DABS would like to extend a big thank you to Søren Kvorning, Vice President, head of Asia, Pacific and India Region for Danfoss Drives, and his colleagues for a great night and a very interesting presentation on Danfoss. The successful Q&A session which followed the presentation was a clear indicator of a great interest for getting some insight into one of Denmark's leading innovative corporations.
Welcome dinner for the Ambassador-designate and the Consul / Deputy Head of Mission, Thursday 22 September 2016
The historic Singapore Cricket Club was the perfect setting for the DABS dinner on 22 September. 45 DABS members and friends made sure the future Danish Ambassador and the Consul / Deputy Head of Mission got a warm welcome to Singapore. DABS would like to thank Dorte Bech Vizard and Henning Nielsen for taking time out of their busy schedules to meet with the DABS members.
On Saturday 24 September the Danish Seamen's Church hosted their annual Open House event.
Both Danes who have lived in Singapore for years and newcomers stopped by to have a chat with the representatives from the different Danish organizations.
Many thanks to the Danish Seamen's Church for a cozy day in beautiful surroundings
Write up – Nordic Golf Tournament 2016
On the 14th of September the annual Nordic Golf Tournament took place at the Laguna National Golf and Country Club.
55 happy people had registered for the golf tournament as well as 7 new golfers joined the golf clinic for training and tips on how get started with golfing.
Lunch at the Nest went well with all attendees happily networking, however short time before the shotgun start at 1:30 PM, the warning sirens sounded and the game was suspended due to lightning on the course. Luckily, we enjoyed great service from the staff at the Nest and lots of cold beer from Carlsberg and nice wines from Donzere Wine so the wait didn’t seem too long
At 2:45pm the rain has almost stopped and we had our group picture taken, while waiting for the marshals to check the course conditions. At 3pm we finally had our shotgun start and with everybody urged to play fast, we actually had a lot of people finishing 18 holes before it started to get dark at 7pm.
A great golfing day on a very good and well-groomed Laguna Masters course ended a scrumptious dinner and eventful prize ceremony. DABS and SBAS would like to extend a special thanks to Laguna National for their professionalism and service with a smile during our event.
We had great support from our event sponsor, Scania as well as our hole sponsors: Nordea, Faststream and Wrist Far East. IME made sure that everyone had new golf balls to play with. Lots of well-played novelty holes featuring 3x closest to pin, longest drive, closest to line and eagle prize on a par 4 with a 1 foot wide hole, resulted in handout of great prizes from SCANIA, Norden, ECCO, Urban Fairways, Access People, Louis Poulsen, SVENNINGSEN Solutions and Dexteritas.
The match form was the usual System 36 and this resulted in a good mix of people winning nice prizes. The winner of the Women’s trophy was Ms. Helle Norup from Denmark. The winner of the Men’s trophy was Mr. Lee Eng Hwa from SCANIA (Sweden) and now both trophies are been displayed at the respective embassies till next year’s tournament.
A very big thank you to all the sponsors, participants and Laguna National for making this tournament possible!
Please tell everybody about this tournament, and how well it went, so we can have more participants and more sponsors next year, and make the event even greater!
Thanks and warm regards,
The Golf Committee.
For more photos from the event have a look at DABS' FaceBook page
Nordic Golf Tournament 2016 results
Nearest to Line - Hole 9 - Søren Mortensen
Nearest to Pin - Hole 3 - Daniel Aagaard Pedersen
Nearest to Pin - Hole 8 - Mark Cameron
Nearest to Pin - Hole 14 - Søren Salling
Longest Drive - Hole 16 - Daniel Thompson
Eagle or Better - Hole 12 - Daniel Aagaard Pedersen / Philippe Notte
Winner - Helle Norup
Winner including Men’s division - Lee Eng Hwa
2nd Place - Daniel Aagaard Pedersen
3rd Place - Jesper Svenningensen
4th Place - Chow TT
5th Place - Philippe Notte
Putting Competition - Andrey Emelin
Chipping Competition - Chew Meng Kuan
The ScandBizBar on 1 September turned out to be yet another successful and well visited ScandBizBar event. We would like to thank our two event sponsors; Nordea Bank and Absinthe.
We hope to see you all again on Thursday 6 October and don't forget the event is open for all so bring along your colleagues and friends.
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