The Queen’s Cup is a prestigious event and the major sponsor is currently Bangkok Airways. The company just recently announced that they are raising the prize money from its original amount. The increase will by $200,000 in U.S. dollars. This is the ninth edition of the Queen’s Cup and they are aiming that the prize will attract the top talents that are all over Asia. The event will be held at the beautiful Santiburi Samui Country Club and it is expected that those who wanted to watch the competition will soon be busy booking a hotel in Koh Samui.
The 2017 season will be welcoming its 10th leg as part of its Asian Tour. The tournament will begin at the 15th of June and will end on the 18th. All golfers who will be included in the cut will go home prize money worth $500,000 in total.
The Queen’s Cup was first started at the 2009 Asian Tour. There have been a number of notable players that participated and took home honors including the local heroes of Thailand, ThawornWiratchant and PrayadMarksaeng. Japan also sent their representative TetsujiHiratsula while the winner last year was from Australia, Scott Hend. Last year’s winner was also awarded the Order of Merit crown given by the Asian Tour. Hend was able to score 15 under par 269 and there was only one point between this score and Gunn Charoenkul who is the representative of Thailand.
According to the organizer of the tournament, KridhakornSirabhabhoj who is the communications director of Bangkok Airways, the tournament was organized in honor of the Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. He added that in the number of years that the competition was held, they have already witnessed many promising champions and the event was also a way for local Thai golfers to be inspired in reaching their own dreams. The company is happy that they are able to be the lead role in terms of organizing the event.
The Queen’s Cup is also a good opportunity for them to promote the island as tourists will be flocking to book in a hotel in Koh Samui in order to witness the tournament. Through the efforts of Bangkok Airways, they were able to advertise the island through various mediums such as television and media.