Burns stars at Pattavia


Bunker Boys Golf Society

Monday, July 31, Bangpakong (white tees) – Stableford

1st Geoff Parker (14) 40pts

2nd Frank Quinlan (32) 35pts

3rd Robbie Watts (7) 34pts

Near Pins: Les Cobban, Thomas Nyborg, Robbie Watts.

Robbie Watts - golfer of the month for July.
Robbie Watts – golfer of the month for July.

Today saw the Bunker Boys make their way up highway 7 to the Bang­pakong Riverside course.  This is a course that is always in excellent condition and seems to be continually in a state of upgrade and improvement.

The course was relatively deserted and the first group completed their round, showered and enjoyed an iced coffee on the balcony afterwards, while the second group was still nowhere to be seen.  Geoff Parker continued on his merry way today with an excellent score of forty points. Second place went to Frank Quinlan who showed the benefits of a recent medical intervention to recording a score of thirty-five points.  One stroke back in third place was Robbie Watts on thirty-four, also wrapping up the “Golfer of the Month” trophy.

Wednesday, August 2, Pattavia (white tees) – Stableford

1st Les Burns (31) 37pts

2nd Raleigh Gosney (16) 35pts

3rd Frank Quinlan (32) 35pts

Near Pins: Les Burns, Jimmy Carr, P.J. Redman.

The Bunker Boys made their way to the Pattavia course on Wednesday where a green/caddie fee of 950 baht, which also included either two free beers or free food proved to be excellent value.

Our reigning club champion and recently crowned golfer of the month Robbie Watts came crashing back to earth today with one of the lowest scores seen from him since joining the Bunker Boys.  He was joined by Geoff Parker who recently was in sparkling form but failed to fire today.  One of their playing partners, Jimmy Carr, decided solitude was the order of the day as he could be seen repeatedly on a different fairway to his partners.

The shining light of the day was the laughing Les Burns who took first place with excellent thirty-seven points off a handicap of thirty-one, one feels a cut in handicap is in order.  Second place went to Raleigh Gosney, winning a count back over the revitalised Frank Quinlan in third.

Friday, August 4, Mt. Shadows (blue tees) – Stableford

1st Jimmy Carr (16) 33pts

2nd Geoff Bracegirdle (15) 30pts

3rd Trevor Priestly (19) 29pts

Near Pins: Geoff Parker, Geoff Bracegirdle, Mike Brett.

Les Burns.
Les Burns.

Today’s round was at Mountain Shadow, a course that most people like but find very challenging, and today the difficulties were reflected in the low scores returned.  The winner on the day was Jimmy Carr with a low thirty-three points.  Second place went to Geoff Bracegirdle while Trevor Priestley completed the podium in third.

Only three near pins were won and in truth, they were not too near, one only just on the green.  A stiff breeze blowing across the course added to the difficulty of the course and contributed to the low scores.