Williams wins at the double

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Bunker Boys Golf Society

Monday, Nov. 7, Mt. Shadow (blue tees) – Medal

A Flight

1st Gez Williams (15) net 69

2nd Tony Scrambler (12) net 70

3rd Jimmy Carr (16) net 72

B Flight

1st Gerry Cooney (17) net 71

2nd Eddie Kelly (19) net 73

3rd Ross Schiffke (21) net 74

Near Pins: Jimmy Carr, Gordon Melia, Gez Williams, Dave Ashman.

Ross Schiffke.
Ross Schiffke.

A good turnout with two flights at a course that has blossomed from all the rain, which persisted lightly for most of the game but the upside was that it kept everything cool.  The greens were good and ran true while the fairways had good ground coverage.  The bunkers were carefully trimmed around the perimeter but needed more care.  It is frustrating to see staff trimming around a bunker when weeds are growing inside it.

Gez Williams was able to hold Tony Scambler at bay, beating him by one shot.  Tony’s game relied heavily on his chipping and putting and Jimmy Carr, who was cut two shots, still managed to finish well.  Tony Robbins just missed out on third and felt he was robbed as an excellent chip on the 5th hole that was heading close to the pin hit a dog running past and cost him two shots.

Gerry Cooney easily won the B Flight, beating Eddie Kelly by two and Ross Schiffke by three.  Eddie is wondering what he needs to pull out of the bag to win after two second place finishes while Ross was disappointed with third after his two wins.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, Treasure Hill (yellow tees)- Stableford

A Flight

1st Gerry Cooney (17) 35pts

2nd Gez Williams (14) 35pts

3rd Keith Norman (14) 34pts

B Flight

1st P J Redmond (29S) 39pts

2nd Ross Schiffke (22) 35pts

3rd Tore Eliasen (20) 30pts

Near Pins: P J Redmond (2), Dave Ashman, Gerry Cooney

It started as a lovely clear day in bright sunshine but after a few holes the heavens opened and drenched the course, forcing everyone to take shelter and wait for some relief before continuing with the game.  Rain continued to fall lightly for the remainder of the first nine holes and it cleared on the back nine.  The course remained soggy and there were many shots lost to the conditions which had become really difficult.

In A Flight Gez Williams was in fine form, driving well and with a controlled short game however he faded little and Gerry Cooney caught him and won on a count back, both with 35pts.  Keith Norman started slowly but had a good back nine just failing to catch the leaders with 34pts.

The star of the day was the old silver fox PJ Redmond, relishing the advantages of the silver tees he collected two near pins and romped home in B Division with a fine 39pts.  Ross Schiffke was again on the podium taking second with 35 and Tore Eliasen third with 30.

Friday, Nov. 11, Khao Kheow – Stableford

A Flight

1st Gez Williams (14) 37pts

2nd Neil Carter (13) 36pts

3rd Keith Norman (14) 35pts

B Flight

1st Ross Schiffke (22) 38pts

2nd Mike Brett (19) 34pts

3rd Ken Davison (24) 33pts

Near Pins: Stewart Tinkler, Mike Brett, Gez Williams

Always a pleasure to play at Khao Kheow where the course was beautifully presented and the weather was excellent with no hint of rain for a change.

It was a case of the same old faces in the top places.  We welcomed back Neil Carter after his recent altercation with a truck and it didn’t seem to affect him as he shot an excellent 36pts.  However, that was not enough to beat Gez Williams who after an average front nine peeled off 5 pars in a row on the back nine to win with 37.  Third place was closely fought with Keith Norman again finishing strongly and holding off Tony Robbins and Gordon Melia to win on a count back with 34pts.

B Flight was all Ross Schiffke again (Mr Handicapper!!) celebrating his wedding with 38pts and easily winning from Mike Brett (34) and a surprised Ken Davison with 33.

Certainly it was Gez Williams’ week with 2 firsts and a second closely followed by Ross Schiffke with a first a second and a third.