The Growling Swan 28/09

Treasure Hill – Stableford
Bouquets to Treasure Hill GC!
In a week when Alex Field played superb golf, our attention turned to Treasure Hill GC.
Firstly, on arrival on Monday, we were notified that the current PSC member rate of 1,050 THB for green fee, caddie and cart has been extended through to November. We trust that golf societies support this great deal as the recent rains have aided in turning this course from great to immaculate condition. We congratulate Treasure Hill management on their pro-active direction.
We teed off under blue skies for twenty minutes and then the rain gods stirred. We knew that play was impossible when one golf cart almost capsized. Back at the clubhouse, management dutifully informed us that a full rain check was in order, so, over lunch and a few beers, to a man we agreed to return the following day.
On return, we welcomed Takeshi Hakosaki, Jerry Dobbs and JJ Harney. The weather was perfect. And we played off the yellow tees.
In the repechage, only two golfers bettered their handicap and Alex Field one-putted his way around to edge out Martin Todd. Bad Todd awoke from his slumber to display a creditable performance and Peter McDonald gained bragging rights over his dodgy friends.

1st Alex Field (20) 38 pts
2nd Martin Todd (10) 37 pts
3rd Brad Todd (22) 33 pts
4th Peter McDonald (12) 32 pts

2 Peter McDonald
6 JJ Harney
13 Mike Gosden
17 JJ Harney
Long Putt:
9 JJ Harney
18 Kevin Waycott

Deefa, the Growling Swan charity hound, collected donations and the players are thanked for their continued contributions to assist the needy children of Pattaya.
Back at ‘The Swan’, Kev Waycott found what happens to one’s body as one ages. When one gets old, so do one’s bowels and one gets intercontinental.

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 Sundays at 10.00 am 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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