Results: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Another sunny, mild late fall day.  The course is in excellent condition.

We had seven participants today:  five members and two friends, Ralph and Uli.  Uli is playing his last round with us (for now), as he is returning the real world, where one must work for a living and can’t play golf nearly everyday in the tropical sunshine.  Too bad for Uli!  We really enjoyed your company, Uli!  Please come back soon.

We played our regular skins game from the blue tees, except for Ralph, who played form the white tees.  Graham literally won all the money today, as he was the only person who did not have to donate something.  He and Egbert tied for the Stableford honors, and Graham also won three of the four closest-to-the-pin prizes (Bruce G won the other one).

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner/Runner Up:  Graham & Egbert (38 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Bruce G
  • Hole 7:  No One (It is rumored that Bruce G did the Walk Of Shame, but he declaimed that he had no shame.  I guess it is the Walk of No Shame)
  • Hole 12:  Graham (x2)
  • Hole 17:  Graham

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
35 103 5Points 30 2.00 -110
33 101 Brian 26 1.00 -180
32 93 Uli 17 1.50 -145
38 95 Egbert 25 3.00 -40
34 79 Bruce G 5 3.50 -5
32 112 Ralph – W 36 3.00 -40
38 91 Graham 21 11.00 520

Next Events:

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

  • Sunday, December 3, Happy City, 8.30am (Special price of 1400 baht including buggy, provided you show your Thai driver’s license).  Contact Rob Parish on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk if you want to play.
  • Tuesday, December 5, Waterford 9am

 

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Results: Monday, November 27, 2017

An overcast day with mild temperatures, outstanding for golf.  The course is in excellent condition.  This being maintenance Monday, the staff were hard at work poking small holes in the front nine greens, so the starter requested we play the back nine first.  By the time we arrived at the front nine, the greens looked nearly unblemished, and the work had no effect whatsoever.

Today we had nine participants:  seven members and two friends, Ralph and Uli.  We played our normal skins game from the blue tees, except for Leo and Ralph, who played from the white tees.  No one hit the 7th (last) par 3, so that closest-to-the-pin prize was not awarded.

Brian rolled to victory today, taking the Stableford top spot with 39 points, and winning 9.5 skins to take the top money as well.  5Points came in second on both the Stableford (36) and the skins total as well. Ralph was the only other player to come out on the positive side, winning 30 baht.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Brian (39 Points)
  • Runner-Up:  5Points (36 Points)

Closest to the pins:

  • Hole 12:  Les
  • Hole 17:  Egbert
  • Hole 3:  Brian
  • Hole 7:  No One — Not Awarded

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
36 102 5Points 30 4.00 120
39 95 Brian 26 9.50 615
28 93 Leo – W 13 1.00 -150
30 95 Uli 17 2.00 -60
31 102 Egbert 25 2.00 -60
29 109 Les 30 2.50 -15
27 86 Bruce G 5 0.00 -240
28 116 Ralph – W 36 3.00 30
32 97 Graham 21 0.00 -240

Next Events:

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

  • Waterford, Tuesday 28 November, 7.50am (Walking special 550 baht)

 

Results: Saturday, November 25, 2017

It rained last night and this morning (contrary to the weather forecast) and that was enough to scare off a few of our regular members and friends.  However, three fearless members braved the elements (5Points, Egbert and Brian).  By start time, the rain had been over for well over an hour, and the course was in perfect condition.  The weather remained cool and overcast all day.

We played our regular skins game off the blue tees.  Brian got 40 points to take the Stableford prize, with 5Points posting 34 to take runner-up.  No one hit a par-3 green all day, with the exception of Egbert on hole 17, and he converted his par to take four skins.

Here are the results:

Stableford

  • Winner:  Brian (40 Points)
  • Runner-Up:  5Points (34 Points)

Closest-to-the-pins:

  • Hole 3:  No One
  • Hole 7:  No One
  • Hole 12:  No One
  • Hole 17:  Egbert (4 Skins)
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
34 104 5Points 30 5.00 -80
40 94 Brian 26 11.00 100
28 105 Egbert 25 7.00 -20

Next Events:

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

  • Waterford, Sunday 26 November, 8.30am Contact Rob Parish on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk to confirm.
  • Waterford, Tuesday 28 November, 7.50am (Walking special 550 baht)

Results: Thursday, November 23, 2017

For our American friends, Happy Thanksgiving Day!

