Results: Saturday, December 9, 2017

The day started out looking like rain, but it never materialized.  The course had had some rain over night, however, and was a little muddy in a few places — nothing substantial.

We had seven participants:  six members and one friend, Ralph.  We played our regular skins game off the blue tees (Ralph, white tees).

No one was putting up highlights for ESPN sportscenter.  Egbert won the stableford and Bruce G came in second.  Four of the group — more than half — tied at a measly 30 Stableford points.  Egbert edged Bruce G for closest on the 3rd hole.  Bruce got the 7th and the 17th.  Graham hit a nice shot to take the 12th away from Ralph.

There was some excitement between 5Points and Bruce G.  They made their normal side bet — 100 baht on the total stableford score, with the proviso that if either score was below 30 points, the bet is off.  After 5Points skidded to a mere 10 points on the front nine, it appeared the bet would be off!  5Points, never one to let himself get off the hook so easily, pressed Bruce G on the back 9, with the cut-off 15 points.  Bruce G accepted the bet, but then immediately reeled off 5 bogies for one point each, while 5Points got his game into action.  It turned out both bets were on, with 5Points scoring exactly 30 (20 points on the back).  Bruce G scored 16 points to lose the back nine but win the over-all.  No blood!  5Points reported later that if he had simply missed his last putt, he would have won the back nine and had no contest on the overall, meaning +100 baht for him.  But integrity and love for the game and the spirit of sportsmanship, yada yada yada, won the day and he tapped in his final putt to score 30.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Egbert (35 Points)
  • Runner-Up:  Bruce G (34 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Egbert
  • Hole 7:  Bruce G
  • Hole 12:  Graham
  • Hole 17:  Bruce G
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
30 108 5Points 30 2.00 -110
30 102 Brian 24 0.50 -215
35 97 Egbert 24 7.00 240
34 80 Bruce G 6 4.00 30
30 114 Ralph – W 36 3.00 -40
30 100 Graham 22 3.50 -5
31 96 Andrew 19 5.00 100

Next Events:

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

  • Waterford, Sunday, December 10, 8.30am  See Rob for details on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk.
  • Waterford, Tuesday, December 12, 9am
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Results: Monday. December 4, 2017

Weather beautiful, Santiburi in perfect condition – another late fall day in Chiang Rai.  What’s not to like?

We had seven participants today – six members and one friend, Ralph.  We played our regular skins game from the blue tees, except for Ralph, who played from the white tees.  Brian once again dominated, winning the stableford prize and the most skins.  However, Egbert and 5Points got in some action as well, taking 4.5 skins each, partially on the strength of getting closest on the par-3 holes.  Graham was second on the stableford score, but ended up being a (minor) donator.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Brian (38 Points)
  • Runner-up:  Graham (37 points)

Closest-to-the-pins:

  • Hole 3:  Bruce G
  • Hole 7:  No One
  • Hole 12:  Egbert
  • Hole 17:  5Points
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
32 106 5Points 30 4.50 65
38 96 Brian 26 6.50 205
35 98 Egbert 25 4.50 65
31 82 Bruce G 5 2.50 -75
28 116 Ralph – W 36 2.00 -110
37 92 Graham 21 3.50 -5
35 103 Les 30 1.50 -145

Next Events:

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

  • Tuesday, December 5, Waterford 9am

 

Results: December 2, 2017; Participation Stats

Participation Statistics, January – November 2017:

Number of rounds played by Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Jan 1 – Nov 30, 2016 :  833
  • Jan 1 – Nov 30, 2017 :  892

Another beautiful day at pristine Santiburi.  We had six participants: five members and one friend, Ralph.  We played our regular skins game from the blue tees, except for Raplh, who played from the white tees.

5Points, who is once again side-betting with Bruce G, lost to Bruce by one Stableford point.  Hold that thought firmly in your mind.

Brian and Bruce G tied to win the Stableford prize, with 36 points each.

