Velsberg & Greer team up for charity win


With the aim of raising money to buy an embosser for the Pattaya Redemptionist School for the Blind, The Outback Bar’s recent charity event was held at Green Valley on Friday, March 31.  The format was a two-ball scramble and included an après golf buffet, raffle and evening entertainment.  Part of each entry fee was set aside for charity purposes.

After golf and evening buffet, the Band of Smiles kept everyone well entertained late into the evening.  All the raffle tickets were sold, which is a great testament to those who attended.  With proceeds from over 400 tickets sold and generous donations by all the event sponsors, the charity fund is currently sitting at THB 166,000.

Raivo Velsberg and James Greer.
Raivo Velsberg and James Greer.

The Outback wishes to thank sponsor companies for donations received from Juicy Lucy, Pattaya Car Hire and Munkfors Swedev.  Private donations came from James Greer, Shaun Pullen, Geoff Braithwaite, Charlie Heneghan, Bob St. Auburn and Nev Jolley.  Also, a special thank-you to the raffle sponsors, namely Green Valley, Nev Jolley, Craig ‘Done That’ Blacklock, and Jeff and John from the Golf Center restaurant at Green Valley.

Playing superbly off a team handicap of 4.8, the winning pair of Raivo Velsberg and James Greer shot a gross 67 to finish on 62.2 net and claim the top prize of Siam Plantation green-fee vouchers each. Great shooting!

In second place with 63 net came Renee Ericson and Rolf Ericson while third went to Pat Regan and William Peach with a 64 net.  The final two spots on the podium were occupied by Mark John Riggall and Kerry Beck in fourth with 64.2 net and Myles Knowlson and Colin McGurk with 65 net.

Novelty Prizes were awarded as follows:

Hole 1 – nearest to the pin in 3: Kevin and Jeff Macintosh (Callaway balls donated by Outback); Hole 3 – Nearest to the case of beer on the Fairway: Mark John Riggall (case of Heineken donated by Bob St. Aubin); Hole 5 – nearest to the pin: Fibben (bottle of wine donated by Outback); Hole 8 – nearest to the pin: Kevin Mackintosh (bottle of Red Label donated by John Dearden); Hole 10 – Any team that scored a gross birdie: Kevin and Jeff Mackintosh (Outback gift voucher each); Hole 13 – nearest to the pin: Colin McGurk (Crown Royale brandy donated by Charlie Heneghan); Hole 16 – nearest to the pin: John Leonard (2 buckets of beer donated by Nev Jolley)