The Bunker Boys 31/08


Monday, August 31, BangPakong G.C. — Stableford —
Only one point separated the two contenders — Geoff and Colin — heading into the final round of the month. The stage was set for an exciting finale as the contenders were paired in a stableford match at the beautiful BangPakong G.C.. Upon making the turn, Geoff had increased his lead to three but Colin fought back to narrow it to one after twelve. With six holes remaining and only one point separating the two, Geoff digs deep and runs off a string of three pars leaving Colin in his dust; capturing his third Golfer of the Month title this year. CONGRATS GEOFF !!
The excitement surrounding the contention for Golfer of the Month was overshadowed a bit by the high expectations we all had for Thomas Nyborg on his home course. Having had to listen ( again & again ) to how he shot a 77 off the yellow tees a few days before, and how he was on top of his game, we were wondering if he could continue his fine play off the 400 yard longer distance white tees. Not to be. A good effort at 89, but no cigar.
1st Geoff Parker (15) 38 pts
2nd Tony Robbins (16) 36 pts cb
3rd Les Burns (33) 36 pts
Near Pins: Geoff Parker, Tony Robbins, Peter Allen, Philip Moore

Wednesday, September 2, Khao Kheow C.C. B & A Yellow Tees — Stableford —
Geoff Cox was the man of the day, and the only Bunker Boy out of thirteen to play to his handicap. Posting an average stableford score of just 29, the guys left a lot of shots out on the course.
Unlike many of the other courses in the area, Khao Kheow is green with very few brown / burned out patches. With the exception of the slow greens on this particular day, the track was in good shape. Always a pleasure to play at this world class championship course.
1st Geoff Cox (15) 36 pts
2nd Les Hall (24) 34 pts
3rd Philip Moore (14) 33 pts
Near Pins: Les Burns, Tony Robbins, P.J.Redmond, Philip Moore

Friday, September 4, Phoenix G.C. Mountain & Ocean — Medal —
Only eight Bunker Boys showed up to play the Phoenix ” GOLD ” Golf & Country Club. Running nearly 2,000 baht ( except on Tues. ) in low season with buggie, the majority of players probably wanted to keep the gold in their pockets.
The greens on Mountain and Ocean were as different as night and day. Mountain as slow as a snail; Ocean as slick as ice. Add to this the slow pace of play and, bingo, you get an average net score of 80. Not a single player even coming close to his handicap; with a 75 net taking first place.
The renovation of the Lakes course seems to be progressing smoothly, and the practice greens are also being refurbished. A lot of landscaping taking place at Phoenix. Looking forward to seeing it when it’s all done; if I can save up enough gold.
1st Mike Johns (17) 75 net
2nd Geoff Parker (15) 77 net cb
3rd Frank Quinlan (27) 77 net
Near Pins: Les Cobban, Les Hall, Frank Quinlan (2)

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