Time is running out to nominate golf’s champion volunteers for top national awards from the England Golf Partnership (EGP). The closing date for nominations is Friday, 14 December 2012 and the easy-to-follow nomination form is found at www.golfvolunteers.org. The awards celebrate the growing network of golf volunteers who support new and emerging players. They will be presented during the 2013 County Golf Development Conference in February. There are seven different Volunteer of the Year Award categories which take in age groups, including under-18, volunteer coaching, those involved in club and county development, and lifetime achievers. The winners will come from the growing network of golf volunteers, whose passion inspires others to take up and enjoy the sport. They contribute within golf clubs, schools, county golf partnerships, training schemes and many other programmes. Phillip Beard, Volunteer Manager for the England Golf Partnership, said: “Volunteers of all ages give up their time to help new and existing players and to make golf a truly welcoming game. We want to celebrate these volunteers and give them to the special praise they deserve.” In its objective to ‘Grow the Game’, the EGP has expanded its volunteer base through a dedicated national strategy. Traditional club volunteers have now been joined by many young leaders, as well as volunteer coaches, PGA professionals who combine volunteer work with their regular coaching, schoolteachers and community sports representatives who all gain satisfaction from helping golfers of all abilities to play golf in our clubs and communities. Caption: Winners of 2012 Volunteer of the Year Awards. 28 Nov 2012 Hurry to nominate golf’s champion volunteers
England won the Women’s Home Internationals for the third year in a row with a comprehensive 7-2 victory over the hosts, Wales, on the final day of the championship at Conwy Golf Club.They added it to a halved result with Ireland on the opening day and a 6-3 win over Scotland to retain the title – and follow up on England’s earlier triumph in the European women’s team championship.The team was (pictured, back row from left): Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough), Emma Allen (Meon Valley), Olivia Winning (Rotherham), Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe); (front row from left), Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest), Sammie Giles (St Mellion), Lizzie Prior (Burhill) and captain Elaine Ratcliffe (Essendon). Image courtesy The LGU.This is England’s fifth win in the last six years and was achieved in difficult weather conditions, which included very strong winds and heavy showers.Team captain Elaine Ratcliffe commented: “I can’t say enough times that I saw some wonderful golf this week in tough conditions. I am very proud of how the girls always battled and were patient out there.”The series began against Ireland, described by Ratcliffe, as “tough opposition who, in the conditions, played some amazing golf and whose short game was second to none in the foursomes.”England managed just one halved result from the three foursomes, but dominated the singles, winning four of the six games to halve the match. “We went out and played our hearts out to halve,” said Ratcliffe.On the second day against Scotland, the team again struggled in the foursomes, winning just one point. But again they were superb in the singles, winning five of the six games.