PSC Golf from The Bunker Boys at The Ranch
Monday, Feb. 9, Khao Kheow – Stableford
1st Peter Kelly (12) 35pts
2nd Mashi Kaneta (15) 34pts
3rd Ian Milne (13) 33pts
4th Tony Robbins (16) 33pts
1st P.J. Redmond (27s) 36pts
2nd Steve Durey (20) 36pts
3rd Andy Brady (17) 33pts
4th Gordon Melia (17) 31pts
Near Pins: Patrick Kelly, Mashi Kaneta, Gez Williams, Colin Greig
Blue skies and green fairways (much greener than many of the other courses) greeted the Bunker Boys on their arrival at this world class championship course, and playing from the yellow tees at 6,300 yards made for an enjoyable day of golf.
Gordon Melia leads the race to the February Golfer of the Month title at the halfway stage.
The fairways were in good condition, as were the greens, but running a tad slow. All was good until we made the turn where upon we discovered two groups had just teed-off in front of us. There was also a bit of an issue with the caddies, i.e. not enough of them, and some of our guys didn’t get off until 1pm. The delay didn’t seem to affect the late starters as some of the better scores came from those groups.
Wednesday, Feb. 11, Crystal Bay A & C – Stableford
Thirty-two players made the trek up the motorway for another day in golf paradise. Playing from the white tees at 6,400 yards we were off on schedule.
Considering the conditions – windy, many dry/deadpan areas in the fairways, slow play etc. – the scores were amazingly good. The consensus among the Bunker Boys is that Crystal Bay is a good track to be kept as a mainstay course. We are just hoping for a little resodding of some of the dry patches and a couple truck loads of dirt in the cart ruts.
Many of the crew are wondering if they will still be alive when they finally open the B course again.
1st Tony Scrambler (11) 39pts
2nd Colin Greig (9) 39pts
3rd Gordon Melia (17) 37pts
4th Tony Robbins (16) 36pts
1st Dave Ashman (17) 37pts
2nd Richard Baldotto (21) 37pts
3rd P.J. Redmond (27s) 34pts
4th Tom McDowell (21) 33pts
Near Pins: Geoff Hart, Colin Greig, Ian Milne, Les Cobban
Friday, Feb. 13, Bangpra – Stableford
1st Mark Stanley (9) 34pts
2nd Colin Greig (9) 33pts
3rd Peter Kelly (12) 32pts
1st Peter Habgood (20) 35pts
2nd Gerry Keys (28) 35pts
3rd Gordon Melia (17) 33pts
Near Pins: Colin Greig (2), Mashi Kaneta, Tom McDowell
Heading into the final two holes with the same ball, Tom McDowell teed-off on the 17th and a monkey promptly made off with his ball, resulting in a disgusted Tom walking straight off to the tee box on No. 18.
Bangpra is a favorite of the Bunker Boys and a real challenge for many of our crew. Today was no exception and the best score of 35 came from B Flight with Peter Habgood edging out Gerry Keys to win on count back. The big hitters in A Flight could only manage a best of 34.
Note: The Bunker Boys, a PSC affiliated golf society, 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 and meet at The Ranch at 9am for breakfast and transport. Contact Buff on 0860465091 or 0806055663 for all enquiries or check website: www.bunkersociety.com.