LSCOBA Malaysia Golf Tour 2009 - Report
We celebrated the 15th anniversary of the La Salle golfers by organizing a golf trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during 4-6 December 2009. A total of 30 old boys joined this event, and indeed 8 of them were amongst the participants of our first ever golf event way back in December 1994, including George Chan (78), Robert Cheng (77), Roy Ma (84), Thomas Tung (77), Warren Wong (78), Clarence Yeung (77), Peter Young (78) and myself.
After checking in at the hotel, a group of 11 of us went straight to visit our brother school St. John’s Institute in downtown KL and we were received by Brother Thomas (who you probably know spend much of his time in Malaysia nowadays and is required to travel a lot around the region) together with Brother Andrew there. Everyone was very excited to have the chance to visit this school campus built in 1908, which reminded us of some fond memories of our good old days in our old La Salle campus. Although it was during the school holiday period, the SJI brass band was busy practicing on the school field and the boys kindly performed their school rally at our request. We exchanged souvenirs with the two Brothers and finished the 90 minutes visit at the tea reception before we left.
We then rushed to the restaurant where the whole group hosted a dinner with Brother Thomas as our Guest-of-Honour. All the participants made good use of the opportunity to catch-up with Brother Thomas, and we all enjoyed the good Hakka food, the wine, the beer, the camaraderie and the good laughs that evening.
Over the weekend, we played golf at the nearby Glenmarie G&CC and Nilai Springs G&CC. The travel agent had reminded us to bring our rain gears as there was heavy rain before our arrival, and thunderstorm was expected according to weather forecast. To our pleasant surprise, we were again blessed by Mother Nature. The rain stopped upon our arrival and there were only some very light drizzles for a short moment throughout the trip.
Everyone had a great time and the winners were as follows:
Special awards were presented by our President Charles Chan to the following old boys for their unfailing support throughout the years:
According to the La Salle golfers "local" rules, Henry Lam (83) has kindly donated HK$4,250 to our golfers’ fund. I would also like to thank the following old boys for their sponsorship of or connection for making the souvenirs of this trip, including (in no particular order): Henry Lam (83) and Frankie Lam (78) each sponsoring a golf shirt, Frankie Jim (83) arranging TaylorMade to sponsor our golf caps and 2 golf clubs for our lucky draw, Thomas Tung (77) sponsoring the personalized bag tags, and Raymond Chung (97) arranging the custom-made back packs for us.
Needless to say, we have to thank the tour organizer Paul Wrobel (78) and his staff for handling all the travelling arrangements and the itinerary of this trip for the whole group, and Thomas Tung (77) for acting as the official scorer of our tournament.
I look forward to your continuous support and hope to see more old boys to join our future golf events in the many years to come.
Roger Wong (75)
The tour photos can be browsed and downloaded at:
http://www.golfinaction.com/La Salle Golfers/20091204/
http://www.golfinaction.com/La Salle Golfers/20091205/
http://www.golfinaction.com/La Salle Golfers/20091206/