Results: Monday, December 11, 2017

Rain overnight softened the course and made some of the bunkers resemble water hazards, but the course remains in excellent condition otherwise.

Today we had six participants:  five members and one friend, Ralph.  We played our regular skins game from the blue tees (Ralph played form the white tees).  Ralph will play one more round with us, on Thursday, before heading back to his other paradisiacal abode in Hawaii.  Egbert is heading out tonight for Germany, returning after the new year.

Graham reported a dismal front nine, but he came on strong in the end, including a spectacular hit-the-pin approach and short putt for birdie to get five points on 18.  That put him over the “real” 5Points by one point to win the stableford prize.  Bruce G took closest on Hole 3 (if you can call 25+ feet “close”).  No one hit the 7th green, and Egbert did the “Walk of Shame” on the 12th.  That left the 17th worth three skins.  Of course, Bruce G couldn’t pass up such a delectable opportunity, and thus he won all four closest skins.  Has that ever happened before?  Why, yes it has!

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Graham (36 Points)
  • Runner-Up:  5Points (35 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Bruce G
  • Hole 7:  No One
  • Hole 12:  No One (Egbert did the Walk of Shame)
  • Hole 17:  Bruce G (x3)
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
35 103 5Points 30 6.00 110
33 99 Brian 24 2.50 -100
31 101 Egbert 24 1.50 -160
34 80 Bruce G 6 6.00 110
26 118 Ralph – W 36 2.00 -130
36 94 Graham 22 7.00 170

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM)

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Waterford, Tuesday, December 12, 9am

 

 

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Results: Saturday, December 9, 2017

The day started out looking like rain, but it never materialized.  The course had had some rain over night, however, and was a little muddy in a few places — nothing substantial.

We had seven participants:  six members and one friend, Ralph.  We played our regular skins game off the blue tees (Ralph, white tees).

No one was putting up highlights for ESPN sportscenter.  Egbert won the stableford and Bruce G came in second.  Four of the group — more than half — tied at a measly 30 Stableford points.  Egbert edged Bruce G for closest on the 3rd hole.  Bruce got the 7th and the 17th.  Graham hit a nice shot to take the 12th away from Ralph.

There was some excitement between 5Points and Bruce G.  They made their normal side bet — 100 baht on the total stableford score, with the proviso that if either score was below 30 points, the bet is off.  After 5Points skidded to a mere 10 points on the front nine, it appeared the bet would be off!  5Points, never one to let himself get off the hook so easily, pressed Bruce G on the back 9, with the cut-off 15 points.  Bruce G accepted the bet, but then immediately reeled off 5 bogies for one point each, while 5Points got his game into action.  It turned out both bets were on, with 5Points scoring exactly 30 (20 points on the back).  Bruce G scored 16 points to lose the back nine but win the over-all.  No blood!  5Points reported later that if he had simply missed his last putt, he would have won the back nine and had no contest on the overall, meaning +100 baht for him.  But integrity and love for the game and the spirit of sportsmanship, yada yada yada, won the day and he tapped in his final putt to score 30.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Egbert (35 Points)
  • Runner-Up:  Bruce G (34 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Egbert
  • Hole 7:  Bruce G
  • Hole 12:  Graham
  • Hole 17:  Bruce G
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
30 108 5Points 30 2.00 -110
30 102 Brian 24 0.50 -215
35 97 Egbert 24 7.00 240
34 80 Bruce G 6 4.00 30
30 114 Ralph – W 36 3.00 -40
30 100 Graham 22 3.50 -5
31 96 Andrew 19 5.00 100

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM)

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Waterford, Sunday, December 10, 8.30am  See Rob for details on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk.
  • Waterford, Tuesday, December 12, 9am

