The Growling Swan 18/11

Monday, 18th November – Greenwood, B & C – Stableford

Big John, Ebrahim & Sandy Win At Greenwood!

With many visitors in town we ended up with a very large field of 37 golfers even after a couple of “no shows” and it was “all happening” at The Growling Swan as we assembled there in readiness for the journey up 331 to Greenwood. We were very happy to welcome my very good friend Frankie Sharratt from Derby, UK, Rosco Langoulant from Rosco’s Sports Bar in Pattaya, Richard Scott from Bournmouth in the UK, Bob Maluga from Mebourne and once more Bob Akapita from his work at Gove in the Northern Territory of Australia. Also a very large contingent from Geraldton in Western Australia namely Glen Reeves, Sam Bennett, Jayson Moylan, Len Commons, Scott Baumgarten, Luke Anderson, Geoff Hancock, John Lee, Neil Herd, Brian King & Mark Rossiter. We got away from the GS right on time at 8.30 am and in four mini vans headed off through the Monday morning traffic without too many holdups although 331 was as busy as ever and we arrived at the golf course 55 minutes later. It was not too busy so we were able to tee off as soon as we were ready and our first four ball hit off right on our scheduled 10.00 am tee time. The weather was perfect being fine and sunny but not too hot and the golf course was in very good condition with very few wet patches on the fairways as a result of the recent rains and although we had traffic in front of us we proceeded at a steady pace and completed the round in four hours & fifteen minutes. The company was great, the golf course excellent and it was a very enjoyable round of golf.

We had 3 Divisions – Division A for handicaps 0 to 13, Division B for handicaps 14 to 20 and Division C for handicaps 21 & over with 4 places in each Division. There were also rewards for nearest the pins on the four par threes and longest first putts on the B9 & C9 greens.

The A Division was won by big John Pierrel with 35 points and Kev “Wayco” Waycott came second with 33 points. With 3 golfers on 32 points there was a three way count back for third & fourth spots with Mike Allidi (17 point back nine & 14 points on the last 6 holes) finishing third from Jason Moylan (17 point back nine & 13 points on the last 6 holes) in fourth spot and Frankie Sharratt (16 point back nine) just missed out. Ebrahim was once again victorious in Division B with an excellent 38 points and with three players on 33 points another count back was required. This resulted in Wayne Harman (18 point back nine) finishing second from John Davis (17 point back nine) in third spot and Rosco Langoulant (16 point back nine) was fourth. C Division was won by Sandy “Cindy Lauper” Leiper with 33 points, 4 points ahead of Andre Barril in second place and J C Lhoste was third with 28 points, 1 point more than Brian King who finished fourth.

Results for Greenwood:

Division A – 0 to 13
1st – John Pierrel (11) – 35 points
2nd – Kev Waycott (8) – 32 points
3rd – Mike Allidi (2) – 32 points
4th – Jason Moylan (9) – 32 points

Division B – 14 to 20
1st – Ebrahim (18) – 38 points
2nd – Wayne Harman (14) – 33 points
3rd – John Davis (20) – 33 points
4th – Rosco Langoulant (14) – 33 points

Division C – 21 & over
1st – Sandy Leiper (36) – 33 points
2nd – Andre Barril (22) – 29 points
3rd – J C Lhoste (23) – 28 points
4th – Brian King (23) – 27 points

NTP’s
B2 – Peter Blackburn
B5 – Peter Blackburn
C3 – No-one
C6 – Mark Rossiter

LFP’s
B9 – Rosco Langoulant
C9 – Sandy Leiper

The Growling Swan NAGA Award, (awarded to the golfer who has the worst score on the day and discreetly their score is not made public) was won by newcomer Richard Scott and he accepted the award in good spirit. Max then kindly paraded Deefa the Dog and of course collected many donations for the needy in Pattaya from our generous Growling Swan Golfers. We then headed back to The Growling Swan for many Aussie cold, low priced beers and of course discussed the day’s event in detail with what was what could have been. It had been another great day’s golf with a terrific bunch of guys and many more to come.

Growling Swan Golf, the home of friendly golf in Pattaya welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays & Thursdays, meeting at The Growling Swan (formerly The Bunker Bar) in Soi Chaiyapoon at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am. For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to petermalcolmblackburn@gmail.com

We also play bowls out of the Growling Swan every Wednesday and Sunday. Sunday is Lawn Bowls and Wednesday is Indoor Bowls. All are welcome and for anyone that is interested the transport leaves The Growling Swan at 10.00am on each of those mornings. For more information please contact Paul Rennison on 0843 454 005.

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