With only nine days to go until the opening tee shot of the inaugural Amata Friendship Cup is hit, members of the Thailand team have already taken to the immaculate Amata Springs Country Club, refreshing their memory of the course, and fine tuning their games before the 21st of December.
World Cup of Golf teammates, and good friends, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Prom Meesawat headed onto the course earlier this week, joining them was LPGA Tour winner Thidapa Suwannapura and CEO of RICOH, a tournament supplier partner, Julian Fryett. Meanwhile, young amateur sensation Atthaya Thitikul and 2016 LPGA Tour rookie of the year Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras enjoyed some on course practice of their own in the lead up to the event.
Speaking on the course, and the event, world number 38 Kiradech Aphibarnrat said “The golf course is in fantastic condition, the team here have done a great job in shaping the course and the greens are perfect.
He continued to say, “I’m really excited to be a part of this event, I’ve never played in a mixed team match before, so I can’t wait to see who the captain’s pair me up with.”
With the first members of Team Japan arriving only six days prior to the tournament, they will be working against the clock to try and learn as much as they can about the beautiful, yet challenging set-up of Amata Spring Country Club.
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