Today was another beautiful day – partly cloudy, not too hot. The course is in great shape. The course was very crowded, even for a Saturday, as there was a large local tournament with over 150 players, as well as the increased high season traffic. However, the course moved pretty well. We were generally waiting for a short time on every tee box, but the groups moved at a decent pace. so we ended up only about 30 minutes over our normal playing time.
We had seven participants, all members. Today we were happy to welcome three new members into our group: Paul Park, and his wife, Young, and their friend John Park. Several of us have played with John in the past, at Waterford. Paul and Young spend three months here and three months in S. Korea on an alternating basis.
We played our normal skins game from the blue tees (Young played from the red tees). Young and 5Points kept pace with each other on the front nine, both scoring 19 points, but Young pulled away on the back on the strength of her four-point par on 10 and her four-point birdie on Hole 12. Young won the stableford prize with a sterling 40 points, and 5Points was runner-up at 39 points.
Graham hit the 3rd green for the closest prize. 5Points was the only one to hit the green on Hole 7, but it was a good 50 feet away, and he ended up doing the “Walk of Shame”. Graham edged 5Points out on Hole 12 by 2 inches — Graham’s shot was a flagstick plus four inches away from the hole, and 5Points’ shot was a flagstick plus six inches away. Graham’s money – 2 skins. Then, Graham took 17 with a beautiful shot to seven feet. So, Graham took all the closest prizes. Good thing for him that Bruce G wasn’t here!
Here are the results:
Winner: Young (40 Points)
Runner-Up: 5Points (39 Points)
Hole 3: Graham
Hole 7: No One (5Points did the “Walk of Shame”)
Hole 12: Graham
Hole 17: Graham
|40||98||Young P – R||30||7.50||275|
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
- Happy City, Sunday, December 17th, 8.30am Contact Rob Parish on Line or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the special price of 1200 baht for shared cart.
- Waterford, Tuesday, December 19th, 9am