Results – August 14, 2017

Another steamy day at Santiburi.  The greenskeeper staff did small-tine aeration on the front nine greens in front of our group, and spread topsoil on the greens behind us.  The aeration was virtually unnoticeable.  The sanding will likely be unnoticeable by next Thursday, when we play again.  The course was in excellent condition.

We had seven players:  Five members and two friends, Colin and Jeff.  Jeff and Peter are returning to Pattaya shortly, so this is Jeff’s last round with us.  It was a pleasure meeting you and playing with you, Jeff!  Please join us again when you are in town!  Peter will return in three weeks or so.

We played individual skins.  Here are the results:

Stableford scores:

  • Winner:  Andrew (37 points)
  • Runner(s)-up:  Bruce G (35 points) and Colin (35 points)

Closest-to-the-pins:

  • Hole 3:  Peter
  • Hole 7:  Bruce G (edged out Colin)
  • Hole 12:  Bruce G (edged out Peter)
  • Hole 17: Colin
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
22 112 5Points 26 4.00 30
28 102 Graham 22 1.50 -145
35 78 Bruce G 5 5.00 100
37 87 Andrew 16 5.50 135
35 89 Colin 16 6.50 205
32 86 Peter 10 1.50 -145
30 92 Jeff 14 1.00 -180

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.   Please be at the course by 8.15am.

Chiang Rai Golfers.

  • Waterford  Tuesday 15th  8 30am

Results – August 12, 2017

It was a warm, muggy day at Santiburi.  The course was in fine condition, with all bunkers repaired and the fairways in good shape.  We had eight players:  six members and two friends, Colin and Jeff.  The Organizer of the Day, Andrew, called for foursome skins, with team awards for closest-to-the-pins on all par 3’s and team awards for the best stableford score and runner-up score.

I’ll go ahead and say it, 5Points was hard-pressed to figure all this out at the end.  Maybe he should drink; it may have all been clearer at the end of the day.  Nonetheless, after some interminable delays, we calculated the winnings and came to an amicable agreement on the outcome.  Leo, come back!  Everyone agrees, you do this so much better than 5Points!

Here are the results:

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3: Bruce G (1 skin for Team Bruce G)
  • Hole 7: Peter (1 skin for Team 5Points)
  • Hole 12: Andrew (1 skin for Team Graham)
  • Hole 17: Jeff (1 skin for Team Les)

Stableford:

  • Stableford Winner:  Bruce G – 35 Points (2 skins for Team Bruce G)
  • Runner Up:  Tie Andrew and Graham – 32 Points (1 skin for Team Graham)

With team skins, each team records the best stableford score for each hole.  With four teams, a tie is a carryover — holes must be won outright.    There were a lot of carry-overs, and once again Team Les made the right scores on the right holes, including winning 7 skins on hole 10.  Team Bruce G won 6 skins on hole 18 due to a tie, since our standard practice with blind skins is to award a carry-over on hole 18 to the team with the highest stableford score.

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
29 105 5Points 26 0.50 -210
24 94 Peter 10 0.50 -210
  Team 5Points 1.00 -420
32 98 Graham 22 2.00 -90
32 92 Andrew 16 2.00 -90
Team Graham 4.00 -180
35 78 Bruce G 5 4.50 110
31 93 Colin 16 4.50 110
Team Bruce G
9.00 220
31 111 Les 34 5.50 190
27 95 Jeff 14 5.50 190
Team Les 11.00 380

Santiburi Members and Friends

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.   Please be at the course by 8.15am.

Chiang Rai Golfers.

  • Waterford  Tuesday 15th  8 30am

Results – August 10, 2017

A beautiful day at Santiburi.  The course was in pretty good condition, still recovering from recent rains and fairway maintenance, but bunkers in generally good shape.  We had eight players:  six members, and two friends, Colin and Jeff, a friend of Peter R’s from Pattaya.  We played four man teams, with each team counting the two best scores of their group, at 100 baht per player.  We also recorded the closest-to-the-pins on all par=3 holes (40 baht), and paid 20 baht per player to the individual with the best stableford score.

