Laguna Golf Appoints Sir Nick Faldo As Brand Ambassador Article cover photo
07 April 2016

Laguna Golf Appoints Sir Nick Faldo As Brand Ambassador

Collaboration will bring Faldo Series to Phuket, Thailand

The exclusive golf weekend at Laguna Phuket hosted by world-renowned golf legend and six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo had concluded with great success with several exciting events – a Sunset Cocktail at Cassia Phuket, a Golf Clinic, an exclusive game with Sir Nick himself destinations of Lang Cô in Central Vietnam, Bintan in Indonesia to here in Phuket, Thailand,” he concluded.
A huge advocate for junior golf development through his famed Faldo Series tournaments, Sir Nick Faldo said, “With the aim of developing youths and giving back to the game, I am delighted to partner Laguna Golf Phuket in hosting Phuket’s first-ever Faldo Series Thailand Championship – South, in early September 2016. Created in 1996, the Faldo Series gives opportunity to young people through golf and to help identify Sir Nick Faldo as Laguna Golf’s Brand Ambassador. The newly broadened partnership followed the announcement of Sir Nick as the Brand Ambassador of Laguna Lang Cô, Laguna Phuket’s sister integrated resort in Central Vietnam, in June 2015.
“We are honoured to have worked with Sir Nick Faldo as the master designer of our championship golf course in Lang Cô which opened in 2013,” enthused Mr Ravi Chandran, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Laguna Phuket. The premium Laguna brand by the Banyan Tree Group with its growing global presence and strong mission in Corporate Social Responsibility is well complemented by Sir Nick’s vision and goals as a renowned golf professional. Embracing the shared vision of sustainability and community efforts to nurture aspiring youths reinforces Laguna’s confidence to further fortify the partnership with Faldo as the Brand Ambassador of all three Laguna Golf courses located in the Laguna and a destination dining experience at the Hole 18 green of Laguna Golf Phuket. Staying at the Double Pool Villas by Banyan Tree, Sir Nick also spent time to play, practise and unwind at the awardwinning Laguna Phuket. Over two days, 26 golfers and media had the privilege to interact closely with Sir Nick who led a fun thirty-minute golf clinic for all golfers before kicking start the golf game. He shared insightful golfing tips and the golfers also played two holes with Sir Nick, under his keen guidance. At the welcome cocktail party, Laguna Phuket officially announced the appointment of six-time Major winner and nurture the next generation of champions. Hosted in 30 countries around the world, the Faldo Series benefit more than 7,000 young golfers each year. With first-class golf course and practice facilities, the qualifying event at Laguna Golf Phuket is open to young local golfers aged 12-21 years. The winners of each age group will have an opportunity to compete and qualify for the 11th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final hosted by Sir Nick Faldo in March 2017 at Laguna Golf Lang Cô in Central Vietnam." During this visit, Sir Nick Faldo was also invited as the Guest-of-Honour to officiate the Grand Opening of the new British International School, Phuket (BISP) Golf Centre. A specialist training area, which comprises putting greens, chipping areas, bunkers, and a netted driving range, it is built to allow talented young golfers in the BISP Golf Academy to practice the full range of shots within the school's spacious 44-acre campus. Since the re-launch last year, Laguna Golf Phuket has seen traction and played host to numerous high-profile international players and celebrities, including Sir Nick.