Participation Statistics, January – October 2017:
Number of rounds played by Santiburi Members and Friends:
- Jan 1 – Oct 31, 2016 : 753
- Jan 1 – Oct 31, 2017 : 801
There were six participants today: five members and one friend, Will. The cool, dry season arrived, delivering one of the most beautiful golf days of the year, with a sunny, dry day, fast greens and great course conditions. We played our normal skins game from the blue tees.
It was sunny with a chance of drones! Yes, drones. As the first group prepared to putt on the ninth green, a drone appeared overhead. It distracted some members of the party (notably 5Points) and some were heard to say that they missed a putt because of the unusual sound and the reality of a drone hovering overhead. Aren’t those subject to licensing requirements?
On the tenth tee, it was clear that the drone was being operated by a golfer from a large group who were either in the restaurant or gathered near the pro shop before teeing off on the first hole. After 5Points screamed unbecomingly at the operator to land his <discouraging word> drone, the operator finally realized he was distracting the golfers (who would have thought?) and brought the offending item down from the sky. 5Points was heard to mumble something about “black helicopters” and eye the sky nervously for the rest of the day. Ironically, despite his whinging incessantly, he played better on the back nine than he did on the front.
The drones had no effect on Bruce G, who shot an even par 72 and hammered the rest of the field, except for Will, who put up a respectable 40 points.
Here are the results:
- Winner: Bruce G (43 points)
- Runner-up: Will (40 points)
Closest to the pins:
- Hole 3: Leo
- Hole 7: Bruce G (Leo did the Walk of Shame)
- Hole 12: Bruce G
- Hole 17: no one hit the green – skin not awarded
Santiburi Members and Friends: Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM).
Chiang Rai Golfers:
- Tuesday, October 31 7.50am (550 baht walking special).