Golf: Hyatt Open 2014 in Hua Hin (Thailand) Raises Over 1.1 Million Baht

Travel News Asia Videos Podcasts Latest Travel News Asia Friday, 19 September 2014

[HD video below] The Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Hyatt Regency Hua Hin and Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort recently held the fifth Hyatt Open at the Banyan Golf Club in Hua Hin, Thailand.

The annual event is organized to raise money for a worthwhile cause, and to promote Hua Hin as a golf and wellness destination.

The Hyatt Open 2014 attracted 132 players and was sponsored by Kiatnakin Bank, Lawton Asia, Mercedes Benz, Task Interior, Thai Airways, Qatar Airways, Garuda Indonesia, International New York Times, Post Publishing as well as some twenty Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.

The charity auction, organised by Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Thailand, raised just under 1.2 million Baht for Baan Wang Pla elementary school. The funds will be used to renovate the schools canteen, kitchen, toilets, class rooms, sport field, tables and chairs. Baan Wang Pla elementary school is located in a very remote area of Prachuap Khiri Khan province, about 2 hours drive away from Hua Hin.

We are humbled to see overwhelming enthusiasm from the 132 golf players who came from 31 countries and 80% had played at least once before at a past Hyatt Open. We already received enquiries from players for next years tournament which will be held at Banyan Golf Hua Hin in July 2015, said Gordon Fuller, Area Vice President, General Manager of Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok.

Hyatt Open 2014 Champions

The Hyatt Open 2014 Champion was Mr. Mike Moir (handicap 0) from Bangkok who won with the lowest overall nett score over the two days of competition. Mr. Moir received a three-night stay at Grand Hyatt Shanghai, a Titleist Golf Bag, Hyatt Open Medal and was awarded with the silver Claret Jug Hyatt Open Trophy.

The winner in the 10-19 handicap category was Mr. Leong Siew Seng (handicap 16) from Singapore who received a prize of a three-night stay at Grand Hyatt Taipei, a Titleist Golf Bag and Hyatt Open Medal.

The winner in the 20-24 handicap category was Mr. Rohan Haslam (handicap 20) from Australia, who received a three-night stay at Grand Hyatt Beijing, a Titleist Golf Bag and Hyatt Open Medal.

 Hyatt Open 2014 HD Video Interview

In this exclusive HD video interview with Sammy Carolus, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin and The Barai, we ask what the Hyatt Open is all about, how difficult it is to get sponsorship, how the school that will benefit from the charity auction was chosen, and who will benefit from the money raised at the Hyatt Open 2015.

You will also discover how the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin plans to grow the Hyatt Open, and whether this is a golf tournament that could even include games played in Phuket and Bangkok.

We talk about the dates for 2015, and learn why the Hyatt Open 2014 was held in September, and discuss what other sporting events such as the Hyatt Open the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin will be supporting next year, plus much, much more.

Deluxe Room and Regency Club Room at Hyatt Regency Hua Hin as well as a Suite at The Barai

See also: How's Business in Hua Hin? HD Video Interview with GM of Hyatt Regency Hua Hin and The Barai and more: HD Videos

Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Grand Hyatt, Golf, Banyan Golf, Hua Hin, Thailand, Hyatt Open

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