WITH a view to giving something back to society, the Expatriate Lifestyle Charity Open 2013 was recently held at Royal Selangor Golf Club and proved a huge success with more than 90 golfers in attendance.
Despite the tournament being reduced to a nine-hole contest, due to inclement weather, the golfers enjoyed themselves and after the counting was done, Nathan Hauser, a club-fitter, won the title for the third year running. Calle Lund and Alistair Guthrie finished a close second and third.
The Longest Drive prize went to Logan Evans, while the Nearest-to-Pin title was won by Neil Williams.
The winners walked away with holiday packages courtesy of Meritius Pelangi Beach & Spa Resort, Langkawi, Renaissance KL Hotel and The Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur. They also received exclusive Porsche Design bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue Porsche Design mini packs and chiller packs, Titoni watches and Bioflow BioTitanium wristbands.
In the main order of business, the pledges, players’ registration fees, donations and auction raised RM62,150, which was channeled to the children’s charities – Precious Children’s Home, New Life PD and Sols 247. A special thanks went to Maersk Drilling Malaysia for chipping in with RM5,000 for The Precious Children Home.
As has become traditional at the event, representatives from the beneficiaries were on hand to receive their cheques and were joined by 45 less fortunate children who had a great time visiting the club, including fun-time with ‘Uncle Boy Boy’ the clown.
Results: Overall Gross: 1 Nathan Hauser, 2 Calle Lund, 3 Alistair Guthrie. A Medal: Bon Olivier, 2 Stuart Findlay, 3 Tom Sarginson. B Medal: 1 Douglas Scully, 2 Alberto Cabral. 3 David Milne. Nearest-to-Pin: Neil Williams 8ft. Longest Drive: Logan Evans 321yrds.