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Honda LPGA Thailand set to return in 2014
October 28, 2013

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. Top 60 world’s money list woman golfers and 10 exemptions 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

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