PSC Golf Bunker Boys at The Ranch
Monday, Oct. 5, Khao Kheow A & C (yellow tees) – Stableford
Surprisingly, after the heavy weekend rains and with rain in the forecast, 11 Bunker Boys showed up at The Ranch on this gray/overcast Monday morning to play one of our favorite courses. Things were looking good until a few minutes before our arrival when again the proverbial ‘cats and dogs’ began falling from the sky. After about a thirty minute delay it had died down to a drizzle, and off we went.
As we were about to tee off on A-1 eight carts (two four-balls) went driving by, skipping the hole and heading on to A-2. Yes, that’s correct – cutting in front of us! It was a group of Chinese men that had been waiting in the clubhouse, along with us, for the rain to stop. The well-mannered Chinamen proceeded to play at a snail’s pace; add to this the wet, muddy and flooded conditions, and you got an average stableford score of a mere 24 points. Not a real fun day for the Bunker Boys.
For the sake of international relations, and because there were no Americans with guns in our group, nothing was said or done. I knew I should have stayed in bed after all.
1st Ian Milne (14) 31pts
2nd Geoff Cox (15) 28pts
3rd Les Hall (23) 28pts
Near Pins: Jimmy Carr (2), Geoff Williams, Geoff Cox.
Wednesday, Oct. 7, Phoenix (Mountain & Ocean) – Medal
Spirits were lifted by the sunshine today and Monday’s disaster was but part of ancient history. Well, there were still a few people saying they would never eat chop suey again.
It was medal play today and this always seems to focus one’s attention; this day being no exception as four out of our nine players shot in the 80’s. Tony Robbins was the man of the day with a very respectable 71 net.
Considering the recent downpours, the course was in satisfactory condition. Hopefully all the rain will help the refurbishing of the Lakes course to proceed smoothly.
1st Tony Robbins (17) net 71
2nd Geoff Williams (13) net 74
3rd Ian Milne (14) net 75
Near Pins: Dave Ashman, Jimmy Carr, Ian Milne (2).
Note: The Bunker Boys is a PSC affiliated golf society that plays 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 got to website: www.bunkersociety.com.