PSC Golf from The Bunker Boys
Monday, August 13, Mt. Shadow – Stableford
1st Michael Brett (14) 35pts
2nd Raleigh Gosney (20) 31pts
3rd Peter Allen (28) 30pts
The golfing week got off to a difficult start with a round at the challenging Mountain Shadow course. Scoring is always difficult here and today an extremely strong gusty wind at times made the course virtually unplayable. As a result, scores were in the low to very low range and even our big guns such as Geoff Parker, Les Cobban, Robbie Watts and Jimmy Carr failed to register thirty points; it’s unusual for all to fail at the same time.
Peter Allen continues to make it into the winners’ circle and took third place with thirty points. Peter has lost four strokes off his handicap in recent times, could be he needs to lose a few more. Raleigh Gosney came in second a stroke ahead of Peter on thirty-one points whilst Michael Brett scrambled well and took first with thirty-five.
Only two near pins were registered, so two each to Les Cobban and Michael Brett.
Off the course, the Bunker Boys recently ran a competition to pick the winner of The Open and the PGA and remarkably the winner on both occasions was Tony Robbin’s dog. Who wouldn’t like a dog like that!
Wednesday, August 15, Treasure Hill – Stableford
1st Geoff Parker (14) 27pts
2nd Jack Penny (18) 27pts
3rd Tony Robbins (24) 27pts
The days of forty-four points being the winning score seemed a very distant memory on Wednesday at Treasure Hill. There is no way to sugar coat the day’s results and at the top we had four golfers locked together on twenty-seven points who had to be separated on countback. This is the lowest winning score anyone can remember for a long time, with no particular reason why nobody did better.
Geoff Parker took first place ahead of Kiwi Jack Penny in second and Tony Robbins third. The one to miss out was Peter Allen also on twenty-seven, however he did win a near pin and Frank Quinlan got two.
Today Jimmy Carr should have won except that he incurred a two-shot penalty, not once but twice by playing the wrong ball, even with his own distinctive ball markings, Alzheimer’s strikes again!
Friday, August 17, King’s Naga – Stableford
1st Trevor Priestley (22) 33pts
2nd Geoff Cox (18) 33pts
3rd Frank Quinlan (36) 29pts
We had another good low season number of thirteen for the last game of the week at the King’s Naga course. The condition of the layout could best be described as shabby; fairways were in need of mowing and greens were slow and bumpy. Overall the course would benefit from a bit of TLC but at the green fee price of three hundred baht that might be a bit much to expect.
The game was punctuated by intermittent showers, but never heavy enough to halt play.
Once again the issue of how to mark a golf card correctly raised its head and a mathematical effort by one of our members added to the confusion. After much checking and cross-checking, Trevor Priestley was declared the winner on countback from Geoff Cox, who has had a good run of form in the last two weeks. Third went to Frank Quinlan who returned to the winners’ circle after a long absence.
Only two near pins were claimed with two each going to Les Cobban and Les Hall.