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PSC Bunker Boys at The Ranch

Monday, April 27, Mountain Shadow (Blue Tees) – Stableford

It would be hard to imagine getting more bang for your buck than you can at the beautiful Mountain Shadow G.C.  As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for”, except here, where you’re getting a lot more than you pay for.  It has to be the best deal in town and I hope management doesn’t read this and raise the green fees.

Colin’s win today (having already wrapped up the Golfer of the Month trophy) gave him four wins and two second place finishes for the month.  This guy is good.  Fortunately for the rest of us, he’s returning to the homeland for a brief spell to visit wife and family.  With very little sunshine, no palm trees, and wearing a drafty kilt, he probably won’t be able to play so well.

1st Colin Greig (9) 39pts

2nd P.J. Redmond (24s) 37pts

3rd Ian Milne (14) 35pts

4th Stuart Tinkler (16) 32pts

Near Pins: Tony Berry (2), Colin Greig, Jimmy Carr.

Wednesday, April 29, Phoenix Mountain & Ocean – Medal

Phoenix is finally beginning to recover and this formerly popular course is working to reestablish itself with Pattaya’s golf societies.  Today, in fact, marked only the second time in over a year that the Bunker Boys have graced this track with their appearance.  Undoubtedly, other societies will follow suit.

Try as they may do to reconnect with Pattaya’s golfers, the management at Phoenix couldn’t stop the rain today.  The downpour began not long after we were off and running and held us up for nearly an hour while we sheltered here and there.  It was to no avail however as we all got soaked to the bone.

We knew we were in trouble on Monday at Mountain Shadow when the ringleader of the “Carnforth Mafia” – Stuart Tinkler – forced his way onto the podium to claim fourth place.  We could sense that something was up as we could see his cronies – Ken Davidson, Colin Jones, and Geoff Williams lurking in the shadows.  Sure enough, they made their move today by taking first and third place, and a near pin.  It only remains to be seen what Geoff has in store for us.

1st Stuart Tinkler (16) net 71

2nd Ian Milne (13) net 74

3rd Colin Jones (24) net 75

Near Pins: Ken Davidson, Les Hall, Geoff Parker, Ian Milne.

Friday, May 1, Crystal Bay C & A – Medal

Workers unite!  But, please, not on the golf course.  As anticipated, being a national holiday, the course was a bit crowded and the pace of play was a little slower than average.  This didn’t hold back the 18 Bunker Boys that made the trip up the motorway however as they turned in a fine average net score of 75.

Ken (of the aforementioned Carnforth Gang) led the way with a net 70, bumping Geoff Parker into second on count back.  Peter Habgood rounded out the pay positions, taking third place with a net 71.

We always enjoy coming up to Crystal Bay and are looking forward to one day playing the B-course again.  One day soon, please!

1st Ken Davidson (21) net 70

2nd Geoff Parker (12) net 70

3rd Peter Habgood (21) net 71

Near Pins: Geoff Williams, Geoff Cox, Peter Allen, Takeshi Hakozaki.

Note:  The Bunker Boys are a PSCaffiliated 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.