Les struggled mightily to carry his team, but they just sucked too badly.  Les won the individual honors, but his team could only muster 82 points to Graham’s team score of 90.

Santiburi Members and Friends collected 3,500 baht as a condolence gift for Santiburi staff member Jitten Insorn, who was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, and who will be cremated tomorrow.  The gift was donated to Mr. Insorn’s family in the name of Santiburi Members and Friends Golf Association.

Here are the results:

Closest-to-the-pins:

  • Hole 3:  5Points
  • Hole 7:  No One
  • Hole 12:  Graham (x2)
  • Hole 17:  Bruce G

Stableford Score:  Les (42 Points)

stb score Players hcap Money
41 89 Graham 22 200
35 89 Andrew 16 40
38 75 Bruce G 5 120
35 87 Jeff 14 40
90 Team Graham Winner!
25 109 5Points 26 (-80)
25 93 Peter R 10 (-160)
42 100 Les 34 0
28 96 Colin 16 (-160)
82 Team 5Points

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.   Please be at the course by 8.15am.

Chiang Rai Golfers.

  • Sunday 13th  Contact Rob Parish for venue and tee time on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk
  • Waterford  Tuesday 15th  8 30am

 

Results – August 7, 2017

Once again the course had received a lot of rain, and  was affected by eroded or water-filled bunkers and soft fairways.  We elected to play all bunkers which had not been repaired as Ground Under Repair, with a free drop.  We also played Lift, Clean and Place in the fairways.

We had eight players (six members and two friends, Colin and John F).  We elected to play foursomes (two-man teams, with the team stableford score being the better ball).  We drew for teams, and each player contributed B100 for the winner-take-all pot.

The final scores were tightly grouped (within 3 points).  Colin and Les posted a winning score of 44.  Notably, Les scored 26 points on the back nine to post the team score on all nine holes and he also broke 100 for the first time.  He complained of back pain at the end, having carried his partner Colin on the entire back nine.  It was hit the ball, drag Colin, hit the ball, drag Colin!  Les graciously covered the drinks at the end, due to his 99 score.  Way to go, Les!

On a sad note, we received news that a Santiburi staff employee, Mr. Jittin Insorn, suffered fatal injuries in a motorcycle accident last night.  Mr. Insorn, age 23, worked in the bar/enclosed area in the upstairs restaurant.  His remains will be cremated on Friday, August 11.  On Thursday, John Cates (5Points) will be accepting voluntary donations for Mr. Insorn’s family to express our condolences.  Please see 5Points if you would like to contribute.

Here are the results:

stb score Players hcap Money
33 97 Graham 22 0
27 93 Peter R 12 0
41 Team Graham
37 97 5Points 26 0
33 80 Bruce G 5 0
42 Team 5Points
35 95 Marc 22 0
33 93 John F 18 0
43 Team Marc
43 99 Les 34 400
28 96 Colin 16 400
44 Team Les  Winner!

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.   Please be at the course by 8.15am.

Chiang Rai Golfers.

  • Tuesday 8 Aug:  Waterford 8.30am.

Results – Saturday, August 5, 2017

Today opened beautifully, mostly cloudy and mild, but the weather report was not positive.  Sure enough, it rained on our group for about three holes as we made the turn, but it stopped after that and we finished the round with no problems.  The course is in fine shape, although some of the back nine fairways have been cored over the last week or so.

We had six members and one friend – Colin.  Marc did not participate in the skins game.  Skins is one of our favorite games because it keeps one engaged — even if one is not having the greatest round, all it takes is one (or two) holes to get you in the winner’s circle.  So it was for Les, who won hole 10 for four skins, and hole 17 for five skins, despite having the second-lowest stableford score.  Andrew said he was going to go to the driving range on Monday!  Good luck, Andrew!  Let us know how it goes.  We may be right behind you!

