The 8th Sally Cup report – the Alpine Golf Club-

The event was held to celebrate the 8th anniversary of “Golf Studio Sully” with his motto of “golf for more fun and more casual” where the professional golfer Hironori Yoshida, aka Sally Yoshida, runs in Bangkok. The Alpine Golf Club located about 1 hour by car from Bangkok city was the venue. This report fills with a lot of staff’s thoughts.

The 8th Sally Cup had the fellows who love golf in addition to students at the studio!!

February is the best golf season in Thailand, and any golf courses have packed with golfers. In that period, the 8th Sally Cup was held with 64 participants on Sunday, February 10th.

Indeed, GDO Thailand reporter Yasuko(right) had no chance against Sally.

At the 3rd hole, entitled as “Beat to the Pro”, the participants can challenge to Sally and professional golfer Ken Sugiyama. I realized that “golf is the sport that you can’t get greedy” as many challengers were beaten by pros one after the other.

With tee shot getting on the green, great prizes are presented by the lottery with no exceptions.

At the 12th, the Hole in One award is the Vespa, the Italian scooter brand, from GDO Thailand. Unfortunately, there was no winner, “the hit-the-green challenge” which gave prize to all challengers was held at same time, and the wild applause filled for every shot the players take and the hole got great excitement.

Your brain has to be fully operated as the all or nothing is not acceptable.

The Alpine Golf Club was the venue for the European tour’s the Jonny Walker Classic, and Tiger Woods won the tournament at 2000. The undulated and highly strategic course layout makes the difficulty level of this course to the best in Thailand. Indeed, it tends to be a bitter experience for golfers who are new for Thai turf and beginners.

In Thailand, even beginners can relieve to play the game since caddy will support them with greatest support.

Slow play is prohibited in a heavily crowded course in the best season. The following rules were applied to encourage play faster.

*When the ball getting in the pond, taking 1 stroke and continue to play from the fairway side of the pond.

*When the ball getting in the pond in front of the green, taking 1 stroke and continue to play from the point beyond the pond.

*When 2 shots are not enough to get out of the bunker, throw the ball by hand as the third shot.

*After missing the three putts, taking 1 stroke without putting and proceed to the next hole.

*When the ball getting in the bush, taking 1 stroke and continue to play from the fairway side of the bush.

*The maximum score for one hole is 10.

The participants were very satisfied with the event with the great prizes.

Given the highest priority to “keeping rules”, golf often tends to impose stress to golfers. But, all participants have enjoyed the tournament by such a generous rule. Needless to say, its pace was smoother than the prescribed one.

The tournament was so comfortable with all Sally family having welcomed us. From the left to right, Naoko of wife of Sally, their second daughter Rina who want to be a TV idol, Yasuko, and Sally.

A prestigious golf course in Thailand where excitement does not stop! The Alpine Golf Club>>

ワクワク感が止まらないタイ屈指の名門コース!「アルパイン・ゴルフクラブ」

Alpine Golf & Sports Club

99 M.9 Bangkhan-Sathaneevithayu Road, Klong 5, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120 Thailand

Tel. +66-2577-3333

Fax. +66-2577-7101

Weekday: 4,850THB(including green fee , caddy fee and cart fee)

Weekend: Call to the course

※As for Feb. 17th 2019

※Fees can be changed without notice.

For booking>>

GDO THAILAND makes a reservation for Thailand’s prestigious golf courses which are usually hard to book online.

From Thailand 02-021-5525

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