Updated handicaps — Results June 28 -> July 9, 2018

I will be publishing the handicaps for all the members  and friends that have recently played with us every 2 weeks.  For those with 5 or more cards but less than 10 cards their handicap will be updated weekly.  All handicaps are peer reviewable.  All scores are recorded on this blog.  If anyone wants a listing of theirs or anyone else’s last 20 scores I will send it to them.  Only SMAF rounds played at Santiburi are included in the handicap calculation.   The course rating for all tees is as listed on the Santiburi golf course website.

I will be publishing another handicap commentary probably on Wednesday.

Updated Handicaps – Monday, July 9, 2018

Name Handicap Index Blue Handicap
Members:
Andrew 15.4 17  up 1
Brian J 22.6 24
Bruce G 5.9 6
Egbert 23.4 25
Graham T 19.2 21  up 1
5Points 26.2 28
John P 10.9 12
Leo 19.3 21
Les 29.6 32
Marc 19.8 21
Paul P 17.8 19
Peter R 12.1 13
Young 28.4 29 red
Darryl 15.6 16 (13)
Steve 31.6 32 31 (29)
Bruce K 31.7 32 (30)
Friends
Woody 5.1 6  up 1
Jim 34 37 36 max.
Mike D 13.4 14  8 cards
Peter Mac 13.4 14  6 cards
Rob B 14.7 16  8 cards

For white tee competitions use your index rounded to the nearest whole number.

Darryl, Steve and Bruce K’s white handicaps are 16 / 31 / 32.   When competing against those on the blue tees they should use the number in brackets.

Results – Monday, July 9, 2018

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
24 99 Peter Mac 15 0 -250
37 87 Rob B 16 2 -90
37 85 Mike D 14 2.5 -50
39 92 Leo 23 12.5 750
33 96 Graham 21 1 -170
33 82 Bruce G 7 2.5 -50
33 107 Jim 32 4 70
30 108 Steve – W 30 0.5 -210

Results – Saturday, July 7, 2018

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
32 89 Rob B 13 0.00 -250
32 105 Young 29 0.00 -250
20 116 5Points 28 0.83 -150
30 90 Mike D 12 1.00 -130
35 92 Paul P 19 1.00 -130
38 91 Graham 21 1.00 -130
33 79 Woody 4 1.50 -70
38 77 Bruce G 7 1.50 -70
31 92 Peter Mac 15 2.00 -10
24 115 Jim S 31 3.00 110
42 79 John P 13 4.33 270
41 90 Leo 23 8.83 810

Results – Thursday, July 5, 2018

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
17 119 5Points 28 1.00 -170
29 107 Paul M 28 1.00 -170
33 94 Paul P 19 1.83 -103
33 104 Young 29 1.83 -103
29 110 Jim S 31 2.00 -90
33 96 Graham 21 4.33 97
27 88 Bruce G 7 4.50 110
44 95 Steve – W 31 8.50 430

Results – Monday, July 2, 2018

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
21 105 Paul 18 0.00 -250
33 96 Leo 21 0.50 -205
34 81 Bruce G 7 1.00 -160
30 90 Mike D 12 2.00 -70
28 92 Rob B 12 2.50 -25
36 100 5Points 28 3.00 20
42 96 Young 30 4.00 110
32 97 Graham 21 5.50 245
42 97 Steve – W 31 6.50 335

Results – Saturday, June 30, 2018

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
24 111 Young 27 2.00 -100
30 99 Graham 21 2.00 -100
33 94 Andrew 19 2.00 -100
32 107 Les 31 2.50 -65
31 105 5Points 28 4.00 40
37 90 Paul 19 5.00 110
32 89 John P 13 6.50 215

Results – Thursday, June 28, 2018

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
20 100 Rob B 12 0.00 -250
24 96 Mike D 12 2.00 -150
28 108 5Points 28 2.00 -150
39 76 Bruce G 7 9.00 200
31 98 Leo 21 12.00 350
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Canada Cup Photos – Pt. 1

A spectacularly beautiful day, with moderate temps and partly sunny skies.   A slight breeze made it absolutely perfect for the 10th annual Canada Cup.  Happy City is in excellent shape which made it a perfect venue.

Our goal every year is was for old friends and new to get together for a game of golf.  There were 23 participants who were there to PLAY GOLF AND HAVE FUN.  Two had flown in from Australia and another from Hong Kong because they wanted to play in this event.

The organizers would like to say thank once again to the participants that generously donated to the prize pool.   Chiang Rai Golfers fully supported this year’s Canada Cup not only by all coming out but also by their contribution to and the running of the raffle.   It kept us all drinking beer for much longer.  A very grateful thanks to Ross and Neil.   Keith, Phil, Mike Dunn, Philippe and Peter S.  were also contributors.

