Results — Mon May 29

We had overcast skies and the threat of rain today which kept the temperature down to tolerably warm.   7 Santiburi Members (BruceG, Egbert. Graham, 5Points, Leo, Les, Marc) and 4 Friends (Steve, Ae, Will, and George).  This was Ae and George’s first game with us.  George is from Alaska and moving to Thoeng full time next January.   Ae is Steve’s son.  Nine participated in the skins game.

Closest to the pins:  #3 — no one (Ae did the walk of shame), #7 — Leo  (Ae did the walk of shame), #12 — BruceG, #17 — 5Points

5Points back from his overseas mission and sporting his new, higher handicap played a great round.  He won the stableford as well as the most money.  Ae was 2nd in the stableford.

Santiburi Members and Friends meet on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.  Please be at the course by 8:15 AM.

Chiang Rai Golfers are at Waterford tomorrow (Tuesday) and Happy City on Thursday.  Tee time 8:30 AM both days.

Today’s scores:

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
39 97 5Points 28 8 470
27 101 Graham 20 1 -160
27 86 Bruce G 7 3 20
36 89 Leo 17 2 -70
36 98 Egbert 26 2 -70
36 107 Steve 35 2 -70
37 91 Ae 20 3 20
35 107 Les 34 2.5 -25
25 98 George 15 1.5 -115
32 96 Marc 20
34 86 Will 12
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Results — Sat May 27th

OK, so it was raining in some places around Chiang Rai.   At 8 AM it wasn’t at Santiburi, it was a light mist.   Two Santiburi Members showed up and teed off at 8:15.  Of course, then the mist changed to a light rain.   Fortunately for the two golfers the rain stopped in 15 minutes and they didn’t see any more for the rest of the day.

Marc brought his “A” game to the front nine (18 points), Leo didn’t (14 points).  Marc won the front nine by 4 holes.  The back nine was a bit different, Leo had 13 points, Marc had 10 and Leo won by 3 holes.  Marc walked away with a 50 baht profit for his 2 hour 45 minutes of work.

Santiburi Members and Friends meet on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.  Please be at the course by 8:15 AM.

Chiang Rai Golfers are at Happy City tomorrow (Sunday) and Thursday. Tee time 8:30 AM.   Also at Waterford on Tuesday 8:30 AM.

 

Results — Thurs May 25

The scores were poor today.   Can we blame some bumpy greens, some thick rough and some scarified fairways that have only a thin layer of grass on them?   Thankfully it wasn’t as hot today as on Monday although it was a bit humid.  Once again there were 4 Santiburi Members today.   We decided to have another a 2-ball better ball (50/50/50) with Graham and Marc against Leo and Egbert..

Leo and Egbert were one up after nine.  They were still one up on the match going up to the 18th tee.  Graham halved the match with his par on the 18th.   It was a highly spirited back and forth match with a just result — neither side played great.

Final scores:   Leo 25 points, Egbert 28 points, Graham 29 points, Marc 30 points.

Santiburi Members and Friends meet as always on Saturday, Monday and Thursday.  Please be at the course by 8:15 AM.  All are always welcome.

Chiang Rai Golfers will be at Waterford  Tuesday at 8:30 AM.

Chiang Mai trip update

Hi all

Getting close to our golf trip now and here is the list of players that have confirmed to me that they will be playing.

John Gates (5 points) Graham T ,Bruce G, Marc , Eric George ,Charcey , Tommy , Ross , Neil , Petr S ,Keith ,Judy and John, Ron, Paul and Mark W that’s 16 players.

If anyone else whose name is not on the list wish to play let us know as everyone is welcome no matter what hc you play too.

Can all golf societies pass this around as it would be great to get more players.

Thanks,

Mark

June 5 & 6:  Chiang Mai vs. Chiang Rai, at Chiang Mai.  The days are now confirmed for Monday 5/6/2017 at Doi Inthanon golf course 10am tee off at a cost of 1000 baht (with cart) and Tuesday will be at Green valley at 800am at a cost of 1500 baht including cart and a 200 baht lunch voucher.  All players will have to arrange their own accommodation and Transport. A lot of us will be going down on Sunday and will be staying at the Lux hotel for 700 baht a night.  Please encourage all your friends to play. Any enquiries email me at mwoods49@hotmail.com.au or ring me on 0615354864. please pass this message on.

 

 

 

Results — Mon May 22 — Updated Handicaps

Another very hot morning.  There were 5 Santiburi Members — 4 competed in the skins.   5Points is away on a mission but Marc is back.  We were the only ones on the course and got around in four hours.   The handicaps are certainly up because the rough is still very difficult and costing everyone strokes.  The heat certainly wasn’t making it any easier either (37 degrees when we finished).

Closest to the pins #3-+ #7 – no one,  #12 — Leo (46′),  #17 — BruceG (6′).  The skins for the 3rd to 8th hole were pushed.  Egbert who had 6 points in the first 8 holes won the 9th with a bogey (for 3 pts).  9 points in 9 holes and 7 skins.   German efficiency for you.  He was the big money winner as he bogeyed the 14th to get the half with Leo’s par, bogeyed the 15th to get the half with Graham’s par and won the 16th with his bogey for 5 more skins.  Leo won the stableford with 31 points, BruceG was second with 29.

stb score Players hcp Skins Money
25 109 Egbert 26 13 280
28 100 Graham 20 2 -160
29 85 Bruce G 6 3 -120
31 93 Leo 16 6 0
27 101 Marc 20

Santiburi Members and Friends meet as always on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.  Please be at the course by 8:15 AM.  All are always welcome.

