LAGUNA LĂNG CÔ appoints Sir Nick Faldo as Brand Ambassador

Laguna Phuket
Vietnam, 23 June 2015 – Laguna Lăng Cô, the first and largest world-class integrated resort in Vietnam, and a premium second home destination development in Central Vietnam by the Banyan Tree Group, announces the appointment of celebrated six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo as its Brand Ambassador.He will represent the brand at his final Open Championship this July and partner the Group on a series of upcoming events including the inaugural Laguna Golf Classic in November 2015 and 11th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final for young golfers in March 2017 to be held at Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club.

“As the master designer of Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club,we are truly excited to have Sir Nick Faldo as our Brand Ambassadorand fortify our partnership established since 2009.The premium Laguna brand by the Banyan Tree Group with its growing global presence and strong mission in Corporate Social Responsibility is complemented by Sir Nick’s vision and goals as a renowned golf professional” said Ravi Chandran, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Laguna Lăng Cô.

“Our focus on sustainability and community efforts remains at the core of our business across the Group today. Embracing like-minded values including the nurturing of aspiring youths, the annual Faldo Series is a premiernot-for-profit global amateur programme for young golfers.I am confident that together with Sir Nick, we can elevate the travel and golf experience to new heights while strengthening our continual efforts of giving back to the game and community.”

“I am looking forward to a prolific partnership. Having collaborated with Laguna Lăng Cô to create its signature 18-hole, par-71 championship course in one of Asia’s most dramatic coastalsettings, I am drawn by this unique destination,” enthused Sir Nick Faldo.

Since opening in November 2012, the course has become affectionately known as the ‘Buffalo Kick’ due to its dramatic setting and challenging design that requires skill and a steady golfing mind to play well or it will ‘kick’ back. Water buffalo are a common sight in this historic region and can be seen tilling the paddy fields that border the course.

Sir Nick Faldo will play in his final Open Championship at the home of golf – St Andrews in July 2015 where he will represent Laguna Lăng Côas the brand ambassador. He had won the Claret Jug three times, including back in 1990 at St Andrews, the venue for this year’s competition.

Sir Nick will grace the Laguna Golf Classic 2015 at Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Cluband conduct a professional golf clinic. The inaugural Laguna Golf Classic 2015 is a four-day 72-hole tournamentwhich will take place at two scenic destinations- Laguna PhuketGolf Club in September 2015 followed by Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club in midNovember 2015. Sir Nick will also partner Laguna Lăng Cô in other events over the coming year.

Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club is fast growing a reputation as one of the most breathtaking and challenging courses in Asia. Ideally situated between the ancient capital of Hue to the north and Danang to the south, this rugged course overlooks one of Vietnam’s most beautiful bays. The thoughtful design plots its way through the changing landscape framed by mountain range on three sides and the East Sea to the west. TheLăng Cô golfing experience combines the unique environs of rice paddies, soaring trees, “blowout” areas, creeks, streamsand dramatic rock outcrops on oceanfront footage.

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This Father’s Day, 5th December 2013, fathers and their kids get to play a challenging and spectacular 18 holes miniature classic championship golf course surrounded by palm trees, bushes, water, bamboo and grey granite rocks, free all day.

72/44 Moo 3, Bangtao Beach Road, Soi 2, Cherngtalay, Talang Phuket 83110 Thailand
Phone: +66 (0)76 314 345
Mobile: +66 (0)80 147 2468 (English & Thai), +66 (0)87 268 1925 (English)

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Tiger Wood’s former coach to hold golf clinic in Phuket

Tiger Wood’s former coach to hold golf clinic in PhuketOn 30th July 2013 at Phunaka Golf Course in Chalong, Kamnung Singh-Aem from The Sport Association of Phuket together with Sawech Koysomboon from Phunaka Golf Course, Suracha Singh-Kajorn from Dragonkids Golf Academy and Teeraphan Chor-Prasertchoke from The Privilege Residences Patong hels a press conference to announce “The Hank Harney Seminar and Golf Clinic” which is to be held at Phunaka Golf Course on 11th August 2013.

Hank Haney is an American professional golf instructor best known for coaching Tiger Woods and two-time major championship winner Mark O’Meara. Haney owns and operates four teaching facilities in the Dallas, Texas area.

As a teacher Harney’s philosophy is to teach my students to become their own best teacher by getting them to understand the flight of the golf ball and how it relates to the swing, with emphasis on swinging the golf club on their own correct swing plane”.

Khun Teeraphan said “We would like to invite anyone who is interested in golf to come and participate in this great event by Hank Harney. He is a professional instructor and has coached many of golf’s major players as youths. This kind of activity really will place Phuket on the golfing map. Anybody interested in attending the event should contact Phuknaka Golf Course directly for more information.”

Tel: +66 (0) 76-521-911-5 or +66 (0) 864797717
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Dates announced for 11th Phuket/Pattaya Amateur Ryder Cup

Dates announced for 11th Phuket/Pattaya Amateur Ryder CupOn 17th April 2013 at the Club House of Phuket Country Club, Phuket Golf Association President – Mr. Sathinphong Takuathung announced the dates for the upcoming 11th Phuket/Pattaya Amateur Ryder Cup.

Mr. Sathinphong said that the biannual Phuket/Pattaya Amateur Ryder Cup is held to boost the relationship between the popular east and west coast tourist destinations and is this will be the 11th event in 20 years. The 3 day event will see teams from the two cities battling it out in real Ryder Cup style with the team with the highest score after 3 days being announced the winner.

In addition to promoting travel and good relations between the two rival regions, the tournament helps promote Phuket as a premium, world-class centre for golf.

All 3 days of the tournament, held from 6th – 8th May 2013, will be played at Phuket Country Club.

Laguna Phuket Golf Club Offering Cut-Price Green Fees

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Players must book in advance and show either a Thai ID card or work permit copy on arrival. Call 076 270 991 or email golf@lagunaphuket.com for more information.

Meanwhile, the Club recently hosted the second match of the 2013 Phuket Pro Challenge, which was won by Shaun Malone.

The Australian – also winner of the Pro Challenge series first match – triumphed against a host of talented local golfers from around Phuket to pick up his THB 10,000 winner’s cheque.

Laguna Phuket Golf Club Offering Cut-Price Green Fees
Shaun Malone was presented with his 2013 Phuket Pro Challenge second match
THB 10,000 winner’s cheque from Praphan Khantakul of the Phuket Golf Association.

Laguna Phuket Golf Club’s Assistant Director of Golf Paul Wilson said: “We were delighted to host so many excellent players – thanks go to the Phuket Golf Association for organising this series of events to promote golf in Phuket.”

Laguna Phuket Golf Club Offering Cut-Price Green Fees
Thai and expat golfers can enjoy cut-rate green fees during the low season at Laguna Phuket Golf Club.