The IBAP Program Meeting this Friday January 10th 2014 is ‘A Hole In One Evening’ with P.G.A. Golf Guru Martin Platts who has been involved in golf for nearly 40 years – 29 of those as a professional.
It seems that no matter how short your time has been here in Phuket you can have something to say about the changes you’ve seen, and you could probably speak about lots of things if you take in what you’ve seen here with the roads, traffic, Internet, schools, consumer goods and a lot more.
Martin turned pro in 1982 and became a qualified member of the P.G.A. in 1985. Then working at Downshire G.C as teaching professional he was also a player on the North Florida Winter tour and played the European Challenge Tour 1990-91. He played regionally in Europe and the UK winning numerous tournaments.
Martin has played exhibition matches with David Guilford and Andrew Murray (both European Open winners) and he also had the honor of partnering HRH The Duke of York, Prince Andrew on a number of occasions.
In the 10 years prior to coming to Thailand, Martin was Director of Golf and Golf Professional at Kingswood Golf Club, the venue of the Ladies European Open on many occasions. He was also golf professional and instructor at Reigate Hill Golf Club.
Over the years Martin has coached many different players — beginners — juniors — accomplished amateurs and professionals. In 2001 Martin moved to Phuket Thailand to work as the golf professional and resident instructor at Blue Canyon Country Club, Asia’s No. 1 golfing destination and host to the Johnnie Walker Classic 1994, 1998 and 2007. Whilst there he developed a junior programme and forged relationships with thousands of satisfied students of the game from all over the world from beginners to experienced tournament players.
Now Martin has struck out on his own to further build his reputation as a golf instructor par excellence. The Golf Guru is a specialized Golf Academy offering the highest standard of golf instruction to golfers of all skill levels. Martin now wants to spread the word even further afield into new countries to include in his golf Academy teaching students of the game of golf and new and excising teachers.
When: January 10th 2014 – Registration @ 6:15 PM – Program/Announcements 7:10 PM
Where: A2 Resort, Bypass Road
IBAP Members @ 200 Baht
Visitors & Guests @ 400 Baht
Students (12-17) @ 100 Baht
Includes Light Buffet & Beverages