Cooney edged out on count back (again)

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PSC golf from the Bunker Boys @ The Ranch

Monday, April 12, Burapha A & C – Stableford

We only play Burapha during the low season when the summer promotion prices kick in, and normally our local resident players look forward to returning here.  However, this being Songkran week only 10 players turned up for our first visit of the year, with most regulars having already made their escape from Pattaya. 

We were allocated to play the A and C nines but our tee off time was delayed slightly, due to a shortage of caddies.  The course was generally in good shape and the greens were quick and true, even though a violent storm and heavy rain had hit the course the previous day.

Colin Greig.Colin Greig.

We elected to play off the blue tees, but several players found the course excessively long, and the scores on the day reflected that.  No player played to their handicap and a count back was needed to give Steve Durey the top podium position ahead of Jerry Waselenkof, both with 33 points.

1st Steve Dury (17) 33pts

2nd Jerry Waselenkof (17) 33pts

3rd Colin Greig (10) 29pts

Near Pins:  Tony Robbins and PJ Redmond

Wednesday, April 14, Bangpra – Stableford

Only nine players today, for what is normally one of the most popular venues on our schedule.  John Graham made a welcome return to form to take the overall win, beating Gerry Cooney on a count back, both finishing with 37 points.  Gerry must be one of the unluckiest golfers in the Bunker Boys society when it comes to count backs, perennially losing out, maybe it’s just an age thing, losing steam on the back nine!

It was Colin Greig’s last game today, as he prepared to make his annual return to the U.K., but his consistent play throughout the month has put him in pole position in April’s Golfer of the Month competition.  With the cancellation of Friday’s game, the contenders now have only four games left to catch him, and prevent him from taking his second consecutive award.

1st John Graham (11) 37pts

2nd Gerry Cooney (14) 37pts

3rd Mark Stanley (11) 35pts

Near Pins: Colin Greig Gerry Cooney, John Graham and Mark Stanley.

Note:  Bunker Boys are a PSC affiliated golf society, who now play out of The Ranch bar on Pattaya 3rd Road (in front of the fire station, and almost opposite the Buffalo Bar).  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 Ranch at 9 a.m. for breakfast and transportation, and new players are always welcome.  Contact “Buff” on 086 046 5091 or 080 605 5663 for all enquiries.  You can find all the news, schedules and results on our website at www.bunkersociety.com.