Results — Wed. Nov 22, 2017

Reminder — Some of us are playing again tomorrow at the usual tee time.   It is expected that there will be 5 or 6 showing up.

There were 5 members and 5 friends that turned out for another beautiful day at Santiburi.   We chose to play this particular Wednesday so we could have one last round with our new Aussie friends (Rob, Mike and Peter) who will be leaving Chiang Rai tomorrow morning.  They have been great fun and they really enjoyed playing in the skins game.   Also, David played his last game with us for this time around.    All four won money today and said they expect to be back in the future.

Today was one of those days when we just love the Santiburi management.   Four vans of Burmese (19 golfers) showed up just ahead of us and they didn’t have tee times.   They started teeing off the 10th so we didn’t think there was a problem.   But there was!!!   A juniors tournament was starting at 10 AM off the 10th tee just when we would be getting there.   The starter, Rhom, was very apologetic and as we got to the 10th he let us tee off in the middle of the tournament participants.   Our first 3-some actually got around in about 3:35, the 2nd 3-some and the 4-some took about 4 hours each.   It wasn’t as bad as we expected and it was certainly better than it would have been if we were stuck behind the Burmese for 18 holes.

You couldn’t exactly call today’s play exceptional golf.  BruceG had another dismal round, Leo had 19 points less than Monday, Graham had 9 points less than Monday, and our newest friend Uli who hits the ball far but suffers from a poor short game were the bottom four.  Rob did the walk of shame twice — on #3 and #17.   The stableford was shared at 35 points between Rob and Brian.    Rob won the most money.

Closest to the pins:  #3 — Peter,   #7 –Peter,   #12 — Mike  #17 — David  (Where were the members?)

Today’s scores:

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
25 88 Bruce G 5 1 -150
35 86 Rob 13 6 350
26 95 w Leo 13 3 50
34 99 Egbert 25 0.5 -200
20 105 Uli 17 0 -250
34 87 Peter 13 3 50
29 100 Graham 21 0.5 -200
35 99 Brian 26 3 50
32 89 Mike 13 3 50
31 94 David 17 5 250

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).

 

 

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Updated handicaps / money list (Nov 21, 2017)

There is only one change.   Les is down one to 30.

Name Handicap Index Blue Handicap White tee comps
Members:
Andrew 18 19 17
Brian J 21.9 adjusted to 26 25
Bruce G 5 5 5
Darryl 17.1 18 17
Egbert 23.1 25 23
Graham T 19 21 19
5Points 28.1 30 28
Leo 16.2 17 16
Les 28 30 DOWN 1 28
Marc 21.5 23 22
Peter R 12 13 12
Steve 33 36 33
Bruce K 30.4 33 31

Those playing off the white tees need to subtract 3 from their white tee handicaps when playing against those on the blues.

Money List:

member 2017 skins only 2017 all comps 2015-now per round
BruceG 1881 3586 15017 64
Les 3468 3143 2438 29
Leo 1894 1869 3462 12
Darryl 1411 1411 1052 17
Egbert 635 785 728 10
5Points 1529 574 -1507 -5
Peter 792 272 812 18
Steve -20 -120 -1629 -65
Marc 50 -260 -1032 -12
Andrew -635 -925 -2542 -45
Graham -1371 -1081 654 2
BruceK -1142 -1192 -3052 -61
Brian -1409 -1309 -5245 -36

Results: November 20, 2017; Additional SMAF Play Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017

A warm, sunny day at Santiburi.  The back nine greens have been lightly sanded, but it had no discernible effect on play.

We had a large contingent today — 12 players.  There were six members (including Graham, who has been recovering from a dog bite — Graham chose not to participate in the skins but he did shoot stableford 38, so he must be feeling better!) and six friends (The Aussie trio of Rob, Peter, and Mike; Ralph; frequent returnee David; and a new friend, Uli.)  We played our normal skins game, with all but Brian, Leo and Ralph playing from the blue tees.

Leo had a wonderful round, shooting even par 36 on the front nine, and three birdies on the day, to finish with a gross 76 and 45 stableford points.  Needless to say, he won the “lion’s” share of the money.  5Points came in second, shooting 21 + 21 = 42 Stableford points — the best round he’s had in at least two months.  Brian came in second on the money list.  The closest-to-the-pin prizes were taken by four separate players:  Mike, Uli, Egbert, and, of course, Leo, who came darn close to getting his third hole-in-one on 17.

