Number of rounds played by Santiburi Members and Friends:
Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2016 : 355 Jan 1 – Apr 29, 2017 : 394
Today two intrepid warrior members showed up – 5Points and Brian. The weather forecast was iffy, but the day went off without even a hint of rain – a truly beautiful day. Brian triumphed 1 up over 5Points in their match, shooting a Stableford 32 against 5Point’s’ 30 points, winning 100 baht in the process.
Singha Amateur Update: Tomorrow is the Singha Amateur competition. Four members are participating: Graham, Brian, Bruce G, and 5Points. Rob and Rodney will be playing from Chiang Rai Golf, as well as two friends of member Les, Kenny Jones and Andy Galway. Registration starts at 10:00 AM. The shotgun start is at 12:00 noon. It appears, from looking at some of the notices posted at the course, that each player’s handicap will be set using System 36. If you are not familiar with system 36, here is a web link that describes how it works: https://www.thoughtco.com/how-the-system-36-handicap-formula-works-1564275 Then, using the handicap obtained via System 36, your round will be scored using regular Stableford scoring.
Monday, 1 May: We have a tee time (08:30). Few if any SMAF regulars are planning to attend because of the Singha Amateur the previous day, but the tee time remains. Please note the course will likely be starting heavy maintenance on the putting green and greens 1 – 9.
Thursday, 4 May: Santiburi – Show up 8:15 (tee-off 8:30).