Connect with us


Top Thai junior golfers to play in Phuket



PHUKET: More than 140 of Thailand’s best junior golfers will compete at the Thai Golf Association (TGA) Junior Regional Championship at Phuket Country Club this week.

The four-day competition, for boys and girls between the ages of nine and 17, starts on Wednesday.

Play culminates with the final round on Saturday, when the regional junior champion will be crowned.

Featuring four age divisions, the event is part of the TGA Junior Ranking System.

Top-ranked juniors in each age group will qualify to play in regional and international tournaments.

This week’s event in Phuket will carry greater ranking points due to the fact the best junior golfers in the country will be competing.

Up to 60 Phuket junior golfers are expected to take part, with the remainder from other parts of Thailand.

One player who will be looking to maintain his excellent recent form at Phuket Country Club will be 14-year-old Pariwat Pinsawat.

The teenager played some excellent golf last weekend at the same venue to win the PCC-Mazda Championship Cup.

Not only did he lift the prestigious Amateur Cup, he also went home with a brand-new Mazda2 car after firing a hole-in-one at the course’s 14th hole.

Pariwat will be one of the highest ranked in the 13 to 15 age bracket, but is not expected to have it all his own way this week against several rivals of similar ability.

This will be the first time the Junior Golf Regional Championship has been staged in Phuket and is further evidence of the hard work being done at junior level on the island, particularly by Prachuab Subcharoen, Thai Golf Association Representative for Junior Golf in Southern Thailand.

Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha is expected to preside over the opening ceremony on Tuesday at 5pm, alongside the President of the TGA.

This week’s event runs from December 8 to 11. Entry to watch the action is free.

— Andrew Jennings


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand9 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Storm Noru causing floods, death in northeast Thailand

Thailand9 hours ago

Airspace over Bangkok airport closed for airforce parade

Phuket10 hours ago

Four alleged investment scammers arrested in Phuket

Sponsored1 day ago

Segafredo Zanetti Coffee teamed up with Bangkok Airways and hosted “Bangkok Airways Surf Festival 2022”

Thailand10 hours ago

1 year old child allegedly snatched while parents slept

Air Pollution10 hours ago

For health reasons – Bangkok’s proposed congestion charge

Bangkok10 hours ago

As rain pours down on northern Thailand, Bangkok ups its canal drainage

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Cannabis10 hours ago

Traditional Thai medicine clinics offering cannabis treatments in Thailand

Health11 hours ago

Fizz buzz – Will kratom drinks ever hit the spot?

Patong11 hours ago

Four suspects admit they assaulted US tourist in Patong

Hot News12 hours ago

Doctor’s “sorry, not sorry” attitude after alleged hit-and-run of students lands him in hot water

Thailand12 hours ago

Police ignore cheating antics of drunk Bangkok cabbie

Pattaya12 hours ago

Third baby elephant of the year born at Pattaya garden

Thailand13 hours ago

Thai doctor warns against eating bats after ‘bat hunter’ sells for 100 baht per kilo

World13 hours ago

Kamala Harris visits South Korea a day after North Korea fires missiles

Events13 hours ago

Spartan Race to hit Phuket in November

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11