LSCOBA Bangkok Golf Tour 2002
This event was held on March 16-18, 2002 in celebration of the 70th anniversary of our Alma Mater. The dates were chosen to follow the Inter-school Athletics Championship Final Day in Wanchai held on March 15, 2002 so that overseas old boy golfers coming back to attend the 70th Anniversary Dinner in the following weekend would have a good reason to come back earlier.
We received the support from 4 overseas old boys, Charles Li (74) and Paulus Choi (78) from Toronto, Canada and also Septimus Kwong (74) and Nelson Lai (74) from California, U.S.A.
When the golfers gathered at the check-in counter in the airport ready to leave for Bangkok, they saw a familiar face who had never joined our previous golfing events. Yes, Rev. Bro. Thomas had kindly accepted the invitation to be the Guest of Honour of our tour, and the golfers were all excited to meet him. On the plane, we were searching all the available newspapers for the reports about LSC re-capturing the Over-all Champion in the Inter-school Athletics Championship in Wanchai the day before.
Before we started our 1st round of golf after arrival in Bangkok, the golfers all put on the souvenir LSC 70th anniversary golf shirt and cap for the group photo. The 3 days in Bangkok passed real fast, and I believe Rev. Bro. Thomas and the other old boys all had a good time. As usual, we talked about our good old days in La Salle, renew and build up friendship between old boys of different years during the tour. Notwithstanding the heat and the humidity in Bangkok, we enjoyed our golf at Alpine Golf & Sports Club, St. Andrews 2000 and Green Valley Country Club respectively.
The winners are as follows
I would like to thank Rev. Bro. Thomas for his kindness and support to be our Guest of Honour, Paul Wrobel (78) and his staff member who took care of the tour arrangements, Thomas Tung (77) for being our official scorer again, and all the old boys (both local and overseas) who had joined this tour to celebrate the 70th anniversary of LSC.
Roger Wong (75)