Updated handicaps:

Name Handicap Index Blue Handicap
Members:
Brian J 21.8 24
Bruce G 6.7 7 up 1
Darryl 17.1 18
Egbert 24.4 26
Graham T 18.6 20
5Points 26.1 28 up 2
Jockey John 20.3 22
Leo 15.4 17 up 1
Les 31.9 34
Marc 18.5 20
Merv 29.8 32
Peter R 11.5 12
Bruce K 30.4 31 plays 29

Results — Sat May 20

It was a very hot morning but the course wasn’t busy so we got around in a timely manner.   The front nine greens are still a bit bumpy and the fairways have been scarified in places.   The rough is still very difficult and costing everyone strokes.

With the return of Egbert there were 5 Santiburi Members participating in the skins game.  Closest to the pins #3– no one,  #7 — BruceG,  #12 — Graham, #17 — Leo .   BruceG and Graham split the stableford money each with 35 points.   Leo once again won the most money with 10 skins (5 skins on the 13th and 4+1 on the 17th).

stb score Players hcp Skins Money
30 104 5Points 26 4 -50
35 93 Graham 20 5.5 25
35 79 Bruce G 6 3.5 -75
29 95 Leo 16 10 250
31 103 Egbert 26 2 -150

Santiburi Members and Friends meet as always on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.  Please be at the course by 8:15 AM.  All are always welcome.

Results — Thur May 18

The Santiburi Members weather committee took a good look at the weather forecast and determined that it was going to stop raining some time in the morning.  The rain did stop and we teed off at 9 AM.  Even after about 48 hours of almost continuous rain the course was not in bad shape.   Preferred lies on the fairways was not required.  Many bunkers did have standing water and a couple of times a ball needed to be re-positioned.  The front nine greens had been cored and sanded this week and were bumpy.   The back nine greens were slick, fast and true.  Not surprisingly we were the first to tee off and had the course to ourselves getting around in a very timely 3 hours and 20 minutes.

3 Santiburi Members participated in the skins game.  Closest to the pins — #3 Leo (20′),  #7 — no one,  #12 — BruceG (45′), #17 — Leo (27′) .   BruceG won the stableford with 34 points (7 skins) but lost 40 baht.   Leo came second in the stableford (30 pts) and with his 2 closest to the pins as well as 2 birdies (#11,#13) winning 110 baht with 12 skins.   5Points had 29 points and lost 70 baht (6 skins).

Santiburi Members and Friends meet as always on Saturday, Monday and Thursday.  Please be at the course by 8:15 AM.  All are always welcome.

Results — Mon May 15th — another rematch

Well it had to happen.   Santiburi has started the maintenance but fortunately it didn’t affect us too much today.  Once again there were 4 Santiburi Members today.   We decided to have another rematch so again it was a 2-ball better ball (50/50/50) with 5Points* and BruceG teamed up against Graham and Leo.

Only BruceG played the front nine well and he and 5Points were up 3 holes at the turn.  Leo found his game on the back 9 and when needed Graham pitched in to save the day.  The match came down to the last hole where Leo’s par got the win.   He and Graham won for the 1st time — up one hole on the day and 50 baht.

Final scores:   5Points 23 points, Graham 33 points, Leo 34 points, BruceG 37 points.

 

For those that haven’t heard the sad news.  Jay Briel passed away last week.   Jay was a part time resident in Chiang Rai and played a fair amount of golf during the 2007 – 2011 period.  A real classy, articulate gentleman.   http://chiangraities.com/index.php?topic=10520.0

Santiburi Members and Friends meet as always on Thursday, Saturday, and Monday.  Please be at the course by 8:15 AM.  All are always welcome.

Chiang Rai Golfers will be at Waterford tomorrow (Tuesday) and again at Happy City on Thursday.   Both days at 8:30 AM.

 

 

Results — Sat May 13th — rematch

There was some concern today that the very, very young golfers that teed on both the 1st and 10th may hold us up.  Fortunately they didn’t and we got around in just under 4 hours.  There were 4 Santiburi Members today.   We decided that a rematch of last Thursday was in order so again it was a 2-ball better ball (50/50/50) with 5Points* and BruceG teamed up against Graham and Leo.

This time Leo and Graham won the front 9 by 2 holes.  The match came down to the final putt where 5Points made his par for his side to take the back nine by 3 holes.  The 5Points*-BruceG team finished up 50 baht on the day.   Had 5Points* not parred both the 17th and 18th he and BruceG would have lost everything.  A close match, good fun.

Final scores:   Leo 29 points, BruceG 30 points, 5Points* 35 points, Graham 36 points.

Santiburi Members and Friends meet as always on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.  Please be at the course by 8:15 AM.  All are always welcome.

Chiang Rai Golfers will be at Waterford on Tuesday at 8:30 AM.

5Points* found a video of someone getting an unusual birdie.  https://www.instagram.com/p/BT4nSZ1FfeB/

Results — Thurs May 11

A very hot day out there today.   As it has been this past few weeks the course is in great shape and the rough can be punishing.   There were 4 Santiburi Members today.   As a change we decided to play a 2-ball better ball (50/50/50) with 5Points* and BruceG teamed up against Graham and Leo.

5Points* and BruceG easily won the first nine by 3 holes.  The second nine holes came to the 18th with BruceG’s excellent 3rd shot to give him an easy birdie.   The 5Points*-BruceG team finished up 150 baht on the day.   The highlight of the day was on the 17th when Leo hit it right at the pin only to have it trickle to 6 inches behind the hole.   Graham was inspired by it and also just missed finishing about 14″ behind the hole.  Both got birdies which was about the only positives in their day.

Final scores:   Graham 29 points, Leo 30 points, 5Points* 30 points, BruceG 37 points.

Santiburi Members and Friends meet as always on Saturday, Monday and Thursday.  Please be at the course by 8:15 AM.  All are always welcome.

Chiang Rai Golfers will be at Waterford on Tuesday at 8 AM.