The Bunker Boy’s 08/02
Monday, February 8, Khao Kheow C.C. Yellow Tees — Stableford —
Twenty-two BB’s made the trek up the motorway to play the always challenging Khao Kheow Country Club. The weather was most obliging and it was a perfect day for golf: twenty-eight degrees, blue skies, with a slight, almost cool breeze.
The two Tony’s were the men of the day: Tony Scambler posting a very nice 40 stableford points, and Tony Robbins missing a hole-n-one on the island green by inches. A tap in birdie is such a nice feeling.
1st Tony Scambler (12) 40 pts
2nd Gerry Cooney (17) 35 pts
3rd Alan Freeman (5) 34 pts
1st Arthur Rowley (31) 35 pts
2nd Trevor Priestly (22) 33 pts
3rd Peter Habgood (24) 32 pts
Near Pins: Paul Carey, Peter Mannion, Keith Norman, Tony Robbins
Wednesday, February 10, Emerald G.C. — Medal —
The track today looked more like a Manhattan brownstone than a richly green gemstone: brown / parched / hardpan areas everywhere. Management most definitely needs to do a rain dance.
The scores reflected the poor conditions with numerous score cards being ripped up and set a sail. Not a single player was able to play to his handicap, and a net 76 took first place.
1st Geoff Parker (13) net 76
2nd Greg Berry (15) net 77 cb
3rd Dave Ashman (17) net 77 cb
Near Pins: Gordon Melia, Peter Mannion, Alex Kilcoyne
Friday, February 12, Mountain Shadow G.C. Blue Tees — Stableford —
It seemed like every golf society in Pattaya was gathered at the first tee on this beautiful Friday morning. After a long wait, it was difficult for the BB’s to get their mojo working and, again today, no one was able to play to his handicap: a mere 26 stableford average.
The word scruffy is not to be used lightly but most assuredly describes the condition of the track today: leaves / branches / grass cuttings / paper / cigarette butts strewn here and there and everywhere. Very unusual for such a nice course.
1st Mike Corner (19) 34 pts
2nd Gerry Cooney (17) 31 pts
3rd Ed Graham (10) 30 pts
Near Pins: Tony Robbins, Jimmy Carr, Mike Corner, Andy Scambler