MENA TOUR ANNOUNCES THAILAND SWING
2017, the seventh season of the MENA Tour will include a Thailand swing, with three of Thailand's leading golf clubs hosting tournaments in May.
The MENA Tour, whose ambassador is Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke, is an initiative by the Sheikh Maktoum Golf Foundation. Last year professional and amateur players from over 20 countries competed, and in 2017 the tour will include 16 tournaments held in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The tour's Thailand swing will start with the MahaSamutr Masters 2017 sponsored by MahaSamutr Country Club Hua Hin, a 54-hole tournament hosted by the Banyan
Golf Club in Hua Hin on May 2nd 4th. Then the tour will visit Korat for the Mountain Creek Open on May
8th - 10th at the Seve Ballesteros designed Mountain Creek Golf Club. The final of this year's Thailand swing will be the 72 hole Pattana Golf Championship, sponsored and hosted by the Pattana Golf Club and Resort in Chonburi on May 16th-19th 2017.
All three tournaments will be shown on TV across the world, including Fox Sports and True Sports here in Asia. The MENA Tour has the support from the Arab Golf Federation plus the
R&A, and is aimed at the best MENA National Amateur and Professional players, along with eligible players from the around the world. The official 2017 season runs from March to December, and culminates with the Tour Championship. Each tournament receives official R&A recognition for World Amateur Ranking and Official World Golf Ranking status. Player’s benefits include invites to play in major tournaments including the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Hassan 11 Trophy on the European Tour, the Sunshine Tour plus entry to Q School on the Asian Tour. For more information check out www. menagolftour.com.