Growling Swan 30/03


Pattavia – 30th March 2015

Ebrahim and Ellis Pick of the Crop

The Drut

Twenty three starters for today’s exercise and a very capable bunch indeed tackled the road into the course which resembles an extension of the main drag through Damascus.

Welcomes were handed out to Stewart Mann, Phil Brewster and Bernie McCart from Australia and Pattaya resident Alex Field.

Pleasant playing conditions greeted and despite the greens being trickier than the thirty seventh president of the United States, putted truly.

Ebrahim with a stylish thirty nine points won A grade whilst Pierre Cere and Geoff Bracegirdle on thirty seven and thirty six respectively rounded it out.

The battle at the top of the B grade was tighter than the skin around Eva Gabor’s eyes after another facelift, with Roger Ellis and Max Bracegirdle both on thirty three points.

Sandy Leiper who said he was as stiff as an eskimo’s licorice not to take the major spoils due to a couple of wayward shots down the stretch, handed in twenty nine points to prop up the grade.

Results for Pattavia

A grade 0 – 19

1st Ebrahim (17) 39 pts

2nd Pierre Cere (10) 37 pts

3rd Geoff Bracegirdle (16) 36 pts

B grade 20+

1st Roger Ellis (27) 33 pts

2nd Max Bracegirdle (23) 33 pts

3rd Sandy Leiper (27) 29 pts

Near pins were won by Geoff Bracegirdle on the fourth, Sandy Leiper the seventh, and Pierre Cere on thirteen and seventeen.

Long first putts went to Roger Ellis on the ninth and Fred Cuypers the eighteenth.

The Coveted Compass Cap was won by Kevin Morris who lamented the fact his putter was colder than Hotfoot’s nose, the winning lead dog in the 1973 Iditarod Great Sled Race

Once again Deefa collected many donations for the needy children of Pattaya.

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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