Results — Thurs Dec 7th

Another perfect day for golf at Santiburi , cool – overcast skies , that’s why we live here, anyway enough rubbing it  in to those that don’t.   We had 5 Members – Bruce G, Egbert, Brian J, Graham and Andrew and 1 friend Ralph.
It was decided that we would have a team game playing 6 -6 and 6
Team Jolly Dinger – Egbert , Bruce G and Brian (Jolly Dinger)
Team Ralph – Ralph , Andrew and Graham
1st 6 Team Jolly Dinger 16pts
         Team Ralph         18pts
2nd 6 Team Jolly Dinger 31pts
          Team Ralph         30pts
3rd 6 Team Jolly Dinger 29pts  Total 76
          Team Ralph         29pts  Total 77 WINNERS
Team Ralph wins 50bht each
Individual Scores
Bruce G  34pts     77
Brian J    29pts     99
 Egbert   34pts     98
Ralph     28pts     109
Andrew  36pts     90
Graham   37pts   83
Just a reminder that next Monday 11 Dec is a Public Holiday.
Santiburi Members and Friends play every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.   All are always welcome.

Updated handicaps / money list

Handicaps:

Changes:   Brian down 2 to 24,  BruceG up 1 to 6, Egbert down 1 to 24,  Graham up 1 to 22

Name Handicap Index Blue Handicap White tee comps
Members:
Andrew 17.2 19 17
Brian J 22.6 24 DOWN 2 22
Bruce G 5.5 6 UP 1 5
Darryl 17.1 18 17
Egbert 22.6 24 DOWN 1 23
Graham T 20 22 UP 1 20
5Points 28.3 30 CAPPED 30 28
Leo 16.2 17 16
Les 28 30 28
Marc 21.5 23 22
Peter R 12 13 12
Steve 33 36 33
Bruce K 30.4 33 31
Friends
Colin 16 assigned 15
Will 12.6 14 13
Ralph P 40.4 CAPPED 36  41

Those playing off the white tees need to subtract 3 from their white tee handicaps when playing against those on the blues.

Member’s Money List :

member 2017 skins only 2017 all comps 2015-now per round
BruceG 1551 3156 14587 61
Les 3308 2983 2278 26
Leo 1794 1769 3362 11
Darryl 1411 1411 1052 17
Egbert 280 530 473 6
5Points 1484 429 -1652 -6
Peter 792 272 812 18
Steve -20 -120 -1629 -65
Marc 50 -260 -1032 -12
Brian -569 -369 -4305 -29
Andrew -635 -925 -2542 -45
BruceK -1142 -1192 -3052 -61
Graham -1426 -1236 499 1

 

Results: Monday. December 4, 2017

Weather beautiful, Santiburi in perfect condition – another late fall day in Chiang Rai.  What’s not to like?

We had seven participants today – six members and one friend, Ralph.  We played our regular skins game from the blue tees, except for Ralph, who played from the white tees.  Brian once again dominated, winning the stableford prize and the most skins.  However, Egbert and 5Points got in some action as well, taking 4.5 skins each, partially on the strength of getting closest on the par-3 holes.  Graham was second on the stableford score, but ended up being a (minor) donator.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Brian (38 Points)
  • Runner-up:  Graham (37 points)

Closest-to-the-pins:

  • Hole 3:  Bruce G
  • Hole 7:  No One
  • Hole 12:  Egbert
  • Hole 17:  5Points
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
32 106 5Points 30 4.50 65
38 96 Brian 26 6.50 205
35 98 Egbert 25 4.50 65
31 82 Bruce G 5 2.50 -75
28 116 Ralph – W 36 2.00 -110
37 92 Graham 21 3.50 -5
35 103 Les 30 1.50 -145

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM)

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Tuesday, December 5, Waterford 9am

 

Results: December 2, 2017; Participation Stats

Participation Statistics, January – November 2017:

Number of rounds played by Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Jan 1 – Nov 30, 2016 :  833
  • Jan 1 – Nov 30, 2017 :  892

Another beautiful day at pristine Santiburi.  We had six participants: five members and one friend, Ralph.  We played our regular skins game from the blue tees, except for Raplh, who played from the white tees.

