Murnin makes light of damp day

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The Bunker Boys Golf Society

Monday, Sept. 11, Greenwood A & B – Stableford

1st Neil Carter (12) 36pts

2nd Mike Brett (16) 35pts

3rd Frank Quinlan (32) 33pts

Near Pins: Mike Brett (2)

Barry Munin.
Barry Munin.

Another monsoon season, rain free day, started our golfing week at Greenwood.  We were allocated A and B nines which were in excellent condition so no wet weather rules in place, despite us having a few plugged balls.

Play began under bright skies with high humidity and thunder rumbling in the distance.  Speed of play was excellent with the round completed in three and a half hours.  Most struggled to score with only the top three showing any real fight.

Strangely only two near pins were won, both by Michael Brett, so with the other two par threes untouched, all four went to the winner.

Wednesday, Sept. 13, Green Valley – Stableford

1st Barry Murnin (18) 42pts

2nd Les Hall (25) 37pts

3rd Keith Hemmings (22) 33pts

Near Pins: Neil Carter, Lee Butler (2), Roger Tuohy.

A bright sunny day greeted the Bunker Boys as they left to play a round at Green Valley.  By the time we reached the course the skies had changed remarkably and heavy rain tumbled down. It continued for about thirty minutes but as there was a build-up of players on the first tee there was pressure to start, so we teed off in light drizzle, however by the second tee the rain was pelting down again so we retired to a shelter once more, this time for only about ten minutes.  Thereafter there was no more rain, however, by that stage everyone was soaking wet so an uncomfortable round was had by all.

Sometimes people thrive in adversity and so it was today for Barry Murnin who soared above everyone else with a magnificent round, a great achievement in the conditions.  Second went to Les Hall and third to Keith Hemming in his second last game of this tour of duty.

Friday, Sept. 15, Bangpra – Stableford

1st Jimmy Carr (16) 38pts

2nd Geoff Parker (14) 35pts

3rd Mike Brett (16) 34pts

Near Pins: Neill Carter (2), Geoff Parker

Despite heavy overnight rain the Bangpra course was in the best condition we have seen for a long time.  Tee boxes and fairways were well grassed and the greens ran at a good speed and true.

The star of the day was Jimmy Carr who is continuing the good form that saw him win golfer of the month in August.  Geoff Parker was three points adrift and Michael Brett took third.