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    Golf’s ruling bodies clash with pros over plans to reduce golf ball distance

    Some of the world’s top professional golfers slammed plans by golf’s ruling bodies to impose restrictions on the distance that golf balls can travel during elite tournaments. US PGA champion Justin Thomas and former US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau both publically voiced opposition to the move proposed by the R&A, and the United States Golf Association USGA). The plans have…

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    Phuket’s 5 best golf courses

    Phuket in southwest Thailand, surrounded by the Andaman Sea, is home to stunning mountains, beaches, and golf courses. Phuket is one of the best golfing destinations in the world and attracts thousands of swingers every year, and almost as many golfers. One of the more prestigious courses, Blue Canyon offers two 18-hole championship courses. With views of the Andaman Sea…

  • Travel

    Golfing in Thailand: the best golf courses to tee off at

    Although Thailand is often thought of as a beach destination, it is also home to some of the best golf courses in the world. From the stunning views of Hua Hin to the challenging terrain of Ayutthaya, there is a golf course for every type of player. And with so many great options, it can be hard to decide which…

  • Events

    Thai golf superstar Atthaya goes close in S Korea

    Perhaps the hottest property in women’s golf today is rising Thai star Atthaya Thitikul, one of the game’s brightest prospects. Not yet 20 years old and she has already claimed multiple victories on the Ladies European Tour. Atthaya hit a 9-under 63 on Thursday to set a tournament record at the BMW Ladies Championship at Oak Valley Country Club in…

  • Bangkok

    LIV golfers trundle pointlessly into Bangkok’s ‘billionaire’s paradise’

    LIV golfers competing in Bangkok this weekend will not earn any world ranking points, the UK’s Guardian newspaper reports despite very public claims to the contrary. The move is a considerable embarrassment to Greg Norman, CEO of LIV Golf and leader of the rebel tour. Norman had claimed that a partnership with the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Tour,…

  • Thailand

    Japanese golfers sexually assault Thai caddies

    Netizens from Thailand and Japan condemned a group of Japanese golfers who posted a video to the Instagram platform sexually harassing Thai caddies on a golf course. Incredibly, some Thai netizens believed sexual assaulting caddies is OK if they earn a bigger tip. Some slammed the vile behaviour while others made it known that the caddies were afraid to speak…

  • Pattaya

    Golf tour operator donates to Pattaya Orphanage

    The golf tour operator Golfasian pitched in to help Pattaya children in need. Golfers in Thailand this week for Gulfasian’s Pattaya Men’s Open and other competitions have now donated 18,200 baht to the Pattaya Orphanage. The orphanage wrote on a news update on their website on September 7… “Representatives of Golfasian Co., Ltd., Bangkok, for supporting children at the Pattaya…

  • Thailand

    VIDEO: Bodyguards chase acting PM Prawit’s golf buggy for 2km in Thailand

    Acting Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan – aka Big Pom – entertained the Thai nation once again yesterday when he made his two bodyguards jog after his golf buggy in the sweltering heat during his trip to Chachoengsao province. One of them couldn’t keep up. Big Pom visited a water treatment facility in Mueang district yesterday to learn about how wastewater…

  • Special Features

    Don’t miss these incredible homes near golf courses in Hua Hin

    Considered the birthplace of Thai golfing, Hua Hin boasts an extensive range of excellent properties ideally located near incredible golf courses. Obviously, properties within close proximity to golf courses are convenient for people who golf a lot. It allows you to just step outside your door and play a game. However, living near a golf course also offers numerous advantages…

  • Thailand

    Thai Golf website has 36% jump in views since borders reopen

    As the Tourism Authority of Thailand starts to ramp up its overseas campaigns to encourage international travellers to fly to Thailand, one sector, Golf, is already seeing a jump in activity. Since the recent announcement of the relaxing of Thailand Pass entry regulations, many international golf vacationers have shown a keen interest in playing a few rounds in the Land…

  • Travel

    Best golf destinations in Koh Samui 2022

    All the golfers know that golfing isn’t just a sport but an experience. Golfing offers the whole package, good exercise, beautiful scenery, great company and off-course entertainment. Koh Samui, one of the most beautiful islands globally, affords you the best-golfing experiences. The best of Koh Samui’s golf courses combine challenging greens and well-maintained fairways that integrate into some of the…

