PSC golf from The Bunker Bar
Monday, Jan. 24, Bangpra – Medal
Bangpra is probably the best value for money course in the area at the moment, and is popular with the Bunker Boys, and apparently everyone else. 32 golfers arrived at the course to find it almost bursting at the seams with players, and following a lengthy wait (due mainly to the fact that we had booked a later tee time and we’d arrived early), the round eventually got under way.
Patience was the order of the day, and dusk was creeping in as the final group finished their round, but an enjoyable day was had by most (well, at least those that didn’t record an N/R).
Several of the higher handicap golfers are often reluctant to play medal rounds, but the best scores today were recorded in the B Flight, with Tom Jones taking the overall winner’s place with a fine score of net 73.
1st Gerry Cooney (11) net 74
2nd John Hughes (16) net 75
3rd Patrick Kelly (3) net 76
1st Tom Jones (22) net 73
2nd Eddie Kelly (17) net 75
3rd Jack Robertson (24) net 76
Near Pins: Alan Harris, Kenny Davey, Peter Habgood, and Patrick Kelly.
Wednesday, Jan. 26, Green Valley – Stableford
A very pleasant surprise greeted us at Green Valley after the hassle over our booking last month. The course was amazingly quiet, we teed off on time, and there was no one in front of the leading group until they reached the 8th hole and caught up with a four-ball of Korean ladies. Just to make the day perfect, the ladies politely allowed them through on the par three 13th hole, and they completed their round in under four hours – not bad for high season.
The course however, was beginning to look very dry in many places, and it’s to be hoped that the staff sort out the apparent problems with the sprinklers soon, or the damage will be beyond repair.
Best round of the day was recorded by newcomer Keichi Kasemi, whilst Geoff Parker rediscovered some semblance of form to win the B Flight.
1st Keichi Kasami (8) 38pts
2nd Paul Edgar (14) 37pts
3rd Peter Kelly (8) 35pts
1st Geoff Parker (18) 36pts
2nd Tom Jones (22) 35pts
3rd Jack Robertson (24) 35pts
Near Pins: Mike Corner, Geoff Parker, Paul Edgar and Peter Kelly
Friday, Jan. 28, Century Chonburi – Stableford
We arrived at our scheduled venue, Treasure Hill, to find the place in confusion and chaos. Although the car park was half empty, there were no caddies and no golf buggies available, and the only explanation from the manager was that everyone had gone home for Chinese New Year!
Eventually the decision was made to try our luck at nearby Century Chonburi G.C., a course we haven’t played for over 4 years. On arrival at Century we were able to tee off immediately, and the round progressed smoothly. It’s fair to say that although the course was dry and tatty in places, (what can anyone expect for a 200 baht green fee) the general condition was better than most people anticipated, and there was even the suggestion made that we should play here on a more regular basis!
The best rounds of the day were recorded by Tore Eliason and Tom Jones, both with 38 points, to win the A and B Flights respectively. At the end of a very successful week, Tom has now moved into the lead for the ‘Golfer of the Month’ title, with one game remaining.
1st Tore Eliason (14) 38pts
2nd Rab McDonald (14) 37pts
3rd Peter Kelly (8) 35pts
1st Tom Jones (22) 38pts
2nd Barry Murnin (16) 35pts
3rd John Hughes (16) 33pts
Near Pins: Tom Jones, Rab McDonald, Per Forsburg, and Tony Robbins