Bunker Boys Golf Report
Monday, December 14th
Pattana Resort & Country Club A & B.
Due to heavy overnight rain, the first fairway was sodden so it was decided to play pick, clean, and place, as it turned out the rest of the course was fine so it became unnecessary. The strong wind of recent time had abated so no problem in that regard today. For much of the round, we seemed to be the only people on the course, in the afternoon it started to fill up, one feels there may have been a special rate for late starters.
Curiously Jimmy didn’t have a birdie today despite his spectacular score, he left that to his playing partners, he did, however, win all three sixes so a very good day for him.
Wednesday, December 16th
The Vintage Club, Bangkok
Monday, December 11th
A special treat for the Bunker Boys today with a round at the beautiful Vintage Course in Bangkok, one of the more accessible city courses from Pattaya. Opened in 1996 and featuring an English Tudor-style clubhouse the course was in super condition. Fairways were like carpet and the greens excellent for putting, a good speed, and running true. Designed by Arthur Hills every hole offered a different challenge, and at a hard to refuse green/caddie fee of twelve hundred baht was well worth the extra drive, travel time from Pattaya was about one and a half hours. If there is one positive to come out of the COVID 19 pandemic it’s that some courses not normally available to us are now open for visitors at very good rates.
Friday, December 18th
The last game of the week was played at the Mountain Shadow Course in very windy conditions. Scores were adversely affected with only Les Cobban putting in a decent score, the rest were not worth mentioning. The course was in excellent condition apart from the bunkers which would benefit from some attention. A previous problem at this course was dogs digging holes on the greens, for the time being, they seem to have conquered this issue.
In a rich vein of form lately, Les Cobban took first place with thirty-five points, he also managed to snag two near pins. On a completely different path, Michael Brett took second place with twenty-eight points with yet another round laced with wipes. Tony Robbins took third.
Yet another victim of COVID 19 with Woodys Bar due to close on January tenth so the Bunker Boys will be homeless yet again. It’s becoming a bit tedious every couple of years finding a new residence made all the more difficult by needing space to accommodate lockers, so the search is on again.