Results – Saturday, February 24, 2018

Santiburi got hammered by a thunderstorm yesterday afternoon, with high winds, hail and rain.  The course survived nearly unscathed, except for several trees either uprooted or shorn of major branches (mainly trees between Holes 4 and 5).  The greens team were out early and apart from a few rough areas with leaves  and dead branches, the effects of the storm did not affect play at all.

We had nine participants today, all members.  We played our regular skins game from the blue tees (Young played from the red tees).  Bruce G put on a clinic, shooting a gross one-over round (44 Stableford points), prompting calls for the Fairness Specialist to sharpen his pencil.  You just can’t win without someone wanting to rain on your parade! Egbert came in second with 40 Points, and he won the most skins (6 skins, netting 290 Baht).  Bruce G came in second on skins, with 5 Skins and net 200 Baht.

No one hit the 3rd green, but Paul did the Walk of Shame on Hole 7, leaving the door open for Brian, who took two skins for his closest.  Graham did the Walk of Shame on Hole 12, and again Brian walked in to take the prize.  Young put one close on 17, and no one else could best her.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Bruce G (44 Points)
  • Runner-Up (Egbert (40 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  No One
  • Hole 7:  Brian (x2) (Paul did the Walk of Shame)
  • Hole 12:  Brian (Graham did the Walk of Shame)
  • Hole 17:  Young
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
37 98 5Points 27 1.50 -115
40 96 Egbert 28 6.00 290
24 108 Brian 24 2.00 -70
36 93 Graham 21 4.00 110
44 73 Bruce G 9 5.00 200
37 89 Andrew 18 2.50 -25
23 116 Les 31 0.00 -250
37 90 Paul 19 1.50 -115
31 105 Young 28 2.50 -25

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Monday, February 26, 2018, 8:40 AM (please be at the course by 8:25 AM)
  • In general, SMAF plays every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8:30 AM.  Please be at  the course by 8:15 AM!

Chiang Rai Golfers:

  • Tuesday, February 27,  BERNIE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT,  Waterford,  9am —  Please be at the course by 8.30am.  To enter email chiangraigolfers@gmail.com. A draw will be posted at the weekend.

 

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Results – Thursday, February 22, 2018; Bernie Memorial Announcement

Announcement:  Bernie Memorial Golf Tournament, Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 9:00 AM, Waterford Valley.  The Bernie Memorial Golf Tournament is an annual golf tournament, originally sponsored by Ray Terry (who purchased the trophy) to honor the memory of Bernie Moody, an avid Chiang Rai golfer who was very friendly, welcoming to all, and a big part of golf in Chiang Rai for many years.  Ray Terry has since also passed on to the great clubhouse in the sky, and the Bernie Memorial (along with the Tony Memorial) has become an annual event to honor the lives of all those Chiang Rai golfers who are no longer with us.  The tournament is being sponsored by Chiang Rai Golfers this year.  Several SMAF members are planning to participate, including 5Points, Graham, Bruce G, Andrew, and Paul and Young Park, among others.  If you are interested, please email your entry to chiangraigolfers@gmail.com by Friday so a draw can be sent out at the weekend.

Today was beautiful, sunny and warm — perfect for golf.  The course is looking very nice.  The greenskeeping staff is clearly putting the final touches on the course for the Singha Open professional tournament, which will be held March 22-25, 2018.  There are a few sand traps which are being renovated, and there is some sand on greens and tee boxes, but in general, the course is starting to come into its pristine pre-tournament state.  The rough is getting longer, and conditions will get better and better over the next month.

Today we had eleven players and 10 participants (all members) in our regular skins game.  All played from the blue tees, except for Young, who played from the red tees.

