Barry is back with a bang


Bunker Boys @ The Bowling Green

Monday, May 14,Bangpra – Stableford

Once again Bang Pra was surprisingly quiet, and we were able to tee-off a few minutes ahead of our scheduled tee time.  This is always one of our favourite venues, and with the excellent condition of the course and the low season pricing, it must currently represent one of the best value for money courses in the area.

Although the weather was hot, the round progressed smoothly (without a monkey sighted all day) and the first group never caught up with any group in front.  Lee Butler and Geoff Parker, playing in the same group, had a nip and tuck battle all day, with Lee eventually taking the honours, when Geoff missed a 5 feet putt for par on the 18th green – no pressure!

Returning champion Barry Murnin. Returning champion Barry Murnin.

1st Lee Butler (15) 39pts

2nd Geoff Parker (15) 38pts

3rd Ken Davidson (24) 36pts

Near Pins:  Mashi Kaneta, William Macey and Lee Butler (2)

Wednesday, May 16, Bangprakong – Stableford

We arrived at Bangprakong to find that the course wasn’t in its normally excellent condition, with uncollected grass cuttings lying all over the semi-rough areas, and several greens very bumpy, in the process of recovering from recent coring.  However, the course was quiet and the weather good, so the round progressed smoothly, being completed comfortably in 4 hours.

Geoff Parker continued his recent run of good form to record the best score of the day with 38 points.  Mike Corner, playing his first game back, since returning from U.K., took second place on a count back ahead of Geoff Cox.

1st Geoff Parker (15) 38pts

2nd Mike Corner (19) 36pts

3rd Geoff Cox (13) 36pts

Near Pins:  Colin Greig, Ken Davidson and Mike Corner (2).

Friday, May 18, Mountain Shadow – Stableford

Today we welcomed back reigning Bunker Boys champion Barry Murnin, after a three month break in the States, and what a triumphant return it turned out to be.  After scoring no points on the first two holes, Barry got his champion’s form back and recovered to finish with a creditable 34 points.

Ken Young made a rare visit to the podium in second place, and Colin Greig was third, collecting three near pin prizes in the process.

The shot of the day came from Les Burns, who almost scored a hole in one on the par three 7th hole, and collected the fourth near pin prize.

1st Barry Murnin (15) 34pts

2nd Ken Young (28) 32pts

3rd Colin Greig (7) 30pts

Near Pins:  Les Burns and Colin Greig (3)

Note:  The Bunker Boys are a PSC affiliated golf society who now play out of the Bowling Green on Soi X-Zyte between Pattaya 3rd Road and Soi Buakhaow.  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 Bowling Green at 9 a.m. for breakfast and transportation, and new players with valid handicaps are always welcome.  For more information call Dave on 087 1469978, email [email protected].