It was really great to have such a large group and to engage in fun, friendly golf.  It is an excellent feature of the high season when folks start trickling back in and we get a large group together for golfing fun.

Rob, Peter and Mike will be playing their last round at Santiburi, this trip, on Wednesday, before returning to Bangkok and then back home.  Several of us have decided to play with them on Wednesday, at 8:30 AM (same time as normal.  Those of us who have less flexible schedules will be playing on Thursday, our normal day.  Some may play on both Wednesday and Thursday!  All are welcome on either day.  Please see below for the details.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Leo (45 Points)
  • Runner-Up:  5Points (42 Points)

Closest to the pins:

  • Hole 3:  Mike
  • Hole 7:  Uli
  • Hole 12:  Egbert
  • Hole 17:  Leo
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
42 96 5Points 30 2.67 43
35 95 Brian (W) 22 4.83 282
45 76 Leo (W) 13 7.17 538
27 98 Uli 17 1.33 -103
27 106 Egbert 25 3.33 117
27 98 David 17 0.67 -177
32 81 Bruce G 5 0.00 -250
32 112 Ralph (W) 36 1.67 -67
33 88 Mike 13 2.33 7
33 90 Rob 15 1.00 -140
35 86 Peter 13 0.00 -250

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Special Date:  Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 8:30 AM (please be at the course by 8:15 AM)
  • Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM).

Chiang Rai Golfers:

  • Tuesday 21 Nov, Waterford, 7.50am. (Walking special 550 baht)
  • Tuesday 21 Nov, Santiburi, 8am (Some players are taking advantage of the 1400 baht sports day special)

 

Results: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Another beautiful day at Santiburi, which remains in excellent condition.  Today we had seven participants: three members (including the returning Brian) and four friends (Ralph, and the Aussie trio of Rob, Peter and Mike).

We played our normal skins game.  Brian, Leo and Ralph played from the white tees.

Bruce G was missed.  “Missed” is the operative term, because only one person hit any par-3 green today (5Points, hole 3).  The rest were, well, missed.  So only 22 skins were awarded.  Bruce G could have made big bucks today!  Too bad…

Although 5Points and Ralph only scored 27 stableford points, they were in the winner’s column.  Ralph and Peter both won the top money (130 baht), and 5Points won 60 baht.  Ralph won four skins on hole 17 with his bogey, and 5Points won 3 skins on hole 7 with his par.  It proves one doesn’t have to post the best score to win in skins!

Peter and Mike tied to take the stableford prize with 36 points each>

Welcome back, Brian!

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner/Runner-up:  Mike and Peter (36 Points each)

Closest-to-the-pins:

  • Hole 3
  • Hole 7
  • Hole 12
  • Hole 17

 

stb score Players hcap Skins Money
27 111 5Points 30 4.00 280 60
34 96 Brian (W) 22 1.50 105 -115
30 91 Leo (W) 13 2.50 175 -45
27 117 Ralph (W) 36 5.00 350 130
36 85 Mike 13 2.00 140 -80
28 95 Rob 15 2.00 140 -80
36 85 Peter 13 5.00 350 130

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 19 Nov, Waterford, 8.30am.  Please let Rob Parish know on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk
  • Tuesday 21 Nov, Waterford, 7.50am. (Walking special 550 baht)
  • Tuesday 21 Nov, Santiburi, 8am (Some players are taking advantage of the 1400 baht sports day special)

Results: Thursday, November 16, 2017

The conditions at Santiburi are exceptional right now, with firm fairways and great greens, just spectacular.  The weather was perfect, too — a sunny, moderately warm day.

Today we had eight competitors: four members and four friends (Ralph, who is visiting long-term; and the Australian trio of Mike, Rob, and Peter.  These three travel to Thailand about twice per year for a three- or four-week golf odyssey in Pattaya, bangkok, and/or Chiang Rai/Chiang Mai.  We’ve seen them at Santiburi before and invited them to join our group for play when they came back.  They remembered and join us for the first time today.   They plan to play on Saturday and Monday too.  The three were a great addition to our group!  We look forward to playing with them in the next week and whenever they return to the area.

We played our normal skins game.  Leo, Ralph, and Rob played form the white tees, while the rest of the group played from the blue tees.

