The Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Hyatt Regency Hua Hin and Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, in association with the Banyan Golf Club, recently held the fifth Hyatt Open at the Banyan Golf Club, Hua Hin. This year’s event was well received by the 132 participants and golf enthusiasts. The event was proudly sponsored by Kiatnakin Bank, Lawton Asia, Mercedes Benz, Task Interior, Thai Airways, Qatar Airways, Garuda Indonesia, International New York Times, The Post Publishing PCL as well as some twenty Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Worldwide supported the event.
A welcome dinner at the Ballroom of Hyatt Regency Hua Hin completed the first day of the events with a charity auction to raise funds for Baan Wang Pla elementary school. The auction included accommodation at various Hyatt Hotels around the world, as well as air tickets, dining and spa experiences. This made the Hyatt Open Golf Tournament not merely a fun event but also allowed guests the opportunity to give back to the local community.
The Hyatt Open 2014 Champion was Mr. Mike Moir (handicap 0) from Bangkok who was was awarded the Hyatt Open medal and the silver “Claret Jug” Hyatt Open Trophy. The winner in the 10 – 19 handicap category was Mr. Leong Siew Seng (handicap 16) from Singapore and in the 20 – 24 handicap category Mr. Rohan Haslam (handicap 20) from Australia. Two players scored a hole in one on hole 15, one on each day. “We are humbled to see overwhelming enthusiasm from the 132 golf players who came from 31 countries and 80% had played at least once before at a past Hyatt Open.
We have already received enquiries from players for next year’s tournament which will be held at Banyan Golf Hua Hin in July 2015.” said Gordon Fuller, Area Vice President, General Manager of Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok.