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PSC Golf from The Growling Swan

Monday, July 25, Eastern Star – Stableford

On an overcast morning 23 golfers headed out from The Growling Swan to tackle Eastern Star GC.  This is a course that we do not play that often so the challenge was on.

Monthly Mug winner Patrick Poussier (right) with Stuart Brown.
Monthly Mug winner Patrick Poussier (right) with Stuart Brown.

The weather was quite balmy and with plenty of cloud cover it was a little unpleasant.  The greens were in superb condition, fairways were slow to start but as the day got longer they dried out and some run was obtained.

We played from the back markers, which unfortunately does not agree with all but as we have such a broad range of golfers it is important to keep all happy.  We played two divisions with all novelties prizes in play.

Mashi Kaneta (right) & John Anderson.
Mashi Kaneta (right) & John Anderson.

Scores were quite good with Mashi (in A Flight) leaving the rest in his wake with a great score of 40 points.  Second and third spots were filled by Ebrahim and John Edwards.  B Flight saw John Anderson taking top spot, with second and third places taken up by Patrick Poussier and Rona Carungoy.

A Flight

1st Mashi Kaneta (16) 40pts

2nd Ebrahim Al-Ansari (16) 37pts

3rd John Edwards (15) 35pts

B Flight

1st John Anderson (26) 37pts

2nd Patrick Poussier (28) 36pts

3rd Rona Carungoy (24) 34pts

Near Pins: 3rd Niall Stuart, 6th Stuart Mann, 13th Rocky Lawson, 17th Ebrahim.

Long Putts: 9th Geri Crilly, 18th Mark Stapleton.

Thursday, July 28, Pleasant Valley – Monthly Mug

An impressive field of 27 golfers headed out to Pleasant Valley on a cloudy morning.  With no sign of any breeze it was quite humid.  The course was in quite good condition, especially given for its reputation for being wet underfoot on occasions.

A Grade was won by Stuart Brown whose 80 off the stick gave him a fabulous net 66.  One shot back was Glenn Henriksen with an excellent net 67.  Peter McDonald filled third spot by way of a count back from Mike Gosden, with both golfers carding fine net 69’s

B Grade was taken out by way of an outstanding net 64 score from Patrick Poussier, who capped off his great round by sinking the longest putt of the day on the 18th green.  Rona Carungay was rewarded with her consistent attendance, filling second place with a solid net 73.  She won on a count back from curly Kevin Smith.  Fourth placing was filled by Stuart Mann with a net 74.

So Patrick Poussier’s fine round was enough to see him become the latest Growling Swan winner of the Monthly Mug.  Tr่s bien Patrick!

Two lucky draws were carried out, with Mashi Kaneta winning the accommodation prize at Koh Chang, kindly donated by Ian Parry, with Kevin Smith winning the dining voucher at the popular Third Road restaurant “Bite Me”.  The voucher is sponsored by The Growling Swan Golf Club. I ate there last week and it was brilliant (at Peter Grey’s expense.)

Many thanks to our sponsor for the day Steve Younger – his support is well appreciated.

A Flight (0-20)

1st Stuart Brown (14) net 66

2nd Glenn Henriksen (12) net 67

3rd Peter McDonald (17) net 69

4th Mike Gosden (18) net 69

B Flight (21-36)

1st Patrick Poussier (28) net 64

2nd Rona Carungay (24) net 73

3rd Kevin Smith (29) net 73

4th Stuart Mann (20) net 74

Near Pins: #5 Stuart Brown, #8 Steve Younger, #13 Mashi Kaneta & Lindsay Slender, #17 Ian Parry

Long Putts: #9 Lorraine Percy, #18 Patrick Poussier

Note: For serious golfing with a dash of fun (and compulsory sledging), the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions.  We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya.  We also encourage women to play.  Please contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 1503 086.

The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts.  Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10.00 am 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.  On a sad note Albert, who was the owner and operator (until sold recently) of The Retreat Bowling Green, unfortunately lost his battle and passed away on July 28. R.I.P. Albert.