Lions Club golf challenge raises over 500,000 baht for charity

Friday, 31 August 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 35 By  Warunya Thongrod

Over 130 golfers from all over the country participated in a charity golf competition organized by the Lions Club Pattaya and held at the beautiful Siam Country Club on Monday, August 20.

The purpose of the tournament was to raise funds for disadvantaged children and other charitable activities carried out by the club.  These include setting up scholarships for poor schoolchildren and providing sponsorship for the Thai Enclycopedia at Chonburi learning establishment.  Funds will also go to help victims of natural disasters who for whatever reason are unable to receive aid from the government.

Burin Chanrakkankha, Club President Lions Club Pattaya, left, and Sithichai Sirisuthiworanant, President of the Sattaya Golf Association, pose for a photo with golfers and the prize motorcycle for a hole in one on the 4th hole.Burin Chanrakkankha, Club President Lions Club Pattaya, left, and Sithichai Sirisuthiworanant, President of the Sattaya Golf Association, pose for a photo with golfers and the prize motorcycle for a hole in one on the 4th hole.

Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh was in attendance at the end of the day’s play to present trophies to the champion golfers.  The large field of players was split into several categories including female and senior flights.

The best score of the day came in at nine-under par from Suphasith Kaesorn who returned a fabulous net 63 to take the honors and receive the HRH Princess Sirindhorn’s Cup.  Runner-up on the day was Ratchapol Thummapiyachai with a fine 5-under par total.

Following the competition, a party was held that included the auctioning of paintings by two famous Thai artists, Naris Phetcharat, former governor of 310 C Region, and Jaran Kanokkanchana, former president of Region 7.  The money raised by the auction, together with the tournament entrance fees, meant that a grand total of over 500,000 baht was collected for worthy causes.

Burin Chanrakkankha, Club President of the Lions Club Pattaya, paid tribute to all who had given their time and money to make the event such a success and hoped that all would return for the 22nd edition of the tournament next year.

 

Burin Chanrakkankha, centre, stands with the tournament winners as they parade their trophies.Burin Chanrakkankha, centre, stands with the tournament winners as they parade their trophies.

Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh, right, receives a plaque of gratitude for his continued help in supporting this charity tournament.Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh, right, receives a plaque of gratitude for his continued help in supporting this charity tournament.

A par putt drops on the 10th hole at Siam Country Club Old Course.A par putt drops on the 10th hole at Siam Country Club Old Course.

Runner-up Ratchapol Thummapiyachai sinks another birdie putt.Runner-up Ratchapol Thummapiyachai sinks another birdie putt.

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