Closest to the pins winners each got 12 bottles of Moosehead beer which were donated by Phil.   The beer is Canadian!  You can read about it here.

Judy (#3 and #16), Leo (#7), Mike Devine (#16).

The winner of the Canada Cup was Judy with 36 points.  She won a bottle of Canadian Club Whiskey that was imported all the way from Cana – bodia.

Honorable mentions (who all got prizes) :  Bruce G (35), Steve McG (34), Ross (33), Rob B (33) .

We hope to see you all again next year for the 11th Annual Canada Cup where old friends and new will get together to PLAY GOLF AND HAVE FUN.

— Leo, Will and Bruce K

 

As usual Sven came out and took numerous photos which are on this blog.  Thanks Sven for the photos.

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Updated handicaps — Results June 21 – 25, 2018

I will be publishing the handicaps for all the members every 2 weeks.  All handicaps are peer reviewable.  All scores are recorded on this blog.  If anyone wants a listing of theirs or anyone else’s last 20 scores I will send it to them.  Only SMAF rounds played at Santiburi are included in the handicap calculation.   The course rating for all tees is as listed on the Santiburi golf course website.

Name Handicap Index Blue Handicap
Members:
Andrew 15.1 16
Brian J 22.6 24
Bruce G 5.7 6
Egbert 23.4 25
Graham T 18.4 20
5Points 26.6 29
John P 11.5 12
Leo 19.3 21
Les 29.6 32
Marc 19.8 21
Paul P 17.8 19
Peter R 12.1 13
Young 29.1 29 red
Darryl 15.6 16 (13)
Steve 30.8 33 31 (29)
Bruce K 31.7 32 (30)
Friends
Woody 4.9 5

For white tee competitions use your index rounded to the nearest whole number.

Darryl, Steve and Bruce K’s white handicaps are 16 / 31 / 32.   When competing against those on the blue tees they should use the number in brackets.

Results – Monday, June 25, 2018

Gross Scores (using above calculation) — Par is 72, we played from the blue tees:

  • Graham (HCap 20):  72 + 20 + 36 – 27 = Gross Score 101
  • 5Points (HCap 28):  72 + 28 + 36 – 31 = Gross Score 105
  • Bruce G (HCap 7):  72 + 7 + 36 – 36 = Gross Score 79

Results – Saturday, June 23, 2018

All played from blue tees.

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
30 106 5Points 28 2.00 -130
34 81 Bruce G 7 2.50 -100
42 87 Graham 21 4.00 -10
30 109 Les 31 4.50 20
41 80 John P 13 5.50 80
34 95 Leo 21 6.50 140

Thursday — June 21, 2018

Happy City –  No scores recorded on the blog.

Results — March 10 – June 18, 2018

Due to recent events I have decided to re-activate this blog.   I will have a lot more later.   For the moment I want to have all SMAF scores that have been recorded in one place so here is what was missed.

Results – Monday, June 18, 2018  blue tees

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
35 80 Bruce G 7 1.00 -180
34 79 Woody 5 4.00 -30
36 93 Leo 21 5.00 20
31 98 Graham 21 6.00 70
39 97 5Points 28 7.00 120

 

 

Results – Saturday, June 16, 2018  blue tees.

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
34 95 Graham 21 1.00 -190
37 76 Woody 5 1.00 -190
39 91 Leo 22 2.00 -130
38 83 John P 13 3.00 -70
38 77 Bruce G 7 5.50 80
45 91 5Points 28 12.50 500

 

 

Results – Thursday, June 14, 2018

From the white tees (Judy played from the red tees).

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
30 95 -R Judy 17 0.00 -250
34 104 -W John O 30 0.50 -205
35 93 -W Graham 20 1.50 -115
35 93 -W Leo 20 2.00 -70
37 97 -W 5Points 26 2.00 -70
37 100 -W Rodney 29 3.50 65
24 100 -W Ross 16 4.00 110
41 72 -W Woody 5 5.00 200
43 72 -W Bruce G 7 6.50 335

 

Results – Monday, June 11, 2018

We played our normal skins game from the blue tees.

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
29 84 Woody 5 0.00 -200
27 109 5Points 28 1.00 -150
35 94 Graham 21 3.00 -50
39 76 Bruce G 7 7.00 150
43 78 John P 13 9.00 250

 

Results – Saturday, June 9, 2018

  • We played our normal skins game from the blue tees
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
10 130 Bruce H 32 0.00 -250
35 80 Bruce G 7 1.00 -190
32 104 5Points 28 2.50 -100
33 96 Graham 21 4.00 -10
37 84 John P 13 7.00 170
42 89 Leo 23 10.50 380

 

Results – Thursday, June 7, 2018

We played our regular skins game from the blue tees.

