Allidi tames the Mountain

first_imgI saw the 2 mini vans off at 8.27 am from the GS and they arrived at the course 55 minutes later where things were very quiet.  After a brief preparation the first group, a three-ball, got away 15 minutes earlier than the scheduled 10.00 am start time and it was reported that the course was in quite good condition and recovering well from the recent work although some found the greens somewhat slower than they are used to.It was a fairly quick round of golf with fine weather and unlike Pattaya, no rain, with the first group back in the clubhouse four hours & five minutes after they started.  After the negative recent reports regarding Treasure Hill it was reported that it is now very acceptable with minimum inconveniences.We had 2 Grades – A Grade for handicaps 0 to 19 and B Grade for handicaps 20 and over with 4 places in each grade.  There were also rewards for nearest the pins on the four par threes and longest first putts on the 9th & 18th greens.First timer Andy Todd (20 point back nine) was the winner of the A Grade section, winning on a count back from Gerd Riedler (18 point back nine) with both of them scoring 36 points.  Another count back was required with 4 golfers on 34 points to decide third & fourth places and it saw Kissy Buchanan (19 point back nine) finish third from John Pierrel (16 point back nine & 11 points on the last 6 holes) in fourth spot.  The unlucky ones were Kevin “Wayco” Waycott (16 point back nine & 8 points on the last 6 holes) and Martin “Toddy” Todd (14 point back nine).Jerry “Dobbsy” Dobbs was victorious in the B Grade with a steady 36 points and John Davis came second with 34 points.  In third place came Patrick Poussier on 28 points and Dave Marshall was fourth with 26 points.A Flight (0-19)1st Andy Todd (12) 36pts2nd Gerd Riedler (6) 36pts3rd Kissy Buchanan (16) 34pts4th John Pierrel (10) 34ptsB Flight (20+)1st Jerry Dobbs (22) 36pts2nd John Davis (22) 34pts3rd Patrick Poussier (22) 28pts4th Dave Marshall (20) 26ptsNear Pins:  2nd – Kevin Waycott, 6th – Ebrahim, 13th – Patrick Poussier, 17th – John PierrelLong Putts:  9th – Martin Todd, 18th – Mike GosdenThe Growling Swan NAGA Award (awarded to the golfer who has the worst score on the day) was won by Volker Buley and he accepted the award in very good spirit.  Toddy then kindly paraded Deefa the Dog and of course collected many donations for the needy in Pattaya from our generous Growling Swan golfers.Thursday, Oct. 3, Mountain Shadow – StablefordWe were originally booked to play at Crystal Bay but their staff were good enough to inform me the day before that the course was extremely wet and carts would not be allowed anywhere on the golf course.  They offered us Mountain Shadow as an alternative as they have cart paths there so their offer was accepted.Jerry Dobbs, Volker Buley & Andy Todd.We gathered at The Growling Swan as the sun shone and our final number was 27 as your writer decided to delay his return for a further 4 days.  We welcomed first timers Adam, Gary & Ben from the UK and sadly said Bon Voyage to Jerry Dobbs, returning to work in Australia, Volker Buley who was off back to Germany after his brief stay and David Marshall who was returning to Queensland, Australia.I farewelled the 3 mini vans 5 minutes ahead of schedule at 8.25 am and it was reported that their journey was the usual 45 minutes and the golf course was reasonably quiet although the weather was fine.  Unfortunately I had omitted to inform Alain “Inspector Clouseau” Taddei, who was driving to the course that there had been a change of venue so he rang me from Crystal Bay in despair but I simply re-directed him up the road.  