“A rainy day at Santiburi plus a police competition”
3 intrepid, hardy members, BruceG, Les and Peter turned up at 8 am, (all hardy Celts and it will be noted later about some other members.) The start was delayed until 8.45 due to some rain. We decided to play 50,50,50 baht best stableford front 9, back 9 and overall.
The rain held off mostly for the front 9 and some holes it was dry. As we reached the turn the rain got somewhat heavier and now we were caught up in the police competition making the back 9 very slow going.
Now as you all might be thinking what happened to the other members today, well our American cousin was back in the USA so his absence was acceptable, but as for our antipodean members, they showed their true hardy selves by remaining firmly indoors and rumour has it, they were seen wearing pink pussy hats and picking out new curtains in the local Home Depot store while their wife’s were at home cutting the grass.
Anyway back to the more important issue about golf, the front 9 was won by BruceG on 16 pts, Les and Peter on 14. The back 9 was also very close and coming down the 17th we were all within a point of each other and by this time there was a strong face wind and rain meeting us on the tee. Peter and Les bogeyed and BruceG wiped the hole which meant going to 18, Les and Peter had a 2 point lead over BruceG on the back 9 and we were all square on the match.
After some fantastic water play by Peter, his 2nd hit land and bounced in and his 4th ended up on the far side of the water near the green and near the water, after bouncing out and we will never know how. Bruce and Les made it to the green the usual route only to look back at Peter balancing on tip toes trying to hit the green for 5 (oh to be left handed at this point). Anyway enough of trying to make this sound fantastic, Bruce and Les made it in the hole to share the back 9 score and Peter had a 6 ft putt to also tie the back 9 but alas his valiant effort failed to find the bottom of the cup so he lost the back 9 as well.
BruceG won the front 9, BruceG & Les split the back 9, BruceG won the overall
For the day: Bruce up 225, Les down 75, Peter down 150
After much discussion in the clubhouse on the failure of some members to show up it was agreed that we would all try again on Monday. However the back 9 greens are due to be hollow cored and sanded starting on Monday. So there may be some complaints about course condition again. And hopefully the new curtains in the antipodean houses are looking good.
(report submitted by BruceG)
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