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Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Holds 'Amazing Thailand' Golf Roadshow in Delhi

By Deepak Arora

NEW DELHI, Nov 13:

With all Covid-related restrictions having been lifted, Thailand is now fully open for international tourists, according to Ms Pattarat Hongthong, Ambassador of Thailand to India.

Addressing the delegates at a Golf Roadshow at the Qutab Golf Course here, Ambassador Pattarat Hongthong said “We thank all Indian partners who have been working closely us for many years and supporting Amazing Thailand. Thailand is fully opened and ready to welcome guests from India returning to Thailand once again.”

The Ambassador informed that both visa on arrival and pre-applied visas were now easily available. She said Thailand is now fully geared up to welcome tourists and we have already seen the numbers climbing towards pre-Covid times.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Vachirachai Sirisumpan, Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) New Delhi Office, said “Thailand has welcomed almost 7 lakhs Indian tourist from January to October during the year 2022. Due to proximity and direct connectivity between two country and we see many golfers starting visit to different part of Thailand from Chiang Mai to Phuket.”

Mr. Vachirachai Sirisumpan also informed that international travellers to Thailand were no longer required to show proof of vaccination or ATK test results.

He said a longer length of stay was being offered, signalling the completion of the kingdom’s full reopening to international tourism.

He informed that Thailand has introduced new 10-year long-term resident visa for foreigners.

The TAT Director said that Thailand now grants visa extension for tourists to stimulate upcoming high season. Effective from October 1 this year until March 31, 2023, the tourists from countries/territories entitled for a visa exemption and visa on arrival to Thailand would be given extension from 15 days to 30 days.

TAT Director said that Thailand also has Amazing Golf facilities at more than 250 golf courses throughout the country. One can find golf courses by the sea, by the mountains, by the lakes, inside the cities even besides the airports. These top quality courses offer reasonable green fees and friendly caddies.

From the beach resorts in the south such as Phuket to the mountainous surroundings in the Chiang Mai, north of Thailand or the bustling cities of Bangkok and Pattaya, there are golf courses to suit every preference, he added.

Mr. Vachirachai Sirisumpan said Amazing Thailand is also a shopping paradise and one can discover Thai gastronomy that ranges from street food to Michelin Star.

More than 100 golf travel specialists from India attended the Golf Roadshow held at the Qutab Golf course and Delhi Golf Club. Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) along with SLW, partners of the Thai Golf Pass programme, hosted the two-day Golf Roadshow.

Mr. Songkiet Artorngit, Clubhouse Manager, Red Mountain Golf Club and Palm Golf Club in Phuket and Mr. Sila Nuttakarnnik, Marketing Manager, Riverdale Golf Club and Bangkok Golf Club in Bangkok, gave presentations on four of the leading golf destinations of Thailand.

The event in both the golf courses had a networking Golf event followed by a prize distribution Lunch and a Lucky draw wherein the winners got a Chance to play at Some of the attending Golf Courses in Thailand.

England wins second ICC T20 World Cup

MELBOURNE, Nov 13: Ben Stokes and Sam Curran starred as England edged Pakistan by five wickets to win the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday and become cricket’s first dual white-ball champions, holding both the 50 and 20-over titles.

Jos Buttler’s side held Pakistan to 137-8 in front of a partisan 80,462 fans at a heaving Melbourne Cricket Ground, with player-of-the-match Curran bagging 3-12 and Adil Rashid chipping with 2-22.

In reply, England slumped to 49-3 in the sixth over as they struggled to get any momentum against a fiery pace attack, with boundaries hard to come by.

But Stokes (52 not out) and Moeen Ali (19) used their experience and cool heads to guide England to 138-5 with six balls to spare, climaxing a riveting tournament that spanned 45 games over nearly a month.

The victory added to the 50-over title England won in 2019, building on the legacy of former captain Eoin Morgan, who retired this year after transforming the team into a white-ball juggernaut.

It was England’s second T20 crown after tasting success in 2010, joining the West Indies as the only two-time winners since the tournament’s inception in 2007.

The game was billed as a showdown between Pakistan’s attack and England’s top order, and Shaheen Afridi bowled danger man Alex Hales in the first over of the run chase.

But that only fired up Buttler who smashed two boundaries off Naseem Shah.

Phil Salt, playing in place of the injured Dawid Malan, didn’t last, making just 10 before pulling Haris Rauf to Iftikhar Ahmed.

The ball was swinging and seaming and the menacing Rauf claimed the key wicket of Buttler just as he was getting in, edging to wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan on 26 off 17 balls.

The runs dried up and Harry Brook needed treatment for a blow to his elbow but he soldiered on as they reached 77-3 at the halfway point of the innings, compared to Pakistan’s 68-2.

Brook came undone on 20 against the spin of Shadab Khan, holing out to Afridi as he tried to get the scoreboard moving.

It came down to needing 41 runs off the final five overs.

Stokes relieved the pressure with a four and a six off Ahmed and there was no stopping them with the England all-rounder hitting the winning runs.

400 Juniors From 75 Schools Participate In Hyundai National Interschool Golf Tournament

By Deepak Arora

NEW DELHI, Nov 4: National Interschool Golf Tournament, sponsored by Hyundai Motor India Ltd. in association with the Indian Golf Union and GolfPlus Monthly Magazine, saw more than 400 Juniors from 75 plus schools participating in India’s biggest junior golf tournament.

The tournament was intended to nurture and encourage young golfers across India and provide them a platform to exhibit their golfing talent.

Commenting on the announcement of the winners of the National Interschool Golf
Tournament, Mr. Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing & Service), Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said “We are glad to associate with the National Interschool Golf Tournament and felicitate the stars of the tournament. Our aim is to foster more and more young golfers who can represent India on the world map.”

Tarun Garg said “Our association with Indian Golf Union is a concrete step towards building future golf champions. We congratulate all winners and participants for the exemplary fervour and passion they exhibited. As a brand offering premium mobility solutions to our young and dynamic customers, we hope to bring forth fresh golfing talent and establish a strong connect with India's youth.”

The tournament’s qualifying rounds took place in five metropolitan cities across India namely, at the Panchkula Golf Club, Poona Golf Club, Noida Golf Club, Golden Greens Golf Club, and Prestige Golfshire in Chandigarh, Pune, Noida/Delhi, Gurgaon, and Bengaluru, respectively, from October 21 to November 2, 2022.

The finals were held at the Prestige Golfshire in Bangalore on November 3. The top eight scorers out of 80 finalists were awarded. The winners received an
interactive session and a masterclass by World Renowned Indian Golfer and 2020 Arjuna Awardee, Aditi Ashok.

In Category A Girls Aditya Tyagi of Delhi Public School, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, was the winner. And in Category A Boys Anvitha Narender of St. Joseph's Boys' High School, Bangalore, was the winner.

In Category B Girls, Keerthana Rajeev of Legacy School, Bangalore, and in B Boys category, Manoj S of the Great Eastern International Public School, Bangalore, were the winners.

In Category C Girls, Aysha Gupta of Modern School Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, and in category C Boys, Julius Martinaitis of Stonehill International School, Bangalore, were the winners.

In Category D Girls, Aida Thimmaiah of I Can , The learning Curve , Mysore and in category D Boys, Aditya Tiwari of Army Pubic School, Pune, were the winners.

 



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