Greig – master of the greens

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PSC golf Bunker Boys @ The Ranch

Monday, Sept. 10, Bangpakong –Stableford

Whilst Tony Robbins’s temperamental Volvo managed to successfully negotiate the longer trip to Bangpakong, today it was Reg Smart’s turn to suffer car problems as he experienced a puncture on the motorway, only to discover the spare wheel had been stolen!  Reg managed to limp along to the course, but understandably the stress of being marooned 90km from Pattaya severely affected his game as he was seen on the phone continuously for the first 4 holes trying to arrange delivery of a new wheel from Pattaya.

Everything was eventually sorted out and Reg completed his round to find the new wheel already fitted and ready to go – a perfect example of how sometimes problems in Thailand are easier (and cheaper) to sort out than they would be back home!

Bunker Boys putting ace Colin Greig. Bunker Boys putting ace Colin Greig.

The main drama on the course was another awesome putting display from Colin Greig who managed to sink, not one – but two, 50 foot plus putts from off the green.  Not surprisingly, the points gained from those birdies were enough to ensure that he took the top podium place, one point ahead of Tony Robbins.

The main topic back at the Ranch was how we could sabotage Colin’s putter or least introduce a local rule to outlaw “unfair” putts!

1st Colin Greig (9) 38pts

2nd Tony Robbins (14) 37pts

3rd Gerry Cooney (14) 35pts

Near Pins: Colin Greig, Tony Robbins, Gerry Cooney and John Graham.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, Phoenix Lake & Ocean – Medal

The Bunker Boys are pleased to announce that we now have a new sponsor, KPK Foods Ltd., who will be donating two 500 Baht vouchers for food items from their shop on soi Yumei (behind Big C, Pattaya Klang).  The first voucher was provided as an additional prize for our first medal competition of the month and we set off to Phoenix in good spirits and under bright clear skies.

The course was surprisingly quiet and generally in good condition, but the greens on the Ocean nine had been recently rolled and sanded, and were described as being more like a skating rink by one of our grumpier members.

John Graham recovered from a recent slump in form to record the best score of the day and take possession of the inaugural KPK Foods voucher.  Geoff Parker would have pushed him all the way but for a disastrous run over the final three holes which saw him drop 6 shots after what up until then had been a fine round.

Although only three near pins were hit, Colin Greig managed to secure two of them, bringing his total to 40 for the year to date, way ahead of any other member.

1st John Graham (10) net 69

2nd Dave Ashman (14) net 70

3rd Geoff Parker (13) net 71

Near Pins:  Paul Smith and Colin Greig (2).

Friday, Sept. 14, Greenwood C & B – Stableford

It was a bright sunny day at Greenwood as we set off to tackle the difficult C nine course, playing off the white tees.  The course set up has become more difficult recently with the first cut around the greens being deliberately grown thicker to prevent any chance of running the ball up to the mostly raised greens.

This also upsets our resident ace-putter Colin Greig, who loses one his key weapons, since it’s virtually impossible to putt from off the green here.  Colin did however manage to produce a respectable round, coming in second place behind the day’s winner Lee Butler.

The weather remained good, if a little humid throughout the round, but as we were leaving the course a nasty looking storm was rolling in, so once again the golfing gods had looked kindly on us.

Next week the Bunker Boys are heading off for 3 days golf in Hua Hin, so weather gods permitting, it should be an interesting week’s golf.

1st Lee Butler (13) 34pts

2nd Colin Greig (9) 33pts

3rd Paul Smith (0) 32pts

Near Pins:  Paul Smith, Geoff Parker and Lee Butler.

Note:  The 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.  The society is also in the process of resurrecting our website which you can find at http://www.bunkersociety.com.