This week, I received a letter from Jack Moseley resigning from his post in the company as Outback tour manager. As part of the sale agreement between Jack and myself, and as mentioned in my previous management update, Jack was employed and going to facilitate the upcoming tours for the next year to ensure a smooth transition. I have been working hard to ensure that the current golf tours to Pattaya is taken care of in a good way, and am well prepared for the upcoming tours, including the great tour planned for South Africa later next year. In a nutshell, the organisation aspects are in place to take over the tours from Jack, so you can rest assured of a smooth transition.
Also, as part of our Sale agreement, Jack signed a non competing clause for 5 years which prohibits him from competing on tours or any business activity related to Outback Golf Bar. The goodwill of the Company, including access to all clients and intellectual property and the non competing clause carried a heavy premium in the purchase amount which I paid, as the land on which Outback Golf bar is located is leased and not owned by the company, and the restaurant and bar on its own would be worth very little in comparison to the price paid for running a premium golf tour operation. As you can expect, the rights to current and future tours remains the property and ownership of Outback Golf bar, and we will continue and expand on the tours and services provided to you, our esteemed customers.
What this means to you? In future, please contact me directly for all the planned tours and future tours as we publish it on our website. I do understand that some of you have had a long standing tour relationship with Jack for many years, but I can assure you that the same level of professionalism, quality of arrangements and good value will be maintained for the future. As a special concession for the inconvenience this is causing to you, I have reduced the price of next year's 13-18th March Hua Hin tour from Thb 18,100 to Thb 17,600. Please contact me directly for this, or you can make the deposit payment on the link in the article in the website.
Apologies for any convenience caused to you - should you wish to discuss this matter with me, feel free to do so.
Its Rugby World Cup time and we will showing most of the games live. As it happens, all England's games will only be live at 2:00am Thailand time, and other prominent sides like Australia, New Zealand, USA, France, South Africa and Scotlands games also start 11pm or 2:00am in a few cases.
However, we do have a solution for that too, and we will be showing re-runs of all late matches at 08:00, 10:30 and 3:00pm. The 8:00am game has a rule, which is that anyone that mentions the result or hints at what happened, will be "fined" and have to buy a drink for everyone at the bar. I hope this ensures that you can come and watch your favorites side's matches as if they happen live!
Come and enjoy the rugby union at the Outback!
Here is the complete schedule in UK time: Add 6 hours for Thailand timings:
As the low season slowly and thankfully come to an end, you can now find August and September's outings under the Schedules tab above. As you can see we are now extending our golf to 6 days a week to include Saturday's and we join with other clubs on Sundays at Phoenix. As we get into the busy season, we will further expand our schedule to 7 days a week, something which I am determined to do as part of expanding the services offered to our customers.
The Outback runs it's own minibus on daily trips to pick up and transport golfers for a nominal fee and much less than what a taxi would set you back. Our friendly local driver Dah, will look after you and even help you with storing your clubs and provide hired clubs if required. She is also excellent in cracking a few jokes, so you will arrive at the course in a good spirit, something I find very conducive to an enjoyable round of golf!
Golf bookings can be made in several ways, at your leisure:
1) Simply give myself a call (092 617 4951)
2) Write your name up on the start sheets posted a week in advance at the bar,
3) Register online using the Mobile App located on the top right of our menu page,
4) Send us a Facebook message. (Oh yes and please find and Like our Facebook Page: Outback Golf Bar Thailand)
Could not be smpler!
The English Premier Football League is starting again and we will be showing all matches at the Outback. Golf continues to be shown in HD, courtesy of Truevision and most of the live Rugby League and Union can be seen in HD, courtesy of Truevision. The Outback remains the best live Sports Bar providers anywhere near, with the capability to show up to 7 sport channels at once, catering to all our punters requests.
The Outback has two Truevision boxes as well as Banglamung cable tv, which shows Aussie Network [for Aussie Rules] and also some Championship UK football via GMM. We have also recently added 365Sport TV and ThaiExpat TV which give us other alternatives, even when the satellite broadcasts fail due to rain and storms. For example you can now watch Match of the Day and the Football League at Sunday lunchtime.
With seven HD TV screens and the HDMI Matrix, we can show any broadcast sport on any screen and we are also able to show live cricket on Sky Sports if required. We can show most live sports, particularly NFL & Rugby Union, AFL, Golf, Formula 1 and MotoGP, most of which are now in High Definition and look absolutely amazing on our two main screens; a 60 inch & 55 inch.
The use of "Drop Zones" on all courses remains banned as many of them here in Thailand are incorrectly placed, however, there remain three exceptions; the first hole at Green Valley, A1 at Laem Chabang and the 14th at Pleasant Valley, which is an environmental protection area. The rules also governing yellow staked greens have been underlined. The revised PSC local rules are published below.
Your handicap card, shows your last 20 scores; the 10 marked with an asterisk are your counting scores. The score on the top left corner is your most recent and in the bottom right corner, your oldest.
Each time a score is submitted, the oldest one drops off. If there is a lower score without an asterisk, it will be on an easier rated course, that is why it is non- counting, to work out the exact differential, study the example below.