Bangkok, 6 February 2019 – The best female golfers in the world will gather in Thailand for the Honda LPGA Thailand 2019 from 21 to 24 February at Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course with a chance to win a piece of the US$1.6 million dollar purse (53 million Baht).
Over 70 of the world’s best women players, including Minjee Lee from Australia, Sung Hyun Park from South Korea, Brooke M. Henderson from Canada, Nasa Hataoka from Japan, and defending champion Jessica Korda from the United States, will compete at this year’s Honda LPGA Thailand 2019 tournament.
The Thai contingent is led by local stars including world No. 1 Ariya “May” Jutanugarn, Moriya “Mo” Jutanugarn, Pornanong “Wan” Phatlum and Thidapa “Junior” Suwannapura.
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn said TAT was delighted to sponsor this important event for the 13th consecutive year.
“The Honda LPGA Thailand 2019 has grown into a must play event on the annual LPGA calendar. Besides featuring the best female golfers in the world, it also offers additional activities and a full range of facilities to welcome all visitors and to promote Thailand as a world-class golf destination.
“We believe this positioning also helps the Honda LPGA Thailand tournament grow into a marquee must attend event on tour while offering up and coming Thai female players the chance to compete internationally,” Mr. Yuthasak, added.
This year the Honda LPGA Thailand 2019 features a ‘Dream Big’ a new generation to inspire golfers from all backgrounds and skill levels to pursue their dreams on the links. There is Junior Golf Clinic on 18 February to support the objective of skill development for young Thai golfers. Junior golfers get to learn from Thai golfer Pajaree “Meow” Anannarukarn and Hina Arakaki from Japan who will be sharing their professional experience with those attending.
A Golf Leaders Conference is on 21 February will encourage Thailand’s golf industry to exchange knowledge to promote sustainable golf development. Paula Creamer, former world No.2 and 2010 U.S Women’s Open champion, is one of the special guest speakers of the conference. A Charity Night will also collect donations for the Siriraj Foundation and other CSR activities at local Thai schools.
Other off the official course activities include ‘Beat the Pro’ competition where spectators against with professional golfers, plus a Kids Zone and Chill Zone for children and families. These activities are intended to enhance the fan experience and position Thailand as championship quality golf tourism destination.