PSC Golf from The Growling Swan
Thursday, March 17, Crystal Bay
Three 9-seater mini buses were packed to take the journey to Crystal Bay Golf Club on Thursday. There’s always at least one sorry soul who wishes he had not succumbed to late night/early morning temptations and Jayson Schembri was that one today. With eyes rolling and tongue lolling he managed to get little sympathy from anyone until Peter Grey finally succumbed by giving him a bottle of water and telling him to harden up.
The weather was hot, however a stiff breeze granted all some welcome relief from the heat. Players required adjustments to many club selections depending on whether playing shots upwind or down and, as per the norm with the greens, if you had a caddie who could read the required putt needed you were a step ahead in the game.
Martin Todd (left) & John Anderson (right).
We played off C and B nines using forward yellow tees and the course played well, with several players taking advantage accordingly.
On his last outing before heading back to Perth, Martin Todd pulled out a cracker game with four birdies (two other birdie attempts lipping out) to slay the field with a solid 43 points off his 10 handicap. Stu Rifkin, Eric (The Judge) Black, Ebrahim, John Anderson, Mike (Coach) Gosden, JC Lhoste and Roy Dayton were the lesser winners of the day in their respective divisions.
Back at the Growling Swan, Alex Field took D-for “The Charity toy dog” around the throng and collected more baht for charity. The next donation is being given later this month in a charity drive day to the families of the two caddies who were killed leaving their golf course at Pattaya Country Club earlier this year.
A Flight (0-18)
1st Martin Todd (10) 43pts
2nd Stu Rifkin (15) 39pts
3rd Eric Black (14) 39pts
4th Ebrahim (18) 38pts
B Flight (19-36)
1st John Anderson (28) 38pts
2nd Mike Gosden (19) 35pts
3rd JC Lhoste (29) 35pts
4th Roy Dayton (21) 32pts
Near Pins: C4 – Martin Todd, C7 – Gerd Reidler, B4 – Andrew Allen, B6 – Graham Rice.
Long Putts: C9 – Gerd Reidler, B9 – Mike Gosden.
Note: The GS is a “friendly” golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, young and old, male or female to have a hit on 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 in playing on 0861 503086
The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays for open grass bowling at The Retreat Bowls Club. If you wish to partake just be at The Growling Swan before the bus departs at 10.00 am. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is about 350 baht, so great value for a day out! The bus usually returns at 3.30 pm.