The Growling Swan 16/07

CRYSTAL BAY – 16th July, 2015

It was 16 combatants eagerly waiting to take that journey to Crystal Bay, on of the many favourite courses for The Growling Swan golfers.
Boasting and bragging rights were up for grabs as it appeared that a few scores that needed to be settled from last Thursdays round of golf. Two of our “Super Stars” were out for revenge after last weeks right up, well they got that all be it against only one from the unbelievable shellacking!
Greetings were handed out to Paul Sharples and Harry Wsyzola both returning and we fare welled Dave Fletcher, John Edwards and The Judge Eric Black.g and Rick Forrest (all from WA)..
The weather conditions were on our side, although quite warm cloud cover and a slight breeze made the day rather pleasant. The course was in good nick with the greens playing true. We played C and A Nines in that order (A nine was used for the count-backs), playing from the White Tees put our golfers to the test.
Ebrahim’s trusty ‘down the middle’ swing, ensured he collected the chochlates in A Grade, with Ricey & The Viper equaling for second.


1st Ebrahim (15) 41 pts
2nd Graham Rice (13) 38 pts
3rd Mark Stapleton (19) 38 pts
4th Paul Sharples (14) 39 pts

C3 Lucky Draw M. Gosden.
C7 Alain Taddai
A5 Paul Sharples
A8 John Edwards
Long Putt:
C9 Shane Young
A9 Peter Grey.
Back at the Swan The Ice Cold Throffies were flowing as we bid farewell to the guys that were leaving. Ricey was caught wiping a tear from his eye, I am not sure if he will miss The Judge or the money that he was taking from him!
Deefa (our charity collector dog) was delighted to receive many donations and the players are thanked for their continued generosity.
For serious golfing with compulsory sledging, 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.
In the picture from L to R; The Judge Eric Black, Ebrahim, Graham Rice & John Anderson.
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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