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Thailand Golf Zone Goes To Mauritius

For those of you who have been following this blog, you know that I having been posting Thailand golf articles around 3 times a week for the past one and one half year. Well this past week , as you must have noticed, I was totally silent and I bet you wonder what happened to the Thailand Golf Zone and it’s author, me. Well last week and for the first time in years my family and I took a real vacation. Not one of those to visit family or a long weekend, but a real holiday. Not only that, it was a...

A Bangkok Golf Tournament Story

In a recent posting I referred to the perennial Thailand Golf Society, the Mainly Unquenchable Golf Society (MUGS). Today I want to go into more detail by recalling a story told to me by Niftee, one of their members who occasionally join its Wednesday afternoon outings. First some background. The MUGS “clubhouse” (actually a pub in the Silom area) is like the statuesque member’s only area in a long-established golf club: with leather seats, golfing prints, tournament trophies, and past champion...

Sex, Lies and English Gentlemen’s Clubs

Having established myself in my earlier postings as firmly sexist, the subject of today’s post, and the next is …………………sex! “What has sex to do with golf?” I hear you cry. Well, read on: I have been golfing in the UK recently and the main topic of conversation in pubs and golf clubs up and down the British Isles just now is the news that plans for a Single Equality Act are being drawn up by the Government. The proposals will spell an end to the “sexist” practice of women being stopped from usin...

“O” Thailand Golf Tip

O is for Off Day. Learning to manage your game on an off day when golfing in Thailand is one of the most difficult things to do. Anyway, after the anticipation and excitement of planning and spending a large amount of time and money to get to Thailand, the last thing you want is to have a poor golf game ruin your trip. Yet if you can successfully learn to get the most out of your golf  when you don’t have you’re “A” game, your scores will be a lot better and your golf trip will be much mor...

“N” thailand Golf Tip

N is for Not the same game. There is golf and there is golf the professionals play. The professional golfer whether on the PGA tour or playing in a tournament in Thailand on one of the Asian PGA tour stops, plays a completely different game than most Thailand golf visitors. Golfers in Thailand wonder why they don’t score like the professionals, in spite of trying to swing like them and even buying the latest “professional” model and endorsed clubs.  Well there are at least four main differ...

Thailand Golf Ball Suggestions

As my friends and I sit sipping a cold Singha beer after our Thailand golf round, the conversation often gets around to: What ball do you use and why? Do expensive balls really help? Personally, I like the Top Lite XL3000 because for me it seems to have the right mix of spin, feel, and distance, and it is more reasonably priced than the more highly advertised balls. Other good balls that are available in Thailand and are not too expensive at around 800 baht or $23 US per dozen are the Maxfli Noo...

Golf’s Wedge Guy: Introduction From Thailand

“I don’t remember life before golf. Our small South Texas town had a 9-hole golf course that was a focus of our family’s life. My earliest golf memory is riding on the ball pocket of my Dad’s big old Burton golf bag, on a Bag Boy pull cart. I later ‘graduated’ to pulling that cart for what I remember was $2.00 per round, $3 if I cleaned and polished the clubs and his Allen Edmond shoes. My Dad was a good amateur player. And the Thursday, Saturday and Sunday games were important to us, watching ...

Secrets About Playing Golf on Holiday in Thailand (Part 1)

As an expatriate living and working in Thailand, there are a number of advantages that we have as golfers over someone visiting from outside the country. In this article I would like to share some of these insider golf playing ‘secrets’. Obviously, both as a frequent golfer, and by socializing regularly with fellow golfers, you soon learn the ‘secrets’ of many aspects of better golf in Thailand. This could be simple things as which golf courses are the best values for money, and which are most ...