Results:

  • Closest to the Pins:
    • Hole 3:  Colin
    • Hole 7:  Graham
    • Hole 12:  Graham (beating Bruce G by about 1.5 feet)
    • Hole 17:  No one
  • Stableford
    • Winner:  Graham (38 Points)
    • Runner-Up:  Bruce G (33 Points)

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
24 110 5Points 26 1 -180
38 92 Graham 22 8 240
33 80 Bruce G 5 2 -120
28 96 Andrew 16 1 -180
25 116 Les 33 9 300
31 93 Colin 16 3 -60

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.   Please be at the course by 8.15am.

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Sunday 6 Aug:  Waterford, 8:30 am.  Contact Rob and let him know if you are coming.
  • Tuesday 8 Aug:  Waterford 8.30am.

Results — Thurs Aug 3

It was a beautiful, sunny day at Santiburi.  We had seven players:  four members and three friends, John F, Will + Colin.  Bruce K and Leo dropped by for lunch.  The course is in excellent condition.  The scores were unusually poor today.   Graham and Andrew both hit 2 balls into the water at the 17th — then had a discussion about who shot their ball furthest before ending up in the water.   For the first time the stableford was shared by three golfers.  Bruce G found a lot of Australian donations on the table at the end of the day.

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Colin
  • Hole 7: Bruce G
  • Hole 12:  Bruce G
  • Hole 17:  Bruce G

Stableford:

  • Winners : 33 points — Bruce G, John F, Les

Today’s scores:

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
33 80 Bruce G 5 8 310
28 102 Graham 22 nought -250
33 93 John F 18 5 100
29 95 Andrew 16 1 -180
20 102 Will 14 1 -180
33 109 Les 34 4 30
27 97 Colin 16 6 170

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.  Be at the course by 8.15am.

Chiang Rai Golfers

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Results — July 31st — updated handicaps

Number of rounds played by Santiburi Members and Friends:

Jan 1 – July 31, 2016   :  563            Jan 1 – July 31, 2017  :  581

 

It was a beautiful, sunny day but humid at Santiburi.  Caddie 911 wasn’t there for the humidity test.  There was a huge rain cloud that opened up shortly after finishing.   There were four members and one friend, Colin.  The course was in excellent condition but the 18th green hasn’t been draining well during rainstorms.  It appears that they may be setting up a temporary green.   If that happens it usually takes them 3 months to get the new green completed.

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Bruce G
  • Hole 7:  Les
  • Hole 12:  Bruce G
  • Hole 17:  no one

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Bruce G (35 Points)
  • Runners Up:  Bruce K, Graham  (31 Points)

Here are the results:

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
35 79 Bruce G 6 7 110
31 99 Graham 22 0.5 -215
30 112 Les 34 10 260
31 106 Bruce K 29 1.5 -165
26 96 Colin 14 5 10

Handicap changes:   Bruce G drops to 5,  Colin and Andrew are assigned 16 which will be reviewed after they have 5 current scores with us.

Name Handicap Index Blue Handicap
Members:
Andrew 16 assigned
Brian J 21.8 24
Bruce G 4.3 5  down 1
Darryl 17.1 18
Egbert 24.6 27
Graham T 20.8 22
5Points 26
Jockey John 20.3 22
Leo 16.2 17
Les 31.5 34
Marc 32.7 22
Steve 32.5 35
Peter R 11.5 12
Bruce K 30.4 31 plays 29
Friends
Colin 16 assigned
Will 12.6 14

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Thursday, Saturday and Monday. Be at the course by 8.15am

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Waterford, Tuesday August 1, 8.30am (tomorrow)

