Author Archives: Mike

Whats your take on this situation???

The rules of golf are difficult to understand at the best of times, however what’s your take on this scenario? I think most would ask the referee to enable to the player to remove the obstruction…..or is it a gimme and move on quickly. What’s your take here?

Climate change is making playing golf more comfortable in Thailan

It seems that in parts of Thailand in January 2023, the lower temperatures and humidity are making playing golf even more enjoyable in several regions of the country. Using the historical data supplied by https://www.worldweatheronline.com/ it would appear that whereas other parts of the planet including Europe are experiencing a mini heat wave in January, here in Thailand the weather is actually cooler. Looking at the January figures in 2013 compared to today in 2023, temperatures are lower and...

What is he smiling about????

At most of Thailand’s 260 golf courses, there are a number of deep bunkers, undulating fairways, deep rough, trees, and of course some tricky water hazards. As many of us have experienced teeing off with a nice new Titleist Pro V1 is a great feeling. However, this can all be very short-lived if your second shot goes into the lake surrounding the fairway. What makes matters worse is when some smiling Thai pops up holding your ball. Try getting it back is almost impossible as he knows a new Title...

What is he smiling about?

At most of Thailand’s 260 golf courses, there are a number of deep bunkers, undulating fairways, deep rough, trees, and of course some tricky water hazards. As many of us have experienced teeing off with a nice new Titleist Pro V1 is a great feeling. However, this can all be very short-lived if your second shot goes into the lake surrounding the fairway. What makes matters worse is when some smiling Thai pops up holding your ball. Try getting it back is almost impossible as he knows a new Title...

Thai Caddies getting smart

Caddies are all part of the fun of taking a golf vacation in Thailand and now it seems at last the golf clubs are realizing they deserve to be dressed elegantly as well. In the past, caddies often had to rely on the club’s owners to order their uniforms. Not being fashion very conscious, they would just buy the fabric and get a local to make up their uniforms. Let’s face it even the prettiest caddies can look drab in some of the old fashion outfits that they were forced to wear. Most caddies ha...

No travel restictions to Thailand

In typical Thai style, the Minister of Public Health has now backtracked on earlier regulations regarding Travel restrictions. As from January 9th he has stated that International travelers arriving in Thailand are NOT required to show proof of vaccination. In addition, foreign tourists are not required to show ATK or RT-PCR test results Bottom line the orginal plan to test everyone was proofing a logistical nightmare especially for their busy airports. Best to check with your airline first to ...

Have you played these new Bangkok courses yet

Just when we thought the recession would see the end of new courses opening in Bangkok up pops four new courses. Some of you may have visited Stonehill which hosted the LIV Bangkok event last year. Siam Country Club Bangkok Another new arrival was Siam Country Club Bangkok. However without much fanfare to new clubs have also appeared, namely Phoenix Golf Golf Bangkok and Flora Ville Golf & Country Club. Flora Ville Sounds like the same team from Phoenix Gold Pattaya are behind this Bangkok...