PSC Annual Charity Classic 2017

21st Pattaya Sports Club Charity Classic 2017

@ Khao Kheow Golf Course, B & A Nines

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017

Peter Blackburn

The 21st year of the eagerly awaited Pattaya Sports Club Charity Classic Tournament was held on 11th January 2017 at the Khao Kheow Golf Course, B & A Nines. This event takes weeks of planning and preparation and the Golf Chairman, Ron Gale, worked very hard to make this a successful event which, judging by the comments of those playing he succeeded in doing that. The competition was a 2 Person Better Ball Stableford event with prizes on every hole and prizes for the top 6 pairs. In addition to prizes being awarded on every hole, there was a raffle with many prizes which included 1000 baht food & drink vouchers at Lewiinski’s Hotal & Golf Bar, concessional green fees at Khao Kheow Golf Course, complimentary green Fees at Pleasant Valley, complimentary green fees at Phoenix Gold Golf Course, complimentary green fees at Parichat Golf Course, complimentary green fees at Siam Waterside Golf Course, accommodation at Holiday Inn, accommodation at Diana Resort, accommodation at Town & Town Hotel and the major prize of a Cambodia trip to the Angkor Hotel & Golf Resort with 2 night’s stay for 2 people plus 2 rounds of golf each plus many more prizes.

The Presentations were held at the Holiday Inn on the following evening where a tremendous buffet was provided.

Another great supporter of this event was Chris Balzli of Sinto Shirts who provided 150 shirts free of charge.

Golf Chairman Ron Gale commenced the announcements by thanking all who participated in the day’s tournament with a special thanks for the support of all the sponsors who were as follows:

Double Platinum Sponsor:

Holiday Inn

Platinum Sponsor

Khao Kheow Country Club

Andreas Wegner – UPVC Doors & Windows

Chris Balzli – Sinto Shirts

Chris Dodd

Gold Sponsor

Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club


Silver Sponsors

Angkor Golf Resort

Outback Golf Bar

Billabong Golf

Happy Days 1 & 2

Jelly Belly Candy Company

Jomtiem Club House

BJ Holiday Lodge

Diana Garden Resort

Town and Town Hotel

Links Hotel & Restaurant

Take It Easy Car & Bike Rental

Pattaya Rent a Car

Pleasant Valley Golf Course

Parichat International Golf Links

Bang Saray Nordic Resort

Café Kronborg

Tratoria Italiano

Siam Physiotherapy

Steve Milne

Walter Baechli

Minor Sponsors

Growling Swan

Pattavia Golf Club

The Golf Club

Ron also handed out a very big thanks to our PSC Staff who did most of the preparatory work for the tournament including Lucky, Wow, Candy, Oar & Molly who along with Gerd’s wife Patti helped out by selling Raffle Tickets at The Holiday Inn. Special thanks were also handed out to Ron’s Golf Committee, namely Peter Blackburn, Dick Warberg, Gerd Reidler, Marcus Earp, Mark West and Steve Truelove who all assisted on the day

Now to the Results:

Hole Prize Winners were Jon Thowsen, Dave Cooper, Peter Henshaw, Wendy Chetland, Anders Pedersen, David Dunne, George King, Fidge Button, Simon Philbrook, Alice Balzli, Mike Allidi, Chop Daprakhon (2), Jim Getty, Kenneth (Links Bar), Stephen Watkins, Jan R Ulriksen & Paul Bray.


1st Place - Peter Henshaw & Paul Bray..

1st Place – Peter Henshaw (23) & Paul Bray (9) – 50 points

2nd Place - Peter Lenoury & Eddie Bielby..

2nd Place – Eddy Beilby (19) & Peter Lenoury (13) – 47 points – Count Back – 25 points on the last nine


3rd Place – Noi Emerson (16) & Yorying (30) – 47 points – Count Back – 24 points on the last nine.


4th Place – Andre Coetzee (7) & Sugar Ray Handford (15) – 47 Points – Count Back – 23 points on the last nine


5th Place – Chop Daprakhon (12) & Orn Kansaengsri (14) – 46 points


6th Place – Larissa Balzli (18) & Alice Balzli (17) – 45 points – Count Back – 23 points on the last nine, 15 points on the last 6 holes, 7 points on the last 3 holes and 3 for 3 on the 5th last hole

Suwanna Kerjaleon & Ken Price – 45 points – Count Back – 23 points on the last nine, 15 points on the last 6 holes, 7 points on the last 3 holes and 3 for 2 on the fifth last hole

Following the presentation to the many winners it was time for the raffle with 37 prizes being available.

Ron then again thanked everyone and announced that in excess of 500,000 baht was raised for this wonderful Pattaya Sports Club Tournament and every baht will be donated to the benefit of those in need so a big THANK YOU to all those that participated & contributed.

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