The 2020 Charity Classic at Green Valley
The 24th Charity Classic was held at the popular Rayong Green Valley course on the 11th March 2020. A fantastic number of players were scheduled to play, 112 to be precise but unfortunately 3 failed to arrive, leaving Vice President Tim with the headache of a quick shuffle to make the numbers work. Simon Philbrook ended up as a swinger in a 3 ball, which means his score counted with each of the other 2 players in the group and Ron Dickie went out with Martin Crighton as a 2 ball.
We had the benefit of a two tee start, with Golf Chairman Jack, on the first tee and Stan Rees, Social Committee, looking after the start on the tenth. The weather remained hot all day and everyone was away on time, so many thanks to all the players for being on their respective tees on time, which always make the starter’s job easier, even when Tim tried his hardest to confuse Jack by giving him the tenth tee start sheet!
Generally the pace of play was excellent with everyone getting round in a little over four hours.
This better ball format nearly always produces high scoring and is very close and today was no exception, with 48pts topping the leaderboard from Adam Barton & Kerry Beck. They beat Allan Robartson & Greg Ritchie on countback, followed home by Steve Mann & Brian Scott, just one shot back on 47pts.
One of the winning pair, Adam Barton accepts his team’s prizes from Golf Chairman, Jack with Ing, PSC Office Manager; Tim, Vice President & Nigel (Committee & MC for the evening).
One of the 2nd placed pair, Alan Robartson accepts the prize for the team from Jack.
Third placed Brian Scott (left) with team partner, Steve Mann (right).
About 90 players and guests came In the evening to the Amari, who once again provided and excellent venue for the presentation as well of course a fine spread of food and sweets. Beer and wine were very reasonably priced and our thanks to Yash and his staff for a job well done.
Thank you to The Riviera Group who kindly funded all the shirts and also to Soi Dao Chatrium Resort who provided the main prize for the raffle, for 4 players, 2 rounds of golf and a night’s accommodation. Also to all our sponsors who include The Chris Dodds Group, Walter Baechli, Sinco Shirts and Casa Pascal to name but a few, raising a total of more than 100,000 Baht on the day for local charities.
Finally, a special thanks to Tim, our Vice President who did a considerable amount of work during the week towards the organisation of the day as well as orchestrating the work done by the PSC Office, so thanks to all of you too.