The Growling Swan 22/5

 Thursday, 22nd May – Burapha  – 4 Person Scramble – Random Draw

 Rosco’s Boys Take Out The Scramble!

 It was the time for our Monthly “Novelty” Game and the format this time was a 4 Person Scramble with a random draw, matching 2 low handicappers & 2 high handicappers together in each group. We had 20 golfers eager to participate which was perfect as it gave us 5 teams and we assembled at The Growling Swan in readiness for our departure to the classy Burapha Golf & Country Club. We welcomed Rosco Langoulant from Rosco’s Sports Bar & Grill in Soi Honey and also Andrew Purdie, formerly from Queensland but now a Pattaya Resident. Leaving the GS 5 minutes early at 8.25 am we arrived at the course 35 minutes later and had plenty of time to do the Random Draw and have a chip and a putt. B & D nines was the designated combination on the day and we got our first group away 3 minutes later that scheduled at 10.08 am in lovely weather conditions with a gentle breeze. The golf course was as usual in perfect condition with lush fairways and magnificently prepared greens and with only light “traffic” ahead of us we were able to maintain a steady pace and as is expected with a 4 person Scramble we completed the round in just a couple of minutes over four hours. It had been an excellent day with very good company.

As it was a 4 person Scramble with just 5 teams competing there were awards for first & second placed teams. There were also rewards for nearest the pin on the four par 3’s and longest first putts on the A9 & C9 greens.

The winning team was Rosco Langoulant, John Davis, Andrew Allen & Dick Brainbridge with a net score of 60.5 and the runners up were Andrew Purdie, Bill Steinman, Peter Grey & Jerry Dobbs with a net score of 61.2.

 Results for Burapha:

1st –Rosco Langoulant, John Davis, Andrew Allen & Dick Braimbridge (team handicap of 9.5) – net  60.5

2nd – Andrew Purdie, Bill Steinman, Peter Grey & Jerry Dobbs (team handicap of 7.8) – net 61.2


B3 – John O’Donoghue

B8 – Sandy Leiper

D2 – Geri Crilly

D8 – Andrew Allen


B9 – Sandy Leiper

D9 – Russell Calcutt

As it was a team event there was no NAGA award on the day andAndrew kindly paraded Deefa the Dog and of course collected many donations for the needy in Pattaya from our generous Growling Swan Golfers. Back at The Growling Swan afterwards there were just a few of us and the main topic of conversation was how much everyone had enjoyed the day and the random draw format which had brought golfers together that do not normally play with each other. It was yet another successful “novelty” day which will continue on a Monthly basis.

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 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

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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