Bunker Boys 6/7
Monday, July 2nd
1st Peter Allen (32) 37 points
2nd Stuart Mann (23) 36 points
3rd Les Cobban (9) 35 points
Near pins Frank Quinlan, Takeshi Hakozaki, Geoff Parker, Les Hall.
A new month of golf kicked off at the Kings Naga course where a field of eleven participated. The weather was fine and the course in good condition with the exception of the greens which had recently been cored and sanded and provided a real challenge with variable speeds and very bumpy surface. The sand had not been brushed in properly and some areas were covered totally by sand while others received none. The speed of play was just about right with no delays and the round completed in under four hours.
Peter Allen took top spot with a round of thirty-seven points, Peter is starting to regularly return some excellent scored so a cut in handicap may be imminent. Second place went to Stuart Mann one shot adrift while the ever-reliable Les Cobban took third on thirty-five points. Near pins went to Takeshi Hakozaki, Frank Quinlan, Geoff Parker, Les Hall
Wednesday, July 4th
1st Neil Carter (12) 38 points
2nd Kob Glover (31) 36 points
3rd Alan Sullivan (14) 35 points
Near pins Jimmy Carr, Geoff Parker, Chris Della-Mare X 2
On America’s national day it seemed odd that we didn’t have a single American amongst our ranks today. A field of twelve made their way to Khao Khoew Country club for our midweek round. Conditions for golf were almost perfect with moderate temperatures, bright skies, and a pleasant cool breeze blowing. Play was not as fast as it might have been as a few slow groups were out before us, so a little waite here and there, nevertheless the round was completed within four hours which was acceptable. We were allocated the B and C nines where the course was in excellent order except for the tee boxes which were a bit ragged and could do with some attention.
Neil Carter took first place today with a score of thirty-eight points an excellent score by any measure on this challenging layout. Our only lady member Kob Glover took second place with a fine thirty-six, Kob is relatively new to golf and already showing signs she will be a force in the future with a free-flowing swing and an ideal temperament for golf. Alan Sullivan who had an excellent back nine took third with thirty-five points beating Robbie Watts on countback. Newcomer Chris Della-Mare made a fine contribution to the delinquent fund by taking two near pins and not showing up for the presentation, Jimmy Carr and Geoff Parker took the other two and despite a lot of encouragement did not contribute to this worthy cause.
Friday, July 6th
1st Neil Carter (12) 38 points
2nd Les Hall (23) 37 points
3rd Jimmy Carr (17) 36 points
Near pins Stuart Mann, Takeshi Hakozaki, Les Cobban X 2.
Despite a few notable absentees, today’s role up of fourteen was an excellent low season turn out for a round at the popular Pattavia course. As always the course was in fine condition, the greens are now back to the speed for which this course became renowned. Coupled with not so subtle undulations putting was going to be a challenge and a few golfers suffered McIlroy syndrome on the greens. When someone is on their game it doesn’t seem to matter what the conditions are as was the case today with our winning group. Neil Carter took top position with an excellent round of thirty-eight points for the second time in two days. Second, went to Les Hall who is now starting to appear in the winner’s circle with monotonous regularity on a score of thirty-seven points whilst Jimmy Carr rounded out the winner’s circle in third on thirty-six points. Near pins went to Stuart Mann, Les Hall, and two to Les Cobban.
Double winner Neil Carter