“At least we had one point from the foursomes but again we had a tall mountain to climb,” said Ratcliffe. “The girls went out and played well, we had some tight matches and they were magnificent from 12 onwards to turn some games around and to get the win.”In the final match against Wales, Ratcliffe mixed up two of the foursomes pairings and “it all came together” with the team winning all three games.Wales came out for the singles in determined mood and in the early stages the match was close. But then Meghan MacLaren and Gemma Clews drew away for big wins, 6/5 and 4/3 respectively; while Sammie Giles and Emma Allen worked steadily towards identical winning scorelines of 2/1 – to complete the victory.During the series Lizzie Prior celebrated her 19th birthday and Ratcliffe added: “We had a great week, some lovely ice cream in Conwy, a birthday cake for Lizzie and to top it off we won the Home Internationals!”Click here for more informationMeanwhile, England finished the Girls’ Home Internationals – played simultaneously at Conwy – with a 6.5-2.5 win over Wales. Earlier they had halved with Ireland and lost 3-6 to Scotland. The results stopped their winning run in the championship, which had lasted for eight years, and the 2016 title went to Ireland for the first time ever.England saved their best for last. In the final day’s foursomes they won two foursomes, thanks to Lily May Humphreys and Amelia Williamson; and to Louisa Brunt and Sharna Dutrieux. In the singles the points were scored by Humphreys, Williamson, Brunt and Annabell Fuller with a half from Dutrieux.Team: Louisa Brunt (Royal Birkdale), Sharna Dutrieux, (Wrotham Heath), Annabell Fuller (Roehampton), Lily May Humphreys (Channels), Emily Price (Cleobury Mortimer), Bel Wardle (Prestbury), Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer).Click here for more information 6 Aug 2016 England make it three in a row at Women’s Home Internationals
FUN Golf for all the family has got more than 120 people enjoying and playing the game at an Essex centre – and their numbers are set to grow in 2017.FUN Golf is a programme offered by the Golf Kingdom and supported by England Golf to get more people playing, particularly families.When it was launched last year almost 40 families took the opportunity to join a three-week course between June and October, taken by a PGA professional, and with the emphasis on fun. They used colourful clubs and tennis-style balls and the activities included hitting giant targets on a large inflatable.Ten new players have already gone on to play more golf by either taking an improvers’ course, a junior programme or by becoming a range user.Now, FUN Golf is being re-launched for 2017, together with a Golf Kingdom Family membership, which will be available from June, to encourage new golfers to keep on having fun and playing the game.“We’ve had great initial response to FUN Golf and we’re looking forward to attracting even more families in 2017 and creating a life-long habit,” said Scott Cranfield of the Golf Kingdom.“We’ve listened to feedback from families about the importance of being flexible when offering times and dates for courses and we’ll be taking this into account for this year’s programme.“Golf is the perfect game for families who want to have fun together and our new membership will give them unlimited use of the many activities at Golf Kingdom. As well as FUN Golf there’s the Moby Adventure Golf, Foot Golf, FUN Golf, the short game area, range and golf course.”England Golf has supported Golf Kingdom with this project as well as helping them understand their customers and potential customers. This information can be used to shape publicity for the campaign on social media and other promotional materials.This is part of England Golf’s wider work to attract more families into the game and Family Golf Month in July will highlight activities across the country which can be enjoyed by all.Claire Hodgson, England Golf Head of Participation, said: “All the generations can enjoy golf together and it doesn’t matter how young or old they are – or how well they play.“We’re working with clubs across the country to spread this message and Family Golf Month will be a great opportunity to get more people playing. Watch out for news of lots of Get into golf activities to appeal to families who are looking for a great way to spend time together.”Last year, England Golf and PING launched the PING Family Fourball which proved hugely successful. Entries for this year’s event open on 1 April and more information is available by clicking here.England Golf also has a Family Guidance booklet available to clubs, which is packed with advice and ideas for events. Click here to find out more. 24 Mar 2017 FUN Golf gets the families playing
