The Bunker Boys 19/10
Monday, October 19, Royal Lakeside G.C. — Stableford —
Only nine Bunker Boys made the trek up the motorway to play the beautiful Lakeside course and they didn’t fair so well averaging only 27 stableford points. Two factors obviously contributed : the overnight rains resulted in little roll on the fairways, and the greens had been cored and sanded.
Gordon Melia didn’t waste any time making his way to the podium taking third place a day after returning to fun city. Welcome back Gordon!
” Silver Bird ” — P.J. Redmond — was the man of the day with a very respectful 37 points, and ” Steady Eddie ” — Geoff Williams — was in the money again at 33 points for second place.
1st P.J. Redmond (26s) 37 pts
2nd Geoff Williams (14) 33 pts
3rd Gordon Melia (16) 30 pts
Near Pins: Gerry Cooney (2), Steve Durey, Tony Robbins
Wednesday, October 21, Mountain Shadow G.C. — Stableford —
It was so hot and humid Mike Johns, after scoring 41 points on the first 17 holes, wiped the final hole. Um! One must be careful of having a heat stroke.
It’s a real pleasure to see one of our favorite soft-spoken Englishmen — Steve Durey — getting back in the groove with the Bunker Boys. He went a bit astray playing that beautiful country club — Pattaya C.C. — day after day after day. LOL.
Mountain Shadow is a great track, and even considering the hot muggy conditions it was a fun day out.
1st Mike Johns (16) 41 pts
2nd Steve Durey (18) 35 pts
3rd Ian Milne (14) 34 pts
Near Pins: Steve Durey (2), Mike Johns, Tony Scambler
Friday, October 23, Greenwood G.C. B & C — Stableford —
Back at The Ranch, after a day out at the always fun to play Greenwood G.C., a heated discussion took place as to the nicest course out on this side of town: Greenwood, Treasure Hill, or Pattavia. The two main participants, after several shots of Old No. 7, were about to get into an arm-wrestling match when cooler heads prevailed and a vote was taken among all in attendance. It was very very close but Treasure Hill was the winner by a slim margin.
Back to today’s round, the course was in great shape and Geoff Parker managed to squeak by Frank Quinlan on count back to take first place with 33 points. Gerry Swan wasn’t far off the pace taking third place with 32 points. The other thirteen players posted an average stableford score of 30.
1st Geoff Parker (13) 33 pts cb
2nd Frank Quinlan (31) 33 pts
3rd Gerry Swan (16) 32 pts
Near Pins: Dave Ashman, Gordon Melia, Ian Milne