Les was on his game today, scoring 37 stableford points to win the day and even edging Bruce G on 17 by approximately a foot to take two skins for the closest-to-the-pin prize.  Les won the most skins as well, with 8.5 skins.  Bruce G came in second on the stableford, but Aussie Rob came in second on the money list, winning six skins.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Les (37 Points)
  • Runner Up:  Bruce G (35 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Bruce G
  • Hole 7: Bruce G
  • Hole 12:  No One
  • Hole 17:  Les (x2)
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
29 109 5Points 30 0.00 -250
35 78 Bruce G 5 3.00 -10
34 87 Leo (W) 13 2.50 -50
33 111 Ralph (W) 36 2.00 -90
37 102 Les 31 8.50 430
30 89 Mike (Aus) 11 0.50 -210
31 90 Rob (Aus) (W) 13 6.00 230
34 87 Peter (Aus) 13 2.50 -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 19 Nov, Waterford, 8.30am.  Please let Rob Parish know on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk
  • Tuesday 21 Nov, Waterford, 7.50am. (Walking special 550 baht)
  • Tuesday 21 Nov, Santiburi, 8am (Some players are taking advantage of the 1400 baht sports day special)

 

Results – November 13, 2017

Another beautiful day in paradise.  Weather sunny and not too hot.  Santiburi is in fine condition.

Today we had five participants – four members and one friend, Ralph.  We played our normal skins game, with Ralph and Leo playing white tees, and the rest playing from the blue tees.

Ralph had a tough morning, but after the first nine he caught fire and tied for the best back nine score of 19 points.  He also chipped in to a back pin from off the front of the green on hole 15 to save bogey and win the hole.

Bruce G must have caught a virus, or perhaps decided to “drop anchor” since 5Points declined to bet with him.  Who knows, but shooting a gross score of 90 is a rarity.  Maybe 5Points will be suckered back in next Thursday.  Today might have been the best day for the bet, though.  Also uncharacteristically, Bruce failed to capture a single closest to the pin prize, leaving all four for Leo.  I guess playing from the white tees suits him!

Leo and Les tied for the best stableford score.

Here are the results:

Stableford Scores:

  • Winner(s):  Leo and Les, 32Points each

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  No one
  • Hole 7:  Leo (x2)
  • Hole 12:  Leo
  • Hole 17:  Leo
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
31 107 5Points 30 5.00 0
23 90 Bruce G 5 2.00 -150
32 89 Leo (W) 13 6.50 75
26 118 Ralph (W) 36 3.00 -100
32 108 Les 32 8.50 175

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 14th, 7.50am (550 baht walking special before 8am).
  • Santiburi, Tuesday 14th, 8am (Some players are taking advantage of the 1400 baht sports day special)

 

Results, Saturday, November 11, 2017

Another cool-season spectacular golf day — sunny but not too hot.  Santiburi is in fantastic condition.  We had four participants today – three members and one friend, Ralph.  We played a 50-baht Nassau form the white tees, the Scots against the Americans.  This time the Scots exacted their revenge, taking both nines and the total 18-hole score as well.  Bruce was down on the back nine at first but finished birdie-birdie-birdie to crush the Americans completely.  It was overkill, because Les scored well on both nines, shooting a total of 42 Stableford points, so the game was really already over by the time Bruce started his birdie blitz.

Here are the scores:

  • Bruce G: 35 Points (Won 150 Baht) (78)
  • Les:  42 Points  (Won 150 Baht) (97)
  • 5Points:  32 Points  (Lost 150 Baht) (106)
  • Ralph:  29 Points  (Lost 150 Baht) (115)

Team Scores:

  • Scots:
    • Front Nine:  21 Points
    • Back Nine:  28 Points
    • Total:  49 Points
  • Americans:
    • Front Nine:  18 Points
    • Back Nine:  22 Points
    • Total:  40 Points

Next Events: 

Santiburi Members and Friends:  Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (please arrive by 8:15 AM).

Chiang Rai Golfers: 

  • Waterford, Sunday November 12, 8.30am.  Contact Rob Parish on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk to confirm.
  • Waterford, Tuesday November 14, 7.50am, white tees.  (Walking special 550 baht)

Results – November 9, 2017

A cool, overcast day — perfect for golf.  We had five participants:  three members and two friends, Ralph and his friend from Hawaii, Pat.  We played our standard skins game from the blue tees (Ralph played from the white tees).   All five of us blobbed the 18th hole, so there were only 24 skins awarded.  Afterwards, Pat graciously bought the party lunch.  Many thanks, Pat!  It was great to play with you, and we appreciate your kind gesture!

