Organizers and players with this week’s Honda LPGA Thailand 2011 golf tournament planted trees to combat global warning before hitting the links at Siam Country Club in Pattaya.
Paula Creamer, Ai Miyazato, Azahara Munoz and In-Kyung Kim joined Atsushi Fujimoto, president of Honda Automotive (Thailand), on this special occasion.
Channel 7 Managing Director Surang Prempree said the 1.3 million baht project begun in 2010 has already seen the planting of 999 trees at the entrance of Khao Chichan. Trees are being planted in five Pattaya-area parks.
He said the program was started to fulfill Honda’s wish to support the golf tournament’s host province. It’s hoped the trees both battle global warming and enhance the scenery of the Pattaya area.
Fujimoto said Honda takes global warming seriously and has set up an environmental committee to run projects aimed at preserving the environment.
The tournament starts today (Thursday 17 Feb.) until this Sunday has drawn 50 top golfers for a 72-hole shootout with a purse of $1.45 million.