Results — Sat July 29

Three Santiburi members — Bruce, Graham, Andrew + 1 Friend — Colin (who is back with us for about a month)
Weather was perfect at Santiburi. No rain and very few people on the course.  We decided to play match play with Graham and Bruce against Colin and Andrew.  Team Colin burst out of the blocks and were 4 up after six holes.  Graham had decided he needed Bruce to carry him as he was playing bad.  At the turn Team Colin where 3 up and won the front 50 baht.
The  game turned on the back nine with Graham starting to come good.  On the last hole the match was all square.  Graham stating he had 19 points for the last eight holes. He then promptly wiped the eighteenth.  It came down to a final shot between Bruce and Andrew from 100 out.   Bruce hit a low skungy shot to about 10 foot and won the hole and the match one up.  Bruce and Graham won 50 baht.
A good day was had by all.  Nearest the pins all went to Bruce.  No scores were recorded.

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.   Please be at the course by 8.15am.

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Waterford, Tuesday August 1, 8.30am

Results – Thurs July 27, 2017

It was a beautiful, sunny day at Santiburi.  We had seven players:  five members and two friends, Will + Merv.  The course was in excellent condition, with only a few bunkers that still had some standing water.  We played the ball down, playing our regular skins game.  This is the first time Andrew has been back for our regular thrice-weekly get-together.  Welcome back Andrew!

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Will
  • Hole 7: No one (5Points did the walk of shame)
  • Hole 12:  Bruce G (times 2)
  • Hole 17:  Bruce G

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Graham (37 Points)
  • Runner Up:  Bruce G (36 Points)
  • Honorable Mention:  Will (35 Points)

Here are the results:

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
28 106 5Points 26 0.50 -215
37 93 Graham 22 7.00 240
36 78 Bruce G 6 6.50 205
26 98 Andrew 16 1.50 -145
27 114 Steve 33 3.00 -40
28 112 Merv 32 2.00 -110
35 87 Will 14 4.50 65

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends

  • Every Thursday, Saturday and Monday. Be at the course by 8.15am

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Waterford, Tuesday August 1, 8.30am

Results – Saturday, July 22, 2017 – Canada Cup Announcement

Please see the Canada Cup Announcement at the bottom of this post.

There were five members playing today.  The course has continued to receive considerable rain, and the bunkers remain compromised to the point that the players agreed to consider all bunkers “Ground Under Repair”, with a free drop outside the bunker.  We also played “Lift, clean and place in the fairway”.  The lakes are very high, to the point that hole 2 and hole 4 lakeside bunkers were actually part of the new, much larger lake.  Still, the fairways remained generally firm.  We played our normal skins game.

Here are today’s results:

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
32 102 5Points 26 7.50 135
31 99 Graham 22 4.00 -40
32 82 Bruce G 6 3.00 -90
22 119 Steve 33 3.50 -65
39 103 Les 34 6.00 60

NEXT EVENTS:

Canada Cup:  July 24, 2017, Santiburi Golf Course, be at the course by 8:15 AM

We wish to remind all that the Canada Cup (which is by invitation only) is not a Santiburi Members and Friends event.   However,  it is our understanding that those who were not invited will be allowed to compete if they were to show up.   The Canada Cup organizers believes that anyone who shows up for a round of golf should never be told “You can’t play”.   An email from the organizers will be going out later today to those that signed up.

As many are aware Leo walked off the golf course in pain 2 weeks ago.   He informed us today that he will be putting his membership up for sale next week as he is not sure when or even if he will be able to play again.  He will be auctioning off his membership which expires a year from now.   Leo will continue to do the handicaps for the members as long as the members want him to do it.   The blog entries with the results will usually be done by 5Points.

Santiburi Members and Friends plays every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.   Please be at the golf course by 8:15 AM.   All are always welcome.

Chiang Rai Golfers are at Waterford tomorrow 8 AM — contact Rob P to confirm.   Also Tuesday at Waterford 8:30 AM and Thursday at Happy City 8:30 AM.