Frozen Lime Asia Joins Ria Bintan RB20 Golf Carnival 2018


2-day golf event marks the club's 20th-anniversary celebrations.

Over the past weekend, Ria Bintan Golf Club celebrated their 20th Anniversary with a grand, 2-day golf extravaganza that saw more than 60 golfers, members, partners and friends take to the field for fun and games. FLA was invited to participate, and here are the proceedings as experienced by Aileene Thangaveloo.

This award-winning, top-ranked Gary Player golf course played host to this grand two-day golfing weekend, which included an interesting 20-hole Par 3 Challenge on day 1, where all golfers had to try their best for a hole-in-one, or nearest pin and other novelty prizes like Bullseye Challenge. Each Par 3 hole offered a S$1,000 cash prize! The evening's fun took off with a BBQ dinner at Tee-Off restaurant, belly dancers for entertainment and continued with golf-themed Carnival Games. These games tested one's golf skills and dexterity to earn RB$ for the bidding of nine Mystery Auction for prizes. Top auction prize was an Achtung watch valued at more than S$900.00. 

Happy golfers retired to their lodgings for the night, only to be up bright and early for the 18-hole round tee-off Sunday morning. After a buffet breakfast spread, golfers set off to respective tee-boxes for the shot-gun start and played through in glorious weather. After about 15 holes for most of us, the thunder rumbled, the siren came on, a huge rainstorm came a-pouring and the play was suspended. The organisers took a decision to end the tournament, awarding all equal scoring for the last 4 holes. 

After another great buffet lunch spread, we got down to the serious business of the Prize Presentation and Lucky Draw. Distinguished guests and VIPs were invited to give away the prizes. Good play for Day 1 and Day 2 was rewarded. Novelty Prizes winners, division champions were recognised and overall Champion, none other than Mr Jack Helmsley. The Turkish Airline executive Mr Levend Arisoy was so pleased with the event, he offered up yet another return air ticket on the spot! 

Terrific event thanks Team Ria Bintan, congrats again on your 20th!