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
32 99 Leo 23 1.00 -200
32 104 5Points 28 2.00 -150
38 77 Bruce G 7 3.00 -100
41 80 John P 13 4.50 -25
41 88 Graham 21 14.50 475

Results – Monday, June 4, 2018

We played our normal skins game from the blue tees.

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
25 104 Graham 21 0.00 -230
27 109 5Points 28 6.00 10
37 78 Bruce G 7 8.00 90
33 96 Leo 21 9.00 130

Results – Saturday, June 2, 2018

We played our regular skins game from the blue tees.

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
33 88 John P. 13 0.00 -250
35 93 Graham 20 4.50 -25
31 98 Leo 21 5.00 0
35 101 5Points 28 5.50 25
40 75 Bruce G 7 10.00 250

Results – Thursday, May 31, 2018

Graham 103, 5Points (net) 104+.

RESULTS

Results – Monday, May 28, 2018

We played our regular skins game from the blue tees.

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
32 96 Graham 20 1.00 -200
36 79 Bruce G 7 4.00 -80
37 84 John P. 13 8.50 100
37 99 5Points 28 10.50 180

Results – Saturday, May 26, 2018

We played our normal skins game from the blue tees.

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
30 98 Graham 20 3.00 -130
33 96 Leo 21 5.00 -50
35 80 Bruce G 7 8.00 70
36 100 5Points 28 9.00 110

Results – Thursday, May 24, 2018

  • 5Points:  Stableford Score 37/Handicap 27/Gross Score 98
  • Bruce G:  Stableford Score 35/Handicap 6/Gross Score 79

Results – Monday, May 21, 2018

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
34 87 John P 13 2.00 -150
28 86 Bruce G 6 2.00 -150
32 103 5Points 27 5.00 0
31 96 Leo 19 6.00 50
40 89 Graham 21 10.00 250

Results – Saturday, May 19, 2018

We played our regular skins game from the blue tees.

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
29 106 5Points 27 3.00 -90
26 101 Leo 19 3.00 -90
38 76 Bruce G 6 5.00 10
37 84 John P 13 6.00 60
43 87 Graham 22 7.00 110

 

Thursday 17/05/18 Report

The scores on the next 4 reports in red have been calculated by Leo and based on the most recent (May 8) handicap report.

Leo                       28pts  ( leo didn’t play skins)  (19/99)

Bruce                   24 pts         1 skin                             -210bht  (6/90)

Jim                       30pts           6 skins                            +10 bht  (35/112)

John Park           34pts            71/2 skins                      +50bht  (15/89)

Graham               34pts           10 1/2 skins                   +170bht  (21/95)

 

Monday 14/05/18 Results

Results  (exact same scores as 12/05 —  I call BS! )

Graham           34pts              -130bht  (21/95)  

Leo                   34pts              -230bht   (19/93)  Leo recorded 89 at his home hcp.

Merv                34pts              +370bht   (25/99)

Bruce G            35pts              -30bht   (6/79)

Jim S                 39pts              +20bht   (35/103)

Both Graham and BruceG recorded the same scores on 12/05 and 14/05.   They probably didn’t catch the mistake.   For handicap purposes I have discarded all the scores except mine as the others have most likely copied the incorrect scores from the blog.

 

Saturday 12/05/18 Report

Scores   Leo     –       34pts   –  Once again Donation Day with nothing but a dent in the wallet      -250bht  (19/93)

Graham     34pts  – 2 skins            -130bht  (21/95)

Merv          34pts   –  12 skins        +370bht   (25/99)

Bruce G      35pts  –   4 skins          -30bht  (6/79)

FHH Jim    39pts   –    5 skins         +20bht   (35/103)

 

Thursday 10/05/18 Report

Scores

Leo                  29 pts         0 skins  (19/98)

John Park       32pts         2 skins     (15/91)

Jim S                33pts         3 skins    (35/110)

Bruce G          35pts          3 skins   (6/79)

Graham           38pts         15 skins   (21/91)

Catch -up Reports & Hcp Update

Thursday 03/05/18

After coffee and checking all weather apps , all voted that Bruce’s was the best  and with that Graham went home Bruce and Marc decided  to give it a go

apparently they made it around dry

Saturday 05/05/18

Wet and forecast was for more to come

MEOW

Monday 07/05/18

Tommy and John P elected not to play skins

Results

Nearest pins  Bruce G to advantage of Woodys absense and took them all

Bruce G          72              42pts                   +200bht   (6/72)

Marc M            95             35pts                   +400bht  (22/95)

Graham           99             29pts                    -150bht  (20/99)

Steve                                     DNF                   -250bht

Jim                   107            28pts                    -200bht   (35/115)

Results – Monday, April 30, 2018

We played our regular skins game from the blue tees.

