Graham jumps to early lead


PSC Bunker Boys @ The Bowling Green

Monday, July 2, Pattana – Stableford

Just nine golfers today, but the three groups of 3-balls were able to set off with a clear course ahead of them.  After a short discussion on the first tee we decided to play off the yellow tees rather than the whites, since some holes, particularly on the B nine, offer a daunting challenge to the shorter hitters.

The course was in good condition, but the speed of the greens was variable with the A course greens being generally slow and the B course ones considerably faster.

Gerry Cooney is beginning to claw his way up the leaderboard after returning from long term injury. Gerry Cooney is beginning to claw his way up the leaderboard after returning from long term injury.

Lee Butler returned to form to record the best score of the day, and picked up three near pin prizes on the way.  Lee’s friend and arch-rival Barry Murnin was in second place, after reportedly spending the whole weekend at the driving range.

1st Lee Butler (14) 38pts

2nd Barry Murnin (15) 36pts

3rd John Graham (10) 35pts

Near Pins:  John Graham and Lee Butler(3)

Wednesday, July 4, Khao Kheow B & C – Stableford

Eleven golfers today, and once again we were presented with a wide open course, and the leading three-ball completed the round in under 3½ hours.  The course was in good condition, the greens having largely recovered from recent damage, and they were playing fast and tricky.

Eddie Kelly continued his recent run of good form (two out of the last three rounds under his handicap) to take the honours – and is surely heading for a cut!  We welcomed back Richard Baldotto for his annual visit, but he’s going to need a few more games to get into the swing of things, completing his first round with the not so impressive total of 23 points.

Lee Butler was heard to complain that his disappointing round was caused by a dog which followed him round the course, and was standing next to him on every shot, panting heavily – it wasn’t until the 16th hole that he found out the dog belonged to the caddy!

1st Eddie Kelly (17) 37pts

2nd Paul Edgar (19) 33pts

3rd John Graham (10) 31pts

Near Pins:  John Graham (2)

Friday, July 6, Greenwood B & C – Stableford

So much for my comment about Richard on Wednesday – he emphatically proved me wrong by scoring 39 points (a massive improvement of 16 points over Wednesday’s total), only narrowly losing out on first place to John Graham on the count back.  John’s had three podium finishes this week, to establish an early lead in the race to Golfer of the Month, and is playing consistently well.

Both your scribe and his stand-in correspondent are enjoying a drunken weekend in Phnom Penh, so nothing to report from the course today.

1st John Graham (10) 39pts

2nd Richard Baldotto (25) 39pts

3rd Paul Edgar (19) 38pts

Near Pins:  Paul Edgar, Dave Ashman.

Note:  The Bunker Boys are a PSC affiliated golf society who now play out of the Bowling Green on Soi X-Zyte between Pattaya 3rd Road and Soi Buakhaow.  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 Bowling Green at 9 a.m. for breakfast and transportation, and new players with valid handicaps are always welcome.  For more information call Dave on 087 1469978, email dave. [email protected].