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Cafe Kronborg Treasure Hill Green ValleyPattaviaPleasant ValleyMt. Shadow I-RoverPhoenix Bunker BoysPleasant Valley Retox Game OnKhao Kheow Green ValleyKhao KheowLaem ChabangKing Naga Green ValleyGreen Valley Le Katai Growling Swan TBA The LinksEastern Star Pleasant Valley Pleasant ValleyPattaviaCrystal BayTreasure HillPattana Soi Diana Sports Crystal BayPattavia Burapha/PlantationSiam Old Course PattanaLaem Chabang Green Valley PattaviaBuraphaPattaya C.C. Tropical GolfPleasant Valley TBA The Bunker Boys meet at the M-Club off Pattaya 3rd Road for golf outings every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (www.bunkersociety.com). Transportation leaves from Cafe Kronborg on Soi Diana Inn at 8:15 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, (contact Bjarne, tel. 038 423203, 038 423809). Colin’s Bar plays golf Sun/Mon/Wed & Fri (www.colinsbar.com). The Growling Swan plays golf on Monday & Thursday (www.thegrowlingswan.com). Lewiinski’s departs from Soi Pattayaland One (Soi Pattaya 13/3) at 9:00 a.m. on its scheduled days. of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday/Wednesday and Friday. The Pattaya Links Hotel Golf Society departs from Soi Buakhao on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call Phil on 0625 933 380 or visit www.thelinkshotelpattaya.com. The Outback Golf Bar is situated 6km from Sukhumvit Rd. along Siam Country Club Road. Telephone Andre on 092-617-4951 or visit www.outbackgolfbar.asia. The Golf Club is located on Soij LK Metro. Call Phil on 090 769 3778. Tropical Golf meets at BJ’s Holiday Lodge at 8am on Tuesday’ & Friday. Call Derek on 089 034 0629 Khao KheowPattaviaMt. Shadow Outback Golf BarGreen Valley No FixtureNo Fixture Siam Country King NagaCrystal Bay The Players Lounge Eastern StarThe EmeraldCrystal Bay Lewiinski’sSiam Old Course The Golf ClubTreasure Hill Valley View HackersGreen Valley Apple’s IrishPleasant ValleyGreen ValleyBurapha Sugar ShackBangpra Siam Old Course Phoenix Green ValleyBurapha Green ValleyGreen ValleyGreen Valley DATE: Fri30Sat31Sun1Mon2Tue3Wed4Thu5Fri6 Colin’s GolfCrystal BayGreen ValleyPleasant ValleyBangpakongCrystal Bay
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The Emcee took to the stage and after thanking all the golfers it was straight into the prize presentations.First to receive an award was Rooster nearest the pin on A-3, Dave Stockman, nearest the pin A-6, the aforementioned Gordon Rhind for his ace on B-3, and finally Pattaya’s gentleman around town, Mr Simon Philbrook nearest the pin on B-8.Long drives for all divisions were up next, and none of the ladies managed to land their ball on the fairway, so no ladies winner this year. Rabbits Long Drive went to Dennis Themack, Men’s 3rd Division winner was Tony Rodriguez, 2nd Division winner was Alan Abernathy, and 1st Division winner Geoff Boyzz.Mark Gorda organizer of the 21st Canadian Jackalope Open holds the main trophy as all the winners gather for a happy group photograph.The Longest First Putt on B-9 along with a prize of 20,000 baht was won by Chris Oxley, and after a quick phone call to Mr. Oxley the entire 20,000 baht was donated to the charity purse, well done Chris!On to the division winners, 2nd place in the Ladies flight was Lek Granatke with 28 points, and the 1st place prize went to Noodle Russell with 38.Winner of the 50/50 draw receives her winnings from Bernie Tuppin.In the Rabbits division, 3rd place was occupied by Bill Trainer with 31 points, 2nd was Mick Jones with 33 and 1st place winner of the Rabbits was Jason Manley with 38.Men’s 2nd division 3rd place was Lumpy Russell who won on countback with 36 points, 2nd place went to Paul Ovens with 37 and 1st place in Men’s 2nd division was Stuart Banks with 38 stableford points.Mens 1st division 3rd place was won by Steve Moray with 