The sky threatened rain all day but it never arrived.  The course is in pretty good condition. Although all greens have been lightly sanded, and several of the back nine tee boxes have had a good measure of sand laid down on them, there was generally no effect on play.

We had six participants today:  five members and one friend (Uli).  All played from the blue tees.  We split into two threesomes and played split sixes, with the one best stableford score counting as the team score for the first six holes, the sum of the two best scores for the next six holes, and the sum of all three scores for the final six holes.  The bet was 50 baht per player for each six and another 50 baht for the total, or 200 baht per player.

Team 5Points consisted of 5Points, Graham, and Bruce G.  Team Egbert consisted of Egbert, Brian, and Uli.

Team Egbert edged Team 5Points by one point on the first six, and beat them by three on the second six, to take a commanding lead.  Team 5Points won the final six by three, but that was not enough to win the total score, as Team Egbert remained ahead by one.  Thus, the members of Team Egbert each won 100 baht.

 

Team First Six Second Six Third Six Total
T. 5Points 16 30 32 78
T. Egbert 17 33 29 79
Player Score  Won (Lost)  H’Cap  Net Score
5Points 37  (-100)  30  101
Brian 35  100  26  99
Uli 34  100  17  91
Bruce G 33  (-100)  5  80
Egbert 31  100  25  102
Graham 30  (-100)  21  99

Next Events:

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

  • Waterford, Friday 24 November, 8.30am
  • Waterford, Sunday 26 November, 8.30am Contact Rob Parish on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk  to confirm.
  • Waterford, Tuesday 28 November, 7.50am (Walking special 550 baht)

Results — Wed. Nov 22, 2017

Reminder — Some of us are playing again tomorrow at the usual tee time.   It is expected that there will be 5 or 6 showing up.

There were 5 members and 5 friends that turned out for another beautiful day at Santiburi.   We chose to play this particular Wednesday so we could have one last round with our new Aussie friends (Rob, Mike and Peter) who will be leaving Chiang Rai tomorrow morning.  They have been great fun and they really enjoyed playing in the skins game.   Also, David played his last game with us for this time around.    All four won money today and said they expect to be back in the future.

Today was one of those days when we just love the Santiburi management.   Four vans of Burmese (19 golfers) showed up just ahead of us and they didn’t have tee times.   They started teeing off the 10th so we didn’t think there was a problem.   But there was!!!   A juniors tournament was starting at 10 AM off the 10th tee just when we would be getting there.   The starter, Rhom, was very apologetic and as we got to the 10th he let us tee off in the middle of the tournament participants.   Our first 3-some actually got around in about 3:35, the 2nd 3-some and the 4-some took about 4 hours each.   It wasn’t as bad as we expected and it was certainly better than it would have been if we were stuck behind the Burmese for 18 holes.

You couldn’t exactly call today’s play exceptional golf.  BruceG had another dismal round, Leo had 19 points less than Monday, Graham had 9 points less than Monday, and our newest friend Uli who hits the ball far but suffers from a poor short game were the bottom four.  Rob did the walk of shame twice — on #3 and #17.   The stableford was shared at 35 points between Rob and Brian.    Rob won the most money.

Closest to the pins:  #3 — Peter,   #7 –Peter,   #12 — Mike  #17 — David  (Where were the members?)

Today’s scores:

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
25 88 Bruce G 5 1 -150
35 86 Rob 13 6 350
26 95 w Leo 13 3 50
34 99 Egbert 25 0.5 -200
20 105 Uli 17 0 -250
34 87 Peter 13 3 50
29 100 Graham 21 0.5 -200
35 99 Brian 26 3 50
32 89 Mike 13 3 50
31 94 David 17 5 250

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM).

 

 

Updated handicaps / money list (Nov 21, 2017)

There is only one change.   Les is down one to 30.

Name Handicap Index Blue Handicap White tee comps
Members:
Andrew 18 19 17
Brian J 21.9 adjusted to 26 25
Bruce G 5 5 5
Darryl 17.1 18 17
Egbert 23.1 25 23
Graham T 19 21 19
5Points 28.1 30 28
Leo 16.2 17 16
Les 28 30 DOWN 1 28
Marc 21.5 23 22
Peter R 12 13 12
Steve 33 36 33
Bruce K 30.4 33 31

Those playing off the white tees need to subtract 3 from their white tee handicaps when playing against those on the blues.

