Christmas Day Dec 25th – Parichat
1st Michael Brett (17) 39 points
2nd Ken Davidson (23) 35 points
3rd Alan Sullivan (13) 33 points
Near pins Keith Norman, & Colin Greig X 3.
Having avoided this course for about eighteen months the Bunker Boys made a return to Parichat for a Christmas Day game in the rainbow format and what a good choice it turned out to be. The course was in the best condition of any we have played for months, green and well grassed and in absolutely excellent condition. Obviously, the course was well watered and with very few trees there was no leaf litter on the fairways. This course is ideally suited to the rainbow format which we played from the black, white and red tees. A special mention for the caddies who were very knowledgeable, professional, and a big help on a course where local knowledge and good information provides a huge benefit.
A number of changes have been carried out on the course since our last visit and were met with universal approval, they make the course much more playable and less quirky and also more enjoyable.
A reasonable field of eleven given the day enjoyed a hassle-free round in the spirit of the season. Scoring was a bit of a mixed bag with first-timers experiencing the difficulty of playing for position on the fairway and also choosing the most appropriate tee for each particular hole.
Alan Sullivan had a difficult day playing with two high handicap players, one of whom quit after nine holes in frustration. Nevertheless, Alan struggled on to take third place with thirty-three points. Ken Davidson had another solid round of thirty-five and took second place. Having played very poor golf for about two months and seen his handicap blow out from thirteen to seventeen Michael Brett found something today and took first place with thirty-nine points. Colin Greig looked like taking all the near pins but Keith Norman managed to snatch one from him.
The general feeling after the round was that given the changes made to the course and the fine condition in which it is presented we should consider playing there more often.