Results — Thur June 22 — next CM/CR info

Message from Mark regarding the next Chiang Rai/Chiang Mai Challenge Cup.

The next Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai challenge has been booked for 900 AM on the 10th October at Santiburi golf course and at Happy city on the 11th October at 900 AM. The cost at Happy City will be 1200 baht with cart with 200 baht going into a buffet at the end of the game.

If for any reason the times are not suitable please let me know. Hope to see everyone there.

Today’s results:

The day at Santiburi started off with a light sprinkling of rain, which was enough to send Leo and Graham running for cover.  It is rumored they decided to go shopping in town for pink pussy hats, instead of playing golf.  That left French Marc, 5Points and Bruce G.  The three decided to play a 50-baht Nassau.

Bruce heated up fast enough to drive off the rain by the time the group reached the fourth hole, and the rest of the day was beautiful for golf.  The front nine fairways have been cored, with the 1st thru 5th holes nearly back to normal condition.  The 6th, 7th, and 8th holes are still in GUR status, and the 9th hole will probably be completed by the end of this week.  All 9 of the back nine greens have been cored and sanded, but they have recovered quickly and the effects are not very noticeable.

As stated, Bruce heated up fast, and he never looked back.  He birdied the first hole and shot Even Par 36 on the front, for 22 points and the first nine honors.  Never to be outdone, even by himself, he shot one under 35 on the back, for another 22 points, to win the back nine and the overall.

Next rounds:  Santiburi Members and Friends:  Monday, Thursday, Saturday — Please be at the course by 8:15 AM.

Chiang Rai Golfers — Sunday Happy City 8 AM,   Tuesday Waterford 8:30 AM.

Todays scores:

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
35 99 5Points 26 -150
31 98 Marc 21 -150
44 71 Bruce G 7 300

Results — Mon June 19 — Updated Handicaps

Another perfect day for golf.   Overcast but no real threat of rain.   Unfortunately it was “Maintenance Monday” at the course.   The 6th hole fairway was being cored and sanded. They are only doing one or two fairways every week so the first couple will be back to normal soon.   Greens #10 to #14 were also cored and sanded with the final 4 holes expected to be done before the end of the day.

There were 5 Santiburi Members and 2 Friends (John and Judy).

Closest to the pins — #3 — no one,  #7 — 5Points (39′),  #12 — 5Points (15′),  #17 — Graham (30′)

The stableford was won the the newbie John with his 38 points.  Leo was second with 37 points blowing it with blobs on the last 2 holes.  The big money winner on the strength of his par 3 performance was 5Points who had the lowest stableford score.

Todays scores:

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
29 105 5Points 26 5.5 135
32 96 Graham 20 3.5 -5
32 83 Bruce G 7 1 -180
37 89 Leo 18 5 100
34 108 Les 34 4 30
34 94 Judy 20 2 -110
38 98 John 28 4 30

Updated handicaps:  BruceG up 1 to 8,  Graham up 1 to 21, Les down 1 to 33

Name Handicap Index Blue Handicap
Members:
Brian J 21.8 24
Bruce G 7.1 8 up 1
Darryl 17.1 18
Egbert 24.6 27
Graham T 19 21 up 1
5Points 26
Jockey John 20.3 22
Leo 17.1 18
Les 30.9 33 down 1
Marc 19.2 21
Merv 29.8 32
Peter R 11.5 12
Bruce K 30.4 31 plays 29

Results — Sat June 17

It was a hot, humid day with no wind.   The 5 fairways that had previously been cored and sanded are OK but need about another week or so to be considered good.   It is expected that they will do 2 or 3 more next week.

There were 5 Santiburi Members today including POS Leo who was very motivated by his new badge of honor and started with 6 pars on the first 8 holes for all 10 skins.  Fortunately for the others the POS bogeyed 9 of the last 10 holes — still it was good enough for 41 points on the day and the most money won.   BruceG was 2nd in the stableford (38 pts) and money won.

Closest to the pins —  #3 POS Leo (10′),  #7 — POS Leo (19′),  #12 — BruceG (4′),  #17 — BruceG (14′)

Today’s scores:

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
32 102 5Points 26 1 -200
31 97 Graham 20 1 -200
38 77 Bruce G 7 8 150
41 85 Leo 18 12 350
36 106 Les 34 3 -100

Santiburi Members and Friends play every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.   Please be at the course by 8:15 AM.   All are welcome.

