Results — Thurs Sept 21

There has been no rain at the course for at least 48 hours and the course is very playable as you can see from most of the scores.  We played preferred lies on the fairways today but it really wasn’t necessary.   In fact, the sign indicated that carts were allowed off the cart paths today.  There was a nice cloud cover and a light breeze which made the day almost pleasant.   7 Members and 1 Friend (Chuck) showed up to enjoy the morning.

Closest to the pins:

#3 — Peter,  #7 — BruceG,  #12 — Leo  (pin high, 2 inches left)  click here.   #17 — BruceG

BruceG and Graham shared the stableford money with 39 points each.   BruceG walked away with the most money but was heard moaning about missing his putt on the 18th.   click here.

It should be noted that Peter put 2 in the water on the 18th.  click here.

Scores:

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
39 77 Bruce G 8 7 170
39 91 Graham 22 6 110
33 92 Leo 17 3 -70
32 105 Bruce K 29 1 -190
33 88 Peter 13 2.5 -100
38 102 Les 32 5.5 80
26 100 Andrew 18 X
28 92 Chuck 12 X

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:15 AM at Santiburi.  All are always welcome.

 

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Results — Mon Sept 18

The golfing gods looked after us again after a couple of days of very heavy rain.
5 members turned up for an enjoyable game of golf — Peter R, Bruce G, Les, Graham and Andrew.   Leo joined us on the 10th tee so we split into 2 groups Leo , Graham and Les  followed by Peter, BruceG and Andrew.  BruceK dropped by for lunch.
Closest to the pins:   #3 — no one, #7 —  Les, #12 –Graham,  #17 — Peter
The stableford money was split by Graham and Les.
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
38 77 Bruce G 7 2 -150
39 91 Graham 22 6.5 75
35 91 Andrew 18 1 -200
39 101 Les 32 10.5 275
36 85 Peter 13 5 0

Leo had 18 points for 9 holes.

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:15 AM at Santiburi.  All are always welcome.

 

Chiang Rai Golfers  (please note the following)

For the next two weeks, please be advised that no golf has been organised because all of the committee members are away or out of action.
Those interested in playing please organise your own games.
There is booking at Waterford for 8.30 tee time on Tuesdays.

Results — Sat Sept 16th

“A rainy day at Santiburi plus a police competition”

3 intrepid, hardy members, BruceG, Les and Peter turned up at 8 am, (all hardy Celts and it will be noted later about some other members.) The start was delayed until 8.45 due to some rain.  We decided to play 50,50,50 baht best stableford front 9, back 9 and overall.

The rain held off mostly for the front 9 and some holes it was dry. As we reached the turn the rain got somewhat heavier and now we were caught up in the police competition making the back 9 very slow going.

Now as you all might be thinking what happened to the other members today, well our American cousin was back in the USA so his absence was acceptable, but as for our antipodean members, they showed their true hardy selves by remaining firmly indoors and rumour has it, they were seen wearing pink pussy hats and picking out new curtains in the local Home Depot store while their wife’s were at home cutting the grass.

 Anyway back to the more important issue about golf, the front 9 was won by BruceG on 16 pts, Les and Peter on 14.  The back 9 was also very close and coming down the 17th we were all within a point of each other and by this time there was a strong face wind and rain meeting us on the tee. Peter and Les bogeyed and BruceG wiped the hole which meant going to 18, Les and Peter had a 2 point lead over BruceG on the back 9 and we were all square on the match.

After some fantastic water play by Peter, his 2nd hit land and bounced in and his 4th ended up on the far side of the water near the green and near the water, after bouncing out and we will never know how.  Bruce and Les made it to the green the usual route only to look back at Peter balancing on tip toes trying to hit the green for 5 (oh to be left handed at this point).  Anyway enough of trying to make this sound fantastic, Bruce and Les made it in the hole to share the back 9 score and Peter had a 6 ft putt to also tie the back 9 but alas his valiant effort failed to find the bottom of the cup so he lost the back 9 as well.

Results:

BruceG won the front 9, BruceG & Les split the back 9,  BruceG won the overall

For the day:  Bruce up 225,  Les down 75,  Peter down 150

After much discussion in the clubhouse on the failure of some members to show up it was agreed that we would all try again on Monday.  However the back 9 greens are due to be hollow cored and sanded starting on Monday.  So there may be some complaints about course condition again.  And hopefully the new curtains in the antipodean houses are looking good.

 (report submitted by BruceG)

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:15 AM at Santiburi

 

Chiang Rai Golfers  (please note the following)

For the next two weeks, please be advised that no golf has been organised because all of the committee members are away or out of action.
Those interested in playing please organise your own games.
There is booking at Waterford for 8.30 tee time on Tuesdays.

Results — Thurs Sept 14

A partly cloudy day which became very hot at end.  There were 4 members –Andrew, Bruce G, Les and Graham and 2 friends Will and Bastiaan at Santiburi.   The course is currently undergoing a lot of work, some parts of fairways cored and sanded,  greens being sanded etc but still playable despite what some people have deemed a goat track.
The OOD ( Andrew )  decided that we would play a 3 man team game with best 2 scores counting.
Leo joined us for the back 9 to test out his back and seemed to play OK  (14 points in 9 holes).  Good to see him again.
Team1     Andrew, Will and Bastiaan
Team2     Les, Bruce and Graham
Name     Pts  (score)
Andrew    28  (98)
Will          26   (96)     Team Score 68   (each lost 100 baht)
Bastiaan   31 (95)
Les            27   (113)
Bruce        37    (79)   Team Score 77  WINNERS of 100 baht
Graham    32   (98)

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:15 AM at Santiburi

 

Chiang Rai Golfers  (please note the following)

For the next two weeks, please be advised that no golf has been organised because all of the committee members are away or out of action.
Those interested in playing please organise your own games.
There is booking at Waterford for 8.30 tee time on Tuesdays.

