The Bunker Boys 06/06

Stableford

1st Jimmy Carr  (18)          38 pts
2nd Geoff Parker (15)        35
3rd Tony Robbins (16)       35
Near Pins
Mark Stanley 2, P J Redman

Thirteen players headed off to Pattaya Country Club for our Monday game only to be informed upon arrival that they would not honor their quoted price for all our members, but only for those who qualified as seniors. In addition, seniors would have to renew their senior cards for an additional 100 baht. Two wrongs don’t make a right: it makes an exit — see ya ! After a quick call to Greenwood, we headed up 331 to enjoy a game on a course in prime condition with well maintained greens, at a savings of 500 baht.
Jimmy Carr was back on form and was renamed “Jimmy Par” by his playing companions after scoring 21 points on the back nine.Mark Stanley enjoyed his last game with us before heading back home.

Wednesday 8th June Pattavia (white tees) Stableford

1st Mike Johns      (16)     39 pts
2nd Geoff Parker   ( 15 )   35 ocb
3rd P J Redman     (29)    35

Near Pins
Geoff Parker, Roger Tuohy.

Again today, we had thirteen players make their way to Pattavia and were disappointed to find the roadworks people out in force. The delay was minimal and we made our t-time without any problems.                                                                                            This track is one of the gems of the area offering a new clubhouse with a well-maintained locker room and a layout with plenty of risk / reward holes to tempt the big hitters. The condition of the course was excellent which was borne out by the remarkable 39 points by Mike Johns who claimed the winners spot. Mention should be made of the buggies which are well maintained,clean and in good condition.(Crystal Bay please take note.)

Friday 10th June Crystal Bay (White tees) C & B Medal

1st Roger Tuohy (10) net 68
2nd Geoff Parker (15) net 74
3rd Neil Carter (14) net 76 CB

Near pins
Thomas Nyborg,Roger Tuohy,Keith Hemmings.Ken Young

Thirteen was the lucky number again today for our medal round at Crystal Bay. It was the final round for Roger Tuohy and Keith Hemmings before returning to the UK. Roger set off in express fashion starting out birdie, par, birdie, par, par to complete the front (C) nine in one over par 37. He slowed a little on the back but finished with a fine net 68 to easily win the day. Geoff Parker was back to his consistent form and recorded his third 2nd place for the week with a net 74. A three way count back for third resulted in Neil Carter edging out Geoff Cox and Les Hall all with net 76.

Overall the course was in good shape although the greens had just been fertilized and were fairly slow. One negative note, the machine is doing a reasonable job raking the bunkers but the margins are being ignored and getting very ragged with grass growing to the inside. Considering all the effort in renovating the B course, it is a pity this matter cannot be addressed, or can it — Mr. Groundskeeper?

 

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