PSC Golf Bunker Boys at The Ranch
It was neck n neck but Geoff Parker pulled ahead in the final two rounds this past week to beat Jimmy Carr for the golfer of the month award. With the mantle stacked full, Geoff will now be shopping for a trophy cabinet to begin a new collection. Congrats Geoff!
Monday, May 25, Plutaluang N & W – Stableford
The Bunker Boys were barely able to keep their heads above water at the always challenging Navy golf course. Averaging only 29 stableford points, and with no one playing to their handicap, it was not a good day to be a midshipman.
The track was in surprisingly good nick and, believe it or not, the greens had been mowed and were running at an acceptable pace.
1st Steve Durey (19) 34pts
2nd Jimmy Carr (19) 32pts
3rd Geoff Cox (14) 32pts
Near Pins: Geoff Parker (2), Les Burns, Steve Durey
Wednesday, May 27, Greenwood C & B – Stableford
The two contenders for golfer of the month — Geoff and Jimmy — were put in the same group so that they could battle it out face to face for the coveted trophy. Fortunately for Geoff, Jimmy was only able to gain a single point on him. Jimmy was heard to say “ it’s not looking good. I’ll need a career round on Friday “.
Meanwhile, Geoff Hart was off to the races. He was definitely in the zone, and with Mashi’s uncharacteristic 3-putt on the final hole, he won going away. Well, make that by one point – one 3-putt. The Bandit unmasked.
I believe there’s an expression something to the effect “in for a penny, in for a pound”. Let’s change it a bit to “on by a hair (you can probably guess what hair I’m thinking of), on all the way”. That’s how it played out for P.J. enabling him to claim one of his two near pins for the day. The second one wasn’t as hairy as his ball landed within three feet of the cup.
1st Geoff Hart (22) 37pts
2nd Mashi Kaneta (15) 36pts
3rd P.J. Redmond (23s) 35pts
Near Pins: P.J. Redmond (2)
Friday, May 29, The Emerald – Medal
“Is it in the fairway? What fairway?” was the most commonly heard comment at the good layout, barely lovely, overpriced Emerald G.C. With dozens of different grasses – read weeds – growing in dozens of directions, the fairways left a lot to be desired. Not pretty to look at nor fun to play off. Of course, this was not the condition of all the fairways, but of too many. On the other hand, the bunkers were in good shape and the greens were only a bit slow.
Our favorite “Silver Bird” -P.J. Redmond – could have had a hard time choosing between red and yellow as the silver tee markers on numerous holes were placed in both positions. What? A fledgling would have been at a bit of an impasse but this wasn’t Silver’s first barbecue – obviously. He knew what to do – the rules – and followed them to the letter.
Tony Robbins was the man of the day, not only winning the competition dough but also pocketing the prized KPK voucher. It looks like lamb shanks for dinner tonight, and bacon and eggs for breakfast tomorrow — Wiltshire bacon, that is.
1st Tony Robbins (17) net 72
2nd P.J. Redmond (23s) net 72
3rd Peter Habgood (21) net 73
Near Pins: Peter Habgood, Ed Wychoff (2)
Note: The Bunker Boys are a PSC affiliated golf society, who now play 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, so if you enjoy a fun day out, and a friendly but competitive golf competition why not come and join us.
We meet at The Ranch at 9 a.m. for breakfast and transportation, and new players are always welcome. Contact “Buff” on 086 046 5091 or 080 605 5663 for all enquiries or check website: www.bunkersociety.com.