Money List:

member 2017 skins only 2017 all comps 2015-now per round
BruceG 1881 3586 15017 64
Les 3468 3143 2438 29
Leo 1894 1869 3462 12
Darryl 1411 1411 1052 17
Egbert 635 785 728 10
5Points 1529 574 -1507 -5
Peter 792 272 812 18
Steve -20 -120 -1629 -65
Marc 50 -260 -1032 -12
Andrew -635 -925 -2542 -45
Graham -1371 -1081 654 2
BruceK -1142 -1192 -3052 -61
Brian -1409 -1309 -5245 -36

Results: November 20, 2017; Additional SMAF Play Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017

A warm, sunny day at Santiburi.  The back nine greens have been lightly sanded, but it had no discernible effect on play.

We had a large contingent today — 12 players.  There were six members (including Graham, who has been recovering from a dog bite — Graham chose not to participate in the skins but he did shoot stableford 38, so he must be feeling better!) and six friends (The Aussie trio of Rob, Peter, and Mike; Ralph; frequent returnee David; and a new friend, Uli.)  We played our normal skins game, with all but Brian, Leo and Ralph playing from the blue tees.

Leo had a wonderful round, shooting even par 36 on the front nine, and three birdies on the day, to finish with a gross 76 and 45 stableford points.  Needless to say, he won the “lion’s” share of the money.  5Points came in second, shooting 21 + 21 = 42 Stableford points — the best round he’s had in at least two months.  Brian came in second on the money list.  The closest-to-the-pin prizes were taken by four separate players:  Mike, Uli, Egbert, and, of course, Leo, who came darn close to getting his third hole-in-one on 17.

It was really great to have such a large group and to engage in fun, friendly golf.  It is an excellent feature of the high season when folks start trickling back in and we get a large group together for golfing fun.

Rob, Peter and Mike will be playing their last round at Santiburi, this trip, on Wednesday, before returning to Bangkok and then back home.  Several of us have decided to play with them on Wednesday, at 8:30 AM (same time as normal.  Those of us who have less flexible schedules will be playing on Thursday, our normal day.  Some may play on both Wednesday and Thursday!  All are welcome on either day.  Please see below for the details.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Leo (45 Points)
  • Runner-Up:  5Points (42 Points)

Closest to the pins:

  • Hole 3:  Mike
  • Hole 7:  Uli
  • Hole 12:  Egbert
  • Hole 17:  Leo
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
42 96 5Points 30 2.67 43
35 95 Brian (W) 22 4.83 282
45 76 Leo (W) 13 7.17 538
27 98 Uli 17 1.33 -103
27 106 Egbert 25 3.33 117
27 98 David 17 0.67 -177
32 81 Bruce G 5 0.00 -250
32 112 Ralph (W) 36 1.67 -67
33 88 Mike 13 2.33 7
33 90 Rob 15 1.00 -140
35 86 Peter 13 0.00 -250

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Special Date:  Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 8:30 AM (please be at the course by 8:15 AM)
  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM).

Chiang Rai Golfers:

  • Tuesday 21 Nov, Waterford, 7.50am. (Walking special 550 baht)
  • Tuesday 21 Nov, Santiburi, 8am (Some players are taking advantage of the 1400 baht sports day special)

 

Results: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Another beautiful day at Santiburi, which remains in excellent condition.  Today we had seven participants: three members (including the returning Brian) and four friends (Ralph, and the Aussie trio of Rob, Peter and Mike).

We played our normal skins game.  Brian, Leo and Ralph played from the white tees.

Bruce G was missed.  “Missed” is the operative term, because only one person hit any par-3 green today (5Points, hole 3).  The rest were, well, missed.  So only 22 skins were awarded.  Bruce G could have made big bucks today!  Too bad…

Although 5Points and Ralph only scored 27 stableford points, they were in the winner’s column.  Ralph and Peter both won the top money (130 baht), and 5Points won 60 baht.  Ralph won four skins on hole 17 with his bogey, and 5Points won 3 skins on hole 7 with his par.  It proves one doesn’t have to post the best score to win in skins!

Peter and Mike tied to take the stableford prize with 36 points each>

Welcome back, Brian!

