World Golfers Flock To Hua Hin Thailand
participants getting on their carts at the Imperial Lake View RESORT &
Golf Club at last year's event. Click for larger image
June 11, 2015 Hua Hin, Thailand -- Golfers from every continent except
Antarctica have begun arriving in Thailand for the second running of the
Centara World Masters Golf Championship
(http://www.thailandworldmasters.com/) , Asia's biggest and richest
tournament for club golfers.
A record 700 visitors from 23 countries will have arrived in Hua Hin by
Sunday for the start of the championship. The tournament has attracted big
numbers from Australia, the Philippines, India, New Zealand and China is
represented for the first time with 42 golfers from Grand Hill Golf Club
The event's international appeal has attracted players from France,
Germany, United States, the United Kingdom, UAE and even Iceland. ASEAN
nations are well represented with 88 players, including 18 from host
country Thailand and 15 from Vietnam.
The Centara World Masters (http://www.thailandworldmasters.com/) is open
to golfers aged 35 and over, with competition across 14 divisions based on
age and handicap. Golfers will compete for more than 1.5 million Thai baht
Executive Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Tanes Petsuwan
said, "We are delighted to be welcoming golfers from the entire world to
Hua Hin to compete in the Centara World Masters Golf Championship. In 2013
Hua Hin was voted best golf destination in Asia and the continued growth
and success of the Centara World Masters showcases the destination's golf
and tourism appeal. The Centara World Masters is expected to inject more
than 85 million baht into the Thai economy."
The tournament is a major boon for tourism in Hua Hin during low season.
Host hotel, the CENTARA GRAND Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin, is fully
booked with event participants as is Banyan, The Resort. Hilton Hua Hin
Resort & Spa is also nearing capacity.
More than a golf tournament, there are nightly social events. Starting
poolside at Centara to welcome golfers and partners on Sunday and
continuing at various venues throughout the week, the grand finale is a
colorful presentation dinner on Friday evening.
The Centara World Masters is a join partnership between Australian-based
Go Golfing (http://www.gogolfing.net.au/) and Thailand's Golfasian
(http://www.golfasian.com/) . Both companies are the leading golf tour
operators in their respective regions.
Golfasian Managing Director, Mark Siegel, is delighted with the turnout
and commented, "In two short years, the Centara World Masters has become
Asia Pacific's biggest tournament for club golfers and to have visitors
from so many countries confirms Thailand's appeal as a world-class golf
and holiday destination. Showcase events like the Centara World Masters
that attract huge interest and profile internationally go a long way to
growing year-round golf tourism. I think it is achievable we will have
1,000 players next year."
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