What if I were to tell you…yes, you; the average, play a few rounds a month golfer, that you have a solid opportunity to represent Team Thailand in a major golf tournament? No, it isn’t qualifying for the Olympics and isn’t making a Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy run at the US Open. It’s the World Amateur Golfers Championship. With 5 flights, ranging from 0 – 5.4 HCP, all the way to 20.5 – 25.4 HCP; you can compete against golfers within your skill level for the honor of representing your country at the WAGC World Finals. Being held in Phuket, Thailand for 2023, golfers from 40 countries will compete in a 72-hole (just like the PGA) event, in one of 5 handicapped, daily adjusted flights as an individual, and also as a member of their national team.
Founded in 1995, the WAGC has grown into the largest amateur championship in the world. Each year, the finals are held at a luxurious 5-star venue. Past finals have been held in Spain, Dominical Republic, Doral, South Africa and Malaysia.This year is no exception, with the 5-star Angsana Laguna Phuket playing host to the competitors for the week.
2022 was Thailand first year at the WAGC, and team Thailand came away with 2nd place an unbelievable achievement, this year we hope the team can go one step further and win the world crown.
The WAGC Thailand 2023 Begins with local regional events, winners in each of the 5 flights will move forward to the eventual Thailand Final at Thana City Country Club on the 11th October.
Those five golfers will then travel to Phuket, Thailand to compete in the WAGC World Finals on November 4th –11th, for an all-expenses paid trip worth over 150,000 Baht including 6 rounds of golf and 7 nights’ accommodation.
Each golfer will have the chance become the World Champion in their flight, but also vying for the World Team Championship as well. Awaiting them will be four of the most spectacular courses in Thailand: Red Mountain, Loch Palm, Aquella and finally Laguna Phuket.
For those in Thailand, your journey begins on June 22nd, at Thana City Golf & CountryClub. The top 10%in each flight, will qualify for the National Finals in Phuket, on 11th of October. If you happen to miss that event, there are 5 other qualifying events stretched over the next 4 months, with the top 10% in each of those events also qualifying for the Thailand final. You can see the full list in the flyer below, and also find the information to register and start begin the Race to Laguna and the WAGC World Finals.
Register here for the WAGC Q2 on 22nd June 2023 at Thana City Country Club