The Cut : The Cut - Summer 2017
GOLF & LEISURE 167 PINEAPPLE PITCH SHOTS GOLF TOURISM IS BOOMING IN THAILAND, WHERE COURSES ARE FAIR AND DEMANDING, WELL-MAINTAINED AND OFTEN SCENIC – WITH SOME EXOTIC SURPRISES. WORDS Kevin Norquay P laying out of a pineapple patch is tricky. Pineapple plants are prickly, robust and do not move nicely out of the way of a backswing, I glumly realised as I surveyed my options. Take your medicine; play down the rows, avoid contacting the plants, wedge it out – there’s so much to learn on a golfing jaunt to Thailand. Later, you can extort revenge by chomping pineapple or slurping one in a pina colada on the clubhouse deck, all the while contemplating the charms of what is emerging as one of the world’s most popular golfing destinations. Europeans haul their clubs to Thailand when snow closes their home tracks – one of the best courses, the majestic stadium-style Black Mountain, at Hua Hin, is Scandinavian-owned – and several European Tour players have bought properties overlooking it.
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