1st KOC CHAMPIONSHIP 

Friday 9th April 2004

K.O.C. Championship winners and notables.
From left to right standing: Fukushima Shin Ichiro (1st Net), Geoffrey Dean (5th Gross), Jim Russell (3rd Gross), Mohammed Ghareeb (PR Equit Co), Dr Ghazi Al Otaibi (KOC), Ali Marzouk (Captain & Chairman), Yasin Haider (Vice-Captain), Assaf Adnan (1st Gross), Sonny Cajipe (4th Gross).
From left to right squatting: Steve Carlock (Long Drive), Jim Neilson (3rd Net), Hyun Park J B (Nearest to Pin), M J Shim (Long Drive), Choi Shin Hyook (2nd Net), H S Shim (2nd Gross), Waleed Khalaf (KNT Gross).

 

A.G.C. staged the  1st K.O.C. Championship last Friday, a new event designed to attract the best golfers in Kuwait.  

A good-looking swing.

The Tournament, a stroke play competition, offered 5 Gross Prizes and 3 Net Prizes plus Best Gross & Best Net for K.N.T. players.  The maximum handicap allowance was restricted to 18. There were also prizes for N.T.P. and L.D. (both men & ladies). 
   The course had been specially prepared for the event with new cups and fresh pin positions. The browns were in very good condition indeed.  The weather was great, exceptionally cool with a short

 The prize-giving ceremony.

April shower towards the end of the round. After play there was a Lunch and a prize-giving ceremony where as usual Adnan Assaf won the top prize proving yet again  that he is the best golfer in Kuwait. Everyone agreed that the new tournament was an outstanding success. 
The full results of golf competition can be found in the Tournaments section of this website, and below is a list of the prize winners.

 

Gross

 1st 

2nd

 3rd

4th

5th

Adnan Assaf

 H.S. Shim

Jim Russell

Sonny Cajipe

Geoffrey Dean

73

75

76

77

77

Net

 1st 

2nd

 3rd

Fukushima Shin Ichiro

 Choi Shin Hyook

Jim Neilson

65

66

70

KNT

 Net 

Gross

Ghassan Al Salah

 Waleed Khalaf

71

81

Side Prizes

 

Ladies

Men

Nearest to Pin

Hyun Park J B

Ian Irving

Long Drive 

M.J. Shim

Steve Carlock

 

 

From left to right: Ali Marzouk (Captain & Chairman),  Assaf Adnan (1st Gross), Yasin Haider (Vice-Captain).

From left to right: Ali Marzouk (Captain & Chairman),  Fukushima Shin Ichiro (1st Net), Yasin Haider (Vice-Captain).

 

From left to right: Ali Marzouk (Captain & Chairman),  Waleed Khalaf (KNT Gross), Yasin Haider (Vice-Captain).

 

From left to right: Ali Marzouk (Captain & Chairman),  H S Shim (2nd Gross), Yasin Haider (Vice-Captain).

 

 Jim Russell (3rd Gross) receiving his prize. Steve Carlock receiving the "Long Drive" prize.

 

 Sonny Cajipe (4th Gross).  Geoffrey Dean (5th Gross).

 

 M J Shim (Long Drive).   Hyun Park J B (Nearest to Pin).

 

Sunny Thomas putting on the 13th brown. His family in Malaysia were complaining that they never see his picture on the website. 

 

Waleed Khalaf (KNT Gross) congratulates H S Shim (2nd Gross). 

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