The Thongchai Jaidee Foundation Tournament 2015 at Black Mountain
Yet another major golf event is heading for the award-winning Black Mountain Golf Course this month. From the 10th to 13th September the Thongchai Jaidee Foundation Tournament promises spectators a look at some of Thailand and Asia’s best young players. This is an Asian Development Tour and All Thailand Golf Tour Event with prize money of 3,000,000 THB on offer. Thongchai Jaidee is regarded as one of Asia’s greatest ever players, having amassed six European Tour and 13 Asian Tour titles, where he also holds the record for the most career earnings.
Last year, the 45-yearold Thai native was also awarded with the ‘Asian Tour Player of the Decade’ accolade. It is still hard to believe that Jaidee didn’t turn professional until he was 30 years old, after only being introduced to the game at the age of 16. Quite remarkably, his first golf club was a 3-iron head attached to a bamboo stick.
Thongchai comments: “At the Thongchai Jaidee Foundation, our mission is always to give back to society. Anything relates to golf, I’m willing to help the younger generation to get better opportunities in life. So far, we have helped raise up kids, give them scholarship, golf lessons and accommodation.”
Dates: 10th – 13th Sep 2015
Pro-Am: 9th Sep. 2015
Shot-Gun Starts at 12:00 hrs.
Prize-Mon.ey: 3,000,000.00 THB