Once again the course had received a lot of rain, and was affected by eroded or water-filled bunkers and soft fairways. We elected to play all bunkers which had not been repaired as Ground Under Repair, with a free drop. We also played Lift, Clean and Place in the fairways.
We had eight players (six members and two friends, Colin and John F). We elected to play foursomes (two-man teams, with the team stableford score being the better ball). We drew for teams, and each player contributed B100 for the winner-take-all pot.
The final scores were tightly grouped (within 3 points). Colin and Les posted a winning score of 44. Notably, Les scored 26 points on the back nine to post the team score on all nine holes and he also broke 100 for the first time. He complained of back pain at the end, having carried his partner Colin on the entire back nine. It was hit the ball, drag Colin, hit the ball, drag Colin! Les graciously covered the drinks at the end, due to his 99 score. Way to go, Les!
On a sad note, we received news that a Santiburi staff employee, Mr. Jittin Insorn, suffered fatal injuries in a motorcycle accident last night. Mr. Insorn, age 23, worked in the bar/enclosed area in the upstairs restaurant. His remains will be cremated on Friday, August 11. On Thursday, John Cates (5Points) will be accepting voluntary donations for Mr. Insorn’s family to express our condolences. Please see 5Points if you would like to contribute.
Here are the results:
Santiburi Members and Friends
- Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. Please be at the course by 8.15am.
Chiang Rai Golfers.
- Tuesday 8 Aug: Waterford 8.30am.