Robins takes the jewels at Emerald


PSC Golf from The Growling Swan

Monday, Jan. 11, The Emerald – Stableford

Twenty-one players were to start but with 3 no-shows we were down to 18 enthusiastic golfers for today’s crack at Emerald.  It had been a long time since we had ventured to this course but by all reports from the players later it has improved greatly.  Playing from the white tees and with a few rain delays the troops battled through a long and slow day.

(L to R) Brad Robins, John Anderson, Graham Rice & Alex Field.

1st Brad Robins (20) 37pts

2nd Graham Rice (13) 37pts

3rd Rita Zoebelli (24) 35pts

4th Denis Steele (12) 33pts

5th Bob Watson (3) 32pts

Near Pins: Mark Stapleton, Graham Rice, Roy Dayton, Rita Zoebelli.

Long Putts: Frankie Sharratt, Brad Robbins.

Thursday, Jan. 14, Crystal Bay – Stableford

Four buses loaded with 35 golfers headed out today for our Crystal Bay challenge.  The weather was the stock standard sultry and we played C and A Nines in that order off the white tees, (A nine was used for the count-backs).  The course was in good nick and generally held sway against the field, except for a merry threesome.

Frankie Sharratt’s swing coach, Karen, advised him when he headed out this morning, to “never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your swing”.  Frankie never listened!

Also at one point Jason Schembri pointed out to Mike Gosden, when your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club, or two more balls.  Mike never listened!

Graham Rice continued with his recent form and enjoyed a ‘day out’ of consistent golf to snare a win alongside Alex Field and John Anderson in their respective grades.  Alex obviously enjoys this course, registering 40 points for a second time in recent weeks.  Other bouquet performances were provided by Piere Cere and Fred Cypers, whilst Frank Waterhouse, Brad Robins and Patrick Poussier were delighted with podium finishes for their modest returns.

A Flight (0–16)

1st Graham Rice (13) 40pts

2nd Piere Cere (11) 38pts

3rd Fred Cuypers(16)  38pts

B Flight (17–26)

1st Alex Field (20) 40pts

2nd Brad Robins (20) 32pts

3rd Frank Waterhouse (18) 31pts

C Flight (27+)

1st John Anderson (29) 40pts

2nd Harry Wszola (36) 34pts

3rd Patrick Poussier (27) 31pts

Near Pins: C4 Kevin Waycott, C7 Patrick Engel, A5 Patrick Poussier, A8 Kevin Waycott.

Long Putts: C9 Dave Fletcher, A9 Jason Schembri.

Note: The GS is a friendly golf outlet and welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. Please contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 0861 503086.

The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts.  Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 am 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.