Volume: 2023 - 98
Date: 4th July 2023


Dear Valued Members,

I hope this newsletter finds you well and enjoying some good form on the fairways.

As the past couple of months have witnessed consistently high temperatures, accompanied by only sporadic signs of the annual rains, it appears that we may be in for a drier year. Consequently, we would like to take this opportunity to remind those playing in these hot conditions to prioritise proper hydration. If you haven't already, we recommend trying out the Balance Golf Products available at the kiosks. These products will assist in keeping you well-hydrated, focused, and energised during your rounds.

If your travel plans are still in the works, please remember that your membership provides access to a selection of fantastic clubs through our reciprocal programme. If the United Kingdom is part of your itinerary, you can enjoy the privileges of playing at the esteemed Centurion Club, located just outside of London. Alternatively, immerse yourself in tradition at the magnificent Leven Links Golf Club, a short drive from the picturesque city of Edinburgh and the iconic St. Andrews, the home of golf.

Heading in the opposite direction, we have several clubs in Australia, including the breathtaking Huntingdale Golf Club situated on the Melbourne sandbelt, renowned for housing some of Australia's top courses and offering a delightful selection of new world wines. If you prefer a closer destination for a quick getaway, consider exploring Aquella Golf & Country Club in Phuket or Tanah Merah Country Club in Singapore, which are both recent additions to the programme. To book a tee time at any of the courses, please contact Khun Uma in the executive office at exec-sec@banyanthailand.com.

In the upcoming weeks, we will be focusing on repairing the damaged cart path on hole 12. This restoration process will involve removing the damaged path and addressing the underlying issue caused by tree roots. We will then proceed with laying new concrete. During this period, a temporary route for carts will be established to ensure minimal disruption to your enjoyment of the course. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and patience throughout this process.

As always, we are proud to highlight some remarkable performances from various club events over the past months. In the May Medal, Rick Russell achieved an impressive gross score of 83, resulting in a nett score of 71 in the men's section. In the ladies' section, Tracy Hower emerged victorious with a gross score of 100 and a nett score of 74.

The June medal was played in stunning conditions with David Heap taking advantage of this in the men's section to shoot a solid gross 93 for a 3 under nett 69 and Meaw Wilkie recording a fantastic gross 81, for a 6 under nett 66, to win in the ladies section.

Congratulations to Paul Duncan, who displayed remarkable composure to emerge victorious in the summer match-play series. In a highly competitive final, Paul's unwavering consistency proved to be the decisive factor as he triumphed over Aonzy Dyett. Additionally, in another closely fought match, Bonny Van de Ven emerged as the victor against Rene Nicol, securing the third-place position. We hope that all participants enjoyed this entertaining format, and congratulations to everyone who took part.


Congratulations to all winners in the past months, and kudos to the runners-up and individuals with outstanding performances! We hope that you all enjoyed the various events and congratulations to everyone who took part
10th May: Power Tee 1st:
Alan Bog (56 pts) 2nd: Andy Whittle (54 pts) 3rd: Keith Etherington (54 pts)
26th May: Members Medal Rick
Russell Gross 83 - Nett 71 Tracy Hower Gross 100 - Nett 74
14th June: Power Tee
1st: Haiko Emanuel (58 pts)
2nd: Andrew Buckley (57 pts)
3rd: Mo Khamlichi (57 pts)
30th June: Members Medal
David Heap (gross 93, nett 69)
Meaw Wilkie (gross 81, nett 66)
Summer Match Play Series
Winner: Paul Duncan
1st Runner Up: Aonzy Dyett
2nd Runner Up: Bonny Van de Ven
3rd Runner Up: Rene Nicole


We have a full schedule of golfing events coming up over the next couple of months, for those of you who are not escaping the summer heat by jetting off to cooler climes and wish to keep those competitive juices flowing.


International Trophy
Saturday 22nd July 2023 – Tee Times From 11:00 am

Join forces with your fellow countrymen in teams of 4 players, as we embark on the ultimate battle of golfing nations. Wear your country’s colours and accessories to earn a chance of winning an exclusive bonus prize.
Power Tee
Wednesday 12th July 2023 – Tee Times From 11:00 am

Join us for our fun monthly Power Tee competition and enjoy the fun and challenging format that allows golfers to experience the unique challenge of playing from different tee boxes!
Members Monthly Medal
Friday 28th July 2023 – Tee Times From 11:00 am

It's your chance to be welcomed into the Banyan Golf Club hall of fame, in our monthly Members medal. Bring your “A” game, for a chance to enter the exclusive winner's circle.


Power Tee
Wednesday 9th August 2023 – Tee Times From 11:00 am

Join Banyan's monthly Power Tee Competition for a fun Stableford event! Experience the unique challenge of playing from different tee boxes (Black, Blue and Red) and enjoy a fun-filled day of golf.

Members Medal
Friday 25th August 2023 – Tee Times From 11:00 am

It's your chance to be welcomed into the Banyan Golf Club hall of fame, in our monthly Members medal. Bring your “A” game, for a chance to enter the exclusive winner's circle.

Wednesday 30th August 2023 – Tee Times From 10:30 am

Enjoy our innovative 4-player team best ball competition: best ball score on the first hole, with two on the 2nd and three on the 3rd with the sequence rotating throughout the 18 holes. Choose your team wisely.


Behind the scenes at the clubhouse, we have been diligently working to enhance your club experience. Recent improvements include the replacement of water heaters in the men's and ladies' locker rooms, ensuring pleasant water temperatures and optimal pressure for you while you refresh. Additionally, the parking-bollards have been reinstalled along the parking bay edges, enhancing safety and organisation in the car park. While not directly affecting you, we have also closed off one side of the cart barn to make way for newly replaced caddy lockers. This upgrade aims to boost team motivation, appreciation, and overall happiness.

We kindly request your support and assistance regarding a matter of concern. It has come to our attention that there has been an increase in litter being left in the car park area. While we understand that this may not be the actions of our members, but rather individuals waiting for guests, we would greatly appreciate your help in maintaining a litter-free environment. Please remind anyone you observe disposing of litter to utilise the available trash cans. Together, we can ensure the cleanliness and tidiness of our surroundings, whilst protecting the environment.

Our F&B team has been catering spectacular external events in recent months. Have you considered hosting a dinner or party at your villa? If so, why not take away the hassle and stress of planning and preparations, by allowing our team to handle it for you. We would be delighted to discuss bespoke options and tailor a package to suit your needs. Let us take care of the details while you enjoy a memorable and hassle-free event at your villa.


Despite the prolonged hot weather, the golf course continues to make progress. While the sporadic showers of rain are welcome, it is worth noting that we experienced an extended dry spell from late November to mid-May, which is quite significant. As a result, certain areas on the course are displaying signs of dryness. However, we want to assure you that the Golf Course Management (GCM) team is closely monitoring these areas and providing them with additional attention and irrigation as needed. The team is diligently carrying out the bi-weekly verticut and top-dressing programmes during this period, and they will continue to monitor the situation as we transition into the wet season.

In addition to the verti-cutting process, the team has also introduced needle tinning into their work programmes. Rest assured, this practice is relatively inconspicuous and almost unnoticeable once completed. Not only does it have minimal impact on golfers, but it also offers significant benefits. Over time, the greens develop a thatch layer just below the surface, which effectively seals the surface, hindering water and air from reaching the grass roots. By implementing the needle-tine process, we facilitate air penetration into the surface and create channels for surface water to move more easily through the soil.

Those of you who have been to the course since our last update, likely noticed the ongoing work being done on the waterways around the course. The team has done an exceptional job of clearing these areas, resulting in visually stunning enhancements. We are delighted with the progress, and believe that these improvements contribute to a smoother pace of play in certain cases. If you haven't had the chance to see the transformation in person, we invite you to take a look at some of the before and after images provided below.
5th hole: before
6th hole: before
8th hole: before
In the past week or so, we have unfortunately experienced instances where dogs have caused damage to the greens on the golf course. We understand that this can be frustrating for you as golfers, as well as for our dedicated team who strive to maintain optimal playing conditions for you and your guests. While we acknowledge that some dogs have been a part of our club community for many years, we kindly request that you refrain from feeding them. This measure will assist in preventing the arrival of new packs onto the property and mitigate any further damage that may occur.


On behalf of the club and all your fellow club members a special congratulations to Akemi Morihiro and Stephen Baines on your respective hole-in-ones! We do hope you enjoyed the moment and cherish the memories, watch out for your names on the honours board soon.

They both made their hole-in-ones on our picturesque 4th hole with Akemi leading the way on the 20th of May before Stephen followed suit with a slam dunk on the 11th June. Congratulations from everyone at Banyan.


We would like to remind you that you can enter your golf scores (from any course) into your profile on www.truehandicap.com at any time.
You can also hand over your scorecards to the team, so we can enter them for you. The scorecard drop box for members is located at the main bag drop area.
If you don’t have a True Handicap account, please let us know and we will be happy to help set one up for you.

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