Bunker Boy 09/02
Monday, Feb. 9, Khao Kheow A & C – Stableford
Blue skies and green fairways ( much greener than many of the other courses ) greeted the Bunker Boys on their arrival at the world class championship course. Playing from the yellow tees at 6,300 yards made for an enjoyable day of golf.
Fairways were in good condition, as were the greens, but running a tad slow. All was good until we made the turn where upon we discovered two groups had just teed in front of us. My Ben Lie — it’s Thailand.
There was a bit of an issue with the caddies — not enough — and some of our guys didn’t get off until 1pm. The delay didn’t seem to affect the late starters as some of the better scores came from their groups.
Always a pleasure to play KK. Great course. Good value.
1st Peter Kelly (12) 35 pts
2nd Mashi Kaneta (15) 34 pts
3rd Ian Milne (13) 33 pts
4th Tony Robbins (16) 33
1st P.J.Redmond (27s) 36 pts
2nd Steve Durey (20) 36 pts
3rd Andy Brady (17) 33 pts
4th Gordon Melia (17) 31 pts
Near Pins: Patrick Kelly, Mashi Kaneta, Gez Williams, Colin Greig
Wednesday, Feb.11, Crystal Bay A & C – Stableford
32 players made the trek up the motorway for another day in golf paradise. Playing from the white tees at 6,400 yards we were off on schedule.
Considering the conditions — windy, many dry/deadpan areas in the fairways, slow play, the scores were amazingly good. The consensus among the Bunker Boys is that Crystal Bay is a good track to be kept as a mainstay course. We are just hoping for a little resodding of some of the dry patches, and a couple truck loads of dirt in the cart ruts.
Many of the crew were wondering if we would still be alive when they open the B course again.
1st Tony Scrambler (11) 39 pts
2nd Colin Greig (9) 39 pts
3rd Gordon Melia (17) 37 pts
4th Tony Robbins (16) 36 pts
1st Dave Ashman (17) 37 pts
2nd Richard Baldotto (21) 37 pts
3rd P.J. Redmond (27s) 34 pts
4th Tom McDowell (21) 33 pts
Near Pins: Geoff Hart, Colin Greig, Ian Milne, Les Cobban
Friday, Feb.13, BangPhra – Stableford
Monkey nicks McDowell’s ball. Heading into the final two holes with the same ball he teed with on No.1 ( an unusual occurence according to Tom ) a monkey makes off with his ball on the par 3 17th resulting in a disgusted Tom walking off to the tee box on No.18.
BangPhra is a favorite of the Bunker Boys and a real challenge for many of our crew. Friday was no exception. The best score of 35 came from B flight with Peter Habgood edging out Gerry Keys to win on count back. The big hitters in A flight posted a best of 34.
In addition to the nice course, cordial service, and tidy locker room ( read Japanese influence ), BangPhra is a course where we sometimes get to hear Mashi say KONNICHIWA to his fellow countrymen.
1st Mark Stanley (9) 34 pts
2nd Colin Greig (9) 33 pts
3rd Peter Kelly (12) 32 pts
1st Peter Habgood (20) 35 pts
2nd Gerry Keys (28) 35 pts
3rd Gordon Melia (17) 33 pts
Near Pins: Colin Greig (2), Mashi Kaneta, Tom McDowell
The Bunker Boys are a PSC affiliated golf society, who play out of The Ranch Bar on Pattaya 3rd road ( in front of the fire station, and almost opposite the Buffalo Bar ). We play three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, so if you enjoy a fun day out, and a friendly but competitive golf competition why not come and join us. We meet at The Ranch at 9am for breakfast and transport, and new players are always welcome. Contact Buff on 0860465091 or 0806055663 for all enquiries. You can find all the news, schedules, and results on our website at http://www.bunkersociety.com