The Growling Swan 01/09

Pattavia Century Golf Course– Stableford

Three Amigos play with one coming up “Cross Trumps”!
Two buses left the Growling Swan a little earlier than the scheduled 8.30 am departure time and all golfers were keen as ever to get to The Plantation Course (Pattavia) as it is a favorite of The Growling Swan Golfers.

As buses were full Brad Todd and Peter Grey travelled up the highway with JJ Harney, reports are that the land speed record was shattered. The trip generally takes an hour to an hour and ten, their trip 40 to 45 min. Not to be out done I believe that the trip home it was a quicker journey as Mario Andretty was determined to beat the first bus back that left 25 min prior to the car.The weather was as good as one could hope for at this time of the year with over cast skies keeping the temperatures cool, but there was always the threat of rain. We got through dry with the rain falling as the last group hit the showers.

The course was in good nick as usual with the greens were true but quite fast and tricky. Just ask Dobbsy as he found out on the 2nd green! Three putts were not uncommon on the day.
Bob Cross took the chocolates from J.J. Harney who took out second (on count back) from Mikito Homma coming in 3rd.

RESULTS FOR PATTAVIA
1ST ROB CROSS (28) 37 POINTS
2ND J.J. HARNEY (12) 35 POINTS
3RD MIKITO HOMMA (18) 35 POINTS
4TH JERRY DOBBS (24) 34 POINTS
5TH KEVIN WAYCOTT (8) 33 POINTS
NTP’S
4TH HOLE – KEVIN WAYCOTT
7TH HOLE – JERRY DOBBS
13TH HOLE – MIKE GOSDEN
17TH HOLE – GRAHAM RICE
LFP
9th HOLE – ROCKY LAWSON
18TH HOLE – PETER McDONALD

Our host Peter Grey welcomed back Mikito Homma from the UK. With a farewell to J.J. Harney heading back to Ireland.
The GS is a “friendly” golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, young and old, male or female to have a hit on 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 in playing on 0861 503086

LAWN BOWLS

The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 AM when they go to 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 about 400 baht, so great value for a day out!

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