Mon 30th Nov – Pattaya Country Club
A fireworks festival drew massive crowds to the city for the weekend. Crowds filled the beach and Beach Road, traffic chaos was everywhere and we had one of the best fireworks displays one could wish for to entertain the public. One would expect they had seen everything fireworks had to offer but this display had some new effects not seen before.
It will be heartening for all our usual overseas visitors unable to come this year to hear how readily the city sprung back to life again rightfully reclaiming its reputation as “The City of Fun.” There have been many claims that Pattaya will never be the same again but people may have to revise their thinking on that in light of this weekend.
A dull overcast unpleasant day weather-wise for the last game of the month, with a strong cool wind and occasionally spitting rain. The Bunker Boys decided to stay close to home with a round at Pattaya Country Club which was in excellent condition. A lot of repair and maintenance is currently being carried with several fairways re-turfed all along one half lengthwise, designated GUR so anybody on that side was required to lift and drop on the unrepaired side. This would appear to be an exercise to eliminate the coarse grass and when completed will make the course superb.
Today’s winner was Jimmy Carr with a solid thirty-seven points, a very good performance under the circumstances. Dave Ashman took second a stroke adrift whilst Tony Robbins brought up the rear with thirty-four. All the near pins were taken, one each to Jimmy and Dave and two to Bob Paine.
1st Jimmy Carr (16) 37 points
2nd Dave Ashman (22) 36 points
3rd Tony Robbins (19) 34 points
Near pins Jimmy Carr, Dave Ashman, & Bob Paine X 2.