  • Travel

    Top 5 Best places to golf in Thailand 2022

    If you’re living in Thailand or are planning a trip here, you should not miss out on experiencing these golf courses. The beautiful golf courses provide seasoned golfers with challenges and also give beginner golfers memorable experiences. Here are the top five golf courses you should try when you’re in Thailand. Disclaimer: The prices are subject to change. We recommend readers to check the official website…

  • Thailand

    Father asks police to investigate accident, claims American crashed golf cart, injured his son

    A father is seeking justice after his son was hit by a golf cart driven by an American man nine months ago, saying legal proceedings have made no progress. Although, the question of who is to blame for the accident has been up for debate. Some people who saw a video of the accident on social media say the motorbike…

  • Thailand

    Comments Galore! feat. Golf | Thaiger Bites | September 21

    Jay and Tim go through viewer comments from our shows from our Youtube shows and the Thaiger talk forum on the website and a special guest appearance by Golf!

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    Thailand’s top 7 golf resorts

    Golfing in Thailand is one of the most beautiful activities to try as the backdrop of a tropical jungle is truly magnificent. Moreover, the hotels in Thailand feature on-site golf courses that are definitely fit for a king. Here, even novice players can enjoy a game as riding around and viewing the scenery may be just as exciting as hitting…

  • SportTokyo Olympics digest: USA's Nelly Korda wins women's golf gold

    Tokyo Olympics digest: USA’s Nelly Korda wins women’s golf gold

    World number one Nelly Korda finished a strong 17 under par to win the Olympic women’s golf tournament. Meanwhile, Team USA defended their gold medal in men’s basketball. Follow the latest from Tokyo with DW. SOURCE: DW News

  • Lifestyle

    Best Places for Golf in Koh Samui

    The best of Koh Samui’s golf courses combine challenging greens and well-maintained fairways that integrate into some of the island’s most beautiful settings. In many of these spots, sweeping beach and forested scenery serve as a backdrop to your swing. However, aside from these there are other more family-friendly courses and driving ranges that let your practice your technique. We’ve…

  • Thailand

    Thailand’s Golf Quarantine on hold until Covid situation improves

    Thailand’s “Golf Quarantine” is on hold until the Covid-19 situation improves, an alternative quarantine option at a certified golf resort. The postponement was first announced last month. Travellers who made arrangements prior to the announcement and have been granted a Certificate of Entry, or COE, can still enjoy the Thailand’s Golf Quarantine. The programme allows foreign golfers to undergo the…

  • Expats

    Tourism Authority of Thailand aims to attract expat golfers

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand is poised to organise golf events targeted at Thailand’s expatriate community as part of efforts to restore confidence in domestic tourism under the banner “Stay Play Safe”. Minister of Tourism and Sports Phipat Ratchakitprakarn says that the motivation behind the campaign is “to re-energise a sector that has been badly hit closures and restrictions brought…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    First golf quarantine guests complete stay at central Thailand resort

    Thailand has hosted the first group of international tourists to carry out a “golf quarantine” stay. 42 golfers (41 from South Korea and 1 from Japan) flew into Thailand on February 19, entering quarantine at the Artitaya Golf Resort in the central province of Nakhon Nayok. Guests following Thailand’s golf quarantine programme are required to remain in their rooms for…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Golf quarantine now available in 6 golf resorts

    The Tourism Ministry’s Golf Quarantine proposal has been approved by the Thai cabinet. That means foreign golfers can now stay in quarantine whilst enjoying a round of golf in 6 approved golf resorts located in Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Nayok, Phetchaburi and Chiang Mai. Foreign golfers are now allowed to spend their 2 week quarantine 14-16 days) at any of the 6…

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    Golf ASQ facilities to be announced next week – green alternatives to mandatory quarantine

    Now golfers will be able to come to Thailand, and presumably non-golfers, if they want to wander around large patches of manicured lawn during their 14 days of mandatory quarantine instead of the confines of a hotel room. The golf quarantine alternative could be used in conjunction with any of the visas allowing travellers back into Thailand at the moment,…