Phuket, Thailand: Asian Golf Industry Federation Golf Facility Member Laguna Phuket Golf Club will be added to the list of host venues for the Faldo Series Asia.
Speaking during a visit to the Phuket club, six-time Major champion Sir Nick Faldo, a Laguna Golf Ambassador, said: “With the common vision of nurturing aspiring youths, I am delighted to partner Laguna Golf to host a Faldo Series junior tournament in early 2016 here at Laguna Phuket Golf Club.
“With its first-class golf course and practice facilities, I am excited to add Laguna Phuket Golf Club to our tournament schedule. This qualifying event will give young local golfers a chance to compete and qualify for the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.”
Faldo stopped off at Asia’s first integrated destination resort by the Banyan Tree Group en route to Vietnam’s Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club where he is hosting the inaugural Laguna Golf Classic.
Staying at the DoublePool Villas by Banyan Tree, Faldo spent time playing and practicing at the award-winning Laguna Phuket Golf Club.
He also experienced the Group’s newest brand Cassia – a contemporary hotel residence concept inspired by a millennial lifestyle.
Faldo took centre stage at a ‘Big Bang – Hit the Green’ Poolside Cocktail and Golf Challenge at the newly-opened Cassia Phuket. To the delight of the audience at Cassia poolside, Faldo successfully hit a shot over the pool deck’s two swimming pools and onto a floating island green some 100 yards in the lagoon.
Faldo also conducted an exclusive golf clinic at Laguna Phuket for around 50 keen golfers, including local juniors and invited club members.