Duff Soby Team win the Camel Summer Charity Classic, 2012


Great support sees a record amount raised for the St. Camillus Foundation

Saturday, 16 June – Emerald Golf Course, Banchang

For the annual Camel Summer Charity Classic the weather was fine for golf.  198 golfers played in support of this most worthy of causes, for the St. Camillus Foundation which run the Camillian Social Center – a relief center for HIV/AIDs affected people, just out of Banchang, in Rayong.

This summer’s tournament raised a record total of 800,170 baht, for the Camillians.  The Camel Annual Charity Classic tournaments, since inception, have now raised over 7 million baht for the St Camillus Foundation.

Golfers from Banchang, Pattaya and Bangkok teed off from 06:30am through 1.15pm.  A special thanks to all the registration folks (Vanessa, Bob, Bill, Jintana, Tong & the Camel ladies).  Also, the organizers recognize the great support received and extend their warm gratitude to the management, staff and caddies from Emerald for turning the course and facilities out so very well.

The format was Texas Scramble and the tournament had strategically placed bracing Bloody Mary’s, magnificent Margarita’s and sizzling sausages around the course to keep golfers strength up and their concentration focused.

After the game and some welcome refreshments at the clubhouse, 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 Sing with able support from Rod & Vanessa.  Many kind donations were made by some very generous folks and the organizers extend their thanks.

The tournament champions for the Camel Summer Classic, 2012 were the Duff Soby team of Duff Soby, Regis Vincent, Val Kienast & Niel Hay, with a net score of 53.  The runners up were the CR Asia/ WVT Invitational team of Glenn Ebert, Lindsey Warlock, Steve H and Mike Moir with a net score of 54.3.  Congratulations to 2012 Summer champions and runners up.

For the ten technical prizes this year, the winners were: Long Putt on hole 3; Dave McCardy, Near Pin on hole 5; Chris Walsh, Near Pin on hole 7; Lindsey Warlock, Near Pin in two on hole 8; Dennis Stetsen, Ladies Long Drive on hole 9; Kh Thanapol, Near pin in two on hole 12; Val Kienast, Near Pin on hole 13; Willy Low, Long Putt on Hole 14; Val Kienast, Near Pin on hole 15, Mark S and Mens Long Drive on Hole 18; James Joseph Ryan.  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 the major corporate sponsors; Taylors Real Estate, CR Asia, Deborah Services Ltd, GE Oil & Gas and Thunder Cranes and of course, The Camel Pub, and all of the other generous sponsors, Boots & Coots, CEA, Clough, Crathco, CR Asia/ WVT, Dacon, Dextra, ESC, Expro-PTI, Heineken, Indochine Developments, Infinity, Jesters MC, John Crane Co, Mammoet, NCE, Nevada Bar, Orapi/ Indochine, Plexal, Pattaya Sports Club, Q Cars, San Miguel, Sense of Siam (SOS), Siam Foods, Sinto, Souer, TAS and Western Wholesale Meats Co. Sincere thanks to all our sponsors.

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, Blue Sky Bar, Faces Bar, Rumours Bar and The Wherehouse Bar, Noi Shop and The Camel Village Shop.

Finally, generous support was received from local friends, Barry Soanes, Ray Barrett, Billy Cattermole, Rod Carmichael, Chuck Callen, Steven Coulson, Gene Grigson, Jon Hightower, Mike Olsen, Tom Rafferty, Jim Ryan, 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 2013.

In particular Terry would personally like the thank Rod, Vanessa and Bob for their upstanding commitment as the organizing committee.

More information about the St. Camillus Foundation of Thailand and the Camillian Social Center can be found at: www.camillian-rayong.org/en/contact.asp.