Raleigh’s Raiders bag the loot

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Raleigh’s Raiders.
Raleigh’s Raiders.

PSC Golf from The Bunker Boys

Monday, Feb. 4, Pattavia – Stableford

1st Steve Durey (21) 40pts

2nd Tim Winder (23) 35pts

3rd Roger Touhy (12) 35pts

4th Neil Carter (12) 34pts

5th Tony Robbins (21) 34pts

6th Peter Kelly (12) 33pts

A good field of twenty-five golfers assembled for today’s game at Pattavia. Curiously, the greens which are normally very quick were slow today and it wasn’t because they had been overwatered, maybe they needed mowing a bit more closely.

During the round, Daryl Vernon had four 4-pointers but that was bettered by the day’s winner Steve Durey who had a remarkable five 4-pointers, quite a tremendous feat. Steve ended on forty points whilst Daryl didn’t figure in the winner’s circle. Tim Winder took second place with thirty-five points while Roger Touhy also shot thirty-five and took third on countback. Neil Carter placed fourth with thirty-four points, Tony Robbins was fifth on the same score and Peter Kelly rounded out the scoring with thirty-three.

Near pins went to Geoff Parker, Ian Rattray, Ken Elmore, and Jimmy Carr.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, Khao Kheow A & B – Memorial Trophy/Stableford

Individual

1st Soren H ansen 41pts

2nd Peter Kelly 40pts

3rd Bart Bingham 40pts

Team

1st Raleigh’s Raiders 119pts

2nd Travelers Rest 119pts

3rd Colins Cohorts 114pts

One hundred & thirty-five golfers took part in the fifth annual memorial competition held at the Khao Kheow A and B courses in remembrance of those golfers no longer amongst us. Sixteen generous sponsors provided thirty-six technical prizes with one on offer on each hole for each flight. In addition, the Bunker Boys provided beautiful crystal glass trophies for the first three individual highest scores and the top three teams, as well as an assortment of other golf-related prizes, golf balls, umbrellas, towels etc.

This competition continues to grow in popularity each year, and for that we are indebted to Geoff Parker, Colin Greig, and Neil Carter for their tireless efforts to make the day run smoothly.

The post-match dinner and presentation of prizes were held at the Robin Hood where a good night was had by all.

Raleigh Gosney’s team took out the major prize, a team that included two holidaymakers (a Canadian husband and wife team) plus Guey the pro from Kabin Buri. Second went to Travellers Rest, a team that included the individual winner Soren Hansen, while third went to Colin’s Cohorts not surprisingly from Colin’s Bar. Peter Kelly shone in the individual taking second place with Bart Bingham in third.

Technical prize winners were too numerous to mention, however, one deserves a special mention. Keith Norman on his last hole promised to do something very special for his playing partners if he managed to sink a forty-foot swinging right to left putt. Remarkably he managed to nail it and was somewhat disappointed when his playing partners declined his generous offer!

Friday, Feb. 8,
King Naga – Medal

1st Keith Norman (12) net 72

2nd Robby Watts (9) net 73

3rd Keith Hemmings (21) net 76

4th Tim Winder (23) net 76

5th Colin Greig (10) net 76

The week’s golf ended with twenty-one golfers playing the medal round of the month at King Naga. This course is generally seen as the best layout in Pattaya and would flourish if better maintained.

Steve Durey.
Steve Durey.

Keith Norman bounced back to his best form and took first place with a round of seventy-two, followed closely in second place by Robby Watts one point adrift. Three players; Keith Hemmings, Tim Winder and Colin Greig all finished on net seventy-six and were placed in that order on countback. Daryl Vernon is becoming a near pin expert and claimed one today along with Robby Watts and Keith Norman, the latter who bagged two.

Great news for all Bunker Boys, we have found a new home. Our new venue is Woody’s Bar in Soi Skaw Beach midway between 2nd Road and Soi Buakhao behind Treetown. This is an excellent venue, centrally located with ample free parking. Lockers are available upstairs. Our first game out of our new home will be on Monday the 18th of February.