A highlight of the round is that Ralph won a closest-to-the-pin prize, his first ever.  He was the closest on Hole #3.  No one hit the green on Hole #7.  Bruce G was the closest among his group on hole #12, but it was still quite a long way away.  Both Brian and Egbert hit the green on #12, but they were farther away than Bruce G.  5Points hit a beautiful shot to within 15 feet, well within Bruce G’s shot.  However, he did the Walk of Shame.  Had he merely parred the hole, he would have won two skins for closest, tied Egbert for the hole, and tied with Bruce G and Brian for the best Stableford score, and tied Bruce G for their side bet.  Who knew so much was riding on that 3-foot par putt?  If he would have birdied it, even more skins and accolades would have been heaped at his feet.

As Graham say, “If me auntie had cojones” (I’m paraphrasing for a broad audience) “she’d be me uncle!”

Bruce G won closest on 17.

Graham, who won everything in sight last time, could only muster 26 points today, but he was still pleased to win a couple of skins anyway.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner and Runner-Up:  Bruce G & Brian (36 points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Ralph
  • Hole 7:  No One
  • Hole 12:  Bruce G (x2)
  • Hole 17:  Bruce G

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
35 103 5Points 30 3.50 -40
36 98 Brian 26 5.00 50
35 98 Egbert 25 2.50 -100
36 77 Bruce G 5 6.50 140
32 112 Ralph (W) 36 5.50 80
26 103 Graham 21 2.00 -130

Next Events:

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

  • Sunday, December 3, Happy City, 8.30am (Special price of 1400 baht including buggy, provided you show your Thai driver’s license).  Contact Rob Parish on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk if you want to play.
  • Tuesday, December 5, Waterford 9am

 

Results: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Another sunny, mild late fall day.  The course is in excellent condition.

We had seven participants today:  five members and two friends, Ralph and Uli.  Uli is playing his last round with us (for now), as he is returning the real world, where one must work for a living and can’t play golf nearly everyday in the tropical sunshine.  Too bad for Uli!  We really enjoyed your company, Uli!  Please come back soon.

We played our regular skins game from the blue tees, except for Ralph, who played form the white tees.  Graham literally won all the money today, as he was the only person who did not have to donate something.  He and Egbert tied for the Stableford honors, and Graham also won three of the four closest-to-the-pin prizes (Bruce G won the other one).

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner/Runner Up:  Graham & Egbert (38 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Bruce G
  • Hole 7:  No One (It is rumored that Bruce G did the Walk Of Shame, but he declaimed that he had no shame.  I guess it is the Walk of No Shame)
  • Hole 12:  Graham (x2)
  • Hole 17:  Graham

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
35 103 5Points 30 2.00 -110
33 101 Brian 26 1.00 -180
32 93 Uli 17 1.50 -145
38 95 Egbert 25 3.00 -40
34 79 Bruce G 5 3.50 -5
32 112 Ralph – W 36 3.00 -40
38 91 Graham 21 11.00 520

Next Events:

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

  • Sunday, December 3, Happy City, 8.30am (Special price of 1400 baht including buggy, provided you show your Thai driver’s license).  Contact Rob Parish on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk if you want to play.
  • Tuesday, December 5, Waterford 9am

 

Results: Monday, November 27, 2017

An overcast day with mild temperatures, outstanding for golf.  The course is in excellent condition.  This being maintenance Monday, the staff were hard at work poking small holes in the front nine greens, so the starter requested we play the back nine first.  By the time we arrived at the front nine, the greens looked nearly unblemished, and the work had no effect whatsoever.

Today we had nine participants:  seven members and two friends, Ralph and Uli.  We played our normal skins game from the blue tees, except for Leo and Ralph, who played from the white tees.  No one hit the 7th (last) par 3, so that closest-to-the-pin prize was not awarded.

