Results – Monday, October 16, 2017

The day started beautifully cool and overcast, and we nearly got away without getting wet, but it was only a light rain starting on the 16th hole, which did not interfere with play.  We had five participants, all members.  Once again Egbert dominated, winning the stableford and the lion’s share of the skins.  The highlight of the day was watching Leo’s second shot on the second hole go right and bounce once near the cart path before landing in the bed of a maintenance pickup truck that was trundling by.  The driver didn’t notice, and kept driving on to his intended destination more than halfway to the third hole green.  Bruce had a “walk of shame” on Hole 7, leaving it open for Leo’s win, who had also hit the green but successfully made his par putt.  Graham and 5Points both hit the green on 17, but far away from the hole (Graham was closest).  However, both did their own walk of shame, as neither of them found the bottom of the hole in par or better.

A question on the rules of golf arose on the 9th hole.  Graham’s ball had come to rest about 5 feet short of the green, and Egbert, who was putting from off the green at a position behind Graham’s ball, struck Graham’s ball with his ball.  None of us was sure whether Graham’s ball should be replaced in its original position, or if this was a rule that applied only on the putting surface.  Here is the answer:

Per Rule 18-5, if a ball in play and at rest is moved by another ball in motion after a stroke, the moved ball must be replaced.

Per the basic definitions, a ball is “in play” as soon as a player has made a stroke on the teeing ground.  It remains in play until it is holed, except when it is lost, out of bounds or lifted.  Thus, Graham’s ball should be replaced in its original position.

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
32 103 5Points 27 0.00 -230
40 95 Egbert 27 11.00 320
36 79 Bruce G 7 1.00 -180
34 87 Leo 13 6.00 70
32 97 Graham 21 5.00 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:  Tuesday (17th) Waterford 7:45 AM,  Thursday (19th) Happy City 8:30 AM.

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Results – Saturday, October 14, 2017

A beautiful (if steamy) day for golf.  Bruce G displayed a clever weather application he had designed for his Android phone that may be able to help us decide whether or not to come to the course for play on iffy weather days.  5Points was somewhat distracted by the app, as he gazed at it for hours and clearly wasn’t focused on golf.  Graham asked for royalties, as he believes he served as Bruce’s inspiration for the app.  Indeed, he certainly did!  We had five participants, all members.  We played our normal skins game from the blue tees.   Egbert dominated with birdies on holes 3 and 12.  There were two Walks of Shame:  Bruce G on hole 7 and Graham on hole 17.  Hole 17 closest was not won by anyone, most notably not by Graham, so only 24 skins were awarded.  Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Egbert (36 points)
  • Runner Up:  Graham and Bruce G (34 points each)

Closest to the pins:

  • Hole 3:  Bruce G
  • Hole 7:  No One (Bruce G Walk of Shame)
  • Hole 12:  Egbert (x2) (Graham hit the flagstick with his tee shot but it ricocheted farther away than Egbert’s ball)
  • Hole 17:  No One (Graham Walk of Shame)
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
27 108 5Points 27 2.00 -140
36 99 Egbert 27 11.00 310
34 81 Bruce G 7 4.50 -15
27 94 Peter 13 1.00 -190
34 95 Graham 21 5.50 35

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 ???? ,  Tuesday (17th) Waterford 7:45 AM,  Thursday (19th) Happy City 8:30 AM.

 

 

 

Results – Saturday, October 7, 2017

What a spectacular day for golf.  First partly cloudy, then sunny and warm, the course in great condition.  The pro shop displayed the “cart-path only” sign, so we played lift, clean and place in the fairway, but it really wasn’t necessary.  We played our standard skins game from the blue tees.  We had five players:  four members and one friend (Robert).  Les had several great holes (including a birdie on Hole 12) followed by some not so great ones, but the good ones were enough to get him the top Stableford prize.   Bruce had 9 straight pars on the back nine.  5Points birdied Hole 11 and had a 10-footer for birdie on 18.  He missed — Awwww.  Oh well, he still won the hole!  But lost his side bet to Bruce G. Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Les (36 Points)
  • Runner Up:  Bruce G (34 Points)

Closest to the pins:

  • Hole 3:  Bruce G
  • Hole 7:  Bruce G
  • Hole 12:  Les
  • Hole 17:  Graham

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
30 105 5Points 27 8.00 150
29 103 Robert 24 1.00 -200
24 91 Bruce G 7 3.00 -100
36 103 Les 31 9.00 200
33 96 Graham 21 4.00 -50

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, October 8, Happy City, 8:30 AM tee off

Chiang Rai/Chiang Mai Challenge:

The first day’s play is on Tuesday, October 10, at Santiburi. Tee-off midday. Cost is 1300 baht walking and 1900 baht with cart. Wednesday at Happy will see a 9am start and the cost is 1200 baht with a cart. That includes 200 baht for food at the cup presentation in the clubhouse.