Bruce had little competition on the par 3 holes.  He missed Hole 3, but picked up two skins on Hole 7, and then was the only player to hit holes 12 and 17.  He took the top Stableford score and won the most skins as well.  However, Ralph won four skins on Hole 12, and two on hole 5, to come in second place money-wise.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Bruce G (35 Points)
  • Runner-up:  5Points (34 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  No One
  • Hole 7:  Bruce G (x2)
  • Hole 12:  Bruce G
  • Hole 17:  Bruce G
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
34 104 5Points 30 4.00 -40
35 78 Bruce G 5 7.00 110
30 101 Pat 23 3.00 -90
23 (white) 121 Ralph 36 6.00 60
29 110 Les 31 4.00 -40

Next Events: 

Santiburi Members and Friends:  Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (please arrive by 8:15 AM).

Chiang Rai Golfers: 

  • Waterford, Sunday November 12, 8.30am.  Contact Rob Parish on Line or email parishrobparish@yahoo.co.uk to confirm.
  • Waterford, Tuesday November 14, 7.50am, white tees.  (Walking special 550 baht)

Results – November 6, 2017

A cool, overcast day — perfect for golf.  We had six participants:  five members, and one friend, Ralph.  At least he was our friend until he took all our money!  LOL  Just kidding, Ralph.  Ralph, who is a regular at Santiburi who visits Chiang Rai for long periods of time, shot his lowest back nine score ever — 47 (25 stableford points).

We played our regular skins game from the blue tees (except for Leo and Ralph, who played from the white tees.  Leo reported he had 12 pars and five blobs on the day, with 8 pars of the back nine.

On a sad note, Graham reported he could not make it because his dog had died.  It was to be expected as his dog, Layla, a beautiful golden retriever, had been doing very poorly.  It is sad to hear that she’s departed, but I’m sure she’s in a better place now.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Ralph (39 Points)
  • Runner Up:  Bruce G (36 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Leo
  • Hole 7:  No One
  • Hole 12:  Leo x 2
  • Hole 17:  Bruce G
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
32 106 5Points 30 3.00 -70
36 77 Bruce G 5 3.00 -70
35 (white) 86 Leo 13 7.00 170
39 (white) 105 Ralph 36 8.00 230
32 107 Les 31 3.00 -70
30 103 Egbert 25 1.00 -190

Next Events: 

Santiburi Members and Friends:  Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (please arrive by 8:15 AM).

Chiang Rai Golfers: 

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

Results – November 4, 2017

A few months ago, the Santiburi pro shop staff touched base with us to let us know that there was a tournament scheduled for today, and acknowledged it.  Then, as the high season approached, we asked to make tee times through the high season, and the Santiburi proshop staff printed off all our scheduled tee times, once again confirming that there was a tournament at the course today.

I guess we forgot to put that in our calendar.

5Points showed up early for his morning constitutional and was surprised to see several cars in the parking lot already.  When he checked in at the pro shop they delivered the saad news:  No golf for SMAF today.  5Points scrambled to alert Graham and Leo, etc., and to make alternate arrangements.  Bottom line, a slightly smaller SMAF event did take place, but at Waterford Valley instead of Santiburi.

Four members participated:  5Points, Egbert, Les, and Bruce G.  They elected to play a 50-baht Nassau team game, Scots against the Rest of the World, best stableford score of the twosome counts as the team score. The condition of Waterford is really excellent right now — perhaps the best shape it has even been in, with all the rain this year and the fact it drains so well.  Firm fairways and fast greens.

5Points and Egbert got out to an early lead, with 5Points parring the first hole, and that lead held until the 8th hole, when Les and Bruce tied it up.  Unfortunately, the treacherous 9th beat everyone but Egbert, who eked out one point and won the front nine for his team.

The Scots struck back immediately, winning the first two holes on the back nine to go up two, but Egbert and 5Points bogied hole 12 to get a point back, and the Egbert’s par on Hole 13 got two points on the Scots.  Rest of World one up.  On Hole 14, the long uphill par 4, 5Points chipped from just off the cart path to within four feet, and made the putt for par.  Rest of World up three points.  That lead held to the 18th hole, and 5Points’ sandy par on 18 sealed the deal for good.

Final Results:

Scots (Les/Bruce G) scored 17 + 18 = 35 points (Lost (50 + 50 + 50) x 2 = 300)

Rest of World (5Points/Egbert) scored 18 + 23 = 41 points (Won (50 + 50 + 50) x 2 = 300)

Next Events: 

Santiburi Members and Friends:  Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (please arrive by 8:15 AM).

Chiang Rai Golfers: 

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