The Bunker Boys 06/05
Crystal Bay B & C Stableford
1st Stuart Tinkler (15) 40 points
2nd Tony Robbins (14) 39
3rd Les Burns (32) 33
Geoff Parker, Stuart Tinkler, Garry Bright.
Yet another hot humid day in the land of smiles saw three groups make their way to a regular course on our schedule. Surprisingly even though it was a holiday there were not many on the course and we had a comfortable round without holdups. Tony Roberts was convinced he had won the day on his 39 points only to find he had been pipped at the post by an inform Stuart Tinkler with 40 points. The greens were in good condition but the fairways are suffering from a lack of rain.
Wednesday 5th May Silky Oaks Stableford
1st Mike Johns (16) 45 points
2nd Jimmy Carr (18) 35
3rd Mashi Kaneta (16) 35
Geoff Parker, Mashi Kaneta, Les Humphrey.
Only nine players turned out for this venue even though it is a favorite of many of our players who like the challenge of the course from the longer tees. However the first group unknowingly teed off from the more forward tees resulting in easier carries over the numerous water features. This was evident from the winning score of 45 points by Mike Johns a clear ten points ahead of second and third. the greens and fairways were in good condition.
Friday 6th May Greenwood Medal
1st Neil Carter (16 ) 66 net
2nd Patrick Kelly ( 1 ) 69
3rd Mashi Kaneta (16) 73
Geoff Cox, Neil Carter, Patrick Kelly.
A good turnout of 14 players for what must be the best value for money course in the area. We were greeted by the greenest course we have encountered since the start of the heatwave with well grassed fairways and greens in excellent condition. Neil Carter was really on form today shooting a two over par front nine before running into problems after a thunderstorm delayed play for about 15 minutes. Wet conditions were obviously unusual resulting in a few unnecessary dropped shots. Mention must also be made of Patrick Kelly who also shot a sub par round off his 1 handicap. On the trip back to the Ranch many of the golfers expressed their desire to return to this venue soon.