Maw leads from the front


Growling Swan Golf Society

Monday, Dec. 19, Silky Oak – Stableford

1st Paul Maw (15) 43pts

2nd John Coetzee (23) 39pts

Colin Stielow with Pieter Zwart, Andy Zwarts and Tony Cook.
Colin Stielow with Pieter Zwart, Andy Zwarts and Tony Cook.

Near Pins: #3 Dave Maw, #6 John Coetzee, #8 Stu Rifkin, #14 – Mashi Kaneta, #16 – Colin Steilow

Long Putts: #9 Dave Maw, #18 John Anderson.

It was a small field (no pun intended Alex) that became even smaller when we had a pullout as the bus was being loaded.  Nevertheless, today’s outing to Silky Oaks GC still drew an enthusiastic, and dare I say it, optimistic group of golfers.

Overcast conditions prevailed all day and although rain threatened us we managed to stay dry and play in great golfing weather on a superb course.

Silky Oak is still a work in progress at present but most if not all of the players seemed to enjoy the experience.  Anyway, with such a reduced squad we decided to pay all novelties and 1st and 2nd positions only.

It was Paul Maw that showed a clean pair of heels to the rest with a great score of 43 points.  John Coetzee found a small enough piano to hit its target, coming in second!

Thursday, Dec. 22, Parichat – Stableford

1st Colin Stielow (27) 41pts

2nd John Coetzee (23) 40pts

3rd Pieter Zwart (0) 39pts

Near Pins: #6 John Coetzee, #11 Dave Maw, #14 John Coetzee

Long Putts: #9 John Coetzee, #18 Keith Buchanan

A smallish group of 14 golfers headed out to a rare visit to Parichat – a course we have only used once previously on a sound recommendation of our currently injured colleague, Jeremy Dobbs.  With the knowledge of the vast amount of water hazards on the course, there was a pensive mood as we gathered on the first tee.

Paul Maw.
Paul Maw.

The conditions were fine, but with a notable breeze making club selection a little tricky.  Back at The Growling Swan Bar the lost ball count was discussed just as much as the scores.

Only One Division was required and all top three players returned very good scores.  Colin Stielow was the winner with a very fine 41 points, closely followed by John Coetzee on 40.  John also won 2 near pins and a longest putt to cap off a fine day.  First timer Pieter Zwart ran a close up third with 39 points.