Tinkler tastes victory at Crystal Bay

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PSC Golf Bunker Boys at The Ranch

Monday, May 2, Crystal Bay B & C – Stableford

1st Stuart Tinkler (15) 40pts

2nd Tony Robbins (14) 39pts

3rd Les Burns (32) 33pts

Near Pins: Geoff Parker, Stuart Tinkler, Garry Bright.

Yet another hot humid day in the land of smiles saw three groups make their way to a regular course on our schedule.  Surprisingly, even though it was a holiday there were not many on the course and we had a comfortable round without holdups.

Tony Robbins was convinced he had won the day with his 39 points only to find he had been pipped at the post by an inform Stuart Tinkler with 40.

The greens were in good condition but the fairways are suffering from a lack of rain.

Wednesday, May 5, Silky Oak – Stableford

1st Mike Johns (16) 45pts

2nd Jimmy Carr (18) 35pts

3rd Mashi Kaneta (16) 35pts

Near Pins: Geoff Parker, Mashi Kaneta, Les Humphrey.

Only nine players turned out for this venue even though it is a favorite of many of our players who like the challenge of the course from the longer tees.  However, the first group unknowingly teed off from the more forward tees resulting in easier carries over the numerous water features.  This was evident from the winning score of 45 points by Mike Johns, a clear ten points ahead of second and third.

The greens and fairways were in good condition.

Friday, May 6, Greenwood – Medal

1st Neil Carter (16) net 66

2nd Patrick Kelly (1) net 69

3rd Mashi Kaneta (16) net 73

Near Pins: Geoff Cox, Neil Carter, Patrick Kelly.

A good turnout of 14 players for what must be the best value for money course in the area.  We were greeted by the greenest course we have encountered since the start of the heatwave, with well grassed fairways and greens in excellent condition.

Neil Carter was really on form today, shooting a two over par front nine before running into problems after a thunderstorm delayed play for about 15 minutes.  Wet conditions were obviously unusual resulting in a few unnecessary dropped shots.  Mention must also be made of Patrick Kelly who also shot a sub-par round off his 1 handicap.

On the trip back to the Ranch many of the golfers expressed their desire to return to this venue soon.

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.