McMahon master-class at Greenwood


PSC Golf from The Growling Swan

Monday, March 16, Khao Kheow – Stableford

In high spirits the standard Monday field of thirty two punters gathered at Khao Kheow eagerly awaiting the challenge ahead.  Allocated the C & A nines, in that order, and hitting from the yellow tees in warm weather with a sometimes breeze, the course was found to be in superb condition with the greens putting truly.

In the A grade, Kevin Waycott handed in thirty four points whilst John Davis with thirty one and Jim Groves on twenty nine also made the podium.

The B grade saw Jim Delves win easily with thirty six points, from Frank Riley carding thirty two in second and John Coetzee third on thirty one.

(L-R): Tom McMahon, Eric Black, Martin Todd & Alan Sanders. (L-R): Tom McMahon, Eric Black, Martin Todd & Alan Sanders.

C grade panned out with Patrick Poussier leading the way with thirty one points from Bear Wilks on twenty nine and Gary Monley rounding it out with twenty seven.

A Flight (0–15)

1st Kevin Waycott (10) 34pts

2nd John Davis (15) 31pts

3rd Jim Groves (13) 29pts

B grade (16–22)

1st Jim Delves (16) 36pts

2nd Frank Riley (16) 32pts

3rd John Coetzee (17) 31pts

C grade (23+)

1st Patrick Poussier (23) 31pts

2nd Bear Wilks (24) 29pts

3rd Gay Monley (26) 27pts

Near Pins: John Davis A3, Tom Cotton A5, Kevin Waycott C3, John Coetzee C8.

Long Putts: Sam Simmons A9, John Coetzee C9.

The Coveted Compass Cap resulted in Jerry Dobbs collecting it, which was the biggest surprise since an eight year old discovered the zipper in Humphrey B. Bear’s suit.

Thursday, March 19, Greenwood – Stableford

Twenty three punters fronted for the game today as delighted as chickens in a wheat heap.  The weather was superb with a gentle breeze and the course in top condition, even though Bill said the fairways were a bit patchy.

(Front L-R): Patrick Poussier, John Coetzee, Frank Riley & Kev Waycott, (Back row) Jerry Dobbs & Andrew Allen.  (Front L-R): Patrick Poussier, John Coetzee, Frank Riley & Kev Waycott, (Back row) Jerry Dobbs & Andrew Allen.

The B and C nines were the examination for the day and despite playing from the yellow tees only five golfers beat their handicap whilst two played to it.  You don’t need to hit from the white markers on this course to provide a good test.

In the A grade, Tom McMahon absolutely streeted the field with forty four points whilst Eric “The Judge” Black on forty and Sal Brizzi on thirty seven rounded it out.

The B grade saw Max Bracegirdle hand in thirty nine points for top spot and Alan “The Colonel” Sanders on thirty seven and Kahn Speechley with thirty six joined Max on the podium.

A Flight (0–18)

1st Tom McMahon (13) 44pts

2nd Eric Black (16) 40pts

3rd Sal Brizzi (6) 37pts

B Flight (19+)

1st Max Bracegirdle (24) 39pts

2nd Alan Sanders (24) 37pts

3rd Khan Speechley (22) 36pts

Near Pins: Khan Speechley B2, Graham Rice B5, Tom McMahon C3, Peter Bass C6.

Long Putts: J. Wilks B9, Peter Bass C9.

The Coveted Compass Cap was won by Martin Todd who commented that due to recent form he’d have had his resources fully tested bowling a hoop downhill let alone handing in a winning card.

Our resident hound Deefa was once again the happy recipient of many donations for the children of Pattaya and the players are applauded for their generosity.

Note: The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male and 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.  Please 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.