Monday, September.25th, 2017
Pattaya Country Club (Blue Tees)
Following a weekend of heavy rain, we were pleasantly surprised the find the Pattaya Country Club course in very good order. A field of fourteen players fronted up for the first game of the week and were rewarded with pleasant playing conditions and good speed of play. A stiff breeze blew throughout the round to keep temperatures cool but curiously seemed to be in our faces for most of the round, not possible I know but it felt that way. Today we played off the blue tees and the general consensus of opinion was that the course played long. A curious thing happened to one of our members who had a white butterfly alight on his ball and despite repeated efforts to shoe it away the butterfly kept returning to his ball, eventually, he had to pick up his ball and put it in his pocket before ending the saga.
Today we saw the return to our ranks of Dave Ashman and Geoff Cox and were pleased to be joined in our round by Olivier Daniel from Serenity Hotel and Spa in Kabinburi.Round of the day went to Barry Murnin who returned a score of thirty-five points, second went to Neil Carter with thirty-two, Neil now seems to have an unassailable lead in the race for golfer of the month. Third went to Geoff Parker with thirty points. Overall scoring was again on the low side with most of the field only able to score in the twenties. Only two near pins were won, both by Jimmy Carr so Jimmy collected the lot.
1st Barry Murnin (18) 35 points
2nd Neil Carter (12) 32 points
3rd Geoff Parker (15) 30 points.
Near pins Jimmy Carr x 4
Wednesday 27th Sept 2017
Pleasant Valley (Blue Tees)
A smaller than expected turnout for our round at Pleasant Valley, a course that divides opinion, some find no fault with it while others who are short off the tee avoid it like the plague. Today the course was in excellent condition good except for the bunkers which were in need of some attention. A nice cooling breeze kept temperatures comfortable and play was brisk without being rushed. Overall the standard of scoring was good with a couple of players with twenty-one points on the front nine threatening to set the course alight only to falter on the back nine. Winner on the day was Geoff Parker with thirty-eight points, an excellent score on what can be a difficult course. Second place went to Jimmy Carr with thirty-six points beating Mike Brett into third place on countback. Near pins went to Colin Lane and Barry Murnin with one each while two went to Mike Brett.
1st Geoff Parker (15) 38 points.
2nd Jimmy Carr (16) 36 points.
3rd Mike Brett (15) 36 points.
Mike Brett x 2
Friday September. 29th
St Andrews (white tees)
A small turnout for one of the more expensive courses on our September roster. The course was as usual in magnificent condition, the weather fine if a bit hot and only a slight breeze so conditions were ideal. The course was almost empty so the pace of play was brisk and the round completed in under four hours.
Scoring was difficult and was reflected in the numbers returned. An Ausi new to the Bunker Boys, Colin Lane took first place of a ten handicap with thirty-four points. Barry Murnin took second a stroke back off an eighteen handicap, and Neil Carter took third with thirty-two points off a twelve handicap.
In contrast to last month when golfer of the month went down to the wire with a few players vying for the title, this month had a clear-cut winner in Neil Carter with daylight to second place.
1st Colin Lane (10) 34 points
2nd Barry Murnin (18) 33 points
3rd Neil Carter (12) 32 points