The 2016 Centara World Masters Golf Championship

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The 2016 Centara World Masters Golf Championship
The 2016 Centara World Masters Golf Championship

The 2016 Centara World Masters Golf Championship in
Hua Hin is back from 12th until the 16th June with its 3rd edition

The event features 72-holes of stableford competition, lots of gifts and prizes, plus nightly parties and entertainment. At the heart of the event’s success is the camaraderie developed among participants. This is where lifelong friendships are forged. Black Mountain, Banyan, Springfield and Imperial Lake View golf courses will give the ultimate golfing experience. The Centara World Masters is open to golfers aged 35 and over, with golfers competed for more than 1.5 million Thai baht in prizes. The Event age categories will be 35 – 55, 56 – 65 and 66+ . Drawing golfers of a similar age and handicap together is among the event’s great traditions.

The Centara World Masters is a joint partnership between Australian-based Go Golfing and Thailand’s Golfasian. Golfasian Managing Director, Mark Siegel commented that, “Thailand is 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.” Last year a record 700 visitors from 23 countries took part in the championship and was listed as the largest ever golf event in the Asia Pacific Region.

The tournament attracted big numbers from Australia, the Philippines, India, New Zealand and China was represented for the first time with 42 golfers from Grand Hill Golf Club in Chengdu. Additionally there were 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. More than 85 million THB was injected into the Thai economy. The tournament is a major boon for tourism in Hua Hin during low season. Our conversations with the party-goers at the 2015 gala presentation dinner were laced with lavish praise of the organisers, the quality of the golf courses, competition and the social scene.

“Everything has been perfect” or “the organisation was so professional” were common comments. Hua Hin Lord Mayor, Nopporn Vuttikul commented that: “Events like this are not only a great source of community pride; they also bring social and economic benefits to the host community. Golf tourism is one of the largest contributors to Hua Hin’s economy and supporting events like the Centara World Masters will help us achieve our goal to be recognized as Asia’s best golf destination.”

In addition to Centara Hotels and Resorts and the Tourism Authority of Thailand, reputable companies including TaylorMade, Coca-Cola, and beers supplied by Chang proudly contribute to the success of the tournament.

For more information and registration: www.thailandworldmasters.com, E-mail to join@golfasian.com

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