Samui / 25 May 2017 (Today) – Bangkok Airways, in collaboration with the Sports Authority of Thailand, Thailand PGA and The Asian Tour has announced an up-coming Asian Tour Golf Tournament titled “Queen’s Cup Bangkok Airways – SAT Samui Golf Tournament 2017” at the press conference which was held at the Santiburi Samui Country Club. The tournament is scheduled to take place between 15 - 18 June 2017 at the Santiburi Samui Country Club, Samui. The US$500,000 worth tournament, sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Thailand PGA, is the Ninth Queen’s Cup – Asian Tour of the tournament and will be held in tribute the celebration of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 85th Birthday, the queen consort of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
This year, the prize has increased from US$300,000 to US$500,000 and the winner will get Bangkok Airways’ tickets worth 100,000 Baht for any routes. Special prize for Hole in One is presented with Bangkok Airways’ tickets worth 100,000 Baht for any routes as well.
Mr. Prote Setsuwan, Vice President- Marketing of Bangkok Airways said, “We are particularly excited to have organized this tournament for the ninth year in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit’s 85th Birthday, the queen consort of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, we have always strived to take Thai golf tournament to the international level. Moreover, the tournament is hoped to draw a larger number of golf enthusiasts which consequently stimulate Samui’s tourism.”
Mr. Prote Setsuwan continues, “The previous years’ tournaments were very well received and were followed immensely from golf fans around the region which Samui has already become a new destination for Golf tourism. The tournament’s pro-am will be held on 14 June 2017 to give an exclusive chance to local amateur golfers to compete with Asia’s top pros. Moreover, the tournament for the last two days (17 and 18 June 2017) will be broadcast live nationwide on PPTV Channel 36.”
The tournament this year will include many famous Thai golfers such as Thaworn Wiratchant (Winner – Queen’s Cup Bangkok Airways 2014 and Bangkok Airways Open 2008), Prayad Marksaeng (Winner – Queen’s Cup Bangkok Airways 2015) Prom Meesawat, Phachara Khongwatmai, Thitiphan Chuayprakong as well as leading pros from around Asia such as S.S.P Chawrasia, Carlos Pigem and Gavin Green.
This year, Bangkok Airways has also sponsored 2 winners of Amateur Qualifying Series 2017 to compete in Asian Tour Golf Tournament Queen’s Cup Bangkok Airways – SAT Samui Golf Tournament 2017.
Queen’s Cup Bangkok Airways – SAT Samui Golf Tournament 2017 sponsored by Bangkok Airways Company Limited, Sports Authority of Thailand, Santiburi Samui Country Club, Asian Tour, Bangkok Dusit Medical Services PCL (BDMS), Tourism Authority of Thailand, Siam Commercial Bank PCL, PTT PCL, Bangkok Bank PCL, Phatra Financial Group, Toyota Motor Thailand, AIS Advanced Info Service, Hertz Thailand, Golfdigg, Haadthip PCL, Nation Broadcasting Corporation PCL, Bangkok Media & Broadcasting Co., Ltd, Bangkok Shuho International Co., Ltd, Fenix, Business Traveler, Swing Golf, Samui Palm Beach, Celes Beachfront Resort, Four Seasons Resorts, Santiburi Samui Resort, Conrad Koh Samui, Nora Beach Resort and Spa, Nora Buri Resort and Spa, Accor Hotels, Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui and Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa.