Golfing with a mission

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The Women With a Mission charity golf tournament has become a firm fixture on Pattaya’s golf calendar.  Now in its 5th year, this great event continues to increase in popularity and for the 2nd year running it is being supported by AustCham Thailand, the local Australian Chamber of Commerce.  

Community and industry support for this tournament has been well received, GAC Thailand have been a sponsor for 5  tournaments, with Dana Spicer Thailand, Albatross Logistics, Titan-VNS Group, Inergy Automotive, and Pattaya Sports Club and Hemaraj Land and Development also sponsoring 4 of the 5 years.

Join the ladies for a fun day out on the golf course and help raise funds for a worthy cause.Join the ladies for a fun day out on the golf course and help raise funds for a worthy cause.

WWM’s tournament focuses on the enjoyment aspect of the game and providing a great day out for golfers of all abilities.  It is being run in a four-ball best-ball format, so teams of four are required.  However if individuals wish to enter, then WWM will slot them into a team – a good way to make new golfing friends.

Phoenix Golf Club has again been chosen as the venue.  Its proximity to Pattaya, and the immaculate fairways and greens, are always a hit with the players.  And this year, the post-tournament dinner and prize giving will be held at Phoenix rather than a separate venue.

The date is Friday 18 October and it will be a shotgun start at midday.  Golfers are requested to arrive by 1100 am for registration and receive their “goody bag”.  The player fee of B3,500 (B14,000 per team) includes green fee and caddy fee, the bag of “goodies”, and a tournament golf shirt.  Dinner, together with free-flow beer and wine, and prizes are all part of this great package.  Note the price does not include cart hire or caddy tip.

WWM is a group of three local expatriate ladies (two Australian and one American) who, for years, have worked hard to assist underprivileged children in Thailand.  They first formed to help child survivors of the tsunami in 2004 and have been providing education and sustenance to children in the Thai-Burma border refugee camps, and more recently their focus has been on improving the remedial training for autistic children at the Baan Kru Boonchoo Centre for special children in Rayong.

WWM sponsored teacher Nim with a WWM volunteer Hedie, and some of the children from the Baan Kru Boonchoo Centre.WWM sponsored teacher Nim with a WWM volunteer Hedie, and some of the children from the Baan Kru Boonchoo Centre.

Rather than BKBC just being a child care center, WWM are funding training for the teachers, have hired a full-time specialist teacher, arranged for speech and physical therapy, and provided equipment designed for disabled children.  They have given BKBC a two-year commitment to help create a proper Learning Center and make a true difference in the lives of these children.

So, for a small additional cost over your usual round of weekly golf, you get a generous goody bag, a free Fenix golf shirt, free dinner and drinks and great prizes.  On top of that, you are helping truly under-privileged children in Thailand towards a better life.  All proceeds from these events go direct to the nourishment, education and care programs run by WWM and their loyal band of supporters.

Get hold of three of your “mates” and sign up now.  Note that it is open for both men and women golfers.  Teams can be same-sex or mixed, whatever is your preference.

For booking or further information contact [email protected]