Updated handicaps — Sept 12

Changes:  Andrew up 1 to 18, BruceG up 1 to 8, Marc up 1 to 22, Steve up 1 to 36, Graham down 1 to 22, Les down 1 to 32.

Name Handicap Index Blue Handicap White tee comps
Members:
Andrew 16.4 18 up 1 17
Brian J 21.8 24 22
Bruce G 7.2 8 up 1 7
Darryl 17.1 18 17
Egbert 24.6 27 25
Graham T 20.4 22 down 1 21
5Points 26 26
Leo 16.2 17 16
Les 29.5 32 down 1 30
Marc 20.6 22 up 1 21
Peter R 12 13 12
Steve 33 36 up 1 33
Bruce K 30.7 31  plays 29 31

Results — Mon. Sept 11

5 members  played  today 5points Bruce G, Andrew, Les  and Graham.
It was  eerily  quiet  on the  tee boxes  today (you had  to  be  there) but  good fun  had by all and no rain but  hot.
Results  ;  Nearest pin
3.    No one
7.    Andrew  +2
12.  Bruce  G
17.  Andrew
Stableford:    Graham winner (40), Les (36)
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
31 83 Bruce G 6 6 60
40 91 Graham 23 3 -90
34 91 Andrew 17 6 60
36 105 Les 33 3 -90
34 100 5Points 26 6 60

Updated handicaps coming tomorrow.

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:15 AM

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Waterford Tuesday 12th 8.30am
  • Waterford Tuesday 19th 8.30am
  • Waterford Tuesday 26th 8.30am
  • Information about any Thursday games will be posted later.

Results – Saturday, September 9, 2017

“This, too, shall pass…”

Ah, what a difference a day makes.  When we last looked upon the fortunes of our intrepid SMAF fivesome of Les, Graham, Andrew, Bruce G, and 5Points, Les and Graham were the big winners and 5Points was grateful for his meager 18 points.  But, this, too shall pass away.  Today, the weather was overcast with a hint of rain, but the rain held off until the fivesome putted out on 18.  At least one member of the group was thinking about going home at the turn, but everyone gamely stayed with it until the end.  Perhaps getting a birdie and winning six skins helped make the decision to stay.  The only constant was Graham, who came in second place in the stableford and took the lion’s share of the skins.  Everyone else pretty much swapped places from last Thursday.  We played our regular skins game.  Here are the results:

Stableford

  • Winner:  5Points (36 points)
  • Runner-up:  Graham (33 points)

Closest to the Pins

  • Hole 3:  Bruce G
  • Hole 7:  Andrew
  • Hole 12:  Bruce G
  • Hole 17:  Graham
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
36 98 5Points 26 7.00 100
33 98 Graham 23 8 150
29 96 Andrew 17 7.00 100
28 113 Les 33 0.00 -250
27 87 Bruce G 6 3.00 -100

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:15 AM

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Waterford Tuesday 12th 8.30am
  • Waterford Tuesday 19th 8.30am
  • Waterford Tuesday 26th 8.30am
  • Information about any Thursday games will be posted later.

Dennis DiCesare – R.I.P.

Dennis

Photo from the Canada Cup Golf Tournament — July 14, 2017

Dennis was a long time resident of Chiang Rai.   In recent years he didn’t play much golf but those that got to play with him always had an enjoyable day.  A true gentleman that will be missed  by those that knew him.

Services for Dennis were held at Wat Chetuphon in Denha on Saturday, August 9.   The following photos were taken at the funeral.

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Results – September 7, 2017

The day opened with a light mist that dissipated and stayed away for the rest of the day.  The greens on the front nine are still a little bumpy after last week’s coring, but they are well on the way to recovery.  The course, apart from that, is in fairly good condition despite all the rain.

There were five members today.  We played our regular skins game.  Les and Graham dominated.  Here are the results:

Stableford

  • Winner:  Les (41 points)
  • Runner-up:  Graham (38 points)

Closest to the pins:

  • Hole 3:  Andrew
  • Hole 7:  Les
  • Hole 12:  Graham
  • Hole 17:  Bruce G

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
18 116 5Points 26 1.00 -200
38 94 Graham 23 11.00 300
34 80 Bruce G 6 1.00 -200
29 96 Andrew 17 2.00 -150
41 100 Les 33 10.00 250

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:15 AM

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Waterford Tuesday 12th 8.30am
  • Waterford Tuesday 19th 8.30am
  • Waterford Tuesday 26th 8.30am
  • Information about any Thursday games will be posted later.

     

     

 

Results — Mon Sept 4th

Overcast skies greeted 7 Members , Steve, Bruce G, Bruce K, Les, Marc, Andrew and Graham.
There was no rain but the humidity level was very high .
Normal skins game was the order of the day.
Nearest Pin
3  – Andrew
7  – no one
12  – Bruce G (2)
17  – Les
Stableford winner once again was Les with Andrew runner up.
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
33 81 Bruce G 6 3 -40
30 101 Graham 23 3.5 -5
26 103 Marc 21 0.5 -215
34 91 Andrew 17 5.5 135
29 114 Steve 35 3 -40
39 102 Les 33 8.5 345
28 109 Bruce K 29 29 1 -180
Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.   Please be at the course by 8.15am.

Chiang Rai Golfers:

  • Not confirmed — Thursday, Waterford 8:30 AM