Do you want to be admired and respected by golf club staff, caddies and other local Thais on your Thailand golf vacation? Here’s a tip – wear the right color clothes on the right day!
In Thailand the days of the week are named after the planets in the same order as some Western countries. In Thai, wan (pronounced wun) means day and it comes before the name of the planet. Each day is also associated with a color. Traditionally, people wear items of clothing according to the color of the day.
A friend of mine’s wife and her family are always appreciative when he wears the appropriate color each day. So for a New Year’s present, they have given him a variety of different colored golf shirts. He now has the full set and they try to insist that he wears the correct colored shirt each day according to the following chart!!
Depending on the day of the week you are golfing the proper colors to wear on Thailand golf courses are:
English Thai Planet Color
Sunday wan-ahtit Sun red
Monday wan-jaan Moon yellow
Tuesday wan-angkahn Mars pink
Wednesday wan-poot Mercury green
Thursday wan-pa-reu-hut Jupiter orange
Friday wan-sook Venus blue
Saturday wan-sow Saturn purple
If your range of golf gear does not go that far, a safe bet is yellow which signifies respect for the King and Royal Family. A red shirt on Sundays is also considered lucky, and who does not need some extra breaks?
Now there you have it. "Dress For Success" certainly has new meaning when golfing in Thailand. Have a great game!