Results — Money List — Thursday Mar 2nd

For your information the following are proposed golf rule changes for 2019.

Thursday results 

Again an absolutely perfect day for golf — warm with a light breeze.   The course was quiet and we got around at our own pace.   The only negative was the greens had been recently sanded and fertilized which made the first 3 or 4 greens a bit slow due to the morning dampness.

There were 9 Santiburi members today — Brian, Darryl,  Egbert, Graham, 5Points, Jockey, Leo, Les, Marc and 1 Friend — Robert.

Closest to the pins — #3 — no one,  #7 — no one,   #12 — 5Points (13′),  #17 — Leo (27′)

The stableford was won by Graham with 39 points.  The newest Santiburi member, Egbert, was second with 38 points.  Egbert  was the big money winner with 5 skins for a 200 baht profit.  Of note today was that holes 11 through 17 were pushed.   The 8 skins on the last hole were split between 2 high handicappers that had 4 point pars — Jockey and Egbert.

Rounds played by Santiburi Members and Friends:   Jan 1 – Feb 28, 2016   —  184 rounds   Jan 1 – Feb 28, 2017 — 189 rounds.

To do something a little different we will be playing from the white tees on Saturday.

Our next rounds are Saturday and Monday — Please be at the course by 8:30 AM.

A reminder that the Bernie Memorial Tournament is at Waterford on Sunday, March 12th.   Details are coming very soon.

Scores for today:

stb score Players Skins Money
35 97 Brian 24 2.0 -70
34 93 Darryl 19 1.0 -160
38 97 Egbert 27 5.0 200
37 96 5Points 25 4.5 155
39 88 Graham 19 3.5 65
36 94 Jockey 22 4.5 155
31 95 Leo 18 2.0 -70
30 113 Les 35 2.0 -70
33 97 Robert 22 0.5 -205
90 Marc

Money List:   

Member 2017 May 2015->now per round
5Points 1724 -457 -2
Darryl 1391 1032 18
Les 803 98 4
BruceG 629 12310 87
Leo 574 2067 9
Graham 436 2121 9
Peter 323 863 31
Merv -67 -2975 -47
Josh -130 -1588 -38
Marc -250 -1022 -16
Egbert -305 -362 -8
BruceK -850 -2760 -67
Jockey -1083 1241 17
Brian -1218 -5204 -45




2 thoughts on “Results — Money List — Thursday Mar 2nd

  1. What? I’m leading the money list for 2017!!??

    Well, my handicap IS coming down. I hope the trend continues (both the winnings and the downward trajectory of my handicap). I played off 25 today vice 26 because that is what my USGA handicap yields when applied to Santiburi’s slope rating. I posted three rounds in the U.S. when I was there, and two of the three were quite low. I think I’m playing to a 25 right now (I shot a 37 stableford score today, so that is one stroke better than my handicap).


  2. Regarding the proposed rule changes: Here’s one that would definitely affect the way we play Hole 18.

    Proposed Change: Elimination of Opposite Side Relief for Red Penalty Areas March 1, 2017

    Modernizing Golf’s Rules: Overview and Resources

    Proposed Rule: New Rule 17.1c would remove the option to take relief on the opposite side of a red penalty area (the new term that would include what is today called a lateral water hazard):

    This means that, when a ball is in a red penalty area, the player would have three options for relief (all for a one-stroke penalty) rather than four options as today.
    But a Committee could still adopt a Local Rule allowing opposite side relief on those holes where it believes the other relief options are not viable.

    Reasons for Change:

    Opposite side relief is a complicated option that many players are not familiar with and that is seldom used.
    The primary purpose behind this relief was to give an extra relief option for the unusual cases where neither back-on-a-line relief (Rule 26-1b) nor lateral relief on the side where the ball entered the water hazard (Rule 26-1c(i)) seems viable and the player’s only realistic option is to take relief under penalty of stroke and distance (Rule 26-1a).
    In practice, opposite side relief is often taken when a player actually has adequate relief under one or both of the other relief options and thus serves only to give an unnecessary extra option that at times can seem too advantageous.
    This change would also help avoid any concern that, with the expanded use of red penalty areas, a player might be able to use the opposite side option to drop on the green side of the penalty area, thereby avoiding the challenge of having to play over the penalty area.


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