Mashi ‘The Bandit’ vanquishes the field

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PSC Golf Bunker Boys at The Ranch

Monday, March 23, Bangpra — Stableford

Mashi “The Bandit” Kaneta prevailed over 18 players today with a commendable 41 stableford points.  Playing off of 15 (incredulous), Mashi outpaced the runner-up in A-flight by 7 points.  Peter Habgood (B-flight) gave him a run for his money for the top score though with his 38 points.

It was a perfect day for golf at the lovely Bangpra G.C.  The course was in good condition and the greens, as usual, were as slick as ice, very treacherous if you got above the hole.  This must explain why the average stableford score was a mere 30 points.

A-Flight

1st Mashi Kaneta (15) 41pts

2nd Mike Lloyd (16) 34pts

3rd Mark Stanley (8) 33pts

B-Flight

1st Peter Habgood (21) 38pts

2nd P.J. Redmond (24s) 34pts

3rd Gerry Keys (28) 33pts

Near Pins: Peter Allen, Mike Lloyd, Mark Stanley, Ken Young

Wednesday, March 25, Pleasant Valley — Stableford

Today, the Bunker Boys welcomed the special appearance (read, not regular players) of our gracious host at The Ranch — Sir Buff — along with the Bracegirdle brothers — Geoff & Max.  Their lack of attention to the most important thing in life — golf — was attested to by their average stableford score of 25.  You need to get out more often guys.

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Pleasant Valley — there is, in fact, no discernible valley here — can be a tough test of skills when playing from the blue tees with the relatively narrow fairways and undulating greens.  It was obviously unpleasant for most of our guys today as the average score was just 29 points.  Gordon, who refers to this track as “Unpleasant Valley”, decided to show up and was rewarded with two near pins.  Way to hang-in there Gordon, we can’t play our favorite courses day in and day out.

1st Ian Pickles (15) 36pts

2nd Mark Stanley (8) 35pts

3rd Tore Eliassen (20) 34pts

4th Dave Ashman (18) 34pts

Near Pins: Gordon Melia (2), Gerry Cooney

Friday, March 27, Greenwood C & A — Stableford

Not a very good day for the Bunker Boys at the always fun to play Greenwood G.C.  The course was in great shape, but the same can’t be said for the 17 players that made the trek up Rt.331.  Claiming only two near pins and with an average score of only 28, the conversation back at The Ranch was all about what could have been.  Ifa, woulda, coulda, shoulda.  Surprisingly, some of the crew are even talking about hitting the range for a little practice.

1st Peter Kelly (11) 35pts

2nd Gerry Swan (17) 33pts

3rd Peter Habgood (21) 31pts

4th Gerry Cooney (16) 31pts

Near Pins: Patrick Kelly, Mark Stanley

Note: The Bunker Boys, a PSC affiliated golf society, 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 9am for breakfast and transport.  Contact Buff on 0860465091 or 0806055663 for all enquiries or check website: www. bunkersociety.com.