Scambler has a scorcher at Pattavia

Tony Scambler.
Tony Scambler.

PSC Golf from the Bunker Boys

Monday, Jan. 14,
Mt. Shadow – Stableford

1st Jimmy Carr (15) 39pts

2nd Tony Scambler (18) 36pts

3rd Kob Glover (27) 34pts

4th Neil Carter (11) 33pts

5th John Jack (21) 32pts

6th Raleigh Gosney (22) 32pts

We had the biggest field this high season so far (twenty-five) for our game at the difficult Mountain Shadow course. It was a very hot day and a slow round with a few holdups along the way.

Today Jimmy Carr found his best form to take first place with a fine score of thirty-nine points. Tony Scambler, despite his medical certificate for all his ailments, put together a good score of thirty-six, Kob Glover took third with thirty-four and Neil Carter was one point adrift in fourth. John Jack made his debut in the winner’s circle in fifth on thirty-two, edging out Raleigh Gosney into sixth place.

Near pins went to Tony Scambler, Bob Cowell, Ken Elmore, and Kob Glover.

Wednesday, Jan. 16, Royal Lakeside – Stableford

1st Robby Watts (9) 39pts

2nd Les Cobban (8) 36pts

3rd Phil Mashiter (6) 35pts

4th Kob Glover (27) 34pts

5th Kevin Labar (13) 33pts

Despite the higher than average green fees and the travel distance to the course, we managed to attract a good field of twenty-three for the game at Royal Lakeside. Imagine our delight when we went to check-in to be told our green fees had been paid and we should go straight to the starter on the first tee. Our joy was short lived when we found another group with a similar sounding name “The Banger Boys” were all ready to go with caddies etc.

It was another slow round but not as bad as recent games so all in all not too bad. The course was in very nice condition as always with a slight wind blowing so no excuses for poor scores.

Robby Watts blitzed the field with an excellent round of thirty-nine and will receive a cut in his handicap of one stroke. Les Cobban is again back on track and took second place with thirty-six. Phil Mashiter, in his last week with us, took third with thirty-five points and Kob Glover continues to build her game and took fourth place with thirty-four. Kob is now the most improved player in the Bunker Boys against handicap.

Kevin Labar rounded out the winner’s circle with a round of thirty-three and also snared a near pin, as did Kob, with Robby Watts and Barry Gosson taking the other two.

Friday, Jan. 18, Pattavia – Stableford

1st Tony Scambler (18) 40pts

2nd Ken Davidson (23) 40pts

3rd Peter Allen (29) 37pts

4th Andy Gray (29) 36pts

5th Jim Payne (33) 36pts

A good field of twenty-four rolled up for today’s round and despite the course being very crowded the game was played at a good pace, with the lead group finished in three and a half hours. The course was in reasonable condition given that it is heavily used, but once again the greens had a few people scratching their heads, wicked slopes and fast greens make for much frustration for ordinary and even good putters.

For the second time in a month, Tony Scambler blitzed the field with forty points. Given all his ailments this was a remarkable feat as he could barely mount the stairs back to the clubhouse at the finish. Former club champion Ken Davidson is hitting good form just in time for the memorial and also carded a round of forty but beaten on countback. The diminutive Peter Allen appeared at the presentation so it was clear he had a good score of thirty-seven points to take third place. Andy Gray signed off with a round of thirty-six for fourth place and generously rang the bell. In a rare visit to the Bunker Boys, Jim Payne rounded out the winner’s circle with thirty-six points.