On Saturday 22nd October 2017, the Lighthouse Club Cambodia, a charitable organization that provide supports to people working in the construction industry and their families, hosted their first annual Family Golf Day at the grounds of City Golf in Phnom Penh.
Around a total of 60 players and guests attended the occasion. As a family focused event, a pitch and putt competition and mini golf games were organized for the children along with a bouncy castle. Participants enjoyed a friendly competition of golf in the afternoon and for a portion of them, it was their first time to experience playing in a golf tournament. The 9-hole course was in great condition with challenging pin positions as to be expected from City Golf.
In order to give everyone a fair chance of winning, the organizing committee utilized their own unique System 18 (modified from System 36) to calculate the scores. Awards handed out were Best Net Individual, Best Team (based on best three players per flight) and Closest to the Pin. We could say that the biggest prize of the day was the companionship itself. The objective of the event was not to take anything too seriously and was just all about having fun.
Nonetheless, some players in the field produced some very respectable scores with Brian Edward Bowers claiming the spot for Best Net Individual by shooting a 1 over to receive a net score of 26 on count-back while second place went to Justin Landis. Winners of the Best Team award were James Hodge, Darren Oshaughnessy and CGT’s own Sylvester van Huisstede. Closest to the pin went to Mr. Pheng.
While waiting for the award ceremony and the raffle that was full of great prizes, there was an opportunity for refreshing drinks, socializing and mouthwatering BBQ provided by Fatboys’ Sub and Sandwiches and Dan Meats.
The event was hosted in partnership with Britcham and other sponsors included Ach, Alchemy Design, Cicada Bar, Raffles Hotel and H & T Pool Company. Many generous raffle prizes were also given out which included a 32 inch TV from the good people at LG, dinner vouchers at Chinese House and meat and drink at Bassac Lane and the Mad Monkey.
It was a fun afternoon for everyone involved and the Lighthouse Club is looking forward to hosting more events in the near future. The Lighthouse Family Golf Day will be back in 2018 and is scheduled to happen early in the year. It will be even larger with better prizes and more fun.
“Thanks to Ly Kea and his amazing team at City Golf and, of course, all the fantastic businesses who were involved with donating prizes, sponsorship and attending the day itself. Looking forward to 2018 and many more events like this one!”, said Benjamin Whitrod, one of the organizers of the event.
Since the establishment of the Phnom Penh branch in 2010 to date, the Lighthouse Club has successfully sponsored over 30 students to receive full-time education and has supported the medical treatment of a number of victims who were injured as a direct result of construction related accidents.