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner/Runner-up:  Mike and Peter (36 Points each)

Closest-to-the-pins:

  • Hole 3
  • Hole 7
  • Hole 12
  • Hole 17

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
27 111 5Points 30 4.00 280 60
34 96 Brian (W) 22 1.50 105 -115
30 91 Leo (W) 13 2.50 175 -45
27 117 Ralph (W) 36 5.00 350 130
36 85 Mike 13 2.00 140 -80
28 95 Rob 15 2.00 140 -80
36 85 Peter 13 5.00 350 130

Next Events:

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:

  • Sunday 19 Nov, Waterford, 8.30am.  Please let Rob Parish know on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk
  • Tuesday 21 Nov, Waterford, 7.50am. (Walking special 550 baht)
  • Tuesday 21 Nov, Santiburi, 8am (Some players are taking advantage of the 1400 baht sports day special)

Results: Thursday, November 16, 2017

The conditions at Santiburi are exceptional right now, with firm fairways and great greens, just spectacular.  The weather was perfect, too — a sunny, moderately warm day.

Today we had eight competitors: four members and four friends (Ralph, who is visiting long-term; and the Australian trio of Mike, Rob, and Peter.  These three travel to Thailand about twice per year for a three- or four-week golf odyssey in Pattaya, bangkok, and/or Chiang Rai/Chiang Mai.  We’ve seen them at Santiburi before and invited them to join our group for play when they came back.  They remembered and join us for the first time today.   They plan to play on Saturday and Monday too.  The three were a great addition to our group!  We look forward to playing with them in the next week and whenever they return to the area.

We played our normal skins game.  Leo, Ralph, and Rob played form the white tees, while the rest of the group played from the blue tees.

Les was on his game today, scoring 37 stableford points to win the day and even edging Bruce G on 17 by approximately a foot to take two skins for the closest-to-the-pin prize.  Les won the most skins as well, with 8.5 skins.  Bruce G came in second on the stableford, but Aussie Rob came in second on the money list, winning six skins.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Les (37 Points)
  • Runner Up:  Bruce G (35 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Bruce G
  • Hole 7: Bruce G
  • Hole 12:  No One
  • Hole 17:  Les (x2)
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
29 109 5Points 30 0.00 -250
35 78 Bruce G 5 3.00 -10
34 87 Leo (W) 13 2.50 -50
33 111 Ralph (W) 36 2.00 -90
37 102 Les 31 8.50 430
30 89 Mike (Aus) 11 0.50 -210
31 90 Rob (Aus) (W) 13 6.00 230
34 87 Peter (Aus) 13 2.50 -50

Next Events:

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:

  • Sunday 19 Nov, Waterford, 8.30am.  Please let Rob Parish know on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk
  • Tuesday 21 Nov, Waterford, 7.50am. (Walking special 550 baht)
  • Tuesday 21 Nov, Santiburi, 8am (Some players are taking advantage of the 1400 baht sports day special)

 

Results – November 13, 2017

Another beautiful day in paradise.  Weather sunny and not too hot.  Santiburi is in fine condition.

Today we had five participants – four members and one friend, Ralph.  We played our normal skins game, with Ralph and Leo playing white tees, and the rest playing from the blue tees.

Ralph had a tough morning, but after the first nine he caught fire and tied for the best back nine score of 19 points.  He also chipped in to a back pin from off the front of the green on hole 15 to save bogey and win the hole.

Bruce G must have caught a virus, or perhaps decided to “drop anchor” since 5Points declined to bet with him.  Who knows, but shooting a gross score of 90 is a rarity.  Maybe 5Points will be suckered back in next Thursday.  Today might have been the best day for the bet, though.  Also uncharacteristically, Bruce failed to capture a single closest to the pin prize, leaving all four for Leo.  I guess playing from the white tees suits him!

Leo and Les tied for the best stableford score.

Here are the results:

Stableford Scores:

  • Winner(s):  Leo and Les, 32Points each

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  No one
  • Hole 7:  Leo (x2)
  • Hole 12:  Leo
  • Hole 17:  Leo
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
31 107 5Points 30 5.00 0
23 90 Bruce G 5 2.00 -150
32 89 Leo (W) 13 6.50 75
26 118 Ralph (W) 36 3.00 -100
32 108 Les 32 8.50 175

Next Events:

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:

  • Waterford, Tuesday 14th, 7.50am (550 baht walking special before 8am).
  • Santiburi, Tuesday 14th, 8am (Some players are taking advantage of the 1400 baht sports day special)