Bunker Boys 3/11
Monday 29th Oct
1st Neil Griffin (25) 30 points
2nd Ken Davidson (25) 29 points
3rd Keith Norman (13) 29 points
Ken Davidson X 2, Neil Griffin, Michael Brett.
Parichat was the venue for the last round of the month and as it’s not a course to everyone’s liking numbers were lower than expected with some choosing to play elsewhere. This is a difficult course at the best of times but when the wind blows as it did today then the challenge is even greater. The course itself was in excellent condition as usual but the strength and direction of the wind which seemed to predominantly blow across or in our faces made for a difficult day for all. Newly returned Neil Griffin was the man of the moment taking the honors with a modest thirty points. Second went to Ken Davidson with twenty-nine points beating Keith Norman on countback. Near pins went two to Ken and one each to Neil and Michael.
As it was the last game of the month the prize for the golfer of the month was on the line. Neil Carter needed to win to take the honors but with six wipes on his card it was a step too far and the winner was Michael Brett with three points to spare. As we now see an influx of regulars from the Northern Hemisphere it’s going to be interesting to see who takes the trophy next month.
Wednesday 1st November
1st Dave Gow ((17) 40 points
2nd Neil Carter ((13) 39 points
3rd PJ Redmond (28) 37 points
4th Ken Davidson (25) 35 points
Colin Greig, PJ Redmond, Stuart Tinkler, Gerry Cooney.
The first round of a new month was played at the ever popular Khao Kheow Course in very pleasant conditions, no rain, low humidity and pleasant temperatures. A big influx of visitors saw our numbers swell to eighteen so competition for prizes was keen. How appropriate that on his birthday ( number not disclosed) that Dave Gow on his debut this tour should take out first place with an excellent score of forty points. Second went to Neil Carter who may have thought that he was the winner with an excellent thirty-nine. PJ Redmond in a rare appearance took third with thirty-seven, and Ken Davidson enjoying good early form on this tour took the final place with thirty-five points. Near pins went to Colin Greig as usual, Stuart Tinkler, Gerry Cooney, and PJ. Shot of the day went to Michael Brett who despite having a miserable day managed to eagle the parr four C 5 hole with a seven iron second shot straight in the hole. Back at the club even more new arrivals were present for the presentation so we expect to see bigger numbers for the coming weeks and months.
Friday 3rd November
1st Neil Carter (12) 40 points
2nd Jimmy Carr (17) 39 points
3rd Stuart Tinkler (16) 38 points
1st Trevor Priestly (21) 41 points
2nd Ken Davidsson (25) 38 points
3rd John Hughes (19) 36 points
Eddie Kelly, Gez Williams, Jimmy Carr, Stuart Tinkler.
What a difference a week makes? last week we enjoyed lower green fees and had lower numbers of players, this week the fees returned to high season rates and our numbers jumped significantly. Today we had twenty-six players for our trip to Pattavia. The weather was beautiful, the course was in excellent condition and we were set for a great days golf, a big change from our last visit when play was abandoned after nine holes.
The standard of play was excellent with some great scores recorded on this difficult course. To add to the difficulty the greens are now returning to the speed we are used to at this course, but today it didn’t matter to most. Trevor Priestly as he so often does put in a very good score and was the overall winner with forty-one points. Ken Davidson in B flight took second place with thirty-eight points and is clearly enjoying a generous handicap of twenty-five, a cut may soon be in order.John Hughes beat Les Hall on countback for third with thirty-six points. In the A flight Neil Carter continues to enjoy very good form and took the honors with forty-points. Jimmy Carr was a shot back on thirty-nine and Stuart Tinkle who is a different man from his last visit took third with thirty-eight.
Golfer of the Month Michael Brett