Cooney in commanding form at Pattana

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PSC Golf Bunker Boys at The Ranch

Monday, Sept. 7, Bangpra – Stableford

Everything was in place for a great day of golf; beautiful course, blue skies, and eleven Bunker Boys anxious to get on with it.  The course was in good nick and whilst there were very few people there, the monkeys were out in force.

Les Cobban led the way home with 37 points; followed by P.J. with 36 and Mike Johns with 34.

1st Les Cobban (8) 37pts

2nd P.J. Redmond (25s) 36pts

3rd Mike Johns (17) 34pts

Near Pins: Frank Quinlan, Tony Robbins, Geoff Parker.

Wednesday, Sept. 9, Pattaya C.C. – Stableford

Selecting the correct club, to ensure achieving the desired distance, is the cornerstone of being a successful golfer.  The task is made quite easy when putting on the patchwork/bumpy greens of this track; you need a fairway wood.  The greenskeeper – if there is one – could have topped off his day’s work by placing a windmill on many of the greens – just for the aesthetics of the place.  That being said, the price is right and, as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

Gerry Cooney.Gerry Cooney.

The condition of the greens didn’t affect Mike Johns as he romped home with a very fine 38 points and yes, indeed, he was using his 3-wood as a putter.  Peter Allen, also quite adept with the fairway wood, took second place; with Tony Robbins coming in third.

1st Mike Johns (17) 38pts

2nd Peter Allen (29) 35pts

3rd Tony Robbins (17) 33pts

Near Pins: Les Hall, Peter Allen, Mike Johns

Friday, Sept. 11, Pattavia – Stableford

What a wonderful feeling it is to gaze out over lush green fairways lined by beautiful flowering shrubs and trees.  This was the scene that greeted the nine Bunker Boys that made the drive out 331.  It had rained overnight so the fairways weren’t allowing much roll and the bunkers were a tad muddy but, all in all, the course was in close to perfect condition.

Gerry Cooney made his move early and stayed on track to post an excellent 41 points.  The rest of the field played well posting an average stableford score of 33.  Fine course / fine day / fine play.

1st Gerry Cooney (16) 41pts

2nd Les Hall (24) 38pts

3rd Mike Johns (17) 36pts

Near Pins: Trevor Priestly, Tony Robbins, Raleigh Gosney (2)

Note:  The Bunker Boys, a PSC affiliated golf society, plays out of The Ranch Bar on Pattaya 3rd road (in front of the fire station, and almost opposite the Buffalo Bar).  We play on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and meet at The Ranch at 9am for breakfast and transport.  Contact Buff on 086 0465091 or 0806055663 for all enquiries or check website: www.bunkersociety.com.