Hua Hin, Thailand – Tracy Carter shot a sizzling net 60 to win the GOLF CITIZEN Open tournament, organized by golf in DUBAi, at Thailand’s premier Banyan Golf Club, Hua Hin. Playing off a 21 handicap, Carter did well to keep the ball in play at the demanding course to take the honors, a good five shots ahead of Sam Sheriff. The fully-subscribed tournament was part of golf in DUBAi’s drive to increase golf’s popularity and accessibility all around the world through GOLF CITIZEN, a new golf reservation website.
The winner of the event won an all-expenses-paid two-day stay at Banyan Resort with two complimentary golf rounds over the weekend while the first runnerup was awarded a Banyan Pro Shop voucher worth THB.10,000 and the second runner up THB.5,000 Launched by ‘golf in DUBAi’ last year, the website (golfcitizen.com) aims at promoting golf courses on its network. “We are encouraging members of the EGF to book rounds through the GOLF CITIZEN network as part of our drive to collectively promote all the clubs,” said Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice chairman and CEO of golf in DUBAi.
“The members can sign up to become ‘GOLF CITIZEN’ for free and book rounds at courses of their choice. They can easily browse the site and all the options available are easily found with a mouse click or two,” he added.The fast-expanding network of GOLF CITIZEN includes all major courses in the UAE and more are being from Thailand and Vietnam.“Our aim is to have every single golf course in the UAE, Thailand and across the region join the GOLF CITIZEN booking engine where one can book multiple tee times in one go.”Stacey Walton, Banyan Golf Club’s General Manager thanked golf in DUBAi and GOLF CITIZEN for their support in what will be one of Hua Hin’s most popular annual golf tournaments.“All participants in the Golf Citizen Open registered as a golf citizen member and entered the event on line through the website (golfcitizen.com).
This is definitely a great way to secure pre- paid golf reservations and has created a new booking channel to increase our golf rounds. The flexibility and control we have over the booking system and revenue management is what I like most from a club managers perspective and the convenience to view and book a tee time instantly is a great advantage for our members and visitors.” Stacey remarked.