A hole in one

The 2010 Phuket Property Dot Com Pro Am Invitational pairs top professional golfers with amateurs at Phuket’s Blue Canyon Country Club on 5th November 2010 in a round of golf to raise money for Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation.

This is the first charity Pro Am golf invitational of its kind on Phuket Island and offers over US$150,000 of prizes.

Headline sponsored by Phuket Property Dot Com, the 2010 Pro Am Invitational will bring up to 30 touring golf professionals from around the world to Phuket, further cementing Phuket’s position as a leading golf resort destination in Asia. European Tour and Asian Tour players will join with amateurs to play Blue Canyon Country Club’s celebrated Canyon Course, voted Best Golf Course in Asia by FinanceAsia (2003, 2006, 2008, 2009), followed by a four-course gala dinner. Being the only three-time host of the Johnnie Walker Classic (1994, 1998, 2007), the Canyon Course is renowned for its difficulty and will test professionals and amateurs alike.

Tour players confirmed include five-time winner Simon Yates (Asian Tour) who is also in the Top 10 career money winners list; five-time winner and longest hitter on the Asian Tour Scott Hend; ten-time winner Gerry Norquist (Asian Tour); three-time winner Terry Pilkadaris (Asian Tour); Jason Knutzon who is currently in the top 10 money list for this year (Asian Tour), and Anthony Kang who is in the Top 10 career money winners list.

“We’re proud to be the title sponsor of the 2010 Phuket Property Dot Com Pro Am Invitational. The line up of golf pros is very exciting and I’m sure together with their help we will be able to raise lots of money for charity,” said Peter Bolton, founder of Phuket Property Dot Com. “The top-class venue and the golf professionals coming to take part, underscores Phuket as a top golfing destination on the world stage.”

Over US$150,000 of prizes are on offer including a luxurious designer condominium valued at THB3.1 million from yooPhuket, to every golfer who shoots a hole-in-one on the 17th hole, once described by Fred Couples as one of the best par 3’s anywhere in the world. In addition, prizes are offered for nearest to the pin on each hole and for overall tournament winners.

“This is the first Pro Am charity golf invitational of its kind on Phuket. We are really proud to welcome top-class golf professionals to the Island and appreciate their time which is all for a good cause. Monies raised will support the foundation’s work with children on Phuket,” said Tina Hall, Director of Operations at Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation.

Some of the children who are supported by the foundation will join the fun and watch the competitors at the Canyon Course, with a few lucky children caddying for the top pros.

The Invitational will take place over 18 holes on the Canyon Course with a two tee start, teeing off at 11.30am. All golfers will receive a goody bag valued at over THB3,000. Entry for members of Blue Canyon Country Club is THB7,000, and THB9,000 for non-members.

If you’re an amateur golfer and want to get involved, contact Graham Haslam on graham@phukethasbeengoodtous.org. Or, if you would just like to make a donation to the charity, go to www.phukethasbeengoodtous.org/donate.html.

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