2009 ESPN Star Sports Charity Golf Tournament at Laguna Phuket
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Members of the ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) football broadcasting team visited Laguna Phuket on 29-30 May to participate in a charity golf tournament, dinner and Football Fun Day in support of the Special Olympics Thailand.

The golf tournament took place at the Laguna Phuket Golf Club. The charity dinner was held in the Andaman Ballroom at Sheraton Grande Laguna. The Football Fun Day took place at the British International School.


Golf Tournament Results

Nett Runners Up Team Team ESPN
  Alastair Carthew
  Andy Tait
  Chris Hedger
  Drinie Aguilar

Gross 68
Hcp   13.4
Nett   54.6
Gross Winning Team Team PEGS
  Liam Stewart
  John Marinko
  Lindsay Wallace
  Geoff Smith

Winning On Count Back  
Gross 61
Nett Winning Team Team Midas Productions
  Jan Kirstein
  Michael Hoskins
  David Rich
  Nigel Peters

Winning On Count Back
Gross  63
Hcp     8.4
Nett     54.6

Novelty Prizes

Nearest To Pin Winner
  Hole 3   John Bishop
  Hole 7   Paul Gibson
  Hole 11   Lindsey Wallace
  Hole 13   Seven Smulders
  Hole 16>   Jim Hamilton
Long Drive - Hole 15> Winner
  Men   Christy Simson
  Ladies   Drinie Aguilar


The criteria to select a charity is to provide support for underprivileged or disadvantaged athletes and to encourage sports development. For more information on this year's charity organization, the Special Olympics Thailand, visit the Charity Details page.

The line-up of ESS presenters and pundits who visited Laguna Phuket include:

  • John Dykes (Football Focus)
  • Andrew Leci (Here We Go)
  • Andy Penders (Football Crazy)
  • Paul Masefield (ex-Birmingham City player, in-house football expert)
  • Shebby Singh (Malaysian ex-footballer and renowned sports commentator)
  • PJ Roberts (Football Crazy)
  • Derek Currie (former Hong Kong Rangers footballer)
  • Christy Simpson (SportsCenter Asia)
  • Steve McMahon (English Football Legend)
  • Drinie Aguilar (Game)
  • Georgina Chang (Tennis presenter)
  • Debbie Lin (Score Tonight, Sportscenter Weekend)
  • Collette Wong (SportsCenter Asia)
  • Jamie Yeo (Football Crazy, Soccor Cities)
Fans had the opportunity to meet the ESS team during the golf tournament, charity dinner and Football Fun Day and donate to a worthy cause at the same time.

This charity event and golf packages are created and managed by Laguna Phuket.
John Dykes (Football Focus)Steve McMahonJamie Yeo (Football Crazy, Soccor Cities)Andrew Leci (Here We Go)Andy Penders (Football Crazy)Paul Masefield (ex-Birmingham City player, in-house football expert)Drinnie Aguilar (Game, Engine Block)PJ Roberts (Football Crazy)Shebby Singh (Malaysian ex-footballer and renowned sports commentator)

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