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PSC 118th Monthly Golf Special Charity Tournament

Golf Chairman Joe Mooneyham scored a great success in securing the prestigious Siam Plantation for this month’s PSC Monthly on Friday, Sept. 21, which was also a charity event.  This was Joe’s 25th tournament as Golf Chairman and a day to remember, not only for the quality of the course but also this being the first outing with our latest sponsor – Singha.  The final total raised for charity was 150,000 baht and the PSC express their thanks and appreciation to Siam Plantation for making this possible and to Singha for their major contribution to the day’s success. 

It was a full complement of 120 players taking part; with a shotgun start at 1230.  Welcoming players for registration were Joe and PSC President Tony Oakes.

Tony Oakes and Joe Mooneyham welcome the players at Siam Plantation.Tony Oakes and Joe Mooneyham welcome the players at Siam Plantation.

Plantation showed their efficiency in dealing with 120 players arriving around the same time, with clubs collected and placed on carts and all labeled with their respective starting holes.

With the rain that had fallen in Pattaya in recent days all eyes were on the sky!  No worry – whilst there was rain in the morning and heavy showers about 1100 – when it was time to go to the nominated tees, the sky had cleared and there was no more rain.  Naturally Joe declared a ‘pick clean and place policy’ as the course was soggy in places but the greens were true and speedy.  The course was in excellent condition with some wonderful panoramic views all adding to the pleasure of the day.

Paul McNally returned an excellent score of 74 gross.Paul McNally returned an excellent score of 74 gross.

After only 4½ hours players returned to the clubhouse to hand in their cards to Joe and Tony.  As the results were being calculated, and after a welcoming shower, all enjoyed the fine buffet provided by Plantation which was included in the overall entrance fee.

Prior to the presentation, Joe and Nigel moved around the members selling raffle tickets for excellent prizes, many of which were donated and thanks go to The Golf Club, Beaver Bar and Drunken Duck in this rergard.

Presentation time and Social Chairman Nigel Cannon called order and before introducing Golf Chairman Joe Mooneyham – Nigel, on behalf of all, congratulated Joe on the success of the day with particular reference to the relationship that Joe had built with the Eastern Seaboard Golf Association and to Singha who had provided a number of excellent prizes.

Joe expressed his appreciation to all 120 members playing today and to the Executive Committee for their help.  Joe outlined his dealings with the ESGA and Singha and also explained the support PSC is giving to the current Caddy Golfing programme.

Nigel then announced the winners with Joe presenting the prizes.

Paul McNally (2) won the low gross with a fine 74.  In ‘A’ flight, playing medal, Thierry Petrement (11) was in top spot with a net 70.

There was a count back for ‘B’ flight honours as both Michael Berisford (16) and Bob Rasmussen (13) came in with 38 points with Michael getting the nod.

‘C’ flight saw the best stableford score of the day with John Bartley (18) with 39 points, while Geoff Doody (22) was the leader of ‘D’ flight with 38 points.

Just a few ladies decided to take on this delightful course with Rotjana Neal (12) the leading lady on 38 points and the effervescent Noi Emmerson (15) runner up with 35 points.

The lucky draw then followed with a number of those in attendance winning vouchers for various eating venues in and around Pattaya.  This was then followed in turn by the raffle and in addition to the prizes listed, the final ticket pulled out would receive 50% of from the sale of tickets.  Nigel called the numbers and Joe and Tony presented the prizes.  Lucky Eddie Beilby won both a new putter and driver!

The final ticket out was won by Maggie Fitzgerald who went home a very happy lady!

It was then good night following another excellent day’s golf from PSC.

Note:  The next PSC Monthly Tournament is on Friday 12th October at Pleasant Valley – sign-up sheets are at PSC office.

A Flight winner Thierry Petrement, left, with Golf Chairman, Joe Mooneyham.A Flight winner Thierry Petrement, left, with Golf Chairman, Joe Mooneyham.

Rotjana (Ning) Neal was the ladies’ winner.Rotjana (Ning) Neal was the ladies’ winner.

A happy 50/50 winner Maggie Fitzgerald, right, with Golf Chairman, Joe.A happy 50/50 winner Maggie Fitzgerald, right, with Golf Chairman, Joe.

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