The Growling Swan 25/02

Crystal Bay – 25th of Feb. 2016.
By James Olsen.
Roy “Plumbs” Dayton Makes it Mug No. 5!

Three busloads of eager golfers gathered today to test their skill at the Bay, 27 players in all. The weather was great with a nice breeze in attendance and the course in good condition, and the greens were quite difficult on both nines. We took up the challenge from the White Tees on Courses B & A. This is the first time in 2 years that we have taken on the B course and we were not disappointed. What a great 9 this scribe had forgotten just how good it was.
On the buses Gerri kept mentioning that now that Jockey had gone home he now has more money to do things! The banter was as per normal “Go big or go home.” Rumor has it there was a game going on within the game, Lefties v righties.
Two Divisions were the order of the day with Pierre Cere taking out Div 1 from Steve Younger with the narrowest of margins. Division 2 went to today’s Monthly Mug winner Roy Dayton with a very good score of net 66 leaving Daylight between he and the other punters. Dave Fletcher came in second six shots behind the leader.
Results for Crystal Bay
Div 1
1st Pierre Cere (11) 72 Net
2nd Steve Younger (13) 73 Net
3rd Glen Hendrikson (11) 76 Net
4th Patrick Engles (10) 76 Net
Div 2
1st Roy Dayton (21) 66 Net
2nd Dave Fletcher (26) 72 Net
3rd Mike Gosden (18) 73 Net
4th John Anderson (30) 73 Net

Near The Pin
Graham Rice B4
Ebrahim B6
Glen Hendriksen A5
Kae Dayton A8

Long First Putt
Jerry Dobbs C9
Ebrahim A9
In the Photo, from L to R; Feb Monthly Mug Winner Roy Dayton, Our Sponsor Peter Bass (Asia Backpackers Pattaya), Pierre Cere and Olivia Holding D-For our Charity Dog.
Welcomes were handed out to Peter Longsworth and Glenn Hendriksen and unfortunately we said goodbye to Tom McMahon, Ashley Taylor, Bill Wilkinson and Frank “Paco” Waterhouse. We wish you all safe journeys and get back as soon as you can.
By the way the lefties (Andrew & Viper) fixed up the righties (Jason & Peter)
Our resident hound D-For once again was on hand to collect donations for the needy of Pattaya and the punters are thanked for their contributions. Caddie amount to date is B
The GS is a “friendly” golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, young and old, male or female to have a hit on any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Please contact Peter Grey if you are interested in playing on 0861 503086
The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10am for open grass bowling at The Retreat.
Please contact Paul Rennison on 084354 005 if you wish to partake. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is about 400 baht, so great value for a day out!

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