PSC golf Bunker Boys @ The Ranch
Monday, August 20, Khao Kheow B&C – Stableford
Travelling up the 7 motorway, we were anxiously watching an ominous black cloud ahead of us in the general direction of Khao Kheow, so the omens didn’t look good. However, we passed under the cloud with only a few spots of rain, and on arrival at the course the sky was bright and remained so for the rest of the day.
The brightest performer on the day was Tony Robbins, although William Macey produced another of his “back-nine specials”, scoring 23 points and keeping Tony nervously looking over his shoulder. Tony’s winning euphoria was dampened somewhat when he was unable to start his Volvo after the game, and was forced to leave it in the car park overnight.
Tony Robbins (front left) and friends.
1st Tony Robbins (14) 38pts
2nd William Macey (19) 35pts
3rd Peter Habgood (18) 32pts
Near Pins: Geoff Parker, Gerry Cooney, Geoff Williams and Peter Habgood.
Wednesday, August 22, The Emerald – Stableford
A bright breezy day for our visit to the popular Bang Chang course, but an unpleasant surprise greeted us when we discovered that the course has sustained considerable damage due to water leakage on the approaches to virtually all the greens. This unfortunate accident has at least provided the opportunity for the greenkeeper to demonstrate his artistic talent, marking out the GUR with white paint in impressionist patterns. Picasso would be proud of some his designs, but most players were scratching their heads trying to figure out possible drop areas away from the mud.
The fairways also seem to be suffering with cabbage grass taking over, in much the same way as it did several years ago, so all in all the conditions were far from ideal.
The extra hazards proved too difficult for most of the field, and only Colin Greig performed well on the day, winning by 5 clear points, ahead of Raleigh Gosney.
1st Colin Greig (9) 37pts
2nd Raleigh Gosney (17) 32pts
3rd Geoff Parker (13) 31pts
Near Pins: Lee Butler, Colin Greig, and John Graham.
Friday, August 24, Mountain Shadow – Stableford
We arrived at Mountain Shadow to find the course quiet, and the weather conditions good. Our leading group was a 3-ball and they soon disappeared into the distance, eventually completing the round in under 3ฝ hours, and all players were back in the clubhouse in under 4 hours.
Colin Greig and Tony Robbins were having a nip and tuck battle until Colin imploded on the par 5 eleventh hole, allowing Tony to open up a lead which he was able to hold onto through the tricky closing holes. Tony eventually finished on 41 points, which is a great score on this course at any time. John Graham came in third place, beating the unlucky Geoff Cox on a count back.
Just to show there were no hard feelings, Colin gave Tony Robbins a lift into Chonburi after the round to collect the newly repaired Volvo – the perils of buying an imported car!
1st Tony Robbins (14) 41pts
2nd Colin Greig (9) 37pts
3rd John Graham (10) 33pts
Near Pins: Colin Greig and John Graham (2).
The battle for the August ‘Golfer of the Month’ title has developed once again into a very close race, with John Graham (winner in July) now only one point behind the recently departed Geoff Williams, with Gerry Cooney and Colin Greig in close attendance. Two wins during the week have brought Tony Robbins also into contention, and provided his car doesn’t break down again, another win would bring him right into the race, with three games remaining.
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 three times per week 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. The society is also in the process of resurrecting our website which you can find at www.bunkersociety.com.