On Sunday 21st June, a total of 67 junior golfers participated in the very first Laguna Phuket Junior Golf Tournament – partnered with British International School, Phuket (BISP). Competing in an 18-holes individual format, young players from 6 – 18 years old enjoyed the challenge of the magnificent new Laguna Phuket Golf Club.
The exciting golf tournament welcomed many talented junior golfers from around the Phuket region, enjoying a full day of golf course action, followed by the fantastic lunch buffet and prize presentation at Angsana Laguna Phuket.
In an effort to promote junior golf, Laguna Phuket Golf Club awarded individual memberships until the end of 2015 to both Overall Champions. In the Girls section, 17 year old Thitapa Pakdeesetthakul, won the award with a gross 76. In the Boys section, 15 year old BISP student Napat Paramacharoenroj achieved a remarkable level par gross 71 to win by just one shot.
Director of Golf, Paul Wilson commented, “Laguna Phuket Resort has a rich history in organizing first class sporting events, with highlights such as the Laguna Phuket International Marathon and Triathlon. With our newly upgraded golf facility, we are delighted to begin adding golf events to the Laguna Phuket sporting calendar”.
Wilson went on to say, “We are fortunate to have several dedicated junior golf coaches in Phuket, with BISP Head Golf Coach Oliver Bates at the forefront. Today’s event has been about creating a fun packed environment for our young people to enjoy the game of golf together”.
Neil Richards, Headmaster at BISP also attended the event. He added, “The tournament was a great success, and in the years to come I fully expect to see it grow and attract the region’s best young golfers. Credit must go to Laguna Phuket Golf Club for their professionalism and generosity, and BISP looks forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship”.
Amongst the awards, junior’s golfers won trophies and prizes within 12 different age divisions. Highlights of the prizes were one-day access passes to the Tree House Kids Club at Angsana Laguna Phuket and a day trip speedboat tour kindly sponsored by Laguna Tours. With much emphasis on fun and enjoyment, very junior golfer left with an award or lucky draw prize, plus a big smile after an action packed day.
Fully redesigned and reopened in January, 2015, Laguna Phuket Golf Club has recently launched its exclusive new five-year and ten-year Family Golf Memberships, with each membership including the lead name adult, the spouse and two children under 21 years. Members can enjoy the alluring new golf course with golf carts available and luxury clubhouse facilities. In addition, members will receive fantastic privileges at hotels, restaurants and spas in the Laguna Phuket integrated resort destination; along with reciprocal playing rights at over 200 top golf courses worldwide.
All event photos are available at www.facebook.com/LagunaphuketGC.
For more information on:
Laguna Phuket Golf Club, please visit www.lagunaphuketgolf.com
British International School Phuket, please visit http://www.bisphuket.ac.th/
Angsana Laguna Phuket, please visit http://www.angsana.com/en/ap-thailand-phuket