In 2002 there was a small but keen group of expats who enjoyed the occasional social round of golf and who regularly gathered at the Aussie Cafe. The cafe was run by Mark & Tae Ellenden and Mark was an ex teenage professional golfer from Australia. The Aussie Cafe was used at the time for pick-up & drop-off by Ric Cameron who had bought a mini bus and did Visa runs up to the border a couple of times a week. When not doing Visa Runs Ric would take a small group of us in his van to the various golf courses in and around Chiangmai.

Ric and Mark decided to put up money to form the club in an attempt to get discounts for us at the various golf courses and a ‘Kiwi’ named Tama Ruru provided free advertising. Tama ran several small businesses including a magazine where he advertised Ric’s visa runs and eventually the golf outings. After about 12 months Mark returned to Australia and Tama returned to NZ and Ric managed the club until he very generously handed it over to the members after the club was officially formed at the AGM in April 2004 with the first inaugural General Meeting held at the “Aussie Cafe” which resulted in the formation of our golfing society “Chiang Mai Social Golfers”.

If anyone has any further information or any old photos and not mind sharing, especially from the old wing 41 course or Sand Creek, please email to: webmaster@chiangmaisocialgolfers.org

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TIMELINE:

2002/2003

Club formed and operated out of the ‘Aussie Cafe’ (opposite Prince Hotel) by Ric Cameron & Mark Ellenden.

Mark had the Cafe & Ric ran golf tours/visa runs from the cafe via Tama’s Asia Trading website.

When Ric’s van was available he would transport us to the various golf courses.

Courses Played: Gymkhana, Wing 41, Green Valley, Royal CM, CM Lamphun Golf Courses. Around 2003 Maejo opened as a 9 hole course.


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2004 (Inaugural Meeting)

  • Chairman: Eddie Millar
  • Secretary: Garry Walker
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Treasurer: Ric Cameron
  • Committee: Les Harvey (handicaps?), Shaun Stewart, Guy Lock

Annual General Meeting: Aussie Cafe.

Away Trips: Chiang Rai, Tachilek Myanmar.

Maejo GC opened as 18 hole course.


2005

  • President: Garry Walker (donated President’s Cup)2004 Tachilek 2004
  • Sec/Treasurer: Les Harvey
  • Committee: Roger Mack, Malcolm Tetley

Annual General Meeting: Gymkhana Club

Annual Tournament: Mid October Maejo. Stableford team event. Low Gross: Jack Cooper. 36 competitors. Function – Bears Den (sponsor)

Presidents Cup: (Points awarded for games played in comps throughout the year and also for relevant placings) Winner – Kim Gillies.

Trips Away: Bhumipol Dam Tak & Mae Moh.

Highlands & Hang Dong golf courses opened.


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2006

  • President: Kim Gillies
  • Club Captain: Garry Walker
  • Sec/Treasurer: Les Harvey
  • Handicapper: Roger Mack (introduced club charter)

Annual General Meeting: Gymkhana Club

Annual Tournament: Lanna, CMLamphun, Royal CM,

Presidents Cup: (Best 3 net scores) Scott Lumsden

International Tournament: Lanna. Winner – Team USA

Trips Away: Udon Thani Chiangmai-Issan Challenge. Winner – Issan. Also Chiang Rai.

Wing 41 GC closed to be redeveloped as Stardome.

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Noel from Happy Bar running regular group at Maejo.


2007

  • Club Captain: Garry Walker
  • Sec/Treasurer: Les Harvey
  • Handicap/Rules: Roscoe Butler
  • Special Events: Scott Lumsden
  • Webmaster: Garry Walker

Annual General Meeting: January at ‘Nr 1 Pub’ (sponsor)

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Annual Tournament 13-23 August (Lanna1&2, CM Lamphun, Lanna 1&3, Green Valley) 24 Competitors. Function held in CK Steak restaurant.

Presidents Cup: (Best Net in annual tournament) Kieran Savage

International Tournament: 17 April at Lanna. Winner – Scotland. 8 Teams 29 Competitors.

Away Trips: Queen Sirikhit Dam Chiangmai-Issan Challenge Winner – Issan.  Chiang Rai.

Club Shirts donated by sponsor Nr1 Pub.

