Channel 7 and Honda proudly presents the return of "Honda LPGA Thailand"

Channel 7 and Honda proudly presents the return of "Honda LPGA Thailand", set from February 20th - 23rd, 2014  with 1.5 million USD prize fund. Thai theme embedded through Honda LPGA Thai Fashion Design contest

Bangkok, Thailand, October 28th, 2013 – Channel 7 and Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. are proud to announce the return of the premiere ladies professional golf tournament “Honda LPGA Thailand 2014” from February 20th - 23rd, 2014 at Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course. Players will compete in the 72-hole stroke play tournament with no  cut  to win  the prize money of 1.5 million USD or 46 million THB, with the special hole-in-one prize on par 3 hole 16,  new Honda Accord 2.4 EL, worth 1.66 THB.

According to Mr. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, Executive Vice President of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., “As part of the Honda LPGA THAILAND 2014 ladies professional golf tournament, we have initiated the “Honda LPGA Thai Fashion Design Contest”  for the best short evening dress design using Thai fabrics under the Smart & Trendy Look concept. The initiative welcomes independent designers and students to show off their potential as quality Thai designers, demonstrate the unrivalled elegance of Thai fabrics and be proud of being a part of this international ladies golf tournament. The winning entries will be shown at the fashion show in the Honda LPGA Charity Night. An auction for famous golf collectibles will take place at the charity night event and all earnings, with no deductions, from the event will go to the Queen’s Silapacheep Foundation

Besides, Honda launched the micro site for Thai people and golf fans to stay updated on the progress of the tournament, join many online quiz games and activities to win free tickets to the tournament, guess the 2014 champions, follow up news and activities throughout the tournament, learn more about the rules of golf, enjoy lifestyle articles about watching golf and view the Honda LPGA Collection, souvenirs from this golf competition”

Mr. Palakorn Somsuwan, Managing Director of Bangkok Broadcasting & TV Co., Ltd. and Chairman of the Organizing Committee, recapitulates, “Channel 7, as the promoter of the tournament for 8 years, is very proud of the Honda LPGA Thailand.  It has been very exciting and satisfying to watch it grow in stature each year since our first event in 2006. The tournament has attracted the world’s best golfers to play here which marks that the quality and the standard of our golf tournament in Thailand is comparable to  the other world-class golf tournaments in the region: starting with the tournament organization, hospitality extended to all officials and golfers, and the perfect condition of Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course. We firmly believe that the tournament Honda LPGA Thailand 2014 will be much more impressive, exciting and challenging than previous years. In addition, for the last seven editions of the Honda LPGA Thailand, the event has served as the platform for the development of women’s golf in Thailand.  We have given an opportunity to youth to play alongside the world’s best golfers at the tournament and to compete at the highest level of women’s golf.  Again in 2014, we will definitely extend the invites to some Thai youth golfers in the field.

Besides, Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has contributed 1,000,000 THB to Thailand Ladies Golf Association in order to support the development program in creating new generations of Thai talents to compete in the global stage.  

Tournament Details and Schedule of Events
Date February 20 – 23, 2014
Prize Money US$1.5 million
Format of Play 72-holes stroke play with no cut
Monday, February 17 Players arrival
  Official Practice Day
  Golf Clinic for Children
Tuesday, February 18 Players arrival
  Official Practice Day
  Golf Clinic
1800 – 2000 Welcome Reception
Wednesday, February 19  
0700 – 0830 Pro-Am Tournament (AM session)
1200 – 1320 Pro-Am Tournament (PM session)
  Meet-the-Players Press Conference
1830 – 2030 Charity Night - Gala Dinner
Thursday, February 20  
0800 – 1700 1st Round
Friday, February 21  
0800 – 1700 2nd Round
Saturday, February 22  
0800 – 1700 3rd Round
Sunday, February 23  
0800 – 1700 Final Round
The Prize Presentation Ceremony will take place on the 18th green immediately following the completion of the final round.
Monday, February 24 Sponsors & Media Golf Day


Topics: Press Release, Honda LPGA Thailand

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