The Growling Swan 25/05


Pleasant Valley GC – 25th May 2015

Ice Cool Graham Rice gets the chocolates!

The Script so far………….

With 20 on the sheets we had 2 late withdrawals 18 0f us headed out to the picturesque Pleasant Valley.

We welcomed back Dave Fletcher (no sooner do we welcome him and we are saying farewell) Rob Cross, Rocky Lawson, Peter McDonald & Peter Muldoon (all from Vic Aust). And Takeshi Hakozaki from Japan. Farewell to Troy Pickford returning to Aust, I am sure that we will see more of Troy.

It was quite a warm day with a little breeze; course was in good nick with the greens being, as they normally are here, as fast as A Pizza Hut Delivery Driver. Carts were permitted on the fairways which seemed a little water affected in places.

You could have thrown a blanket over our four place getters it was that close, all played well with some big hitters amongst them.

Results for Pleasant Valley

1st Graham Rice (14) 40 pts.

2nd Takeshi Hakozaki (13) 39 pts.

3rd Jim Groves (13)  38 pts.

4th Peter Muldoon (27) 36 pts.

Near pins went to KeV Waycott on the 5th, Jim Groves on the 8th, Takeshi on the 13th and Keith Buchanan on the 17th.

Long first putts were won by Rocky Lawson on the 9th and Troy Pickford on 18th.

Upon being awarded The Coveted Compass Cap, Peter Grey was heard to say,”I can never remember this course till I get here and then I remember I should not be here”.

Our resident hound Defeat was once again on hand to collect donations from the generous punters and they are thanked for their efforts.

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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