The Bunker Boys 07/11

Monday 7th November

Mountain Shadow (blue tees) Medal

A flight

1st   Gez Williams     (15)    69 net

2nd  Tony Scrambler (12)   70

3rd   Jimmy Carr        (16)   72

B flight cut at 17.1

1st   Gerry Cooney     (17)  71

2nd Eddie Kelly          (19)  73

3rd  Ross Schiffke      (21)  74

Near Pins:- Jimmy Carr, Gordon Melia, Gez Williams, Dave Ashman.


A good turnout with two flights at a course that has blossomed with all the rains which persisted lightly for most of the game but the upside was that it kept everything cool. The greens were good and ran true while the fairways had good ground coverage. The bunkers were carefully trimmed around the perimeter but as is becoming an issue with this course the Bunkers themselves needed more care. It is frustrating to see staff trimming around a bunker when weeds are growing in the Bunkers. Gez Williams was able to hold Tony Scambler at bay beating him by one shot. Tonys game relied heavily on his chipping and putting and Jimmy Carr who was cut two shots still managed to finish well. Tony Robbins just missed out on third and felt he was robbed as an excellent chip on the 5th hole that was heading close to the pin hit a dog running past and cost him two shots. Gerry Cooney easily won the B flight beating Eddie Kelly by two and Ross Schiffke by three. Eddie is wondering what he needs to pull out the bag to win after two second place finishes while Ross was disappointed with third after his two wins.


Wednesday 9th November

Treasure Hill Stableford (Yellow tees)

A Flight

1st Gerry Cooney (17)  35 pts

2nd Gez Williams (14)  35pts cb

3rd Keith Norman (14) 34pts

B flight cut off >17.3

1st P J Redmond (29S) 39pts

2nd Ross Schiffke (22)  35pts

3rd Tore Eliasen (20) 30pts

Near Pins;

P J Redmond 2

Dave Ashman

Gerry Cooney



It started as a lovely clear day in bright sunshine but after a few holes the heavens opened and drenched the course forcing everyone to take shelter and wait for some relief before continuing with the game. Rain continued to fall lightly for the remainder of the first nine holes and it cleared on the back nine. The course remained soggy and there were many shots lost to the conditions which had become really difficult.. In A flight Gez Williams was in fine form driving well and a controlled short game however he faded  little and Gerry Cooney caught him and won on a count back both with 35pts. Keith Norman started slowly but had a good back nine just failing to catch the leaders with 34pts. The star of the day was the Old Silver Fox P J Redmond relishing the advantages of the silver fees he collected two near pins and romped home in B Division with a fine 39pts. Ross Schiffke was again on the podium taking second with 35 pts and Tore Eliasen third with 30pts.


Friday Nov 11th Khao Kheow



A Flight

1st Gez Williams (14)37pts

2nd Neil Carter (13) 36pts

3rd Keith Norman (14) 35pts cb


B flight cut off >17.3


1st Ross Schiffke (22) 38pts

2nd  Mike Brett (19) 34pts

3rd  Ken Davison (24) 33pts

Near Pins;

Stewart Tinkler

Mike Brett

Gez Williams


Always a pleasure to play at Khao Kheow where the course was beautifully presented and the weather was excellent with no hint of rain for a change. It was a case of the same old faces in the top places. We welcomed back Neil Carter after his recent altercation with a truck and it didn’t seem to affect him as he shot an excellent 36 pts .However that was not enough to beat Gez Williams who after an average front nine peeled off 5 pars in a row on the back nine to win with 37pts. Third place was closely fought with Keith Norman again finishing strongly holding off Tony Robbins and Gordon Melia to win on a count back with 34pts.

B Grade was all Ross Schiffke again (Mr Handicapper !!) celebrating his wedding with 38pts and easily winning from Mike Brett 34pts and a surprised Ken Davison with 33pts. Certainly it was Gez Williams week with 2 firsts and a second closely followed by Ross Schiffke with a first a second and a third

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