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Thai Stars Add Glitter to Amateur Super 6 Bali Classic

Bali, Indonesia: The Amateur Super 6 Bali Classic golf tournament is set to return to the sun-kissed shores of Bali in July with Thai golfing champions Prom Meesawat and Phachara Khongwatmai adding a sprinkling of stardust to proceedings.

Into its second year, the event brings together amateur golfers from all over the world, to compete at Bali National Golf Club alongside elite competition.

Presented by Asia World Indonesia and Panorama Destination, an Associate Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation, this unique tournament allows participants to rub shoulders with the pros, win prizes, attend stylish social events, develop their game and explore the beautiful island of Bali

Contested over 54 holes, the week-long tournament (July 12-16) is based on the structure and style of Australia’s World Super 6 Masters and uses cutting-edge Golf Genius software for live scoring, which lets players see results and standings in real-time.

The inaugural competition, played in September 2019, was sponsored by Garmin and TaylorMade. Prize winners took home new sets of clubs, state-of-the-art golfing technology and lessons from the Leadbetter Golf Academy. Top prize was a luxury golf vacation in Thailand, courtesy of Panorama Destination.

Tournament Director Peter Shaw said: “If you’re an amateur golfer looking for first-class player experience, amazing prizes and a modern format, then this is the tournament for you. I’m really looking forward to seeing it grow.”

Away from the course, The Amateur Super 6 Bali Classic features a wide array of social events and experiences. As well as a glittering gala dinner and awards ceremony, there’s an exclusive Meet the Pros evening, during which amateurs can chat with Tour professionals. The 2019 event was attended by respected Australian pros Terry Price and Russell Swanson.

Bali National’s spectacular par-three 17th hole.

“I really enjoyed the Super 6 format, while the Bali National course was in excellent condition and provided a challenge for all players,” said Swanson who, like Price, has committed to returning this year when they’ll be joined by Prom and Phachara, among Asia’s elite players.

Price added: “The organisation of the event was seamless and the evening functions created life-long friends. I can’t wait for this year’s event.”

A three-time winner on the Asian Tour, Prom is nicknamed the ‘Big Dolphin’ due to his burly physique and because he comes from the coastal town of Hua Hin. His father, Suthep, was the first Thai golfer to win the Thailand Open. Prom’s achievements include selection for Thailand’s World Cup team in 2018.

For his part, Phachara is best known for becoming the youngest winner of a professional tournament when he won the Sing Hua Hin Open on the ASEAN PGA Tour in 2013 at the age of 14. On the Asian Development Tour (ADT), he won the PGM CCM Rahman Putra Championship at the age of 15, making him the youngest winner on that Tour. He also won the final tournament of 2014, the Boonchu Ruangkit Championship, to finish fifth on the ADT Order of Merit and earn his 2016 Asian Tour card.

A tournament spokesperson added: “July’s event will feature more prizes and giveaways than last year, so book your place now to be in with a chance of winning! In addition to daily prizes and a new lucky draw, the grand prize will be a luxury trip for two to Vietnam, where the tournament winner will enjoy three rounds of golf over four days in Danang.”

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