Parry returns to the top

Ian Parry (right) with Bernie McCart.
Ian Parry (right) with Bernie McCart.

The Growling Swan Golf Society

Thursday, Oct. 12, Silky Oak – Stableford

1st Ian Parry (12) 36pts

2nd Alex Field (18) 36pts

Near Pins: #3 Ian Parry, #8 Ian Parry, #14 Alex Field, #16 Rudy Reganess

With our 9 eager players we set out and played 3 x 3-balls in what was near perfect conditions.  Asking the caddies if carts were permitted on course the standard response was “yes no problem” – well of course ‘no carts on course’ was the rule for the day.  The course was in perfect condition and without doubt this will be a jewel in Pattaya’s crown.  With its five par-3’s and par 5’s that all look impossible to conquer it sets a challenge for all that dare to take it on.

First tee nerves come into play here as the opening drive has a decent water carry and the prospect of going in the water that early plays on a lot of people’s minds.  It is a 150-yard carry off the white tees and with the yellow tee another 30 odd yards further back.

Ian Parry (Pazza) joined us for the first time in a little while and showed he was here for business.  He returned with a very good 36 points, holding off Alex Field via the count-back system.