Golfers Raise Close to $350,000 for People with Disabilities at SPD’s Third Charity Golf Outing | SPD - Singapore

Golfers Raise Close to $350,000 for People with Disabilities at SPD’s Third Charity Golf Outing


The SPD Charity Golf kicked off at the Raffles Country Club on 13 April 2018 for the third year running. More than 120 golfers gathered at the golf course, competing with one another through a series of 18 holes. The event raised close to $400,000 for people with disabilities. We take you through a series of photos that captured the day out at Raffles Country Club.

Dr Janice Khoo, Chairperson of the SPD Charity Golf 2018 Organising Committee handing a cheque of $349,584 to Mr Abimanyau Pal, SPD Executive Director. The figure was recently updated to close to $400,000 after additional grants by Tote Board.

Guest-of-Honour, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), Mr S Iswaran, putted alongside the other golfers at the 18-hole golf course. He also joined the post-event dinner and gave out the prizes won by the participants.

(Left to right) Mr Andrew Chua, Non-Executive Independent Director of Lum Chang Holdings Ltd, Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), Mr Lim Kok Ann, CEO of DBS Vickers and Mr Seah Chin Siong, CEO of Singapore Pools (Private) Limited at the SPD Charity Golf 2018, held on 13 April 2018.

The tournament consisted of 10 novelty challenges such as getting the golfers to putt using one hand, guess the number of tees, and the RHB Do Good Challenge where golfers have to place the ball in one of the three banking holes.

Golfers enjoyed an afternoon golfing and pitting their skills against the novelty challenges.

The tournament ended with a post-game dinner. SPD’s own beneficiary, Samuel Lim, who won the SPD Youth Aspiration Award in 2013, also performed an item on his guzheng to kick-off the post-event dinner.

SPD's beneficiary, Samuel Lim, performing on his guzheng during dinner.

Ms Chia Yong Yong, President of SPD, gave a thoughtful speech that reminded every one present of the importance of building an inclusive society and all that it requires.

“I believe your contribution today will have a great impact on society tomorrow. I’d like to think that every dollar donated will not be just another dollar spent. It is an investment for a brighter future for those who need a boost to lift them onto a level playing field,” said Ms Chia during the post-event dinner. It was a perfect time to remind all of us of the vision we are progressing towards – to build an inclusive society for all Singaporeans.

Ms Chia Yong Yong taking the opportunity to reinforce the vision of SPD during the opening address.

The top three golfers of the tournament were also awarded prizes, given out by Mr S Iswaran. Alan Muir took home the winning title of 2018’s SPD Charity Golf tournament. Dr Peter Lee and Mr Sheth Rajesh came in close as runner-ups of the competition.

Mr Alan Muir, champion of the SPD Charity Golf 2018, receiving his award by Mr S Iswaran.

 Dr Peter Lee receiving his prize as the runner-up in the tournament.

Mr Sheth Rajesh wrappingup the second runner-up spot in the golf tournament.

It was the last SPD Charity Golf to be held at the Raffles Country Club as the club is making way for the construction of the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail project. The club will vacate the premises by 31 July 2018. We would like to hereby thank the club for its constant support over the past three years.

This will be the last SPD Charity Golf held at the Raffles Country Club.

The event could not have been made possible without the beautiful location. We also want to appreciate our event supporter, Tote Board, and the various sponsors, which include DBS Bank, Lum Chang Holdings Ltd and Singapore Pools. Thank you for the fervent support.