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.