Weblog introduced to club by Andy Burgess/Garry Walker 16/3/2007. In June Posted separate Maejo Page on CMSG website with Noel departing with the idea that regular groups would continue to play at Maejo. This page was discontinued in May 2008 and amalgamated onto one ‘match reports’ page on the CMSG website.

Stardome GC opened.


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2008

  • Club Captain : Garry Walker
  • Sec/Treasurer: Les Harvey
  • Handicapper: Scott Lumsden
  • Webmaster: Garry Walker

Annual General Meeting: 21 January at ‘Nr 1 Pub’ (sponsor)

Annual Tournament: August (Lanna, Royal CM, Maejo, Green Valley) 27 Competitors. Function at ‘The Pub’ restaurant.

Presidents Cup: (Best Net/Stableford 3 rounds in tournament) Dao Viraya.

Trip away Udon Thani

International Tournament: 25 March at Lanna – Winner Australia – 11 Teams 44 competitors.

Chiangmai-Issan Challenge – played at Gassan Khuntan, Green Valley, Lanna. Function Tiger Bar.

Gold Mountain GC opened

CM Lamphun GC sold/altered and reopened as Alpine GC.


2009

  • Club Captains & Handicaps: Garry Walker/Gary Lyon, Scott LumsdenTiger Bar Presentation
  • Sec/Treasurer: Christian Friis
  • Special Events: Malcolm Tetley
  • Webmaster: Garry Walker/Guy Merrett

Annual General Meeting: 2 Feb at “Nr. 1 Bar”

Annual Tournament: Sept/Oct (Lanna, Maejo, Highlands, Royal CM) 27 Competitors.

Presidents Cup: (Best three net rounds in Tournament) Guy Merrett

International Tournament: 19 March at Gold Mountain. Winner – Team Asia. 14 Teams – 54 Competitors

Away Trips: October – Udon Thani for Chiangmai-Issan Challenge. Winner – Chiangmai.


2010

  • Club Captains: Gary Lyon, Yung BeeceCIMG4157
  • Sec/Treasurer: Christian Friis
  • Handicapper: Gary Burke
  • Webmaster: Guy Merrett

Annual General Meeting: 25 Jan at “The Old Bell”

Annual Tournament: Aug/Sept (Lanna, Maejo, Highlands, Doi Inthanon) 24 Competitors. Function at Gymkhana.

Presidents Cup: Yung Beece

Ladies: Junjira

International Tournament: 25 March at Doi Inthanon. Winner – Australia. 10 Teams – 40 Competitors.

Knockout: Kieran Savage

Away Trips – Khon Kaen for Chiangmai-Issan Challenge. Winner – Chiangmai. Also, Chiang Rai, Mae Moh, Gassan Khuntan.

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2011

  • Club Captains: Gary Lyon, Jack Kuzina
  • Sec/Treasurer: Les Harvey
  • Handicapper: Gary Burke
  • 
Webmaster: Garry Walker

Annual General Meeting: 17 Jan at Gymkhana Club

Annual Tournament: October (Lanna, Highlands, Maejo, Gold Canyon) 40 Competitors. Function at Miguel’s.

Presidents Cup: Len Sparrow

Ladies: Ram Taylor

International: 17 March at Doi Inthanon. Winner – Scandinavia. 12 Teams – 48 Competitors.

Knockout: Nigel Jones

Away Trips – November to Khon Kaen for Chiangmai-Issan Challenge. Winner – Issan. Also, Mae Moh, Chiang Rai.


2012

  • Club Captains: Gary Lyon, Jack KuzinaCIMG3599
  • Sec/Treasurer: Christian Friis
  • Handicapper: Frank Schwarz
  • Webmaster: Garry Walker

Annual General Meeting: 23 Feb at Gymkhana Club

Annual Tournament: Oct/Nov. Courses played: Gold Mtn, Doi Inthanon, Lanna, Maejo.

Presidents Cup Winner: Ken Nalder

Ladies Winner: Chawinee Ongkasul

International Tournament: 15 Mar at Gold Canyon. Winner: Australia. 14 Teams.

Knockout: Not held this year

Away Trips: November to Khon Kaen for Chiangmai-Issan Challenge. Winner – Chiangmai. Also MaeMoh & Chiang Rai

Koolpuntville 9 Mezzanine GC opened in July. Temporary closure of Gassan Courses. New Course in Chiang Rai.

