With 40 players and 10 teams, the inaugural Automotive Focus Group (AFG) Golf Day at the Pattana golf course even surprised the organizers with the depth of support for this event.
Not only was the event oversubscribed with enthusiastic golfers, most of whom were AFG members, but also the sponsorship purse far exceeded expectations, with companies such as Hemaraj Land and Development even offering 10,000 baht for a hole in one. The excellent level of sponsorship also meant that there was more money for the charity raffle.
Sponsors for the tournament includes CES (Kevin Fisher, shirts), Marriott (3D/2N JW Marriott), Hemaraj Land and Development (nearest pin and longest drive), Amari (brunches at Mantra), Cromwell Tools (power drill and golf bags), AB World Foods (“Curry for a Year”).
The best team score on the day came from the Triumph Motorcycles (Thailand) Ltd. quartet of Jamie Looker, Russ Daleman, David Mills and David Sutherland.
Runners-up were the team comprising Sean Goonan (AB World Foods Asia Ltd.), Brendan Daly (Amari Hotel), Richard Jackson (RLC Co. Ltd.) and Branislav Balaz (KONE Public Co. Ltd.)
The Longest Drive award went to Peter Hamilton (Nestle) and the Nearest the Pin prize to Bic Gohil from the Ford Thailand Manufacturing Assembly Plant (FTM).
The big winner in the charity raffle was Manita Boontham (CES) who won a 3-days/ 2-nights stay at the JW Marriott Kao Lak.
(courtesy DOC IAIN CORNESS - Pattaya Mail)