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Golf from The Bunker
Monday 1st September: Treasure Hill 1st PJ Redmond (hcp 19) 31 points 2nd William Macey (hcp 10) 28 points 3rd John McDonald (hcp 6) 28 points.
The long drive to Treasure Hill is always a pain but the beautiful but very challenging course makes the journey worthwhile. And as usual the course lived up to its reputation putting the Bunker Boys through torture as the scores were to reflect. PJ Redmond came out on top with a pretty ordinary 31 Stableford points while William Macey and John McDonald both came in with 28 points, William taking second place on a count back. If you need any more proof that this is one of the toughest tracks around the fact that only two par three greens were hit will show you, the two prizes went to Gerry Cooney and Richard Scoby.
Wednesday 3rd September: Bangphra
1st Alan Sullivan (hcp 12) 36 points
2nd Reg Smart (hcp 24) 35 points
3rd Geoff Parker (hcp 15) 35 points
Playing golf at the vastly improved Bangphra is getting better all the time.
The maintenance carried out on the fairways and greens has improved the course immensely and the work that has been done on the clubhouse makes this course great value for money. I’m told the Japanese style toilets are a treat in themselves. Duncan Lee going to the extreme of having Chili for breakfast in the Bar to make sure he needed to visit the loo when he got to the course!
On the playing side Alan Sullivan continues to improve his golf getting down to a 12 handicap from 19 only a few months ago. Alan won with 36 Stableford points beating old warhorse Reg Smart into second place on a count back. Geoff Parker took third just one point further back. Geoff won two of the near pin prizes too with Alan Sullivan and JJ Harney claiming the other two.
Friday 5th September: Crystal Bay
1st Mashi Kaneta (hcp 12) net 71
2nd Stan Kure (hcp 12) net 73
3rd Geoff Coc (hcp 12.9) net 77
1st Richard Scoby (hcp 13) net 73
2nd Geoff Parker (hcp 15) net 73
3rd Colin Stokes (hcp 23) net 73
There was a big turn out for the ever popular Crystal Bay and the field was split into two flights, the cut being hcp 12.9. This put Geoff Cox (hcp 12.9) into the A flight and Richard Scoby (hcp 13.0) in the B flight; this was to have some significance as the results show. There was a three way tie in the B Flight with a count back deciding that “Scoby” won. Geoff Parker got second and unlucky Colin Stokes had to settle for third place. The A Flight was more clear-cut where Mashi won by two shots ahead of Stan Kure (playing on his “home” course) and Geoff Cox being fortunate to get in the A Flight to take third place.
Near pins were shared around too, going to William Macey, Colin Stokes, Peter Habgood and Duncan Lee -(who did have the pleasure of visiting the loo!).