Parker the man for May

Geoff Parker.
Geoff Parker.

PSC Golf from The Bunker Boys

Monday, May 28, Treasure Hill – Stableford

1st Jimmy Carr (17) 30pts

2nd Les Hall (23) 30pts

3rd Steve Durey 29pts

Treasure Hill was the venue for today’s round with a round dozen players in action. The course was in its usual fine condition but still no easier. Play was a bit slow over the front nine, nonetheless, the round was completed in good time. Today the weather played no part in the proceedings and the usual irritating fruit flies were not seen, nonetheless, scoring was on the low side.

Jimmy Carr managed to gather himself up after a little mental disintegration on the front nine and collect first place with a very modest thirty points, beating Les Hall into second on countback. Steve Durey took third as well as two near pins, the remaining two going to Jimmy Carr and Mark Stanley.

Wednesday, May 30, Pleasant Valley – Stableford

1st Neil Carter (13) 38pts

2nd Alan Sullivan (16) 38pts

3rd Geoff Parker (13) 37pts

The last round of the month was played at the Pleasant Valley course where once again rain interrupted the round and necessitated thirty minutes spent under shelter.

This is a course that seems to be in continual upgrade mode, everywhere you look work is being done to improve the course. Night lights have already been installed, cart paths are being installed or upgraded, and much returfing is underway. One of the drawbacks of the course is poor drainage as the water from storms seems to sit on the course and not drain away as in other courses.

As any one of five players could win golfer of the month going into today’s game the heat was on from the start with much to play for. Neil Carter took first place with thirty-eight points from Alan Sullivan on countback, with third going to Geoff Parker a point adrift. Near pins went to Neil Carter, Jimmy Carr, and two to Tony Robbins who is still finding his feet after a long layoff but obviously not far away from joining the winner’s list.

In the race for golfer of the month, remarkably three players finished on fifty-one points and had to be separated by a very complex countback system. In the end, Geoff Parker was declared the winner after shading it from Jimmy Carr in second place and Neil Carter in third.

Friday, June 1, King’s Naga – Stableford

1st Geoff Cox (19) 37pts

2nd Alan Sullivan (16) 33pts

3rd Les Cobban (8) 31pts

In golf, as in life itself, timing is everything and so it was today at King’s Naga. Had we teed off at our scheduled time we would have been comfortably ensconced in the clubhouse waiting for a storm to pass. As it was, we teed off early and by the second hole we were running for shelter with lashing rain which lasted thirty minutes. When the rain cleared, the course was sodden due to the compacted nature of the soil and poor drainage. Casual water was everywhere and there was no run and balls plugged everywhere. To add to the challenge the greens were in need of mowing and very slow.

None of this affected Geoff Cox, henceforth known as Lazarus, after his speedy recovery from a nasty bout of dengue fever. Geoff took it all in his stride to record a very nice round of thirty-seven. If this is an example of what dengue fever does for your golf game people will soon be asking, where can I catch it. Four points adrift was Alan Sullivan who took second place, with Les Cobban a further two back.

Near pins were shared between Geoff Cox, Les Cobban, Jimmy Carr, and Steve Durey.