Chiang Rai Golfers are at Waterford Sunday (tomorrow) and Tuesday.  Tee time 8:30 AM. Also at Happy City on Thursday 8:30 AM.  Chiang Rai Golfers remain open to everybody without exception including the POS.

Results — Thur June 15

Three intrepid members: (5Points, Leo, and Les) trucked out to Waterford Valley to play, since Santiburi was having a tournament that closed the course.  The sky threatened rain, but other than a brief shower on the eighth green, the rain held off and it was a wonderfully cool, overcast day – perfect for golf.  Waterford was in good condition.

 The three played the Six-Point game, where each player can win two points from every other player for each hole.  An outright win is worth two points and a tie is worth one.  With three players, there are six points awarded per hole.  They played a 50-baht Nassau.

 5Points and Leo tied the front nine with 21 points each.  The match came down to the 18th hole.  5Points had 16 points, and Leo had 20.  5Points had to win the hole outright and see Leo come in third to tie the back nine and the match.  5Points did what he had to do, winning the hole outright, but Les’ winning putt fell off to the right, and Leo tied with Les.  The final scores were Leo 90  with 42 match points  (21+21); 5Points 100  with 41 match points (21 + 20); and Les 115  with 25 match points (12 + 13).  Leo won B225, 5Points lost B75, and Les lost B150.

Santiburi Members and Friends plays every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.  Usual tee off is 8:15 AM.

 

Results — Mon Jun 12

Important Notice:   Santiburi is closed Wednesday and Thursday for a competition.   Santiburi Members and Friends won’t be meeting at Santiburi as usual on Thursday.  Our next day at Santiburi will be Saturday.   Please be at the course by 8:15 AM.

Due to the upcoming competition there were a lot of people on the course today playing a practice round.   We started on the 10th and played the back 9 in good time.  After completing the 18th, we went to the clubhouse for coffee/food as we were told we would have to wait about half an hour.  Once play got underway again the pace of play wasn’t that bad.

Closest to the pins:  #12 — Leo,  #17 — Leo,  #3 + #7 — no one.

Leo won the stableford again.  Les was 2nd and he won the most money — winning 5 skins on hole #2 certainly helped.

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
31 103 5Points 26 4 -30
31 97 Graham 20 1 -180
36 79 Bruce G 7 1 -180
38 88 Leo 18 7 120
37 105 Les 34 10 270

Completely off the golf topic but the following may be of interest.  Leo reports that he had front and rear cameras installed in both his cars 2 months ago.  These cameras are installed in the rear view mirror.  The cost is around 2400 baht for front and rear view or about 1800 baht for front view only.  The shop is about 100 yards from Patcharee’s Bar (on Sahamit directly opposite the trophy shop).  You should allow about 2 hours for installation.

Results — Sat June 10

Lift, clean and place was required on the first 5 fairways due to coring and sanding.  Other than that, the course was in very good shape.  The weather was perfect — cloudy but no real threat of rain.  There were 6 Santiburi Members today including long time course member “Nakashima” who didn’t partake in the skins game.

Closest to the pins  — #3 – Graham, #7 – no one, #12 — BruceG,  #17 — BruceG

The stableford and the most money was won by Leo.  BruceG was 2nd in the stableford.

Santiburi Members and Friends meet every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.   Usual tee off is 8:15 AM.

Chiang Rai Golfers are at Happy City tomorrow (Sunday) 8 AM.

Today’s scores:

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
32 102 5Points 26 0 -240
36 92 Graham 20 5 10
39 76 Bruce G 7 4 -40
42 84 Leo 18 8 160
34 108 Les 34 7 110

Results — Thur Jun 8

It started out as a light mist, soon changed to a light rain, back to a mist, then clear for a while, then a light mist, and then absolutely perfect for the last few holes.   There had been heavy coring and sanding on the first two fairways, otherwise the course is still in very good shape.

Only 3 Santiburi Members made it out into the questionable weather.

Closest to the pins — #3  Leo (40′), #7 — no one,  #12 — Graham (38′) ,  #17 — all in the water.

