Results — Thurs Apr 20th

Santiburi is in marvelous condition.  The course was dry, and the rough, while still long, has been cut.  Our group is starting to realize that perhaps the best strategy is to just get back to the fairway with a lofted club, rather than bite off too much, when hitting out of the rough.  That strategy worked a bit better today.  Still, some of us struggled mightily with what stacks up to be a much more difficult golf course than it has been playing when the rough is low.  We had five members today:  5Points, Bruce G, Brian, Les, and Jockey John.  We played our standard skins game.  With five players, one has to win the hole outright, and that can lead to a lot of carry-overs.  Brian won the 15th hole for 6 skins, and the 4th hole for 3 skins, which put him far ahead of the pack.  Here are the results:

 Stableford scores / Skins Won / Money Won (Lost):

 Brian (1st place):  35 Points / 14 Skins / +450 Baht

5Points (2nd Place):  32 Points / 5 Skins / 0 Baht (Broke Even)

Bruce G:  28 points / 2 Skins / (-150 Baht)

Jockey John:  22 points / 1 skin / (-200 Baht)

Les:  22 Points / 3 skins / (-100 Baht)

Closest to the pins:

 Hole #3:  No one

Hole #7:  No one

Hole #12:  5Points (20 feet) X 3 skins

Hole #17:  Bruce G (25 feet) x 1 skin

Next rounds:  Saturday and Monday :  Please be at the golf course by 8:15 AM.