Summer Golf Classic 2011

Kermits Team win the Camel Summer Charity Classic, 2011.

Great support sees a record amount raised for the St.Camillus Foundation.

11th Annual Camel Summer Charity Classic, 2011.

Saturday, 09 July – Emerald Golf Course, Banchang.

For the 11th annual Camel Summer Charity Classic the weather was fine, hot and dry. A record 206 golfers played in support of this most worthy of causes, for the St. Camillus Foundation which run the Camillian Social Center – a relief center for HIV/AIDs affected people, just out of Banchang, in Rayong. This summer’s tournament raised a record total of 540,000.00 Baht, for the Camillians. The Camel Summer and Winter Charity Classic tournaments, since inception, have now raised over 5 million baht for the St Camillus Foundation.

Golfers from Banchang, Pattaya and Bangkok teed off from 06:30am through 1.30pm. A special thanks to all our registration folks (Vanessa, Bob, Bill, Nida, Mark, Steven, Tong & the Camel ladies). Players received tournament shirts and caps, and banners for sponsors were located on each hole. The organizers recognize the great support received and extend our warm gratitude to the management, staff and caddies from Emerald for turning the course and facilities out so very well.

The format was Texas Scramble and the Tournament had strategically placed Booming Bloody Mary’s, Magnificent Margarita’s and Sizzling Sausages around the course to keep golfers strength up and their concentration focused.

After the game and some welcome refreshments at the clubhouse, golfers and their families made their way, by 6:00pm, to The Camel Pub, Banchang’s largest and finest pub/ restaurant. There, The Camel had prepared a pig on the spit and a sumptuous buffet.

Prize giving and presentations to the successful golfers started at 7pm. Hosting was done by MC, Rod Carmichael with able support from Steven & Vanessa. Many kind donations were made by some very generous folks and the organizers extend their thanks.

The tournament champions for the Camel Summer Classic, 2011 are the Kermit’s team of Dave Stockman, Kh Saranya, Bob Watson & Kh Patsada, with a brilliant net score of 54.3. The Champions were presented with individual crystal trophies and associated prizes. The Runners Up are Eriks Losers team of Erik Klaasse, Daniel Ryals, Guus Harting & Gordon Harrison with a net score of 55.5. The Runners Up were presented with crystal trophies and associated prizes.

For the ten technical prizes this year, the winners were: Long Putt on hole 3; Martin Hoffie, Near Pin on hole 5; Keith Hamilton, Near Pin on hole 7; Bobby Brownfiel, Near Pin in two on hole 8; Mike English, Ladies Long Drive on hole 9; Kh Amporn, Near pin in two on hole 12; Hanafiah, M, Near Pin on hole 13; King Arthur, Long Putt on Hole 14; John Atkins, Near Pin on hole 15, Hanafiah, M and Mens Long Drive on Hole 18; Kh Sutep Y. Congratulations to the technical prize winners.

The Camel Pub wishes to sincerely thank all contributors for the generous support and for making the tournament the great success that it was. Specifically, Terry wishes to thank our corporate and other donors of cash, prizes and Food sponsors. They are Aibel, Apple & Honey Co, Boots & Coots, CEA, Chevron, Cooper International, Crathco, Dacon, Dextra, ESC, Expro-PTI, Indochine Developments, Jesters MC, John Crane Co, Mammoet, Nordic Calista, OPS Thailand, Pearl Energy, Q Cars, Sarens, Sence of Siam (SOS), Sinto, Souer, TAS, Thunder Oilfield, Wood Group, Western Wholesale Meats Co, Visa2Go and of course, The Camel Pub. An extra big thanks goes to CR Asia & Deborah Services Ltd for their major support and contributions for this successful tournament. Sincere thanks to all our sponsors.

Additionally, The Camel Pub management also wishes to express their gratitude to the following local establishments for a bottle of spirits each for prizes: The Bar, Colleens Bar, Beaver Bar, Kiwi Bar, Rainbow Bar, Rumours Bar and The Wherehouse Bar.

Also, generous support was received from local and other folks, Barry Soanes, Ray Barrett, Rod Carmichael, Chuck Callen, Steven Coulson, Stewart Matthews, Tom Rafferty, Scott Torgusson Anne Shop, Noi Shop and the Camel Village Shop.

Many thanks from the organizers to all who supported and played in this fine tournament. We hope to see you all and your friends back for the Camel Winter Classic, in December 17th 2011.

More information about the St. Camillus Foundation of Thailand and the Camillian Social Center can be found at: http://www.camillian-rayong.org/en/contact.asp

More info and pictures on the Camillian Website

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