The Growling Swan 26/1

Khao Kheow-Stableford

Colm and the Colonel have a big day.

Twenty six players assembled in Soi Chaiyapoon in readiness for another outing at a quality course.Today was very special being the official National day of Australia. At the course pre game change room comments were in abundance with Aussie vernacular in full swing.

Have a great day cobber and catch ya for a frothy at the bar,resounding. Pattaya’s resident gun wordsmith from the Mother Country, muttered something about coarse neanderthals and ruffians from the colonies. We still love ya Buckers. The weather was ok, the course in good condition whilst the greens putted truly. The A and C nines from the yellow tees were the challenge for today.

At presentations Peter Grey welcomed back Bob Akapita from holidaying in Cambodia,Richard Shutt, Newcastle New South Wales,Ken White London, England and Keitch Kasami and Toshi Kamikura from Japan.Fred Cuypers was farewelled returning to Perth Western Australia.

In the A grade Colm Mullen handed in a super forty points to take first place whilst Alain Taddei scored a solid thirty five to finish second.
Keitch Kasami also with thirty five was relegated to third on a countback whilst Kevin Waycott was as busy as a three legged sheep dog, in mustering thirty three points to make the podium.

In the B grade Alan Sanders compiled thirty five points which included holing a one hundred and fifty yard shot on A six for a birdie three and four points to finish first. In second place was Jayson Schembri scoring thirty two points.

Lyndsay Slender who was in more strife than a worm with hernia after only scoring twelve points on the first nine made a great comeback on the flip side with nineteen and a total of thirty one. Fourth spot went to Michel Catillon also with thirty one points.

Results for Khao Kheow
A grade 0 – 17

1st Colm Mullen ( 17 ) 40 pts
2nd Alain Taddei ( 17 ) 35 pts
3rd Keitch Kasami ( 6 ) 35 pts
4th Kevin Waycott ( 10 ) 33 pts

B grade 18+
1st Alan Sanders ( 25 ) 35 pts
2nd Jayson Schembri ( 19 ) 32 pts
3rd Lyndsay Slender ( 26 ) 31 pts
4th Michel Catillon ( 18 ) 31 pts

Near pins went to The Sugar Plum fairy on A3,Mike Gosden A5,Keitch Kasami C3 and Michel Catillon C8
Long first putts were won by Colm Mullen on A9 and Michel Catillon C9
Ian Masterson who briefly flirted with the thought of a podium finish, confirmed his status as the Growling Swan’s most honest golfer in winning The Coveted Compass Cap with a display that made Australian federal politics seem as steady as a one legged tight rope walker tackling Niagara Falls.
Deefa swallowed the fines sponderoolies with an appetite not seen since rationing was lifted after WW2 and the golfers are thanked for their generous donations.

Back at the bar mine host Peter Grey provided the snacks which was appreciated.
The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male or 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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