The Growling Swan 27/10

Greenwood Golf Club – 27th of October 2014


Ebrahim wins

The C & A nines were played in that order with the A side being used for  countbacks.

The yellow markers at 6193 yards were in vogue as the back white tees have the course playing longer than highway one which circumnavigates the Australian coast line and a commando test.

The course not the highway.

Prior to tee off one gent commented that his game is to golf what Attila the Hun’s appreciation was of opera and a big turn around would be required for a podium place.

Attila apparently never got his head around opera and nor did the aforementioned gent with respect to his game.

The starter sent us on our way and the leading group charged down the first like demented water buffaloes in search of a feed.

Considering recent rain the course was in good condition whilst the greens were quite slow however putted truly.

Welcomes were handed out to John Coetzee from Perth, Western Australia and Bill McGarvie from Ottawa, Canada.

We said hoo roo to Ernie Picken who is heading back to Melbourne and Doctor Brian Vale and Wayne Harman returning to Perth.

One grade today saw Ebrahim show the way with a stylish forty one points.

In second place was Bill Steinmann on forty points and third was Mark Henkel handing in thirty nine points.

Fourth, fifth and sixth spots respectively went to Roy Dayton,Bill McGarvie and John Coetzee all on thirty eight points.

Rounding out the podium were Kae and Alain Taddei both on thirty four points.

Results for Greenwood

1st Ebrahim ( 14 ) 41 points

2nd Bill Steinmann ( 9 ) 40 points

3rd Mark Henkel ( 29 ) 39 points

4th Roy Dayton ( 24 ) 38 points

5th Bill McGarvie ( 9 ) 38 points

6th John Coetzee ( 17 ) 38 points

7th Kae ( 18 ) 34 points

8th Alain Taddei ( 15 ) 34 points

Near pins went to Kae A2, John Coetzee A6, The Phantom C3 and Ebrahim C6.

Long putts saw Bill McGarvie roll in a purler on A9 and Alain Taddei on C9 successful.

Having to score to win a long putt was applauded by the players.

The NAGA was won by Peter Grey who finished with more zeros on his card than ended up in the Darwin harbour in 1942.

Deefa was paraded and the gathered throng were more than delighted to donate to help the needy children of Pattaya.

Drutnote. Voting for a politician is like picking your favourite mosquito from the swarm.

The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male or female to have a hit at 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 on 0861 503086.


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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