He was in Group 1 but that was OK as Toddy allowed a couple of groups to slip in front of our first which got away 5 minutes later than scheduled at 10.05 am.Apparently the golf course was in very good condition considering the amount of recent rain and the round of golf was completed in four hours & fifteen minutes, although about four holes were played in steady rain.We had 2 Grades – A Grade for handicaps 0 to 17 and B Grade for handicaps 18 & over with 5 places in each grade.  There were also rewards for nearest the pins on the four par threes and longest first putts on the 9th & 18th greens.The wet conditions did not appear to worry A Grade winner Mike Allidi who carded a 70 off the stick for his 41 points and another fine round from Kevin “Wayco” Waycott secured second place with 40 points.  Takeshi Hakozaki finished third with 36 points and Gerd Riedler was fourth with 35 points.  With 3 golfers having 34 points a count back was required to determine fifth spot which went to Ebrahim (19 point back nine) and Sal Brizzi (17 point back nine) & Alain “Inspector Clouseau” Taddei (17 point back nine) just missed out.Max “Corsets” Bracegirdle easily won the B Grade section with a fine 39 points which was 5 points better than second place-getter John Davis and Jerry “Dobbsy” Dobbs was third with 28 points.  In fourth place came Stephen Newton and Gary Monley was fifth with 26 points.A Flight (0-17)1st Mike Allidi (3) 41pts2nd Kevin Waycott (10) 40pts3rd Takeshi Hakozaki (11) 36pts4th Gerd Riedler (6) 35pts5th Ebrahim (17) 34ptsB Flight (18+)1st Max Bracegirdle (25) 39pts2nd John Davis (22) 34pts3rd Jerry Dobbs (22) 28pts4th Stephen Newton (26) 27pts5th Gary Monley (36) 26ptsNear Pins:  5th – Mike Allidi, 8th – Gerd Riedler, 15th – Martin Todd, 17th EbrahimLong Putts:  9thy – Brad Todd, 18th – Mike AllidiThe Growling Swan NAGA Award was won by Les Moloney, Muncha’s Dad and he accepted the award in good spirit.  Max then kindly paraded Deefa the Dog and collected donations for the needy from our generous Growling Swan golfers.Note:  Growling Swan Golf welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners.  We generally play Mondays & Thursdays, meeting at The Growling Swan (formerly The Bunker Bar) in Soi Chaiyapoon at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am.  For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to petermalcolmblackburn @gmail.com.We also play bowls out of the Growling Swan every Wednesday and Sunday: Sunday is Lawn Bowls and Wednesday is Indoor Bowls.  All are welcome and for anyone that is interested the transport leaves The Growling Swan at 10.00am on each of those mornings.  For more information please contact Paul Rennison on 0843 454 005. PSC golf from The Growling SwanMonday, Sept. 30, Treasure Hill – StablefordAfter very heavy overnight rain we were presented with a fine Pattaya Monday morning as we made our way to The Growling Swan in readiness for the journey to the challenging Treasure Hill Golf Course.   The original field of 23 was reduced to 20 after three late withdrawals due to sickness which included your writer who is still battling with a sciatic nerve issue.  Nonetheless, we were happy to welcome back Dick Braimbridge from Queensland, Australia, Ken Hole from a few weeks in the UK and good friend Volker Buley from Germany.  There were also newcomers Andy Todd & Paul King from Perth in Western Australia, Peter Burke from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia and David Marshall from Brisbane.  Also, apologies to Graham “Grunter” Buckingham for not saying farewell to him prior to his visit back to the UK.Max Bracegirdle, Les Moloney & Mike Allidi.last_img read more

