PSC Golf from The Bunker Boys
Monday, March 19, Treasure Hill – Stableford
1st Richard Mohns (16) 37pts
2nd Keen Davidson (24) 37pts
3rd Colin Greig (8) 36pts
4th Dave Maw (17) 35pts
A bright sunny day, a very good deal on green fee, caddie, and cart, and a good golf course were sufficient to lure nineteen golfers to Treasure Hill for the first game of the week. This is a very good number for this time of year.
Treasure Hill is a tough course by any measure and a real test of ability and temperament. The temperature was very high and the little black flies were everywhere, a real distraction particularly putting. The pace of play was slow for no particular reason, some people never seem to grasp the idea of playing at a decent pace.
Apart from those in the winner’s circle scores were generally on the low side. Richard Mohns with thirty-seven points took first place on count-back from Ken Davidson. Colin Greig was a stroke adrift in third while Dave Maw brought up the rear with thirty-five points.
Near pins went to Bob Cowell, Richard Mohns, Keith Hemmings, and Dallas Hall, playing his first game with The Bunker Boys.
Wednesday, March 21, Subhapruek – Stableford
1st Gary Bright (11) 38pts
2nd Colin Greig (8) 35pts
3rd Dave Maws (17) 34pts
The Bunker Boys ventured further up Highway 7 than normal with the first organised trip to the Subhapruek course. The course was in excellent condition but a few bunkers which were being refilled with sand proved a bit of a challenge.
This course has more than its fair share of water hazards and the water table is quite high so it seemed a bit soggy in places. A few interesting rule challenges came up during the game, not least how to treat mature trees supported not by stakes but by long wire supports, fortunately, no decision had to be made as no one knew the correct ruling.
Garry Bright took the honors today with a well-compiled thirty-eight. Continuing his recent good form Colin Greig took second with thirty-five points whilst Dave Maw was a stroke further back in third place.
Our lead group today had a rare experience when they witnessed a player from the group ahead of them take eighteen strokes on a par-three before deciding to pick up.
Friday, March 23, Crystal Bay – Medal
1st Raleigh Gosney (21) net 69
2nd Michael Brett (16) net 70
3rd Takeshi Hakozaki (14) net 72
Due to the departure of a few our members our numbers, today were down to a round dozen for the second medal round of the month at Crystal Bay. The course is starting to show the effects of high season with a few bare patches appearing on the fairways and a few greens in need of some T L C. Another extremely hot humid day with little breeze made for uncomfortable conditions but the course was relatively uncrowded so the pace of play was good.
Making a return to form today after some time in the doldrums was Raleigh Gosney, who took the honors with a solid net sixty-nine. Raleigh has a theory that by using a cart he reduces both physical and mental fatigue, so if today’s round is any indication he may have a valid point.
Second place went to Michael Brett who despite a disastrous seven on the last par-three managed a net seventy. Course member Takeshi Hakozaki took third with a net seventy-two.
Near pins went to Geoff Cox, who is becoming a regular on near pins, Raleigh Gosney and Michael Brett.