Billabong Charity Golf Day
BILLABONG/BAAN TONG TONG MAKE IT A GOOD DAY FOR THOSE IN WHEELCHAIRS
Mick Williams runs the very popular resort of Baan Tong Tong in Nong Yai – North Pattaya. You are guaranteed a friendly reception when you arrive in this quiet, friendly boutique resort that has everything you need for an enjoyable stay, a restaurant and bar by the pool and friendly, helpful staff that will attend to your every need. Children In Need have always been close to Michael’s heart and for the past three years he has joined forces with the Billabong Golf Club to raise funds to help disabled children. This year’s event took place at Treasure Hill and 48 golfers signed up to support the Special Education Centre (SEC) in Bang Beung. SEC is a centre that has 350 children registered that are autistic, have Down Syndrome and many other debilitating ailments. The aim of today’s event is to raise sufficient funds to make available toilet facilities for those in wheelchairs. The course is always in good condition and the weather was perfect. The atmosphere approaching the event and on arrival at the course is jovial for the object of the day is to have an enjoyable days golf knowing that some disabled children are going to benefit from the day’s activities. A 4 hour round just added pleasure to the day and it was then back to the Billabong for some bar snacks, a few cold ones, the presentation and drawing of the raffle for some great prizes. Nobody, including Mick Beresford could believe that he turned in a 42 pointer to win the event following, some way behind, many countbacks were required to sort out the minor placings and there were six 2s to receive vouchers to the Baan Tong Tong. The generosity of individuals and companies to support these charity events is truly amazing and a developing local winery, Silverlake Winery, donated bottles of wine to some of the winners and was on hand for those in the bar to taste their various brews. Dave Sproxton won the golf bag in the raffle but generously put it up for auction which the Colonel, Bob Pearce, purchased for 7,800 baht. What a great day raising in excess of 100,000 baht but the true winners of the day, the disabled children of the Special Education Centre, who will now have a tailor-made facility.
1ST. Mick Beresford 42 points. 2nd. George Barrie 28 points. 3rd. Miss Tan 36 points
4th. Bob Pearce 36 points. 5th Don Hachey. 36 points. 6th Miss Som 35 points.
7th. Miss Nat 35 points. 8th. Wayne Cotterell 35 points.
Mick Beresford 1st place
George Barrie 2nd place
Som and Tan. 3rd and 6th places
Bob Pearce. 4th place
Wayne Cotterell. 8th place.
Grieg, David, John, Mick, Bob