5Points, who is once again side-betting with Bruce G, lost to Bruce by one Stableford point.  Hold that thought firmly in your mind.

Brian and Bruce G tied to win the Stableford prize, with 36 points each.

A highlight of the round is that Ralph won a closest-to-the-pin prize, his first ever.  He was the closest on Hole #3.  No one hit the green on Hole #7.  Bruce G was the closest among his group on hole #12, but it was still quite a long way away.  Both Brian and Egbert hit the green on #12, but they were farther away than Bruce G.  5Points hit a beautiful shot to within 15 feet, well within Bruce G’s shot.  However, he did the Walk of Shame.  Had he merely parred the hole, he would have won two skins for closest, tied Egbert for the hole, and tied with Bruce G and Brian for the best Stableford score, and tied Bruce G for their side bet.  Who knew so much was riding on that 3-foot par putt?  If he would have birdied it, even more skins and accolades would have been heaped at his feet.

As Graham say, “If me auntie had cojones” (I’m paraphrasing for a broad audience) “she’d be me uncle!”

Bruce G won closest on 17.

Graham, who won everything in sight last time, could only muster 26 points today, but he was still pleased to win a couple of skins anyway.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner and Runner-Up:  Bruce G & Brian (36 points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Ralph
  • Hole 7:  No One
  • Hole 12:  Bruce G (x2)
  • Hole 17:  Bruce G

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
35 103 5Points 30 3.50 -40
36 98 Brian 26 5.00 50
35 98 Egbert 25 2.50 -100
36 77 Bruce G 5 6.50 140
32 112 Ralph (W) 36 5.50 80
26 103 Graham 21 2.00 -130

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM)

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Sunday, December 3, Happy City, 8.30am (Special price of 1400 baht including buggy, provided you show your Thai driver’s license).  Contact Rob Parish on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk if you want to play.
  • Tuesday, December 5, Waterford 9am

 

Results: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Another sunny, mild late fall day.  The course is in excellent condition.

We had seven participants today:  five members and two friends, Ralph and Uli.  Uli is playing his last round with us (for now), as he is returning the real world, where one must work for a living and can’t play golf nearly everyday in the tropical sunshine.  Too bad for Uli!  We really enjoyed your company, Uli!  Please come back soon.

We played our regular skins game from the blue tees, except for Ralph, who played form the white tees.  Graham literally won all the money today, as he was the only person who did not have to donate something.  He and Egbert tied for the Stableford honors, and Graham also won three of the four closest-to-the-pin prizes (Bruce G won the other one).

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner/Runner Up:  Graham & Egbert (38 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Bruce G
  • Hole 7:  No One (It is rumored that Bruce G did the Walk Of Shame, but he declaimed that he had no shame.  I guess it is the Walk of No Shame)
  • Hole 12:  Graham (x2)
  • Hole 17:  Graham

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
35 103 5Points 30 2.00 -110
33 101 Brian 26 1.00 -180
32 93 Uli 17 1.50 -145
38 95 Egbert 25 3.00 -40
34 79 Bruce G 5 3.50 -5
32 112 Ralph – W 36 3.00 -40
38 91 Graham 21 11.00 520

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM)

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Sunday, December 3, Happy City, 8.30am (Special price of 1400 baht including buggy, provided you show your Thai driver’s license).  Contact Rob Parish on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk if you want to play.
  • Tuesday, December 5, Waterford 9am

 

Results: Monday, November 27, 2017

An overcast day with mild temperatures, outstanding for golf.  The course is in excellent condition.  This being maintenance Monday, the staff were hard at work poking small holes in the front nine greens, so the starter requested we play the back nine first.  By the time we arrived at the front nine, the greens looked nearly unblemished, and the work had no effect whatsoever.

Today we had nine participants:  seven members and two friends, Ralph and Uli.  We played our normal skins game from the blue tees, except for Leo and Ralph, who played from the white tees.  No one hit the 7th (last) par 3, so that closest-to-the-pin prize was not awarded.

