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PSC Golf from The Growling Swan

Monday, August 1, The Emerald – Stableford

Twenty golfers (both male and female) set out to take on Emerald Golf Course, and with a cost of Bt. 1150 all-inclusive I am surprised that we did not get a larger crew.  On all reports the course was in tip top condition and we played from the front tees with the greens playing true.

Sandy Leiper (left) and Alex Field.
Sandy Leiper (left) and Alex Field.

Farewells to Lindsay Slender, who is taking his family back to the U.K., and on a sad note Gary Monley is heading back to Australia as his health has gone downhill over the past couple of weeks.  We all wish you well Gary and would love to see you again soon!

Mike Johns and Rona Carungay were the joint top scorers of the day to take out their respective flights on 37 points each. Ebrahim and Mark Stapleton had a battle for second place in the top division with the former just edging out Mark on count back.

A Flight

1st Mike Johns (15) 37pts

2nd Ebrahim (16) 36pts

3rd Mark Stapleton (19) 36pts

B Flight

1st Rona Carungay (24) 37pts

2nd Kevin Smith (29) 33pts

3rd Lorraine Percy (32) 31pts

Near Pins: 5th – Mark Stapleton, 7th – Lindsay Slender, 13th – Graeme Rice, 15th – Graeme Rice

Long Putts: 9th – Mike Gosden, 18th – Peter Mac Donald

Thursday, August 4, Greenwood – Stableford

We had 28 eager golfers waiting to take the long and sometimes boring journey to the popular Greenwood GC.  One can hardly wait for the roads to be fixed as it will take approx. 20 min from the trip.  Then we will be queuing up to play and God only knows what the fees will be like then.

Lorraine Percy with Mike Johns, Rona Car & Tony Cook as Foo.
Lorraine Percy with Mike Johns, Rona Car & Tony Cook as Foo.

We arrived early to our tee time, Bernie McCart made comment as to how good the weather was but no sooner had the words left his lips when the heavens opened.  Yes, if you have a property suffering from drought call Bernie in, he can make it rain.  Fortunately, playing in the second group we only had the rain for 2 holes.

We played A & B nines and the greens were unbelievably fast on the front 9 and somewhat slow on the back side.  This is a very good course and at Bt. 1350.00 all inclusive, it’s hard not to play their every month.

We played 2 divisions and A Grade went down to the wire with Alex Field taking top honors from Steve Younger via the count back system. (I do believe that this is the 3rd occasion that Steve has lost top spot with the old count back).  Third and fourth spots were filled by Peter MacDonald and Mike Gosden.

B Grade was taken out by our resident pop star Sandy Leiper (Cindy Lauper) ahead of Lorraine Percy in second and third spot being decided once again by a count back, Tony Cook taking the honors from John Anderson.

A Flight

1st Alex Field (18) 42pts

2nd Steve Younger (11) 42pts

3rd Peter MacDonald (17) 40pts

4th Mike Gosden (18) 39pts

B Flight

1st Sandy Leiper (30) 40pts

2nd Lorraine Percy (32) 36pts

3rd Tony Cook (27) 35pts

4th John Anderson (27) 35pts

Near Pins: A2 Steve Younger, A6 Ebrahim, B2 Sal Brizzi, B5 Alex Field.

Long Putt: A9 Peter MacDonald, B9 Lorraine Percy.

Note: For some serious golf 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 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.  The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht so great value for a day out.