The Growling Swan 17/08
Treasure Hill – 17th August, 2015
Superb, Sublime, Supreme Steinman!
Inspired by Aussie, Jason Day’s record breaking overnight win in the US PGA Championship, 22 bleary eyed stalwarts made their way to Treasure Hill GC. Warm welcomes were extended to Cameron Beal and Alan Flynn.
Another perfect sultry day greeted us and with an easier than normal bus trip, we teed up off the yellow markers before scheduled time.
Once again, our compliments are extended to the management of Treasure Hill GC who oversee a fantastic course and have made it available til the end of August at the very good rate of 1,050 THB incl. g/f, caddie and cart. Well done indeed!
Cries of anguish were heard as the sniggering, semi-aquatic reptile on the 16th, jangled the nerves of Kevin Waycott and Patrick Poussier. Whilst most struggled on this fine course, we had one outstanding performance. I’m sure I heard Bill Steinman coming up the 18th fairway singing, ‘Ding dong, the witch is dead” as he signed off for a superb 41pts Bill romped to a 5 point victory in A Grade over Alan Flynn and John Davis.In B Grade, a popular podium finisher was Niall Stuart who was pipped by Jeremy Dobbs and Khan Speechley.
A Grade (0-18)
1st Bill Steinman (12) 41 pts
2nd Alan Flynn (11) 36 pts c/b
3rd John Davis (15) 36 pts
B Grade (19-36)
1st Jeremy Dobbs (24) 35 pts
2nd Khan Speechley (19) 34 pts
3rd Niall Stuart (35) 30 pts
2 & 6 Bill Steinman
13 Jim Groves
17 Khan Speechley
9 Jeremy Dobbs
18 John Anderson
Back at The Growling Swan, Russell paraded Deefa, who gratefully collected many donations and the players are thanked for their continued contributions to assist the needy children of Pattaya.
In our host, Peter Grey’s absence we celebrated Bill and Niall’s ‘day out’ and farewelled Jeremy Dobbs with great mirth. John Anderson was thanked for his continued contribution in checking the cards.
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.