The Bunker Boys 15/02
Monday, February 15, Bangpra G.C. — Stableford —
A tough day for the BB’s at the slowly deteriorating BangPra G.C.. Slowly deteriorating can be defined as: t-boxes torn-up and littered with debris, fairways parched with hardpan everywhere, and leaves and branches strewn here and there and everywhere. The not so well-presented course was most definitely a contributing factor in an average stableford score of a paltry 28. Some of the pain was alleviated by the pace of play — less than four hours –, and the greens running fast and true.
A hearty ” good to see you again ” to our favorite player from the Land of the Rising Sun — Mashi Kaneta. Mashi was out of action for a few weeks with medical issues, but is back now playing off of 16: he will undoubtedly reclaim his moniker ” the bandit.”
1st Gerry Cooney (17) 37 pts
2nd Mashi Kaneta (16) 35 pts
3rd Colin Greig (10) 34 pts
1st Steve Durey (19) 35 pts
2nd Arthur Rowley (31) 30 pts cb
3rd Tim Morgan (22) 30 pts
Near Pins: Gordon Melia, Mashi Kaneta, Steve Durey, Ken Davidson
Wednesday, February 17, Burapha G.C. Blue Tees — Stableford —
Five newcomers overpower the regulars to claim six of the ten paying positions at the much improved Burapha G.C.. Playing from the blue tees at 6,700 yards, only one of twenty-three players — newcomer Neil Carter — was able to play to or better their handicap. We always enjoy seeing new faces, even if they do take all the dough.
As mentioned above, the track was in much better nick than two weeks ago: tee boxes well-presented, fairways mowed, and greens running fast and true. Always a pleasure to play this lovely course, even if it is a bit pricey.
1st Julian Praibinge (5) 35 pts
2nd Ed Graham (10) 34 pts
3rd Patrick Crane (7) 33 pts
1st Neil Carter (18) 37 pts
2nd Tim Winder (25) 31 pts
3rd Steve Durey (19) 30 pts
Near Pins: Neil Carter, Ron Melvin, Les Cobban
Friday, February 19, Khao Kheow C.C. B & C Yellow Tees — Stableford —
Compared to other tracks in the area, KK looked like a lush tropical garden: rich green fairways, flowering shrubs and trees, and sparkling emerald greens running fast and true. A truly pleasant afternoon at a lovely golf course.
Win and place positions in both flights were taken by players exceeding or equaling their handicaps: Gerry Cooney leading the way with an excellent 41 points.
A rare appearance by an oldtime Bunker Boy — Drunkin Duncan — resulted in the poor lad being beat out on count back for third place in A-flight by Robert Catlow. Duncan could of sealed the deal by making his three foot par putt on the 18th, but it wasn’t to be.
1st Gerry Cooney (17) 41 pts
2nd Tony Berry (15) 36 pts
3rd Robert Catlow (15) 32 pts cb
1st P.J. Redmond (28s) 40 pts
2nd Frank Quinlan (29) 37 pts
3rd Phil Moore (18) 35 pts
Near Pins: Keith Norman, Duncan Lee, Alex Kilcoyne, David McCormack