Action Is Heating Up At Long Drive Contest

Action Is Heating Up At Long Drive Contest

The big bombers and power hitters of Thailand have been duking it out in serious competition to sort out the biggest of the big hitters who will qualify for the final round this weekend.

The final eight to qualify for the finals made it through the last heat of the “Thailand Long Drive Championships” which was held at Suvarnabhumi and they will be joining 32 finalists who will be involved in a knock-down-drag-out challenge at Black Mountain Golf Club on Saturday, March 3.

Preparations for this major tournament have been progressing in earnest at the club and club personnel together with the team from Golf Channel have been marking up the 18th hole which will serve as the fairway for the long drive contest.

“Spectators are going to have a great view of the action, as competitors will tee up directly in front of the bar, driving the ball straight down the 18th fairway,” said Harald Elisson, managing director of Black Mountain.

The 32 finalists will compete throughout the morning, culminating in a grand finale in the afternoon.

It’s going to be action stations galore as the best long hitters in Thailand vie for a spot to play in the Long Drive Tournament in North America. Make a date to come to Black Mountain to soak up the action!

For members and guests, regular play will be as normal, with players teeing off on the East Course, with the second nine being played on the West Course.

It’s Fun Galore At Water Park

It’s Fun Galore At Water Park

Black Mountain Golf Club’s members and friends plus guests had a rollicking good time at the Black Mountain Water Theme Park in Hua Hin.

There was an infectious good time to be had as members and guests strolled in for a night of watery fun and entertainment that included “live” music.

“It was a great evening where the weather was really nice and it was good to see members and guests let loose to enjoy themselves with a multitude of activities at the park,” observed Harald Elisson, managing director of Black Mountain.

The fun night was held on February 17.

 

It’s Action Stations At Water Theme Park!

It’s Action Stations At Water Theme Park!

It’s going to be party time at the Black Mountain Water Theme Park on February 17.

The park will be throbbing with excitement and live music and will stay open until 9:00pm.

There will be free entry to all members of Black Mountain Golf Club between 6:00pm to 6:30pm.

Get into the swing of things and come on over for a swinging time at Hua Hin’s best water theme park!

Top Seed Meesawat Falls In Matchplay

Top Seed Meesawat Falls In Matchplay

Black Mountain’s brand ambassador Prom Meesawat was not successful in progressing through to the final stages of the match-play round at the 2018 ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth, Australia.

He was the top seed but luck was not on his side as he fell out towards the final stages of the tournament.

While Meesawat did not make the grade, fellow compatriot Kiradech Aphibarnrat once again proved that he was world-class as he pulled himself together and outlasted the final round field to claim the title.

After three days of stroke play, Aphibarnrat managed to wiggle into the final round for the knock-out match-play format. For his win, the Thai super star banked a check for AUD$283,330.

In the final round of match-play, Aphibarnrat KO’ed Australia’s James Nitties 2-1.

The ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth is a unique event – there is a 36-hole cut to the top 65 and ties. Then there is a 54-hole cut to exactly the top 24, with playoffs to figure out the placement and seeding for a tournament of six-hole match play on Sunday. The top eight players in stroke-play qualifying get a first-round bye, before playing down to a champion.

Brand Ambassador Meesawat Does Black Mountain Proud!

Brand Ambassador Meesawat Does Black Mountain Proud!

Thailand’s Prom Meesawat aka the Big Blue Dolphin (pictured) continues to ride the waves as he finished at the top of the leaderboard after three days of stroke play at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth.

Meesawat, a top brand ambassador for the Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin, Thailand,  will have a bye into the last 16 after finishing at 12 under, two shots clear of Dane Thorbjørn Olesen, American Sean Crocker and Australian Lucas Herbert.

“I did well for the last two days, I only missed a couple of shots to put myself in the top position,” said Meesawat.

Play on Sunday will switch to match play, with five rounds of six hole knockout matches to determine who will win the second staging of this revolutionary event.

 

BMG Brand Ambassador Meesawat On Fire In Perth

BMG Brand Ambassador Meesawat On Fire In Perth

Thai star Prom Meesawat (pictured) aka the Big Blue Dolphin is having a rollicking time at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth.

The Black Mountain Golf Club brand ambassador fired a score of 3-under par for the second round to share a three-way tie for the lead. Keeping pace with the affable Meesawat is the defending champion, Brett Rumford and the veteran English star Lee Westwood.

Three strokes back from the leading trio is Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat at 5-under par.

Big Bombers Headed For Black Mountain!

Big Bombers Headed For Black Mountain!

The battle of the big hitters is on in Thailand! The Thailand Long Drive Championship has been launched to hunt down the nation’s best longest drivers. The talent hunt will be held  at five golf courses located in four regions of the country.

The featured golf clubs that will stage the qualifiers include:

  • Star Dome Golf Club, Chiang Mai, February 2-3, 2018
  • Mountain Creek Golf Course, Nakornratchasima Province. February 9-10, 2018
  • Blue Canyon Country Club, Phuket, February 16-17, 2018
  • Suvarnabhumi Golf Course, February 23-2

The competition is open to all Thai males aged 18 years and above.

The final showdown for the championship will be staged and hosted by the award-winning Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin.

Commenting on the championship, Black Mountain’s managing director, Harald Elisson said, “This is fantastic for Thai golf and we are both delighted and honoured to play host to the finals of this championship.”

The winner of the Thailand Longest Drive Championship will represent the country at the World Long Drive Championship to be held in the United States.

Black Mountain ranked #59 in the world.

In Golf Digest’s third biennial ranking of the World 100 Greatest Golf Courses, Black Mountain has been ranked #59 (the first course in Thailand to receive such an accolade).

Using the criteria of overall greatness scored by international panelists organized by Golf Digest affiliate magazines around the world, the Top 100 list showcases brilliant layouts everywhere from Abu Dhabi to Vietnam, including Thailand.

From the Golf Digest World 100 rankings:

#59 [NEW] BLACK MOUNTAIN G.C. (EAST & NORTH 9s)
Hua Hin, Prachuabkirikhan, Thailand
7,550 yards, par 72

The first course in Thailand to make Golf Digest’s World 100 Greatest, Black Mountain was founded by a group of expatriates from Sweden. Created on land beneath a massive dormant volcano (hence the name), veteran Australian architect Phil Ryan did the original 18, harnessing two streams running through the property to create eight lakes that come into play on 14 holes. Ryan’s trademark flowery bunkers in fairways and around greens are so big as to pose testing recovery shots. A third 9, the West, designed by founder Stig Notlov and European tour pro Johan Edfors, opened in 2016.

Golf Digest also rank USA courses in their “America’s Greatest 100 Courses” listing. 

Black Mountain Awards

Black Mountain has had the great fortune to be recognized with prestigious awards on numerous occasions.