Winder wins at Crystal Bay

Friday, 18 January 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 3

PSC golf Bunker Boys @ The Ranch

Monday, Jan. 7, Crystal Bay C & A – Stableford

A good turnout today, the weather was bright and relatively cool and the course was in good condition, so everything was set for a great day’s golf.

Our six groups set off on schedule and the pace of play was good until the leading group caught up with a five-ball on the 14th hole.  Nothing however, could slow up Tim Winder, who had a great day and romped home with 39 points ahead of Geoff Cox in the A flight. 

Mike Corner won the B flight on a count back over Lars Strom with Les Burns making a rare podium appearance in third place.

A Flight

1st Tim Winder (15) 39pts

2nd Geoff Cox (14) 37pts

3rd Tony Scambler (8) 35pts

B Flight

1st Mike Corner (20) 35pts

2nd Lars Strom (20) 35pts

3rd Les Burns (29) 34pts

Near Pins:  Mike Corner, Tim Winder and Colin Greig (2).

Wednesday, Jan. 9, Eastern Star – Stableford

A reduced field of golfers today, with a large group of the regulars taking part in the 2-day annual PSC Championship and deciding to rest up after yesterday’s exertions, in order to prepare for Friday’s concluding round.  Nevertheless, we had 16 players and set out in great weather with a slight breeze to keep things cool.

A good week for Mike Corner (left) with 3 podium finishes.A good week for Mike Corner (left) with 3 podium finishes.

Notable absentees today were Gordon and Marion Melia, evidently Gordon was suffering with a chest infection, or was it Eastern Star phobia – whatever, hope you get over it soon Gordon.

The course was generally in good shape except for the 13th and 18th greens which seem to have major problems and have almost died.

William Macey has recently purchased a new “chipper” after years of struggling with the conventional method (not to mention the visits to the psychiatrist), and has rediscovered his old winning ways.  William also managed to take two of only three near pins hit today (did he use the chipper?), with the other going to Ken Ellmore who was playing his last game before returning to the U.K.

1st William Macey (19) 35pts

2nd Mike Corner (20) 32pts

3rd Michael Brett (17) 31pts

4th Les Burns (29) 30pts

Near Pins:  Ken Ellmore and William Macey (2).

Friday, Jan. 11, Treasure Hill – Stableford

Once again we had a reduced field as many of the lower handicappers were battling it out on the concluding day of the PSC annual championship.  We managed a healthy complement of 4 groups though, including Cyril Wallwork making his annual visit, and the long awaited return of Koji Yamada, who hasn’t been seen in recent memory.  Both newcomers had fairly disastrous returns, but Cyril did manage to claim a near pin prize.

We elected to play off the yellow tees today, and the scores were generally better than usual on this notoriously tough course.  It can’t get much tighter for the top three places with 3 players tied on 37 points (a great score around here, even off the forward tees).  The count back eventually saw Bernie Stevens taking the top spot ahead of the resurgent Mike Corner, with Tim Winder taking third spot.

The Bunker Boys contingent performed well in the PSC Championship, with Paul Smith coming second in the low gross (despite dropping 5 shots on the last 4 holes) and Colin Greig winning the B Flight by three shots.  Well done guys, let’s see how you perform next week against some tougher opposition!

1st Bernie Stevens (17) 37pts

2nd Mike Corner (20) 37pts

3rd Tim Winder (17) 37pts

4th Dave Ashman (14) 34pts

Near Pins:  Cyril Wallwork, Eddie Kelly, Neil Griffin and Les Burns

Note:  The Bunker Boys are a PSC affiliated golf society, who now play out of The Ranch bar on Pattaya 3rd Road (in front of the fire station, and almost opposite the Buffalo Bar).  We play three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, so if you enjoy a fun day out, and a friendly but competitive golf competition why not come and join us.

We meet at The Ranch at 9 a.m. for breakfast and transportation, and new players are always welcome.  Contact Buff on 086 046 5091 or 080 605 5663 for all enquiries. You can find all the news, schedules and results on our website at www.bunkersociety.com.

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