Scores were generally better, perhaps because of the awesome course conditions and dry fairways, which had a lot of run.  Everyone was in the 30’s (except for Graham, who scored 40 points to win the Stableford top prize.  5Points, Bruce G, and Paul each scored 39 points to share the runner-up prize.  No one won the closest-to-the-pin prize on Hole 3, but Brian got two skins for his closest on Hole 7, Bruce G won Hole 12 (Les was only half a foot farther out on the opposite side of the hole), and Graham took the honors on Hole 17 (about 3 feet from the pin; Andrew was about 3.5 feet out; both birdied).

Save the date (March 26, 2018)!  A tentative plan is in the works for a Chiang Rai community golf tournament, sponsored by SMAF.  March 26th is the Monday after the Sunday final round of the Singha Open professional golf tournament.  The course will be in pro-tournament form, with long rough and Sunday pin placements.  We will play like the pros and have a chance to win a trophy, just like they do!  We currently have five tee times (accommodating up to 20 players)  and could probably get more if the demand is there.  We are putting together the details and will have an announcement soon!

Here are today’s results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Graham (40 Points)
  • Runner(s)-Up:  5Points, Bruce G, and Paul (39 Points each)

Closest-to-the-Pins:

  • Hole 3:  No One
  • Hole 7:  Brian (x2)
  • Hole 12:  Bruce G (Les was a close second)
  • Hole 17:  Graham (Andrew was a close second)
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
39 96 5Points 27 4.33 183
35 101 Egbert 28 2.50 0
31 101 Brian 24 4.00 150
40 89 Graham 21 3.50 100
39 78 Bruce G 9 3.17 67
31 100 Marc 23 0.33 -217
38 88 Andrew 18 0.50 -200
34 105 Les 31 3.50 100
39 88 Paul 19 0.67 -183
32 104 Young – R 28 2.50 0

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends:

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:32 AM (please be at the course by 8:15 AM)
  • Monday, February 26, 2018, 8:40 AM (please be at the course by 8:25 AM)
  • In general, SMAF plays every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8:30 AM.  Please be at  the course by 8:15 AM!

Chiang Rai Golfers:

  • Tuesday, February 27,  BERNIE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT,  Waterford,  9am —  Please be at the course by 8.30am.  To enter email chiangraigolfers@gmail.com. A draw will be posted at the weekend.

 

 

Results – Thursday, February 15, 2018

Another beautiful day in paradise, with sunny and warm weather.  The course is in pretty good condition, but they are in the final stages of preparing for the upcoming pro tournament (late March), so there is plenty of work being done, most of which does not affect play.

We had eight participants, all members. We played our normal skins game from the blue tees (Egbert, Steve, and Darryl played from the white tees).  Egbert (who scored 47 points from the blue tees only last week) managed less than half that from the white tees today, yet still went home a winner.  Such is the game of skins.  5Points had a handicap-matching round of 36 points, yet won nothing.

Bruce G resumed his mastery of the par-3 holes, taking Hole 12 (for two skins) and hole 17 (after Andrew and Darryl did the Walk of Shame).  Egbert got closest on Hole 3.

Bruce G, with 40 points, edged Andrew and Graham, who each scored 39 points.  Bruce G also won the most money, taking home 430 baht (9 skins) – his closest rivals were Graham and Steve, who took home 70 baht each (4 skins).

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Bruce G (40 Points)
  • Runner(s)-Up:  Andrew (39 Points) and Graham (39 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Egbert
  • Hole 7:  (No One)
  • Hole 12:  Bruce G (x2)
  • Hole 17:  Bruce G (Andrew and Darryl did the Walk of Shame)
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
36 100 5Points 28 0.00 -250
23 110 Egbert – W 25 3.50 30
36 96 Brian 24 1.00 -170
39 91 Graham 22 4.00 70
40 77 Bruce G 9 8.50 430
29 109 Steve – W 30 4.00 70
39 88 Andrew 19 2.50 -50
36 86 Darryl -W 14 1.50 -130

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends

  • Next SMAF Event:   Saturday, Feb 17 —  8:32 AM (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM latest)
  • In general, every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM)  (Tee times may vary slightly during high season.)

