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The official publication of the Black Mountain Golf Club - Hua Hin • i s s u e 1 - 2 0 0 9

Golf Magazine

The Lure of the Orient How it all began The way it was What’s on the menu? How to Putt like

Padraig Harrington Course Guide Building a better golf swing with Justin Rose

Greg Norman

Fascinated with Flight

Asian Golf Awards

Ian Poulter Fashion

Property Guide


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Contents

azine Golf MaG The Lure of the Orient

Golf Magazine

How it all began The way it was What’s on the menu? How to Putt like

Padraig Harrington Course Guide golf swing Building a better with Justin Rose

Greg Norman

Fascinated with Flight Asian Golf Awards

Ian Poulter

Fashion

Property Guide

Published by Swing Image Golf & Lifestyle Magazine 22/11 Sirirad Road Kathu, Phuket, 83150 Thailand Editor Sean Harrison sean@swingimage.co.uk Art & Design

The Lure of the Orient - 5 The way it was! - 10

MaxMedia Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 822 717 424 Advertising MaxMedia Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 822 717 424

Welcome to the club - 12 What’s on the menu? - 20

For Black Mountain Golf Club General Manager

How to Putt like Padraig Harrington - 22 18 Hole Course Guide - 28

Harald Elisson harald@bmghuahin.com Tel: +66 (0) 857 017 536 Real Estate realestate@bmghuahin.com

Building a better golf swing with Justin Rose - 53

Greg Norman - Fascinated with Flight - 60 Asian Golf Monthly Awards - 66 Ian Poulter - Fashion - 68

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W

elcome!

Welcome to the first issue of Black Mountain Golf Clubs official publication. We hope that you enjoy reading all the information inside. It has been a long road since the owners found the vacant land at the back of the Hua Hin area, however, it’s amazing how much we have achieved in such a short time.

due to weather conditions, with Hua Hin’s rainfall and our intensive drainage system allowing daily play possible. Our ultimate goal is to be rated as the number one golf course in Asia and with our current growth we are confident of achieving this.

In just eighteen months, after the start of the project in October 2005, Black Mountain Golf Club was constructed and opened its doors. An amazing achievement in itself.

However, by producing this magazine we are not only promoting Black Mountain Golf Club we feel a responsibility to also let the world know of the beautiful golfers paradise of Hua Hin and the magic of living in and holidaying in Thailand.

Since the opening in April 2007, we have been honoured with several awards including “Best New Golf Course in Thailand” in 2007 and in 2008, “2nd Best Golf Course in Thailand” as well as “6th Best Golf Course in Asia”, something that we are extremely proud of. We have also never closed our doors

In recent times, the world’s economy has taken a downward turn, however, our properties at Black Mountain Golf Club remain popular and in demand due to their quality build, design and magnificent location. We anticipate this trend to continue over the coming years.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the club. Mr. Harald Elisson General Manager Black Mountain Golf Club

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Orient The lure

For centuries, travellers have been making the journey from far away lands to view and immerse themselves in the magical wonders that Asia has to offer. In recent times, travellers have flocked to Thailand in droves and with the booming tourism industry came a popular expat resident society. With Hua Hin, one of the most popular beachside resort towns in the country, many foreign residents are making this beautiful part of Thailand their home.

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Thailand is a very diverse country with mountain regions in the north, a huge bustling capital city of Bangkok and magical coastlines and islands strewn along the southern shores. This variety also brings a wide range of people with varied backgrounds, religions and beliefs as well as lifestyles. Travelling through the country can be an eye opening time and one of the most joyous experiences of ones life. With Thailand’s capital of Bangkok being positioned conveniently in the region and its airports, now ranking in the top 20 busiest in the world, those residents interested in exploring or simply needing to fly for business reasons will find easy access to air travel to just about anywhere. Local travel throughout the country is well established and pretty much pain free. Many airlines cover most of the routes as well as bus, train and taxi’s for shorter distances being inexpensive and easy. In towns, taxi’s, tuk-tuks and even rick-shaws are avail-

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able with motorbike taxi’s being very popular with locals although maybe a little dangerous on busy roads. Most town transportation should be negotiated up-front. Thailand is universally know as “The Land of Smiles” and justifiably so. Throughout the kingdom foreigners are greeted with the customary smiles, Thai Wai and “Sawedee” (Hello). In most towns, the local people will have some English language skills, however, the further from these towns and cities one travels it becomes more difficult to make conversation. Learning some Thai language is a must and the basics are quite easy to pick up.

Hua Hin

Many foreigners who chose to live in Thailand search for the perfect coastal town to make their home. With its sandy beaches and many facilities, Hua Hin is becoming the first choice for many of those residents. Location The resort town of Hua Hin is positioned on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand and around 200 kilometers south of the Bangkok capital. The town has been a popular destination for many of Thailands residents for many years and is even home to the country’s extremely popular Royal Family. A large proportion of the community is formed by Bangkok residents purchasing homes and making regular weekend getaways. Eventually, those residents retire to Hua Hin for a quieter life. Climate Being close to the Equator, Thailand can boast a year round warm climate. Temperatures are often around 25-30 degrees. During the months of October through

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to April, Hua Hin enjoys a very enjoyable temperature with humidity at some of the countries lowest. In terms of rainfall during the “rainy” season, Hua Hin seems to only receive frequent heavy showers that makes playing golf a daily possibility. We have never closed our doors due to weather conditions. Shopping Throughout Thailand, just about anything can be bought from local markets. Fresh produce is readily available at very competitive prices. For those that like the large branded supermarkets, Hua Hin has a Tesco-Lotus store as well as the recently opened Hua Hin Market Village which is an air conditioned, multi-store shopping mall where days can be spent roaming around all the stores. This center opened in 2006 and is the towns first large scale shopping and entertainment complex and has grown in popularity amongst residents and visitors. The three major outlets in Market Village are Tesco-Lotus, Home Pro and Major Cineplex, it also has a food court for inexpensive local dishes, a number of branded restaurants, a ten-pin bowling alley and large variety of small stores with popular clothing brands such as Levis, Lee, Lacoste, Bata, Body Glove and many more. Other facilities in the center are banks, mobile phone outlets, camera stores and book shops. Hospitals Health is a concern for many foreign residents. Hua Hin has two major hospitals including one private international hospital with international standards. However, for serious concerns, Bangkok with its large choice of good medical facilities is only a short trip away.

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Schools Residents with kids will be pleased to know that many schools and universities have been established in and around the region. Parents usually seek out schools with quality Native English speaking teachers and the schools themselves have been scrambling to meet the demand. Foreign residents and the desire of Thai parents to have their children study on a full English program offering all lessons in English have created a demand in Hua Hin for schools offering international curriculums. Currently Somtawin Hua Hin School offers a full English program with all subjects taught in the English language, except Thai language of course. Three other schools in Hua Hin have limited English programs. They are Hua Hin Salesian School, Hua Hin School, and Hua Hin Vitayalai. All three schools follow the Thai curriculum with the subjects Science, Math and

English taught in the English language by native speaking teachers with international standard qualifications that are the equivalent of any school system. Entertainment Some of the best dining establishments in all of Thailand can be found in Hua Hin. With the town being so popular in the tourism high-season, these fine restaurants are scrambling for the business and having to increase customer satisfaction to keep up. For a night on the town, the city center has a multitude of bars, pubs and eateries that will be happy to serve. The increase in residents has caused a huge increase in the demand for golf courses. Black Mountain is now the 7th high standard course with the best reputation for quality of play, affordability and luxury appointments throughout the clubhouse and golf course facilities.

Hua Hin weather - Average Temperature Month Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

°C

27.3

28.4

29.9

29.9

29.6

29.3

29.4

28.7

27.9

26.8

25.1

28.2

Nov

Dec

Year

25.6

Hua Hin weather - Average Rainfall Month Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

mm

14.7

16.1

26.5

118.3

77.1

104.0 81.2

82.0

201.4 202.6

7.2

77.94

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Phuket weather - Average Rainfall Month Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

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24

55

133

324

289

295

272

379

340

181

59

199

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Facts about Thailand • Globally known as the land of smiles • “Thailand” means land of the free • Population is over 65 million people

• Huge variety of produce available • 3,219 km’s of beautiful coastline • Fast growing economy

Facts about Hua Hin • Only 200 km south of Bangkok • The Thai Royal Family resides in Hua Hin • Positioned on the Gulf of Thailand

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• Known as a golfing paradise • Hua Hin is a Booming resort town • Year round enjoyable climate

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Back in October 2005, while on vacation, some Swedish investors discovered a quiet site positioned just 15 minutes west of the center of Hua Hin. 18 months later Black Mountain Golf Club opened its doors. This site was complete with huge valleys, surrounded by jutting mountains with large black rocks protruding from their face and so the name Black Mountain was developed and the concept of the Black Mountain Golf Course was born. Construction began with the digging of three huge lakes that are the foundation of todays course using 80 excavators, 200 trucks and over 400 construction workers to complete the task. These lakes, once constructed, were filled with 3-million cubic meters of water and with the largest being 17 meters deep today provides for all water usage on the course, club house and courseside homes. On any given day at Black Mountain, the water usage is the

equivalant of 160,000 litres. It is considered that the two largest challenges in running a golf course in this part of the world are: 1) to secure enough water (self sufficiency) during the very long period without any rain known as the dry season and; 2) to be able to drain the course when the heavy rains come, which is known as the rainy season. Sometimes the rain can be heavy but usually lasts for only a short time. For Black Mountain to master these challenges, the constructors installed the worlds most technically advanced irrigation and drainage system.

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The Club Welcome to

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Overlooking the stunning views of the Black Mountain ranges and the masterfully crafted links of the course, The Black Mountain Golf Club’s clubhouse is an ultra modern example of pure luxury and convenience that will make the choosiest golfer prune with excitement at the end of each round, no matter how well or badly they played.

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Thailand is world renowned for its warm welcomes to visitors and The Black Mountain Golf Club certainly continues this tradition.

After parking your car in the underground parking lot, golfers are greeted with big smiles and welcomes from the courses well trained caddies who are only too happy to whisk off your clubs in preparation for your round. After taking the private elevator up to ground level, one is bombarded with a spacious clubhouse, equal to anything the golfing world has to offer. The ultramodern, yet tropical Asian styled, dĂŠcor is luxurious in its appointment and pleasing to the eye.

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Upon entering the pro-shop, one could be excused for thinking that this might be a private country club in the USA, with the well layed out gallery of products on offer. Surprisingly, the prices for goods are extremely reasonable and compare with retail outlets throughout the country. For those on vacation, a large range of rental clubs and gear are available with such brands as Cobra and Titleist making the golfing experience at Black Mountain first class. The spacious restaurant overlooks the course’s spectacular scene and wets the appetite of those golfers who are not bristling with excitement at their impending round. Delicious coffee, snacks and cold drinks served by more smiling staff help to prepare the body for the rigours of golf or maybe ward off a few nerves at playing such a special course. No expense has been spared in this club house with the locker rooms more like a 5-star hotels. After changing into golfing attire, one can book in for a post round massage or recuperate with a bubbly jacuzzi. Don’t be afraid of hotel pricing as massages here are as little as 300 Thai baht.

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For those serious about their golf, Black Mountain has provided a work out room to warm up those muscles. This room is fitted out with a top modern golf simulator where you can try the black mountain layout before you even tee off and a variety of exercise equipment as well so there is no excuse for injuries out on the course. Just a short stroll from the warm up room and the 1st tee is the course’s driving range. This upmarket range is perfectly suitable for a warm up hit, some much needed practice or a private lesson. The club offers lessons at reasonable rates and must be booked in advance. After making way to the first tee, golfers will find their smiling caddie waiting in earnest and ready to please. Remember to take advantage of their course knowledge and know that they wouldn’t think of letting you drive the buggy, that’s their job.

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After a round or any other time, the staff at Black Mountain Golf Club are only too happy to organise relaxing activities such as a bubbly jacuzzi or envigorating sports massage. www.bmghuahin.com

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The Pro-Shop at Black Mountain Golf Club is the best stocked store in the region with a wide variety of brand names available. On offer are: • A wide range of clubs • Custom fitting service with the latest video equipment • Large branded clothing range

SPECIAL OFFER

GREENJOYS were 2,590 THB

NOW 1,990 THB SUPERLITES were 4,190 THB

NOW 2,990 THB

Full set of FP2’s with Driver, 3-wood, rescue club, putter and bag. ONLY 59,000 THB

RENTAL CLUBS Come in to see our huge range of brand new Rental Clubs from COBRA AND TITLEIST www.bmghuahin.com

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What’s on the menu?

Whether you are after a romantic meal with a loved one or a large group of friends getting together for a party, The Restaurant at Black Mountain Golf Club is the perfect choice. page 20

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Set in an atmosphere of traniquility, The restaurant at Black Mountain Golf Club makes the most of the wonderful views overlooking the golf course and the surrounding mountains and is a perfect place for a romantic meal with a loved one or a large group of friends getting together for a party. The menu has been created to satisfy all tastes, with everything from breakfast through to dinner with homemade bread to classic Thai dishes, salad, pasta, dessert and European specialty dishes.

Starter’s Lobster Soup with Chilli Croutons Thai Chicken Satay with peanut sauce Main’s Pepper steak (220gr.) with cognac-pepper sauce, vegetables & French Fries Grilled Salmon with lobster sauce & pressed potatoes Dessert’s Orange Crepe Suzette with Cointreau flambe crepe with chocolate ice cream Chocolate Truffle

The salmon has been imported from Norway and the beef imported from Australia and New Zealand, to be sure of highest quality. Also on offer are the highest quality wines, whiskey, cognac, champagne and cigars. The aim is to offer high quality food and service at reasonable prices. Many golfers enjoy a fine dining experience following their game and the restaurant also has an outstanding reputation with local residents as well.

To book special events you can contact the food & beverage manager Anders Hagstedt at: restaurant@bmghuahin.com or +66 (0)89 0283547. www.bmghuahin.com

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Hole 1 Par - 4

A testing opening hole that is normally played into the wind and can be deceptively difficult when windy. Accuracy off the tee is important with bushes left and right as well as two fairway bunkers around the landing zone. The 2nd shot is downhill to a large undulating green that is protected by a very large bunker to the left. An attractive hole to start your round on.

Par Yards

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432

4

419

4

396

4

374

4

355

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Hole 2 Par - 5

A spectacular classic “risk and reward” par 5. The tee shot is played from an elevated tee, over a large tress, to a narrow fairway. The 2nd shot is where the choice must be made – either risk going for the green, with a creek in front and rocks surronding the green, or lay up for a wedge shot to the green. A good chance for a birdie if played well.

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5

536

5

514

5

466

5

444

5

416

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Hole 3 Par - 3

A straightaway par 3, played to a large green. Probably the easiest hole on the course, and a good chance to relax and gain the confidence before the real test begins. Choose your club well and a par will not be far away.

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164

3

157

3

140

3

135

3

112

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Hole 4 Par - 4

A downhill tee shot to a generous hidden fairway. The second shot is where the test begins. After a good drive, an accurate short iron shot is required to land on the island green that is also well protected by bunkers. Accuracy is the key as always on an island green. The undulations on the large green will also test your putting skills.

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401

4

378

4

351

4

336

4

320

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Hole 5 Par - 4

A very testing uphill par 4. with any par here accepted gratefullly. You must avoid the bunkers with the tee shot and take an extra club with the second shot to hit the wide but shallow green. Don’t be decieved by the looks of this straight running hole, as it can be quite difficlut.

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406

4

371

4

359

4

347

4

320

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Hole 6 Par - 5

Played from an elevated tee set back into the hill, the par 5 sixth hole is downhill all the way and plays much shorter than the yardage indicates. For the second shot, the longer hitter has to decide whether to cut over the water, trees and sand and go for the green or take the safe route to the right. The safe way leaves a difficult short iron to a sloping green but can be a smarter choice on a windy day or with a shorter hitter.

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639

5

596

5

569

5

545

5

476

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Hole 7 Par - 4

Probably the most dangerous tee shot on the course. The decision has to be made whether to cut over the lake and make the hole much shorter or take the safe route to the left which leaves a very long, tough second shot to a large relatively flat green that is protected by bunkers to the left and back right. Think hard and choose well off the tee.

Par Yards

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4

482

4

465

4

447

4

418

4

397

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Hole 8 Par - 3

A very beautiful, yet testing par 3. A tough hole with tee shot over water and the long undulating green is well protected by a large bunker on the left front side.

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197

3

174

3

148

3

132

3

116

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Hole 9 Par - 4

A long, tough par 4 with a slightly uphill tee shot. The second shot will be a long iron to a green that is well protected by water and sand to the left and a swale to the right. Fairway bunkers to the right of the landing zone makes an accurate drive important.

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4

454

4

434

4

427

4

373

4

358

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Hole 10 Par - 4

A par 4 dog leg left, where the decision is how much to bite off with the tee shot. A safe drive to the right leaves a short iron to the undulating green. A good birdie chance on the tenth, before some of the tougher holes of the course make low scoring more difficult.

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402

4

383

4

363

4

353

3

344

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Hole 11 Par - 3

Possibly one of the most attractive holes on the course, the eleventh is a dangerous little par 3, with water guarding the green to the right and over the back. A hole where you should always aim for the centre of the green and be content with a par when you can make it.

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3

179

3

160

3

141

3

121

3

104

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Hole 12 Par - 4

This hole also playes longer than the yardage indicates. The tee shot is to a generous fairway but the second shot is where the challenge lies. You must take one extra club and avoid the deep bunker to the right and the swale to the left of the green.

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4

423

4

411

4

393

4

346

4

331

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Hole 13 Par - 5

The best birdie chance on the golf course. The thirteenth plays dowmhill all the way and the drive is to a generous fairway. The danger with the second shot is the water hazards that pinch in to the fairway about 60 yards short of the green.

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594

5

569

5

552

5

525

5

502

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Hole 14 Par - 3

The most testing par 3 on the course, especially when played from the tiger tee to the back left pin position. The hole is played over a large lake and the green is protected by large bunkers. Aim for the heart of the green and be happy with a par.

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3

217

3

195

3

165

3

159

3

141

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Hole 15 Par - 4

The most difficult hole at Black Mountain Golf Club. Played uphill to a fairway with a creek running along the left hand side. The second shot plays longer than it looks, to a narrow well protectoed green. Don´t be upset with a bogey on this hole.

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466

4

395

4

371

4

332

4

313

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Hole 16 Par - 4

A spectacular tee shot from an elevated tee with a hidden green behind trees to the left. The back tee requires a carry of 250 yards over a creek with the hillside on the left. If you can survive your drive, the second shot is straight forward to a green guarded by a huge rock on the left.

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402

4

383

4

364

4

338

4

288

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Hole 17 Par - 4

The seventeenth is a classic “risk and reward� hole. Long hitters can go for the green, but it requires a long carry over a creek. The safe option is to lay up onto the fairway, that is protected on three sides by a creek and then play a short iron to the green. If played properly, this hole is a good birdie chance.

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374

4

352

4

326

4

306

4

276

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Hole 18 Par - 5

A long uphill par 5 where a par is always a good score. The tee shot is to a large and open fairway. If you can avoid the fairway bunkers with the second shot, the challenge begins with the approach. The green is guarded by deep bunkers at the front and right which will catch any misjudged third shot. Settle for a par every time on this hole.

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577

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545

5

524

5

507

5

483

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COURSE HANDICAP TABLE Certified by the Thailand Golf Association TGA HANDICAP INDEX Course Handicap

BLACK Slope Rate = 146

GOLD Slope Rate = 142

BLUE Slope Rate = 135

WHITE Slope Rate = 131

LADIES PRO Slope Rate = 140

LADIES Slope Rate = 134

Course Handicap

+2 +1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

+ 1.9 to + 1.2 + 1.1 to + 0.4 + 0.3 to 0.3 0.4 to 1.1 1.2 to 1.9 2.0 to 2.7 2.8 to 3.4 3.5 to 4.2 4.3 to 5.0 5.1 to 5.8 5.9 to 6.5 6.6 to 7.3 7.4 to 8.1 8.2 to 8.9 9.0 to 9.6 9.7 to 10.4 10.5 to 11.2 11.3 to 11.9 12.0 to 12.7 12.8 to 13.5 13.6 to 14.3 14.4 to 15.0 15.1 to 15.8 15.9 to 16.6 16.7 to 17.4 17.5 to 18.1 18.2 to 18.9 19.0 to 19.7 19.8 to 20.5 20.6 to 21.2 21.3 to 22.0 22.1 to 22.8 22.9 to 23.6 23.7 to 24.3 24.4 to 25.1 25.2 to 25.9 26.0 to 26.7 26.8 to 27.4 27.5 to 28.2 28.3 to 29.0 29.1 to 29.7 29.8 to 30.5 30.6 to 31.3 31.4 to 32.1 32.2 to 32.8 32.9 to 33.6 33.7 to 34.4 34.5 to 35.2 35.3 to 35.9 36.0 to 36.4

+ 1.9 to + 1.2 + 1.1 to + 0.4 + 0.3 to 0.3 0.4 to 1.1 1.2 to 1.9 2.0 to 2.7 2.8 to 3.5 3.6 to 4.3 4.4 to 5.1 5.2 to 5.9 6.0 to 6.7 6.8 to 7.5 7.6 to 8.3 8.4 to 9.1 9.2 to 9.9 10.0 to 10.7 10.8 to 11.5 11.6 to 12.3 12.4 to 13.1 13.2 to 13.9 14.0 to 14.7 14.8 to 15.5 15.6 to 16.3 16.4 to 17.1 17.2 to 17.9 18.0 to 18.7 18.8 to 19.4 19.5 to 20.2 20.3 to 21.0 21.1 to 21.8 21.9 to 22.6 22.7 to 23.4 23.5 to 24.2 24.3 to 25.0 25.1 to 25.8 25.9 to 26.6 26.7 to 27.4 27.5 to 28.2 28.3 to 29.0 29.1 to 29.8 29.9 to 30.6 30.7 to 31.4 31.5 to 32.2 32.3 to 33.0 33.1 to 33.8 33.9 to 34.6 34.7 to 35.4 35.5 to 36.2 36.3 to 36.4

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THE SET UP

HALFWAY BACK

Stand up tall and bend from the hips to create a distinct spine angle.

By the time my left arm reaches the horizontal, I expect to see a full wrist cock ‘setting’ the club up on its end. The shaft bisects my right shoulder, which confirms my swing is on a good plane.

MOVE-AWAY

Fully set, club on plane

Clubhead outside the hands, but inside the ball-to-target line.

A good swing can be regarded as a chainreaction, with one good move leading on to another. Hence the importance of getting off to a good start. The key is that the arms, hands and the club work together to trace a natural path away from the ball. Looking from this angle (above), the clubhead can be seen to remain just outside the hands (even though it is travelling inside the ball-totarget line) the first few feet it moves back. This is what you should be looking for. You don’t ever want the club to get too ‘deep’ and too far inside the ball-to-target line too early. page 54

When I video my swing, the one position I look at most closely is here, at the halfwayback or ‘9 o’clock position’. Specifically, by the time my left arm is horizontal with the ground, I like to see my wrists fully ‘loaded’ and (looking down-the-line) I want to see my hands right here, in the middle of my chest (i.e. not too ‘deep’ or inside the line, and not outside my body). If you compare it with the original shaft angle at address, you can see that the process of setting the wrists causes the shaft to steepen fractionally as the club swings up. This is perfectly OK, as it encourages the desired shallowing of the plane on the way back down. So why not simplify your backswing, using this 9 o’clock position as your key checkpoint. As you develop the technique to set the clubshaft at a 90-degree angle to your left arm, so you will enjoy the powerful sensation of being ‘loaded’ up as you complete your turn to the top - energy you can then release in the downswing.

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If you can achieve this fully ‘set’ halfway-back position, turning against the resistance of your right knee and thigh...

AT THE TOP ...completing a full shoulder turn rewards you with a compact and ‘loaded’ backswing position.

Feel the resistance from the ground up... Looking at this sequence face-on, you get some idea of the resistance in the lower body specifically the right knee and thigh. That’s the feeling I have; I am turning and coiling against the resistance in the right knee and thigh, winding my torso and co-ordinating my arm-swing. Obviously, a secure footing is vital; the one thing I am very aware of is anchoring the right foot as I turn and shift my weight both against and into my right side. Good footwork is the often overlooked element of a good swing, so as you work on winding up your backswing, pay attention to the role of the right foot in anchoring the right side, so that you create the necessary resistance. As I rotate my upper body away from the target, my weight is absorbed up the inside of my right thigh. In other words, my weight is not allowed to roll onto the outside of the right foot. Thats a power leak - so don’t allow it to happen! Coil up against a braced right thigh; feel and use that resistance.

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The Baseball Drill Probably the best way to explain the sensation and illustrate the move I am looking for through the transition, at the start of the downswing, is to show you the baseball drill (right). Holding a club up at about waist height, swing back as if making a baseball action, and then ‘settle’ your lower body as you change direction; you want to get this ‘squat’ look in the legs as you start back down and your weight shifts back across to the left side. Get the hang of this move and you will create a wonderful sense of ‘lag’ as your upper body recoils in response to this lower body action.

Hold a club at waist height, and then turn your shoulders to create a swing.

As if by instinct, the arms shallow the plane of the swing and you’re all plugged in for a powerful acceleration of speed through the impact area. And that’s exactly what you are looking to achieve in the swing itself, as you see in the sequence below. From the top, I wait for the subtle move in the feet and knees, unwinding from the ground up as my left foot and left knee signal the reverse in momentum. The left knee (in fact the whole left side) is - for a split-second - pulling away from the right hip (and whole right side). That dynamic move increases the torque in my swing.

Compact backswing (this with a 6-iron); a full shoulder turn with a three-quarter armswing is ideal.

Always looking to improve the ‘lines’ of my swing I have worked hard this year on improving the ‘lines’ of my swing. We all have individual tendencies to be wary of, and mine is sometimes to get the club working too ‘deep’ behind my body on the backswing, to the extent it ends up across the line at the top. Now that it’s on a much better line, I am able to focus on the dynamics of my body action to maximise eneregy. At my best, I feel that I am able to benefit from the energy I store up in the full ‘setting’ of the wrists going back; through the transition I feel the ground through my feet and have the confidence to unwind aggressively through the ball. Feature courtesy of Golf International Magazine. www.golfinternationalmag.com page 56

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Remember Sam Snead? The squat look in the legs indicates a powerful transition. Left arm maintains good width.

Braced right thigh provides the resistance to the coiling motion of the upper body. Note the full wrist hinge.

Subtle weight shift back into the left side initiates the change of direction, and that ‘lag’ shallows the arms and club.

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Spine angle maintained as clubhead free-wheels through the ball.

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Hips rotate all the way to the finish, while hands swing to a position above the left shoulder

Left foot/left side provides the stability as my body recoils to a totally balanced finish.

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Greg Norman has always been fascinated with aircraft. Recently, Sean Harrison, asked Greg about his passion for aviation. Have you been fascinated with aviation since childhood? Yes. My love of aviation goes back to my childhood in Australia, when jets and the thought of becoming a pilot obsessed me. I assembled dozens of model airplanes and had them tethered all over my room, and at night I’d lie in my bed and imagine my future as a fighter pilot. I tried collecting stamps and had a few other hobbies, but it was flight, especially fighter jets, that really fascinated me. What age were you when you learned to fly? I first started to fly in my early 30’s, typically flying in the left seat of the helicopter or the right seat of the business jet I was operating at the time. Did you ever have the ambition to become a pilot, rather than a golf professional? When I was younger, I remember going to local air shows when I lived in Townsville, Australia, and admiring the skill of the pilots who flew the F111’s. Later, at Townsville Grammar School, I joined the air cadets with the idea that eventually I’d become a pilot for the Royal Australian Air Force. I was just enamored with flying and I wanted to do Mach-1 with 60 million dollar jets sitting underneath the seat of my pants. At the end of the day I decided not to do that, went off for about 18 months, and decided just to play golf. That is where I am today. One of your first endorsements in 1976 was with Qantas. Do you still use them? Given that I have owned my own aircraft for the past fifteen years, you might think that my Qantas relationship would have dissolved, but the company continues to utilise me, more as a spokesperson for Australia than for the airline itself. In fact, I recently flew from Sydney to Los Angeles on Qantas and the experience could not have been better, from the service to the pilots to the flight attendants. When did you purchase your first jet and did you lease aircraft previous that? Originally I leased planes to fly from event to event, but then a blown engine during a flight in 1990 forced me to make an emergency landing in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Let me tell you, there were some harrowing moments before we touched down, and I decided right then to buy my own plane.

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Is the Helicopter used more for the course design? L ike my G550, my Bell 407 is a business tool. I utilize it more for short haul trips within the state of Florida. It is used for a mix of Golf Course Design, trips to Orlando for sessions with my coach and other business activities in Florida such as the Merrill Lynch Shootout, my PGA Tour event in Naples, Florida, the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, etc.

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Yes, I fly my helicopter, but never solo, always with my senior flight officer in the right seat. What plane do you now own/ use and do you use it mostly for pleasure or travelling to your Golf Course Design projects? The Gulfstream G-550 I have now is the seventh jet I’ve owned in the last fifteen years. I travel about forty weeks a year. Because of the intense schedule I keep, I could not possibly accomplish what I do without my jet. It is a vital business tool that allows me to further develop Great White Shark Enterprises. Do you have players at tour events hitching a ride? In the early days, I was one of perhaps only a handful of golfers that operated their own aircraft, and subsequently, yes, I had a lot of players hitching rides from tour stop to tour stop, which I was all too happy to accommodate. Today, with both the fractional jet programs and the increasing purses on the Tour, you see more golfers operating their own aircraft, and as such, it is not as prevalent today. How many crew do you have in your flight team? I now have a full-time flight department operating both my Gulfstream and my Bell 407 helicopter. I have two pilots, an engineer and two other pilots on standby for my long haul trips. My plane does 6,500 nautical miles nonstop, so when I go on global trips, Florida to

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Australia for example, I station a pilot at the first stop. He would travel two days ahead of time. We stop for fuel then keep going straight through to Australia, about 2224 hours of flying, which is a drain on anyone’s body, the pilots’ and my own. You are spending a lot of time travelling to Dubai now with your new designs there. How do you see golf in Dubai developing now? I have been a regular visitor to Dubai for nearly two decades, and my company has been closely monitoring the city for a number of years. The scope of development and the speed at which projects are completed is truly remarkable. Dubai has an entrepreneurial edge and its geographical position places it right at the heart of international commerce. A combination of a progressive approach to business and an excellent location means that golf is bound to thrive and I’ve been fortunate to be involved in the development of Jumeirah Golf Estates which, on completion, will be one of the world’s leading golf communities. I like to think that our work at Jumeirah Golf Estates will set a new standard for the design and development of sustainable and environmentally friendly courses. Due to this, Dubai truly represents a new way forward for international golf.

 ith all your business commitments W and travelling to golf events, how many hours a week do you spend flying?

I average about 600 hours, or about 25 full days, in the air each year. I figure that from the time I first turned professional in 1976 until now, I’ve put in more than eight million air miles. Without my jet and my helicopter, I couldn’t do what I do. It would be utterly impossible. www.bmghuahin.com

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Absolutely, some of my most productive meetings both internal and external take place aboard the aircraft. The aircraft also provides me with an opportunity to catch up on my day-to-day work load, and as such, it is extremely efficient.

 ow many passengers do you normally H have on a trip?

That’s a good question, I think on average I have three or four passengers on the aircraft.

Finally, from a British point of view,  in the early eighties you were always dashing off to catch Concorde. What was your reaction when the Concorde was sadly grounded? Do you think there was any way she could have been kept in service and do you think there will ever be an opportunity to have an aircraft like that again?

As an aviation enthusiast, I loved crossing the Atlantic on the Concorde. I became very good friends with one of the chief pilots for the British Airways Concorde Program. I believe supersonic travel will most likely return to the private sector ahead of the public sector. I am aware of several manufacturers who are currently experimenting with the idea. With the advent of fractional programs such as Net Jet, I think there is room in their inventory for a supersonic jet program, which provides the operators the flexibility to lease different types of aircraft. page 65


ASIA’S FINEST HONOURED

IN 2008 ASIAN GOLF MONTHLY AWARDS Asia’s finest golfing facilities were recently honoured at a glittering gala dinner to commemorate the ninth year of the Asian Golf Monthly Awards. Widely regarded as Asia’s golf course Oscars and the industry benchmark for excellence, prominent golf course developers, owners, club general managers and golf course architects gathered in the Grand Ballroom at the Mission Hills Golf Club in China. In a very competitive event, Black Mountain Golf Club took away two awards on the night with 216 courses in Thailand and over 4,000 courses in Asia competing for the prizes.

ASIAN GOLF MONTHLY AWARDS 2008 BEST COURSE IN ASIA 1, Ria Bintan Golf Club; 2, Spring City Golf & Lake Resort (Mountain Course); 3, Nirwana Bali Golf Club; 4, Saujana Golf & Country Club (Palm Course); 5, Alpine Golf & Sports Club 6, Black Mountain Golf Club.

BEST COURSE IN THAILAND 1, Thai Country Club; 2, Black Mountain Golf Club; 3, Siam Country Club; 4, Santiburi Samui Country Club; 5, Laem Chabang International Country Club.

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an Poulte

“He is a brilliant golfer as well as a brilliant self-publicist. at a time when it is incredibly difficult to tell the difference between so many of the world’s (often rather dull) professional golfers, it is wonderfully refreshing that Ian poulter sets himself apart.”

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the Story of an International Sports Fashion Brand the Story so far ...... “Look good, feel good, play good has always been my mantra.” Ian poulter

Ian was one of only seven players in 2007 to make all four cuts in the majors. He also finished 13th at the Masters, had two top tens on the Us Tour and won his eighth title in Japan. Quite an achievement for someone who has fought his way up the hard way from working as an assistant pro to thrusting himself into the world’s Top 20.

The Launch of IJP and the brand philosophy Ian began sketching designs in 2003 on hotel letterhead and airline coasters as he toured the world. It was not until four years later that Ian was able to realize his dream by translating his ideas into reality with the launch of IJp – (Ian James poulter) which coincided with the British Open in July 2007 IJp is a high quality, unique and exciting golf and lifestyle brand with a fashionable edge. It is entirely focused on creating clothing which is both eminently practical but equally extremely stylish. Unlike many other sports fashion brands associated with international sportsmen and women, Ian is highly involved in each garment from conception to fruition. He is focused on the quality and fine details of each design so it will come as no surprise that each garment has been tested by Ian on the course prior to production. Ian and trousers go together.The IJp brand philosophy is to ‘lead with the legs’ by designing the trousers first and then coordinating the rest of the outfit around them. as such, the poulter Tartan is also one of the key elements of the IJp brand. The bespoke poulter Tartans are milled in scotland and for each different collection three different tartans are woven. The fabric is then cut and the trousers are handmade by a london tailor. Where we are today One year on and you can now see the IJp designs both on and off the golf course. IJp has been launched in over 17 countries worldwide and it is fast becoming one of the most dynamic and exciting golfing brands on the market. april 08 sees the launch of the second collection in the story of IJp with their spring/ summer range hitting golf stores worldwide. Ian is not the only touring professional to be wearing IJp. young rising British stars Gary Boyd and steve lewton are both dressed in IJp from top to toe. also the talented British female twin golfers sam and Jo Head wear IJp headwear.

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“If clothes maketh the man, then Ian poulter is one heck of a flash geezer� Paul Mahoney, Golf International, May Issue

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Golfers and serenity lovers around the world are always searching for a special hideaway home, perched on the fairways of a luxury golf resort, that will feed their appetite for golfing and lifestyle pleasures. Imagine waking to a view overlooking a valley, crisp with morning air and manicured fairways just waiting for use. Recently created here at The Black Mountain Golf Club are fifteen such homes that boast some of the most majestic views the region, if not country, has to offer. Two styles of villa’s are available with different living arrangements that create harmony and ease of living. A private swimming pool is included for the hotter Thailand days. Residents will have exclusive access to all of the golf club facilities with private memberships made available to all purchasers. Also on offer are 76 stunning condominiums. Each unit overlooks the course and offers residents a lifestyle second to none.

On the following pages is information on all the properties available however, should you require more information please feel free to contact us on: Harald Elisson Phone: +66 (0) 85 701 7536 Email: info@bmghuahin.com

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Villa A

The villa’s at Black Mountain Golf Club are not only for golfers. The homes suit all forms of buyers from retirees, 2nd home buyers or even the pure property investor looking for a high returns on investment. Whatever your preference, these luxury homes offer fantastic lifestyles of luxury and courseside living.

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Villa A Villa A is the larger of the two villa styles with over 600 square metres of living area. With outdoor living in mind, the ground floor includes the private swimming pool and large poolside terraces. Most of the living space is on this level also. Upstairs are the spacious bedrooms and with the extra elevation makes waking each morning a special treat. Customised western kitchens are included in all the villa’s with a unique furniture package also available.

Specifications 609 sqm (including terraces) 4 bedrooms Maids Room 5 bathrooms 1 toilet Western Kitchen Large open plan living area Terrace and garden Garage Ground floor swimming pool Outdoor terrace and landscaped gardens Imported European fittings

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Villa B

Slightly smaller than Villa A, however, just as luxurious, Villa B’s main difference is the living quarters are based on the upper lever with the infinity swimming pool offering the magnificent golf course views while you cool off or relax with a sundowner cocktail with friends.

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Villa B As opposed to the first Villa’s, Villa B has most of the living area on the 1st floor, including the swimming pool. Imagine cooling off in your own pool overlooking the links. Many of the fittings are similar to Villa A, however bedrooms on the ground floor gives the upper level a more roomy feel and takes advantage of the magnificent scenic views of the valley below. Some custom fitted furniture is included with furniture packages available for puchase.

Specifications 518 sqm (including terraces) 3 bedrooms Maids Room 5 bathrooms 1 toilet Western Kitchen Large open plan living area Terrace and garden Garage First floor swimming pool Large poolside terrace Outdoor terrace and landscaped gardens Imported European fittings

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2 bedroom condominium Each apartment has access to stunning Black Mountain Golf Course views and surrounding area. Superior standards offer residents a sense of dignity and comfort that only this kind of first class quality home can provide. Access to the communal swimming pool, spa and gym as well as the surrounding terraced gardens is restricted in access to residents only.

Specifications 140 sqm (including terraces) 2 bedrooms 2 bathroom Western kitchen Large open plan living area Outdoor Terrace Communal Swimming Pool, Spa, Gym

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3 bedroom condominium Some of the most popular choices of our condominium project has been these three bedrooms units. Luxuriously appointed, they offer larger living space than the two bedroom units with the benefit of another bedroom for the kids or guests. The same quality fittings are spread throught that provide a luxurious living space at an affordable price. Estate facilities include: Swimming Pool, gym, spa, sauna and access to the best golf course in Hua Hin.

Specifications 182 sqm (including terraces) 3 bedrooms 3 bathroom Western kitchen Large open plan living area Outdoor Terrace Communal Swimming Pool, Spa, Gym

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Penthouse condominium The word Penthouse implies luxury, wealth and extravagency and this certainly fits with the Penthouse Condominiums at Black Mountain Golf Club. Being positioned at the very top level of the development maximises the opportunity for residents to utilise the magical views of the golf course and valley below, while still managing the utmost in privacy. The largest layout of 317 square meters will allow ample living space for a large family or just for those that desire open spaces. Make an appointment now for more information on these luxurious units.

Specifications 317 sqm 3 bedrooms 4 bathrooms + 1 toilet Western Styled Kitchen Balcony views of golf course Communal Swimming Pool, Spa, Gym

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As a non-Thai citizen, you cannot own land in Thailand. Also when it comes to apartments, the ownership opportunities are somewhat restricted. For instance, in an apartment complex (so-called condominium) only 49% of the total living area can be owned by non-Thai citizens. For many years, and in spite of these limitations, non-Thai citizens have chosen to invest in homes in Thailand. Today, most houses are being acquired with leasehold right, so-called land lease. A land lease means the buyer signs a lease contract with the owner of the land, through which the landowner grants leasehold right for 30 years to the person who is to build and utilize the

From a legal point of view, this model means that you as a member of Black Mountain: 1. Are a shareholder in the company which will control the area where your home is located. 2. Have an agreement with the company that owns the land, implying a completely unlimited right of possession to the land and the house/apartment. This right of possession is regulated by the laws of Thailand and has no time limitations whatsoever. 3. Have a lease contract for a 30-year period that will be registered with the Department of Lands. Since the limitations in the lease contract are eliminated through the right of possession agreement, this lease contract gives an additional level of security through its registration with the Department of Lands with boundary coordinates for the house officially registered.

Conditions

of ownership Owning houses and apartments in Thailand at Black Mountain Golf Club.

house. Normally, extensions for two additional 30-year periods are promised at a predetermined price that is often paid at the time of signing the contract. The problem with this way of buying a home is that the extensions of the contract are not enforceable by a court in the case that the owner has passed away or gone bankrupt. Similarly, according to Thai law, it is not possible to pay in advance for the additional extensions of the contract. Yet another limitation is that the leasehold right will not be passed on to the heirs of the deceased. In order to avoid the above-described limitations of the lease contract, Black Mountain has developed a “Club� model, in close cooperation with Thai lawyers. This model guarantees that you as a member has an entirely unlimited opportunity to utilize your home investment, without any restrictions in time.

For you as a Black Mountain member, this model means that: 1. The value of your investment will increase as the right of possession to the house and land plot or the apartment comes without any time limitations. With a lease contract only, the value possibly declines towards the end of the first 30-year period due to the uncertainty on the conditions for an extension. 2. Your home investment will be possible to control through a will or through the existing rules of inheritance. 3. It will be possible for you to transfer or resell your investment on your own terms. Please contact us to learn more about our model.

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