Phoenix Gold set to host Ladies European Tour event

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Top players from the Thai LPGA pose with Sports Authority of Thailand officials, tournament organizers and representatives of Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club during a recent press conference to announce the event.
Top players from the Thai LPGA pose with Sports Authority of Thailand officials, tournament organizers and representatives of Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club during a recent press conference to announce the event.

The inaugural edition of Ladies European Thailand Championship will be held from July 6-9, 2017 at Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club in Pattaya.  Sporting a total prize purse of 300,000 Euro (approx. 12 million baht), the tournament marks the return of the Ladies Tour to Thailand for the first time in 12 years.

Ladies European Tour CEO Ivan Khodabakhsh stated, “It’s exciting to add this championship to the LET schedule and on behalf of our players, I would like to thank the Sports Authority of Thailand for their commitment to sponsor the tournament.  We believe it will contribute positively towards growing the game in Thailand whilst showcasing the world class golf facilities to a global audience via our media platforms.  I encourage everyone in the local community to come out and cheer on our fantastic female golfers as they compete for glory at Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club in July.”

As one of the world’s leading golf tours, the LET will be bringing more than 70 top women golfers to Pattaya who will compete against 40 Thai LPGA players and 16 others given invitation spots.  The Ladies European Tour (LET) is Europe’s leading women’s professional golf tour and formed as the WPGA in 1978.  It currently has 324 members representing 38 different countries and top current members of the tour include Suzann Pettersen of Norway, Germany’s Sandra Gal and Anna Nordqvist of Sweden.

Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club President, Chanya Swangchitr, commented: “It is such an honour to welcome Thai and international top ladies golfers to Phoenix to compete in the inaugural edition of the Ladies European Thailand Championship.  As the host venue we are proudly to announce our readiness for what promises to be one of the most exciting tournaments in Thailand.”