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
28 105 5Points 25 0.00 -250
31 99 Marc 22 1.00 -180
31 83 Bruce G 6 1.00 -180
36 85 John P 13 4.50 65
26 86 Woody 4 5.00 100
40 88 Graham 20 6.00 170
27 116 Jim 35 7.50 275

Results – Saturday, April 28, 2018

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
29 104 5Points 25 2.00 -130
33 81 Bruce G 6 7.00 120
34 87 John P 13 6.00 70
31 97 Graham 20 3.00 -80
32 98 Marc 22 5.00 20

Results – Thursday, April 26, 2018

We played our normal skins game from the blue tees (Steve and Jim played from the white tees).  John P. did not participate in the skins, but shot an excellent 40 Stableford points.

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
24 109 5Points 25 2.00 -130
31 97 Graham 20 2.50 -100
28 112 Jim – W 32 3.00 -70
29 111 Steve – W 32 3.00 -70
34 94 John F. 20 4.00 -10
34 80 Bruce G 6 10.50 380

Results – Monday, April 23, 2018

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
27 106 5Points 25 0.00 -230
32 96 Graham 20 3.00 -80
41 81 Air 14 4.00 -30
37 93 Marc 22 5.00 20
42 72 Bruce G 6 11.00 320

Results – Saturday, April 21, 2018

  • We had seven participants:  five members and two friends, Woody and Aer.  Woody and Aer played from the gold tees, and Darryl played from the white tees.
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
29 104 5Points 25 1.00 -180
30 91 Darryl – W 13 1.00 -180
34 80 Bruce G 6 1.50 -145
32 90 Air 14 2.00 -110
33 79 Woody 4 3.00 -40
37 91 Graham 20 7.00 240
37 93 Marc 22 9.50 415

Results – Thursday, April 19, 2018

John P., Jockey John, and John F. decided not to play in the skins game, but they played well, shooting 37, 36, and 37 Stableford points respectively.  We played our normal skins game from the blue tees

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
27 99 Richard 18 0.00 -240
30 92 Air 14 3.00 -60
26 105 Peter M. 23 4.00 0
35 93 Graham 20 4.50 30
34 100 5Points 26 5.00 60
32 80 Woody 4 7.50 210

Results – Monday, April 16, 2018

We played our normal skins game from the blue tees (Darryl played from the white tees, and John F. did not participate in the skins.  However he shot a respectable 30 points (gross 98) from the blue tees).

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
32 96 Graham 20 1.00 -190
27 94 Darryl – W 13 2.00 -130
27 87 Bruce G 6 3.00 -70
34 92 Richard 18 3.00 -70
35 77 Woody 4 7.00 170
39 95 5Points 26 9.00 290

Results – Saturday, April 14, 2018

John P. joined us but elected to not participate in the skins.  We played our normal skins game from the blue tees.

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
30 104 5Points 26 0.00 -250
34 88 John P – DNP 14 XXX XXX
34 78 Woody 4 1.00 -190
32 94 Richard 18 2.00 -130
32 96 Graham 20 4.00 -10
36 78 Bruce G 6 8.50 260
35 95 Marc 22 9.50 320

Results – Thursday, April 12, 2018

We played our normal skins game from the blue tees (Darryl played from the white tees).

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
29 97 Richard 18 1.50 -130
31 99 Marc 22 1.50 -130
33 89 John P 14 2.50 -50
37 77 Bruce G 6 3.00 -10
17 117 5Points 26 4.00 70
40 81 Darryl – W 13 4.00 70
40 88 Graham 20 4.00 70
37 75 Woody 4 4.50 110

Results – Monday, April 9, 2018

We decided to play stroke play from the blue tees for 100 baht each, with closest to the pins on the four par-3 holes for 40 baht each.

Player Hcap Gross Net Gross (ESC)
5Points +B260 26 92 66 92
Woody +B240 4 74 70 74
John P.  (-B40) 14 85 71 85
Marc  (-B140) 22 94 72 94
Richard (-B140) 18 91 73 90
Bruce G  (-B60) 6 79 73 79
Andrew  (-B140) 17 92 75 90
Graham  +B20 20 105 85 102

Results – Saturday, April 7, 2018

We played our regular skins game from the blue tees (Bruce K played from the white tees).

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
DNF #### Graham 20 0.00 -250
23 111 5Points 26 0.50 -205
30 96 Richard 18 0.50 -205
22 101 Colin 15 1.00 -160
32 82 Bruce G 6 4.00 110
35 90 Andrew 17 4.00 110
26 110 Bruce K – W 28 5.00 200
35 77 Woody 4 5.00 200
37 93 Marc 22 5.00 200

 

Results – Thursday, April 5, 2018

Darryl played from the white tees — everyone else played from the blue tees.