Brian rolled to victory today, taking the Stableford top spot with 39 points, and winning 9.5 skins to take the top money as well.  5Points came in second on both the Stableford (36) and the skins total as well. Ralph was the only other player to come out on the positive side, winning 30 baht.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Brian (39 Points)
  • Runner-Up:  5Points (36 Points)

Closest to the pins:

  • Hole 12:  Les
  • Hole 17:  Egbert
  • Hole 3:  Brian
  • Hole 7:  No One — Not Awarded

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
36 102 5Points 30 4.00 120
39 95 Brian 26 9.50 615
28 93 Leo – W 13 1.00 -150
30 95 Uli 17 2.00 -60
31 102 Egbert 25 2.00 -60
29 109 Les 30 2.50 -15
27 86 Bruce G 5 0.00 -240
28 116 Ralph – W 36 3.00 30
32 97 Graham 21 0.00 -240

Next Events:

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

  • Waterford, Tuesday 28 November, 7.50am (Walking special 550 baht)

 

Results: Saturday, November 25, 2017

It rained last night and this morning (contrary to the weather forecast) and that was enough to scare off a few of our regular members and friends.  However, three fearless members braved the elements (5Points, Egbert and Brian).  By start time, the rain had been over for well over an hour, and the course was in perfect condition.  The weather remained cool and overcast all day.

We played our regular skins game off the blue tees.  Brian got 40 points to take the Stableford prize, with 5Points posting 34 to take runner-up.  No one hit a par-3 green all day, with the exception of Egbert on hole 17, and he converted his par to take four skins.

Here are the results:

Stableford

  • Winner:  Brian (40 Points)
  • Runner-Up:  5Points (34 Points)

Closest-to-the-pins:

  • Hole 3:  No One
  • Hole 7:  No One
  • Hole 12:  No One
  • Hole 17:  Egbert (4 Skins)
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
34 104 5Points 30 5.00 -80
40 94 Brian 26 11.00 100
28 105 Egbert 25 7.00 -20

Next Events:

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

  • Waterford, Sunday 26 November, 8.30am Contact Rob Parish on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk to confirm.
  • Waterford, Tuesday 28 November, 7.50am (Walking special 550 baht)

Results – November 2, 2017

Another beautiful day for golf.  Please be advised the high season rates are in effect at Santiburi:  Weekdays green fee B2,000; Weekends and Holidays:  B2,500.  Caddy Fee is B300 and Cart Fee is B600.  If you play with a member, we can get you a 20% discount on the green fee (Weekday B1,600; Weekends and Holidays B2,000).

Today we had five members.  We played our regular skins game from the blue tees, except Leo, who played from white tees.

Some people argue skins favors the low handicappers.  Some say it favors the high handicappers.  Our Money list seems to strongly indicate that it is random, and that low handicappers win more money than high handicappers because of their accuracy on the par 3’s and their ability to consistently put up good stableford scores.

Today was definitely a random day.  5Points, to be perfectly frank, had a difficult day of golf, scoring only 21 stableford points.  But in a five -ball, there are usually a lot of holes that are tied and get pushed to the next hole.  That is what happened for the first seven holes, a stretch during which 5Points scored exactly seven points.  On the seventh hole, it must be noted, Graham had a 2.5 foot putt to win seven skins.  But, sadly, he missed, and the hole was pushed again.  On the next hole, on his third shot, 5Points blindly stabbed at the ball yet again, and it soared beautifully to within 4 feet of the pin, stunning his competitors into a watery funk from which no one emerged to come within two shots.  Not to be outdone, 5Points MISSED his 4-footer, but his bogey was enough to win the hole outright and claim 8 skins.

5Points went on to demonstrate that he still had not a shred of golfing ability on tap today, but it didn’t matter because he still won more skins than anyone.  Hey, it’s better to be lucky than good.

Bruce G continues to put on quite a show for the crowd, shooting a three-over-par 75.

Graham regretfully won not a single skin.  Had he made the short putt, he would have won seven and 5Points would have won only two.  These are the small matters upon which major outcomes rest.

