The inaugural Down Syndrome Charity Golf tournament played at Phoenix Gold Golf Course turned out to be a huge success, The Course was in great condition and special thanks must go to Nat, the general Manager of Phoenix and his friendly staff for looking after the 132 golfers who took part in this event and making the day the success that it was. What started out as a casual conversation at The Billabong Golf Bar between Paul Greenaway, Scott Qua and Bob Philp turned into a monstrous day out.
I can’t name all of the sponsors personally as they were so many but please take it as said you are the most generous people in the world. The money raised was 550.000 Baht (far exceeding our expectations) which will be distributed among three schools for these special children. Major sponsors being Jim Grieve, Chris Dodd from Ross Auctions in Perth, Baan Tong Tong Resort, Royal Fremantle golf club members, Scott Qua’s work mates in Chad central Africa, Alan Bartlett, Mark McDonald just to name a few of the generous people who not only gave their money but their time for this worthy cause.
The committee consisting of our accountant John Player, Scott Qua, Bob Philp and Paul Greenaway and all the others who helped out to make this day the success it turned out to be a special thank you.
The auction turned out to be a just as successful with lots donated including four Scotty Cameron putters among other things like memorabilia from the Ryder Cup and various flags all signed by pro golfers plus a clothing and shoe bag from the Old Course St Andrews 29 pairings received prizes but here is the top 5.Fifth prize went to the pairing of Bob Philp and Greig Ritchie 64 net, forth went to Matt and Fred Tindrell who travelled from Perth Australia and sponsored two holes as well had 63.5, third went to An and Sue with 63.5 also, second place was taken by Mark Reid and David Brannigan with 63.25, and First place went to Andrew Scaiffe and Charlie Brown with 62.25.
So it was back to The Billabong for a few cold beers and prize giving which included green fee’s at some prestigious golf course’s, golf clothing, Boston bags etc etc. A superb buffet dinner with two 45 kg spit roasted pigs, three legs of lamb and a host of other food for both Thai and farang taste’s.
The real winners today were the children with special needs, if you would like to donate clothing, toys, book’s or even cash to these center’s please contact Bob Philp on 0822043411 or William Macey on 0861522754.
Due to the huge success of the day, the Committee has commenced planning for next year’s event.
All sponsors are most welcome. Please contact Scott Qua 0819658785 or Bob Philp 0822043411