Getting close to our golf trip now and here is the list of players that have confirmed to me that they will be playing.
John Gates (5 points) Graham T ,Bruce G, Marc , Eric George ,Charcey , Tommy , Ross , Neil , Petr S ,Keith ,Judy and John, Ron, Paul and Mark W that’s 16 players.
If anyone else whose name is not on the list wish to play let us know as everyone is welcome no matter what hc you play too.
Can all golf societies pass this around as it would be great to get more players.
June 5 & 6: Chiang Mai vs. Chiang Rai, at Chiang Mai. The days are now confirmed for Monday 5/6/2017 at Doi Inthanon golf course 10am tee off at a cost of 1000 baht (with cart) and Tuesday will be at Green valley at 800am at a cost of 1500 baht including cart and a 200 baht lunch voucher. All players will have to arrange their own accommodation and Transport. A lot of us will be going down on Sunday and will be staying at the Lux hotel for 700 baht a night. Please encourage all your friends to play. Any enquiries email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring me on 0615354864. please pass this message on.
There was a tournament in the morning at Santiburi so 6 Santiburi Members and 1 Friend made the trip to Waterford Valley. The biggest complaint was the greens were bumpy. The fairways weren’t lush and green like we are used to.
There was only 1 who succeeded getting on a par 3 green with his tee shot — Egbert, on #11, good for 3 skins. Egbert also won the stableford with 39 points. Brian was second with 36. Les was the big money winner with 8 skins and a 320 baht profit.
Next rounds at Santiburi: Saturday (25th) — Please be at the course by 8:15 AM. Next week we will be back to our normal schedule of Monday, Thursday and Saturday — Be at the course by 8:15 AM. The course is closed for the Singha Masters from April 4th to 9th.
Below the scores is an important message from Mark Woods regarding the Chiang Rai- Chiang Mai competition in June. Please let Mark know if you are playing.
In the first week of June the annual Chiang Mai , Chiang Rai cup will be played over two days either Monday Tuesday or Wednesday Thursday ( up to us ) in Chiang Mai. The two courses it will be played on are Inthanon golf course and Green Valley. Those of us who played the cup in Chiang rai last year know how close we came to upsetting the cup Holders so we are asking for all Golfers in Chiang rai to seriously consider playing this year. This tournament is being arranged by the Chiang mai people and they are asking for the Number of players we can bring down this year. Can you please advise your committee or your Group organisers or me (0615354864 ) if you can play in this years tournament. If anyone knows of people who might be visiting let them know. All are welcome and the more the merrier. More details will follow when we know the numbers who are playing. Please advise as soon as possible.
Remember its only a game so I hope we get the numbers to kick there arse
It came down to a countback against Bruce Guthrie and Leo but Leo’s stronger back nine was enough to take out the Bernie Memorial Tournament at Waterford Golf Course on Sunday (March 12). There was a total of 18 golfers which included 6 Santiburi members.
The scoring for the top spots was close in beautiful weather tempered by a strong breeze, with Bruce and Leo locked on 38, followed by John (‘Five Points’) on 37 and Keith Holt (36).
It was a great showing from Keith, particularly since he hasn’t played since January.
Nearest the pin on the par threes went to Scott Bieber on the third, Bruce G on the 11th and Keith H on the 15th. Nobody hit the 6th.
There was a draw for best score on six mystery holes and the winners were Rob, Jim, Leo, Mark, Five Points and Bastiaan.
The special Cruel Hand of Fate award went to Will Farris who showed great perseverance and good humour despite a sudden unexpected drop in form and a ton of bad luck that saw him wipe eight of the 18 holes.
Rob Parish paid tribute to Bernie and the others we remember in this tournament, and everybody raised their glasses in a toast.
Will F recalled Bernie with his little stool marching down the fairway and parking himself near the green while he waited for the others to hit up.
Special mention to John Upex who donated a box of balls and Rob who also threw in a sleeve of Srixons for the prize table.
Also thanks to Sara whose painting of Santiburi Golf Course made first prize so special and Neil Horton, the tourament’s previous winner, who spent hours refurbishing what had become a rather tattered trophy.
Complete list of scores:
|Peter R 12
|John F 18
|John U 21
|John C 25
More pictures on Facebook page Chiang Rai Golfers
Dear Chiang Rai Golfers
We have a date, time and place for this year’s Bernie Memorial Tournament.
The tournament will be at Waterford Golf Course on Sunday March 12 at 9am (please arrive 15 minutes early).
Make sure you book through the organisers at the course to get the member rate of 850 baht or 1150 shared cart.
We have set the entry fee at 200 baht to cover the prize table.
Please advise email@example.com if you are attending. Acceptances required by Thursday.
People are free to elect their own four or to go in the draw. Can you advise beforehand.
We will be playing off the blue tees but those who regularly play the whites can do so. Your current handicap will be valid, wherever you play, and the tournament is open to all players.
The competition will be stableford with prizes for first, second and third.
Additionally there will be nearest the pin prizes on the four par threes. There will also be a mystery hole prize and another prize which is still to be decided.
The prizegiving will be at Waterford Golf Club. Food and drink will be available.
Look forward to seeing you.
Chiang Rai Golfers
Chiang Rai Golfers is the other golf group in Chiang Rai. The main difference between them and the Santiburi Members is that they prefer to play at Waterford or Happy City golf courses where it is cheaper.
There are several golfers in Chiang Rai that play with both groups. Chiang Rai Golfers believe as we do that “All Are Welcome” and we encourage all golfers to play where they choose. Both groups get together for community competitions about 5 times a year.
They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and can be found on Facebook as Chiang Rai Golfers.