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Tuesday, February 20, Waterford, 9am
  • Tuesday, February 27, Waterford, 9am — Bernie Memorial

 

Results – Monday, February 12, 2018

A very warm and sunny day, with the course in excellent condition.  Today we had eleven participants – ten Members, and one Friend, Rob from Detroit, who came to Chiang Rai with his wife due to a family emergency.  We played our normal skins game from the blue tees (Darryl and Steve played from the white tees, and Young played from the red tees).  Rob birdied the 10th hole for 5 points, and also ended up winning 200 baht — not bad for his first time playing with the group.

5Points shot 23 points on the front, including a birdie on Hole 5, and followed with a solid 18 points on the back to post 41 points and edge Bruce G, who shot a respectable 40 points.  5Points also birdied the always dangerous 17th hole, garnering a closest-to-the-pin prize in the process.  5Points took the most skins, winning 7.50 skins and 500 baht; newcomer Friend Rob took second place with 4.5 skins and 200 baht.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  5Points (41 Points)
  • Runner-Up:  Bruce G (40 Points)

Closest to the pins:

  • Hole 3:  No One
  • Hole 7:  Peter (x2)
  • Hole 12:  Egbert (It is rumored that both Peter and Young did the Walk of Shame)
  • Hole 17:  5Points
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
41 95 5Points 28 7.50 500
31 105 Egbert 28 1.00 -150
30 97 Paul 19 0.50 -200
33 102 Young – R 27 2.67 17
35 103 Rob 30 4.50 200
35 95 Graham 22 4.00 150
40 77 Bruce G 9 2.67 17
23 115 Steve – W 30 0.00 -250
34 90 Peter 16 0.50 -200
30 92 Darryl -W 14 1.67 -83

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends

  • Next SMAF Event:   Thursday, Feb 15 —  8:48 AM (Please be at the course by 8:30 AM latest)
  • In general, every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM)  (Tee times may vary slightly during high season.)

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Tuesday, February 13, Waterford, 9.10am
  • Tuesday, February 20, Waterford, 9am — Klompen Cup
  • Tuesday, February 27, Waterford, 9am — Bernie Memorial

 

Results: Saturday, February 10, 2018

A warm, cloudless day with temperatures up near 30 degrees celsius near the end of the round.  The course is in great shape, except for several of the greens have been recently sanded, but that did not affect play at all.

We had eleven participants, including Doc (who did not join in the skins game), all members.  We played our normal skins game from the blue tees (Darryl played from the white tees, and Young played from the red tees).

Egbert, Darryl, and Peter each shot an amazing 24 stableford points on the front nine.  Darryl had three birdies on the front nine, and Peter also had two birdies.  At one point (after six holes) Peter was one under par.  However, only Egbert was able to sustain the pace, shooting 23 points on the back nine to win the stableford with 47 (47!!) points.  Peter was second with 43 points.

The closest to the pin prizes were spread out – Peter, Darryl, Brian and Marc took one each.  Ultimately, the prize money was also spread out, despite Egbert’s dominance.   He had no four-pointers, just a very steady round of multiple three’s.  Everyone’s scores were generally good, perhaps reflecting a sharpening of everyone’s game due to the tougher conditions at Mae Moh?

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Egbert (47 Points)
  • Runner-Up:  Peter (43 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Peter
  • Hole 7:  Darryl:
  • Hole 12:  Brian
  • Hole 17:  Marc
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
37 99 5Points 28 2.17 -33
47 89 Egbert 28 5.17 267
30 97 Paul 19 0.00 -250
30 105 Young – R 27 2.00 -50
36 96 Brian 24 2.50 0
34 96 Graham 22 0.00 -250
31 86 Bruce G 9 0.00 -250
37 94 Marc 23 4.67 217
43 81 Peter 16 4.50 200
39 83 Darryl – W 14 4.00 150

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends

  • Next SMAF Event:   Monday, Feb 8 —  8:48 AM (Please be at the course by 8:30 AM latest)
  • In general, every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM)  (Tee times may vary slightly during high season.)

