Old pals pay respects on Dennys’ Memorial Golf Day

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Twenty three golfers assembled at Plutaluang Navy golf course to play a round in memory of their departed friend Dennys Kannar a.k.a. ‘Tinny’, who passed away on 31st January 2014 having collected far too few installments of his pension.  Dennys is fondly remembered by many denizens of Pattaya City for his unquenchable enjoyment of Heineken lager, crossword puzzles and a round of golf, including the nineteenth hole.  

He was a true Australian in every way and the echoes of his wonderful gravelly expressions “nah, nah, nah” and “a man’s godda do what a man’s godda do” still hang in the air today.  This being a family newspaper some of his other sayings are best kept out of it.

Neil Duncan (standing centre) holds the winner’s plaque as he and friends of Dennys pose for a group photo following the memorial tournament at Plutaluang.Neil Duncan (standing centre) holds the winner’s plaque as he and friends of Dennys pose for a group photo following the memorial tournament at Plutaluang.

A group of caddies who had played frequently with Dennys and his golfing buddies in the past, including his favourite caddy ‘Rolly’ were invited to join the group following play in the clubhouse for refreshments.  A remembrance wall plaque supplied by Dennys’ brother Ross was presented to Neil Duncan, who fluked the best score of 35 stableford points, for safekeeping until Dennys’ Thailand based friends reassemble at Plutaluang next January.

RIP Dennys – you are sadly missed by your buddies.