Bunker Boys 06/02
A Flight (0-16.8)
1st Colin Greig (10) 74 net
2nd Tony Robbins (16) 75 oco
3rd Gerry Cooney (17) 75
B Flight (16.8+)
1st John Hughes (20) 72
2nd Eddie Kelly (18) 73
3rd Jim Payne (36) 73
Near Pins: John Hughes,Steve Durey, Eddie Kelly, Jim Payne.
A good turnout for a game at one of our regular venues where the course was in its usual good condition with a few comments about the rough being long, making good contact difficult.The surprise of the day was that the B Flight performed so much better than the elite golfers where all three results were better than the best A Flight score. John Hughes had the best medal score of 72 and his good recent form should result in the handicapper making some adjustment soon. Eddie Kelly is still having a good run and at this early stage is leading golfer of the month. Colin Greig just managed to beat Tony Robbins and Gerry Cooney by one shot to win the A Flight.
Khaow Keow, Memorial Trophy,
Stableford (yellow tees)
1st Raleigh Gosney, (18) 38 pts
2nd Phil Moore (16) 37
3rd Jim Carlson (24) 36 oco
4th Tommy Marshal (7) 36
Team scores for the Memorial floating trophy.
1st Colins Bar 1 108 pts
Stan Stuart, Neil Smith, Nigel Harrison, Tip Briney.
2nd Raleigh’s Bunker Boys 106
Lee Butler, Jim Payne, Peter Platt, Raleigh Gosney.
3rd Cooneys Bunker Boys 105
Gerry Cooney, Geoff Cox, Dave Ashman, Les Cobban.
A well organised tournament saw over 80 players assemble at this top class course in fabulous condition, and on registration each player was handed a stylish red and black golf shirt. The format was a team event of four players where their best three stableford scores on each hole were accumulated over the eighteen holes to determine the winners, played in conjunction of an individual stableford competition to determine the best golfer of the day. In addition sponsors gave prizes for each hole such as closest for 2 on the par 4’s or closest for 3 on the par 5’s and closest on par 3’s. In addition there were prizes for longest drives and longest putts and all of these were for both A Flight and B Flight. The yellow tees were set well back resulting in a few of the prizes for the B Flight not being won but there was a lucky draw for the unclaimed prizes. The winner of the individual trophy was Raleigh Gosney of the Bunker Boys Bar who shot a commendable 38 points on greens that challenged most of the field because of their fast pace. Runner up was Phil Moore only one shot behind and Jim Carlson beating Tommy Marshal for the third spot on a count-back. Scoring in the team event was not as good as in previous years with the winners only managing to score even par for the three qualifying scores but par was enough to win the floating trophy and Colins Bar 1 must be congratulated on taking home the spoils. Prize-giving was held at the recently opened Robin Hood venue where the golfers enjoyed a superb roast dinner.
Friday Feb. 10,
1st Greg Berry (15) 38 pts oco
2nd Peter Platt (16) 38
3rd Mike Lloyd (16) 36
1st Raleigh Gosney (18) 37
2nd John Hughes (20) 34 oco
3rd Lee Butler (19) 34
Near Pins: Gregg Berry, Ken Donaldson, John Hughes, Mike Lloyd.
A large turnout for a popular course that was in good condition with difficult pin placements on fast sloping greens. The course was full and we had to wait a while before we could tee off and there was a shortage of caddies which was rectified fairly quickly. Greg Berry and Peter Platt dueled it out for the top spot in A flight with Greg winning the count back with 21 on the back nine compared to Peter’s 16. At the top of B flight was the big winner at our featured event on Wednesday namely Raleigh Gosney breaking par once again,followed by John and Lee a further three shots behind.
Colins Bar 1. Stan Stuart, Neil Smith, Nigel Harrison, Tip Briney.
Raleigh Gosney individual trophy winner.