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Tuesday, February 13, Waterford, 9.10am
  • Tuesday, February 20, Waterford, 9am
  • Tuesday, February 27, Waterford, 9am

 

Road Trip Results — Feb 7/8

This was our annual road trip to Mae Moh golf course in Lampang to celebrate our 3rd anniversary.  There were 8 Santiburi members and 3 Friends (Jockey John, Jim and newcomer Neil).   Most took their wives and all went to Lampang on Tuesday.   The first night we ate at our usual dining place — The Riverside.   There certainly wasn’t anything really wrong with the venue however it decided by the wives that we go somewhere else on Wednesday night.  They organized a bus that took us to Pla Pow Pak Sot 3 (translation “Grilled Fish Fresh Veggies #3”),  a place with only a Thai menu on the other side of the river.   The food was much better and the place wasn’t noisy at all.   Good job ladies.

The golf course was in good shape.   It has changed since last year as a part of the green on hole #12 had eroded into the mine and is now closed.   What was #13 and now #12 was lengthened a bit and is now a par 5.   The short par 3 at the end (#19) is now #18.    Therefore there are now 5 par 3’s, 8 par 4’s and 5 par 5’s.   We played from the white tees and as expected most everyone had a difficult time.   Putting could be a real challenge, due to extremely fast and undulating greens.

Stableford:

  • Winner:  (Day 1)  Paul (37 pts) followed by Young and Graham (33 pts)
  • Winner:  (Day 2)  Jim (37 Pts)  followed by Egbert (34 pts)

Closest-to-the-pins:

  • Hole 4:  (Day 1) Leo,  (Day 2) Paul
  • Hole 6:  (1) Neil,  (2) Leo
  • Hole 10:  (1) Peter,  (2) Graham
  • Hole 16:  (1), (2) no one
  • Hole 18:  (1) Peter, (2) Brian

The winner of “The Big Cock”, a prize donated last year by Graham is Paul with a combined total of 70 points.  (FHH) Jim just missed with 69 points.

Leo gave everyone a small bottle of a new liquor that he discovered on a recent road trip.   It looks like, smells like and tastes like Barcardi called “40+”.   Same strength and no hangovers!   He also commended Commissioner Graham for making the big decisions when necessary and presented Graham with a picture for his wall.  Very funny!

The number of Santiburi Members has grown from 8 three years ago to the present total of 16.   Overall the group camaraderie is great and hopefully we can grow even more over the next year.

All the results:

Stableford Gross Scores Skins Money won/lost
hcp Day 1 Day 2 Tot Day 1 Day 2 Day 1 Day 2 Total Day 1 Day 2 Total
24 Brian 26 26 52 106 106 2.5 4 6.5 15 140 155
28 Egbert 29 34 63 107 102 0 2.5 2.5 -260 -10 -270
22 Graham 33 26 59 97 104 2.5 2.5 5 15 -10 5
29 5Points 32 27 59 105 110 0 2.83 2.83 -260 23 -237
19 Leo 29 26 55 98 101 1.33 1.33 2.66 -113 -127 -240
16 Peter 29 28 57 95 96 4.5 0.5 5 235 -210 25
28 Young 33 33 103 4 4 180 180
19 Paul 37 33 70 90 94 2.83 4.33 7.16 52 173 225
36 Jim 32 37 69 112 107 7 6 13 510 340 850
22 Jockey 27 22 49 103 108 0.33 0 0.33 -223 -260 -483
24 Neil 21 13 34 111 119 1 2 3 -150 -60 -210

Please note our tee time for Saturday, February 10th is 8:08 AM.   Please be at the course by 7:50 AM.

