Gosney the big winner at Memorial Trophy

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The Bunker Boys Golf Society

 

Monday, Feb. 6, Mt. Shadow (blue tees) – Medal

A Flight (0-16.8)

1st Colin Greig (10) net 74

2nd Tony Robbins (16) net 75

3rd Gerry Cooney (17) net 75

 

B Flight (16.8+)

1st John Hughes (20) net 72

2nd Eddie Kelly (18) net 73

3rd Jim Payne (36) net 73

 

Near Pins: John Hughes, Steve Durey, Eddie Kelly, Jim Payne.

 

We had a good turnout for a game at one of our regular venues where the course was in its usual good condition, with just a few comments about the rough being long, making good contact difficult.

The surprise of the day was that the B Flight performed so much better than the elite golfers where all three results were better than the best A Flight score.  John Hughes had the best medal score of 72 and his good recent form should result in the handicapper making some adjustment soon.  Eddie Kelly is still having a good run and at this early stage is leading golfer of the month.

Colin Greig just managed to beat Tony Robbins and Gerry Cooney by one shot to win the A Flight.

Raleigh Gosney individual trophy winner.
Raleigh Gosney individual trophy winner.

 

Wednesday, Feb.8, Khaow Keow (yellow tees) – Memorial Trophy/Stableford

Individual scores:

1st Raleigh Gosney (18) 38pts

2nd Phil Moore (16) 37pts

3rd Jim Carlson (24) 36pts

4th Tommy Marshal (7) 36pts

 

Team scores:

1st Colins Bar 108pts

2nd Raleigh’s Bunker Boys 106pts

3rd Cooneys Bunker Boys 105pts

 

A well organised tournament saw over 80 players assemble at this top class course in fabulous condition, and on registration each player was handed a stylish red and black golf shirt.  The format was a team event of four players where their best three stableford scores on each hole were accumulated over the eighteen holes to determine the winners, played in conjunction of an individual stableford competition to determine the best golfer of the day.

In addition, sponsors gave prizes for each hole such as closest in 2 on the par 4’s or closest in 3 on the par 5’s and closest on par 3’s.  There were also prizes for longest drives and longest putts in both A Flight and B Flight.  The yellow tees were set well back resulting in a few of the prizes for the B Flight not being won but there was a lucky draw for the unclaimed awards.

The winner of the individual trophy was Raleigh Gosney of the Bunker Boys Bar who shot a commendable 38 points on greens that challenged most of the field because of their fast pace.  Runner-up was Phil Moore only one shot behind and Jim Carlson beatTommy Marshal for the third spot on a count-back.

Scoring in the team event was not as good as in previous years with the winners only managing to score even par for the three qualifying scores, but par was enough to win the floating trophy and Colin’s Bar 1 team, consisting of Stan Stuart, Neil Smith, Nigel Harrison and Tip Briney must be congratulated on taking home the spoils.

Colins Bar 1team: Stan Stuart, Neil Smith, Nigel Harrison and Tip Briney.
Colins Bar 1team: Stan Stuart, Neil Smith, Nigel Harrison and Tip Briney.

 

Friday, Feb. 10, Pattavia (white tees) – Stableford

A Flight (0-16.5)

1st Greg Berry (15) 38pts

2nd Peter Platt (16) 38pts

3rd Mike Lloyd (16) 36pts

 

B Flight (16.6+)

1st Raleigh Gosney (18) 37pts

2nd John Hughes (20) 34pts

3rd Lee Butler (19) 34pts

 

Near Pins: Gregg Berry, Ken Donaldson, John Hughes, Mike Lloyd.

 

A large turnout for a popular course that was in good condition with difficult pin placements on fast sloping greens.  The course was full and we had to wait a while before we could tee off and there was a shortage of caddies, which was rectified fairly quickly.

Greg Berry and Peter Platt dueled it out for the top spot in A Flight, with Greg winning the count back with 21 on the back-nine compared to Peter’s 16.  At the top of B Flight was the big winner at our featured event on Wednesday, namely Raleigh Gosney breaking par once again.  He was followed by John and Lee a further three shots behind.

John Hughes.
John Hughes.