Johns makes it 2 in a row


The Growling Swan Golf Society

Monday, March 6, Pattavia – Stableford

1st Mike Johns (16) 42pts

2nd Denis Stele (12) 36pts

3rd JC Lhoste (27) 33pts


Near Pins: #4 Brad Todd, #7 Denis Steele, #17 JC Lhoste

Long Putts: #9 JC Lhoste, #18 Alan Sanders


With only the one bus to take the trek it was loaded and left the Growling Swan a little earlier than the scheduled 8.30 am departure time and all golfers were keen as mustard to tackle this great course.

We were playing today from the white tees as this has been the preferred option for our golfers.  The weather was as good as one could hope for at this time of the year, with overcast skies keeping the temperatures cool and sun cream savings were happily made.

Pattavia is a great course and with the pricing that is being offered it is becoming quite popular and we were ushered to the 10th tee to start the ball rolling today.  The condition of the course was up to a very good standard and as usual the greens were true but quite tricky.  Three putts were not uncommon and that was probably the main denominator of the mostly over par scores.

Mike Johns continued with his fine form, returning with 42 points for the win.  It is amazing what a quick swim in one of the many ponds on our fine courses has done to his golfing prowess!  Coming in second was Denis Steele, a consistent golfer with u while John Claude continued his fine form to fill third spot on the podium.

Don Richardson (left) with Mike Johns (right).
Don Richardson (left) with Mike Johns (right).


Thursday, March 9, Greenwood – Stableford

A Flight (0–16)

1st Dave Maw (11) 37pts

2nd Martin Todd (10) 37pts

3rd Martin Kempton (14) 35pts


B Flight (17+)

1st Dave Fletcher (27) 36pts

2nd Lindsay Slender (25) 34pts

3rd Roy Dayton (21) 33pts


Near Pins: A2 – Denis Steele, A7 – Brad Todd, B2 – Sal Brizzi,  B5 – Dave Maw

Long Putts: A9 – JC Lhoste, B9 – Dave Maw


It was 2 buses and 2 cars that headed out for the long journey to the fabulous Greenwood G.C.  The trip out there is down to an hour now with most of the roadworks being complete.  Unfortunately we can’t say the same about the return trip!

We saddled up to the very good price of B1350, which covered green fee, cart and caddie, not too bad at all.  The course, as always, was in excellent condition with plenty of run and the greens played true as they normally do.  We played A & B courses from the white tees.

With the 20 plus golfers today we played two flights and A Flight needed the count back system to separate first and second.  Dave Maw took the honors with his 37 points from Martin Todd while filling third spot 2 shots behind was Martin Kempton.

B Flight saw a battle weary Dave Fletcher greet the judges first, and this turned out to be a fantastic effort considering the condition that he arrived in!  Second place went to Lindsay Slender with Roy Dayton taking third.

Dave Maw.
Dave Maw.