The Growling Swan15/06

Khao Kheow – 15th JUNE, 2015

Muz the master at Khao Kheow!

Monday brought 16 golfers at the ready for the Growling Swan’s outing at Khao Kheow, a favourite of many golfers in Pattaya.

We played A and B Nines in that order. The course was in good nick, considering the heavy rain in Pattaya overnight. As usual, the weather was steamy and most of our walkers found the going quite tough, particularly off the yellow tees with minimal run on the fairways, although this was not the case for Sal Brizzi, our low marker. Sal turned the corner at level par and continued on his merry way to shake off a persistent Peter McDonald.

Today’s scores were generally low and Graham Rice and Freddy Starbeck took advantage to glean a podium finish, just edging out the evergreen Ebrahim.

Rocky Lawson had difficulty timing his putts whilst his playing partners were talking, but he must understand that sledging is compulsory, especially from his riff raff playing partners. It is also rude to putt whilst your group is talking!


1st   Sal Brizzi (5) 37pts

2nd   Peter McDonald (16) 34pts

3rd   Graham Rice (13) 32 pts

4th   Freddy Starbeck (14) 29 pts


A3  Graham Rice

A6  Sal Brizzi

B3  Zippo

B8  Graham Rice



A9 Rocky Lawson

B9 Mike Gosden

In the pic from left to right, Peter McDonald, Deefa and Sal Brizzi, with Rocky Lawson taking a sneak peek..

Back at the bar, after several coldies, Rocky Lawson pointed to two old drunks sitting across the bar and said to his mate Rob Cross, “That’ll be us in 10 years”!

Rob’s reply, ‘That’s a mirror, you idiot”!

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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