Bader Al Banay receives the winner's
left to right: Mr Kuldeep Lamba, Mr K.Nagai (Toyo Tires,Japan),Bader Al Banay (winner),H.E.
Mr Tarui Sumio (Japanese Ambassador), Mr
Ali Mazook (Chairman, Ahmadi Golf Club), Mr Yousef Mosaed AlMailem
(Chairman, AlMailem group).
Toyo Tires sponsored
their TOYO OPEN on Friday 27th February at Ahmadi Golf Club.
The event has been staged
in Kuwait since 1986 (continuously save for 1991 & 2003) by The AlMailem
Group, who are the local representatives for Toyo Tires, Japan. Play started
at 9:00am and continued until 3:30pm when the last players finished. The Competition
featured 3 main prizes plus 2 Gross and 1 Best Lady prize
plus 4 side prizes for long drives and nearest to
H.E. Mr Tarui Sumio, Mr Yousef Mosead
AlMailem and Mr
Mishari AlMailem seated behind the Toyo
The weather was perfect in
stark contrast to National Day only two days before,
when a strong cold wind had blown all day long. Because of the weather many players returned good
scores, there being 6 scores of 38 points or more all of
whom won prizes.
The Prize-giving started
at 3:30pm as soon as play had finished. After speeches by Mr Kuldeep Lamba
(Al Mailem Group) and Ali Marzouk (AGC Captain &
Chairman) H.E. Mr Tarui Sumio (The Japanese Ambassador) was called to give out
the Prizes. After the prize giving there was a Dinner provided
and all the players and their families plus Toyo Guests enjoyed
fine food and drink.
Kuldeep's speech at the start of the
The winner was Bader Al-Bannay (41pts) with Juno Sethi (41pts) second and B.C. Hyun
(40pts) third. The Gross winner was Y Y Jin (75), the Ladies Gross
winner was Cha Myoung Ok (77), and the Best
Lady was Jin Hee Birkins (38pts). The Long Drive winners were Fukushima Shin Ichiro
(men 8th Hole) and Cha Myoung Ok (Ladies 3rd Hole). The Nearest to
Pin winners were Abdul Aziz Al-Mullah (men 9th Hole) and Judy Russell (ladies
|Group photograph includes AGC officials, Toyo representatives and all the
From left to right back row:
Y.Y.Jin (Gross), S.I.Fukushima (Long Drive) ,B.C.Hyun (3rd
place), K.Nagi (Toyo), K.S.Lamba (Toyo), B.AlBannay (Winner),
H.E. T.Sumio (Japanese Ambassador), Ali Marzook (Chairman
& Captain), Y.M.AlMailem (Toyo), M.AlMailem (Toyo), A.Almullah
(Nearest to Pin), Juno Sethi (2nd
to right front row (Ladies): Judy Russell (Nearest to Pin), Cha
Myoung Ok (Long Drive & Gross), J.H.Birkins
|From left to right (front row): Sethi Juno (2nd Place), Ali
Marzook -behind the trophy- (Chairman & Captain),
Mr Yousef Mosead AlMailem (Chairman, AlMailem
| From left to
right: Y.Y.Jin (Gross), Mr Kuldeep
Lamba, Mr K Nagai and H.E. Mr Tarui Sumio
||From left to
Dean, Cha Myoung Ok
(Ladies Gross), Mr Kuldeep Lamba and
Mr K Nagai.
Jin Hee Birkins (Best
||B.C.Hyun -left- receives the 3rd
place prize from H.E Mr Tarui
Sumio (Japanese Ambassador) and Ali Marzook -right-
(AGC Chairman &
Mosead AlMailem (Chairman, AlMailem Group) presents
Fukushima Shin Ichiro with his "Long Drive" prize.
||Cha Myoung Ok (Ladies Long Drive winner) with
Mr Kuldeep Lamba, Mr K Nagai and H.E. Mr Tarui Sumio.
|Abdul Aziz Al-Mullah receives the "Nearest to
||Judy Russell receives the Ladies "Nearest
to Pin" prize from H.E
Mr Tarui Sumio (Japanese Ambassador) .