PSC Golf from The Growling Swan
Monday, Oct. 20, Mt. Shadow – Stableford
Two buses were loaded and departed the Growling Swan a little earlier than anticipated on a fine sunny day. The journey to the course up highway 7 was mostly uneventful and with the traffic being light we arrived at the course early. As it was not very busy we teed off 20 minutes before our designated tee off time of 10 a.m.
The course looked inviting however as we later found, was a bit untidy, perhaps as a result of the recent storms in and around Pattaya. The round was quick, the first nine holes (1 hour and 45 minutes) but was slowed by several groups being slotted in front of us on the back nine which rounded the game to 4 hours and ten minute.
Left-right: Mashi Kaneta, Stu Rifkin, Peter Grey and Eb Alansari.
A warm welcome was given to Randy Lodinger from Texas USA and farewells were made to Rudy Reganesse heading to Samui before returning to his home in Cape Town South Africa. We wished Graham Rice well as he departs to Australia to compete in the Queensland semi finals leg of the National Holden Challenge team event being held in Port Douglas, North Queensland.
Today’s scribe, being in the leading group, was not privy to much innuendo of today’s happenings as when we returned to the club house the power was out and the stand by generator (if there was one) was also out of action. With no food on offer, as the kitchen runs on power apparently, everyone went back to the GS for presentations and cold drinks.
Eb Alansari had a fine round scoring 42 points for the win, followed by Mashi Kaneta with 39, Stu Rifkin coming in third with 38 and Kae Tusagad was 4th on a count back from Andrew Allen, Kev Waycott and Bob Akapita whilst Roy Dayton took out 8th spot.
Our host Peter Grey managed to win the NAGA cap despite having one of his better rounds and kindly donated to Deefa the Charity dog, which is a (minor) penalty for having the worst round of the day. He also won a new ball as consolation.
1st Eb Alansari (14) 42pts
2nd Mashi Kaneta (15) 39pts
3rd Stu Rifkin (17) 38pts
4th Kae Tusagad (19) 37pts
5th Andrew Allen (31) 37pts
6th Kevin Waycott (8) 37pts
7th Bob Akapita (16) 37pts
8th Roy Dayton (25) 36pts
Near Pins: 6th Mashi Kaneta, 8th Eb Alansari, 15th Graham Rice, 17th Kevin Waycott
Long Putt: 18th Kevin Waycott
Note: 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 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. when they go to Coco’s for undercover, synthetic green bowls 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!