LAGUNA Phuket Resort has become a joint title sponsor of an All Thailand Golf Tour event to be held on the Thai island in May.
The 2018 Singha Laguna Phuket Open, the second after last year’s inaugural tournament, will be held from May 9 to 13 as a co-sanctioned Asian Development Tour event with Laguna Phuket and Singha Corporation the main sponsors.
These are the sort of tournaments Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour players can feature in and should do so to gain invaluable experience when playing in international events.
Also, a huge incentive is that the top five players at Laguna Phuket will be eligible to compete in selected Asian Tour tournaments.
The 2mil baht event is one of one of 23 Asian Development Tour tournaments, including 12 here in Malaysia.
Laguna Golf Phuket assistant vice-president and group golf director Paul Wilson said feedback from last year’s tournament resulted in course enhancements, including the removal of some bunkers and the addition of new tee boxes.
“The fairways are being narrowed and rough enhanced for the 2018 tournament,” he added.
“There was an immediate increase in domestic and regional visitors to the course and resort following the 2017 tournament, aided by the live TV coverage in Thailand and highlight packages aired in 19 other countries.”
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