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PSC Golf from The Growling Swan

Monday, March 21, Rayong C.C. – Stableford

Well seventeen golfers saddled up to take on Rayong Country Club, and as a complete surprise on arriving we were informed that the day’s golf was to cost THB 800 for green fee, cart (share) and caddy.  Not a bad price for what I would say is an above average course.

Rayong CC is a course that we do not play often but at the reduced pricing I am sure that this may become a regular venue for us at the Swan!  Playing from the white tees at 6,500 yards it was a test to us all, and some handled this better than others.

(L to R) Allan Sanders, Lindsay Slender, Graeme “Biffa” Preston, Tony Campbell and Ebrahim Al-Ansari.

John Coetzee showed the way with the best score on the day, knocking off his playing partner Frank Riley by two points.  Third and fourth places went to husband and wife duo Kae and Roy Dayton with fifth placing going to newcomer Tony Brown.

1st John Coetzee (21) 36pts

2nd Frank Riley (18) 34pts

3rd Kae Dayton (18) 33pts

4th Roy Dayton (21) 32pts

5th Tony Brown (12) 32pts

Near Pins: #5 Kae Dayton, #7 Roy Dayton, #12 Kae Dayton, #16  Tony Brown

Long Putts:  #9 Frank Riley, #18 Frank Riley

Thursday, March 24, The Emerald – Stableford

A hive of activity was in full swing as thirty punters gathered in Soi Chaiyapoon – anticipating a stern examination of their golfing skills at the southern venue of Emerald.

A rather steamy day greeted us with the course being so dry trees were seen bribing dogs.  The greens ran true and some solid scores were the order of the day.

(L to R) John Coetzee, Frank Riley & Eric Black.

Complimentary Jack Daniels the previous evening did not enhance one gent’s podium aspirations, his game assuming azimuth proportions and as a result misery hill is back on the agenda.

A grade resulted in Walter Panichi handing in a stylish thirty six points, with Eric Black scoring thirty three and Tony Brown rounding it out on thirty two.

B grade saw E.Al-Ansari score thirty seven points, Kae Dayton thirty four and Michel Catillon thirty two.

In the C grade Lindsay Slender scored a superb forty two points with his game hotter than St Paul’s cathedral during the great fire of London.  Andrew Allen handed in thirty seven to roll Roy Dayton on a count back for second spot.

A Flight (0-14)

1st Walter Panichi (2) 36pts

2nd Eric Black (14) 33pts

3rd Tony Brown (12) 32pts

B Flight (15–21)

1st E. Al- Ansari (17) 37pts

2nd Kae Dayton (18) 34pts

3rd Michel Catillon (20) 32pts

C Flight (22+)

1st Lindsay Slender (22) 42pts

2nd Andrew Allen 30) 37pts

3rd Roy Dayton (22) 37pts

Near Pins: 5th – Tony Pieroni, 7th – Walter Panichi, 13th – Jim Carlson, 15th – Tony Brown

Long Putts: 9th – Walter Panichi, 18th – J.C.Lhoste

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 Sundays at 10am for open grass bowling 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.