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Contents Club

July 2011 CLUB COMPETITIONS

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Hongladarom Cup Ace Golfer Niraporn Emerges as the Winner in a Close Contest St. Amory Cup Sudsan Shines at One of the Oldest Tournaments of RBSC Chairman’s Cup Ace Golfer Niraporn Emerges as the Winner in a Close Contest ELITE INTERVIEW

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Making 26 Out Of 24 Hours! An epitome of creativity and time management called Prateep ELITE PROFILE

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Khun Vudhi Lenbury Dr. Nadaprapai Sucharitkul TARGET GOLF

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TARGET GOLF MY WAY Khun Thavorn’s Way of Overcoming Challenges ‘n’ Hazards at RBSC Course CLUB NEWS

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Asian ‘Tiger’ and ‘Tigress’ in the Making!

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And Finally.....Chawalit Lifts the Queen’s Cup! Wilding Golf, RBSC ELITE to Organise Free Golf Clinics for RBSC Juniors COBRA PUMA Launches Its First Flagship Store, Introduces New COBRA S3 Golf Clubs Thana City Golf Course to Get 200-Million Baht Face Lift while Being Open for Play GOLF TIPS

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Things I see a lot over…and over…and over! GOLF QUIZ

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Win Albatross, Eagle and Birdie Prizes


Contents Lifestyle

July 2011 AIRLINE NEWS

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Bangkok Airways names Thai Professional Golfer Chinnarat Phadungsil as its Brand Ambassador Great Golf Escapes Golfer’s Bookshelf Digital Cameras for Best Golf Swing Golfer’s Gadgets Put Your Best Foot Forward Golfer’s Sunglasses WHEELS Jaguar XJ

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DINING

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GOOD NEWS for Execs of the Corporate World! EVE Restaurant at Hansar Bangkok to Open for Business Lunch from 15 August!!

ADVISOR J.R. Jackson jackson@elitegolfmagazine.com

HEALTH What You Should Know About Aneurysm Fragile - Handle With Care! Children Diagnosed With ‘Odd’ MONEY MATTERS

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Beware: Your Money Protecting Umbrella Is Getting Smaller, Smaller and Smaller!

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Dr. Rattachat Mongkolnavin (Vice Captain)

Khun Chawalit Chanarat (Captain)

Khun Poomhatai Svetasobhana

Khun Surin Banyatpiyaphod (Vice Captain)

Khun Anut Chatikavanij

Mr. Garrick Law

Khun Lerdpol Bhakdibhumi

Khun Palit Mahadumrongkul

Khun Sudhisak Bamrungtrakun

Khun Vichai Srisakulyanon


Mrs. Fuyumi Watanabe (Vice Captain)

Khun Niraporn Wongsommat

Khun Narumol Mulligan (Captain)

Khun Sasitorn Chokwatana

Khun Supitr Jivamongkol (Vice Captain)

Khun Boonsiri Foorungsriroj

Khun Sunun Mahasandana


Captain’s Address

DearMembers, Congratulations to Khun Phoomhathai Svetasobhana and Khun Soratat Rojanasoonthon for their eventual victory at Hongladarom Cup. Their excellent team work once again proved to be formidable, having won this competition for the second consecutive year. Congratulations also to Khun Sudsan Narintarangkul Naayuthya for his excellent performance, having won St. Amory Cup after the first day lead. The details of both competitions are in this issue of ELITE. On the 9th we played the Intraport Match with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) at their course in Bangpakong. The course was in very good condition and was surprisingly enjoyable considered that it has an18-hole layout with only 9 fairways. The details will appear in the next issue of ELITE. By the time you read this we would have returned from playing the Interport Matches in Johor Bahru, Malaysia and in Singapore. The details and the results will appear in the next issue of ELITE. I would like to thank everyone who participated and look forward to their support again when the members of Johor Country Club ( JCC) and the Singapore Island Country Club (SICC) visit us. The competition for Asavapati Trophy will commence on the last weekend of this month and this year would prove to be very fierce, looking at the number of the teams already signed up. Let’s hope the weather would hold with minimum or no rain for the weekend and good luck prevails for everyone who participates. Finally, on behalf of our golf community, I would like to welcome our new golf pros, Khun Nudeenuj Bunyaketu and Khun Virada Nirapathpongporn. We have the honor to enlist 2 golf pros of very outstanding credentials to teach at our club. Their profiles will appear next month after they have finalized their teaching schedules. Meanwhile, please heed my previous warning to stay safe during this rainy season, especially when lightning strikes, and when walking on slippery surfaces. Yours sincerely, Chawalit Chanarat RBSC Golf Captain

Golf Committee 2010-2011

VICE CAPTAINS Dr. Rattachat Mongkolnavin Khun Surin Banyatpiyaphod CONVENORS

CAPTAIN Khun Chawalit Chanarat

HANDICAPS & RULES Dr. Rattachat Mongkolnavin

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GREENS & FAIRWAYS Khun Surin Banyatpiyaphod

INTERPORT/ INTRAPORT MATCHES Khun Palit Mahadumrongkul

FINANCE, GOLF DRIVING RANGE & PRO SHOP CADDIES Khun Anut Chatikavanij Khun Poomhatai Svetasobhana PUBLICITY Mr. Garrick Law

ENTERTAINMENT Khun Sudhisak Bamrungtrakun

COMPETITIONS Khun Lerdpol Bhakdibhumi

JUNIOR PROGRAMME Khun Vichai Srisakulyanon

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Captain’s Corner

Dear Lady Golfers June tournament, the Chairman’s Cup, was set on Friday 17th June. A great number of lady golfers (49) competed in this popular tournament and our RBSC Chariman Pol Maj Gen Viraj Vanijaka graciously presided over the luncheon to present prizes. Congratulations to the winner Khun Niraporn Wongsommat and runner-up Khun Sasitorn Chokwatana. It was an excitedly close match indeed. Both played with the same handicap, 9, finished with the same net score of two under. Khun Niraporn won as she scored better on the back nine count back. In July, we’ll have Gerson Cup on Wednesday 13th July. It’s a Stableford tournament; everyone will be playing 7/8 of her handicap (maximum 20). Dress Code @ Luncheon after tournament is “Lace Dressing”. Hope you can come to compete and join us in the fun ka.

Best regards,

Narumol Mulligan Ladies’ Golf Captain

Ladies’Golf

SUB-COMMITTEE 2010-2011 CAPTAIN Khun Narumol Mulligan

VICE CAPTAIN Mrs. Fuyumi Watanabe (Handicapper & Competitions)

HON. SECRETARY Khun Niraporn Wongsommat

VICE CAPTAIN Khun Supitr Jivamongkol (Honorary Treasurer)

COMPETITIONS & ACTIVITIES Khun Sasitorn Chokwatana

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PUBLICITY Khun Boonsiri Foorungsriroj

ACTIVITIES Khun Sunun Mahasandana


RBSC Elite Golf

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Navy Invitational Golf Cup (at Plutaluang Golf Course) Away Interport Match - RBSC vs RSC (at RSC) Rama VII Trophy Phya Srivikorn Cup (Ladies Golf)

St. Amory Cup Away Intraport Match - RBSC vs EGAT (at EGAT) (morning) Gerson Cup (Ladies Golf) Away Interport Match - RBSC vs JGCC (at JGCC) (morning) Away Interport Match - RBSC vs SICC (at SICC) (afternoon) Away Interport Match - RBSC vs SICC (at SICC) (morning) Asavapati Trophy (Qualifying Round-Stroke Play)

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RBSC vs RTN (at RBSC) (morning) Pol Gen Chamras Cup (Ladies Golf) H.E. Nakasone Trophy (Stableford) Captain’s Prize

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Mixed Team Competition Sweet Sixty Tournament Captain’s Prizes (Ladies Golf) Away Interport Match - RBSC vs HKGC (at HKGC) (afternoon)

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Ladies’ Foursome &AGM (Ladies Golf) Annual Golf Round-up Annual General Meeting & Annual Golf Night Home Interport Match - RBSC vs JGCC (at RBSC) (afternoon)

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Club Competitions

Hongladarom Cup

Reigning Champs Poomhatai, Soratat Succeed in Defending Title!

Qualifying Round First Round Quarter Final Semi Final Final

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eigning champions of Hongladarom Cup Khun Poomhatai Svetasobhana and Khun Soratat Rojanasoonthon successfully defended their title in the month-long tournament that turned out to be a test of patience and determination. The Poomhatai-Soratat duo beat Khun Palit Mahadumrongkul and his team mate Khun Dilokpol Sundaravej 1 up to lift the coveted Hongladarom Cup in the final round played on 36 holes on 19 June. The tournament, which is one of the major match-play competitions organised by the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, took off on 4 June

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birdie putt. Then on Hole #14 (32nd hole), Khun Palit missed a two feet putt. On Hole #17 (35th hole), neither Khun Palit nor Khun Dilokpol was 1-on. Khun Palit’s tee shot went well to the left and Khun Dilokpol shoot over the green, while Khun Poomhatai was 1-on with his ball landing about 10 feet from the hole. He made an easy par and they were 1-up. On the last hole, Khun Dilokpol found water and the defending champs finally won the match 1 up. After the first 18 holes in the final round, Khun Poomhatai-Khun Soratat duo was actually 5 up. But the match was all square as the two teams reached the 31st hole. Asked about this, Khun Poomhatai said: “In the second half, Khun Palit and Khun Dilokpol got their tempo back as they did not miss any handicap hole. We were 4 down straight after Hole #12 (30th hole) and they chipped in for a birdie on Hole #13 (31st hole).” Reacting to their momentous victory, an elated Khun Soratat said: “We are extremely delighted with the way we played. Actually, this year our handicap got lowered from 7 to 4. So we didn’t expect much but our first goal was to get through the qualifying round and we made it to the second position from the last. We did a very good job under pressure and sailed through the elimination rounds to reach and eventually win the final.”

Khun Suvir Sachdev and Khun Pracha Sivasiamphai

Khun Vararatana Jutimitta and Khun Piyatham Nititham

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birdie putt. Then on Hole #14 (32nd hole), Khun Palit missed a two feet putt. On Hole #17 (35th hole), neither Khun Palit nor Khun Dilokpol was 1-on. Khun Palit’s tee shot went well to the left and Khun Dilokpol shoot over the green, while Khun Poomhatai was 1-on with his ball landing about 10 feet from the hole. He made an easy par and they were 1-up. On the last hole, Khun Dilokpol found water and the defending champs finally won the match 1 up. After the first 18 holes in the final round, Khun Poomhatai-Khun Soratat duo was actually 5 up. But the match was all square as the two teams reached the 31st hole. Asked about this, Khun Poomhatai said: “In the second half, Khun Palit and Khun Dilokpol got their tempo back as they did not miss any handicap hole. We were 4 down straight after Hole #12 (30th hole) and they chipped in for a birdie on Hole #13 (31st hole).” Reacting to their momentous victory, an elated Khun Soratat said: “We are extremely delighted with the way we played. Actually, this year our handicap got lowered from 7 to 4. So we didn’t expect much but our first goal was to get through the qualifying round and we made it to the second position from the last. We did a very good job under pressure and sailed through the elimination rounds to reach and eventually win the final.”

Khun Suvir Sachdev and Khun Pracha Sivasiamphai

Khun Vararatana Jutimitta and Khun Piyatham Nititham

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Kitiwat T.

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Suvir S.

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Krisda L.

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Suvir S. Pracha S. 3/2

Vararatana J. Piyatham N. 4/3

Kritsakorn T. Chotinon T. 4/3

Poomhatai S. Soratat R. 2 Up

Palit M. Dilokpol S. 5/4

Kitiwat T. Thitinand C. 2/1

Dr. Suriya C. Sathit S. 1 Up

Attapong T. Sompiti R. S/D

Vararatana J. Piyatham N. 2/1

Poomhatai S. Soratat R. 3/2

Palit M. Dilokpol S. 5/4

Dr. Suriya C. Sathit S. 3/2 Palit M. Dilokpol S. 3/2

Poomhatai S. Soratat R. 1 Up

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Siripat S.

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Hongladarom Cup

36 Holes

Poomhatai S. Soratat R. 1 Up


Club Competitions

St.Amory Cup

Sudsan Shines at One of the Oldest Tournaments of RBSC

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hun Sudsan Narintarangkul Naayuthya, an RBSC member with probably one of the longest surnames in Thailand, shined like a star displaying his immaculate golfing skills at one of the oldest tournaments oraganised by the Royal Bangkok Sports Club for the St. Amory Cup.

Since its establishment in 1951, the tournament is held every year in the first week of July in stroke play format with a 他 handicap (max.18). Several low handicappers, young and old alike, of the Sports Club showcase their finest golfing talent in the two-day event split into preliminary and final rounds. In the preliminary round held on 2 July, 21 golfers who turned in a score of 75 or better were qualified to continue in the final round the next day. At the end of a fiercely fought final on the following day, Khun Sudsan Narintarangkul Naayuthya (6) emerged as the winner with the lowest score of 132 (62 70).

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Close on his heels was the runner-up Khun Vivat Vinicchayakul (6) with a score of 133 (65 68). Incidentally, it is the second time that Khun Vivat reached the runner-up position at the tourney. Previously, he secured the 2nd position in 2009 when Khun Sathirut Tandanand won the cup based on lower handicap. Notable golfers in the field were Khun Tna Dharmajiva (12) with 134 (66 68), Khun Krisda Leeaphorn (8), Khun Tiraphon Tipsanit (8) and Khun Siripat Swasdiburi with 135 each (64 71, 67 68 and 66 69 respectively).

Dr. Pirasut Rodanant, Dr. Rattachat Mongkolnavin and Khun Vivat Vinicchayakul

Khun Kovit Vudthithamrong, Khun Soratat Rojanasoonthon, Khun Vichai Srisakulyanon and Khun Tna Dharmajiva

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Khun Wichai Suwansukroj, Khun Piyatat Chudhabuddhi and Khun Chatchawin Tangjaitrong

Khun Nattavuth Mapaisansin, Khun Ply Samudavanija, Khun Harn Kiatfuengfoo and Khun Chatchawan Watcharaprapapong

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Khun Tiraphon Tipsanit, Khun Piyabutra Vasudhara, Khun Tanon Tantisunthorn and Khun Panusak Mokarakorn

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Khun Pakorn Mojdara, Khun Krisda Leeaphorn, Khun Siripat Swasdiburi and Khun Sudsan Narintarangkul Naayuthya

Khun Jayin Sunthornsingkarn, Khun Somsak Thavikulwat, Khun Prayote Sudchainark and Khun Saeng Meenijacin

Dr. Pirasut Rodanant, Khun Somsak Thavikulwat and Khun Panusak Mokarakorn

Khun Jitapan Chalit-Aporn, Khun Kritsakorn Tejavibulya, Khun Chotinon Tejavibulya and Khun Attakarn Kitjaharn

Dr. Rattachat Mongkolnavin, Khun Chatchawin Tangjaitrong and Khun Nattavuth Mapaisansin

Khun Piyabutra Vasudhara, Khun Saeng Meenijacin, Khun Kovit Vudthithamrong and Khun Jayin Sunthornsingkarn

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RESULT Winner

: Khun Sudsan Narintarangkul Naayuthya (6) 62, 70 = 132 Runner-Up: Khun Vivat Vinicchayakul (6) 65, 68 = 133

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Club Competitions

Chairman’s Cup Ace Golfer Niraporn Emerges as the Winner in a Close Contest

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ce golfer Khun Niraporn Wongsommat emerged as the winner in a close contest for the prestigious Chairman’s Cup at the RBSC golf course on 17 June.

The tournament took of in a stroke play format in which seven ladies carded net scores of even par or better. At the end of the round, Khun Niraporn (9) and Khun Sasitorn Chokwatana (9) were tied for the 1st position with a score of 2-under par 64 each. Close on their heels were Khun Jittakarn Chandraviroj (5), Khun Vevika Chotiros (6) and Khun Chindarat Kruavanichkit (7) each with a score of 1-under par 65. They were followed by Khun Rujiraporn Lamsam (13) and Khun Ausanee Sosothikul (14) who scored even par. Since Khun Niraporn and Khun Sasitorn were tied for the 1st position, the competition organisers had to count their gross scores from the back nine to decide the winner. Khun Niraporn finally emerged as the victor with a score of 33 or one less than Khun Sasitorn.

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Khun Supaporn Phornprapha, Khun Busara Tanphiphat and RBSC Ladies’ Golf Captain Khun Narumol Mulligan

Khun Boonsiri Foorungsriroj, Khun Kasemsri Upatisring, Khun Molrudee Mahattanakul and Khun Trisdee Pongtanya

Khun Niraporn Wongsommat, Khun Chittima Kikuchi, Khun Pamornrat Tansanguanwong and Khun Chotiros Vanichstian

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Dr. Nadaprapai Sucharitkul, Mrs. Fuyumi Watanabe, Khun Nualchan Pew-On and Khunying Pa-Obthip Satamarn

Khun Sasitorn Chokwatana, Khun Prompilai Khunaphante, Khun Surasaya Ruttanaporn and Khun Porn-Apha Taworntawat

Khun Montatip Chandra-Chamnong, Khun Rujiraporn Lamsam and Khun Rommanee Wacharasindhu

Khun Sumana Na Ranong, Khun Sida Schmidt, Khun Phandhida Sucharittanonta and Khun Chindarat Kruavanichkit

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Khun Onchittra Veerasaksri, Khun Mayuree Phornprapha and Khun Netrnapis Tangtrongvattana

Khun Premsiri Brady, Khun Vipa Patanavanichkul, Khun Nongluck Vangsirirungruang and Khun Jittima Viboonlarp

Khun Rungravee Mapaisansin, Khun Ausanee Sosothikul, Khun Sudjit Divari and Khun Trinud Chaichanavichakit

Khun Nitayada Purananda, Khun Supitr Jivamongkol, Dr. Nadaprapai Sucharitkul and Khun Sudachan Euarchukiatti

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Khun Angsumal Jotikasthira, Khun Phornphan Padmasankha, Dr. Yolvilai Sethabutra and Khun Sariya Chanpen

Khun Montira Wongtrakun, Khun Jittakarn Chandraviroj and Khun Vevika Chotiros

RESULT Winner

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Khun Niraporn Wongsommat (9) 64

Runner-up :

Khun Sasitorn Chokwatana (9) 64 Special Prizes Nearest to the Pin:

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Hole # 1

: Khun Ausanee Sosothikul

Hole # 4

: Khun Supaporn Phornprapha

Hole # 8

: Khun Supaporn Phornprapha

Hole # 10

: Khun Vevika Chotiros

Hole # 11

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Khun Vevika Chotiros

Hole # 13

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Khun Narumol Mulligan

Hole # 17

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Khun Phandhida Sucharittanonta

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Health

What You Should Know About Aneurysm

Bangkok Heart Hospital Senior Director Dr. Kosin Thupvong’s Words of Caution for RBSC ELITE Readers

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n aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in an artery – a blood vessel that carries oxygen-rich blood to the body. Arteries have thick walls to withstand normal blood pressure. However, certain medical problems, genetic conditions, and trauma can damage or injure artery walls. The force of blood pushing against the weakened or injured walls can cause an aneurysm.

What are the symptoms of aneurysm? Symptoms don’t usually occur until the aneurysm ruptures or grows large enough to affect other parts of the body. The symptoms of AAA include persistent pain in the abdomen, pain in the back or side, and numbness, tingling or a cold sensation in your feet because blood flow has been interrupted. Signs of a thoracic aortic aneurysm include pain in the chest, back, neck or jaw, and coughing, trouble breathing or hoarseness. W hen one of these types of aneurysms ruptures, you may experience severe pain in the abdomen or chest, clammy skin, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, nausea and vomiting.

An aneurysm can grow large and rupture (burst) or dissect. A rupture causes dangerous bleeding inside the body. A dissection is a split in one or more layers of the artery wall. The split causes bleeding into and along the layers of the artery wall. Both rupture and dissection often are fatal. Aneurysms occur mostly in elderly people due to the long-term effects of diseases that affect blood vessels.

What happens if the patient chooses not to have the operation? If left untreated, the aneurysm gets bigger with time. The larger it is, the weaker the wall becomes and therefore the greater the risk of it bursting.

To learn more about aneurysms, their symptoms, risk factors and measures to be taken to alleviate the condition, RBSC ELITE met Dr. Kosin Thupvong, Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Senior Director of Bangkok Heart Hospital. Excerpts from the interview:

If this were to occur, the chances of survival are poor; on an average only one in four patients with a ruptured aneurysm survives.

What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm? Although there are several types of aneurysm, ‘abdominal aortic aneurysm’ (also called ‘A AA’) is the most common. It is an enlargement of the main abdominal blood vessel due to a weakness of the wall. The abdomen is the most common site for the aneurysm to develop.

What lifestyle changes do you suggest to avoid the risk of developing an aneurysm? You have to change the way you eat. If you have high cholesterol, you should stop eating fatty foods and change your diet. If you are obese, you should bring your weight down. You should exercise regularly. Eating just before going to bed is not at all good. If you are diabetic or have high blood pressure, you ought to have it under control. If you are a smoker, you should quit the habit.

How does an aortic aneurysm occur? The aorta carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The aorta arches through the chest and down into the abdomen and is the main blood vessel in the abdominal cavity. An aneurysm is an enlargement (or dilatation) of the aorta and it is usually due to a hardening of its wall (atherosclerosis). The causes of atherosclerosis include a history of smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, though genetics also play a role. An aneurysm often does not cause any symptoms. However, if it is too big, then the wall becomes thin and the aneurysm can rupture. This is usually fatal. As the aneurysm gets bigger, the risk of rupture increases.

In which ways can Bangkok Heart Hospital help aneurysm patients? Bangkok Heart Hospital is well known in the region for its effective procedures to treat aneurysms. We get aneurysm patients from all over Asia. If a person is suspected of suffering from the condition, we first check through a physical examination. If we cannot verify its existence, we proceed to an ultrasound screening. If the ultrasound shows the artery is bigger than normal, then we may recommend a CT scan, which is very definite. With a CT scan, we can measure pretty much exactly how big and of what shape it is, etc. Once the aneurysm reaches a size greater than 5.5 centimeters in diameter, an operation to repair the condition is recommended as the risks of rupture are greater than the risks associated with the surgery.

How common are aneurysms in Thailand? The incidence of aneurysm among Thai people is less common when compared to Caucasians. In Western countries, on an average 4% of people aged 60 years and up suffer from the disease. In Thailand, it may be fewer than 2%.

We have many cases of aneurysms being successfully treated at Bangkok Heart Hospital. A few days ago, we did surgery on a 72-year-old gentleman, a Thai, who was admitted with a ruptured aneurysm. He also had been suffering from hypertension and hyperlipidemia (increased levels of lipids [fats] in the blood, including cholesterol and triglycerides). After the operation, he is doing well now.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with the doctor, please call (+66) 2310-3000 or 1719 (local mobile calls only)

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Interview

Making 26 Out Of 24 Hours!         

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With his collection of miniature houses and castles from around the world The difference: time management. Time is a crucial element in all that we do, but interestingly enough, not everyone knows how to manage their time wisely.

t is thought that human beings spend about one-third of their life in sleep. Whether poor or rich, ignorant or intelligent, ordinary or talented, everyone in this world has 24 hours in a day. But how come some people get more things done in this span of time than others? Why is it that there are people who can finish all their tasks in one day while others take 2 or more days to complete them?

Time management comprises skills, principles, tools and practices that will allow us to utilise our time efficiently and productively. There are many persons who lack this quality and waste much of their time doing things that do not have anything to do with their tasks and responsibilities. Also, there are some wise people around us who make the most of their time by performing their mainstream duties efficiently and, at the same time, engaging in diverse range of activities from creative hobbies to philanthropic deeds. Multi-talented and multi-skilled, they are naturally capable of doing several tasks simultaneously. They are masters of all trades and jack of none!

A panda’s reflection of truth (Chinese brush and Chinese ink) indicating human’s popularity trend worldwide which always consists of both ‘truth’ and ‘reflection of truth’

Playing his favourite numbers on piano

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With the ‘Power of Creativity No. 2’ painting sketched with Chinese brush and Chinese ink Belongs to this special clan of gifted people is an RBSC member Khun Prateep Tangmatitham, the President of real estate giant Supalai PCL. An epitome of creativity and time management, Khun Prateep not only knows how to make the best use of a day but even adds up a couple of hours more by saving his time to get 26 out of 24 hours!

A close-up view of the ‘Birds of Paradise’ designed by Khun Prateep that adorn the rooftop of Supalai Resort & Spa, Phuket (below)

In spite of being at the helm of affairs of a public limited company that manages 800 employees and 50 real estate development projects in Bangkok and 6 provinces with a total asset size of 20 billion baht, Khun Prateep is an ardent painter of modern art. So far, he has produced hundreds of paintings using Chinese ink, Chinese brush, water colours and even tomatoes! Besides, he collects miniature models of houses from around the world. Wait…his list of hobbies and activities is not over yet! Whenever he has time (he often has), Khun Prateep plays piano. He is also an acclaimed lyricist and an author. To beat the stress and have fun with friends, he plays golf, once or twice a week at RBSC and sometimes on other courses. Khun Prateep wrote the lyrics of an inspiring song titled Mong Kwang, Kidth Klai, Fai Soong –that translates to ‘Look Broader, Think Farther, Aim Higher’. He also authored 2 books for the last 2 years with the latest one title -เคล็ด(ไม่)ลับ- which means ‘Secret Key (that isn’t a secret anymore)’. The 294-page book reveals the success story of Supalai and describes how the property developer has grown into a 20-billion baht real estate giant in a span of 22 years. Priced at 300 baht, the book is available at Nai-In Book Stores. Proceeds generated from the sale of copies of the book along with a contribution from Khun Prateep together totaling 2 million baht will be donated to the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, for funding R&D projects.

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Recently, RBSC ELITE had a 45minute tête-à-tête with the multitalented entrepreneur at his office on the 34th floor of the oval-shaped Supalai Grand Tower that offers mesmerising views of Bangkok and Chaopraya River.

Khun Prateep with his eldest son Khun Tritecha (extreme left), youngest son Khun Matipon, wife Khun Ajchara and daughter Khun Pacharapan Khun Prateep organised an art exhibition last year on the premises of Siam Paragon featuring more than 50 of his paintings. All paintings were sold out and all the revenue - 2.5 million baht was donated to the Thai Red Cross Society.

sleep 6 hours a day.

Asked how he could spend time on his favourite pastime activities without compromising on his duties, Khun Prateep said: “I live very close to my office. My condo (Supalai Casa Riva) is just 10 minutes away from here. So I save at least two hours that people normally spend on commuting between their office and home. I

I did not want to live in a palatial house which is too large. It is like going to office on a double-decker super luxury coach with living and dining rooms as well as all the amenities that one can think of? It is too big and unnecessary! That’s why I live in a condo which is very near to my office. Living close to my workplace is important than living in a big, luxurious house.

An architect by profession with B.Arch (Hons.) from Chulalongkorn University and M.Arch (Hons.) in Housing from University of Illinois, Khun Prateep is also a seasoned sculptor and a respected authority in graphic arts. He sculptured the door number and flagpoles that stand majestically in front of the 34-storeyed Supalai Grand Tower on Rama III Road. He also designed the spirit house for Supalai Casa Riva Condominium built on Chaopraya riverside. His other creations include ‘Birds of Paradise’ that rest on the rooftop at Supalai Resort & Spa in Phuket.

