Phuket, Thailand: Octogenarian and nine-time Major winner Gary Player delighted junior golfers with a clinic during a visit to Laguna Phuket.
On a personal trip during which he experienced the world-class facilities at Laguna Phuket – Asia’s first integrated destination resort – the South African golfing great spent time at Laguna Golf Phuket, a Golf Course Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
As well as enjoying lunch at Banyan Café, overlooking the 18th green, Player played nine holes at the award-winning course.
He also hosted a golf clinic for more than 20 youngsters at Laguna Golf Academy Phuket, Southeast Asia’s first PGA-branded academy.
Paul Wilson, Laguna Golf Assistant Vice President/Group Golf Director, said: “Laguna Golf, part of the Banyan Tree Group, was honoured to welcome Gary Player to Laguna Golf Phuket.
“With Mr Player’s personal achievements and unbelievable passion, our young golfers have been very fortunate to spend more than 90 minutes learning from him. As the Banyan Tree Group’s ethos is to empower people through developing aspiring junior golfers, we sincerely appreciate Mr Player making time to visit us and coach the young golfers of Phuket amidst his busy schedule.”
Player is one of the most successful global golfers of all time, having won 165 professional events, designed more than 300 golf courses and raised in excess of US$62 million for his charity foundation to-date.
Recently named ‘Best Golf Resort International – Asia’ by 2017 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award, Laguna Golf Phuket is seeing an increasing number of PGA/LPGA players, top amateurs as well as celebrities enjoying the facility due to its strategic course design, world-class playing surfaces, PGA-branded golf academy with premium practice facilities and Asian-inspired hospitality.
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