Schembri wins monthly medal

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PSC Golf from the Growling Swan

Monday, June 27, Treasure Hill – Stableford

Not a big turnout but 16 golfers set out from the Swan to take on the challenge of Treasure Hill. I have to take my hat off to the management and staff at this course, the pricing is top rate and this course is in good nick!

Paul Hack & Jayson Schembri.
Paul Hack & Jayson Schembri.

The weather looked good and excitement was in the air. We as a golfing group look forward to playing this course. We played from the front tees and this day should have produced better scores than we did.

With only 1 division and some ordinary scores Bill Steinmann got the nod for top spot in front of newcomer Mike Johns via the count back system.  Third two strokes behind was our very own judge, the right honorable (Ecca the London Bus driver) Eric Black, with another newcomer taking fourth place on the podium, the lovely Runa Curungay.

1st Bill Steinmann (12) 34pts

2nd Mike Johns (16) 34pts

3rd Eric Black (14) 32pts

4th Runa Curungay (25) 31pts

Near Pins: #2 Runa Curungay, #6 Don Richardson, #13 Lorraine Percy, #17 Runa Curungay.

Long Putts: #9 Mike Gosden and #18 Allan Ray.

Thursday. June 30, Mt. Shadow – Monthly Mug

A big field of 36 golfers ventured out to Mountain Shadow and teed off in overcast conditions. Luckily the rain stayed away, but a tricky wind and difficult pin placements proved to be a challenge.

Eric Black, Bill Steinmann and Mike Johns.
Eric Black, Bill Steinmann and Mike Johns.

The big field meant that there were three divisions and A Grade was won by Paul Hack with a fine net 74. He was closely followed by Kevin Waycott, who after a slow start to his round played well for a net 75. A fine effort seeing he has played very little golf the past few months. Mashi Kaneta came in third with a net 76 by way of a count back from Stu Rifkin.

B Grade was taken out by Jayson Schembri with a net 70, set up by an excellent front nine. 3 shots back in second place was Mike Johns, then a further 3 shots back in 3rd was The Viper, Mark Stapleton who edged out Alex Field in a count back.

C Grade saw a popular win for Dick Braimbridge in his first game back with The Growling Swan in a long time, with a net 72, which was just enough to beat Patrick Poussier who had a net 73. Andrew Allan armed with his new driver filled third spot with a net 75, and coming in fourth was Wan Braimbridge with a net 77.

So given the above, the Monthly Mug was duly awarded to Jayson Schembri, a first time winner, who was immediately congratulated by his Uncle Lindsay. I have to say Jayson was a very popular winner and given the state he left in, he celebrated long and hard.  Well done Jayson!

A Flight (0-14)

1st Paul Hack (12) net 74

2nd Kevin Waycott (9) net 75

3rd Mashi Kaneta (14) net 76

4th Stu Rifkin (14) net 76 C/B

 B Flight (15-26)

1st Jayson Schembri (22) net 70

2nd Mike Johns (16) net 73

3rd Mark Stapleton (19) net 76

4th Alex Field (17) net 76

C Flight (27-36)

1st Dick Braimbridge (34) net 72

2nd Patrick Poussier (28) net 73

3rd Andrew Allan (30) net 75

4th Wan Braimbridge (31) net 77

Near Pins: 5th Rona Carungay, 8th Paul Hack, 15th Ebrahim, 17th Jayson Schembri

Long Putts: 9th Patrick Poussier, 18th Andrew Hills

Note: Golfers please be aware that if you are leaving your golf bags at The Growling Swan, they must be tagged appropriately with your name and address clearly marked on them.

For serious golfing with compulsory sledging, the Growling Swan 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 086 1503 086.

The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 AM to play at The Retreat. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht so great value for a day out.