The Gymkhana Sports Club Christmas Party after the yearly
Christmas Golf tournament, enjoys a long tradition amongst the members and
friends of the club.
This year’s Christmas party had over 300 people
attending. Plenty of Christmas cheers (and beers), a huge buffet including
giant suckling pigs, turkey and spicy ‘som tam’, and other Thai
Gymkhana Chairman Preecha Kovitaya gave his welcoming
address and thanked everybody for participating in the tournament, attended
by far more people than expected. Some of the golfers had to finish after
the sun went down.
The first entertainers of the night happened to be a
‘girls group’, and you could hear the murmur ‘Chiang Mai Spice
Girls’ going from table to table.
Shortly afterwards there was the raffle draw, with door
prizes including rice cookers, a microwave, TV, blenders and the main prize,
a big blue refrigerator.
The sports trophy went to 13 year old Pitachon who studies at Prince
Royal College and who only started to play golf one year ago. He received
the new trophy which was sponsored by Gymkhana committee member Dante
Valdellon and will stay at the club house for future years with the names of
all winners of the Christmas golf tournaments engraved upon it.
MacDonald from Phuket took part in the Christmas golf tournament for the
20th time. He won 3rd prize. He is seen here with Patthamaporn (Khun Awn),
manager of the White Lotus Restaurant in Chiang Mai.
Bromley won the main raffle prize, which was so heavy it needed three people
to carry it to her seat. The contents of the box will be enough to have a
huge New Year’s party without anybody staying sober.
Gymkhana Club chairman, committee members and MCs address the audience to
wish everyone the best for the festive season.
biggest, heaviest and ‘hardest to carry home’ door prize went to the
secretary of Chiang Mai Schools Cricket Alliance, Peter Dawson.
Chiang Mai Spice Girls entertained the audience with international pop
first prize in the musical chairs was a huge panda bear.
stunningly decorated 150 year old tree.
(Photo by Natchawi Srirat)
joined in the Karaoke.
Buck receiving her lucky door prize. (Was it a cricket bat?)