Junior golfers lead from the front
The Three-Generation Golf Academy’s Team Elite
players came out in force for the start of the 2010-11 Junior Golf
tournament season with four first place finishes.
Tapat (Es) Wittayakom receives his first place trophy at the Optimist
International Qualifying on 16-17 October at Naraihill Golf Club,
Tapat (Es) Wittayakom won the first leg of TJGGA’s
Optimist International Qualifying on October 16-17 at Naraihill Golf
Club in Lopburi with a 73 (36,37) in the 16-18 year old division. Due to
extreme weather conditions the event was cut to 18 holes of play.
Chayutpol (Smart) Kittirattanapaiboon has also
impressively won the first three Srixon-Cleveland Junior Golf Ranking
events, the latest being held on October 9-10 at the Royal Chiang Mai
Golf Club, shooting a 154 (78,76).
Both the above mentioned players are currently in
contention to compete in the final events that would carry them into
International tournaments in the USA. Good luck boys for a successful
Seve Ballesteros announces fifth edition of The Royal Trophy
The spectacular Black Mountain
Golf Club in Hua Hin will play host to the fifth edition of The Royal
Trophy. (Photo/Black Mountain Golf Club)
The fifth edition of the Royal Trophy golf
championship played between the continents of Europe and Asia has been
scheduled to take place on 7-9 January 2011 at Black Mountain Golf Club in
the coastal city of Hua Hin. The prestigious and highly competitive team
match-play continental Championship will feature eight players and a captain
representing the Asian and European continents respectively in a series of
sixteen foursomes, four-ball and singles matches.
“I am delighted that the fifth edition of the Royal
Trophy will take place on 7-9 January 2011 at Black Mountain Golf Club in
Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand. The Royal Trophy is developing into one of
the world’s great sporting competitions and I wish it continues to grow for
many years to come;” said Spanish golf legend Seve Ballesteros. “I am
confident that Black Mountain Golf Club will be a great host for the fifth
edition of the Championship and that the European and Asian Teams will
deliver spectacular golf and a great match;” concluded the two-time Masters
and three-time Open Championship winner.
Located in the outskirts of the old-charmed coastal
resort town of Hua Hin, Black Mountain Golf Club’s ultra-luxurious
championship golf course is set amongst huge valleys surrounded by jutting
mountains ranges. Featuring masterfully crafted fairways and greens; the
Black Mountain layout promises to provide a serious challenge to the
European and Asian golf elite.
Charity bike and fun run in November
The ‘Trio for Justice 2010’ charity half marathon running/jogging
and donation bike ride event will be held next month to raise funds for the
Naruedol Wannarat, the chairman of the BABSEA CLE Foundation, announces the
“Trio for Justice 2010” event at a press conference held October 6.
The BABSEA CLE Foundation, a non-profit organization that
provides public services on law, support studies, teaching and researching
on law, will organize the race to be held on November 14 at Huay Larn, the
royally initiated project development in Tambon Orntai, San Kamphaeng
district, about 48 kilometers east of Chiang Mai city.
Naruedol Wannarat, chairman of the BABSEA CLE Foundation,
said the event will feature activities such as two bike rides for a distance
of 10 kilometers, and 21 kilometers, as well as the 10 kilometer run or the
half marathon team relay event of 21 kilometers.
For the donation bike ride, participants will be able to
register at BABSEAS CLE House, Zane’s Fine Tea and Coffee House, and
Powerhouse Gym, at 4.30 a.m. on the day of the event. Participants are also
requested to bring their own bikes or purchase bicycles for donations to the
Mae Pha Ngaen School, in Tambon Orntai, San Kamphaeng.
After finishing the activities, all participants will be
able to present their bikes to the school students who are mostly orphan
children from Myanmar or minority groups.
For more info and registration, please go to visit
www.trioforjustic.com or call 053 808 057.
The Yara Bangkok Challenge 2010 Adventure Race
The 5th edition of the popular Yara
Bangkok Challenge will be held in Nong Chok near Bangkok on Saturday
November 13. Part of the Amazing Thailand Adventure Race Series, the Yara
Bangkok Challenge 2010 is a three to eight hours race which will take teams
of 2 participants through a 50+ km course of trekking, mountain biking,
swimming, and paddling as well as some mystery tests. This year more than
100 teams from around the world are expected to participate.
The course travels through paddy fields, lakes, canals,
temples, wooden bridges, bathing buffaloes, birds and villages trapped in
time. The area offers the recipe for great adventure racing, a memorable
experience and a wonderful voyage through the greenery and beauty of the
The start and finish venue will be the Korean
International School of Bangkok. A bouncy castle and other games for
children will keep supporters and families happy while waiting for their
heroes to return. Some parts of the race will take place in the nearby lake
which is walking distance from the start finish.
The race is open to anyone 14 years of age or older and
each team must consist of two athletes. For more details, please take a look
‘Tigers’ earn valuable
playoff win over Rangsit
Having drawn their first match 2-2 with Saraburi in the
AIS Regional Football League Division 2 playoffs, Chiang Mai FC were in
need of all three points when they took on Rangsit University at the 700-Year
Stadium on October 23.
The visitors enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges
and both Willy N Yo and Paul had good chances to put their team in
front, but on both occasions Chiang Mai were able to scramble the ball to
The ‘Tigers’, cheered on by their vociferous home support,
gradually began to get a footing in the game and they deservedly took the
lead in the 36th minute when
Rangsit failed to clear the ball on two occasions and Warut Sapso
pounced to put the home team one up.
Chiang Mai’s Panuwat had the ball in the back of the
Rangsit net almost immediately from the restart but his effort was ruled out
as the referee had judged that the ball had gone into touch during the build-up
Chiang Mai were able to secure their victory with a
second half strike from Sarun Sridech in the 71st
minute. Substitute Nathapong Charoenporn was able to pierce the Rangsit
backline before sending over a perfect cross for Sridech to convert.
The win sees Chiang Mai sitting at the top of their group
with 4 points from their opening two playoff fixtures. The ‘Tigers’ were due
to face Pichit FC in their third match this past weekend and will take on
Buriram FC at the 700-Year Stadium on Sunday, November 7.