The Bunker Boys 10/08
Monday, August 10, Pattaya C.C. — Stableford —
Our favorite Aussie with a perennial smile on his face — Les Burns — returns and sticks two near pins right off the bat. “Smiley” didn’t waste any time getting back in the groove with the Bunker Boys at the definitely improving Pattaya C.C.. He was a little rusty from his stay downunder ( claims he spent most of his time at the BBQ, and watching the kangaroos duke it out ), but was dead-eye on the par-3’s.
Your scribe has always found Pattaya C.C. rather unappealing aesthetically but, I must say, things are looking up. The fairways and greens are greener than usual, and there are even some flowering bushes and trees. The bunkers were void of leaves and cigarette butts and had actually been raked. All in all, with low season rates and senior discount, a pleasureable day of golf at good value.
1st Jimmy Carr (18) 35 pts
2nd P.J. Redmond (22s) 34 pts
3rd Geoff Parker (14) 33 pts
Near Pins: Les Burns (2), Tony Robbins, P.J. Redmond
Wednesday, August 12, Mountain Shadow G.C. — Stableford —
On a blistering hot day with play at a snail’s pace, everyone was looking for the shadows at Mt. Shadow. The reflection off the irons was enough to burn your eyeballs. Definitely a day to be wearing shades and staying in the shadows.
The twelve Bunker Boys that braved the heat didn’t put on much of a show as the average stableford score was only 27. Mashi led the way with 35 points followed by Gerry Cooney beating Rab McDonald on count back with 32.
Considering the lack of rain, the inadequate watering system, and the constant flow of players at this popular course, the track was in its usual good condition.
1st Mashi Kaneta (15) 35 pts
2nd Gerry Cooney (15) 32 pts cb
3rd Rab McDonald (17) 32 pts
Nea Pins: Jerry Waselenkoff, Geoff Parker, P.J. Redmond, Mashi Kaneta
Friday, August 14, Bangpra G.C. — Stableford —
It was a pleasure to see Thomas Nyborg pull up at The Ranch on a beautiful Friday morning in Fun City. Having just returned from a brief stay in the homeland, you could tell by the look on his face that he was roaring to play. The lay-off obviously didn’t have an effect on his game as he proceeded to score 37 points and hit two near pins. The other fourteen players weren’t so fortunate as no one played to their handicap and the average stableford score was a mere 27.
John Daly and Peter Habgood live by the creed ” Throw first and ask questions later “. After a beautiful t-shot and then an errant hit with a fairway wood, Peter renounces his creed by slamming ( rather than throwing ) the fairway wood into the ground and breaking off the head. Ouch!! Abandonment of an ingrained habit does have its consequences. Throw Peter throw.
1st Thomas Nyborg (14) 37 pts
2nd Les Cobban (8) 35 pts
3rd Tony Robbins (15) 32 pts
Near Pins: Thomas Nyborg (2), Mashi Kaneta