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PSC Golf Bunker Boys at The Ranch

Monday, May 4, Khao Kheow A & B (yellow tees) – Stableford

It must have been the rain, or the unmowed fairways, or the golf gods not smiling down upon us, but whatever it was, it caused the Bunker Boys to play so poorly at this lovely track.  With an average stableford score of only 26, the guys sure left a lot of shots out on the course.

Mark Stanley was the only player out of 19 golfers that bettered his handicap, leaving everyone else in his dust.

Mark Stanley.Mark Stanley.

A-Flight

1st Mark Stanley (8) 37pts

2nd Ian Milne (14) 33pts

3rd Geoff Parker (13) 30pts

B-Flight

1st Jimmy Carr (19) 30pts

2nd Frank Quinlan (28) 29pts

3rd Trevor Priestely (18) 29pts

Near Pins: Mark Stanley (2), Mike Lloyd, Tony Berry

Wednesday, May 6, Bangpra — Stableford

Even with dark clouds overhead and the sound of thunder in the distance, 19 of the faithful assembled today to play one of our favorite courses.  With a chance to win a gift voucher from KPK Food Service, how could you stay at home just because of a little rain?  Your scribe had already informed the wife to be ready to fire up the BBQ as I’d be bringing home some nice steaks, even if I had to go over to Soi Yumae and buy them myself.

Unfortunately, I did have to make the trip over near Big C Extra as Jimmy Carr was the man of the day, posting an excellent 38 points to take first place in B-flight.  His compatriot — Frank Quinlan — took second on a count back over Peter Allen.

The best A-flight could do was 35 points by Geoff Parker.  Tony “I’m finally beginning to be able to see again” Robbins made a welcome return to the podium, taking second place with 34 points while Mark Stanley was disappointed not to be standing on the winner’s spot but was somewhat happy to settle for third place.

Surprisingly, the greens were not as slick as we’re accustomed to but, as always, the track was in great shape.

A-Flight

1st Geoff Parker (13) 35pts

2nd Tony Robbins (17) 34pts

3rd Mark Stanley (8) 32pts

B-Flight

1st Jimmy Carr (19) 38pts

2nd Frank Quinlan (28) 30pts

3rd Peter Allen (31) 30pts

Near Pins: Tony Robbins, Peter Allen, Tony Berry, Les Humphrey

Friday, May 8, Pattavia — Stableford

With storm clouds rumbling all around us we did the sensible thing and headed directly for the Tee box.  As my good friend Plucky Purcell would say, “I didn’t fly 10,000 miles to get to golf paradise to sit around in the club house”.

It wasn’t long before we were made aware of the folly of our decision however as the Marshall appeared and highly recommended that we take cover and let it pass.  As we were waiting, appropriately enough, a caddie sliced up a pineapple.  After a brief delay, we were able to complete the round without the threat of being hit by lightening.  The average score was just 32, but fun was had by all.

1st Ian Milne (14) 37pts

2nd Peter Allen (31) 37pts

3rd Jimmy Carr (19) 35pts

Near Pins: Mogens Jensen (2), Steve Durey, Colin Jones

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 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 check website: www. bunkersociety.com.

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