In behalf of my group, I want to thank you for all the help extended to us in making this past trip a success. Although we ran into a few snags, it was a first time experience for all 13 of us and the pluses more than made up for the minuses during the trip.
Thank God for the Massage Parlours closeby because we all needed it after each day of golf. We had excellent restaurant selections and we actually didn’t need the big shopping Malls since the street venders gave us all the bargains needed. As you quoted, exchange booths were all over the place so there were no problems with money. And yes, its easier to take the SkyTrain than a taxi on Sukhumvit in the evening. I swear the stoplights are timed for 5 minutes in each direction.
My personal thanks go to Rocky and Thon for their excellent service. Rocky gave his best especially when he had to apologize for the mixup at Alpine GC for the 4 instead of 3 tee times and the added cost for the cart. He was always on top of everything and we sure needed him for the communication part.
Your Vans are in top shape and the ride were very comfortable. It was an experience riding Shotgun with Thon.
The biggest drawback was not allowing the 90 degree cart allowance for the fairways at Summit Windmill and Alpine. The Marshals at Alpine finally had to drive several players themselves just to speed up play. If we knew ahead of time, 4 in my group wouldn’t have made the trip or we would’ve selected other Courses to play. The humidity there can be very draining for the old folks. These people are the ones that can travel more often and don’t worry too much about the cost as long as the trip is made comfortable for them.
All the Caddies were good at their job and really knew how to read the greens. So good that they even tried to improve lies and disregarding drops after water hazards/OB’s (ha ha). I think they thought we were just typical tourists and out to just have fun. From the 2nd day on I had to tell them at the start that the group is playing tournament format for MONEY and needs to play under USGA rules. Otherwise, they were fun and inquisitive. Most thought I was a "Thai Man".
Anyway Jim, it was a pleasant experience for me. You can be sure I’ll contact you if I plan to bring a group to any of the Asian countries your Company services. I enjoyed meeting you at the Hotel and hope to see you again in the near future. You’re a great Asset to GolfAsian and I hope they realized that.