Twelve golfers today for our visit to the monkey course on a bright sunny morning with a gentle breeze keeping temperatures at a reasonable level. The course was quiet and we able to tee off at our leisure, with no groups in sight ahead of us. The fairways were in good shape but the greens were slow, still recovering from recent maintenance. We welcomed back regular visitor Mike Lloyd, and he started the round in spectacular style by blobbing the first three holes before eventually getting his act together and scoring 20 points on the inward nine to record a respectable score, but not good enough to get into the frame. Top spot was claimed by the always steady Mashi Kaneta, one point clear of Tony Robbins; PJ Redmond made a welcome return to the podium taking third place.
1st Mashi Kaneta (hcp. 14) 33 points
2nd Tony Robbins (hcp. 14) 32 points
3rd PJ Redmond (hcp. 28) 31 points
Only two near pins were claimed: Duncan Lee and Kenny Chung.
Khaow Keow G.C. (A and B courses) Stableford
Although the car park was reasonably busy, it appeared that most other golfers had made an early start. We were able to make our way at leisure to the first tee. It was soon evident that an early start might have been a good idea, as it was another hot and humid day. Our three groups tackled the challenging A and B nines at Khaow Keow, where the fairways were not in great shape. Heavy mowing equipment was in evidence, so the fairways may soon be improved. Scoring was particularly difficult as the players sweltered. In the end, 30 points was sufficient to secure top spot for Tony Robbins, who is currently enjoying a good run of results, beating Gerry Cooney on a count-back. Newcomer Steve Wallace took third place and shared the four near-pin prizes with Takeshi Hakosaki.
1st Tony Robbins (hcp. 14) 30 points
2nd Gerry Cooney (hcp. 13) 30 points
3rd Steve Wallace (hcp. 10) 28 points
Near pins: Steve Wallace (2) and Takeshi Hakozaki (2)
Emerald G.C. (Medal) sponsored by KPK Foods
A good turnout for our first medal competition of the month with a KPK Foods voucher up for grabs by the winner. Once again the course was quiet. Although there’s still a considerable amount of GUR around, the fairways were in reasonable shape and the greens were running true. As the round progressed, cloud cover increased and a gentle breeze offered some relief from the oppressive heat endured during recent games. Despite the reasonably pleasant conditions, scoring on the day was on the low side with no player managing to play to his handicap. Once again Tony Robbins managed to nab first place on a count-back ahead of Mike Lloyd, and with two wins and a second place in the first three games of the month, Tony has taken the early lead in the Golfer of the Month competition. Tony’s win came with a generous (?) free-drop ruling when his ball bounced into a bunker on the sixth hole and disappeared down an animal’s burrowing hole. Despite Tony’s best efforts (including sticking his arm down the hole – better him than me!), the ball was not recoverable.
1st Tony Robbins (hcp. 14) nett 74
2nd Mike Lloyd (hcp. 14) nett 74
3rd Mashi Kaneta (hcp. 14) nett 75
Near pins: Steve Durey, Geoff Parker, Mike Lloyd and Mashi Kaneta.
The Bunker Boys are a PSC-affiliated golf society that play out of The Ranch bar on Third Road (in front of the fire station, almost opposite the Buffalo Bar). We play on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If you enjoy a fun day out, and a friendly but competitive golf competition, come and join us. We meet at The Ranch at 9 a.m. for breakfast and transportation. New players are always welcome. Contact Buff on 086 046 5091 or 080 605 5663 for all enquiries. You can find all the news, schedules and results on our website at www.bunkersociety.com.