The Bunker Boys 29/02

Monday, February 29, Bangpakong G.C. — Stableford —

Only ten of our finest could rouse themselves out of bed today for the trek up the motorway to BangPakong. Strange why this course is not so popular, it’s a relatively easy 50 minute drive (unlike the current battle up 331), good price and excellent condition. This is Keith Norman’s favourite course and again he produced the goods winning with 36 points despite leaving his drive on the 18th up a coconut tree. Tony Robbins 35pts was second with Geoff Parker taking third on count back from Takeshi.

Results
1st Keith Norman (12) 36pts
2nd Tony Robbins (13) 35pts
3rd Geoff Parker (14) 33pts cb

Near Pins

Les Burns
Colin Greig
Jimmy Carr

As today was the final game of the month, it was crunch time for determining Golfer of the Month. Four players were in contention and it was Tony Robbins who emerged the winner by two points over Colin Grieg, Gerry Cooney and Geoff Parker. A sweet result for Tony who came second to Geoff in December and second to Colin in January

Wednesday, March 2, Crystal Bay G.C.– Medal —

Thirty players today for a Medal round at an almost deserted Crystal Bay. The course was in excellent condition particularly the recently renovated B nine. Just one minor complaint: while the B nine was closed they should have upgraded the sprinkler system as there were many dry / burnt / hardpan patches. That being said, we consider this track excellent value for the money. The good conditions produced some excellent scores with popular laughing Les Burns storming B Division with a net 67 despite a 9 on a par 3. Jimmy Carr took second on count back from Gordon Melia with a net 69 and poor Tim Winder with his net 70, being his best round for years, missing out. Tony Robbins won A Division with a fine net 69 followed by Mashi Kaneta net 71 with Colin Greig net 72 edging out Tony Berry on count back.

However these good scores were eclipsed by Gordon Melia on the par 3 sixth hole where he saw his 8 iron shot rise majestically in the air, land like a butterfly with sore feet, and roll gently into the hole for a Hole in One. Congratulations to Gordon and thanks for the round of drinks.

Results

A Division 0 – 15.5

1st Tony Robbins(14) Net 69
2nd Mashi Kaneta (16) Net 71
3rd Colin Greig (9) Net 72 cb

B Division 15.6 – 36

1st Les Burns (33) Net 67
2nd Jimmy Carr (18) Net 69 cb
3rd Gordon Melia (17) Net 69cb

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Tony Berry
Phil Moore
Jimmy Carr
Gordon Melia Hole in One

Friday, March 4, Burapha G.C. — Stableford —

Only thirteen players for Burapha as it seems the minute green fees get over 800 numbers start to fall away despite this being a class course in excellent condition. We played A and B courses off the white tees which didn’t seem to concern the big hitters and the older members relished the chance to play a few second shots with irons instead of woods although there were still several holes over 400 yards. Tim Winder, still smarting from Wednesday when he had a net 70 and didn’t finish in the dough, continued his good form and this time took the honours with 38 points,with Mark Stanley edging out Jimmy Carr on count back for second both with 37 points.
Results
1st Tim Winder (25) 38pts
2nd Mark Stanley (8) 37pts cb
3rd Jimmy Carr (17) 37 pts

Near Pins
Mark Stanley
Geoff Parker
Les Cobban 2
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