Hua Hin, Thailand, August 24: Black Mountain Golf Club is pleased to announce the staging of the inaugural Thongchai Jaidee Foundation at our award-winning course in September.
Thongchai, who is sponsored by Black Mountain, will host the four million baht (approximately US$111,808) event on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) and the All Thailand Tour from September 10 to 13.
The 45-year-old Thongchai, who holds an unprecedented three Asian Tour Order of Merit crowns and 13 titles, will become the third Asian Tour player after Korea’s K.J. Choi and compatriot Boonchu Ruangkit to host his own tournament in Asia.
Through the staging of his own tournament in September, Thongchai hopes to draw attention to his growing foundation and at the same time, create playing opportunities for the region’s rising stars.
“At the Thongchai Jaidee Foundation, our mission is to give back to society. We have helped raised kids by giving scholarships, golf lessons and accommodation so far. We want to provide them with the knowledge of the game which could probably earn them a living one day,” said Thongchai, currently ranked 41st position in the world.
“The ADT has grown immensely over the years and it is the best platform to start this initiative. I hope we can create more playing opportunities and nurture future talents of the game through the staging of this event,” added Thongchai.
With the tournament coming up, we will also open the new third hole at the same time.
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