Brian rolled to victory today, taking the Stableford top spot with 39 points, and winning 9.5 skins to take the top money as well.  5Points came in second on both the Stableford (36) and the skins total as well. Ralph was the only other player to come out on the positive side, winning 30 baht.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Brian (39 Points)
  • Runner-Up:  5Points (36 Points)

Closest to the pins:

  • Hole 12:  Les
  • Hole 17:  Egbert
  • Hole 3:  Brian
  • Hole 7:  No One — Not Awarded

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
36 102 5Points 30 4.00 120
39 95 Brian 26 9.50 615
28 93 Leo – W 13 1.00 -150
30 95 Uli 17 2.00 -60
31 102 Egbert 25 2.00 -60
29 109 Les 30 2.50 -15
27 86 Bruce G 5 0.00 -240
28 116 Ralph – W 36 3.00 30
32 97 Graham 21 0.00 -240

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM)

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Waterford, Tuesday 28 November, 7.50am (Walking special 550 baht)

 

Results: Saturday, November 25, 2017

It rained last night and this morning (contrary to the weather forecast) and that was enough to scare off a few of our regular members and friends.  However, three fearless members braved the elements (5Points, Egbert and Brian).  By start time, the rain had been over for well over an hour, and the course was in perfect condition.  The weather remained cool and overcast all day.

We played our regular skins game off the blue tees.  Brian got 40 points to take the Stableford prize, with 5Points posting 34 to take runner-up.  No one hit a par-3 green all day, with the exception of Egbert on hole 17, and he converted his par to take four skins.

Here are the results:

Stableford

  • Winner:  Brian (40 Points)
  • Runner-Up:  5Points (34 Points)

Closest-to-the-pins:

  • Hole 3:  No One
  • Hole 7:  No One
  • Hole 12:  No One
  • Hole 17:  Egbert (4 Skins)
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
34 104 5Points 30 5.00 -80
40 94 Brian 26 11.00 100
28 105 Egbert 25 7.00 -20

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM)

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Waterford, Sunday 26 November, 8.30am Contact Rob Parish on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk to confirm.
  • Waterford, Tuesday 28 November, 7.50am (Walking special 550 baht)

Results: Thursday, November 23, 2017

For our American friends, Happy Thanksgiving Day!

The sky threatened rain all day but it never arrived.  The course is in pretty good condition. Although all greens have been lightly sanded, and several of the back nine tee boxes have had a good measure of sand laid down on them, there was generally no effect on play.

We had six participants today:  five members and one friend (Uli).  All played from the blue tees.  We split into two threesomes and played split sixes, with the one best stableford score counting as the team score for the first six holes, the sum of the two best scores for the next six holes, and the sum of all three scores for the final six holes.  The bet was 50 baht per player for each six and another 50 baht for the total, or 200 baht per player.

Team 5Points consisted of 5Points, Graham, and Bruce G.  Team Egbert consisted of Egbert, Brian, and Uli.

Team Egbert edged Team 5Points by one point on the first six, and beat them by three on the second six, to take a commanding lead.  Team 5Points won the final six by three, but that was not enough to win the total score, as Team Egbert remained ahead by one.  Thus, the members of Team Egbert each won 100 baht.

 

Team First Six Second Six Third Six Total
T. 5Points 16 30 32 78
T. Egbert 17 33 29 79
Player Score  Won (Lost)  H’Cap  Net Score
5Points 37  (-100)  30  101
Brian 35  100  26  99
Uli 34  100  17  91
Bruce G 33  (-100)  5  80
Egbert 31  100  25  102
Graham 30  (-100)  21  99

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM)

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Waterford, Friday 24 November, 8.30am
  • Waterford, Sunday 26 November, 8.30am Contact Rob Parish on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk  to confirm.
  • Waterford, Tuesday 28 November, 7.50am (Walking special 550 baht)