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Steelers rookie QB Rudolph ready for preseason debut

first_imgLATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph exudes confidence heading into his first NFL preseason game Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) looks to pass as defensive back Nat Berhe pressures in a goal-line drill at NFL football training camp in Latrobe, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Rudolph admitted that jitters may be there as the Steelers prepare to face the defending Super Bowl champions in Philadelphia. But the Steelers’ third-round pick has settled into a comfort zone two weeks into training camp.“It’s just football,” Rudolph said. “I think everyone has a little bit of nerves because it’s going to be the first one back. But just like your debut in college, you get out there, you make a completion and it starts flowing like football has always been.”Rudolph is in a fight for the backup quarterback spot behind Ben Roethlisberger. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Rudolph will see time under center against the Eagles, along with veteran Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs, the Steelers’ fourth-round pick a year ago.Tomlin is eager to see how Rudolph can direct the offense and maintain possession.“Mason’s done a really good job, but he hasn’t been hit,” Tomlin said. “Ball security is much more difficult in-stadium because a training camp environment is controlled in a lot of ways. You don’t touch or get close to the quarterback, so a quarterback’s ability to secure the football doesn’t get tested until they play in-stadium preseason football.”Rudolph will have an opportunity to show how far he’s come since the Steelers traded up to select the Oklahoma State star with the 76th overall pick, the highest the organization has taken a quarterback since Roethlisberger was the 11th overall selection in 2004.During spring practices, Rudolph impressed, but he also missed a couple center-quarterback exchanges after working almost exclusively out of the shotgun both in high school and at Oklahoma State.“We cleaned it up for the most part,” Rudolph said. “I’m just starting to feel a lot more comfortable under center after not doing it the last eight years of my life.”Rudolph also had an inauspicious start at training camp when he ran a bootleg to the right and fumbled his first pass attempt backward. That gaffe is far from Rudolph’s mind.“I could (not) care less about the first pass,” Rudolph said. “I have a lot of first passes. I had my first pass in OTAs and rookie minicamp. I’m thinking about the next pass. If one play goes bad, the next play can be the one that wins it, or gets you back in the game.”Rudolph has found his groove after a rocky first week at camp. The rookie looked comfortable and crisp while running the two-minute offense at the end of a practice last week. Rudolph finished the drill an efficient 5 of 6 for 52 yards, which included a practice-ending 14-yard touchdown pass to rookie running back Jaylen Samuels.“I just want to progress,” Rudolph said. “You obviously dream about playing in the NFL, but once you get here, you take it one day at a time. I think that’s the way I’ve approached practice and it has gone well.“I’m just focused on completing passes and making sure I’m taking mental steps forward every day.”The next step forward for Rudolph will be into a NFL stadium for his preseason debut — against an opposing defense.“You’re playing your own team every single day and you get frustrated because they start to learn your calls, they’re cheating on your install sheet, printing your stuff out and trying to game plan against you,” Rudolph said. “And then you get out there in a game and it’s easy because those guys are scared, they’re all tight, they want to be in their spots, they don’t want to get yelled at by their coach, and you end up scoring points and driving down the field. That’s the way I feel this will go.”NOTES: Tomlin said Roethlisberger won’t play Thursday against Philadelphia. . Wide receiver Antonio Brown missed practice again Tuesday, but he worked out alone on an adjoining field. He will miss Thursday’s game along with LBs Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt, and TE Vance McDonald.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFLfootball and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

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Donnell’s meal of a milestone

first_imgAROUND THE GROUNDS VICTORIAN PREMIER CRICKET ROUND 4 Dandenong champion Tom Donnell has feasted on region rivals Casey-South Melbourne for…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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How the Premier League table would look based on every club’s last eight away games

