Norman Holds On To Win Golfer Of The Month

Norman Holds On To Win Golfer Of The Month
The excitement was building as our crew headed to one of our favorite venues — Mountain Shadow — for the last game of the month. The deciding round to determine who would receive the Golfer of the Month trophy. The four contenders were all in their favorite Bunker Boys golf shirt and anxious to get started. Unfortunately, it was all a bit anticlimactic as no one managed to improve their standing and Keith Norman held on for the win. Way to go Keith !

Monday, Feb. 23, Royal Lakeside — Stableford
Not a cloud in the sky when the Bunker Boys teed at the beautiful Lakeside G.C.. What a treat it is to play at such a well-maintained track. The groundskeepers here should be giving lessons to some of the other courses. Special note on the perfect condition of the bunkers. It’s a shame to have to step in them they look so pretty.
Tony Robbins, in the first group, winds up on his derriere after one swing of the club apparently pulling a hamstring on his drive. Being the trooper he is he manages to finish the 501 yard par-5 recording a bogey, but had to pack it in after just one hole. The three remaining players had to trudge-on grumbling a bit about the slow play of the group in front.
1st Gordon Melia (17) 36 pts
2nd Gez Williams (13) 31 pts
3rd Keith Norman (13) 31 pts
1st Andy Brady (17) 35 pts
2nd P.J. Redmond (27s) 34 pts
3rd Tom McDowell (21) 34 pts
Near Pins: Gordon Melia (2), Colin Greig, Gerry Cooney

Wednesday, Feb. 25, Emerald — Medal
22 players made the trip to BangChan for an afternnon of golf at the Emerald G.C.. The fairways continue to remain an issue here. The layout is good, greens okay, but the fairways leave a lot to be desired. One can only hope that the dough garnered from the rise in green fees can be used to spruce up the fairways.
With only one round left on the calendar ( after today ) to decide Feburary’s golfer of the month, the four contenders showed their medal ( no pun intended ) by playing to their handicaps, or almost. Colin posted a net 72 with the help of an eagle on No.9 to edge out Keith for the win. Keith, Gordon, and Peter all take their respective positions of place, show, and fourth on count backs. Keith’s birdie on No.18, resulting in a net 73, makes him the front runner — by a smidgen — in the home stretch for golfer of the month. Friday at Mountain Shadow will tell the tale.
P.J. — reveling in his new lease on life off the silver tees – posted the best score of the day taking B-flight with a net 69. Tom was right on his heels with a net 70, and Frank wasn’t far behind with a net 74.
1st Colin Greig (10) net 72
2nd Keith Norman (13) net 73
3rd Gordan Melia (17) net 73
4th Peter Kelly (11) net 73
1st P.J. Redmond (27s) net 69
2nd Tom McDowell (21) net 70
3rd Frank Quinlan (32) net 74
Near Pins: Tim Winder (2), Peter Kelly, Keith Norman

Friday, Feb. 27, Mountain Shadow — Stableford
Playing from the blue tees, with the quick undulating greens and water carries, Mountain Shadow is always a good test of golf. Just ask our guys in B flight. The best score being 30 points. Win, Place, and Show all determined on count back at 30 points. John edging out Jack edging out Frank.
A- flight was a different story as Geoff Parker made a welcome return to the winners circle with a commendable 37 points. Colin took second with 35 points on a count back over Peter Kelly. The remainder of the A- flight crew didn’t fair so well, but fun was had by all.
1st Geoff Parker (15) 37 pts
2nd Colin Greig (10) 35 pts
3rd Peter Kelly (11) 35 pts
1st John Murphy (24) 30 pts
2nd Jack Swan (23) 30 pts
3rd Frank Quinlan (34) 30 pts
Near Pins: Neil Hurst, Geoff Parker, Colin Greig, Ian Milne

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