PSC Golf from The Bunker Boys
Monday, July 23, Treasure Hill – Stableford
1st Robbie Watts 36pts
2nd Geoff Cox (19) 34pts
3rd Michael Brett (15) 30pts
Throughout the ages, the game of golf has thrown up many mysteries and curiosities and today we had another to add to the list. In an age with so much focus on speed of play and talk of shot clocks and penalties for slow play, it is hard to understand how four players in carts could fall more than one hour behind the group ahead of them. Even more surprising when asked about it they didn’t think they played slowly. Luckily they were our last group otherwise some terse words may have been exchanged.
As always, Treasure Hill served up a stern test of golf for the fourteen Bunker Boys who attended and it’s fair to say that most didn’t step up to meet the challenge, with scores disappointingly low. No one could blame the course which was in its usual good condition. More than most, this is a course that requires you to play always with the next shot in mind, being in the wrong place on the fairway usually means you are punished with no clear look at the green for your next.
Robbie Watts mastered the conditions best taking first place with thirty-six points, a good score on this course. Second went to Geoff Cox on thirty-three whilst in third was Michael Brett on count-back from a couple of others.
Near pins were taken by Les Hall, Robbie Watts, and Michael Brett.
Wednesday, July 25, Wangjuntr Golf Park – Stableford
1st Chris Dela-Mare (4) 32pts
2nd Tony Robbins (24) 31pts
3rd Michael Brett 31pts
A good field of eleven Bunker Boys made a rare visit to Wangjuntr today to play the spectacular Mountain course. On the drive into the clubhouse, we passed the Valley Course which looked in beautiful condition and must surely be on our list in the future.
The Mountain course was in very nice condition and continues to improve with every visit, but still doesn’t get any easier to play, a fact reflected in the low scores. On some holes, it is still difficult to see where you are supposed to aim, whilst elevated greens make distance judgment particularly tough.
Playing his last game before returning to Oz, Chris Dela-Mare took first place with a modest thirty-two points whilst Tony Robbins and Michael Brett took second and third respectively on count-back.
Near pins went to Robbie Watts, Rab McDonald, Chris Dela-Mare, and Michael Brett.
Friday, July 27,
Mt. Shadow – Stableford
1st Jimmy Carr (16) 36pts
2nd Geoff Cox (19) 35pts
3rd Raleigh Gosney (19) 34pts
Today’s round was played at the Mountain Shadow course where a good field of thirteen took part. Play commenced on time and continued without delay to completion within three and a half hours for all but our last group. It’s becoming a regular thing to find our last group for some unknown reason losing several holes on the rest of the field. Another recent phenomenon continued again this week with two instances of balls disappearing on the fairway, something strange is going on.
A sparkling back nine of twenty-two points saw Jimmy Carr take first place today with thirty-six points. Second, went to Geoff Cox one stroke adrift whilst the recently returned Raleigh Gosney brought up the rear with thirty-four. Not on did Raleigh get in the winner’s circle on his first outing he also managed two near pins whilst Neil Carter took the other two.