Today we had five members: 5Points, Graham, Bruce G, Brian, and Merv. We played our normal skins game. The conditions are still spectacular, although the rough is, well, rough. Several of us lost considerable distance and accuracy hitting shots from the rough, sometimes just inches from the fairway. Recent rains made the situation just that much more difficult. Although Graham won the Stableford and Merv came in second, they came in next to last and last, respectively, on the skins total. Graham was getting his parade rained on all day! Good he has that brand new Singha umbrella. See the scores, attached. Here is the results summary:
Closest to the pins: No one won hole #3. Bruce G won hole #7 for two skins. Brian was the only one to hit #12, and Graham hit beautiful shot to within 15 feet of a back pin on #17, to best Bruce G by about 3 feet.
— Graham (1st Place): 35 points
— Merv (2nd Place): 33 points
— Brian: 32 points
— 5Points: 31 points
— Bruce G: 30 points
— Brian (8 skins): +150 baht
— 5Points (7 skins): +100 baht
— Bruce G (6 skins): +50 baht
— Graham (3 skins): -100 baht
— Merv: (1 skins) -200 baht
— Monday, April 17: Be at Santiburi a 8:15 AM
— Thursday, April 20: Be at Santiburi at 8:15 AM
Chiang Rai Golfers : Waterford, Sunday & Tuesday, 8:30 AM.
SPECIAL NOTE: Santiburi is hosting the Singha Amateur event on Sunday April 30th. SMAF has reserved 8 slots, and 7 slots are already spoken for (meaning there is one slot available – TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE BEFORE 5Points CANCELS THE REMAINING SLOT!). This is an 18-hole shotgun event with prizes hosted by Santiburi golf club. The entry fee is THB 3,500, which provides each participant with a Singha logo Golf Bag, Singha logo clothes/shoes duffel, and Singha logo umbrella, as well as green fee. Just the merchandise alone is worth the price of admission! IF YOU WANT TO PLAY AND YOU HAVE NOT YET SIGNED UP, please contact Basil Puppy Dog or 5Points ASAP. (5Points has until 16 April to provide the names for the last slot and pay for it, so if there are no takers the slot will be cancelled!!)