PSC Golf from The Bunker Boys
Monday, April 30,
Eastern Star – Medal
1st Neil Carter (12) net 79
2nd Michael Brett (15) net 83
3rd Geoff Parker (14) net 84
The last game of the month was played at the Eastern Star course in mild pleasant conditions on a course in fine condition. Pattaya awoke to very heavy rain early morning and the prospect of play looked doubtful, however by golf time the rain had cleared and a fine day ensued.
With the “Golfer of the Month” already decided there was nothing to play for except pride and as it turned out there was very little pride on display. To say scoring was poor is sugar coating it a bit – quite frankly the scoring was abysmal.
First place went to Neil Carter with a net seventy-nine off a twelve handicap, second to Michael Brett with eighty-three, and Geoff Parker took third from Stuart Tinkler on count-back with eighty-four.
Near pins were claimed by Neil Carter, Geoff Parker, and Stuart Tinkler with two.
After four “Golfer of the Month” awards in a row Colin Greig failed to make it five, although he was in the mix again. The trophy stays at the home of golf with another Scott, the man with the hat, the always late Les Cobban taking the honors.
Wednesday, May 2,
King’s Naga – Stableford
1st Kob Glover (36) 39pts
2nd Stuart Tinkler (16) 37pts
3rd Jimmy Carr (18) 35pts
4th Michael Brett (15) 34pts
The first game of a new month was played at the King’s Naga course where a very strong low season field of fifteen took part. An excellent green fee of six hundred and fifty baht including caddie was enough to lure people out of the woodwork for this game.
Some of our longest standing members remarked that the course was in the best condition they can remember, however, the greens were very slow and a visit by a mower would certainly make a huge difference.
It is pleasing to report that we now have a new lady member who is also new to the game of golf. Playing off a handicap of thirty-six, Kob Glover took the honors today with a magnificent thirty-nine points. Second place went to Stuart Tinkler who put himself in a great position to score forty points only to falter on the last two holes with only a one point return. Third went to the irrepressible Jimmy Carr with thirty-five points and Michael Brett rounded out the winners’ list with thirty-four points.
Near pins went to Takeshi Hakozaki, Geoff Parker, Dave Ashman, and Michael Brett.
Friday, May 4,
Mt. Shadow – Stableford
1st Michael Brett (15) 35pts
2nd Steve Durey (21) 35pts
3rd Les Hall (25) 34pts
The term “Lucks a fortune” could very well be applied to today’s game. All day long we were surrounded by intense thunder and lightning storms yet somehow they managed to stay away and we completed the round dry and in good time. The course was its usual fine condition except for a few greens where the local dogs did a bit of gardening, curious how they always choose greens, not rough or fairways on which to dig holes. A good low season number of thirteen took part, even the superstitious amongst us were please to stay dry.
First place today went to Michael Brett on thirty-five points, beating Steve Durey on count-back into second place. For most of the round it looked like Steve would take the honors but a couple of late blobs cost him. Third place went to Les Hall one stroke back on thirty-four.
Near pins went to Neil Carter as usual, Les Hall, Les Humphries, and Michael Brett.