I am also happy to have as many as eight executives (including wife Khun Ajchara) at the top level who manage our existing and upcoming projects. I am in constant touch with them through regular meetings, telephone and e-mails. That’s how I can eke out some time every day to involve in my hobbies and activities.”

Khun Prateep also holds responsible positions in several associations. He is the Founder and Honorary President of Thai Condominium Association, Director of Thai-American Association and Deputy President of Prapoklao Institute and Thai Listed Company Association. He is also Member of the National Economic & Social Advisory Council. Khun Prateep is married to Khun Ajchara who joins him in the business officiating as the Director and Executive Vice President of the company. Their son, Khun Tritecha, handles Investor Relations and Business Development besides serving as Managing Director of Supalai Northeast Company Limited and the Director of Housing Business Association.

By the side of his another painting which reflects that life is full of ups and downs. The trick is to enjoy the ups and have courage during the downs like the boats which have caught up in a storm in the high seas brave the gusty winds and finally reach the shore.

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Tech Update

How ‘ Social ‘ are the Social Media? Social media and social networking sites are taking the internet by storm. Social media serves as a great platform to interact with friends, relatives or make new friends and meet new people online. But how ‘social’ are these media? The answer is it depends on you! Social media sites are technologically advanced web interfaces offering content-exchange via short-messaging services, email or chat. In spite of its growing popularity, social media faces threats of hacking. Although people find social media essential for retaining ties, it poses threat of vulnerabilities. Since social media consists of personal information, the users must be extremely careful while providing confidential information to these sites. Though some famous social networking sites, such as, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google and Orkut, etc are extremely popular, they too face the threats to its users who are oblivious to safe internet practices. It is better not to give out passwords very easily, too much infor-

It is advisable not to reveal your future travel plans on a social media site, your profile viewer with malicious intentions may plan to commit burglary in your apartment! mation sharing can often be counter-productive.

students on their social networking sites! The employers take these images the students portray on these sites very seriously because it reflects their personal character! Well, keeping aside the dangers of socialising on the net, it can be a good way to communicate with friends and relative, also to make connections to people with similar tastes, interests and goals! Thanks to social networking sites, meeting people personally has become the thing of the past. Thus, staying connected with classmates and colleagues is a major benefit of social networking sites!

Therefore, privacy concerns must be of primary importance in networking. It is true that social networking provides an opportunity to develop inter-personal relationship, one needs to be aware of the possible security threats. Especially, students often post detailed and specific information on Facebook, Friendster, MySpace, etc. they can be more easily traced by strangers and even acquaintances! Often they violate the school policy or the code of conduct by posting inappropriate pictures or information on their social networking profiles, so they are held accountable when the school administrators further investigate the matter. Moreover, the other disadvantage is that students are often turned down job offers because of their information employers are finding out about

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It helps to stay connected with different cultural programmes, events listings and other information related to campus culture. What a great way to stay connected to your campus community as a whole! Most importantly, these sites offer students the opportunity to create a positive self image. Last but not least, if you want to stay safe on the net, evaluate your profile account and postings frequently. Do not post your personal information, address or cell phone number. You can utilise and adjust your privacy settings so as to control who has the access to your personal information. As it is said, everything has both the bright and dark sides, we should be careful in using social networking sites- use them constructively rather than destructively! Enjoy happy networking! July 2011


Warning

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Profile

VUDHI

LENBURY (HCP ) Who inspired you to take up golf? My college curriculum! As a student of Whittier College (a private liberal arts college in Whittier, California) I had to learn and play golf to get my credits. What did you learn from playing golf? By playing golf I have learnt how to be patient, have confidence in yourself and not to cheat. In golf, you play against yourself and not somebody else. Do you have any memorable moments in your golfing life? My best memorable moment was when I won the World Airlines Golf Competition while I was working for Thai Airways International. Another unforgettable victory was at the 1st Johnnie Walker Classic pro-am in 1992. My playing partner was none other than Japan’s golfing legend Isao Aoki. I feel fortunate to play with Aoki who later became the first Japanese golfer to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame (in 2004). Have you got a hole-in-one? Not just one but six! However, all of them were outside the Sports Club (RBSC). I got three aces in the US before I joined RBSC. The next three came at the Royal Thai Army Course, Pinehurst GC and Northern Rangsit GC. Believe it or not, I almost drilled an ace yesterday (1 July) on Hole #8 at RBSC while playing with friends. The ball went straight into the cup but bounced off! Have you played a round of golf with any PGA pros? So many to list here...I played with many pros in pro-am tournaments when I was on the board of Thailand Golf Association. To name a few iconic golfers with whom I played were Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Lee Trevino. And among those who are still active on the PGA Tour include Retief Goosen, Thomas Bjørn and Colin Montgomerie. Who is your favorite professional golfer? Please explain why do you like him/her? Among the present-day golfers, I like Rory McIlroy because he has a good form and a lot of potential. He has a smooth swing too. But the only cause of concern is his temper tantrums. He has to stay cool and focus on his goal. If you get a chance, which pro golfer you would like to play with? Obviously, I would like to play with Arnold Palmer and Lee Trevino. Have you played golf abroad? I played almost in every country that I went while working for the national carrier. I used to fly abroad at least thrice a month and I carried a half set (of clubs) wherever I Which golf course in the world you like the most and why? I like Blue Canyon Country Club since it has not only one of the most challengbut its landscape is refreshingly natural. What activities are you interested in other than golf? I played every kind of sport in my prime. But now, I enjoy a bit of badminWhich brands of golf clubs and golf ball do you use? Kantana (driver), Maruman (woods), Maruman (irons) Daiwa

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(putter) and Titleist Pro V1x (ball)

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Wellness

Stay Young And Healthy With Red Wine - Dr. Michael Klentze, M.D

International Medical Director, Vitallife Wellness Center at Bumrungrad International Hospital The link between health and red wine is historic, to say the least. The ancient Greeks and Romans used wine for health and medical reasons. In recent years, the body of scientific evidence showing wine’s healthful properties - consumed in moderation, i.e. one or two glasses per day - has grown significantly and now enjoys the widespread support of the international medical community. In 1995, the British Medical Journal published the results of a study of over 13,000 men and women showing that those who drank three to five glasses of wine had a mortality rate a full 49% lower than those who never drank wine. More recently, a University of Florida research review concluded that red wine contains “anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties”.

published in the journal Circulation, researchers studying the effects of resveratrol on inflammation of the heart muscle cells in rats found that resveratrol reduced the inflammation within three weeks. Resveratrol has also been shown to promote the formation of new dendrites in the brain, thereby enhancing memory and concentration. Other recent studies indicate that resveratrol may increase lifespan. Experiments indicate that resveratrol contains a number of life-enhancing and life-extending properties in several types of organisms, and it has also been shown to increase the activity of the gene SIR2, also known as the “longevity gene”. Always in moderation The line between moderate and excessive alcohol consumption is subtle. Drinking more than two glasses of wine per day (or the equivalent in other alcoholic drinks) can prove harmful in many ways. Non-drinkers can reap the benefits of red wine by taking a daily resveratrol capsule supplement; the daily supplement regimen optimizes health benefits for those already enjoying their daily glass or two of red wine.

What’s the secret? The human body is continually producing free radical molecules; free radicals accelerate the aging process and promote a number of health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and skin problems ranging from wrinkles to potentially fatal skin cancers. In addition, we are exposed to free radicals from the environment and unhealthy lifestyle habits such as poor diet and smoking.

The resveratrol/red wine connection is just one of many exciting developments in anti-aging and preventive health. As a leading pioneer in Anti-Aging Medicine in the region, Vitallife specializes in promoting well-being and optimal health. To make an appointment for an individual evaluation and consultation with a Vitallife physician, call 0 2667 2340 or log on to www.e-vitallife.com.

Antioxidants are substances that protect the body’s delicate cells from the damaging effects of free radical -related factors, especially tobacco smoke and sun exposure. There has been a growing interest among the public and the media about the health benefits of red wine. In addition to the health benefits derived from alcohol, red wine contains the antioxidant compounds polyphenols, anthrocyanidins and resveratrol. Resveratrol in particular has been shown to be a potent antioxidant -- 20 to 50 times more potent than vitamin C alone -- and works synergistically with vitamin C, thereby boosting the effects of each. The leaves, twigs and bark of grape vines contain high concentrations of resveratrol, bioflavonoids and polyphenols. Resveratrol is also found in grape juice, peanuts and certain berries including blueberries, bilberries and cranberries. However, the wine-making process gives red wine a higher resveratrol concentration. Why not just drink grape juice? Because red wine has “secret powers” thanks to the way the pressed juice is aged in special oak barrels, and in barrels containing oak splits. Wine growers in Europe and the US have already begun using grape skins in the production of white wines; the wines maintain their white colour and flavour while generating even greater amounts of resveratrol than red wine. Fighting cancer and more Resveratrol has anti-clotting properties that inhibit the formation of thrombi, or blood clots, in blood vessels. Some heart attacks and strokes are believed to result from blockages in small blood vessels caused by the build-up of thrombi. Resveratrol is the first natural medicinal compound supported by solid evidence showing its ability to prevent or inhibit the growth of many types of cancer. Resveratrol is currently being evaluated as a potential supplement for treating cancer. It’s hoped that resveratrol will demonstrate cancer-fighting capabilities including the ability to block estrogens and androgens while modulating genes. The incidence of heart disease and cancer in populations that consume a lot of red wine is dramatically lower than those that don’t, even where high-fat diets are the norm. In a 2007 report

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Profile DR. NADAPRAPAI

SUCHARITKUL (HCP ) Who inspired you to take up golf? My parents (Dr. Sompong & Thaithow Sucharitkul who were golf nuts) sent me to learn how to play golf with Pro Chalor every Sunday morning at RBSC when I was 9. I was never good at golf and didn’t really like it then. Much later on in life, my husband (Khun Yos Euarchukiati) encouraged me to take up golf again. What did you learn from playing golf? - focus - control - concentration - self-reliance Do you have any memorable moments in your golfing life? The 1st time when I won Pol. Gen. Chamras Cup in the year 2000, I didn’t even realise that I won! Have you got a hole-in-one? Never before but many times almost! Have you played a round of golf with any PGA pros? Not yet. Who is your favorite professional golfer? Tiger Woods...he is one of the few charismatic golfers the world has seen. Have you played golf abroad? Kapalua Plantation & Kapalua Bay (in Hawaii), Mission Hills, Spring City (in China) and a few golf courses in Dubai and Germany. Which golf course in the world you like the most and why? Kapalua Plantation course because I had a good score. What activities are you interested in other than golf? Singing (with my children in our family; ours is a little rock band called ‘Kiki & The Monkeys’) and Thai Boxing. Which brands of golf clubs and golf ball do you use? Driver: Katana Sword Izu Max Sniper Woods: Katana Sword Izu Max Sniper Irons: Katana Sword Sniper Putter: TaylorMade Rossa Monza Spider Itsy Bitsy Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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Target Golf

     Khun Thavorn’s Way of Overcoming Challenges ‘n’ Hazards at RBSC Course Thavorn Arthachinta (nickname ‘Noi’) is a familiar figure among the golfing members of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club. In his 57 years of golfing in USA and Thailand, he has drilled as many as 6 holes-in-one, three of which he achieved at RBSC. Khun Noi studied and practiced as an engineer for 15 years in the US and returned to Bangkok in 1967 to subsequently establish an engineering consultancy firm. Through his company, he rendered professional services for several World Bank financed government projects until retirement. He was the first Thai to be granted two Professional Engineer (P.E.) licences by Arizona State Board of Technical Registration in Civil Engineering (1965) and Structural Engineering (1967). Khun Noi has been playing golf regularly ever since he joined the Sports Club in 1976. A regular patron of the Air Bar during the Club Nights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Khun Noi is fondly called by his friends as a golfer who loves to ‘swing’, ‘sing’, and ‘Singh’ (‘Singha’ beer)! By virtue of his engineering background and a determination to overcome the course obstacles, Khun Noi has developed an approach to identify and set up predetermined targets on each fairway of the golf course, a technique he calls ‘target golf’. This article is part of a series being featured by RBSC ELITE under the column Target Golf My Way written by Khun Thavorn. Each article of the series covers three holes of the RBSC course and describes his own ideas on ‘target golf’ – the way he would plan and play each hole using different combination of clubs to best avoid all hazards! Most importantly, to avoid hitting stray golf balls that harm and cause injuries to fellow golfers playing on adjacent fairways!!

Hole No. 7

big, branchy tree. The ball will not stop on the green because it slopes away.

After leaving a tricky double level No. 6 green I am now approaching, I’d say, the most difficult hole on the course. It is for me anyway. A medium sized pond in front is not a problem, only 90 yards to clear.

For me, hitting from the Blue Tee, 4 times out of 10 my ball will be in the water, the other 4 times it will go into the rough. Only a few times will my ball be on the fairway. Rather than repeatedly trying to overcome this challenge, I change my plan to hit my tee-off with an 8 iron, placing the ball on the racetrack. Here I can pick it up, clean it and place it in the Drop Area which is 170 yards to the green. My 4 or 3 iron will put it on. I have been in the water and the rough so many times I now yield!

The race track is only 40 yards wide. The klong crossing the fairway curves around and runs along the left side. The 4” thick rough separates this fairway and No. 6. As I cross the bridge which is my distance marker, I have counted my steps many times to know that it is 130 yards to the Green.

