Bunker Boys Golf Society
Monday, Oct. 31, Bangpakong (white tees) – Stableford
1st Keith Norman (14) 39pts
2nd Neil Carter (14) 39pts
3rd Ken Davidson (24) 36pts
Near Pins: Eddie Kelly, Neil Carter.
We had a good turnout for this prime course on our schedule. A longish trip to the course was rewarded with it being a promotional Sports Day with a green fee package including a buggy at an affordable price. The weather was excellent but the rains the night before kept buggies on the pathways much to the disappointment of those who thought there was going to be little walking.
Top spot on the podium went to Keith Norman who edged out Neil Carter on a similar score by having 23 on the back nine to Neil’s 22. The short holes proved difficult with only two of the four won.
Today was also the last day of our golfer of the month competition and neither Tony Robbins nor Jimmy Carr were able to improve their placings in this final game which gave Jimmy the trophy.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, Patavia (white tees) – Stableford
1st Tony Robbins (16) 37pts
2nd Jimmy Carr (17) 37pts
3rd Gordon Melia (18) 36pts
1st Ross Schiffke (22) 39pts
2nd Trevor Priestly (23) 34pts
3rd Ken Davidson (24) 33pts
Near Pins: Mike Thomas, Geoff Williams, Gez Williams.
A near perfect day at this popular venue ensured that we had two flights. The course was up to its usual well-kept form with nicely raked bunkers and fast but fair greens.
The head to head competition between Tony and Jimmy continued, with Tony winning by a short head after equal scones on the back nine but Tony having one better on the last six holes. Tony had finally stopped Jimmy’s run of wins.
In the B flight Ross coasted home with 39 points winning by 5 shots.
Friday, Nov. 4, Bangpra (white tees) – Stableford
1st Gerry Cooney (18) 36pts
2nd Tony Robbins (16) 36pts
3rd Les Cobban (9) 35pts
1st Ross Schiffke (21) 34pts
2nd Eddie Kelly (19) 34pts
3rd John Hughes (19) 31pts
Near Pins: Jimmy Carr, John Hughes, Gerry Cooney, Stuart Tinkler.
Two flights again at this regular venue which is now charging high season prices and does not permit buggy sharing. The course was in reasonable condition but the rough was long and punishing and needed a chip back on the fairway to ensure only one shot extra on the scorecard.
A wayward dive on the 18th cost Eddie the win as he failed to score and ended up losing the count back with 16 on the back nine to Ross’s 22. There was spontaneous applause as Gordon Melia with heart in mouth finally hit a perfect shot over the water on Bangpra’s 12th hole.
Great deal of banter in last group Friday, with John Hughes goading his opponents, however a great group with Ross Schiffke taking first in B division (12 on front 22 on back) and John Hughes third with Tony Robbins 2nd in A. Ross Schiffke for second round in a row had a 22pt back nine and if we include a recent trip to the Philippines that’s 6 wins in a row – MR. HANDICAPPER! We were honored by a cameo appearance by that Bunker Boys legend, John Hughes, not quite his normal self but snuck into third in B division.