Mon 12th Oct – Bangpra
For the past couple of weeks, Pattaya has endured grey overcast conditions with rain almost every day. It seems every week a new weather system develops in the South China Sea which brings widespread rain, cool conditions, and some flooding. It seems the Bunker Boys have been blessed so far by somehow avoiding most of it. Whilst it was raining in Pattaya Monday, the Bangpra course stayed dry. As for the course itself, it was back to peak condition; lush green, well-manicured with the greens getting back close to the speed for which they were once famous, the bunkers were well raked, and overall the course was excellent.
Geoff Atwell is becoming a regular in the winner’s circle, top-scoring again with thirty-three points. Les Cobban edged out Jimmy Carr for second place, he also took two near pins with a third going to Michael Brett.
Bangpra is known as the monkey course and today they were out in force. It seems they are unconcerned by lockdowns or social distancing and breeding like rabbits or monkeys as is the case, as their numbers swell to the point where a cull may need to be considered. Any golf bags left unattended is fair game for the little scavengers.
1st Geoff Atwell (24) 33 points
2nd Les Cobban (8) 32 points
3rd Jimmy Carr (19) 32 points
Near pins: Michael Brett & Les Cobban X 2.