Bunker Boys 27/04
Monday, April 27, Mountain Shadow G.C. — Stableford Blue Tees
It would be hard to imagine getting more bang for your buck than you can at the beautiful Mountain Shadow G.C.. As the saying goes ” you get what you pay for ” except here, you’re getting a lot more than you pay for. It has to be the best deal in town. Hope management doesn’t read this and raise green fees.
Colin’s win today ( having already wrapped up the Golfer of the Month trophy ) gave him four wins and two second place finishes for the month. This guy is good. Fortunately for the rest of us, he’s returning to the homeland for a brief spell to visit wife and family. With very little sunshine, no palm trees, and wearing a drafty kilt, he probably won’t be able to play so well.
1st Colin Greig (9) 39 pts
2nd P.J.Redmond (24s) 37 pts
3rd Ian Milne (14) 35 pts
4th Stuart Tinkler (16) 32 pts
Near Pins: Tony Berry (2), Colin Greig, Jimmy Carr
Wednesday, April 29, Phoenix G.C. Mountain & Ocean — Medal
Phoenix is finally beginning to recover after shooting itself in the foot. Past foolishness put aside, this formerly popular course is working to reestablish itself with Pattaya’s golf societies. Today, in fact, marks only the second time in over a year that the Bunker Boys have graced this track with their appearance. Undoubtedly, other societies will follow suit.
Try as they may to do everything to reconnect with Pattaya’s golfers, they couldn’t stop the rain. The downpour began not long after we were off and running holding us up for nearly an hour while we sheltered here and there. To no avail, we all got soaked to the bone.
We knew we were in trouble on Monday at Mountain Shadow when the ringleader — Stuart Tinkler — of the “Cornforth Mafia” forced his way onto the podium to claim fourth place. We could sense that something was about as we could see his cronies — Ken Davidson, Colin Jones, and Geoff Williams lurking in the shadows. Sure enough, they made their move today by taking first and third place, and a near pin. It only remains to be seen what Geoff has in store for us.
1st Stuart Tinkler (16) 71 net
2nd Ian Milne (13) 74 net
3rd Colin Jones (24) 75 net
Near Pins: Ken Davidson, Les Hall, Geoff Parker, Ian Milne
Friday, May 1, Crystal Bay G.C. C & A — Medal
Workers Unite! But, please, not on the golf course. As anticipated, being a national holiday, the course was a bit crowded and the pace of play was a little slower than average. This didn’t hold back the 18 Bunker Boys that made the trip up the motorway as they turned in a fine average net score of 75.
Ken ( of the aforementioned Carnforth Gang ) led the way with a net 70 bumping Geoff Parker into second on count back. Peter Habgood rounded out the pay positions taking third place with a net 71.
We always enjoy coming up to CB and are looking forward to one day playing the B-course again. One day soon, please!
1st Ken Davidson (21) 70 net cb
2nd Geoff Parker (12) 70 net
3rd Peter Habgood (21) 71 net
Near Pins: Geoff Williams, Geoff Cox, Peter Allen, Takeshi Hakozaki
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