Picken & Steilow blitz Crystal Bay


PSC Golf from The Growling Swan

Monday, June 8, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

We left the bar in Pattaya in the middle of a downpour but on arriving at Mountain Shadow we were greeted by a dry course with no sign of any rain.  There were not too many players at the course other than our contingent.

Playing from the blue tees it seemed to suit some of our players as scores were not too bad and comments at the completion were nothing short of good.  The course was in top condition and the greens slow as per the normal.

Colin Steilow (left) with Ernie Picken.

Mike Gosden took first place with his 40 points while second went to Mark Stapleton two points in arrears and Jim Groves placed third with an even par 36.  Colin Stielow beat Denis Steele for fourth spot on the podium by virtue of a count back.

Near pins went to Alex Field on the 5th, Denis Steele on the 8th and the 17th, and Volker Buley on the 15th.  Long first putts were sunk by Colin Stielow on the 9th and Dennis Steele on the 18th.

1st Mike Gosden (16) 40pts

2nd Mark Stapleton (20) 38pts

3rd Jim Groves (12) 36pts

4th Colin Stielow (31) 34pts

5th Denis Steele (14) 34pts

Thursday, June 11, Crystal Bay – Stableford

With 21 eager golfers assembled, the recent sultry weather was with us once again and not a breath of wind was to be found.  We played C and A Nines in that order and the course was in good nick and held its own against some, however playing off the yellow tees left room for some high scores.

Mike Gosden (left) with Russell Calcutt.

Ernie Picken made sure he went out with a bang in his last game, taking out A Grade with 44 points, a near pin and a long putt.   In second place was Simon Niven, with the always reliable Ebrahim taking third.

Colin Steilow topped B Grade with a very good 48 points, from Dave Fletcher in second and Andrew Allen third.

A Flight (0-25)

1st Ernie Picken (25) 44pts

2nd Simon Niven (13) 40pts

3rd Ebrahim (14) 38pts

B Flight (26+)

1st Colin Steilow (30) 48pts

2nd Dave Fletcher (28) 41pts

3rd Andrew Allen (29) 39pts

Near Pins: C4 Volker, C7 Jim Groves, A5 Ernie Picken, A8 Volker

Long Putts:  C9 Peter Mc Donald, A9 Ernie Picken

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.