The last shall be first


PSC Golf from The Bunker Boys at The Ranch

At an extraordinary plenary session of the standing committee a unanimous decision was reached — in the spirit of equalitarianism — to dedicate this week’s report to those Bunker Boys that rarely see their names in print, those true troopers that keep grinding it out round after round only to come up on the short end of the stick.  The results for this past week are therefore listed appropriately.

Monday, June 8, Bangpra — Stableford

Heading up the motorway I kept saying to myself “Rain rain go away and come again another day.”  Needless to say my chants didn’t appease the rain gods and my wish was ignored.  It rained all day — well, on the entire back nine.

The nine Bunker Boys that made the trip weren’t the only ones getting wet.  As it turns out the groundskeepers were mowing the greens as we played.  It feels a bit awkward yelling “fore” at a lawn mower on the green in the middle of the afternoon.

Last: Skinny Newton (26) 24pts

2nd Last: Bob Catlow (16) 25pts

3rd Last: Peter Allen (30) 25pts

Near Pins: PJ Redmond, Peter Allen, Bob Catlow

Wednesday, June 10, Burapha A & B — Stableford

We chose the wrong day to play this lovely course — a junior tournament was taking place (read crowded) and on one of the hottest days of the year buggies weren’t allowed on the fairways.  Why?  Who knows?  Just keep smiling.

All Geoff Parker could say was ‘ha ha’ as in nung, song, sam, see, ha.  Posting a 5 on every hole on the front is a bit out of the ordinary for a 12 handicapper.  Oh well, it got even worse on the back. Ha ha!

Last: Frank Quinlan (27) 18pts

2nd Last: Geoff Hart (22) 21pts

3rd Last Peter Allen (30) 23pts

Near Pins: Tony Robbins, Peter Habgood, Mashi Kaneta, Geoff Parker

Friday, June 12, The Emerald — Medal

If things keep going the way they are, i.e., the course keeps improving, we’ll have more of an incentive to head to Bang Chang than just hitting the bars afterwards.  Slowly, slowly the rise in green fees seems to be filtering down to the maintenance crew.

Looks like more bacon sandwiches for Tony as he was the proud recipient — again — of the KPK voucher.  He has to have the best stocked fridge in town.

Last: Richard Baldatto (21) net 83

2nd Last: Skinny Newton (26) net 78

3rd Last: Bob Catlow (16) net 77

Near Pins: Les Burns, Frank Quinlan, Bob Catlow

Note:  The Bunker Boys 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: