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Author(s):Taylor, Tony
Author Affiliation:Resident Superintendent, Thai Country Club, Chacheongsao, Thailand
Title:Preparing for Asia's premier event: Cultural differences in Thailand bring extra challenges in preparing for a major
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 69, No. 5, May 2001, p. 84-86, 88, 90.
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
# of Pages:5
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf tournaments; Tournament preparation; Drainage; Temperatures; Air movement; Subsurface air injection; Communications; Personal management; Weather
Facility Names:Alpine Golf Club, in Bangkok, Thailand
Geographic Terms:Thailand
Abstract/Contents:Profiles the golf industry in Thailand. Discusses the maintenance process of preparing the Alpine Golf Club on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, for the Johnnie Walker Classic 2000 tournament. States that "in this part of the world, heat is intense and rainfall is heavy and often abrupt. As such, the problems superintendents face are often water removal and algae control. Extended days of rainfall without much sunshine can often complicate the situation...The heat in Thailand is often intense. Temperatures range from 34 to 40 C (93.2-102 F) almost year-round...Air circulation is another factor that is often overlooked in the tropics." Also discusses the importance communication skills have, stating "speaking fluent Thai not only helps the immediate communcation process, but it also helps break down barrieres. In communicating with golf course owners, management and employees, I have found that it is important to use simple analogies pertaining to their own lives and businesses."
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Taylor, T. 2001. Preparing for Asia's premier event: Cultural differences in Thailand bring extra challenges in preparing for a major. Golf Course Manage. 69(5):p. 84-86, 88, 90.
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