Bunker Boys 10/11
Monday, November 6th
Plutaluang (North & West)
1st Geoff Parker (16) 39 points.
2nd Phil Moore (17) 33 points.
3rd Alan Sullivan (14) 32 points.
4th Eddie Kelly (20) 30 points.
Geoff Cox, Eddie Kelly, Phil Moore, Neil Carter.
Sometimes the popularity of a course is reflected in the number of players turning up to play. So it was today at the Thai Navy Course where eleven fewer than Friday fronted up, it seems that the coarse buffalo grass is not to everyone’s liking although the layout itself is fine. For today’s round, the fairways could have been cut a little better and possibly because of recent rain the rough had grown a bit too high. Sometimes its too easy to blame the course for poor scores, certainly Geoff Parker seemed unaffected by the conditions and registered a very good score of thirty-nine points to take the honors. Second went to a visitor from the Emerald Isle, Phil Moore a full six strokes back on thirty-three.Alan Sullivan took third with thirty-two and another bandit from Ireland, Eddie Kelly on a twenty handicap no less took fourth. Both the Gaels took a near pin as well with Geoff Cox and Neil Carter taking one each.
Wednesday, November 8th
1st Keith Norman (13) 34 points
2nd Colin Greig (7) 34 points
3rd Dave Gow ((17) 33 points
4th Jimmy Carr (17) 32 points
Keith Norman, Colin Greig, John Hughes.
Eighteen golfers took up the challenge at the popular Treasure Hill Course today, no doubt there were a few comments about the number of trees on fairways, but nobody could complain about the condition of the course or the weather which was overcast but pleasantly mild with no rain. Many find this a difficult course on which to compile a decent score with very few easy holes and a course where wayward play is punished severely. Today was no exception with scoring modest at best. Keith Norman who has been lurking in the background for the past week jumped up to take first place on countback from Colin Greig, both with thirty-four points. Dave Gow showing recent good form was no flash in the pan took third a stroke further back, while the wily South African Jimmy Carr took fourth with thirty-two. John Hughes managed to get his name in the winners’ circle with a near pin as well as Colin Greig and Keith Norman.
Friday 10th November
1st Gerry Cooney (19) Net 73
2nd Phil Moore (17) Net 73
3rd Les Hall (25) Net 74
4th Neil Carter (11) Net 74
Near Pins Colin Greig, Neil Cater x 2, Richard Baldotto
A reasonable field of nineteen fronted up for the first medal round of the month at the always popular Bangpra course. This is a course that is always in pristine condition and very popular with most golfers, today was a bit of a different storey.
The greens were remarkably slow for this course despite looking slick and most had trouble putting, even some of our best putters struggled with the speed. The bunkers were even more of a problem, in need of some serious maintenance. Dog and monkey imprints were everywhere, footprints were numerous, and clearly, this is a problem that a good raking would fix in an instant. Despite these problems, the course is a joy to play and a good time was had by all. Some very good scores were returned, none better than Gerry Cooney who took the honors on the day with a net seventy-three winning on countback from Phil Moore with a superior back nine. Third went to Les Hall a stroke further back, also on countback from Neil Carter on the same score. The usual suspects took the near pins with Neil taking two, Colin Greig one and Richard Baldotto the fourth.