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Monday 30th December 2013
Greenwood G.C. (A and B courses) Stableford
Thirty one golfers today for the final game of 2013 and we set off from The Ranch on a bright and breezy morning for our trip up the 331 to Greenwood. We arrived in good time and were able to tee off on schedule and although the course was busy, the pace of play was reasonable. The course was in good condition although the greens were a little on the slow side. Mike Corner rediscovered some good form to record the best score of the day, beating Roger Mitchell on a countback to win the B Flight. Geoff Williams continued his good form to win the A Flight one point clear of December Golfer of the Month, Colin Greig. One of our drivers, who shall remain nameless, managed to get lost on the way to the course and almost unbelievably compounded his mistake by losing his way again on the return journey, arriving back at The Ranch almost an hour and a half after the presentation – certainly a very long day for the passengers in that vehicle!
1st Geoff Williams (hcp. 11) 37 pts.
2nd Colin Greig (hcp. 8) 36 pts.
3rd Tony Scambler (hcp. 8) 34 pts.
4th Peter Kelly (hcp. 11) 34 pts.
1st Mike Corner (hcp. 21) 38 pts.
2nd Roger Mitchell (hcp. 26) 38 pts.
3rd Geoff Hart (hcp. 27) 37 pts.
4th Ian Masterson (hcp. 36) 34 pts.
Near pins : Colin Greig, John Hughes, Daryl Whyte and Ian Masterson.
Wednesday 1st January 2014
Pattavia Century G.C. (Stableford)
Just twelve golfers managed to surface after the New Year’s Eve celebrations, and some of those appeared to be in less than peak condition over breakfast at The Ranch. We arrived at the course to find it remarkably quiet and were able to tee off at our leisure, a few minutes ahead of schedule. Most of us had played this course a week earlier when the greens were slick and fast, but today the grass had been allowed to grow and they were running much slower. The round progressed smoothly without any holdups and the leading group were back in the clubhouse in a few minutes over four hours. Geoff Parker started the new year in good form winning the honours on the day, one point ahead of Daryl Whyte who claimed his first podium position since his arrival. Since the re-opening of the course the staff here seem to be going out of their way to make golfers welcome, and a very nice touch today was a complimentary glass of Chang beer after the round, to welcome in the New Year.
1st Geoff Parker (hcp. 14) 38 pts.
2nd Daryl Whyte (hcp. 25) 37 pts.
3rd Tony Robbins (hcp. 13) 34 pts.
Only three near pins were claimed : Jack Robertson and Geoff Parker (2)
Friday 3rd January 2014
Khaow Keow G.C. ( A and B courses) Stableford
A full complement of thirty two golfers turned out today for what was for many, a final practice round before the PSC annual tournament, which will be held here next week. The course was extremely busy but we managed to get the first group away just a few minutes after our scheduled tee time. The pace of play over the first few holes was slow, but speeded up a little as the round progressed and most golfers returned to the clubhouse in around four and a half hours. The course was in good condition and the weather conditions were once again nearly ideal, so the stage was set for some good scores. Stuart Tinkler was playing his first game since his arrival in Pattaya and the conditions obviously suited him, as he came home with a great score of 40 points, one point clear of the ever consistent Colin Greig, winning the A Flight in the process. Henry Wong took the honours in the B Flight ahead of Marion Melia, who was playing her first game for seven months, after recovering from a broken ankle sustained whilst playing golf in the U.K. Geoff Williams almost scored the first ace of the year when his tee shot on the par three 5th hole on the A course, pitched on the edge of the hole (damaging the hole in the process) and rolled twelve inches away.
1st Stuart Tinkler (hcp. 16) 40 pts.
2nd Colin Greig (hcp. 8) 39 pts.
3rd Geoff Parker (hcp. 14) 37 pts.
4th Tony Berry (hcp. 11) 34 pts.
1st Henry Wong (hcp. 22) 36 pts.
2nd Marion Melia (hcp. 23) 34 pts.
3rd Raleigh Gosney (hcp. 17) 32 pts.
4th Mike Brett (hcp. 18) 31 pts.
Near pins : Colin Greig, Jan Ulrikson, Tony Berry and Geoff Williams.
The Bunker Boys are a PSC affiliated golf society, who now 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 per 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 9 a.m. for breakfast and transportation, and new players are always welcome. Contact “Buff” on 086 046 5091 or 080 605 5663 for all enquiries. You can find all the news, schedules and results on our website at http://www.bunkersociety.com.
Colin Greig, December Golfer of the Month.