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Club Sponsor – Living Room Bar donated towards Club Shirts.


2013

  • Club Captains: Gary Lyon, Lesley Mullen/Jim Hopkins.
  • Sec/Treasurer: Christian Friis
  • Handicapper: Frank Schwarz
  • Webmaster: Garry Walker

Annual General Meeting: 30 January at Gymkhana Club

International Tournament 2013 Winner: 21 Mar at Gold Canyon. Winner – Europe (odds’n’sods)

Chiang Mai Cup – Alpine – Winner: Sanuk Sabai Social Golfers

Away Trips: November Khon Kaen

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Annual Tournament: October, Lanna, Gassan Khuntan, Maejo and Doi Inthanon

Presidents Cup Winner: Jerry Buckley

Ladies Winner: Dao Beece


2014

  • Club Captains: Jack Kuzina, Allan Gariano
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Christian Friis
  • Handicapper: Harry Nieuwland
  • President: Frank Schwarz

International Tournament 2014 Winner: Team Multi National – John Barrett, Mike Mason, Mike Reeve and Dizzy Reeve

Chiang Mai Cup – Mae Jo – Winner: Chiang Mai Social Golfers

Annual Tournament: October, Lanna, Highlands, Mae Jo and Doi Inthanon

Presidents Cup Winner: Peter Brown

Runner up: Thomas Rowand

Ladies Winner: Natthawaree Sriwanlord

Ladies Runner up: Pranee Buckley

Player of the Year Award: Jeff Crostwhaite

Low Gross Winner: Adam Jackson

Low Gross Runner up: Nigel Stubbs

Annual General Meeting: 15 January at Gymkhana Club


2015

  • Club Captains: Mike Pattavina, Allan Gariano
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Rob Grootenhuijs
  • Handicapper: Harry Nieuwland
  • President: Frank Schwarz

Annual General Meeting: 15 January at Gymkhana Club

International Tournament 2015 Winner: Team Dingoes – Graham Adams, Adam Jackson, Michael Kuzmich and Kim Anderson.

Chiang Mai Cup – Highlands – Winner: Sanuk Sabai Social Golfers

Annual Tournament: October, Lanna, Gassan Khuntan, Mae Jo and Inthanon

Presidents Cup Winner: Yung Beece

Runner up: Steven Bjorge

Ladies Winner: Dao Beece

Ladies Runner up: Pranee Buckley

Player of the Year Award: Jeff Crostwhaite

Low Gross Winner: Adam Jackson/Frank Schwarz

Low Gross Runner up: n/a

Annual General Meeting: 14 January at Gymkhana Club


2016

  • Club Captains: Mae Jo – Mike Pattavina, Nigel Stubbs & Michael Kuzmich, North Hill – Garry Walker, Lanna – Keith Freeman
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Rob Grootenhuijs
  • Handicapper: Harry Nieuwland
  • President: Jack Kuzina
  • Advisor / Tec Support: Frank Schwarz

Annual General Meeting: Gymkhana January 14th, 2016

International Tournament 2016 Winners Team’s: “The Dingoes” (Graham Adams, Michael Kuzmich, Adam Jackson, Brandon Tanham) & “Americans” (Allan Gariano, Allen Norris, Kim Stogner, Jerry Buckley)

Annual Tournament: October, Lanna, Mae Jo, Inthanon & North Hill

Presidents Cup Winner: Graham Adams

Runner up: Barry Ochitwa

Ladies Winner: Dao Beece

Ladies Runner up: Sarinee Livingston

Player of the Year Award: Julian Wing

Low Gross Winner: Nigel Stubbs

Low Gross Runner up: Ronny Peters


2017

  • Club Captains: Mae Jo – Michael Kuzmich & Ric Cameron (Vice Captain), North Hill – Garry Walker & Ian Fraser (Vice Captain), Lanna – Keith Freeman
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Rob Grootenhuijs
  • President: Jack Kuzina
  • Advisor / Tec Support: Frank Schwarz

Annual General Meeting: Gymkhana January 12th, 2017

International Tournament 2017 Winners Team’s: “USA” Jack Kuzina, Mike Pattavina, Tom Berger, Randy Teisl.