Team Members Hcap Stb. Scores 1st Six 2nd Six 3rd Six Total
Andrew Andrew

+B160

17 34  91 16 26 41 83
Darryl – W

+B250

13 41 80
Woody

+B250

4 33  79
5Points 5Points

(-B140)

26 28 106 18 30 33 81
Colin

(-B140)

15 42 81
Bruce G

+B40

6 34  80
Graham Graham

(-B140)

20 38  90 16 30 34 80
Marc

(-B140)

23 40  91
Richard

(-B140)

18 31  95

We played our regular skins game from the blue tees (Darryl played from the white tees).

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
32 89 Darryl – W 13 0.50 -205
36 78 Bruce G 6 1.00 -160
34 92 Richard 18 2.00 -70
35 93 Graham 20 2.00 -70
35 97 Brian 24 3.00 20
26 86 Woody 4 3.50 65
35 90 Andrew 17 3.50 65
37 97 5Points 26 4.50 155
39 84 Colin 15 5.00 200

Results – Saturday, March 31, 2018

We played our regular skins game from the blue tees.

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
32 96 Graham 20 0.00 -250
32 89 John P. 13 4.50 20
35 97 Brian 24 2.00 -130
35 79 Bruce G 6 2.00 -130
37 86 Colin 15 10.00 350

 

Results –Mon Mar 26th  2018 Community Cup

Here are the complete results:

Player Stableford Score Handicap Gross Score Place
John “5Points” C. 31 26 103
Bruce G. 36 6 78
Neil H. – White 36 18 90
“Woody” W. 26 4 86
Clay S. – White 37 18 89 4th Place
Ross F. – White 36 15 87
Philippe D. 27 28 109
John P. 32 13 89
Brian J. 35 24 97
Charchy S. 33 12 87
Keith H. – White 31 32 109
Mike D. 34 20 94
Graham T. 40 20 88 3rd Place
Colin T. 27 15 96
Mark W. 26 20 102
Scott B. 29 21 100
Rob M. – White 34 18 92
Darryl J. – White 28 13 93
Steve M. – White 24 31 115
Air M. 32 14 90
Will F. 27 13 94
Marc M. 40 23 91 2nd Place
David S. 9 16 115
Peter S. – White 42 16 82 1st Place
     
Peter M. – White 23 20 105

 

Results – March 24, 2018

We played our regular skins game from the blue tees. – Waterford

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
28 106 5Points 26 8.00 70
38 93 Marc 23 7.00 30
34 98 Brian 24 5.00 -50
33 81 Bruce G 6 5.00 -50

Results – Thursday, March 22, 2018

Santiburi Members and Friends relocated temporarily to Waterford Valley today.

We played our normal skins game from the blue tees (Neil, Ross, and Clay played from the white tees).

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
33 93 Clay – W 18 2.00 -130
35 88 Ross – W 15 3.00 -70
29 98 Neil – W 19 3.50 -40
36 85 John P 13 3.50 -40
37 77 Bruce G 6 5.50 80
36 98 5Points 26 7.50 200

Results – Monday, March 19, 2018

Jockey John elected not to join us in the skins game.  We played our normal game from the blue tees (Steve played from the white tees).

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
32 95 Graham 19 1.50 -115
34 87 John P. 13 1.50 -115
32 108 Steve M – W 32 2.00 -70
30 92 Colin 14 2.50 -25
33 79 Woody 4 3.00 20
35 99 5Points 26 3.00 20
38 76 Bruce G 6 3.00 20
29 103 Brian 24 4.00 110
40 84 Aer 16 4.50 155

Saturday, March 17, 2018

We played at Happy City today.

We had eight participants – six members and two friends (Jockey John, whose birthday is today – Happy Birthday, John! – and Aer).  Jockey John did not participate in the skins. We played our normal skins game, off the white tees with our blue tee handicaps.  However, Steve M said he would play with his white tee handicap, as he normally does at Santiburi.  OK, your funeral Steve.

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
36 87 Peter 15 0.50 -215
38 89 Graham 19 0.50 -215
37 77 Bruce G 6 1.00 -180
27 107 5Points 26 2.00 -110
42 98 Steve M – W 32 4.00 30
37 87 Aer 16 5.00 100
46 85 Marc 23 12.00 590

Results – Thursday, March 15, 2018

Doc and Jockey John (31 stableford points) elected not to join in the skins).  We played our normal skins game from the blue tees (Steve M played from the white tees).

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
30 97 Graham 19 0.00 -250
34 98 Brian 24 0.50 -205
35 86 John P 13 1.00 -160
37 103 Steve M – W 32 1.50 -115
32 102 5Points 26 3.00 20
32 99 Marc 23 3.50 65
39 75 Bruce G 6 3.50 65
41 82 Peter 15 5.00 200
44 80 Aer 16 7.00 380

 

Results – Monday, March 12, 2018

We played our normal skins game from the blue tees (Steve M and Darryl played from the white tees).

