The Bunker Boys 15/06
Three great golf courses — Mountain Shadow, BangPakong, Eastern Star — 33 golfers, but only an average stableford score of 30 points for the week. Not a very impressive showing for our talented crew. At Mountain Shadow not a single player played to his handicap with 35 the winning score. Things turned around a bit at BangPakong with our Danish crew — Thomas and Torben — posting commendable scores of 44 and 41 respectively. We fell off again at Eastern Star with only one player — Peter Allen — playing to or bettering his handicap. Oh well, just another week in golf paradise.
Monday, June 15, Mountain Shadow G.C. Blue Tees — Stableford —
With some 1,200 yards difference between the blue and silver tees, I was taking side bets that ” Silver Bird ” — PJ — would easily walk away with the dough. It wasn’t to be and, in fact, he wasn’t even close ( except to the greens, that is ). The man of the day was Les Hall taking first place with 35 points on count back over Sean Murphy, and Sean winning second place on count back over Tony Robbins. Win, place, and show all with 35 points.
It will most likely be a round that Sean won’t easily forget as he was cruising along pretty good until the 9th hole. He managed to get on in regulation and then proceeds to 5 PUTT. Yes, you read that correctly — 5 PUTT.
1st Les Hall (24) 35 pts cb
2nd Sean Murphy (17) 35 pts cb
3rd Tony Robbins (15) 35pts
Near Pins: Geoff Cox, Les Burns, Peter Habgood, Gerry Wazalankoff
Wednesday, June 17, BangPakong G.C. Yellow Tees — Stableford —
I kept thinking I should have stayed in bed as we left The Ranch with our headlights on. With no rain gear and old golf shoes coming apart at the seams I didn’t need to be out walking around in the rain all day. We got dumped on big time heading up the motorway making the long drive even longer. Luckily, it had died down to a steady drizzle by the time we teed.
The rain didn’t phase Thomas or Torben as they posted some unbelievable scores considering the conditions. Lift, clean, and place obviosly helped, but still.
Back at The Ranch the heavens opened up again and now I’m thinking how am I going to get back to bed considering the road has disappeared under two feet of water.
1st Thomas Nyborg (17) 44 pts
2nd Torben Lindgard (33) 41 pts
3rd Tony Robbins (15) 36 pts
Near Pins: Thomas Nyborg, Richard Baldotto (2)
Friday, June 19, Eastern Star G. C. — Stableford —
Eastern Star was shining a little brighter than usual on this particular Friday. The talk back at The Ranch was that the course was a solid okay. The greens were, as usual, a little slow but not dreadfully, the fairways discernable with only a few nasty patches, and the bunkers had been dislodged of clay and filled with sand. All in all a good value at PSC rates.
We welcomed back Jimmy Carr and Gerry Wazalenkoff from their recent stints with Pattaya’s medical professionals and they didn’t waste any time making their way to the podium to claim a near pin prize.
1st Peter Allen (31) 37 pts
2nd Frank Quinlan (27) 34 pts
3rd Sean Murphy (17) 32 pts
Near Pins: Jimmy Carr, Gerry Wazalankoff
Note: The Bunker Boys would like to congratulate Maurice Roberts on his ascension
to Golf Chairman of the PSC.