The Growling Swan 31/12

Richo brings in the New Year in style!
After week long festivities, 17 golfers appeared at the Growling Swan a little worse for wear, but eager to take on Rayong CC. Warm welcomes were granted to Brent Stanbridge, Eugene Reed, Patrick Engels and Allan Ray.
Many of us were playing at Rayong CC for the first time and what a treat it turned out to be. OK, as we have heard from other golfing outlets, the course is not in pristine condition, but this Faldo designed course is a great layout and true test at 6,500 yards off the white tees, A rate of 900 THB green fee, caddie, shared cart, provides great value. We shall return on a regular basis!
The par 4, fourth at Rayong CC is a cracking hole and whilst playing with Frankie Sharratt today, we learnt that if you’re afraid a full shot might reach the green while the foursome ahead of you is still putting out, you have two options: you can immediately shank a lay-up, or you can wait until the green is clear and top the ball half-way there.
Piere Cere played a very steady round, but realizes now that nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts. Piere was unlucky to be pipped on a count-back by the energizer bunny, Don Richardson.
Alex Field also continued on with his recent good form to sneak a podium finish on a count-back from Peter Grey
Winners:
1st Don Richardson (14) 38 pts c/b
2nd Piere Cere (12) 38 pts
3rd Kevin Waycott (8) 36 pts
4th Alex Field (20) 34 pts c/b
NTP’s
5, 7, 16 Kevin Waycott
11 Patrick Engels
Longest 1st Putt:
9 Patrick Engels
18 Ebrahim

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