Results – October 5, 2017

Another beautiful, partly cloudy day in Chiang Rai — perfect for golf!  We had some substantial rain over the last 24 hours, but it really did not affect the course, which remains in pretty good condition, with only a few sandy spots on the tees and a few slightly bumpy greens.

We had eight players today: six members and two friends (Robert and Will).  It was Bob Geldof’s birthday, sponsored by Leo, so for a change of pace we played our standard skins game from the white tees.  After the round, Leo bought us all lunch, and Graham and 5Points brought a couple of birthday cakes in honor of Bob Geldof and Leo, who shares a birthday with Bob — who knew?

SInce today was a Buddhist holiday and there are no liquor sales, Leo said he was going to stay home and watch cartoon movies.  Enjoy, Leo!  Happy Birthday!

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Marc (40 points)
  • Runner Up:  Robert (39 points)

Closest to the pins:

  • Hole 3:  Will
  • Hole 7: Graham
  • Hole 12:  Bruce G
  • Hole 17:  Leo (who got a hole-in-one on this hole on this very day last year)

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
32 102 5Points 26 0.00 -250
39 93 Robert 24 5.50 190
31 83 Bruce G 6 3.00 -10
32 106 Les 30 1.00 -170
37 87 Leo 16 1.00 -170
36 92 Graham 20 2.50 -50
34 87 Will 13 4.00 70
40 89 Marc 21 8.00 390

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/Chiang Mai Challenge:

The first day’s play is on Tuesday, October 10, at Santiburi. Tee-off midday. Cost is 1300 baht walking and 1900 baht with cart. Wednesday at Happy will see a 9am start and the cost is 1200 baht with a cart. That includes 200 baht for food at the cup presentation in the clubhouse.

Late entries to the challenge may well still get a chance to be on the team. Contact Mark on 061 535 4864. And those wanting to help sponsor the challenge can also contact Mark.

 

Free Lunch! Thursday, October 5, 2017

Leo, one of our esteemed members, is a big, big fan of Bob Geldof.  Bob Geldof is a founding member of the Boomtown Rats, and spent quite a bit of time in the Vancouver area in the 70’s – 80’s.  Leo was in the music business (I understand he peddled bootleg CDs in one of the sidestreets of Vancouver.  You may have been accosted by him if you vacationed in British Columbia back in the mid-80’s.  I think he had hair then, so you may not have recognized him) and as “someone in the biz” he felt an affinity for Mr. Geldof.  It turns out that Thursday is Bob Geldof’s birthday.  So, in honor of Bob Geldof, Leo has offered to buy lunch for everyone who shows up to play golf with us.  Please come and play, and raise a glass and a turkey leg for Bob Geldof.  Tee time is 8:30 (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM)!

Results: Mon Oct 2

Wow, what a beautiful day for golf.  Slightly overcast and relatively cool.  Rain threatened late but never materialized.  We had six participants today:  five members and one friend (Robert).  Bruce G put on a clinic, shooting one under 71, including four birdies and hitting all the par-3’s.  The rest of us watched as usual.  Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Bruce G (44 points)
  • Runner-up:  Les (37 points)

Closest to the pins:

  • Hole 3:  Bruce G
  • Hole 7:  Bruce G
  • Hole 12:  Bruce G (5Points’ tee shot was literally six inches to the side and one inch further away from the cup.  Doesn’t count but still a valiant effort)
  • Hole 17:  You guessed it…  Bruce G

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
30 105 5Points 27 3.00 -70
25 107 Robert 24 0.00 -250
44 71 Bruce G 7 12.50 500
37 102 Les 31 7.00 170
31 94 Leo 17 2.50 -100
28 101 Graham 21 0.00 -250

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 October 3, Waterford, 7.45am (The earlier tee-time is to take advantage of a 550 baht walking special available before 8am. It is still 800 baht for a shared cart.
  • Thursday October 5, Happy City  8.30am

2016 – 2017 SMAF Rounds of Play; Results – Saturday, September 30, 2017

Here is a summary of our rounds of play for the first nine months of both 2016 and 2017:

Number of rounds played by Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Jan 1 – Sept 30, 2016 :  684
  • Jan 1 – Sept 30, 2017 :  736

