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:
- 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
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)