Henkel comes up trumps


PSC Golf from the Growling Swan

Monday, Nov. 24, Eastern Star – Stableford

An intrepid band of golfers headed off on Monday, eager to test their skills at our scheduled game, Eastern Star GC.  Everything ran smoothly, which always makes life easy for an organiser.

Welcomes were handed out to Pattaya residents Niall Stuart and Phil Taylor while Colm Mullen indicated he was keen to improve on the last start effort as he’d spotted spors not even the tree huggers or environmentalists were aware existed.

Marc Henkel (left) with Niall Stuart.Marc Henkel (left) with Niall Stuart.

Hitting off under cloudy skies from the yellow tees the course was found to be in good condition.  The greens, despite looking as lumpy as a pensioner’s gravy, still putted ok.

1st Marc Henkel (29) 43pts

2nd Ebrahim (14) 42pts

3rd Phil Taylor (15) 38pts

4th J.C. Lhoste (26) 37pts

Near Pins: Mike Gosden #3, Phil Taylor #6, Kae #13, Ebrahim #17.

Long Putts: Roy Dayton #9, Kae #18.

The Compass Cap went to Niall Stuart who was of the opinion he’d have more chance of dropping a ping pong ball into an egg cup from the top of the Empire State Building during a hurricane than rolling in a two foot putt.

Deefa the dog again received donations from the golfers for the needy children of Pattaya.

Note: 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.  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.