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
36 98 5Points 26 6.00 410
24 103 Graham 19 0.00 -250
36 78 Bruce G 6 1.33 -103
41 83 Peter H. 16 4.67 263
30 94 Andrew 16 0.33 -213
38 84 Darryl – W 14 1.00 -140
30 91 John P 13 2.50 25
24 96 Steve T. 12 0.00 -250
32 99 Marc 23 2.00 -30
42 81 Peter 15 5.50 355
36 104 Steve M – W 32 1.67 -67

Results – March 10, 2018

We played our normal skins game from the blue tees (Steve and Darryl played from the white tees).

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
39 95 5Points 26 2.33 7
28 99 Graham 19 0.00 -250
34 80 Bruce G 6 2.00 -30
36 96 Brian 24 0.67 -177
39 85 Andrew 16 2.00 -30
37 87 Darryl – W 16 1.67 -67
37 84 John P 13 0.33 -213
40 95 Egbert 27 8.00 630
43 88 Marc 23 4.67 263
37 86 Peter 15 3.33 117
31 109 Steve – W 32 0.00 -250

 

3) Guest Post

The following was placed in the comments today.   It is well written and I feel it deserves to be a separate post.   Thank you Martin for your thoughts.

Hi All
Been reading about this matter and it is very disappointing to see the event occur. Being part of this group on and off, and then coming back to re-join when we return to Chiang Rai each year, I would like to think that we will be able to see all of our friends there and play in the great skins competition.
Being a current member of a golf club in Australia and playing strict competitions that include side bets etc I would like to make a comment about the ethics of the game. There are a couple players at my club who are known for trying to manipulate their handicap. Recently there was an instance of them doing just that in a round of golf, one of their playing partners reported them (which took courage) and the club had to act. That process did not reflect poorly on the person who reported them, it reflected poorly on the individual who believes that they have a right to behave in that manner and try to make a mockery of the ethics of the game – as well as the ethics of their playing partners.
In this instance, the same should be said. The issue lies with the individual who decided to behave in such a manner. The behavior disrespects the group as a whole and individually disrespects those who were involved in the side bet – irrespective of if it is within the rules of the side bet or not. At no stage should a person believe that it is ok to not play out the round with the intent to play appropriately and with some sort of effort. Picking up on a par 5 having hit just two shots is absurd and should be treated as absurd.
I see that the group has a Code of Conduct in place, that Code should be applied in this instance so that the integrity of the group is maintained. The group is bigger than that one individual member. If that member cannot come back to the group and indicate that they acknowledge what they did was disrespectful then they should not return to the group. No one else should have to feel that they need to leave the group as a result – that is certainly disappointing to me and I hope that the resolution lies in the group coming together to make that not the case.
I would agree that the group can, and probably should forgive, however the matter should not be forgotten and a repeat of it would truly spell the end for that person as there should be no tolerance for it moving forward.

SPECIAL STATEMENT FROM SANTIBURI MEMBERS AND FRIENDS (SMAF) AD-HOC ADMINISTRATION (aka 5Points and Graham)–Results March 8, 2018

For quite a few months now, SMAF has been administered in an ad-hoc way by Leo, Graham, and 5Points.  Leo is a founding member of SMAF, and has had more impact than anyone in making SMAF what it is today, including doing the vast bulk of the administration duties himself for months, establishing and maintaining the handicap system, designing the skins scoring spreadsheet, and creating this blog, as well as doing an incredible job of supporting golf in Chiang Rai in general (Canada Cup, The Tony Memorial, the Bernie Memorial, Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai competitions, etc. – the list goes on and on).  Last Monday, Leo announced his resignation from SMAF.  However, Leo has temporarily retained control of the SMAF Blog you are reading now.  He stated he intends to turn control of the blog over to Graham and 5Points next week, but not until he has a chance to draft and post one last blog post.  Leo has indicated his final post will explain in more detail the side-bet incident involving 5Points and one other SMAF participant, and describe how the actions of the SMAF participant reflects poorly on the SMAF participant and on anyone who condones the SMAF participant’s actions.  For the record, 5Points and Graham disagree with Leo on this point – we think it was one bad golf day for the SMAF participant that can be dismissed like the bad golf days we have all had – and an informal poll of other SMAF members closely corresponds with our views on the matter.  5Points and Graham consider Leo’s plan to use this SMAF blog (and the voice of Santiburi Members and Friends) to broadcast publicly his personal opinions to be grossly inappropriate.  5Points and Graham wish all readers of this blog to be aware that Leo’s blog post, when it is published, constitutes his opinion, and does not reflect the position of Santiburi Members and Friends – neither the remaining members of the ad-hoc administration nor the rest of the SMAF participants.  Apart from that, we wish Leo well and welcome him back to play with us any time.

