Johns in the points at sweltering Mountain Shadow


PSC Golf Bunker Boys at The Ranch

Monday, Oct. 19, Royal Lakeside – Stableford

Only nine Bunker Boys made the trek up the motorway to play the beautiful Lakeside course and they didn’t fare so well, averaging only 27 stableford points.  Two factors obviously contributed: the overnight rains resulted in little roll on the fairways, and the greens had been cored and sanded.

Gordon Melia didn’t waste any time making his way to the podium, taking third place a day after returning to fun city.  Welcome back Gordon!

‘Silver Bird’ P.J. Redmond was the man of the day with a very respectable 37 points, and ‘Steady Eddie’ Geoff Williams was in the money again at 33 points for second place.

1st P.J. Redmond (26s) 37pts

2nd Geoff Williams (14) 33pts

3rd Gordon Melia (16) 30pts

Near Pins: Gerry Cooney (2), Steve Durey, Tony Robbins

Wednesday, Oct. 21, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

It was so hot and humid that Mike Johns, who scored 41 points on the first 17 holes, wiped the final hole.  Um!  One must be careful of having a heat stroke.

Mike Johns.

It was a real pleasure to see one of our favorite soft-spoken Englishmen, Steve Durey, getting back in the groove with the Bunker Boys.  He went a bit astray playing that beautiful country club Pattaya C.C. day after day after day.

Mountain Shadow is a great track, and even considering the hot muggy conditions it was a fun day out.

1st Mike Johns (16) 41pts

2nd Steve Durey (18) 35pts

3rd Ian Milne (14) 34pts

Near Pins: Steve Durey (2), Mike Johns, Tony Scambler

Friday, Oct. 23, Greenwood B & C – Stableford

Back at The Ranch, after a day out at the always fun to play Greenwood G.C., a heated discussion took place as to the nicest course out on this side of town: Greenwood, Treasure Hill, or Pattavia.  The two main participants, after several shots of Old No. 7, were about to get into an arm-wrestling match when cooler heads prevailed and a vote was taken among all in attendance.  It was very, very close but Treasure Hill was the winner by a slim margin.

P.J. Redmond.

Back to today’s round, the course was in great shape and Geoff Parker managed to squeak by Frank Quinlan on count back to take first place with 33 points.  Gerry Swan wasn’t far off the pace, taking third place with 32 points.  The other thirteen players posted an average stableford score of 30.

1st Geoff Parker (13) 33pts

2nd Frank Quinlan (31) 33pts

3rd Gerry Swan (16) 32pts

Near Pins: Dave Ashman, Gordon Melia, Ian Milne

Note: The Bunker Boys is a PSC affiliated golf society that plays out of The Ranch bar on Pattaya 3rd Road (in front of the fire station, and almost opposite the Buffalo Bar).  We play on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and meet at The Ranch at 9 a.m. for breakfast and transportation.  New players are always welcome.  Contact “Buff” on 086 046 5091 or 080 605 5663 for all enquiries or go to website: www.bunker