With this approach, I stay away from troubles and am sure of a Par, or worst a Bogey, if I miss the green. Anyone has problems with this hole, try my way of approach with a short iron first and a long iron later. You don’t have to go back to the driving range to straighten out your drive, just simply switch clubs. By the way, if you must shoot from the right side over the big tree, be sure to check the branches, for, when they are not cut they shield over half of the green.

This fairway is difficult for an average golfer to hit because from the landing of this bridge, the fairway is shaped like an upside-down triangle. The right side is bounded by thick rough and the klong runs all along the left side. For a short hitter the landing area for the ball is much narrower at first - but much wider for the long hitter. If you draw the ball you go into the klong, but if you fade, it goes into the rough, from where it is a difficult shot to hit over that

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Hole No. 8(118yds, par3):

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Although the marker posts the distance of 118 yards I think on a normal, windless day, the distance is 125 yards to clear the front bunker. When the Pin is placed left of the bunker, the contour of the green forces you to hit over the bunker anyway if you want to be near the Pin. If you choose to hit for 118 yards I am sure you will be in the bunker every time. Do not overshoot the green - as many golfers do when they top the ball - because it will run into the sand-trap behind. The uncut grass on the left is hard to get out and make the ball stops on the green. This is not a difficult hole if you have the correct yardage, otherwise a sure bogey especially if you putt down slope from the top edge.

HOLE 8

REGULAR LADIES

PAR 4 PAR 4

280 YARDS 223 YARDS

Special Request I would like to ask all golfers teeing off on the 7th Tee to consider this: when you are putting on the 6th Green, the approaching Golfers cannot hit until you leave the Green. When you get to the tee box – which is a short 30 second walk - the golfers on the 6th fairway have not had enough time to hit their approach shots. So please be kind and considerate and allow them to hit their approaches first before you hit yours. It’s not their fault; it’s just the way the course is built. So please do not rush to tee off, give them time to concentrate on their shots and get out of the way to safety.

REGULAR LADIES

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PAR 3 PAR 3

118 YARDS 118 YARDS


Hole No. 9(448yds,par4):

where no one can see. If you miscalculate the wind velocity and hit too long you will be out-of-bounds. I find this hole sometimes difficult on a windy day, because the wind affects the approach shot if it’s not hit solid and straight. It’s not a difficult Par 5 but requires some thinking.

This is my favourite golf hole because I have found a special way to approach the green with my 3rd shot. All golfers tee off with no problem, using all the muscle they have. The 2nd shot is again the shot you have to be careful, a typical of an RBSC Par 5 – similar to Hole No. 5. This fairway doglegs to the left exactly where the bunkers are intentionally placed, so plan your 2nd shots accordingly. The front and back edges of the bunkers are 115 and 80 yards to the green. The left to right wind may carry your ball into the pond if you slice it, so target where you want your 2nd shot to be.

I discovered the way to position the 2nd shot to make the 3rd, my approach shot, easier. Rather than targeting my 2nd shot to the right of the bunkers and follow the fairway to the green, I will place the 2nd shot to the left of the bunkers, onto the 16th fairway, to be about 120 yards to the green. From this position, I am perpendicular to the green which is now wide, rather than narrow. I aim my approach to the left of the flag to allow for the left to right wind. I do not have to worry about being out of bounds because if I overshoot I will be behind the green, near the 10th Tee, with no penalty. I only have the front bunker to negotiate, and if my 8 iron is dependable I will be putting for a birdie every time!

If you follow the fairway by placing the ball right of the bunkers, you will be hitting your 3rd shot into a long and narrow green with a sand trap along your left and a large circular one guarding the right front. Out of Bounds sticks are hidden behind the green

HOLE 9

REGULAR LADIES

PAR 5 PAR 5

448 YARDS 391 YARDS

(See next issue for Holes # 10-12)

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Club News

Asian ’Tiger‘ and ’Tigress‘ in the Making! The Royal Bangkok Sports Club (RBSC), Thailand’s premier club and one of the oldest sports clubs of the Kingdom, continues to be the launch pad for the stars in the making! No less are the achievements of Nathalie. The 14-year-old got her first hole-in-one at Phoenix Golf & Country club (Pattaya) at the age of 11. In 2010, she became the Champion in the 12-14 category with a round of 75. The same year, she shot a 76 on Cascata Golf Club (Nakorn Nayok), beating 144 other players and picking up her first winner’s check of Baht 80,000! Nick and Nathalie are students of Patana International School and have been swinging golf clubs since they were able to walk! A promising golfer with tremendous talent, Nathalie is also interested in Korean Music. Both Nick and Nathalie are sponsored by Ping. Speaking to RBSC ELITE, the father of the Asian ‘Tiger’ and ‘Tigress’, Mr. Anders Normann, said: “Yes, it is no secret that I’m proud of their golf achievements. Their talents are clearly inherited from their mother (Khun Orawan ‘Nat’ Choyesawat). Khun Nat used to totally dominate the female squash scene in Thailand in the eighties/nineties, ranking amongst Asia’s top squash players, including a world ranking. Nat has also had a hole in one and still hits a mean 230 yards drive! Nick is proud of being Thai and he will always represent and promote Thailand.

Nicolas, Nathalie and Mr. Anders Normann Being the largest of all and one of the oldest sections of the Sports Club, the Golf Section has developed several young ‘tigers’ (aka ‘champion golfers’) who brought name and fame to both the club and the Kingdom. The mightiest among the tigers is none other than the Mercuries Taiwan Masters 2010 Champion Pariya Junhasavasdikul, who broke through in a big way in 2010 by winning his maiden Asian Tour title beating Bangladeshi Siddikur in a play-off, and registering four other top-10s.

“As a member of RBSC for more than 40 years, I have, of course, witnessed many changes. I must say that I’m impressed with the current high standard of junior players and credit must clearly go not just to the important support of the golf committee, but certainly also to pro Bill and other RBSC pros who are doing a sterling job to promote and develop RBSC future golf Champions!”

The RBSC junior golfers who are raring to join the professional circuit in a not so distant future include Wanphadej Phanayangkul, Lownaphum Navisthrira, Tanut Sirikietsoong and Panpaiboon Leenutapong. The latest additions to this unique streak of young tigers are the nine-year-old Nicolas (‘Nick’) Normann and his 14-year-old sister Nathalie Normann. Nick brought name and fame to RBSC competing at the Green Valley Country Club in the True Visions Junior Golf Championship last month with 16 selected junior golfers in the age group 8-10 years, believed to be the best in Thailand. In spite of being the youngest, Nick played 156 spread in two solid rounds of 78 (including an eagle) and secured a fine second runner up trophy. The winning score was just 3 strokes less - 153. Nick drilled his first ace at Palm Hills, Hua Hin, at the tender age of 6! He was the winner of many junior golf competitions at the Sports Club in the under-10 category. At 8, Nick shot a 74, probably the lowest score ever achieved by a junior golfer in the same group in the history of RBSC! When Thomas Bjoern’s trainer/TV commentator Leif Nyholm saw Nick on the driving range in Denmark 2 years ago, he mentioned on Danish TV the same evening that he has just seen the new ‘Asian Tiger’! Nick today only plays in the above 10 years. His finest achievement was when he won the 2nd RBSC Junior Team Invitational. Participating in the 11 Years Old & Younger age group, Nick shot a fabulous 77 to match Sathit Chula Demonstration School’s Naphat Jantaranukul for the low score. Nicolas went on to win a 6-hole ‘putt off ’ to take the top prize.

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In The News

And Finally.....Chawalit Lifts the Queen's Cup!

Conquers ‘Samui beast’ to end five-year title draught on Asian Tour

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hai golfer Chawalit Plaphol, known as one of the sweetest swingers on the Asian Tour, lifted the prestigious H.M. the Queen’s Cup at the Bangkok Airways-SAT Samui Golf Tournament 2011 organised at Santiburi Samui Country Club in Koh Samui on 19 June.

Bringing the curtains down on the high voltage weekend action at the par 71, 6,870-yd golf course, Chawalit carded in a refined 3 under-par 68 to beat compatriot Prayad Marksaeng, who closed with a bogey-free 67, by two shots in the final round. Daisuke Marumaya of Japan, who at one time topped the leaderboard, satisfied with the 3rd place ending up 6 shots behind Chawalit. South African Peter Karmis eagled his last hole for a 70 to take the 4th place in the US$300,000 Asian Tour event played at one of the most challenging courses in Thailand nicknamed ‘Samui beast’. Rick Gibson of Canada, who had lost to Chawalit in a play-off at the Bangkok Airways Open way back in 2006, shot the day’s best of 65 to share the 5th place with Prom Meesawat of Thailand and South African Jbe Kruger. At first, all eyes were on India’s rising star Anirban Lahiri. Then it was smooth-swinging Prayad who stole the show at the end of the first round. The second round appeared to have drawn battle lines between Kruger and Daisuke alone at the end of which the South African emerged as the leader. The third round saw 36-year-old Chawalit, who was nowhere in the top 20 on the first day, coming from behind to lead the 67-strong field. From then on, it was a contest of musical chairs between Chawalit, countrymen Somkiat Srisanga and Prayad, Daisuke and Australian Gavin Flint at least until half way through in the crucial final round.

Happy Family - Queen’s Cup 2011 winner Chawalit with his wife Khun Janjira and daughter Arisara

Queen’s Cup 2011 winner Chawalit Plaphol

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Seen in the picture from 2nd left are Bangkok Airways President Capt. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, Bangkok Airways CEO Dr. Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth, Queen’s Cup 2011 winner Chawalit Plaphol, SAT Profesional Sports and Boxing Director Khun Sakol Wannapong, the boutique airline’s Corporate Communications Vice President and the Tournament Committee Chairperson M.L. Nandhika Varavarn, Asian Tour Tournament Director Khun Wanchai Mechai and Santiburi Samui Country Club General Manager Mr. Derek McKenzie Prayad secured his third top-three finish in 7 years at the demanding Santiburi Samui after fighting all the way with a blemish-free card highlighted by four birdies. He turned in 33 but could only produce another birdie on 15 as his countryman eventually coasted to victory.

At the end of the front nine, Prayad carded in a superb 33 studded with three birdies and was just one over Chawalit. He, however, could not continue his birdie spree until he reached the par 3, 15th hole. By then it was too late for Prayad as Chawalit secured two more birdies on the 11th and 15th holes and widened the gap to two shots. Prayad managed to par the remaining three holes and ended up at 67. Although Chawalit began with a bogey on the 1st hole and ended his round by dropping another bogey on the final hole, he played fantastic golf in between while fighting against gusty winds and being chased by fellow contenders. He finally conquered the ‘Samui beast’ with a respectable 68. As he sank the bogey putt on the 18th, he pumped his fists joyfully into the air acknowledging his hard-fought win. “H.M. the Queen’s Cup is considered as one of the two most prestigious cups in Thai golf (the other one being H.M. the King’s Cup). Whoever among Thais wins the cup is most privileged and honoured. I think I am extremely lucky to have won both the cups,” said Chawalit who pocketed USD 47,550 from the momentous victory, his third on the Asian Tour.

Chawalit attempting to save par on the 18th hole in the final round. Eventually, he bogeyed the hole to clinch the Queen’s Cup title, ending his 5-year title draught

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H.M.the Queen’s Cup “I’m happy. I thought if I shot four or five under, I would have a chance to win but Chawalit simply played better. On the back nine, I kept leaving my putts short of the hole,” said the 45-year-old Prayad, who was chasing his seventh Asian Tour win.

Speaking on the occasion, Bangkok Airways President Capt. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth said: “We are extremely delighted to organise this exciting tournament for the third consecutive year in honour of our beloved Queen Sirikit. We always have strived to take Thai golf to international level. The event has drawn several golf fans to Samui stimulating the island’s tourism sector. With renewed enthusiasm and vigor, we expect to organise the tournament next year in the same level.”

“The winds made it difficult all day and it was hard to get the ball close the flags. I am still winless here but one day, I’m sure I will win a tournament in Samui,” explained Prayad. Maruyama stayed within striking reach of the leader after turning in 36 but a costly double bogey on the par three 13th hole following an errant tee shot derailed his title ambition. “I didn’t play good. I couldn’t make birdies. I just couldn’t putt. It was blowing which made it harder. Chawalit played really good and he deserves the win,” said the Japanese.

Asian Tour Tournament Director Khun Wanchai Mechai and Santiburi Samui Country Club General Manager Mr. Derek McKenzie were present.

South African Jbe Kruger and Prayad Marksaeng check their scorecards, while Australian Gavin Flint leads the way back to the club house at end of their final round

Japan’s Daisuke Maruyama hits a greenside bunker on the last hole. He finally saved par to end the round 2-over 73

At the presentation ceremony held later, Bangkok Airways CEO Dr. Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth bowed in front of H.M. the Queen’s picture and declared the proceedings open. Later, Chawalit too paid his respects to Her Majesty and received the Queen’s Cup.

The Queen’s Cup is sponsored by Bangkok Airways, SAT, Santiburi Samui Country Club and co-sponsored by Bangkok Hospital Group, Airbus, BCLN, PTT, Samui Property Fund, Bangkok Bank, Thailand PGA, Bangkok Insurance, Sabre, Arecap and Hertz.

Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) Professional Sports & Boxing Director Khun Sakol Wannapong presented the winner’s cheque to Chawalit who also received air tickets worth 100,000 baht from the boutique airline’s Corporate Communications Vice President and the Tournament Committee Chairperson M.L. Nandhika Varavarn.

The media partners for the event were The Nation, Bangkok Shuho, RBSC ELITE Magazine and True Vision, while the official hotels were Santiburi Resort, Four Seasons Resort, Samui Palm Beach Resort, Chaba Resort, Amarin Victoria, KC Resort and Mercure Samui Buri Resort.

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Bangkok Airways-SAT Samui Golf Tournament 2011 Leading final round scores at the Queen’s Cup: 273 275 279 280 281

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Chawalit Plaphol (THA) 70-67-68-68 Prayad Marksaeng (THA) 65-73-70-67 Daisuke MARUYAMA ( JPN) 68-67-71-73 Peter Karmis (RSA) 70-70-70-70 Rick Gibson (CAN) 72-74-70-65, Prom Meesawat (THA) 70-73-71-67, Jbe Kruger (RSA) 67-68-73-73 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA) 72-74-69-67, Anirban Lahiri (IND) 66-72-73-71 Tjaart Van Der Walt (RSA) 72-74-68-69, Chinnarat Phadungsil (THA) 69-67-74-73, Gavin Flint (AUS) 67-71-69-76, Somkiat Srisanga (THA) 70-67-69-77 Mo Joong-kyung (KOR) 70-69-71-74, Mars Pucay (PHI) 70-73-67-74 Siddikur (BAN) 69-68-74-74, Lin Wen-hong (TPE) 72-68-70-75, Jyoti Randhawa (IND) 73-69-67-76

Panasonic Thailand, one of the sponsors of the Queen’s Cup, installed Viera TVs allowing golf enthusiasts to watch the tournament live at the Club House of Santiburi Samui Country Club, Media Centre, VIP gallery and several other places on the golf course

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In The News

Wilding Golf, RBSC ELITE to Organise Free Golf Clinics for RBSC Juniors

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ilding Golf Performance Centres, Asia’s most advanced golf training and club fitting centres, and RBSC ELITE magazine will jointly organise free golf clinics for junior golfers of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club. Designed and operated by renowned golf coach Shane Wilding, Wilding Golf Performance Centres in Bangkok - Asoke Interchange, Thong Lor 18, Thaniya Plaza Rajdamri and Sathorn - are staffed by a team of professional multi-lingual golf instructors and utilise an exclusive array of simulators to simulate driving range and golf course experience plus multiple-angle video cameras, swing and putting-analysis software, motion sensors and launch monitors. This advanced technology used in a golf academy environment, combined with the Wilding training system and some of the most dedicated golf instructors in Asia provides golfers with rapid skill development and techniques used by the world’s top players to improve golf swing and putting performance. Golfers who took lessons from Shane Wilding and succeeded on the professional circuit include RBSC member and 2010 Mercuries Taiwan Masters champion Pariya Junhasavasdikul (Pie), Asian Tour regular Wisut Artjanawat (Tong), LPGA Tour player Russamee Gulyanamitta (Fon) and Chinese LPGA and Ladies Asian Golf Tour member Porani Chutichai (Wing).

swing faults, practice on swing bays using simulators, putting and short game tips. This special event is a part of the Grand Opening of Wilding Golf ’s Sathorn Center, and this junior clinic privilege is only for RBSC Junior Members.

Speaking to RBSC ELITE on the occasion, Wilding Golf Performance Centres Managing Director Mr. Joseph France said: “We are very happy to associate with RBSC ELITE, which is the official golf and lifestyle magazine of Thailand’s oldest and premiere sports club, in organising golf clinics for juniors. I sincerely hope many young boys and girls from RBSC will utilise this wonderful opportunity to brush up their golfing skills.”

RBSC member and RBSC ELITE Publisher & CEO Mr. P.M. Kalai said: “We are delighted to come up with the idea of organising free golf clinics for our juniors every one of whom has the potential to become a professional golfer and win laurels for the sports club and the Kingdom. In August, we have planned three golf clinics to be conducted from 15.00 to 17.00 hrs on Thursday – 11th August, 18th August, and 25th August 2011. The actual cost of each clinic comes to 70,000 Bath per session or 3,500 baht per person. But Wilding Golf and RBSC ELITE will be privileged to offer it for free to RBSC juniors.”

Briefing about the golf clinics, Wilding Golf Marketing Director Khun Supatida Prompayuck said that the clinics, to be conducted at Wilding Golf ’s new Sathorn branch, would include classroom sessions and practical consisting of swing analysis, correction of

A maximum of 20 junior golfers aged less than 12 years will be allowed to take part in each clinic. To ensure that a maximum number of kids gets the benefit, it has been decided to restrict the participation on ‘one person, one clinic’ basis. Intending participants are free to choose the date of their choice. There is a nominal registration fee of 300 baht per person. Interested junior golfers can get their parents’ consent and send their names to simon@elitegolfmagazine.com, Mr. Kalai added.

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In The News COBRA PUMA Launches Its First Flagship Store, Introduces New COBRA S3 Golf Clubs Cobra Puma Golf has made the first move in Thailand market after the merger of the two strong brands – ‘Cobra’ and ‘Puma’ - since last year in USA by launching the first COBRA PUMA flagship store recently at All Star Golf Complex on Ramkhamhaeng 39 Road (Pracha-U-Thid) near Meng-jai in Bangkok.

Adjustable Flight Technology Adjustable Flight Technology offers 3 simple face-angle setting - open, neutral, close - to optimize ball flight and increase overall distance and create accuracy. The event was attended by COBRA PUMA Asia (excluding Korea and Japan) Head Mr. Jeffrey Soh, TAFF Co., Ltd. - the official distributor of Cobra Puma Golf in Thailand Managing Director Khun Thanayous Kositsakul, German Sport and Lifestyle Co., Ltd. Golf Section Manager Mr. Alex Hauser and Asst. Manager Mr. Uli Boehm.

Marking the landmark occasion, Cobra Puma Golf introduced its new COBRA S3 Series of golf clubs featuring two of their revolutionary technologies – ‘E9 Face Technology’ that creates 30% larger sweet zone for maximum forgiveness and accuracy and ‘Adjustable Flight Technology’ to optimize ball flight for improved accuracy and increased distance.

The Cobra S3 Series, which includes Cobra S3 Drivers, S3 Iron, S3 Iron and Iron Hybrids, S3 Max Iron, S3 Max Iron & Hybrids, S3 Pro Iron, S3 Fairways, S3 Club for women, instantly secured a place on the Golf Digest Hot List. The Cobra S3 golf clubs, along with a full hard line from Cobra and apparel and accessories from PUMA, are available the first flagship store of COBRA PUMA Golf as well as at The Emporium, The Mall (Ngarmwongwan & Bangkhae), SuperSports (Central World), Central Bangna, Pinklao and Yoi Golf at Thaniya Plaza.

E9 Face Technology Most club faces are designed with a circular sweet spot around the center of the face, the assumption being that the center of the club is where golfers hit the ball on every shot. Cobra tested golfers hitting more than 25,000 shots and discovered something different. Most of them hit the ball in an elliptical pattern from low heel to high toe. So it designed the clubface to take advantage of this phenomenon resulting in COBRA’s new E9 Face Technology with 30% larger sweet zone.

Thana City Golf Course to Get 200-Million Baht Face Lift while Being Open for Play Thana City Golf & Sports Club, owned by Tanayong PLC, has announced the launching of a five year development plan, beginning with a 200 million baht restoration, upgrade and revitalisation of the Greg Norman designed Thana City Golf and Sports Club and its adjoining facilities. The golf course is currently open for play and will continue to be fully operational during the renovation period. In a statement, Tanayong PLC Managing Director Khun Kavin Kanjanapas said: “Thana City Golf and Sports Club will once again be a shining anchor to the Thana City residential and lifestyle development with its quality facilities and ease of access. It will also set a new standard of service to members and guests who play the course and to residents of the community.” To return the golf facility to its former glory, the development plan envisages a six-pronged approach - course and facility restoration and upgrade, creation of a national and regional sports hub, engineering the multifaceted facility into a key venue for local, regional and international professional golf events, fostering the next generation of golf enthusiast by supporting and initiating junior golf programs, returning the Driving Range and Academy facilities to its rightful place as the country’s best golf training center and the establishment of the Golf Quality Service Training Center with the objective of instilling in all golf course and sports facility personnel with a new culture of quality service towards our golf guests, members and the community at large.

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Thana City Golf & Sports Club (TCG&SC) is the only Greg Norman designed golf course in Thailand. Located just 25 minutes from downtown Bangkok at KM 14 Bangna-Trad Rd, the 18 hole golf course was built in 1993. The 6,966 yard par 72 course is set in beautifully landscaped surroundings and features fast greens, strategically placed bunkers as well as natural lakes and streams. Excellent drainage allows for play throughout the year. The golf course has been the venue of several prestigious professional tournaments including the 1993 Thailand Men’s Open, the 1994 and 1995 Kosaido Thailand Ladie’s Open and the final round of the Johnnie Walker Super Tour 1996 which was won by Ernie Els.

July 2011


Golf Tips

BETTER GOLF WITH BILL

Things I see a lot over… and over…and over! After teaching golf for more than 28 years now, I tend to see a lot of the same mistakes over…and over…and over!

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ne of those mistakes is the left foot that never stays still. It (left foot) ends up pointing towards the target. Another mistake I see is the one where after the golfer has hit his ball, he can never keep his balance. The right foot will have to move and take a small step off the right. Both of these problems are the result of a downswing that began with the hands and arms.

You must NOT let your left foot move and end up pointing towards the target like this!

THIS is how your left foot should look (slightly rolled over on it’s left side) at the finish of the swing.

Bill Hutton, who turned professional in 1983, is a ‘Class A’ member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of USA. He has been the Director of Junior Golf at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club for the last 10 years. Formerly, he was the Head Pro at the Winsan Golf Club (now known as Legacy Golf Club). Bill appeared on Kong Fak Nak Golf, a programme telecast every midnight on TV Channel 3 for over eight years. He gave more than 1,500 golf tips through the programme during 1997-2005.

People who start their downswing too quickly, come down with the arms first...This makes their weight go out towards the toes of their feet. Then when they finish the swing, they have to take a step out with the right foot like you see here!

The solution is to keep your backswing slow and start your downswing more with your lower body and hips. This will prevent your weight from going out towards your toes on the downswing and hitting that nasty slice.

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NEVER let the clubhead go “inside” like you see here! If you do, I guarantee you will swing outside to in and hit a slice or pull hook!

DON’T raise your body up like this as you make a backswing. Your posture has totally changed and you’ll never hit the ball consistently.

COPY THIS.....take the club back to this position. The shaft is parallel with my toes, and the toe of the clubface is pointing straight up!

Another mistake I see repeated is taking the clubhead too inside on the backswing. This only leads to an outside to inside swing path on the downswing which also makes you slice the ball.

I’m holding a shaft along my back to show how to keep your back nice and straight AND to show how much (about 30 degrees) we want to bend forward from our hips.

You can see I have kept my posture the same as it was at the address position. The angle of my spine is tilted forward about 30 degrees. I am rotating my body around a consistent axis.

This is a good posture position at address. My hands and arms can hang straight down from my shoulders which will allow me to swing more vertically like a “Ferris Wheel” and not a “Merry go Round”. Here I am in the post impact position. My spine angle has not changed (still 30 degrees bent forward). My right shoulder is staying down low. Both my arms are extending completely towards the target. And my face is still looking down.

To prevent this, simply make sure your shaft is parallel with your feet as you begin your backswing. Then let your wrists hinge up. This will help keep the club more ‘in front’ of you and allows your body to initiate the downswing instead of the arms.

Keep that right shoulder low and extend your right arm as much as possible down the target line.

And lastly, another swing fault oftezn seen is the lifting of the body as they try to hit the ball. This is why so many of you ‘top’ the ball.

Finish your golf swing feeling like your right side is leaning a little to the right.

It is also why the arms pull in to the left and the ball slices off to the right. You must learn to maintain your posture as you swing the club through the ball.

Eliminate these ‘common’ mistakes and you will lower your scores!

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Airline News

Bangkok Airways names Thai Professional Golfer Chinnarat Phadungsil as its Brand Ambassador

Chinnarat, who had won the inaugural Queen’s Cup in 2009, tied for the 10th position with 1-underpar 283 in the third edition of the tournament on 19 June. Later, he signed a two-year contract with Bangkok Airways as its brand ambassador.

Bangkok Airways President Capt. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth presents a model of Bangkok Airways aircraft to Chinnarat Phadungsil as a souvenir to mark the latter’s appointment as the brand ambassador of the boutique airline, while the airline’s Corporate Communications Vice President M.L. Nandhika Varavarn looks on

Following the appointment, Chinnarat will wear Bangkok Airways polo shirt and carry baggage that prominently displays the airline’s logo while participating in various tournaments on the Asian and European Tours. Bangkok Airways will fund 1.3 million baht per year towards his travel expenses and accommodation.

The 22-year-old golfer from Chantaburi, who turned pro in 2005, stamped his mark as one of Asia’s rising stars when he claimed his third Asian Tour title at the 2009 Queen’s Cup in Thailand where he emerged victorious with a commanding three-stroke win. Prior to his victory, Chinnarat posted a tied 11th place finish in the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters.

Bangkok Airways, Asia’s boutique airline, has named Thai professional golfer Chinnarat Phadungsil (‘Pro Nueng’) as its brand ambassador. In an exclusive tête-à-tête with RBSC ELITE at Santiburi Samui Country Club, the venue of the Queen’s Cup Bangkok AirwaysSAT Samui Golf Tournament 2011, the boutique airline’s Corporate Communications Vice President M.L. Nandhika Varavarn announced the strategic decision and expressed hope and confidence that the Thailand’s rising star would bring laurels to the Kingdom and the airline while providing fillip to Thai golf.

Chinnarat started playing golf when he was eight years old as his parents were avid golfers and wanted their child to pick up the sport. His father taught him the game before he developed into a top amateur, winning titles in Australia and the United States. He enjoyed a strong amateur career, highlighted by his victory in the 2005 World Junior Championship held in the US. Nicknamed ‘Neung’ which means the number ‘one’ in Thai due to his birth date of November 1, Chinnarat naturally dreams of becoming Asia’s number one in the near future. He says practising regularly with top Thais including Thaworn Wiratchant, Boonchu Ruangkit, Prayad Marksaeng and Thammanoon Srirot has helped him become a better player as he learns from each of their strong points.

The executives and staff of Bangkok Airways pose for a photograph with their new brand ambassador

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Previously, both Chinnarat and veteran Thai golfer Thongchai Jaidee officiated as brand ambassadors of the airline in 2006.


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Mauna Kea Golf Course www.princeresortshawaii.com 1-888-977-4623, Hawaii, USA. “Mr. Rockefeller, if you allow me to build a golf course here, this’ll be the most beautiful hole in the world.” Robert Trent Jones, Sr., at the 3rd hole site.Without changing the essential character of his father’s design, Rees Jones Inc. re-planted the championship Course with highly efficient ultra-dwarf Tifeagle Bermudagrass on the greens and Tifway 419 hybrid Bermudagrass on the tees, fairways and roughs. State-of-the-art irrigation systems, liners in the bunkers, and advance drainage improvements keep this golf course in top shape and save on environmental resources.

Scottsdale Golf Course www.ScottsdaleGolfExperience.com 1-800-704-8018, Arizona, USA. The beautiful desert backdrops and tropical plant life decorate the courses like a painting. Many kinds of golf packages will let you play as much golf as you can handle. Start the trip off by playing two TPC Scottsdale courses in one day, two Troon North Courses the next, and finish the trip off with a single round at Grayhawk. In addition to world-class golf, Xona Resort is not bad to come home to. Recharge in the plush guest room or take a dip in the pool, you will be well-refreshed for your next day of golf.

La Quinta Resort & Club And PGA West www.laquintaresort.com 1-888-431-1425, Palm Springs, CA, USA. Situated on 45 acres and surrounded by the Santa Rosa Mountains, the views are reason enough to visit La Quinta. However, with all of the amenities the resort has to offer, there are plenty of other reasons to visit this popular resort destination. Golf while staying at La Quinta is the quintessential experience at PGA West, which includes five legendary courses, like the Mountain, Nicklaus and Norman Courses, the Arnold Palmer Course and the Stadium Course. The expansive fairways, and perfectly manicured greens will make your golf outing unforgettable.

Ocean City Golf Getaway www. oceacitygolf.com 1-800-462-4653, Maryland, USA. Conveniently located just minutes from Ocean City, the Ocean City Golf Club has been a popular choice for golfers of all playing ability. With two, 18-hole championship courses, Newport Bay and Seaside, golfers can enjoy a wide variety of scenic views that accompany the well-designed and manicured golf holes at the facility.

Golf Mesquite Nevada www.GolfMesquiteNevada.com 1-866-720-7111, Nevada, USA. Besides playing golf, many use this opportunity to tour the place famous with the unique facilities of each area golf courses. In Mesquite Nevada, there are various types of golf courses, and is the perfect place to customize your next golf vacation. The city is located in the Virgin River Valley. It is home to a growing retiree population, as well as several casino resorts and golf courses.

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Golfer’s BOOKSHELF The Golfer’s Mind: Play to Play Great by Dr. Bob Rotella (Author) and Bob Cullen (Contributor): This is Dr. Bob Rotella’s new reference guide on the essential elements of golf. It includes “Rotella Rules,” which will reinforce the attitude needed to maximize a player’s performance. Yoga for Golfers: A Unique Mind-Body Approach to Golf Fitness by Katherine Roberts: The author, offers her unique educational methods in this groundbreaking book, providing instruction to the millions of golfers--including many top tour professionals-who have turned to the art of yoga to improve their game. Feeling Naked on the First Tee: An Essential Guide for New Women Golfers by Ann Kelly: Finally, a book that will boost the confidence of the new woman golfer, written by someone who knows how it feels! Packed with valuable information, helpful hints and clever illustrations. The Golfer and the Millionaire It’s About Having the Drive to Succeed by Mark Fisher: The Golfer and the Millionaire is one of those books that will change people’s lives. It’s about one man’s struggle to redeem himself, to believe in himself, to conquer his failures, and to make his life a success. Golf Annika’s Way by Annika Sorenstam: Now for the first time Annika takes you inside her extraordinary success and shows every golfer how to play and win like a pro. She breaks down the fundamentals of her game and shares her winning course strategies in one complete, easy-to-follow instruction book. Teed Off: My Life as a Player’s Wife on the PGA Tour by Sherrie Daly: Sherrie Daly, fourth ex-wife of PGA-tour superstar John Daly, lays it all out in this explosive tell-all about what really goes on off the links. Lost Balls: Great Holes, Tough Shots, and Bad Lies by Charles Lindsay: Charles Lindsay has captured the true soul of golf with this photographic journey through some of the most interesting places in the world. This book is perfect for the person who truly loves and understands the game of golf. Secrets of the Short Game by Phil Mickelson, Guy Yocom and T.R. Reinman: From 50 yards and in, no golfer in history has demonstrated more talent, flair, creativity and precision, or generated more raw excitement, than Phil Mickelson. In his firstever instruction book, Mickelson explains in detail how to master every phase of the short game. Zen Putting: Mastering the Mental Game of the Greens by Dr. Joe Parent: Dr. Parent provides readers with a new approach to the aspect of golf in which mental skills have the most impact: putting. Zen Putting takes a thinking-outside-the-box approach based on the idea that by tuning into the process of putting rather than worrying about the result, golfers can get out of their own way and maximize performance.

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DIGITAL CAMERAS FOR BEST GOLF SWING Casio Exilim EX-FS10: The EX-FS10

Here are some recommendations for filming your best golf swing. The cameras are easy-touse and offer the features that golfers want at an affordable price.

Casio Exilim EX-FS10: The EX-FS10 can take up to 30 shots per second of high-resolution 6.0-megapixel images. It measures just 3.8 inches wide, 2.3 inches high and .64 inches thin. It features a newly-developed 3x optical inner-zoom lens and a 2.5-inch high-performance Super Clear LCD. By pressing a dedicated button during shooting, it is possible to view the movement of the subject in slow motion on the LCD monitor. Canon PowerShot SD4000IS 10MP: Loaded with first-of-its-kind features and high-end capabilities, the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS gives golfers all new reasons to step up. Never before has Canon equipped an ELPH with a back-illuminated CMOS sensor-driven HS System or an f/2.0 lens-both of which deliver incredible images in low light. And shooting action or golfing events has never been so fun, with High-Speed Burst mode and the Super Slow Motion Movie function to mix things up.

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Casio High Speed EXILIM EX-FH20 9.1 MP: With the Casio EX-FH20 you can capture an amazing 40 high resolution, 7 megapixels images in one second providing more images to choose from than a DSLR. Get close to the action with the 20 time optical zoom starting at 26 mm wide-angle. A push of a button enables you to shoot high definition 720p video and switch to high speed slow motion video. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS3: This camera is specifically designed for active users who want to capture high-quality photos and 1920 x 1080 full-High Definition videos, incorporating a powerful rugged design and new outdoor-friendly features, such as a built-in GPS function, a compass, altimeter and barometer. Samsung WB 700: The most remarkable thing about this camera is its 18x 24-432mm lens crammed into a body that’s just less than an inch thick. Of course an 18x zoom will only get you so much attention, so Samsung’s decided to lead with the camera’s Smart Zoom feature that digitally extends the zoom range to 24x. The WB700 includes Samsung’s latest advances in HD video technology so users can capture high quality video footage, as well as still images.

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1. Cobra S3 Driver: It features the revolutionary E9 Face Technology that result in a 30% larger Sweet Zone to promote superior distance and accuracy. Through observation and intelligent design, the manufacturers provide golfers the first new driver technology that mirrors their typical hit patterns, giving them more distance, accuracy and forgiveness. The new taller, elliptical face shape encompasses ball impact patterns, to increase ball speed where golfers hit most often. The Cobra S3 Driver also features Cobra’s popular Adjustable Flight Technology (AFT), which allows golfers to easily dial in their optimal ball flight for maximum distance and accuracy. 2. TaylorMade Penta TP Tour Ball: It is considered to be the first and only fivelayer Tour ball and the most complete ball in golf. Each layer is engineered to optimize performance in five key shot categories that skilled players need - driver, long-irons, middle-irons, short-irons and partial wedges, especially in five key areas: feel, spin, control, launch and distance.

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3. VDR Model: Golf Pride presents the VDR. The VDR revolutionizes grip feel and performance with new triple-texture technology. Featuring three depths of surface grip texture, the VDR is specifically designed for heightened tack and excellent all-weather performance. The precision-cut, variable depth texture, combined with a shock-reducing rubber compound provides wrist protection from off-center strikes.

5. Titleist 910 Drivers: Titleist 910 drivers, available in the 910D2 and 910D3 models, deliver total performance with improvements in flight, fit, looks, feel and sound. 910 drivers feature a fast face design and high performance weight distribution, and the new SureFit Tour hosel technology inspired by the bending adjustments previously done exclusively on Tour Vans. Now 910 provides all players with the opportunity to have their loft and lie independently adjusted for a more precise fit.

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4. TaylorMade Burner Superfast 2.0 Driver: The Burner SuperFast 2.0 also holds the title of having the largest face of any TaylorMade driver ever made. The entire club-head employs Ultra-Thin Wall construction which, along with a triangular head shape which allows for improvements in weight distribution and results in a more forgiving club-head. The sweet spot is further expanded thanks to the presence of TaylorMade’s Inverted Cone Technology, which is milled in the back of the club face. The white crown of the Burner SuperFast 2.0 immediately grabs your attention and is a stark contrast from the black PVD finish of the face.

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6. Bushnell Golf Hybrid Laser GPS: Introducing the world’s first Laser Rangefinder and GPS in one. Combining laser accuracy with GPS convenience, it’s just the game-changer you need. While the rangefinder can give you precise pointand-shoot distances, the GPS function gives you distances to the front, center and back of the green. You can even use the “shot distance”mode to find out just how far your drive went.


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8. Ping’s G20 driver: The “game-improvement” drivers are among the highest-rated sticks because of their ability to blend forgiveness and power. Ping’s tried-and-true design checklist includes optimizing center-of-gravity location; aerodynamics; feel; club face size; structure and club-head inertia (stability) on off-center hits.The G20 driver has a heavier head than G15 (7 grams more than standard) for greater force at impact. Additional back weighting and a more elongated face shore up misses. The reconfigured club-head — 5 percent higher moment of inertia on heel or toe hits — combines with a light, 45.75-inch “highbalance point” shaft (TFC 169D or TFC 169D Tour) to boost clubhead speed and, thus, distance.

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11. Cobra Baffler Rail H: Cobra’s premiere long-iron-replacing utility club. Like the Cobra woods in this family, the Rail H sports 9-points technology, with a high-strength steel face insert supporting a thin, springy face with a maximized sweet-spot for longer, straighter shots, whether you hit the ball right on the mark or a little bit off center. Specific to the Baffler Rail is this optimized “rail” sole design that reduces turf interaction. So, when you’re hitting the hybrid out of more difficult lies, you’ll get a better strike on the ball, making it easier to hit overall. Cobra also updated the top line finish for this model of the Baffler Rail H. The club now sports a dark finish that’s easier on the eye at address and generally more preferred by skilled players.

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10. Leupold GX-4 Digital Rangefinder: Every GX-4 golf rangefinder has been precisely calibrated to fire a laser beam at the target in the crosshairs, whether it’s a flag, tree, or sand trap. The rangefinder then uses its proprietary beam geometry to gauge the returns from the pin, and its advanced GX software to accurately separate those returns from the objects in the background. There’s no better way to determine exactly where a flag or water hazard is located. It’s even easier to range a distance pin on courses that utilize prism technology thanks to the GX-4’s Prism Lock. The moment the GX-4 identifies a prism-topped flagstick, the rangefinder will beep and the display will freeze. The Pin Hunter and Prism Lock features combine to make the GX-4 the most accurate golf rangefinder on the market.

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PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD buying golf shoes

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good pair of shoes is very important to your golfing experience, because it helps to protect your feet which is very important. And, it helps your golfing skills. The golf shoes influence how good you can perform, besides the golf techniques itself. This is because the shoes that you are wearing have to be responsive to your movements, and they will determine the amount of energy reserved for a good swing through the way you are standing and putting the pressure on the shoes.

Callaway FT Chev Blucher: Chevron Comfort Spike - Advanced leg design provides superior traction and support under all playing conditions. The shrouded dynamic design also increases strength, durability and helps prevent clogging.

The manufacturers of golf shoes now offer tour-quality shoes combined with classic looks with modern feel. Buying shoes for golf nowadays is not that hard, for all the famous makers of shoes have special ranges of shoes for golfers as well. Most golf shoes are made by the professional and famous shoe makers such as Adidas, Nike, Callaway and others. And they are as light as feather, but as strong as steel. These shoes are very flexible in nature and listen to the movements of the ankle and feet. FootJoy FJ ICON Wave: The soft premium leather offers outstanding waterproof comfort, breathability, and durability. This leather covered dual density PU Fit-Bed, creates an underfoot base that more mimics the natural shape of your foot, which helps provide a quality fit and cushioned support.

ECCO World Class GTX: The ECCO World Class GTX is a high-end men’s golf shoe and is the top of ECCO’s men’s golf shoe line. It features an allleather upper with Gore-Tex membrane, a removable vegetable-tanned leather covered insole and a classic saddle-shoe visual aesthetic. The World Class GTX’s all-leather upper provides the wearer with luxurious comfort while its Gore-Tex membrane keeps all water and moisture out while also providing inner moisture wicking.

The Nike Zoom Advance: Tour-level stability, all-day comfort. The Nike Zoom Advance Men’s Golf Shoe is a refined design created for elite players. Built to maximize stability on uneven ground, this shoe has killer cushioning and a comfortable fit that feels great for 18 rounds.

Puma Jigg women golf shoes: Designed for comfort and stability, they have a lightweight construction and advanced cleat system that will keep you steady on your feet. And they’re so stylish, you’ll turn heads whether you’re putting or sending one home. It features synthetic leather upper for durability.

DAWGS Golf Spirit for women: The Dawgs Golf Spirit is designed for golf in extreme comfort. While extremely light weight, the Golf Spirit shoe doesn’t seem to sacrifice weight for comfort. The shoes are made from high quality EVA (a.k.a. Closed Cell Resin) to absorb shock, protecting your heels and foot. The Golf Spirit shoe has 9 soft spikes embedded in rubber/EVA out soles for traction on the golf course.

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Sundog Hunter Mahan Signature Series HEVO Mela Sunglasses: The lens of these sunglasses eliminate veiled glare. For more than 25 years, Sundog Eyewear has been designing performance eyewear that delivers beyond expectations.Their de-centered lenses provide the high-contrast, distortion-free clarity that top athletes demand.

Nike SunGlasses: The dual lens Nike Show-X2 sunglasses deliver grip, stability and comfort. They feature interchangeable lenses, adjustable temples and Nike Max Lens Technology for precise views at all angles.

Adidas Retego Sunglasses: Retego’s Decentered Vision AdvantageTM PC Lenses guarantee distortion free vision and perfectly protect your eyes against UVA, -B and –C radiation. Its extensive 8 base curvature provides for the widest field of vision as well as optimum protection of the eye area.

GOLFER’S SUNGLASSES

Golfers have many more choices these days in golf-specific eyewear than they did even just a few years ago. Today’s sunglasses are packed with golf-specific technology to improve your game by giving you a better view of your surroundings, as well as aiding you in the ability to really see the ball that much more clearly.

Tifosi Roubaix Sunglasses: These sunglasses offer the versatility of great performance with an interchangeable lens system. Shatterproof polycarbonate lenses to virtually eliminate distortion, give sharp peripheral vision, and offer 100% protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays.

Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Golf Sunglasses: The new lenses that Oakley developed specifically for golfers are the G30 lenses. This new lens is designed to enhance your depth perception by boosting visual contrast. The Flak Jacket frame is one of Oakley’s most recognizable designs. This frame is guaranteed to stay where it’s supposed to stay; on your face.

Callaway C 401 Classic Style sunglasses: Featherlight Weight for all-day playability. Comfort-enhanced non-slip fit. Performance-Enhancing Lens Technology from Neox, which features a brown type of coating that makes it much easier to pick out the color of your ball from the backdrop of the course.

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Wheels

JAGUAR XJ

Prepare to shatter your preconceptions of how a luxury sports sedan should look. It is, quite simple, the most seductive and confident interpretation yet of our thrilling new design language

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four-door sedan with the body of a sports coupe, it combines sculptural elegance with visual drama. The streamlined profile and sweeping roofline make this one of the most aerodynamic Jaguars ever, the striking teardrop shape of the side window graphic accentuates a feeling of length and elegance. A low, wide stance, muscular wheel arches and taut waistline promise exhilarating performance before the car has even turned a wheel

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he Jaguar XJ’s interior is exquisite; there’s really no other way to describe it. Not only is the design unique and appealing from an aesthetic standpoint, but its craftsmanship and materials quality are a step beyond this already impressive league. Supple leather covers not only the seats, but most of the dash and doors. Rich wood trim wraps around the interior as if it were a structural element. Tastefully applied chrome, pianoblack trim and ice-blue lighting further decorate this cabin fit for royalty. Plus, with myriad color choices, it’s easy to equip the XJ in whatever way you desire. Every 2011 Jaguar XJ comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, active head restraints and a blind spot warning system. Front seat active seat belts are optional on the XJ and XJL, and standard on the others. A push button ignition and JaguarDrive Selector gear switch bring the big cat up to speed with 21st century luxury motoring. Optional features include a 1,200-watt Bowers & Wilkins sound system, hard drive-based audio and navigation systems and connectivity for external audio and video devices. Technical features of the new XJ include an air suspension, Jaguar’s continuously variable damping Adaptive Dynamics system and Active Differential Control. No matter the trim level, the XJ promises to be one serious sports sedan. Thanks to its light-weight aluminum construction — Jaguar says the XJ is at least 300 pounds lighter than the competition — even the base model XJ can scoot from 0-60 in 5.4 seconds. Few cars strike such an excellent balance between ride comfort and sporty handling as the 2011 Jaguar XJ. Even with the big wheels, it glides down the road with a sophisticated suppleness.

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Gadget of the month

No Need to Drill Holes... No Need to Use Clamps... Just Place It on the Rooftop and It Snaps into Place!

SATVIEW Satellite TV Antenna for Your Car

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o need to drill holes or screw ugly looking clamps on the roof of your car to hold your satellite TV antenna. Just place it on the rooftop and it snaps into place! Yes…the new Satview satellite TV antenna comes with a powerful magnet that holds on to the roof of your car without affecting it in anyway!

Though watching TV as you drive can be a difficult proposition, not to mention that it is dangerous and considered illegal, your car’s passengers can benefit from it. These days, many parents are on the lookout for alternative forms of entertainment in order to make sure their kids aren’t bored on long road trips. If you have young kids, satellite TV in your car will definitely earn you brownie points with them. After all, kids love to watch their favorite cartoons and sports on TV, whether at home or anywhere else.

When the antenna is not in use or you are leaving your car at an unsafe place or your vehicle is being left at a parking space for a longer time, all you need to do is just raise the antenna and keep it inside the car. Similarly, if you want to use the gadget at home or any remote location just remove the cable from the antenna on the roof and install it in just ten minutes without any hassle. The Satview antenna is not only sleek and stylish but very easy to install and dismantle. Unlike other antennas which are bulky, large and ugly, Satview antenna enhances the aesthetics of the vehicle.

The Satview system features a pancake-shaped antenna that snaps on to the roof rack of your car with TV screens fitted inside. The innovative system, which is manufactured in Korea and distributed in Thailand by Sunrise Intertrade Co., Ltd, allows us to watch Satellite TV on the go even at high speeds in crystal clear quality without any disturbance and the number of channels is simply mind-boggling! Sunrise Intertrade has teamed up with True Visions and DTV, thanks to which one can watch as many as 250 TV channels depending on the package/s subscribed to.

If you are driven around, having a satellite TV in your car will not just give you the freedom to view your favorite sports programs, but also help you catch up on the latest world news and stock markets. Satellite TV is an excellent solution for events such as tailgate parties! Now in Bangkok or anywhere in Thailand, you can watch and enjoy all your favourite TV programmes in the comfort of your car while you are being driven, be it at a snail’s pace or at a maximum speed - as high as 300 km per hour! The innovative satellite system that makes this dream come true providing an altogether new dimension to in-car entertainment is SATVIEW!

Satview antennas are available all over the Kingdom and almost every car audio and car accessories shop carries Satview product line, the most popular models being SV-SAT888 (for vehicles) and SV-SAT05H (for home). The system comes with a one year warranty. Both SV-SAT888 and SV-SAT05H models are developed with the latest technology and probably are the smallest antennas in the world as of today. Satview antennas are far ahead of competition in innovation, design and style and enjoy a large sales and distribution network. The special 2-in-1 STB that comes with the system makes it possible to watch both DTV channels and True Visions channels using True Visions Smart Card.

Car or van, (golf) cart or coach, home or beach, boat or yacht, wherever you are and whenever you want, you can never be away from knowing what’s happening around the world with SATVIEW satellite TV system. News or sports, movies or soaps, shares or commodities, music or documentaries, education or adventure, whatever your favourite TV channels are, they are all at your finger tips and by just pressing your remote you can enjoy them 24/7!

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RSBC Past Golf Captain Khun Vudhi Lenbury is one of the many proud owners of Satview antenna, who recently got the system installed for his Hyundai H1 van. Soon after the satellite TV was installed, Khun Vudhi and his friends escaped the hustle and bustle of Bangkok to play golf at Mountain Creek Golf Course located 200 km from the city near Lamtaklong dam in Nakhon Ratchasima province. While Khun Vudhi drove his brand new H1, his friends enjoyed their favourite TV channels, including Golf Channel, all along the two-hour journey.

Khun Vudhi Lenbury shows how easy it is to install and dismantle the SATVIEW antenna

receive hundreds of domestic programs, international programs from both True Visions and DTV. We have special promotion schemes specially designed for SATVIEW users.

Asked about this Khun Saeng Meenijacin said: “We enjoyed the satellite TV while on our way to the golf course. Over all, the picture quality of most channels was awesomely good! Although the signal got weaker when we were passing thick trees or tall buildings, the picture quality restored to normal within seconds. All in all, it was a great experience to watch the TV while enjoying the luxury of being driven!

The clear advantage of SATVIEW is the power of its signal. This unique selling proposition has proved to be the largest motivating factor for our customers to opt for SATVIEW, Mr. Anurag added.

Khun Vudhi said every one of his family likes their newly installed Satview satellite TV system. “It is quite easy to install and dismantle the antenna. There’s absolutely no need to drill holes or attach bulky hinges on the rooftop of your car to hold it. It’s magnet is amazingly powerful! My daughter likes it very much since she can now watch her favourite soap operas while moving through notorious city traffic. My grandson, who is just 7 months old, too seems to enjoy as he stares up at the TV screen fitted on the ceiling at the back when we tune in to any cartoon channel.”

For further information about Satview products, please call 022593914, send an e-mail to info@satview.asia or visit the company website http://www.satview.asia.

Speaking to RBSC ELITE, Sunrise Intertrade General Manager Mr. Anurag Kaushik explained: “Mobile Satellite TV has its own limitations, for example when the line of sight with satellite blocked by trees, tall buildings, dense clouds, etc. Many emerging companies have started marketing their products off late, providing various options to the users. SATVIEW has been able to optimize the performance through continuous up-gradation and learning curve. Quality: Compared to others, the picture and sound quality is far superior because we use proven waveguide horn technology. The audio quality of your favorite program has been further improved with “audio noise filter” supplied as accessory with every box. It cuts down the noise generated by the moving vehicle.

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Program Variety: The difference in channels that are available to Satview users. Subscribers

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Dining

GOOD NEWS for Execs of the Corporate World! EVE Restaurant at Hansar Bangkok to Open for Business Lunch from 15 August!!

Whether you’re taking an existing or prospective client out for lunch, planning a networking luncheon with trade association members or simply dining with your colleagues, leaving your office desk for lunch can certainly boost your business.

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f you think eating lunch at your desk day in and day out builds your reputation as an industrious executive, you need to think again. Keeping your nose to the grindstone may actually be costing you money and business. Smart executives always tend to outsmart the hard-working ones. So think smart! We spend so much time talking on the phone and corresponding via e-mail unmindful of the fact that lunch gives us the opportunity to expand our contacts and learn things about our potential clients and business partners that can help us in the future. We need to think of it as an investment. At the most, we will lose about 90 minutes during the workday, but it’s worth it to connect with and get closer to a new person. Whether you’re taking an existing or prospective client out for lunch, planning a networking luncheon with trade association members or simply dining with your colleagues, leaving your office desk for lunch can certainly boost your business. But where would you go? Which is the best place for a good working lunch? Where can you have value-for-money lunch without compromising on the quality, presentation, ambience and service? For the executives of the corporate world, especially the connoisseurs of finest food among expatriate and local foodies working or living in Bangkok downtown, there’s some really GOOD NEWS! EVE Restaurant, situated at Hansar Hotel, Bangkok, in a surprisingly quiet location off Rajdamri Road in Soi Mahadlekluang 2, will be open for business lunch from 15 August! Serving contemporary French menu with a hint of Mediterranean influence, Eve is the one and only restaurant in Bangkok, which is purpose built to ensure that diners enjoy their lunch and dinner in utmost privacy and comfort. With an irresistible mystique, sophisticated design, chic interiors overwhelmed with dark wood emitting purple hues and inventive French Provençal menu, Eve woos global epicures and local foodies alike. The custom made high-back chairs are apparently found only at Eve and nowhere else vouch for unrivalled privacy that the restaurant offers. The chairs have ears on either side that work like blinders keeping the person sitting to focus on what is in the front rather than what is at the sides or behind. So you can rest assured that the person/s you are entertaining will not get distracted from you.