Results: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Last Chance to sign up for the Mae Moh trip (Feb 7-8)!  Please contact Leo via basilpuppydog@hotmail.com by Sunday, Feb 4 if you are joining us (additional information, see link, below).

A cool, overcast day.  We have been playing lift, clean and place on the fairways because the course remains in wet conditions with thin grass on the fairways and sandy lies throughout.  Not bad overall, but not pristine like we’d like to see it.

We had nine participants today (all members), although only seven played in our normal skins game — Egbert and Doc played for fun and exercise.  All played from the blue tees except Darryl, who played from the white tees.  We welcomed back Peter, who has been traveling the world outside Chiang Rai.

Darryl once again played great golf and took the top stableford prize, with Brian garnering the runner-up prize.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Darryl (41 points)
  • Runner-Up:  Brian (38 points)

Closest-to-the-pins:

  • Hole 3:  No One
  • Hole 7:  Peter (it is rumored that Graham did the walk of shame)
  • Hole 12:  Bruce G
  • Hole 17:  Brian
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
37 99 5Points 28 1.00 -180
41 82 Darryl – W 15 10.00 450
38 95 Brian 25 6.00 170
36 81 Bruce G 9 1.50 -145
32 95 Andrew 19 2.50 -75
34 95 Graham 21 1.50 -145
27 94 Peter 13 2.50 -75

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends

  • Next SMAF Event:  Monday, Feb 5 —  8:48 AM (Please be at the course by 8:30 AM latest)
  • In general, every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM)  (Tee times may vary slightly during high season.)
  • Don’t Forget to Sign Up!: Annual trip to Mae Moh, Lampang:  February 7 – 8, 2018 — see the recent blog post with the information  https://smafweb.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/road-trip/

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Tuesday, February 6, Waterford, 9.30am
  • Tuesday, February 13, Waterford, 9.10am
  • Tuesday, February 20, Waterford, 9am
  • Tuesday, February 27, Waterford, 9am

 

Results – Thursday, February 1, 2018

A quick reminder:  Our road trip to Mae Moh is coming up February 7-8.  Please sign up with Leo at basilpuppydog@hotmail.com ASAP if you want to join us.

A beautiful day for golf in Chiang Rai, with sunny skies and mild temperatures.  We had an amazing 16 participants today, four foursomes!  There were 12 members, and four friends (Jim, Steve 2, Will, and Keith).  Steve 2, Will, and Egbert did not participate in the skins game today.  We played our normal skins game from the blue tees (Leo, Steve 1, Darryl, and Keith played from the white tees, and Young played from the red tees).

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Darryl (40 Points)
  • Runner-Up:  Andrew (36 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Darryl
  • Hole 7:  Jesse
  • Hole 12:  Andrew
  • Hole 17: Darryl
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
21 115 5Points 28 0.00 -250
20 122 Jim 34 2.00 10
40 83 Darryl – W 15 7.17 682
35 84 Jesse 11 3.00 140
32 101 Brian 25 2.00 10
33 84 Bruce G 9 0.00 -250
36 91 Andrew 19 5.33 443
30 95 Paul 17 1.00 -120
34 89 Leo – W 15 1.83 -12
32 94 Keith – W 18 0.33 -207
30 108 Steve – W 30 0.67 -163
30 99 Graham 21 1.00 -120
30 105 Young – R 27 0.67 -163

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends

  • Next SMAF Event:  Saturday, Feb 3 —  8:32 AM (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM latest)
  • In general, every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM)  (Tee times may vary slightly during high season.)
  • Don’t Forget to Sign Up!: Annual trip to Mae Moh, Lampang:  February 7 – 8, 2018 — see the recent blog post with the information  https://smafweb.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/road-trip/

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Tuesday, February 6, Waterford, 9.30am
  • Tuesday, February 13, Waterford, 9.10am
  • Tuesday, February 20, Waterford, 9am
  • Tuesday, February 27, Waterford, 9am

 

Results – Monday, January 29, 2018

Another beautiful late winter day at Santiburi, with clear, sunny, dry weather and moderate temps.  The course is in fairly good condition, although the comparatively thin grass and the overwatering and oversanding has led us to play lift, clean and place in the fairways.  The greens have recently been sanded, which made them very fast today.

