All golfers invited to take part in Pattaya�s newest �Major� charity golf tournament

Organized by Pattaya Mail Media Group,
Pinnacle Jomtien Resort & Spa and Eastern Star Golf Club

The Pattaya Mail Media Group, after many years of reporting local golf in Pattaya Mail and on Pattaya Mail Television, is confirming the commitment to golf by staging its own major tournament on Friday 29th June 2007 at Eastern Star Country Club & Resort. It is the inaugural Pattaya Mail �Mike Franklin� Classic, a charity golf tournament that will herald in the 15th Anniversary of Pattaya Mail.

The proceeds from the tournament will be shared by six beneficiaries, four of them chosen by Mike as they are charities and projects with which he is involved on an ongoing basis. The six charities and projects being namely: the Rotary Foundation�s work with children, Jesters �Care for Kids� Water Purification project, Scholarships to Pattaya Schools via Diana Group Foundation, Ban Dorntupab Pattana, primary school Khorat, Pattaya Young PR Ambassador Program and the Camillian Aids Center � Cindy Burbridge project

The proceeds, as they are committed and spent on the six beneficiary projects, will be reported in Pattaya Mail, and on PMTV.

The tournament will receive extensive Press & TV media coverage in Pattaya Mail, Pattaya Blatt, & Chiangmai Mail; on Sophon cable and the Pattaya Mail Television (PMTV) cable network covering Chonburi, Pattaya, Jomtien & Sattahip. The POV Media Group is providing 150 framed A3 poster display sites in prime Bangkok locations, and press conferences are scheduled for Thursday June 7 at the Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok, and at the Pinnacle Jomtien Resort & Spa on Thursday June 14, courtesy of Andrew J. Wood and Ingo Raeuber, their respective GMs.

The Pattaya Mail �Mike Franklin� Classic is being organized jointly by the Pattaya Mail Media Group, Pinnacle Jomtien Resort & Spa & Eastern Star Golf Club.

The golf tournament will feature two Shotgun starts at 06.45am and 12.30pm, playing a Four-ball Team Scramble format. Both shotgun starts will be limited to 25 teams of 4 players. Tournament scoring will be by �System 36� that calculates team handicaps on the day, based on performance.

As official player handicaps are not a condition of entry, it will be an open tournament and all golfers are welcome. It is hoped that the many organized golf groups in Pattaya that enjoy the weekly coverage of their competitions in Pattaya Mail will participate and support the event.

There will be performance trophies for the winning teams and technical prizes and trophies to be won on every hole. A perpetual trophy will be kept at Pattaya Mail and inscribed with the names of the Champion team players. The prize-giving ceremony, BBQ buffet dinner, live music & entertainment will take place from sunset by the beach at the Pinnacle Jomtien Resort & Spa.

The Tournament at Eastern Star and the prize-giving party at Pinnacle Jomtien Resort will be covered by Pattaya Mail Television and a souvenir DVD of the televised feature will be given to the sponsors.

As it is a charity event the tournament relies on support in a variety of ways, through donations or sponsorship of specific items such as caps, towels, balls, trophies, and draw prizes. Due accreditation will be given at the event, during the prize-giving ceremony and in Pattaya Mail media.

Complimentary merchandise and services, or cash to purchase, will be used for prizes in the player�s Lucky Draw. Some �High value� items, such as airline tickets, accommodations and top restaurant vouchers will also feature in a special Charity Draw held during the evening. All donors will receive due accreditation in the tournament publicity, media and during the prize-giving party.

Event sponsorship is available:

Platinum (200,000 baht), Gold (100,000 baht), Silver (50,000 baht) and Bronze (25,000 baht) categories, plus hole sponsorship available on every hole at 10,000 baht per hole. All sponsors are invited to have their Web page linked on the Pattaya Mail tournament web page at www.pattayamail.com/golfclassic

Full details are available at the Organization Office: Pattaya Mail Publishing Co. Ltd., 370/7-8 Moo 9, Pattaya 2nd Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150 Thailand. Or contact Mike Franklin: Tel: 08 18618036 - Tony Malhotra: Tel: 08 1514 8584 � Ingo Raeuber Tel: 0819499433, (Fax: 038 427 596), E-mail: [email protected]

More details coming soon.


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Full details are available at the Organization Office:
Pattaya Mail Publishing Co. Ltd., 370/7-8 Moo9, Pattaya 2nd Road, Nongprue,
 Banglamung, Chonburi 20150 Thailand.
Or contact Mike Franklin: Tel: 08 18618036
Tony Malhotra: Tel: 08 1514 8584 ,Ingo Raeuber Tel: 08 19499433,
(Fax: 038 427 596), E-mail: [email protected]
Updated by Saichon Paewsoongnern