Recently (on Thursday 6 July), Laguna Golf Phuket welcomed nine-time major winner and golf legend Gary Player, as he took time during a personal trip to experience the world-class facilities at Laguna Phuket – Asia’s first integrated destination resort. During his visit, Mr Player enjoyed lunch at Banyan Café overlooking the tranquil 18th green and played 9 holes around the award-winning Laguna Golf Phuket. He hosted a golf clinic for more than 20 young golfers at Laguna Golf Academy Phuket, Southeast Asia’s first PGA-branded academy. The juniors were excited to meet and practise the golfing tips following Mr Player’s keen instructions.
Mr Paul Wilson, Laguna Golf Assistant Vice President / Group Golf Director enthused, “Laguna Golf, part of the Banyan Tree Group, is honoured to welcome Mr Gary Player to Laguna Golf Phuket. With Mr Player’s personal achievements and unbelievable passion, our young golfers have been very fortunate to spend over 90-minute of learning from him. A testament to the Group’s ethos of Empowering People through developing aspiring junior golfers, we sincerely appreciate Mr Player’s making time to visit us and coach the young golfers of Phuket amidst his busy schedule.”
Gary Player is regarded as the most successful global golfer of all time, having world 165 professional events, designed over 300 golf courses and raised over $62million 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, situated in Asia’s most dynamic integrated resort setting.