Monday, February 5th Greenwood


Monday, February 5th
1st Colin Greig (10) Net 72
2nd Jimmy Carr (18) Net 73
3rd Keith Norman ((16) Net 73
4th Stan Stoker ((30) Net 74
5th John Hughes (19) Net 74
6th Ian Rattray (12) Net 75
Near Pins Alan Harris, Roger Touhy, Geoff Parker
Today’s report begins on a very somber note, it is with profound sadness that we have to report the passing of one of our members Dave Gow. Dave had fought a six-year battle with the Big C and finally succumb to his illness over the weekend at the untimely age of sixty-one. Dave had been a member of the Bunker Boys for only two years and in that time had made several visits to Pattaya and made many friends along the way. He proved to be an able golfer and an all-round good guy. He will be sadly missed by all at the Bunker Boys, may he rest in peace.
Twenty-five golfers made their way to Greenwood for today’s round played in pleasant conditions on a course in good shape. Having won back to back golfer of the month trophies it seems Colin Greig wants to continue in the same vein taking the honors today with a well-compiled net seventy-two. Jimmy Carr’s game is also in good shape and he took second on countback from Keith Norman in third. Stan Stoker made his first appearance in the winners circle taking fourth from John Hughes on countback while Ian Rattray brought up the rear with seventy-five. Only three near pins were claimed with Alan Harris, Roger Touhy and of course Geoff Parker taking the honors.

Wednesday, February 7th
Bunker Boys 4th Memorial Competition
Winner Colin Greig 40 points
2nd Jim Carlson 40 points
3rd Bobby Collins 39 points
Team winners
Collins Bar, Bobby Collis, John O’Brien, Peter Ryan, Dermot Eagen.
Ninety-seven golfers from around Pattaya participated in the fourth Bunker Boys annual memorial competition held at the Khao Kheow course. The organisers of the event Colin Greig, Geoff Parker, and Neil Carter put a tremendous amount of preparatory work, as a result, the event ran smoothly with no hiccups. There were two flights, with the cut set at seventeen. Prizes were on offer on every hole for both flights so there was plenty to play for in addition to the team prize and the individual winner prizes. Continuing his recent run of excellent form the individual winner was Colin Greig with forty points beating Jim Carlson on countback.with Bobby Collins in third with thirty-nine. The team event was won by Collins Bar with the team of Bobby Collis, John O’Brien, Peter Ryan, and Dermot Eagen, a team with a few Irish names amongst them. Following the game, the after match function and presentation of prizes was held at the Robin Hood, where an excellent spread of Thai food and a carvery were on offer. It’s fair to say that the event was a big success and should continue to be a big drawcard for local golfers into the future.

Friday, February 9th
Crystal Bay
1st Neil Carter (14) 37 points
2nd Alan Harris ((8) 36 points
3rd Colin Greig (9) 34 points
4th Keith Hemmings (22) 33 points
5th Keith Norman (16) 33 points
6th Les Cobban ((10) 33 points
Near Pins Tom Stokes, Keith Norman, Keith Hemmings, and Mark Stanley.
Today’s round was scheduled for the King Naga course and after a call to confirm our booking we found that our booking was in their system so there were no caddies available. After a hasty ring around a game was rescheduled for the Crystal Bay course so full credit to Crystal Bay for fitting us in and a big raspberry to King Naga for incompetence. This is just another example of why some courses do well while others languish at the bottom of the pile. As always Crystal Bay was in good condition except for a few bunkers that would benefit from a good raking. Scores were lower than usual at this course, the winner was Neil Carter with thirty-seven points. Second, went to Alan Harris with thirty-six while Colin Greig who cant stay out of the winner’s circle took third with thirty-four. The remaining places were filled by players with thirty-three points separated by countback. Near pins went to Tom Stokes visiting from South Africa, Keith Hemmings, Keith Norman, and Mark Stanley.

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