Bunker Boys 13/10
Monday 7th Oct
1st Barry Murnin (18) 34 points
2nd Les Hall (25) 32 points
3rd Michael Brett (16) 28 points
Following last weeks drenching three times, it was nice to play a round in dry conditions. The course was in remarkably good condition despite recent rain, the only issue for players was the speed of the greens, they were so much slower than we have been accustomed to at this course. The course was relatively empty so the pace of play was good and the round was completed in about three hours thirty minutes. One of the more unusual occurrences on the day was the failure of the whole team to hit a green on the parr threes, so the cash went into the delinquent’s pot.Nobody ever remembers an instance when everybody failed to hit a parr three green. Winner on the day was Barry Murnin playing his last round of this tour of duty before returning to the USA with a score of thirty-four points. Second went to Les Hall with thirty-two points, Les is obviously enjoying his new handicap. Third with a lowly twenty-eight point went to Michael Brett.
Wednesday 9th Oct
Play abandoned after nine holes
As we drove to Pattavia the weather report on the radio predicted all day rain although at the time we were enjoying bright skies. Soon dark clouds were everywhere but no rain was falling. We teed off in nice playing conditions and continued till the eight hole when the rain started to tumble down necessitating a break at the ninth tee. After the rain stopped we completed the ninth and proceeded across the road to the tenth tee when the rain returned with renewed force. The skies were filled in all round and the prospect of further play looked so remote that it was decided to abandon play. This was not the best decision for Alan Sullivan or Michael Brett both playing nicely with eighteen points, however such is life and both will have to do it all again another day.
1st Geoff Cox (15) 38 points
2nd Les Cobban (7) 33 points
3rd Gerry Cooney (17) 33 points on countback
Geoff Cox x2
Jimmy Carr and Michael Brett 1 each.
The last game of the week was at the relatively easy Crystal Bay course but today most failed to post a decent score. Normally a score of forty plus points are required to take the honours but not today. Geoff Cox who had been in the doldrums since returning from the UK found his mojo today and returned a card of thirty eight points. As ever Les Cobban (the man with the hat) is somewhere in the winners circle and today took second place withthirty-three
points beating Gerry Cooney on countback. To prove his win was no fluke Geoff Cox also bagged two near pins with one each to Jimmy Carr and Michael Brett