The Growling Swan 07/09

Khao Kheow –  STABLEFORD
Jim Groves – Putting on the Ritz!
After a presumed bout of ‘indulgence poisoning’, we had one cancellation whilst 15 golfers headed to Khao Kheow, a favourite of many in Pattaya.
Graham Rice was an obviously happy man. When asked the reason, he stated, “This morning I lay back exhausted, gazing happily out the window. Despite my concerns about my inexperience, my rhubarb had come up a treat”.
Peter Bailey (Darwin) was welcomed and we played off the yellow tees on A and B nines. The weather and the course were perfect and one wonders when the wet season will arrive and spoil these current idyllic conditions for golf.
After an enjoyable round, one really happy camper was Jim Groves. After recently fine tuning his game in Hua Hin, It was like watching the Pro’s on Golf Channel as Jim shot the lights out with a stunning 41 pts to blitz the field. An outstanding score on a great course!
Happy Graham Rice swooked his way to 34 pts to edge Martin Todd on 33. whilst the day’s lucky falang, Kevin Waycott was rewarded with mediocrity to pip a log-jam field.
1st Jim Groves (13) 41pts
2nd Graham Rice (12) 34pts
3rd Martin Todd (11) 33pts
4th Kevin Waycott (8) 30pts
Near Pins
A3 Mike Gosden
A5 Ebrahim
B3 Kevin Waycott
B8 Peter Bailey
Longest First Putt
A9 Gerri Crilly
B9 Mark Stapleton
Back at the Swan, over frosty frothies, we contemplated how to improve at our next outing, Gerri Crilly in particular, was like a kid in a lolly shop when the sausage rolls arrived.
It seems that golfers are starting to flock again to Pattaya, as the next fixture starting sheet was on overload and we suggest you put your name down early to ensure 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 Sundays at 10 am 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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