Stableford scores:

  • Winner: Bruce G (38 Points)
  • Runner-Up:  Egbert (37 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Leo
  • Hole 7:  No One
  • Hole 12:  Bruce G (x2)
  • Hole 17:  Egbert

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
21 117 5Points 30 9.00 450 200
38 75 Bruce G 5 5.00 250 0
35 86 Leo 13 4.00 200 -50
25 104 Graham 21 0.00 0 -250
37 96 Egbert 25 7.00 350 100

Next Events:

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:

  • Waterford,Tuesday November 7,7.50am. (Walking special 550 baht)

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 — Mon July 3rd — updated handicaps — Santiburi July rates

An overcast sky and a light breeze made it a great day for golf.  The fairways are healing nicely and the greens are good.    For the month of July the green fee at Santiburi is 1000 baht + 300 baht caddie fee every day including weekends.

There were 6 Santiburi Members and 2 Friends (Jim and his friend, Robert) for another white tee competition.   For the first time a closest to the pin competition had to be split.  We had to pull out the measuring tape and found that both 5Points and BruceG were 239 inches from hole #7.   As usual BruceG was dominant on the par 3’s winning the 12th and 17th as well.   Leo had won the 3rd.  5Points won the stableford and the most money with 42 points (gross 92).  It was his best round since March when he had a 90 also in a white tee competition.  Much to Jim’s surprise it wasn’t another “donation day” and he will be leaving town in a few days with 190 baht of our money.

Santiburi Members and Friends play every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.  Please be at the golf course by 8:15 AM.

Chiang Rai Golfers are at Waterford tomorrow and Thursday at Happy City.  Both days 8:30 AM.

Today’s scores:

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
39 75 Bruce G 6 3.5 30
31 97 Graham 20 0.5 -210
42 92 5Points 26 8.5 430
36 89 Leo 17 2.5 -50
32 107 Les 31 2 -90
28 112 Steve 32 0.5 -210
31 113 Jim 36 5.5 190
27 113 Robert 32 2 -90

Handicap changes:   BruceG down 1 to 6, Leo down 1 to 17, Graham up 1 to 22, Les up 1 to 34, Marc up 1 to 22, Steve up 1 to 35.

Name Handicap Index Blue Handicap
Members:
Brian J 21.8 24
Bruce G 5.6 6 down 1
Darryl 17.1 18
Egbert 24.6 27
Graham T 20.3 22 up 1
5Points 26
Jockey John 20.3 22
Leo 16.1 17 down 1
Les 31.2 34 up 1
Marc 20.1 22 up 1
Steve 32.4 35 up 1
Peter R 11.5 12
Bruce K 30.4 31 plays 29

March rates –Results (Feb. 23)

Santiburi has posted it’s March green fees.   Weekdays 1000 baht, Weekends 1250.   That does not include the caddie fee or optional buggy.

We were informed today that there may be memberships that do not include the 10,000 registration fee.   If this is indeed the case the membership fee is 100,000 baht for 2 years (all in).   Those interested should let a member know and we will update you when further information is obtained.

Thursday results

Another warm, beautiful day.   There were 6 mini-vans ahead of us but we got off on time and around in 4 hours.   It seemed a bit slow because we were playing in threesomes. 6 Santiburi members — Brian, BruceG,  Jockey, Graham,  Leo, Les.
Nearest pins — #3  Brian,  #7 — Brian,  #12 — BruceG,   #17 — not won
Les  won the stableford with 39 points.  He also had the most skins (11.5) for a profit of 450 baht.
stb score Players Skins Money
37 96 Brian 24 6.5 150
34 80 BruceG 6 1.5 -150
36 91 Graham 19 1.5 -150
29 102 Jockey 23 1 -180
35 92 Leo 19 2 -120
39 105 Les 36 11.5 450
Next rounds at Santiburi:   Saturday (25) — Be at the course by 8:15 AM.
Monday (27) — Be at the course by 8:35 AM.