Scores:

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
30 104 5Points 26 5.0 -90
33 95 Graham 20 11.5 105
33 93 Leo 18 7.5 -15

Santiburi Members and Friends play every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.   Teeing off at 8:15 AM.  All are always welcome.

Chiang Rai Golfers are at Happy City on Sunday 8 AM.

Results — Mon June 5 — updated handicaps

Again it was hot and steamy at Santiburi.  The course is in good condition, with the greens and fairways near perfect.   They have started to cut the rough so the scores are better.
There were 4 Santiburi members today and 1 Friend (Will) playing the skins format.
Closest to the pins:  #3 — no one,  #7 — Leo did the walk of shame 3-putting from 25′ and blowing 4 skins in the process.  #12 — Graham (17′),  #17 — Leo (23′)
Graham was the big winner as he played a very steady round with 41 points picking up 4 skins on #9, 1 on #10 and 4 on #12.  Egbert playing his last round with us until October had another good round with 38 points.  5Points won 6 skins with his par on #18.
Santiburi Members and Friends meet every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.  Please be at the course by 8:15 AM.   All are welcome.
Today’s scores:
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
35 99 5Points 26 8 150
41 87 Graham 20 11 300
34 91 Leo 17 1 -200
38 96 Egbert 26 3 -100
28 92 Will 12 2 -150
Handicap changes:
Egbert up 1 to 27, Leo up 1 to 18, Marc up 1 to 21
Name Handicap Index Blue Handicap
Members:
Brian J 21.8 24
Bruce G 6.9 7
Darryl 17.1 18
Egbert 24.6 27  up 1
Graham T 18.7 20
5Points 25.7 28
Jockey John 20.3 22
Leo 16.4 18 up 1
Les 31.1 34
Marc 19.2 21 up 1
Merv 29.8 32
Peter R 11.5 12
Bruce K 30.4 31 plays 29

Results — Sat June 3

It was hot and steamy at Santiburi.  The course is in pretty darn good condition, with the greens and fairways near perfect.  The rough remains lush and high.
There were four members today:  Graham, 5Points, Egbert and Les.   They players played a team game, high/low handicappers (Graham and Les) against the middle (Egbert and 5Points), with 50 baht on the line for each nine and the full round as well.
After seven holes Graham and Les wrapped up the front nine 4 holes to none with two to play.  However, 5Points and Egbert did win the ninth hole.  At the turn the Stableford scores were Egbert 18, Les 18, 5Points 19, and Graham 20, so (despite the hole-by-hole score disparity) everyone was playing pretty well.
The back nine was a different story.  5Points and Egbert won holes 10-12 (including Egbert’s near hole-in-one on 12 – Egbert stiffed it to within 12 inches from the hole) to tie the match. They went up one on 14 with Egbert’s par and up two with two to play with 5Points’ par on 16.  Thrillingly, Les chipped up close on 17 to win the hole against 5Points’ par, taking the match to the 18th hole.  Graham parted, but Egbert bogies with a stroke to square the hole.and win the match and the back nine.
Egbert had 25 points on the back nine for a total of 43.  5Points had 22 points on the back nine for a total of 41.  Graham had 17 for a total of 37, and Les had 15 points for a total of 33.
Next event:  Monday, 5 June. Santiburi, 8:15 am.  All are welcome!

Results — Thur June 1

Number of rounds played by Santiburi Members and Friends:

Jan 1 – May 31, 2016   :  443            Jan 1 – May 31, 2017  :  452

6 Santiburi Members and 1 Friend (George) played on a very warm but not overwhelmingly hot day.  George is returning to Alaska but is expected back to play with us again in January.   The course is still undergoing a lot of maintenance but on a positive note the front 9 greens are improving.

Closest to the pins:  #3 — no one, #7 — BruceG,  #12 — BruceG, #17 — 5Points

Les had his best round from the blue tees since joining us — winning the stableford and the most skins.  5Points continues his improved play coming in second and once again relieving BruceG of some cash on their side bet.

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

Today’s scores:

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
36 100 5Points 28 6.5 205
29 99 Graham 20 0.5 -215
30 85 Bruce G 7 4.5 65
30 95 Leo 17 2 -110
31 103 Egbert 26 3 -40
42 100 Les 34 7.5 275
33 93 George 18 1 -180