We had 10 participants with us today:  8 members and two friends (Ae and Jockey John).  Darryl had to leave early, so he did not participate in the skins, and Jockey John elected to not participate as well —  however, Jockey John did shoot an excellent 40 points from the blue tees using his SMAF handicap, which would have been a winning score.  We played our normal skins game from the blue tees (Steve played from the white tees).  The course remains in great shape in the run-up to the pro tournament.  They have spread some sand on some of the fairways and aprons, and they were doing some aeration in the always persnickety 10th fairway under the trees.  The 11th and 12th greens have also received some sanding.

Perhaps because of the new handicaps which recently came out, the scoring was not as intense today.  Brian and Peter tied for the top Stableford prize, with 38 points each.  Brian got the closest prize on the third hole, and Bruce G took the prize on hole 7.  Ae knocked it stiff to 8 feet on Hole 12 to win, and edged Bruce G on Hole 17….  No, wait, Ae three-putted 17 from 42 feet, and his “Walk of Shame” left the prize to Bruce G (45 feet).

Here are the results:

Stableford

  • Winner/Runner-Up (Tie):  Brian (38 Points) and Peter (38 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Brian
  • Hole 7:  Bruce G
  • Hole 12:  Ae
  • Hole 17:  Bruce G (Ae did the Walk of Shame)

stb

score

Players

hcap

Skins

Money

28

106

5Points

26

1.50

-130

31

96

Graham

19

0.50

-210

34

80

Bruce G

6

4.00

70

38

94

Brian

24

7.00

310

33

91

Andrew

16

4.00

70

35

89

Ae

16

1.00

-170

38

85

Peter

15

3.50

30

34

106

Steve – W

32

3.50

30

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

·         Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8:32 AM (please be at the course by 8:15 AM)

·         SMAF plays every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8:30 AM.  Please be at  the course by 8:15 AM!

·         Save the Date:  Monday, March 26, 2018 — SMAF-Sponsored COMMUNITY CUP Tournament — The day after the Singha Masters Pro event concludes.  More details to come!

Chiang Rai Golfers:

·         Tuesday, March 13, Waterford, 8.30am

·         Thursday, March 15, Happy City, 8.30am (All-up price is 1400 baht, including compulsory single cart).

Results – Monday, March 5, 2018

Another sunny, very warm day with the course in excellent condition.  The rough is getting long, and the fairways and greens are near perfect.

We had 11 players today:  nine members, and two friends (“Jockey” John, a former member and long-time SMAF participant, and Ae, who came with Steve).  We played our normal skins game from the blue tees.  Jockey John decided not to participate in the skins game.  However, he shot 40 points, so he may join in with us on Thursday.  Leo and Steve played from the white tees.

Leo mentioned recently that historically, scores and handicaps start to come down this time of year, as the course begins to come up to perfection in the lead up to the Singha professional tournament.  Today’s scores certainly reflect that reality.  There were four Stableford scores in the 40’s (five if you count Jockey John’s 40), and four other scores greater than 35.  You had to be shooting fours if you wanted to be in the money.

Ae took the top Stableford spot with 45 points.  Steve came in second with 44 (he also won the most skins, with 6.83, garnering 433 baht).  Egbert came in third with 43 (he tied for second with 5Points in skins, with 4.00 skins and 150 baht).

Bruce got closest on Holes 2 and 7.  Leo took Hole 12, and Brian got hole 17.

Plans are starting to come together for the Community Cup, scheduled for March 26th, the day after the final round of the Pro tournament.  5Points contacted the course management, and they confirmed that the course setup for the Community Cup will be the same as the pros will be playing on Sunday, with the rough still long and the pin placements designed to force good shots.  More info to come shortly!

Here are today’s results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Ae (45 Points)
  • Runner-Up:  Steve (44 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Bruce G
  • Hole 7:  Bruce G
  • Hole 12:  Leo
  • Hole 17:  Brian
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
37 98 5Points 27 4.00 150
43 93 Egbert 28 4.00 150
38 85 Leo – W 15 2.67 17
36 93 Graham 21 0.50 -200
40 77 Bruce G 9 2.50 0
38 94 Brian 24 1.33 -117
29* 97 Andrew 18 0.00 -250
45 81 Ae 18 3.17 67
29 94 Peter 15 0.00 -250
44 96 Steve – W 32 6.83 433

*manipulated score — declared invalid

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018, 8:32 AM (please be at the course by 8:15 AM)
  • SMAF plays every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8:30 AM.  Please be at  the course by 8:15 AM!
  • Save the Date:  Monday, March 26, 2018 — SMAF-Sponsored COMMUNITY CUP Tournament — The day after the Singha Masters Pro event concludes.  More details to come!

