Bunker Boys 22/12

Monday 18th December
Royal Lakeside
1st Mike Lloyd 34 points
2nd Colin Greig 33 points
3rd Geoff Parker 31 points
4th Murray Greig 31 points
Near Pins, Ian Rattray, Geoff Parker, Colin Greig
Over the weekend a number of our members left our shores to bask in the delights of a UK winter of snow and frost while others arrived to enjoy Thai sunshine and golf. A smaller than normal group of fourteen assembled at the M Club for the trip up highway seven for the first game of the week at Royal Lakeside. The course was in its usual excellent condition however a strong wind of two/three clubs worth blew across the course making play difficult. As you might expect in the conditions scoring was modest at best. Mike Lloyd recovered from the disappointment of last weeks club championship by taking first place with thirty-four points.Second, went to Colin Greig a stroke back on thirty-three and Geoff Parker and Murray Greig took third and fourth respectively with thirty-one points, separated on countback. Only three near pins were claimed by Geoff Parker, Colin Greig, and Ian Rattray.

Wednesday 20th December.
Treasure Hill
A flight
1st Geoff Parker (14) 30 points
2nd Geoff Cox (16) 29 points
3rd Ian Rattray (9) 28 points
B flight
1st Neil Jones (20) 30 points
2nd Gerry Cooney (19) 29 points
3rd Ken Davidson (22) 27 points
Near Pins. Geoff Cox, Peter Allen, Dave Ashman, Gerry Cooney.
One of the many vagaries of golf is how players can drift in and out of form for no particular reason. What is even more peculiar is that at the Bunker most of our well-performed players are out of sorts all at the same time with most today reaching a score no better than the mid-twenties. Sure Treasure Hill is a challenging course and conditions today were particularly tough, very low temperatures by Thai standards and a strong cold wind with a chill factor that reduced the effective temperature further made for poor scoring. When we reached the course we found caddies all rugged up in hoodies and scarfs to try to keep warm.
Twenty-two braved the elements for today’s round and just about all struggled which was reflected in the scoring. Geoff Parker took A flight with thirty-points followed by Geoff Cox on twenty-nine and Ian Rattray on twenty-eight. Almost identical scores were recorded in the B flight with the burley Neil Jones taking first place followed by Gerry Cooney and newly crowned club champion Ken Davidson in third. Near pins were shared by Geoff Cox, Peter Allen, Dave Ashman and Gerry Cooney.

Friday 22nd December
Emerald
A flight
!st Michael Brett (16) 33 points
2nd Colin Greig (11) 30 points
3rd Jimmy Carr (17) 30 points
B flight
1st Geoff Cox ((16) 33 points
2nd Ken Davidson (22) 31 points
3rd Trevor Priestly (20) 31 points
Near pins Jimmy Carr, Geoff Parker, Neil Carter X 2
When one looks at recent scores from the Bunker Boys one might reasonably ask if there is too much festive cheer going on, certainly recent scores have been on the low side. To be fair today the greens at Emerald were lightning quick and it was well night impossible to keep the ball on any green with a slope on it. This may have in part accounted for today’s low scores. Some of the greens were starting to show a bit of wear and tear as we get into the busy golf season, otherwise, the course was in good condition.
Today’s winner in A flight was Michael Brett who despite five one pointers and two wipes managed to struggle to thirty-three points. Second, went to Colin Greig on thirty points beating Jimmy Carr on countback.
In the B flight, Geoff Cox took first again with thirty-three points followed by Ken Davidson on thirty-one beating Trevor Priestly on countback. Near pins went to Jimmy Carr, Geoff Parker and our current near pin specialist Neil Carter taking two. The race for golfer of the month is a tight affair with our newly crowned club champion Ken Davidson leading the way into the last week of the month.
Treasure Hill caddies rug up against the elements

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