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The Start of a New Era for Junior Golfers

Mr. Nath Polsin the CEO of Golf Impact Center, also the creator of Thailand Junior Development Tour, and Mr. Praphant Asava-aree, the Chairman, of Blue Canyon Country Club has joined forces to develop future golfers’ talents in Thailand as well as a junior team that will represent Blue Canyon Country Club in national and international junior golf tournaments.

Both parties signed an MoU on 5th March 2021 for the commissioning of a “ROAD TO BCCC GOLF JUNIOR GOLF TEAM” and will be hosting the first “BCCC Junior Golf Championship” on Saturday 6th March and Sunday 7th March 2021. The winners in this championship will be selected to represent and sponsored by Blue Canyon. 

The significance of this MoU between the Golf Impact Center and Blue Canyon Country Club is to promote the sport, the “BCCC Junior Golf Championships”, BCCC Junior Team and youth development program.  There will be a minimum of 6 “BCCC Junior Golf Championships” under Thailand Junior Development Tour in Phuket and all 6 will be hosted at Blue Canyon Country Club in either Lakes Course or Canyon Course, the ultimate golf championship course in Asia. The championships will be held with high standards of screening, rules, regulations and will be recognized by the world renowned Junior Golf Scoreboard (JGS); a world junior golf ranking. Moreover, TJDT is highly praised and recognized by parents and youth golfers in organizing the tournament. 

The on-going events are aimed to develop golf talents in Thailand by providing the winners a venue to train and play for free for a year. Most importantly, it offers children who desire a career in golf the opportunities to compete in the highest level in Thailand, whilst offering convenience and accessibility for southern junior golfers to compete in one of the most prestigious country clubs in Thailand. 

10 winners of the championship will be inducted into the BCCC Junior Golf Team. They will be entitled to 1 year membership at Blue Canyon Country Club, eligible to Blue Canyon Junior Golf Academy, Free practice balls at the driving range, 1 year’s supply of BCCC Team’s attire and special rates & privileges for parents at Blue Canyon Country Club. 

Phuket Deputy Governor, Pichet Panapong, also attended the press release and stated, “ Blue Canyon golf course is in a great location and is a world class golf course. Even, Tiger Woods has played in 2 tournaments at this golf course. Blue Canyon in the face of golf courses of Phuket and is putting great efforts to the development of junior golfers; this is a great attraction for Phuket and junior golfers to develop their skills. With this, Phuket is able to showcase its efforts to promote junior golfer development at a national level”.

He continued, “I am pleased that Blue Canyon has opened this campaign and wish that it will be successful. Phuket will support its effort in ways that we can support. The support also comes from Phuket branch of Sport Authority of Thailand and many other government sections”.

Furthermore, he said,” Blue Canyon Country Club has full facilities and is comparable to international golf courses. We be believe that our golf course is inferior to other golf courses throughout the world. There are lot efforts to promote Phuket as a golfing destination to prepare for when international flights resume because soon the world will be vaccinated. All of us in Phuket will also be vaccinated soon so it will not be necessary for quarantine in order to play golf in Phuket. We believe that Phuket has a lot of interests from travelers to visit. We are expecting in 1st October 2021, 70% of the people in Phuket will be vaccinated approximately 350,000 people. We will then be able to welcome international travelers without quarantine. Now, vaccines have started to arrive but not in huge quantities; only 4000 doses, 16,000 doses in April, 48,000 doses in May which will be given to high risk people first for example people working in hospitals then it will be people who works at the airport and hospitality industry. We will make Phuket to be the first priority to receive the vaccines because Phuket has only 1 main economy which is tourism”.

The 1st “BCCC Junior Golf Championship” taking place on 6th and 7th Mar 2021 will take place in the morning with tee times starting from 7am on 6th Mar and 7th Mar 2021. “BCCC Junior Golf Championship” .

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Asa Marsh
Asa Marshhttps://www.asialifestylemagazine.com/
Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Asia Lifestyle Magazine.Originally from the UK, Asa Marsh has been based in Asia for many years. Well known for guiding his Real Estate and Lifestyle company Easy Living Phuket to win the title of “Top 10 Real Estate Agency - Southeast Asia” in 2018.

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