HUA HIN, Thailand, 30 January 2015 —— Thailand’s Prom Meesawat is eager to get his season off to a flying start when he tees up for the inaugural Thailand Classic presented by Black Mountain which starts in a fortnight.
Prom sensationally broke his eight-year winless streak in Chinese Taipei last year and went on to finish the season in third place on the Asian Tour Order of Merit.
With the US$2 million Thailand Classic taking its place as one of the early events in the 2015 season, Prom knows the importance of getting a quick result.
“A good performance at one of the early events will give you lots of confidence for the long season ahead.
“I’ll be focusing much of my attention on the Asian Tour this year although I also have opportunities on the Challenge Tour in Europe. So it’ll be nice to get a good result early in the season,” said Prom.
The burly Thai will be relishing a homecoming of sorts as he hails from the seaside town of Hua Hin where the Thai showpiece will take centre-stage.
The 30-year-old also plans to embark on a fitness programme to keep him in tip-top shape as the season goes on.
“I’ve to maintain my physical fitness for the year as I struggled with injuries in 2014.
“When I’m fit, my performance gets better and I don’t want to miss out on my chances especially when there’s a lot of big tournaments coming up this year,” said Prom
Thaworn Wiratchant, a two-time Asian Tour Order of Merit, is also optimistic of his chances at the Thailand Classic which is the first tournament in the Kingdom to be co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour in eight years.
The Thai evergreen knows that age is not a barrier to success and is hungry for more glory.
“I can still win and I want to lift more titles in 2015,” said the 48-year-old.
He has also set his sights on winning the prestigious Order of Merit title again and knows a good performance on home soil will set him on his way to achieving his target.
“I’ll try to play in every event on the Asian Tour as it is my home tour. I will try to win the Order of Merit title again even though it may not be easy as there are lots of good players on the Asian Tour now.
“Anyway I know I’m still capable of winning and hope to do more of that in 2015,” said Thaworn, who was Asia’ number one in 2005 and 2012.
Newly-crowned Order of Merit champion David Lipsky of the United States will be part of the strong Asian Tour line-up that also includes India’s Anirban Lahiri, Singapore’s Mardan Mamat, Bangladeshi Siddikur Rahman and Filipino Angelo Que.
Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts along with England’s Tommy Fleetwood and David Howell will also feature alongside Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez and Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn at the Black Mountain Golf Club.
Tickets are now available for purchase at ThaiticketMajor, with admission fees of THBaht 400,- for a single day pass on Thursday (R1) and Friday (R2). The fee is THBaht 800,- for a single day pass on Saturday (R3) and Sunday (Final Round). There is a four-day season pass priced at THBaht 1,200,-. Children and youths (under 16 years old) and senior citizens (over 65 years old) are allowed to enter for free. For further ticketing reservations, purchasing and information, please contact 02-262-3456 or www.thaiticketmajor.com
About the Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include FENIX Golf (Official Apparel Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Sponsor), Oakley (Official Eyewear and Footwear Sponsor), PRG (Official Accessories Supplier), Srixon (Official Ball), Titleist (Official Web Partner) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
About MUSE Group
Muse Group is a boutique marketing agency, specialising in music, and sports and entertainment. Operating in five offices across the Asian region, Muse was the promoter of the FC Barcelona and Liverpool FC Summer Tours in 2014. It is the exclusive marketing agency for the newly-launched Chang International Circuit in Buriram.
About Black Mountain Golf Club, Hua Hin
A challenging yet highly enjoyable design, the course enjoys sweeping vistas from almost every hole, and tour-standard conditions. Since opening in 2007, Black Mountain has hosted three Asian Tour events, including the 2014 King’s Cup, and has won a string of international awards. Black Mountain is the only course in Thailand ever to be named in Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses (outside the US), and also to receive the accolade “Best Course in Thailand” for the past FOUR years in a row. Also in December 2014, Asian Golf Monthly Magazine voted Black Mountain as the “Best Course in Asia Pacific” and “Best Championship Course in Asia Pacific”. Additionally, the magnificent Par 3 sister course may be the best you will ever play. Set in a natural valley, there is water on every hole, requiring precise shot-making and concentration, just as you need on the full length course! Outstanding services, the most modern carts and electric buggies available, first class practice facilities and a modern clubhouse overlooking the course make Black Mountain a golf experience you will long remember. Combine all of the above with a world class restaurant and a 5-star Spa, then you have the complete package for the perfect golfing destination.
[Source : THE THM]