first_imgAfter a sensational honeymoon, the wheels have come off at Manchester United.Under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the Red Devils appeared to have played themselves into the top four but now three straight Premier League defeats away from home, including a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Everton, have dented their chances. 17. Brighton & Hove AlbionP 8 | W 1 | D 2 | L 5 | GF 8 | GA 16 | GD -8 | Points 516. BournemouthP 8 | W 2 | D 0 | L 6 | GF 9 | GA 18 | GD -9 | Points 615. Newcastle UnitedP 8 | W 1 | D 3 | L 4 | GF 6 | GA 11 | GD -5 | Points 614. ArsenalP 8 | W 2 | D 2 | L 4 | GF 7 | GA 13 | GD -6 | Points 8 Tottenham ace Heung-Min Son looks frustrated against Manchester City Tottenham Hotspur have also found life on the road tough in recent weeks, winning just one of their last nine in all competitions – and they’re not the only team faltering just as the season enters the most vital phase of all.At this point, keeping solid in away matches is key as every point gets that little bit more precious.But who are the teams currently profiting thanks to exceptional form away from their own patch?Going into the final four, or possibly five, games of the campaign, which are the most in-form teams on home soil? Find out below. 6 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 3. LiverpoolP 8 | W 4 | D 3 | L 1 | GF 10 | GA 5 | GD +5 | Points 152. Crystal PalaceP 8 | W 5 | D 1 | L 2 | GF 17 | GA 11 | GD +6 | Points 16 REVEALED shining Manchester United fell to a sixth defeat in eight games at Goodison Park on Sunday Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won LIVE ON talkSPORT 13. Wolverhampton WanderersP 8 | W 2 | D 2 | L 4 | GF 9 | GA 13 | GD -4 | Points 812. ChelseaP 8 | W 3 | D 0 | L 5 | GF 5 | GA 18 | GD -13 | Points 911. Cardiff CityP 8 | W 3 | D 0 | L 5 | GF 6 | GA 12 | GD -6 | Points 9 huge blow tense REVEALED 1. Manchester CityP 8 | W 6 | D 0 | L 2 | GF 16 | GA 6 | GD +10 | Points 18 BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker 6 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City ADVICE Arsenal manager Unai Emery won’t be happy with their current form on the road. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT no dice Manchester United players look dejected during their 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Everton at Goodison Park 6 REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… 6 Fulham are going out of the Premier League and beat Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium at the weekend. 10. EvertonP 8 | W 3 | D 0 | L 5 | GF 9 | GA 9 | GD 0 | Points 99. Tottenham HotspurP 8 | W 3 | D 0 | L 5 | GF 14 | GA 12 | GD +5 | Points 9 6 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 20. Huddersfield TownPlayed 8 | Won 0 | Drawn 1 | Lost 7 | Goals For 3 | Goals Against 19 | Goal difference -16 | Points 119. West Ham UnitedP 8 | W 0 | D 1 | L 7 | GF 2 | GA 15 | GD -13 | Points 118. FulhamP 8 | W 1 | D 0 | L 7 | GF 6 | GA 20 | GD -14 | Points 3 Tottenham vs Brighton (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTLuton vs AFC Wimbledon (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Sheffield United vs Ipswich (Saturday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Brighton vs Newcastle (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTNorwich vs Blackburn (Saturday, 7:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Leeds United vs Aston Villa (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Coventry vs Shrewsbury (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 6 8. WatfordP 8 | W 3 | D 1 | L 5 | GF 12 | GA 15 | GD -3 | Points 107. SouthamptonP 8 | W 3 | D 2 | L 3 | GF 10 | GA 11 | GD -1 | Points 116. BurnleyP 8 | W 3 | D 3 | L 2 | GF 13 | GA 14 | GD -1 | Points 125. Leicester CityP 8 | W 3 | D 2 | L 3 | GF 15 | GA 14 | GD +1 | Points 114. Manchester UnitedP 8 | W 5 | D 0 | L 3 | GF 11 | GA 9 | GD +2 | Points 15 Crystal Palace players celebrate James McArthur’s goal against Arsenal Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ last_img read more

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Pop-Up Disney! To End This September at Downtown Disney in Disneyland

first_imgShare This!If you haven’t visiting the Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration experience, you’ll only have through Labor Day, September 2, to be able to do it. The Downtown Disney District exhibit is a social media lover’s dream. Guests have been able to can step inside nine different imaginatively themed rooms where multi-dimensional art and vibrant, visual displays salute Disney’s most recognizable icon.Want to know what some of the rooms have in store for Guests? In the Mickey at Disneyland room, Guests can share how much Mickey means to the Disneyland Resort, even getting a photo inside an 8-foot-tall Mickey balloon. In the Mickey Around the World room, you can see how Mickey is loved in different countries. The Forever Mickey Room allows Guests to reflect on what Mickey means to them thanks to a mirrored hallway. Finally, in the most social media move ever, you’ll also want to get your photo taken with the large polka dot bow sofa couch.The cost is $30 Monday to Thursday before 4 p.m. and $38 on evenings (after 4:00 p.m.) and weekends. The full experience takes approximately 1.5 hoursBook your reservation to visit the Pop-Up Disney experience here before your time runs out!last_img read more

