PSC Golf from The Bunker Boys
Monday, July 9, Bangpakong
Riverside – Medal
1st Robbie Watts (10) net 67
2nd Les Cobban (9) net 68
3rd Neil Carter (11) net 69
A reasonable field of 11 participated in the first medal round of the month at Bangpakong Riverside. This is a course that elicits very polar opinions; some claim it is like playing in a large field, while others really like it. What is not in any doubt is the condition of the layout which is always presented in excellent condition. A fairly stiff breeze blew all day which helped keep temperatures down.
With everything in favor of low scores the boys didn’t disappoint, with the low handicappers dominating. Robbie Watts was again to the fore with an excellent round of net sixty-seven and could have been a few strokes better except for some wayward putts. Hot on his tail was Les Cobban a stroke back whilst Neil Carter completed the podium with sixty-nine points net.
Near pins went to Gary Bright, Jimmy Carr, and Les Cobban.
Wednesday, July 11, Pattana – Stableford
1st Geoff Cox (19) 38pts
2nd Jimmy Carr (17) 38pts
3rd Tony Robbins (22) 37pts
Due to the late finish of the World Cup semi-final, coupled with a bit of disappointment for English fans, numbers were lower than expected for today’s round at Pattana Sports and Country Club. This is a quality and challenging course and one we rarely play except in the low season due to pricing.
The course was in fine condition, the weather pleasant but once again the wind which was strong at times played a part in the results.
Geoff Cox rose to the challenge, returning a card of thirty-eight points and obviously unaffected by the soccer result. Jimmy Carr also had a fine round but had to settle for second on count-back whilst Tony Robbins announced his return from yet another overseas jaunt by taking third one stroke adrift.
Near pins went to Peter Allen and three to Chris Della-Mare who seems to be a bit of a dab hand with near pins.
Friday, July 13, Eastern Star – Stableford
1st Jimmy Carr (17) 34pts
2nd Geoff Cox ((19) 30pts
3rd Takeshi Hakozaki (12) 30pts
The week’s golf concluded with a round at the Eastern Star. As seems to be the case more often than not, this is a very difficult course on which to put together a decent score and so it was again today with results moderate at best. Danger lurks everywhere on the course with many fairways having O.B. on one side and water on the other. This coupled with a breeze meant that if you were not straight then you were in trouble.
Jimmy Carr was top of the podium today with a modest thirty-four points and second, went to Geoff Cox on thirty, edging out Takeshi Hakozaki on count-back.
Once again Chris Della-Mare figured in the near pins, taking two while Geoff Parker and Geoff Cox took the remaining two.