We had eleven participants today, including Doc (who did not join in the skins):  10 members and one friend, Jesse (a long-time former Chiang Rai resident who is visiting from Pattaya).  We played our normal skins game from the blue tees (Darryl played from the white tees, and Young played from the red tees).

Jesse and Brian dueled for the Stableford prize, leaving the rest of the field in their wake.  Jesse was especially accurate on the par-3 holes, winning two of the four closest-to-the-pin prizes.  Perennial dart-thrower Bruce G won one, and Brian won one too.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winnner:  Jesse (42 Points)
  • Runner-Up:  Brian (41 Points)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Jesse
  • Hole 7:  Brian
  • Hole 12:  Bruce G
  • Hole 17:  Jesse
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
27 109 5Points 28 1.50 -100
26 108 Egbert 26 0.33 -217
27 96 Darryl (W) 15 2.67 17
42 78 Jesse 12 7.83 533
41 92 Brian 25 5.17 267
38 79 Bruce G 9 2.67 17
DNF Andrew 19 0.83 -167
24 101 Paul 17 1.00 -150
36 93 Graham 21 1.17 -133
31 104 Young 27 1.83 -67

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends

  • Next SMAF Event:  Thursday, Feb 1 —  8:48 AM (Please be at the course by 8:30 AM latest)
  • In general, every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM)  (Tee times may vary slightly during high season.)
  • Don’t Forget to Sign Up!: Annual trip to Mae Moh, Lampang:  February 7 – 8, 2018 — see the recent blog post with the information  https://smafweb.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/road-trip/

Chiang Rai Golfers

  • Tuesday, January 30, Waterford, 9 am.  Annual Trophy Tournament.

 

Results: Thursday, January 25, 2018

A beautiful, moderately cool day for golf.  The course is in fairly good condition, although the fairways are thin in many places, and the number of sand-filled divots is increasing — let’s face it, this high season the course is getting a lot of play.

We had eight participants, seven of whom played in the skins game (Doc opted out as usual):  seven members and one new friend, Wolfgang (Zeppe) from Germany.  Zeppe sported a 5 handicap, and nearly played to it, shooting 31 points.  He took three of the four closest-to-the-pin prizes — not surprising for a low handicapper (Ahem, Bruce G!)

However, the man of the day was Steve, who slaughtered the field by posting 43 stableford points, nine more than his closest competitor, Graham (34).  He also took the lion’s share of the skins, with 9.5.

Here are the results:

Stableford:

  • Winner:  Steve (42)
  • Runner Up:  Graham (34)

Closest to the Pins:

  • Hole 3:  Zeppe
  • Hole 7:  5Points
  • Hole 12:  Zeppe
  • Hole 17 Zeppe (both Egbert and Graham did the Walk of Shame)
stb score Players hcap Skins Money
26 110 5Points 28 2.50 -75
23 111 Egbert 26 0.00 -250
31 82 Zeppe 5 3.50 -5
26 118 Jim 36 1.00 -180
31 102 Brian 25 3.00 -40
34 95 Graham 21 5.50 135
43 98 Steve 33 9.50 415

Next Events:

Santiburi Members and Friends

  • Next SMAF Event:  Saturday, Jan 27 —  8:32 AM (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM latest)
  • In general, every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 AM tee-off (Please be at the course by 8:15 AM)  (Tee times may vary slightly during high season.)
  • Don’t Forget to Sign Up!: Annual trip to Mae Moh, Lampang:  February 7 – 8, 2018 — see the recent blog post with the information  https://smafweb.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/road-trip/

Chiang Rai Golfers