Chiang Rai Golfers:

  • Tuesday, March 6, Waterford, 8.30am — Tea Bag Tournament
  • Tuesday, March 13, Waterford, 8.30am
  • Thursday, March 15, Happy City, 8.30am (All-up price is 1400 baht, including compulsory single cart).

 

Results – March 3, 2018

A warm, sunny, beautiful day for golf.  The course is in excellent condition and getting better.

Announcement:  Effective immediately, Santiburi Members and Friends will play the ball “down”; that is, no more “lift, clean and place” in the fairways.  As mentioned above, the course is in excellent condition, and there just is no reason to touch your ball, even if it gets a miniscule bit of dirt on it.  Obviously, if there is a major weather event or abnormal ground conditions arise, we will modify the policy as needed, but the blanket “lift, clean and place” policy is hereby rescinded.

We had eight participants today, all members.  We played our normal skins game from the blue tees (Leo and Steve played from the white tees).

Egbert posted 42 points to win the Stableford competition by one point over Graham and Andrew (41 points each).  Egbert also won the most skins (7 skins for 310 baht).  Brian came in second with 6 skins and 230 baht.

Bruce G got closest on 3 and 12 (times 2, since Andrew did the Walk of Shame on 7), and Brian got closest on 17.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Egbert (42 points)
  • Runner(s)-Up:  Graham (41 points); Andrew (41 points)

Closest to the pins:

  • Hole 3: Bruce G
  • Hole 7:  No One (Andrew did the Walk of Shame)
  • Hole 12:  Bruce G (x2)
  • Hole 17:  Brian
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
35 100 5Points 27 3.50 30
42 94 Egbert 28 7.00 310
26 97 Leo – W 15 0.50 -210
41 88 Graham 21 2.00 -90
39 78 Bruce G 9 3.00 -10
33 99 Brian 24 6.00 230
41 85 Andrew 18 2.00 -90
34 106 Steve – W 32 1.00 -170

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Monday, March 5, 2018, 8:32 AM (please be at the course by 8:15 AM)
  • SMAF plays every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8:30 AM.  Please be at  the course by 8:15 AM!
  • Save the Date:  Monday, March 26, 2018 — SMAF-Sponsored COMMUNITY CUP Tournament — The day after the Singha Masters Pro event concludes.  More details to come!

Chiang Rai Golfers:

  • Tuesday, March 6, Waterford, 8.30am — Tea Bag Tournament
  • Tuesday, March 13, Waterford, 8.30am
  • Thursday, March 15, Happy City, 8.30am (All-up price is 1400 baht, including compulsory single cart).

 

Results – Thursday, March 1, 2018

A beautiful, nearly cloudless day – Maka Bucha Day – no beer on tap, but plenty of good golf.  The course is looking very good, except for a couple of greens on the back nine which could be better as the pro tournament approaches.  We had eight participants: seven members and one friend (Jesse).  John Park returned after being away.  We played our normal skins game from the blue tees (Leo played from the white tees).

Jesse cleaned up most of the closest-to-the-pin prizes, taking Hole 3 and 12 (for two skins after no one hit Hole 7).  John Park hit the flag on 12, and his ball dropped to about 3 feet, but Jesse, never daunted, calmly put his ball one foot from the pin.  Jesse also put it close on 17, but Graham was closer, and Leo closer still.

5Points posted 41 stableford points (including an eponymous 5-point birdie on Hole 4) to take the top Stableford prize.  Leo, Egbert, and Bruce G each posted 38 stableford points to grudgingly share the runner-up prize.  all players ended up north of 30 points.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  5Points (41 Points)
  • Runner(s)-up:  Leo, Egbert, and Bruce G (38 Points)

Closest to the pins:

  • Hole 3:  Jesse
  • Hole 7:  No One
  • Hole 12:  Jesse (x2)
  • Hole 17:  Leo
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
41 94 5Points 27 9.00 470
38 98 Egbert 28 1.83 -103
38 85 Leo – W 15 4.83 137
34 95 Graham 21 1.00 -170
38 79 Bruce G 9 0.83 -183
33 99 Brian 24 2.00 -90
31 86 Jesse 9 3.00 -10
32 89 John P. 13 2.50 -50

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:32 AM (please be at the course by 8:15 AM)
  • SMAF plays every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8:30 AM.  Please be at  the course by 8:15 AM!

Chiang Rai Golfers:

  • Tuesday, March 6, Waterford, 8.30am
  • There will also be a group playing at Santiburi,  at 8.30am on Tuesday (Mar 6), for those who want to take advantage of Santi’s new low-season prices of 1300 baht walking or 1900 baht with cart.
  • Tuesday, March 13, Waterford, 8.30am
  • Thursday, March 15, Happy City, 8.30am (All-up price is 1400 baht, including compulsory single cart).