Today was the day following the conclusion of the Singha Masters, and All-Thailand Tour professional golf tournament held annually at Santiburi Golf Club. The course management had been preparing the course all year for this tournament, and the course conditions were the best we have seen in a long time. That said, the rough was much longer than normal (especially around the sand traps), the greens were fast, and the course played much more difficult than usual.
Because of the great, pro-level conditions, we sent out wider invitations and encouraged many from the greater Chiang Rai golf community to join us. We had a great turnout, with nine members (5Points, Leo, Graham, Les, Merv, Peter, Bruce G, Bruce K, and Brian) and six friends (Rob, John F., Mark W., Rodney, Ross F., and Scott). Since we had 14 or more playing, we decided to separate into two flights, with eight low handicappers competing against each other, and the seven higher handicappers facing off among themselves. All players competed together for the closest-to-the-pin prizes on each par-3 hole.
Closest to the pins: #3 — Leo, #7 — BruceG, #12 — Peter, #17 John F
The high handicap stableford winner with the best score of the 2 groups was Brian with 38 points. Merv and BruceK split the 2nd money with 35 points each. The low handicap winners were BruceG and JohnF each with 35 points. The biggest money winner with 7 skins and a profit of 380 baht was JohnF.
|35||91||John F 18||7||380|
BruceG down 1 to 4, Les down 1 to 34, Marc up 1 to 20.
|Name||Handicap Index||Blue Handicap|
|Bruce G||4||4||down 1|