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The gastronomic philosophy of EVE focuses on freshly sourced ingredients and an ever-changing lunch menu that features innovative yet palate-pleasing dishes. The restaurant’s Express Business Lunch menu boasts of a two-course (baht 430++) meal that includes antipasti salad buffet and one main dish and a three-course (baht 490++) meal with the addition of a dessert. The antipasti buffet will have at least 13 items on any given day, including Assorted crudités – mixed lettuce, carrot, cucumber, tomatoes, baby spinach, boiled corncob, julienne cabbage, capsicum,

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etc,. (rotated every day) as well as condiments, dressings, a huge variety of salads, Caesar station with Romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, croutons, Parmesan Cheese, chopped parsley, garlic, crispy bacon, caper, mustard, olive and lemon wedges and Bruschetta. As for the mains from EVE’s kitchen, the choices include Homemade Saffron Linguini with prawns, artichoke, roast cherry tomatoes, garlic, chili and cilantro sauce, Pan Seared Grouper with sweet potatoes puree, wilted snow pea tendrils and citrus-tomato vinaigrette, Coq Au Vin with buttered noodles and root vegetables and Broiled Pork Tenderloin with pumpkin risotto, summer vegetables and three peppercorn sauce. Along with antipasti and mains, the dessert changes every day from the all-time favourite Chocolate tower in red fruit berry soup to Strawberry and yoghurt mousse to Assorted tropical sliced fresh fruits. The menu also features tantalising creations masterfully crafted by EVE’s Executive Chef Chatree Wongsriphaisan and Executive Sous Chef Satjar Thongsrikaew such as Wild French Turbot, slow-cooked perigord black truffle foam, and Alaskan Sea Scallops, pan seared tempura of tiger prawn tails, mango salsa. For the dinner, Eve’s contemporary French menu with a hint of Mediterranean influence is adorned with all the exotic in-trend dishes - Hokkaido Sea Scallops, French Foie Gras, Australian Lamb, Wagyu Beef as well as seafood delicacies with geographical locations in their names - Tasmanian Wild Salmon, Alaskan King Crab, Pacific Ocean Snow Fish and Atlantic Maine Lobster. Speaking to RBSC ELITE, Hansar Assistant F&B Manager Mr. Christoph Schwamborn, an experienced German national who had worked for several star hotels around the world, said: “The ambience here is airy, the interiors are chic and you can see tables and chairs set up in corners wide apart to ensure total privacy. The presentation is elegant and eye-pleasing. We have an excellent private dining room for a group of 10 persons who want to have lunch together in total privacy.” For connoisseurs who wish to sample many of the Chef ’s signature dishes in just one sitting, the restaurant offers a five-course Degustation Menu for a soul-filling dinner with Hansar Organic Salad artichokes, capsicums, Cherry tomatoes and ‘Aceto Di Balsamico dressing, Artichoke Ravioli with Tarragon scented red capsicum, sundried tomorrow and roasted pine nut, Atlantic Maine Lobster Fergola Pearls wilted spinach and garlic herb butter or Wagyu Beef Short Rib Marbling 9+ slow-cooked garlic mash potato cauliflower with pommery mustard and bordelaise reduction, Macadamia Cheese-Cake framboise sorbet and Coffee/Tea.

EVE’s Assistant F&B Manger Mr. Christoph Schwamborn and Executive Sous Chef Satjar Thongsrikaew

To complement your evening meal, the restaurant also has an extensive wines list comprising new world and old world wines with vintages range from 1951 to 2009. The Sommelier recommended wines include Prosecco Brut “Zonin” sparkling wine, De Castellane Champagne, 2000 Dom Pérignon (Champagne Cuvee d’exception), 2007 Louis Latour Macon Village Chameroy (Burgundy), 2008 Sancerre ‘Clos de Chadenay “AOC” Etienne Daulny’ (Loire), 2008 Palliser Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand), 2008 Pinot Noir d’Alsace Reserve (Alsace), 2009 Anakena Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile) and 2008 Peter Lehmann (Weighbridge) Shiraz. Also, there are 10 wines available by the glass ranging from 2009 Penfold Chardonnay (Australia) to De Castellane Champagne (France). EVE, which accommodates 50 guests inside and 30 outside, is open Monday to Friday from 12.00 noon to 2.30 pm for business lunch and for dinner Monday to Sunday from 6 pm to 10:30 pm. Reservation is highly recommended at EVE in view of the fact that the well-staffed restaurant quickly shot to fame as the most sought after dining venue. So call (66) 02-209-1234 or write an e-mail to book your table at EVE to reservations@hansarbangkok.com.....NOW!

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Health

FRAGILE - HANDLE WITH CARE! Children Diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) ll children are oppositional A from time to time, particularly when tired, hungry,

months. But the parents cannot decide by themselves whether their child has the problem. They should seek the help of a developmentalbehavioural pediatrician.

stressed or upset. They may argue, talk back, disobey, and defy parents, teachers, and other adults. Oppositional behavior is often a normal part of development for two to three year olds and early adolescents.

How do you treat the disorder? The doctor will find out whether the child has been suffering from ODD through a thorough examination that includes detailed interviews with the child, parents, family members and, if necessary, with his/her teacher(s). The doctor will also indentify whether there is any comorbidity (co-existence of any other disorder) because 50% of ODD cases tend to have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). ADHD occurs due to deficit of neurotransmitters in the brain causing the child to be inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive. ADHD is treated with medication, while there are no medicines for ODD directly but mood stabilizer or antidepressant drug will be used in severe ODD. I follow a two-pronged approach to treat the disorder – change of parenting style and helping the child in need. I teach parents how to handle their child and manage his/her behavior in the right manner. I also talk to the child, win his/her confidence, know what happened or what went wrong and help him/her get relieved of stress. The treatment, which also includes assisting the child in problem solving, decreasing negativity and frustration tolerance, may extend to 4-5 sittings or even more depending upon the seriousness of the condition.

However, openly non-cooperative and hostile behavior becomes a serious concern when it is so frequent and consistent that it stands out when compared with other children of the same age and developmental level and when it affects the child’s social, family and academic life. Have you ever noticed this kind of ‘odd’ behaviour in a child? Scientifically called Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), it is a childhood behavioural problem characterised by constant disobedience and hostility. Around one in ten children under the age of 12 years are thought to have ODD, with boys outnumbering girls by two to one. Characteristics of ODD ODD behaviours usually surface when the child is at primary school, but the disorder can be found in children as young as three years of age. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association, a child with ODD:

How important is it for the parents to spend quality time with their growing child? The first two years are very important in a child’s life. During this crucial period, a child learns to socialize, walk, speak, show emotions, etc. They try to be independent but get upset since they cannot do things such as eating, drinaking and walking by themselves. Their failure causes confusion and stress. Parents should understand this and assist their children in all possible ways so that they can overcome the difficulties.

Frequently loses his/her temper Frequently argues Frequent defies or refuses to comply with rules and requests Frequently annoys people on purpose Frequently blames other people for his/her mistakes or poor behavior Is very sensitive to other’s comments or is easily annoyed by others Frequently feels angry or resentful Frequently being cruel or retaliative

If left untreated, does ODD cause any serious complications? ODD needs an early intervention and the treatment is important, since children with untreated ODD may continue to be difficult and antisocial into their adult years. This can impact on their relationships, career prospects and quality of life. Some children with ODD will develop the more serious Conduct Disorder (CD), which is characterised by aggressive law-breaking and violent behaviour.

If your child has a developmental, learning, or behavioral problem, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician has the training and expertise to evaluate and care for your child. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians possess training and experience to consider, in their assessments and treatments, the medical and psychosocial aspects of children’s and adolescents’ developmental and behavioral problems. BNH Hospital is one of the few institutions in Thailand to introduce the services of a developmental-behavioral pediatrician. To know more about the causes, symptoms and procedures available to treat ODD, RBSC ELITE met the hospital’s Developmental-Behavioural Pediatrician Dr. Saowapa Phornchindarak. Following are the interview highlights: What are the causes of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) in children? The exact causes of ODD are unknown but biological and environmental/ social factors may have a role. Children with difficult temperament, who are moody and easily irritable (biological) and those who are exposed to violence at home (environmental/social) are prone to have ODD.v How to identify whether a child is suffering from ODD? A child can be diagnosed with ODD if at least four of the eight behavioral criteria listed by DSM are present in him/her for at least 6 consecutive

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Golf Quiz

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in three exciting prizes – Albatross, Eagle and Birdie – in this month’s quiz. The Albatross prize includes gift vouchers worth THB 6,000 which can be exchanged for a Two Hours Mulberry Hot Tea Oil Massage for a couple sponsored by Mulberry Spa.

Gift vouchers for a One Hour Mulberry Hot Tea Oil Massage for a couple Valued at THB 3,000.- at Mulberry Spa, will be presented to the winner of the Eagle prize, while a colourful Arnold Palmer Golf Shirt sponsored by Primesport Co., Ltd awaits the Birdie prize winner. In case of more than three winning entries, the winners will be selected through a draw of lots. So what are you waiting for? Hurry up!! Please e-mail your answers to editorial_desk@elitegolfmagazine.com by not later than Monday, 22 August 2011 with ‘Golf Quiz – July 2011’ as the ‘subject’ of your mail. Alternatively, you may write your name, contact number or E-mail ID and your answers in the box provided in this page or its photocopy and leave it with the golf starters. So, Best of Luck!

- ELITE Editorial Team

GOLF QUIZ - JULY 2011 Name: ____________________________________ Tel No. / E-mail ID: ___________________________ Your Answers: Q.1 ____________________________ Q.2 ____________________________

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Birdie QUESTIONS Please select the response of your choice to each of the below questions. 1. On which dates Wilding Golf and RBSC ELITE are organising Junior Golf Clinics for RBSC juniors? a) 7th, 14th and 21st August b) 8th, 15th and 22nd August c) 9th, 16th and 23rd August d) 11th, 18th and 25th August 2. Who was the runner-up at the St. Amory Cup tournament held at RBSC on 2 July? a) Khun Tnu Dharmajiva b) Khun Vivat Vinicchayakul c) Khun Tiraphon Tipsanit d) Khun Siripat Swasdiburi

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Conditions: a) The Golf Quiz is open for the members of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, their spouses, children and families only and non-members are not eligible to participate. b) The picture of Arnold Palmer golf shirt shown as the Birdie prize on the opposite page is only a sample. The colour and design of the shirt may vary depending upon availability. c) W hile sending your entries, you must quote your name and contact phone number or e-mail address. Entries without the accompanying details face the risk of being rejected. d) The winners will be intimated through a telephone call or e-mail, as the case may be, to pick-up their prizes. e) The prizes are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. f ) To ensure fair and equitable chances of winning the prizes for all, entries submitted by the members, who had already won 3 prizes (same or different prizes) in one calendar year, will be considered as ineligible.

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The Editorial Desk of Elite reserves the right to reject invalid entries. ANSWERS TO LAST MONTH’S QUIZ 1. While practising on grass at the driving range, you have taken a divot with your first swing. Which of the below is the right way to continue your practice? a) Place your ball by the side of the divot and go for the swing b) Place your ball just behind the divot each time you swing c) Place your ball on the front end of the divot each time you swing d) Place your ball randomly or anywhere you like and go for the swing Ans: b) Place your ball just behind the divot each time you swing 2. Name the golfer who topped the Asian Tour Order of Merit as of 31 May 2011? a) Siddikur b) Jbe Kruger c) Thongchai Jaidee d) S.S.P. Chowrasia Ans: d) S.S.P. Chowrasia Since there were more than three entries with the correct answers for the last month’s quiz, the following three winners were picked by a draw of lots: 1. Albatross prize – Khun Sam Khomtharm 2. Eagle prize – Khun Vudhi Lenbury 3. Birdie prize – Khun Phayorm Dulyavidh Meanwhile, the correct answer to the question asked under last month’s ELITE PROMOTION was ‘Guac’. The following are the winners of 7 Dining Vouchers sponsored by Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Khun Ammie Lenbury Khun Lilit Khomtharm Khun Saeng Meenijacin Khun Winai Dulyavidh Mr. Rakesh Sodhia Khun Jutatip Charoenteranun Mr. Jayesh Kumar Bhudhara

Our hearty congratulations to the lucky winners!

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Money Matters

BEWARE: Your Money Protecting Umbrella is Getting

Smaller.....Smaller

.....Smaller! - By Suthipong Sucharittanonta, CFP

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n umbrella is a must have equipment in your golf bag, especially in the rainy season. It helps protecting you from rain, strong sun, and sometime, an unexpectable non-directional golf ball of another golfer!

Incidentally, same is the case with the investment world. We always look for some kind of protection on our investment, starting with a bank deposit. In Thailand, the Deposit Protection Agency (DPA) has offered a full amount guarantees on deposit with the financial institution since August 11, 2008, which has made investors sleep happily. The protection of deposits is always a concern for all investors. However, the Thai investors had been through the crash of financial institutions in the past "Tom Yum Goong" crisis which was the worst financial crisis faced by our country. Many financial institutions were closed down and many people had lost a lot of money during that time. The reminder: Deposit protection will be less and less From August 11, 2011, the Deposit Protection Agency is going to protect deposits up to an amount of 50 million baht per depositor and per financial institution. Then, after one year, from August 11, 2012, the protection amount will be lowered to only 1 million baht. This amount counts toward all accounts under the same name and in the same bank. The deposit protection has also been done internationally. What shall we do then? If we have deposit of more than 50 million baht, let's say 80 million baht, with the bank, the easiest way is to split that amount of money and deposit with several banks because the protection is only 50 million baht for each depositor per bank. After August 11, 2012, when the protection limit is down to 1 million baht, it will be difficult to spread 80 million baht into 80 accounts because the deposit protection will cover only 1 million baht under the same name in each bank. The deposit in several bank branches under the same name has to be sum up and counted as one bank. Therefore, the diversification of investment is needed. An investor has to start studying on how to diversify investment and risk/return on each investment. Most importantly, the financial credit of financial institutions has to be in consideration.

bond, stock, mutual fund, and commodities. 4. Consult with the Financial Advisor or Certified Financial Planner who can help you choose the financial instrument that suit to risk and return profile and make an investment plan.

In summary, there are many ways that we can do to protect our money:

5. Set up the Private Fund, offered by many asset management companies and banks, and have the professional manage it.

1. Split the amount of money and deposit with several financial institutions

6. If you are a high net worth individual, consult with your Private Banker. Investment can be diversified by investing in various financial instruments locally and internationally.

2. Check the financial credit, credit rating, and solvency of the financial institutions. 3. Diversify ment by in various instruments

7. Invest in real estate which will normally give good return in the long run. The World is changing everyday and our umbrella is getting smaller and smaller. Therefore, we need to adapt ourselves to live in this world.

an investinvesting financial such as

If your money management is intelligent and effective, it will help you go through this change without much trouble.

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RBSC ELITE JULY 2011  

The Official Golf & Lifestyle Magazine of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club Published Since 1977

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