Butler blitzes the field


PSC Bunker Boys @ The Bowling Green

Monday, May 7, Rayong Country Club – Stableford

A public holiday today, so we elected to make a return visit to Rayong C.C., since the general opinion following our previous visit had been favourable.  Unfortunately today the greens were in poor shape and overnight rain had left the bunkers literally full of water, to the point where it was almost impossible to find any sand to take a drop.  

Despite all the water available in the bunkers, none of the drink stops around the course had any water in the toilets – so anyone taking a call of nature during the round faced a very smelly prospect!

Lee Butler carded the best score of the week at Rayong C.C. Lee Butler carded the best score of the week at Rayong C.C.

The conditions didn’t affect Lee Butler though, who decided to bring his driver out of retirement, and consistently knocked huge drives down the middle of the fairways setting himself up for a fantastic score, finishing 7 clear points ahead of second placed Mashi.

1st Lee Butler (16) 43pts

2nd Mashi Kaneta (10) 35pts

3rd Alan Sullivan (13) 35pts

Near Pins:  Geoff Parker, Mashi Kaneta and Colin Greig (2)

Wednesday, May 9, Pattana C&B – Stableford

A small group of golfers today on yet another public holiday, but fortunately we currently have a good deal with the management at Pattana.  The course was surprisingly quiet, in excellent condition, and although a storm rumbled close by, the rain never arrived and the round was completed without incident.

Although Tony Robbins always comments that the course is too long for him off the white tees, he carded the best score of the day to beat Colin Greig on a count back.

1st Tony Robbins (13) 32pts

2nd Colin Greig (7) 32pts

Near Pins:  Tony Robbins and Les Burns.

Friday, May 11, Treasure Hill – Stableford

We arrived at Treasure Hill to find the course almost deserted, and the first group, led by PJ, set off on time to complete an uninterrupted round well within 4 hours.  The course is still undergoing improvement works, but is already in great shape, and if all goes well should soon develop into one of the best in the area.

Whilst we normally play this tough course off the white tees (6,700 yards), the decision was made to play off the yellows today (6,400 yards), which resulted in a general improvement in the scores.  Stuart Tinkler, playing his last game before returning to U.K., was the only golfer to better his handicap on the day, beating Geoff Parker by a single point.

1st Stuart Tinkler (16) 37pts

2nd Geoff Parker (16) 36pts

3rd Lee Butler (14) 33pts

Near Pins:  Ken Young and Stuart Tinkler,

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 087 146 9978, email [email protected] co.uk.