Chayuda Singhsuwan may not be a household name yet but the Thai prodigy has high hopes for next month’s Omega Dubai Ladies Masters and beyond.
The 26-year-old has been granted a sponsor’s invite to the December 7-10 Ladies European Tour (LET) event from tournament organiser golf in DUBAi and cannot wait to tee it up alongside the likes of three-time defending champion Shanshan Feng, Dame Laura Davies, Cheyenne Woods and Charley Hull on the Majlis.
“I’m really excited to get out there and play alongside such a world-class field, it’s just awesome. I can’t wait to get started,” said Singhsuwan.
A two-time winner of the leading amateur honours at the Thailand Ladies Open in 2007 and 2008, Singhsuwan turned professional in 2010 and plays on the Thailand, China and Taiwan LPGA tours.
The invite to the season-ending LET sanctioned-Dubai Ladies Masters at Emirates Golf Club is a chance to measure her game at the next level.
“If I play to my potential, I can expect a good result. I am looking forward to the challenge and making friends with some of the top players in the world,” said Singhsuwan who is a Bangkok University business graduate and Golf Citizen brand ambassador.
If there is a star that shines brightest for Singhsuwan, it’s compatriot Ariya Jutanugarn who became the first Thai major champion when she won the Women’s British Open at Woburn in July. The long term goal is to obviously follow in Jutanugarn’s soft-spiked footsteps.
“What Ariya has accomplished in just phenomenal. She is a role model for all aspiring Thai golfers,” said Singhsuwan.
“I am grateful to golf in DUBAi for the invitation. Hopefully, I can go out there and be competitive. Whatever the outcome, it will be a great learning curve for me. I am sure I will return home with memories to cherish for a long time to come,”
Singhsuwan enjoys a sizeable social media following which hasn’t gone unnoticed by Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice chairman and CEO of golf in DUBAi. The tournament organiser has also extended a return invite to Paige Spiranac, golf’s undisputed social media queen who made her professional debut in Dubai last December.
“Chayuda is an emerging star on the horizon, one of the ‘savvy, social media types’ the game needs to attract new talent,” Buamaim said.
“We try and rotate invitations each year so that everyone who has achieved a certain level gets first-hand experience of what it takes to compete at this level of golf. I wish Chayuda the very best and hope her presence in the world-class field will motivate other emerging players to aim for greater things in life.”