Bunker Boys 21/5
1st Michael Brett (15) 33 points
2nd Neil Carter (13) 32 points
3rd Jimmy Carr (17) 32 points
Near pins Jimmy Carr, Mike Lloyd, Michael Brett
No golf report is complete without reference to the unseasonal weather we are having in recent weeks and today was no different. Despite thunder and lightning in the area and the ever-present threat of rain, we managed to complete our round dry. Another low season quick round was completed within three and a half hours. Today the scoring fell below our recent high standard. The winner on the day was Michael Brett with a very average score of thirty-three points, followed by thirty-two from Neil Carter who beat Jimmy Carr into third on countback. Near pins went to Jimmy Carr, Mike Lloyd, and Michael Brett. A good finish to the race for golfer of the month is brewing with at least four players in with a shot so it will be interesting to see who can maintain form and take the trophy.
Wednesday, May 23rd
1st Mike Lloyd (18) 35 points
2nd Stuart Tinkler (14) 34 points
3rd Jimmy Carr (17) 34 points
Near pins Mike Lloyd, Les Cobban, Jimmy Carr X 2
An unusual week for the Bunker Boys where six of our members traveled to Kabin Buri to compete in the Paul Hack four-ball team birthday golf challenge on Tuesday and Wednesday while those that did not travel played the Bangpra course in our normal mid-week game. Mike Lloyd on a flying visit from the UK continued his good form to take first place with a tidy thirty-five points. Stuart Tinkler on a slightly longer visit has also shown some really good form and took second place with thirty-four while Jimmy Carr brought up the rear with thirty-four beaten on countback. However, Jimmy made up for his loss by taking two near pins with Les Cobban and Mike Lloyd taking the other two.
In Kabin Buri, the Bunker Boys were represented by Geoff Parker, Neil Carter, Stuart Brown, and Michael Brett. Steve Durey and Les Hall partnered with. two other golfers to make another team. The first day’s play was divided into front and back nines due to a massive thunderstorm mid-match which necessitated a delay of ninety minutes. The Bunker Boys achieved second placing on the back nine. Over the two days, the Bunker Boys were one of only a very few teams to go bogey-free over the thirty-six holes which included a six hundred and sixty-five-yard parr five Kato hole and had eight birdies so all in all a reasonable showing.
Friday, May 25th
1st Les Cobban (8) 33 points
2nd Alan Sullivan (15) 30 points
3rd Geoff Parker (13) 30 points
Near pins Jimmy Carr, Neil Carter and Michael Brett
The last game of an unusual week was played at the very difficult Eastern Star course. This is a course that in the past has been in bad shape with very poor greens, but now the whole course is in very good condition. Even the clubhouse where the change rooms and showers were substandard are now being renovated so much better days ahead for this very challenging course.
The difficulty of the course was reflected in the scoring where most struggled to reach thirty points. Les Cobban took first place with thirty-three points. Three players finished on thirty points and had to be separated on countback with Alan Sullivan taking second and Geoff Parker third with one player missing out altogether. Near pins went to Jimmy Carr, Neil Carter, and Michael Brett.
Mike Lloyd who showed good form in his short visit.