling Swan on Sunday mornings at 10am for Bowling at The Retreat! Return bus fare and a good game of bowls is priced reasonable, Discount available for PSC Members.