35 points, 2nd place went to Paul Greenaway with 36 and the winner was Jeff Acheson with 38 points.Winners all at the Jackalope Open.The Low Gross of the day was posted by none other than Simon Philbrook, who shot a 78 off the stick, and the overall Men’s Champion with a total of 39 stableford points was Gareth Gill.After a short speech by Lewis ‘Woody’ Underwood and Paul from the Camillian Centre in Rayong the 50/50 draw was started and a total of a dozen prizes were given out, including several bottles of premium liquors, two complete home exercise sets kindly provided by SEARA Sports, a Jackalope golf bag, one month free car rental courtesy of Jon Fox at Q-Cars, and a 6,000 baht labour and materials voucher for keeping a swimming pool clean and healthy, kindly donated by Paul Bodkins at Pool Masters.The following is a list of the kind-hearted individuals who donated time, money, or goods in order to make this event happen: Mike O’Hallorhan, Bill Simonic, Wild Bill Freeman, Ae and Eddie Behr for providing the pulled pork burgers from RMPM ‘The Shack”, Bernie Tuppin, Woody from TQ and The Jesters, Neil Sandilands, Bobby Clarke, Mike Handley from Tinnie’s, Stacey O’Toole, Richard Murphy, Justin Rabb from Just Burgers, Stewart and Randy Sherwood, John Emmerson, Clayton, Jake and Bobby Taylor, Douglas Jaster, Joe St. Laurent, Jack Levy, Thai T-shirts for boot bags, Jon Fox from Q-Cars, Richy Rhodes from Nirvana, Stephen Beard from The Haven, Peter Malhotra from the Pattaya Mail, Jason Manley from One bar, Dennis from the Mexican Cantina, Steve Mascari from Sawasdee Cup, Stewart Fraser from Fraser’s Restaurant, Indian by Nature and Jack and Dave’s tailors, Andrew from Seara Sports Equipment, Paul Bodkins from Pool Masters, Richard Murphy, Rick and Todd Moren, and last, but certainly not least JD Crowley.Although we didn’t raise as much money as we have in the past, we still did raise a respectable amount and that will go directly to the Camillian Centre in Rayong.Ready to get underway after the morning refreshments.Players came from far and wide to support the event.On to the next hole! Gill crowned champion as Jackalope Open hits 211 of 47 Jackalope Emcee Mark Gorda (left) poses with overall champion Gareth Gill (right) and Low Gross winner Simon Philbrooke (2nd right).Due to the current tough economic times the field was limited to 71 entrants for the 21st annual Canadian Jackalope Open charity golf tournament, held at Burapha Golf Club on Friday, August 2. Unfortunately, one of that number couldn’t even peg it up as he was still a little ‘full’ from the night before, so before the starter sounded his horn for the traditional 12 o’clock start, one cart driven by a young Thai lady, with a snoring passenger, left the field, leaving 70 players to tackle Burapha’s American Woods and British Links 9’s.Pre-tournament refreshments were supplied by Nike Handely who prepared two big trays of Aussie sausage rolls to ensure that every golfer had a bite to eat before teeing off. Once out on the course, the players were closely shadowed by the traditional refreshment vehicles, fully laden with teeth-cracking cold amber liquid, or as the sign on the fronts of all these four carts said, ‘Aiming Oil’.Lewis ‘Woody’ Underwood and Paul Baird volunteer at the Camillian Center Rayong speak about Care 4 Kids as Bernie Tuppin shows pictures of the children under their care.There was just enough room for one group per hole, so those that did play got around in right around 4 hours. The highlight of the day came on the 133-yard par-3, B-3 hole, where Gordon Rhind took a mighty swing with an 8-iron, his ball faded onto the green, bounced twice and had just enough on it to roll in the hole for the first ever hole-in-one in Jackalope history.The last group of golfers made it into the clubhouse shortly after 4 o’clock, and after a refreshing shower they proceeded to the main hall where Ms. Wattana’s crew had laid out another mouth watering feast, which every golfer ate enough to fill their bellies.
