Star players including former Thai No 1 Thammanon Sriroj and LPGA player Prima Thammaraks dressed up in casino costumes in a photocall for the fourth leg of the Bt3 million Thailand Mixed hosted by TrustGolf which gets underway between November 16-19 at the Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin.
They were joined by fellow players Suttijet Kooratanapisan, an All Thailand Golf Tour winner, British-Thai Teerati Lewins, Ploychompoo Wilairungreung, and Nemittra Juntanaket in the photoshoot under the casino theme at the course on Sunday.
According to organizers, the casino concept reflects the similarity between golf and poker as both require solid mental game and luck. Poker players and golfers also have to rely on a risk-taking decision, wits, and psychological aspect to outplay one another under intensifying circumstances.
The fourth leg of the Thailand Mixed event features a strong field of entrants led by red-hot Sadom Kaewkanchana. The young gun from Narathiwat who just claimed his fourth title of the season in the All Thailand Golf Tour event in Nakhon Nayok on Sunday will be joined by former champions – Arpichaya Yubol, Prom Meesawat, Chapchai Nirat, and amateur Ramil Saelim, winner of the previous circuit.
The tournament which pits the men and women against one another will be staged under strict protective protocols against COVID-19. An ATK Swab test is provided for players, personal caddies, players’ companies, and officials. Only those who test negative are permitted to participate in the tournament.
A total of 72 male and 72 female players will compete at the par 72 Black Mountain Golf Club which measures 7,246 yards off the men’s tees and 6,303 yards off the women’s. After 36 holes, the top 60 players and ties will proceed to the weekend rounds while the winner will walk away with the lucrative prize money of Bt450,000.
The Thailand Mixed is organized by TrustGolf, an indoor training center with advanced technology, It is supported by the Sports Authority of Thailand, the National Sports Development Fund, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Bangkok Bank, B.Grimm Company, Bond Holdings, AISPLAY, Bridgestone, Trust Pharmacy, Trust Live Streaming, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration and Black Mountain Golf and Resort Hua Hin.
Fans can watch live streaming of the competition on AISPLAY APP, https://www.facebook.com/trustgolfclub and at the TrustGolf Youtube channel from 9 am – 5 pm from November 16-17, from 9 am – 3 pm on November 18, and from 9 am – 3.30 pm on November 19. T-Sport Channel will beam live the final round coverage on November 19.
The preceding is an authorized press release provided by TrustGolf for TPN media.