The newly upgraded Laguna Phuket Golf Club will host the very first Laguna Phuket Junior Golf Tournament on Sunday 21st June. Working in partnership with British International School, Phuket (BISP), the event is aimed at growing the game of golf with tomorrow’s future champions!
“Both Laguna Phuket Golf Club and BISP are committed to growing the game of golf in Phuket. The benefits of golf for young people goes far beyond just the physical aspects of the game. Golf also teaches etiquette, manners, respect, responsibility and even mathematics when scoring!” said Paul Wilson, Director of Golf.
The exciting new event will include 18 holes golf competition around the magnificent new Laguna Phuket golf course, player goodie bags, refreshments, prize giving presentation – with a fantastic lunch buffet and pool party at Angsana Phuket!
“Our idea with this event was to create a fun environment for junior golfers to participate, we wanted to make it more than just a golf competition. The ambition is to grow the event year on year, working together with BISP”.
The recently launched BISP Golf Academy, which later this year will open its own onsite short game centre, is headed by former professional player Oliver Bates from the UK. “I think there are some really good coaches in Phuket, good organisations that develop great players”, said Coach Bates.
“Working with the likes of the Laguna Phuket Golf Club, and fantastic events like the Laguna Phuket Junior Golf Tournament, helps us give talented kids the opportunity to get to those higher levels of the sport.”
Entry to the event is just THB 1,950, with age groups from ages 6 – 18. For more information please contact 076 270 991 or [email protected] – or see the Q&A below.
Q1) Can parents follow the juniors on-course during the event?
Yes, all spectators must;
- Adhere to LPGC’s dress regulations
- Not offer any advice to juniorswhilst playing
- Stay close to the cart path at all times(spectators golf carts must not leave the cart path at any time)
- Not distract or pressure any juniors
Our golf course marshals and Golf Pro’s will be monitoring the above on the day.
Q2) Can parents use golf carts to follow the juniors on-course during the event?
Yes, LPGC will offer a special rate of only THB 400 per cart (allowing maximum of two adults per golf cart). Carts will be reserved first for the junior golfers, and any remaining will be available to parents to rent. Please note, the standard rate THB 700 applies to all other times excluding the tournament on 21st June 2015.
Q3) Can parents get a discounted rate to play with the junior golfers in practice rounds before the event?
Yes, LPGC will offer any parent playing a practice round with a junior before the event, the special “sport day” rate of THB 1,800 for 18 hole green fee, excluding caddie fee or golf cart rental.
Q4) Can the juniors use golf carts during the event?
Yes, junior golfers are able to rent golf carts at the special rate of only THB 400 per cart (one junior golfer per cart)
Q5) How many prizes are on offer for the juniors?
There will several divisions divided by age for both boys and girls, with trophies and prizes awarded to all winners and runner up of each division. (Divisions will be subject to the number of entrants). There will also be special “hole in one” awards for any junior golfer luck enough to score an Ace!
Q6) What’s included in the THB 1,950 entry fee?
Junior goodie bags, 18 holes green fee, 18 holes caddie fee, on-course refreshments, after golf lunch buffet and party at Angsana hotel, prizes and trophies.
Q7) What are the tee times for the tournament?
Exact timings will be based on number of entrants, however we will expect to have junior golfers starting between 7am – 9am from both 1st and 10thtees.
Q8) Are non-golfers invited to the after golf presentation, lunch and party?
Yes, parents and other family/friends are most welcome to attend the activities at Angsana hotel. Should they wish to join the lunch buffet, the additional net price is THB 1,000 per adult (over 18 years), or THB 750 per junior (6 – 18 years old), or free to under 6 years old.
Q9) What are the preferential hotel rates at Angsana hotel?
THB 3,000 / night including ABF for 2 persons during the weekend of 21st Jun, with special extra bed rate at THB 1,800 / person / night in case attendees may come in a whole family of 2 adults + 1 junior (6 -18 yrs).