Larry Willett.We were sorry to learn that long time friend and local personality Larry Willet passed away recently. As we were looking through old files to add to our current sports-deprived pages, this gem popped up in our archives from February 2015. We republish it today in his honor. The sun rose on Emerald Golf Resort early Friday morning, Feb. 6, with cool temperatures and a mild breeze blowing through the clubhouse. The golfing attendees began arriving for the early tee-off time booking for the Beaver Bar & Grill. Larry Willett and his group (Bobby Clark, Larry Ball and Neil) were the first group away and arriving at hole 15, a par 3, Larry was last to tee off. Using a pitching wedge, he landed the ball approximately 8 feet in front of the hole (caddie repaired ball mark) and watched the ball continue to roll toward the hole until it dropped in for his first ‘Ace’.After much shouting and jubilation from the group, play continued and all returned to the Beaver Bar to hear much bell ringing by Larry, and also Bobby as he was a big winner in the Super Bowl lottery. Loading…Sponsored ContentIs Cristiano Ronaldo Converting His Hotels To Hospitals?These Popular Hollywood Stars Got Their Start On Soap Operas8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t Afford Promoted ContentbrainberriesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?brainberriesbrainberriesbrainberries8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DaybrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WaybrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madebrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberries6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesRobert Pattinson Showed The GQ Magazine What Quarantining MeansbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesThe Best Cars Of All Timebrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberries10 Big Movie Stars Who Got Famous Thanks To Soap Operasbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberries10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dobrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberries2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?brainberriesbrainberries
The 25th King’s Cup Pattaya Marathon hits the streets Sunday, offering 2 million baht in prize money.Former Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome and Gen. San Saruthanon, president of the Athletic Association of Thailand, announced the event with Pattaya and tourism officials July 2 in Bangkok.Mr. Sontaya said that the Pattaya Marathon has proved successful in promoting sports and tourism and attracting athletes from around Thailand and the world. The race includes the full 42.2-kilometer marathon, as well as half and quarter marathons, plus a 10.6-km. wheelchair race and 3.7-km. jog for students under age 14.Pattaya city will provide security along the routes and needed facilities for the 15,000 participants expected.Kickoff is at 3:30 a.m. in front of Central Festival Pattaya Beach. For more information, visit the race’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/Pattaya-Marathon or call 02-957-5880 or 038-253-128 ext. 9.Pattaya city and tourism officials along with race organizers pose for a group photo at the press conference to promote the King’s Cup Pattaya Marathon 2016 at the Esplanade Cineplex in Bangkok, July 2.
by Tim ReynoldsMIAMI (AP)—The father of the unarmed Black teen whose killing has sparked widespread outrage said Sunday night that he and his family have been overwhelmed by sports stars such as Dwyane Wade and LeBron James speaking out about the case. I AM TRAYVON—In this image, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat posted a photo of himself wearing a hooded sweat shirt to his Twitter and Facebook pages, in response to the death of Trayvon Martin. (Dwayne Wade via Facebook) In an interview with The Associated Press, Tracy Martin thanked the NBA’s Miami Heat for “taking notice” of the killing. Martin is the father of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla. on Feb. 26 by a neighborhood watch volunteer who claimed self-defense and has not been arrested.The teen was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, known as a hoodie, when he was shot. On Friday, Wade posted a photo of himself in a hooded top to his social media pages, while James tweeted a photo of 13 Heat players wearing Black hoodies with their heads bowed in a tribute to the slain boy. Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks made similar gestures.“I saw a post that D-Wade had saying, ‘I am Trayvon Martin,’” Tracy Martin said. “To see all these athletes put Trayvon in the same sentence with them, it feels real good. Trayvon was an excellent athlete and if he could hear them saying his name, he would be so moved by it.”As they did in Friday night’s game against Detroit, several Heat players scrawled messages about Trayvon Martin on the sneakers they wore on the court Sunday. The Heat have said they hope having players speak out about the killing helps “in our nation’s healing.”“We just couldn’t imagine (anyone’s) son leaving to go play basketball or go to the drugstore or go anywhere and he doesn’t return,” James said Sunday in Oklahoma City, where the Heat were playing the Thunder.Tracy Martin said a number of athletes have reached out to the family, asking how they can help.“These athletes are saying, ‘It’s not about who I am. It’s about right and wrong,’” Tracy Martin said. “It’s like everybody’s taking notice. The Miami Heat came out in their hoodies, and that’s just saying, ‘We are people, we have hearts, we have feelings, we have emotions.’ That’s a warm feeling. The sports world has embraced this big-time.”