Bunker Boys 25/07
Jimmy Carr winning Golfer of the Month.
25th July Emerald Rainbow Stableford
1st Rab McDonald (17) 35 points
2nd Jimmy Carr (15) 35
3rd Peter Allen (29) 35
Neil Carter, Jimmy Carr, Rab McDonald (2)
A small turnout for our game of Rainbow where everyone selects 6 holes to play off the blue,then 6 off the yellow and lastly 6 off the red tee markers. Careful selection of holes enables the long hitters to tee off the red markers on the par 5’s turning them into possible birdie holes and scoring maximum points while not worrying too much at teeing off the blue marker on the par threes. An interesting game of strategy which had some interesting applications. The winner Rab McDonald chose the first 6 holes off blue and the the next 6 off yellow leaving the final 6 off the reds. Since the top three players all finished on 35 points with 20 on the back nine the strategy had worked and Rab won the count back on the last 6 holes while Jimmy won the count back with 4 points on the last hole to Peter’s 2 points. The course was in good condition with the greens fairly quick and very good value for money during this promotional period.
27th July Crystal Bay Stableford White tees B&C
1st Geoff Parker (15) 35 points
2nd Peter Allen (29) 34 oco
3rd P J Redmond (27) 34
Jimmy Carr, Gerry Cooney.
10 players made the trip to Crystal Bay. Despite heavy overnight rain which left a few Bunkers water logged, the course was in really excellent condition. The wily old veteran Geoff Parker sensing the possibility of another GoM came out the winner with 35pts. Peter Allen after missing second place on count back on Monday made amends and took second with 34 pts turning the tables on PJ Redmond taking third. With one game to go the GOM race was heating up with three players in contention separated by only one point and our next game will be the decider.
29th July Treasure Hill Stableford Yellow tees
1st Geoff Cox (15) 38 Points
2nd Neil Carter (15) 33
3rd Colin Gregg (12) 32
1st P J Redmond (27) 40
2nd Les Hall (23) 33
3rd Peter Habgood(23) 28
P J Redmond (2), Les Cobban, Tony Robins.
A fine turnout of 18 players turned out for the trip up the 331 and were rewarded with a fine course with fast greens and the most affordable green fees in the region. This was the final day to determine who would win Golfer of the Month and the three contenders set out with high hopes only to have the hopes of two crushed as they were unable to secure a high enough finish to take the trophy off Jimmy Carr who won by 1 point after recording 5 second place finishes during the month to go with his one win giving him 55 points out of a possible 60.
However this should not detract from the fine result of P J Redmond who managed to beat his handicap by 4 points with a display of his mastery on the putting greens. Geoff Cox continued his fine run of form by winning the A Flight bettering his handicap by 2 points.
At the M Club that evening P J Redmond celebrated his win by buying a round of drinks closely followed by the free drinks congratulating Jimmy Carr on his win of GOM.
The Bunker Boys (affiliated member of the PSC) are one of Pattaya’s oldest Golf Societies now completing its 20th year. It organizes friendly competitions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and plays out of The M Club located 100 meters up Soi 14 off 3rd Road and no prior bookings are required. We welcome new players who can merely turn up by 9.30 a.m. and enjoy a game with us. Transport is arranged which departs at 10 a.m. for a booked tee time at 11 a.m. For inquiries contact Neil at tel:08 47589907.
P J Redmond winner at Treasure Hill.