Bunker Boys 31/8
Monday, August 27th.
Plutaluang North and West, Laem Chabang B and C
1st Tony Robbins (24) 35 points
2nd Paul Lanzetta (7) 33 points
3rd Michael Brett (14) 32 points
A split round today for the Bunker Boys with some taking up our monthly booking at the Thai Navy Course whilst seven others joined in a round comprising golfers from several Pattaya societies to celebrate the seventy-fifth birthday of Colin Davis at the Laem Chabang course. A total of over sixty golfers took part in the game at Laem Chabang in a round that was painfully slow taking over five hours to complete. The course was as you would expect from this prestigious venue, the course was difficult for most made more so by a stiff breeze even though temperatures remained high. Sadly the Bunker Boys didn’t acquit themselves too well with our top scorer Paul Lanzetta shooting thirty-three points to stay outside the winning group. The only one in the winner’s circle was Michael Brett who shot a back nine of nineteen points to take out the best back nine in the A flight. Not all the scoring was bad with the overall winner shooting a gross sixty-nine off a three handicap, fine golf indeed. Some very fine food in the form of a free buffet was available at Colin”s Bar prior to the presentation of prizes
In Plutaluang the top score was a bit better with Tony Robbins taking the chocolates on thirty-five points. Tony is still enjoying a generous handicap at present but this may change soon as his game is improving weekly.
Wednesday, August 29th
Pattaya Country Club
1st Tony Robbins (24) 37 points
2nd Michael Brett (14) 34 points
3rd Paul Lanzetta (7) 34 points
Near pins Steve Durey, Alan Sullivan, and Paul Lanzetta X 2.
A good low season group of eleven assembled for the midweek game at Pattaya Country Club. The course was in the best condition we have seen for some time but the greens were hard and fast so it was difficult to hold long approach shots anywhere on the putting surface. Rain threatened several times but fortunately held off, however, we were not so lucky with the wind which blew quite strongly for most of the day. Speed of play was ok with no real holdups. Many of our group struggled in the conditions so for the most part scoring was modest at best. For the second day in a row Tony Robbins topped the winner’s list with a good score of thirty-seven whilst Michael Brett edged out Paul Lanzetta from second place on countback. Paul did make up for it by securing two near pins with one each to Alan Sullivan and Steve Durey.
Friday, August 31st
Greenwood C and A
1st Geoff Parker (14) 34 points
2nd Geoff Coc (18) 34 points
3rd Tony Robbins (24) 33 points
Near pins Tony Robbins X 4
The last game of the golfing month was played at the Greenwood Course where once again a good low season number of eleven participated. The course was virtually empty so the speed of play was good until the back nine where a group inserted themselves in between our first and second groups, thereafter play slowed down a bit but not enough to cause any problems. The course was in good condition, the weather fine, but once again the wind blew which affected scoring. Geoff Parker took the honors today showing flashes of his best game coupled with some not quite so good. Geoff Cox took second place on countback also on thirty-four whilst Tony Robbins got his name on the winner’s sheet for the third time this week taking third place. Tony was also the only one to get his ball on a parr three thereby taking all four near pins.
Being the last game of the month it was also time to see who would take out the golfer of the month trophy. At different times throughout the month, Raleigh Gosney and Peter Allen looked like challenging but in the end, the fast-finishing Geoff Parker just missed out to Michael Brett who finally nailed one after several lost opportunities throughout the season.
Golfer of the Month Michael Brett.