Today was a perfect day of golf.  Good weather, and the course in fine nick.  We had five participants:  four friends, and one friend (Robert).  We played our standard skins game.  Les started on the first hole and pretty much won everything, including hitting into the flower bed on 7 and taking a free drop, and then putting it to 2.5 feet to win five skins (Ouch!)  The rest of us just watched as Les romped to victory.

stb score Players Skins Money
33 101 5Points 2.00 -120
28 103 Robert 0.00 -220
35 80 Bruce G 1.00 -170
38 101 Les 13.00 430
32 97 Graham 6.00 80

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 October 3, Waterford, 7.45am (The earlier tee-time is to take advantage of a 550 baht walking special available before 8am. It is still 800 baht for a shared cart.
  • Thursday October 5, Happy City  8.30am.

Results – Thursday, September 28

A perfect day for golf, except for it did get a little steamy in the sunshine on the back nine.  Hey, This Is Thailand!  It’s supposed to be hot!  The course conditions were generally good, with the greens well on their way to recovery, and only some recent work done on most tee boxes.

We had eight participants today: seven members and one friend (Robert).  We played our normal skins game from the blue tees.  5Points reported he was crushing his drives today.  Too bad his second shots were not as good!  Peter birdied holes 11 and 13.  Leo had 22 points on the front nine but could only muster 15 on the back — still good enough for a tie.  Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Leo and Bruce G tied for first/second with 37 points each.

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Bruce G
  • Hole 7:  Peter
  • Hole 12:  Peter
  • Hole 17:  5Points

 

stb score Players Skins Money
33 101 5Points 4.00 70
29 102 Robert 0.50 -210
37 78 Bruce G 8.50 430
32 107 Les 1.00 -170
37 88 Leo 4.00 70
30 100 Marc 0.50 -210
32 89 Peter 6.50 270
26 103 Graham 0.00 -250

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM (please be at the course by 8:15 AM)

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • TBD — Maybe Sunday at Waterford?  Check with Rob.

Results – Saturday, September 9, 2017

“This, too, shall pass…”

Ah, what a difference a day makes.  When we last looked upon the fortunes of our intrepid SMAF fivesome of Les, Graham, Andrew, Bruce G, and 5Points, Les and Graham were the big winners and 5Points was grateful for his meager 18 points.  But, this, too shall pass away.  Today, the weather was overcast with a hint of rain, but the rain held off until the fivesome putted out on 18.  At least one member of the group was thinking about going home at the turn, but everyone gamely stayed with it until the end.  Perhaps getting a birdie and winning six skins helped make the decision to stay.  The only constant was Graham, who came in second place in the stableford and took the lion’s share of the skins.  Everyone else pretty much swapped places from last Thursday.  We played our regular skins game.  Here are the results:

Stableford

  • Winner:  5Points (36 points)
  • Runner-up:  Graham (33 points)

Closest to the Pins

  • Hole 3:  Bruce G
  • Hole 7:  Andrew
  • Hole 12:  Bruce G
  • Hole 17:  Graham
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
36 98 5Points 26 7.00 100
33 98 Graham 23 8 150
29 96 Andrew 17 7.00 100
28 113 Les 33 0.00 -250
27 87 Bruce G 6 3.00 -100

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:15 AM

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Waterford Tuesday 12th 8.30am
  • Waterford Tuesday 19th 8.30am
  • Waterford Tuesday 26th 8.30am
  • Information about any Thursday games will be posted later.

Results – September 7, 2017

The day opened with a light mist that dissipated and stayed away for the rest of the day.  The greens on the front nine are still a little bumpy after last week’s coring, but they are well on the way to recovery.  The course, apart from that, is in fairly good condition despite all the rain.

There were five members today.  We played our regular skins game.  Les and Graham dominated.  Here are the results:

Stableford

  • Winner:  Les (41 points)
  • Runner-up:  Graham (38 points)

Closest to the pins:

  • Hole 3:  Andrew
  • Hole 7:  Les
  • Hole 12:  Graham
  • Hole 17:  Bruce G

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
18 116 5Points 26 1.00 -200
38 94 Graham 23 11.00 300
34 80 Bruce G 6 1.00 -200
29 96 Andrew 17 2.00 -150
41 100 Les 33 10.00 250

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:15 AM

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Waterford Tuesday 12th 8.30am
  • Waterford Tuesday 19th 8.30am
  • Waterford Tuesday 26th 8.30am
  • Information about any Thursday games will be posted later.