Bracegirdle bags gold at Eastern Star

Geoff Bracegirdle.

Bunker Boys Golf Society

Monday, Dec. 4,
King Naga – Stableford

A Flight

1st Les Cobban (8) 36pts

2nd Sunny Khana (14) 34pts

3rd Colin Greig 33pts

B Flight

1st Les Hall (24) 34pts

2nd Jimmy Carr (17) 33pts

3rd Gordon Melia (17) 32pts

Near Pins: Les Hall, Sunny Khanna, Michael Brett, Neil Carter.

A good field of twenty-four golfers took part today and were rewarded with low green fees, a course that presented some real challenges and play that was a good pace except for the last groups who for some inexplicable reason lost touch with the one in front.

Les Cobban mastered the conditions best with a score of thirty-six points in A flight followed by Sunny Khanna on thirty-four and in third Colin Greig on thirty-three.  A twenty on the front nine by Colin followed by thirteen on the back raised some eyebrows, with the club championship on the horizon.

In the B flight, Les Hall took the honors with thirty-four followed by Jimmy Carr on thirty-three and Gordon Melia on thirty-two.

Neil Carter who has been threatening to get an ace for some time got as close as possible today without actually getting one, no doubt one is just around the corner.

Wednesday, Dec. 6, Greenwood – Stableford

1st Michael Brett (16) 36pts

2nd Geoff Parker ((14) 35pts

3rd Jimmy Carr (17) 34pts

4th Ken Davidson 34pts

Near Pins: Geoff Parker, Richard Baldotto, Bob Duxbury (2).

A smaller than expected group of eighteen participated in today’s round at Greenwood.  We were allocated C and A courses and proceeded to completion without any delays or interruptions in a timely manner.  The greens on the C course had just been cored and sanded but were still good to putt on.

Scoring was modest at best today with the winner Michael Brett somehow managing to amass thirty-six points despite some very scratchy play.  Second place went to Geoff Carter a point back and third to Jimmy Carr who has been in consistently good form of late and is a serious contender for the club championship.  Ken Davidson was finally awarded fourth place after a mix up with the scorecard.

Friday, Dec. 8,
Eastern Star – Stableford

1st Geoff Bracegirdle 38pts

2nd Gerry Cooney 37pts

3rd Alan Sullivan 35pts

4th Dave Gow 34pts

Near Pins: Geoff Parker, Colin Greig, Dave Ashman, Gez Williams.

They say in business circles “build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door”.  Golf is a business also and the same rule applies. Eastern Star, a course once known as shabby and unkept has picked up on its maintenance in recent times and is now in very good shape, such that it has become a regular fixture on the Bunker Boys playing roster.

Today was no different, with the course presenting well-grassed fairways and greens that were fair to putt on.  A smaller than expected group of nineteen rolled up and were rewarded with beautiful weather and good speed of play.

Geoff Bracegirdle was the man in form today with a fine score of thirty-eight points, taking first place from Gerry Cooney in second with thirty-seven.  Alan Sullivan was third with thirty-five, and Dave Gow stormed home with twenty-three points on the back nine to take fourth.