Bunker Boy 28/11

Monday 28 Nov

Pleasant Valley,(blue tees) Stableford.

1st Keith Smithson      (2)    38 points

2nd Gerry Cooney       (19)  35

3rd Mike Brett              (20)  33

Near Pins:- Gerry Cooney, Mike Brett, Keith Smithson, Mike Lloyd.

A smaller field than normal since this course has unfairly been labeled difficult but this is not the case as today the presentation was good with a few greens undergoing maintenance work which did not detract from the enjoyment of playing this layout. Keith Smithson made it look almost easy beating his handicap by two shots and playing the last 6 holes 5 under par including an eagle on the last hole. Gerry Cooney is warming up for his assault on our Club Championship and we need to watch his progress next week. Mike Brett who has made Pattaya his new home played consistently and we will see his name often in the results.

Wednesday 30 Nov

Khao Kheow, B & C,(yellow tees) Stableford.

A Flight

1st Keith Smithson    (2)     36

2nd Keith Norman     (14)   34

3rd Geoff Parker        (14)   33

B Flight cut 16.1

1st Peter Allen           (31)   36

2nd Gerry Cooney     (19)   36

3rd Gordon Melia       (17)   35

Near Pins:- Mike Lloyd, Jimmy Carr (2), Keith Norman.

You can not keep a good golfer down and Keith Smithson proved he was no flash in the pan by coming out and winning his second game in a row with a fine level par score edging out Keith Norman who is also enjoying some form by two shots. In the B flight Peter Allen wins again for the second time in two weeks beating Gerry Cooney on a count back. Gordon Melia after his two wins last week crept into third. However this being the last game of the month we were able to crown the golfer of the month, Ross Schiffke who notched up an impressive 50 points by the 22nd of the month and no one was able to catch him even with three games still to play. Ross can collect his trophy when he returns but in the meantime we enjoyed a round of drinks to celebrate his win.

Friday 2 Dec

Emerald Stableford.

A Flight

1st  Gez Williams,      (14)      36 points

2nd  Les Cobban        (9)        33

3rd  Geoff Parker        (14)      32

B Flight cut 16.3

1st Gordon Melia         (17)     40

2nd Keith Hemmings   (19)     37

3rd Ken Davidson        (24)     35

Near Pins:- Les Cobban (2), Colin Gregg.

 

We arrived at Emerald to find the course busy with a couple of 5 balls holding up the field. Greens were hard and lightening fast, even faster than any local course over the last few years. Unfortunately they hadn’t cut new holes for some time and the holes were very ragged and worn. The rough in a number of places close to the greens was very long this made things difficult with the hard greens not holding and shots running into high rough. Many of our players like this course but they described it as scruffy with buggy riders complaining of the lack of brakes on the downhill sections. Scores in A flight not so good with only Gaz Williams making 36 pts. B flight scores were much better with an outstanding round of 40pts by Gordon Melia.

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