Summer Golf Classic 2013

Jim Ryan Team win the Camel Summer Charity Classic, 2013.
Great support sees another record amount raised for the St.Camillus Foundation.

Saturday, 13 July 2013 – Emerald Golf Course, Banchang.

For the annual Camel Summer Charity Classic the weather was fine for golf. 204 golfers played in support of this most worthy of causes, for the St. Camillus Foundation which run the Camillian Social Center, just out of Banchang, in Rayong. This summer’s tournament raised a record total of 1,061,735.00 Baht, for the Camillians. The Camel Annual Charity Classic tournaments, since inception, have now raised over 8 million baht for the St Camillus Foundation.

Golfers from all over teed off from 06:00am through 1.15pm. A very special thanks to our registration folks, Thommo & Kh Tan, The Camel ladies and Leo taking care of wardrobe. Also, 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.

A Texas Scramble was the format and the Tournament had strategically placed suitable refreshments around the course to keep golfers strong and focused. After the game golfers and their families made their way, by 5:30pm, 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. Excellent hosting was done by MC, John Chapman with able support from Rod. Many kind donations were made by some very generous folks and the organizers extend their thanks.

The tournament champions for the Camel Summer Classic, 2013 are the Jim Ryan Team of Jim Ryan, Phillipe Martin, Mick Cunnane and Damian Francombe, with a net score of 54.4. The Runners Up (again) are the CR Asia Team of Glenn Ebert, Graham Hardie, Pete Cheshire and Craig Blacklock with a net score of 54.5. Congratulations to 2013 Summer Champions and Runners Up.

For the ten technical prizes this year, the winners were: Long Putt on hole 3; Lance Hudson, Near Pin on hole 5; Kh Kamol, Near Pin on hole 7; Kh Bhumsit A, Near Pin in two on hole 8; Kh Kamol, Ladies Long Drive on hole 9; Kh Phakjira K, Near pin in two on hole 12; Team Torgusson, Near Pin on hole 13; Greg Soloman, Long Putt on Hole 14; Hannafiah M, Near Pin on hole 15, Russell White and Mens Long Drive on Hole 18; Indochine Team 1. Congratulations to the technical prize winners.

The Tournament wishes to sincerely thank all contributors for the generous support and for making the tournament the outstanding success that it was. Specifically, Terry wishes to thank our Major Sponsors; CR Asia, AkzoNobel, Cooper International (CIS), Deborah Services Ltd, Expro-PTI, Thunder Oilfield, Sinto, the Friends of Camillians from the CDB Project in China and of course, The Camel Pub. Terry also wishes to thank all of our other sponsors, The Barbeque Store, Boots & Coots, Crathco, Chromolox-Allied Building Services, FK International, Indochine Developments, Infinity Solutions, Jesters MC, Mammoet, MSL Co Ltd, NCE, Pattaya Sports Club, Q Cars, Sense of Siam (SOS), Souer, SPIE, TAS, Taylors Real Estate. Larry Scott, Terry Ratliff, Mike Innes, REPS School BanChang, Mussleburgh Links The Old Golf Course and Lew Jenkins the brother of the late and great Glyn Jenkins

Additionally, the organisers wish to express their gratitude to the following local establishments for a bottle of spirits each for prizes: The Bar, Sport Bar, Beaver Bar, Rainbow Bar, Faces Bar and The Camel Village Shop.

Finally, generous support was received from local friends and establishments, Barry Soanes, Ray Barrett, Rune Bye, Rod Carmichael, Chuck Callen, Steven Coulson, Craig Eastway, Faces Bar Juan Garcia, Garden International School, Dan Generette, John “Big Heels” Greenoff, Mick Grey, Gene Grigson, Dave Issit, Mac McArthur, Dave Monk, Tom Rafferty, Jim Ryan, Mark Sillimon, Scott Torgusson, Scott & Shawn McKiernan.

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 Summer Classic, in 2014.

In particular Terry would personally like the thank Rod, Leo, Hubert and Kh Tong for their commitment as the organizing committee.

More information about the St. Camillus Foundation of Thailand and the Camillian Social Center can be found at:

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