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:
- 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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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)