The Growling Swan 13/07
Croc Dundee Stapo!
There was much excitement as we gathered at The Growling Swan in readiness for our outing to ‘Crocodile Rock’ The Judge and Gerri Crilly were the centres of attention as we were keen to see what the PSC handicapper had done to them on the weekend. Bill Steinman was a little more contrite as he had recently been depressed about his golf swing, the world economy, savings and retirement funds. He called the Suicide Hotline and got a call centre in Pakistan. They got all excited and asked him if he could drive a truck.
We fare welled Allen Ray who is returning to Aust, take care mate we will catch up soon enough. As per recent weeks, the weather was great, the greens were ‘slick’ and off the yellow tees, the course played tough, but then again, aren’t they all!
Our compliments are extended to the management of Treasure Hill GC who oversee a fantastic course and have made it available till the end of August at the very good rate of 1,050 THB incl. g/f, caddie and cart. Great value and a great day out!
In a condensed finish, only one player excelled. Mark Stapleton made a comeback bigger than Lazarus and gathered 41 pts. Mark will have to be careful he doesn’t get a new nickname, or, maybe it’s already too late. Bill Steinman and Ebrahim played steadily to garner podium finishes.
A Grade (0-18)
1st Bill Steinman (13) 34 pts
2nd Ebrahim (15) 33 pts
3rd Keith Buchanan (15) 32 pts
B Grade (19-36)
1st Mark Stapleton (19) 41 pts
2nd Bernie McCart (30) 34 pts
3rd Gerri Crilly (26) 32 pts c/b
2 Tom Johanssen
13 Keith Buchanan
17 Martin Kempton
9 John Anderson
18 Tom Johanssen
In the photo from L to R Mark Stapleton (winner B Flight), Bill Steinmann (winner A Flight) & the inform Geri Crilly with Deefa.
Deefa, resplendent in his leather jacket, 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 icy cold cleansing refreshments. Martin Kempton 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.