Lotus Valley Golf Resort hosted the Lotus Valley Charity Classic on Dec. 1 to support the Jesters Care for Kids charity drive. The event was a tremendous success attracting a full field of golfers, media and tournament supporters and raised 166,000 THB for the Jesters Care for Kids Charity.
In attendance were several members of the Jesters including the Care for Kids Chairman Lewis Underwood who took a moment during the prize presentation to explain some of the many projects the charity has underway. Clearly proud of the charity’s work over the past 15 years, Lewis spoke about how some children have received Jesters support from the beginning of their education all the way through to earning university degrees. He welcomed participants to visit the Care for Kids website, www.care4kids. info, to see how the charity is helping people all over Thailand.
Lewis Underwood (2nd left) accepts a cheque on behalf of the Jesters Care for Kids for money raised by the Lotus Valley Charity Classic.
The Lotus Valley Charity Classic boasted a fine list of tournament sponsors including Vespario, the supplier of Vespa Motorcycles in Thailand, Coca-Cola, Concepts Golf Management from Singapore, TurfPro Golf Management, Golf One, Fenix, Chang Beer and Lakchai Golf School.
Pro Lakchai from the Golf Channel’s “15th Club” co-hosted the prize presentation and was on hand all day at the 13th tee providing swing analysis free of charge. Pro Lakchai films the “15th Club” at Lotus Valley each week and the show airs Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons.
A member of TurfPro Golf’s team and General Manager of Lotus Valley, Derek Schade, couldn’t have been happier with the day. “We are very lucky to work for some really good people and as a result of that we’ve attracted even more caring and generous people to be a part of this event,” he explained.
Mike Moir (right) receives the Low Gross trophy after shooting a bogey-free 70.
Fenix Golf, well-known for their support of many of Thailand’s top players and a supplier for many events around the country may have to consider redirecting some of their sponsorship funds towards owner Mike Moir. Mike represented his brand proudly, taking the Overall Low Gross honors with a flawless, bogey-free, score of 70.
Low Net by system-36 went to Naset Noyjinda, winning a count-back over the popular man from Big Bear Golf, Han Song Yong. Naset shot a score of 75 for a net 69.
The tournament was clearly a success raising a huge sum for the Jesters Care for Kids, the course conditions were immaculate and the management and staff of Lotus Valley put on a first class show.