Jim Ryan Team capture 2013 Camel Summer Charity Classic

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

The weather turned out fine for the annual Camel Summer Charity Classic held July 13 at the Emerald Golf Club in Banchang.  204 golfers played in support of this most worthy of causes, for the St. Camillus Foundation which runs the Camillian Social Center, just out of Banchang, in Rayong.

Tournament champions - the Jim Ryan Team.Tournament champions – the Jim Ryan Team.

This summer’s tournament raised a record total of 1,061,735.00 baht, for the Camillians.  The Camel Annual Charity Classic tournaments, since inception, have now raised over 8 million baht for the St Camillus Foundation.

The golfers teed off from 6:00 a.m. through 1.15 p.m. and a very special thanks goes to our registration folks, Thommo & Kh Tan, Goy, Mint and Leo taking care of wardrobe.  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.

Runners-up - the CR Asia Team.Runners-up – the CR Asia Team.

A Texas Scramble was the format and the tournament had strategically placed suitable refreshments around the course to keep golfers strong and focused.  After the game, the golfers and their families made their way, by 5:30 p.m. to The Camel Pub in Banchang where the staff there had prepared a pig on the spit and a sumptuous buffet.

Prize giving and presentations were hosted by MC John Chapman with able support from Rod.  Many kind donations were made by some very generous folks and the organizers extend their thanks.

Camel Charity Classic organizers present a cheque for 1,061,735 baht to the administrators and children of the Camillian Social Center in Rayong, Saturday, July 27.Camel Charity Classic organizers present a cheque for 1,061,735 baht to the administrators and children of the Camillian Social Center in Rayong, Saturday, July 27.

The tournament champions for the Camel Summer Classic 2013 were the Jim Ryan Team comprising of Jim Ryan, Phillipe Martin, Mick Cunnane and Damian Francombe, with a net score of 54.4.  The runners-up (again) were the CR Asia Team of Glenn Ebert, Graham Hardie, Pete Cheshire and Craig Blacklock with a net score of 54.5.  Congratulations to 2013 Summer champions and runners-up.

For the ten technical prizes this year, the winners were: Lance Hudson (Long Putt on hole 3), Kh Kamol (Near Pin on hole 5), Kh Bhumsit A (Near Pin on hole 7), Kh Kamol (Near Pin in two on hole 8) Kh Phakjira K (Ladies Long Drive on hole 9), Team Torgusson (Near pin in two on hole 12) Greg Soloman (Near Pin on hole 13), Hannafiah M (Long Putt on Hole 14), Russell White (Near Pin on hole 15), and Indochine Team 1 (Mens Long Drive on Hole 18).  Congratulations to the technical prize winners.

The tournament organizers wish to sincerely thank all contributors for the generous support and for making the event the outstanding success that it was.  Specifically, Terry wishes to thank Major Sponsors; CR Asia, AkzoNobel, Cooper International (CIS), Deborah Services Ltd, Expro-PTI, Thunder Oilfield, Sinto, the Friends of Camillians from the CDB Project in China and of course, The Camel Pub.

Terry also wishes to thank all of our other sponsors, The Barbeque Store, Boots & Coots, Crathco, Chromolox-Allied Building Services, FK International, Indochine Developments, Infinity Solutions, Jesters MC, Mammoet, MSL Co Ltd, NCE, Pattaya Sports Club, Q Cars, Sense of Siam (SOS), Souer, SPIE, TAS and Taylors Real Estate.

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, Faces Bar, Blue Sky Bar, Offshore Bar, Khun Noi and The Camel Village Shop.

Finally, generous support was received from local friends and establishments, Barry Soanes, Ray Barrett, Rune Bye, Rod Carmichael, Chuck Callen, Steven Coulson, Craig Eastway, Faces Bar Juan Garcia, Garden International School, Dan Generette, John “Big Heels” Greenoff, Mick Grey, Gene Grigson, Dave Issit, Mac McArthur, Dave Monk, Tom Rafferty, Jim Ryan, Mark Sillimon, Mike, Larry, 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 2014.

In particular Terry would personally like to thank Lod and Tong for their herculean commitment, not forgetting Leo and Hubert bringing up the rear as this years 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.