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GRAND PRIX INTERNATIONAL

joins forces with Thailand’s authorities

announcing its readiness for “ROYAL’S CUP 2020”

12-15 March 2020 at Grand Prix Golf Club, Bo Ploy, Kanchanaburi

Grand Prix International Public Company Limited, in partnership with Thailand authorities and event sponsors, announces their readiness to organize “ROYAL’S CUP 2020”, set to take place from 12-15 March 2020 at Grand Prix Golf Club, Bo Ploy District, Kanchanaburi Province.

The competition will attract 150 of the world’s top golfers to contend for a total prize of $400,000 (about 12,000,000 THB) with four special Hole-in-one Prizes and three Albatross Prizes worth 12,000,000 baht.

The ROYAL’S CUP 2020 is organized by Grand Prix International Public Company Limited and supported by many partners including the Sport Authority of Thailand (SAT), Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and Asian Tour. This winner of this prestigious golf tournament will have the honor of receiving the Royal’s Cup, bestowed by King Rama X for the first time in Thailand. Joining this event will be 150 professional golfers comprised of 90 Asian Tour golfers, 40 Thai golfers, and 20 invited golfers. Competitors include Scott Hend from Australia, Shiv Kapur from India, as well as leading Thai golfers such as Poom Saksansin, Phachara Khongwatmai, Pavit Tangkamolprasert, Gunn Charoenkul, and more, all with an eye on the $400,000 prize.

Dr. Prajin Aiemlumnao, Chairman of Grand Prix International Group said,

“ROYAL’S CUP 2020 aims to honor His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (Rama X) and to promote Thailand as a world-class golf destination as well as to improve the working standards of golf-related practitioners and to promote Thailand’s tourism industry, boosting local and domestic economies. The ROYAL’S CUP 2020 tournament also provides an opportunity for professional Thai golfers to compete with international golfers in their homeland, so they can learn and develop their skills in the future. This year’s event is also part of the 50th year celebration of the Grand Prix International Public Company. And as the ROYAL’S CUP 2020 is the first-ever golf tournament that is sponsored by more than one car brand, and the Grand Prix Golf Club is the only golf course in the world that has sponsors at every hole, the competition has four hole-in-one prizes for the winner on the 3rd, 5th, 12th, and 16th hole, those being MG ZS EV, MITSUBISHI All-New Xpander, Mazda CX-5 2.0 SP and TOYOTA CAMRY 2.5 Hybrid HV respectively. Furthermore, there are three Albatross prizes for the winner on the 2nd, 14th and 18th hole; they will receive a Volkswagen Multivan, Fiat Classic Car – Fiat 850 Sport Spider (1968-1974) and ISUZU All-New ISUZU D-MAX HI-LANDER 4 doors 1.9 Ddi Blue Power Gen 2 Type Z respectively. These special prizes are worth a total of 12,000,000 baht. We’re confident the ROYAL’S CUP 2020 will be the most exciting golf competition in Thailand.”

Set on 2,400 acres, the Grand Prix Golf Club is a superb golf course located in Thailand’s Kanachaburi Province with an abundance of natural scenery that takes the breath away. The vast open space has panoramic mountain views in the distance and a river bisects the course making it a true masterpiece. Grand Prix Golf Club makes excellent use of significant mounding and undulations through the fairways and greens and many holes have split fairways offering golfers both a more challenging and relaxing approach to the greens. Facilities include a modern clubhouse and a top-class golf resort. Grand Prix Golf Club is one of the best golf courses in Thailand and is a must-play for anyone golfing in Kanchanaburi.

“The ROYAL’S CUP 2020 reception party will be held on a large platform on the banks of the River Kwai where golfers and their fans can experience the beauty of the Kanchnaburi rain forest. Moreover, audiences tuning in to watch the competition around the globe will be able to see the lush and beautiful scenery, making this a perfect opportunity to help promote Thailand as a top destination for sports tourism.” Dr. Prajin Aiemlumnao adds.

Mr. Prarat Suwannamaytakorn, Director of Administration and Professional Sport Standard Division, Sport Authority of Thailand says,

“The ROYAL’S CUP 2020 plays an important part in promoting Thailand as a world-class destination for international golf events, as it attracts many famous golfers from around the world to compete, adding points to their Golf World Ranking. This event will also help improve the quality of golf-related practitioners in the Kingdom, such as professional judges, coaches, caddies, and organizer companies and elevate them to another level. The tournament will also hold many activities designed to inspire new golfers and encourage them to learn and gain more experience from professional golfers. This will enhance their skill development, making golf an even more popular sport in Thailand.”

Mr. Cho Minn Thant, Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of ASIAN TOUR said

“The Asian Tour is delighted to align with powerhouse organiser Grand Prix International for their inaugural professional golf event. We are honoured that Dr. Prachin has chosen the Asian Tour as the platform to showcase another side of the company whose main business is already a household name in the automotive industry. We are excited to visit Kanchanaburi for the first time in the Asian Tour’s history and looking forward to experiencing the hospitality of the highly rated Grand Prix Golf Club. Our members will have another opportunity to compete and earn their passage to the upper echelons of the professional game in a country that has produced many worthy champions. We are confident that the event will allow the local galleries to catch their heroes in action at the Grand Prix Golf Club.”

Besides the exciting competition, the ROYAL’S CUP 2020 will include many activities and workshops, including a Photo Call (10 March) to promote the tournament, a Golf Clinic set to support and inspire junior golfers and assist in their skill development through training sessions with professional golfers, and a Pro-am Tournament (11 March) where the event sponsors compete with the participating players and experience the atmosphere of the course.

The ROYAL’S CUP 2020 will be broadcast on the 14-15 March 2020, being the last two days of the competition, approximately 3 hours per day from 13:00 – 16:00 hr. through True Visions Network, reaching over 20 million households nationwide.