The Growling Swan 03/08
Gosden – tames the Croc ….. nearly!
There was much excitement as we gathered at The Growling Swan in readiness for our outing to Treasure Hill. Our host, Peter Grey was particularly pleased with the new machine installed at the local gymnasium. Just by pressing a button he gets a Kit Kat, Mars Bar and many other delights.
Greetings were extended to Alan Flynn and John Davis made a welcome return.
Treasure Hill is currently available to all PSC members at the very good rate of 1,050 THB incl. g/f, caddie and cart and we took advantage of this deal with an additional outing to our normal roster. This rate is available til the end of August.
After being rained out last Wednesday, we were pleased to enjoy an absolutely perfect balmy day. We played from the yellow markers and as always, Treasure Hill played tough with its long par fours, undulating greens and strategically placed hazards, many scores reflected this.
Bill Steinman, refreshed after the weekend nocturnal activities, continued his good form, but was pipped on a count-back by the wily Mike Gosden who proved it is possible to ’nearly’ tame this course. Like us all, he well remembers how ‘the Croc’ can bite you on the derriere very quickly.
On a keenly contested leader-board, count-backs were required and Alan Flynn, Martin Todd and Craig Duncan put in solid efforts to round out the place-getters.
1st Mike Gosden (15) 36 pts c/b
2nd Bill Steinman (13) 36 pts
3rd Alan Flynn (11) 35 pts c/b
4th Martin Todd (11) 35 pts
5th Craig Duncan (13) 34 pts
2 Kevin Waycott
6 Martin Todd
13 Mike Gosden
17 Bill Steinman
9 Alan Flynn
18 Martin Todd
Deefa, the Growling Swan charity mutt, snaffled many donations and the players are thanked for their continued contributions to assist the needy children of Pattaya.
Back at ‘The Swan’ it was more bonding over icey cold cleansing refreshments. Alex Field led the tales of woe until the bilges were full.
For serious golfing 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 086 1503 086.
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.