PSC Golf from The Bunker Boys
Monday, March 11, Greenwood B & C – Medal
1st Mike Lloyd (18) net 68
2nd Ken Davidson (23) net 70
3rd Robby Watts (8) net 72
Sports day pricing was the first nice surprise for the Bunker Boys today making the round less than one thousand baht green/caddie fee. The second surprise was to find we virtually had the place to ourselves so a nice casual round with no delays was had.
We were meant to play medal but for reasons known only to Jimmy Carr we ended up playing three different games all at the same time; medal, stableford, and a two-ball multiplier.
Having promised to deliver on every occasion since he arrived, Mike Lloyd finally did the business today taking first place with an excellent score of net sixty-eight. Ken Davidson was second with net seventy, whilst Robby Watts rounded out the scoring with seventy-two. Raleigh Gosney and Ken Davidson took out the team multiplier with sixty-six points.
Only three of the four near pins were won with Robby Watts taking one and Geoff Parker taking two.
Today was the last game for our former leader Neil Carter who departs back to his native Canada on Wednesday to start a new life with wife Yaya and son Jack, we wish them all well.
Wednesday, March 13, Khao Kheow B & C – Stableford
1st Geoff Parker (16) 33pts
2nd Robby Watts (8) 33pts
3rd Keith Norman (13) 32pts
Having enjoyed a deserted course on Monday we found ourselves in a log-jam today at Khao Kheow. Despite being so busy the speed of play was surprisingly good and the round completed in four hours.
Once again the temperature was blisteringly hot and as a consequence, the scoring was on the very low side with nobody registering a decent score. Geoff Parker and Robby Watts finished with thirty-three points each with Geoff taking first on countback. Keith Norman took third a point back as well as winning all three sixes in his group. Despite not living up to the high standard he set on Monday, Mike Lloyd managed two near pins with Robby Watts and Michael Brett taking the remaining two.
Friday, March 15, Bangpakong Riverside – Stableford
1st Keith Norman (13) 39pts
2nd Geoff Parker (16) 38pts
3rd Keith Smithson (30) 35pts
It was another windy day for our last game of the week at Bangpakong Riverside. As expected for low season the pace of play was fine except on a few occasions golfers had to wait for caddies to arrive at their ball. As the grass is spongy caddies understandably use the cart paths to go from one shot to the next which slows play a quite a bit and frustrates players, today the caddies seemed particularly slow which was a surprise at this course as they are normally of a high standard. It seems the new rules changes designed to speed up play are not having the desired effect.
Keith Norman continues to perform with great consistency and took first place once again with a fine round of thirty-nine. Keith had a red hot putter today and knocked them in from all distances, proving again (if there was ever any doubt) that if you can’t putt you can’t win at golf. Keith also won all three sixes in his group for the second day running.
Geoff Parker is also now starting to play like the golfer we know he is and took second place with thirty-eight points. Keith Smithson rounded out the winner’s circle with a score of thirty-five in third place.
Near pins went to Keith Smithson, Mike Lloyd and two to Keith Norman.