Chiang Mai Golf Festival 2012

1. อัลไพน์กอล์ฟรีสอร์ท – เชียงใหม่ – Alpine Golf Resort – Chiangmai Tel : 0-5388-0888
2. อินทนนท์ กอล์ฟ แอนด์ เนเชอรัล รีสอร์ท – Chiang Mai Inthanon Golf and Natural Resort
Tel : 0-5326-7115-6
3. สนามกอล์ฟโกลด์แคนย่อนคันทรีคลับ – Gold Canyon Country Club Tel : 053-560-333
4. สนามกอล์ฟลานนา เชียงใหม่ – Chiang Mai Lanna Tel : 0-5321-1911
5. สนามกอล์ฟกัซซันขุนตาล – Gassan Khuntan Golf Club & Resort Tel : 0-5350-7006-9
6. สนามสตาร์โดมกอล์ฟคลับ – Star Dome Golf Club Tel : 0-5399-9666
7. สนามแม่โจ้กอล์ฟคลับ แอนด์ รีสอร์ท – Mae Jo Golf Club & Resort Tel : 0-5335-4431-2
8. สนามซัมมิทกรีนวัลเล่ย์เชียงใหม่ – Summit Green Valley Chiang Mai Tel : 0-5329-8220-3
9. สนามกัซซัน มารีน่า กอล์ฟคลับ – Gassan Marina Golf Club Tel : 0-5326-6700-1

Crazy times, the opportunity to pay more than high season prices at the likes of Stardome & Lanna.

And, Gassan Marina,anybody played there in the last few years?Excuse my cynicism but I guess that’s their way of trying to get people to play at Lake City at the 800+ price?

Great deals for the major courses.Sad to see Highland opted out,good but not that good.

I will be supporting and recommending those that really offer the deal.

“Fore” – or fore! -Why?

The question came up on the course this morning and nobody knew where it came from:

“Fore” – actually, fore! – is a word of warning yelled out by a golfer who has hit an errant shot. If your shot is in danger of hitting or landing very close to another player or group of players on the golf course (for instance, if you slice a ball into an adjoining fairway), you should yell “fore!” to warn players to watch out.

Yelling “fore!” is considered good etiquette, but it’s not just a courtesy to other golfers, it can serve to prevent injury. After all, a golf ball striking a person can do serious damage.

Perhaps the most common usage of fore is when golfers hit the ball farther than expected, or when they play their stroke without realizing that there is a golfer up ahead who might be in danger. Next would be with hooks and slices on tight golf courses, where holes are close together and a curving shot might fly into or run into an adjoining fairway.

At professional tournaments, where holes are tightly lined by fans, it’s common to hear tour pros yell “fore right” or “fore left,” letting the fans known which direction the ball is traveling. That way, the fans on the left side or right side of the hole know to take cover.

From where?

“Fore” is another word for “ahead” (think of a ship’s fore and aft). Yelling “fore” is simply a shorter way to yell “watch out ahead” (or “watch out before”). It allows golfers to be forewarned, in other words.

The British Golf Museum cites an 1881 reference to “fore” in a golf book, establishing that the term was already in use at that early date (the USGA suggests the term may have been in use as early as the 1700s). The museum also surmises that the term evolved from “forecaddie.”

A forecaddie is a person who accompanies a group around the golf course, often going forward to be in a position to pinpoint the locations of the groups’ shots. If a member of the group hit an errant shot, the thinking goes, they may have alerted the forecaddie by yelling out the term. It was eventually shorted to just “fore.”

A popular theory is that the term has a military origin. In warfare of the 17th and 18th century (a time period when golf was really taking hold in Britain), infantry advanced in formation while artillery batteries fired from behind, over their heads. An artilleryman about to fire would yell “beware before,” alerting nearby infantrymen to drop to the ground to avoid the shells screaming overhead.

So when golfers misfired and send their missiles – golf balls – screaming off target, “beware before” became shortened to “fore.”

Chiang Mai Golf Festival 2012

Chiang Mai Golf Festival 2012 -1st May 2012 – June 30th 2012

Waiting for final confirmation of all courses participating.

Inthanon are already doing 800 + caddy fee

Gold Canyon are 800 inclusive of caddy fee

Alpine will be participating

Green Valley will be participating

Santiburi Currently 800 + caddy fee.




Royal Chiang Mai will NOT be taking part in the golf festival.

Highland -will NOT be participating

Gassan Lake City – who cares!


Birdie at Lanna!

I do get the occasional birdie but this one was on the fourth hole of the racecourse course.

It was with a 7 wood from about 210 yards after a drive that left me on the left of the fairway in light rough.

It was literally a birdie, as I struck the ball a bird flew up in front of me about 50 yards ahead,hit the bird full on and left it doing cartwheels down the course. Sadly it was so badly injured I had to put it out of it’s misery. I was somewhat squeamish but when I asked my playing partner (Another aged Brit) to do the dirty deed he ran away!

Anyway, one birdie I am not proud of!

Lanna-nearly low season sport day prices up!

Now that most of the Japanese & Koreans have gone home looks like Lanna are out to screw those that would patronize the course for the rest of the year by changing sports day prices from 500baht including caddy to 700baht including caddy.

A kick in the teeth for the regulars and not very customer savvy! A very typically Thai response to having less players/tourists etc-put the prices up!

If you don’t mind teeing off after 12.30pm a much better deal and course by along way is Inthanon 700baht including caddy fee.

Want to play golf in the smog-Thailands burning!

This video shows how appalling conditions are at the moment in the north of Thailand thanks to uncontrolled burning and then goes on to show what the weather should be like.

This uncontrolled burning occurs just about every year from December often through to April with Feb/March being the worst months with very little done to combat it by the authorities.

Inthanon Special Rates -July 1 – October 31 , 2011

Green Season Promotion [ Thai&Thai Resident only]
@ Chiangmai Inthanon Golf and Natural Resort

July 1 – October 31 , 2011
Free Green Fee Promotion
วันศุกร์ มา 1ก๊วน(5 ท่าน)
จ่าย กรีนฟี แค่ 4 ท่าน
(Friday (5 persons).
Pay green Fee for 4 persons only.)

Promotion 1,500
กรีนฟี + แคดดี้ + รถกอล์ฟ
Green Fee + Caddy + Buggy.)

Early Bird Promotion
วันพุธ และ วันพฤหัสบดี
ทีออฟ ก่อน 9.00 น.
กรีนฟี + แคดดี้ 800 บาท
(Wednesday and Thursday.
Tee off before 9:00 am
Green Fee + Caddy Fee 800 Baht)

Sport Day Promotion
ทุกวันจันทร์ และ วันอังคาร
กรีนฟี 500 บาท
(Every Monday and Tuesday.
Green Fee 500 Baht Caddy fee 250)

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