The Bunker Boys 24/08
Silky Oak C.C. — Stableford —
A rough day for the Bunker Boys at the ever so lovely Silky Oak C.C.. This is a track– unlike another in the area that won’t be mentioned — where the C.C. surely applies. T-boxes, fairways, bunkers, greens, all beautifully manicured with flowering shrubs and trees on nearly every hole. The only thing missing to bring it up American standards as a C.C. would be valet parking.
The course is quite a challenge with numerous hazard carries of more than 180 yards with no relief in sight. It’s the old proverbial ” sink or swim ” issue. Unfortunately, a lot of our guys had a hard time treading water and could only muster an average stableford score of 26.
Jimmy Carr and Mike Johns weren’t at all intiminated by the beautiful vistas over the hazards; posting 39 and 36 points respectively. Geoff Parker wasn’t far off the pace with 34.
1st Jimmy Carr (18) 39 pts
2nd Mike Johns (16) 36 pts
3rd Geoff Parker (13) 34 pts
Near Pins: Raleigh Gosney, Colin Greig, Geoff Parker (2)
Wednesday, August 26, Treasure Hill G.C. Yellow Tees — Stableford —
Geoff Parker racks-up 40 points to demolish the opposition at the always in great shape Treasure Hill G.C.. Playing from the yellow tees at 6,400 yards, Geoff betters the average stableford score of 31 by nine points and finishes six points in front of the second place contender. Throw-in a near pin and it was a great day in golf paradise for Mr.Parker.
Colin Greig took second place, and there was a four-way count back for third with ” throw first and ask questions later ” Peter Habgood edging out Les Burns, Gerry Cooney, and P.J..
Just one additional comment about Treasure Hill G.C. Great Course / Great Value! Thank you TH for accommodating the Bunker Boys on a regular basis.
1st Geoff Parker (13) 40 pts
2nd Colin Greig (8) 34 pts
3rd Peter Habgood (21) 32 pts cb
Near Pins: Geoff Parker, Jerry Waselenkoff, Philip Moore
Friday, August 28, Parichat G.C. White Tees 1 & 2 — Stableford —
For most of us, this was our first experience to play a course with two sets of white tees. As there was no starter on hand, nor caddie that seemed to sufficiently understand the Queen’s English ( International Golf Links? ), nor any notation of 1 or 2 on the white markers, we were a bit befuddled, at first. Actually, we were even more befuddled when we made the turn, because now it seemed we were playing off a different set of white tees — presumably white 2. So, we begin our day thinking we were playing white 1 at 5,800 yards ( wanting to accommodate / propitiate our more challenged distance hitters as we always try to play close to 6,500 yards ) only to end up playing 5,600 yards because we had the grand opportunity of playing both sets of whites in one round. Not cool ! As we are a fun, playful, but somewhat serious golf society, we would prefer to stick to one set of tees in our competitions. What’s it going to be Howie — 1 or 2? Mark it off clearly and let’s get on with it.
For a new / immature track, the course was in pretty good condition even considering the excruciatingly slow greens. You need to pick your target carefully as there are hazards here and there and everywhere. All in all, a fun / challenging day of golf.
1st Colin Greig (8) 32 pts
2nd Les Hall (24) 31 pts cb
3rd Raleigh Gosney (16) 31 pts
Near Pins: Jimmy Carr (2), Geoff Parker, Les Cobban