Golf from the Growling Swan
Monday, Dec. 12, Mt. Shadow – Stableford
1st Keith Buchanan (16) 35pts
2nd John Edwards (17) 34pts
3rd Mashi Kaneta (15) 33pts
1st Colin Steilow (28) 36pts
2nd Wan Makmul (29) 34pts
3rd Patrick Poussier (27) 31pts
Near Pins: 5th Keith Buchanan, 15th Roger Ellis
Long Putts: 18th Mashi Kaneta
A note to all: Mike Gosden is home and reportedly doing well. All good wishes are being passed on to him.
Warm weather and no hint of rain greeted twenty one eager golfers at the Mountain Shadow course. Hats off to the people that are running this course as in booking for the day we were unaware that the 12th was a public holiday. With some negotiation we ended up with a reduced price to play, which was accepted gratefully. Mt. Shadow, thank you for thinking outside the box!
With two flights we played from the blue tees and looking at the scores it appears they were in the correct positions for the day. The course was in good condition (although a little dry in places) and the greens played a little slower than usual.
Keith Buchanan came out to play today, taking A-Flight with 35 points from John Edwards by the narrowest of margins. With Mashi Kaneta filling third place via the count back system it meant that Don Richardson just missed out.
In B-Flight it was Colin Steilow that took the gravy with 36 points, 2 ahead of Wan Makmul (one of the many female golfers that play at The Swan) in second while third position was taken up by Patrick Poussier.
Thursday, Dec. 15, Khao Kheow – Stableford
1st Steve Younger (10) 38pts
2nd Lorraine Percy (31) 31pts
3rd Jayson Schembri (22) 30pts
4th JC Lhoste (28) 30pts
5th John Coetzee (23) 30pts
Near Pins: B2 Dave Maw, B8 John Edwards, A3 Steve Younger, A5 John Coetzee
Long Putts: A9 Lorraine Percy, B18 Alex Field
An eager group of 18 golfers headed out to Khao Keow to tackle A & B nines in that order. The conditions were overcast and with little wind about it seemed perfect for good scoring. That all changed quickly when the wind appeared from nowhere and made play that wee bit harder.
Greetings were handed out to Jayson Schembri & Shane “Jockey” Young after both spending approximately 3 months back in cold, wet & windy Melbourne. Jockey did well getting up to play given he was brutally assaulted by his coffee table during the previous evening. Further questioning on the subject only resulted in the synopsis that details were sketchy.
Only one division was required and only one player really got the better of the course. Steve Younger saluted the judge, eased down on the line, as his 38 points saw him go 7 points clear of second placed Lorraine Percy.
Three players were tied on the 30 points, with Jayson Schembri winning the count back there with an 18 point back-nine, which promoted him to third spot. JC Lhoste was fourth and John Coetzee had to be satisfied with fifth.