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Source: Cavs trading Jefferson, Felder to Hawks

first_imgMOST READ The Cavs needed to clear two roster spots by Monday and in trading Jefferson and Felder, the club will avoid paying $12 million in NBA luxury tax penalties, according to the person who spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal still has to be finalized. The Cavaliers also parted with two second-round picks in the deal.Cleveland will acquire the rights to two overseas players, the person said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe 37-year-old Jefferson spent two seasons with Cleveland, which signed him as a free agent in 2015. He was a key contributor during the 2016 championship season, coming off the bench to provide an offensive spark. He appeared in 79 games last season, averaging 5.7 points in 20.4 minutes.Felder was selected in the second round of the 2016 draft. He played in 42 games for Cleveland last season. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors LATEST STORIES Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Santos, Matias rule Senior Masters in Sletba Open Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Richard Jefferson of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 25, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP —CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade forward Richard Jefferson and guard Kay Felder to the Atlanta Hawks, according to a person familiar with the deal.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Young People Carry out Voluntary Work in Manchester

first_img The voluntary effort was organised by the Central Jamaica Conference (CJC) of Seventh-day Adventists under its Operation Save A Youth (OSAY) programme. The youngsters, from Manchester, Clarendon and St. Catherine, also participated in a blood drive supervised by the Blood Bank.“Young people were all over Manchester, doing acts of kindness and issuing care packages,” Director of Youth Ministries at the CJC, Pastor Kevan Barnaby, told JIS News.“They enjoyed giving of themselves, giving of their time, their resources, and just being of use to those who are less fortunate,” he added.He noted that the young people “are energised and want to do something positive for humanity”.Principal of Mile Gully High School, Christopher Tyme, told JIS News that he was happy that the institution had benefited from the day’s activities.He said that the volunteers painted buildings on the grounds, giving the school a much-needed facelift.“It really improves the look of the school and it helps with motivating our students. It is nice to know that we can find partnership with other organisations to improve our school facilities,” he said.Principal of Ferguson’s Basic School in the community of French Part, Claudette Forsythe Kenton, noted that the painting of her school, as well as the planting of flowers by the volunteers, has beautified the grounds.“They were so warm; they did their work, and it is well appreciated,” she said.The community workday was used by the HEART Trust/NTA to carry out on-site assessment of 187 persons in various skill areas.At a ceremony held to culminate the day’s activities, OSAY presented scholarships totalling $1 million to 20 students, with each person receiving $50,000.Scholarship recipient, Jhanelle Johnson, who is a trainee teacher, said she would use the funds to settle tuition obligations.The OSAY seeks to encourage young people to extend kindness to persons in need by volunteering to participate in uplifting activities. More than 5,000 young people participated in a community workday in the parish of Manchester on Sunday (March 17). Story Highlightscenter_img Over 80 projects were undertaken on the day, including the painting of schools and post offices, building and repair of houses for persons in need, and repainting of medians and curbs to improve road safety and aesthetics. More than 5,000 young people participated in a community workday in the parish of Manchester on Sunday (March 17).The voluntary effort was organised by the Central Jamaica Conference (CJC) of Seventh-day Adventists under its Operation Save A Youth (OSAY) programme.Over 80 projects were undertaken on the day, including the painting of schools and post offices, building and repair of houses for persons in need, and repainting of medians and curbs to improve road safety and aesthetics.A young volunteer helps to paint Ferguson’s Basic School in Manchester, during the staging of a community workday in the parish on Sunday (March 17). The day’s activities were organised by the Central Jamaica Conference (CJC) of Seventh-day Adventists’ under its Operation Save A Youth (OSAY) programmme.last_img read more

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