Jim Lawrie Passes

Jim Lawrie has been a fixture of Hua Hin for many years but we learned of his passing on Thursday. Jim initially came to Hua Hin during the Canadian winters when the golf club he was associated with, Spruce Needles Golf Course, was closed for the winter months.

Jim was with this golf course from the out-set, one of the original 12 Horsemen, who first met to discuss the possibility of opening a new course in the Porcupine in August of 1958.

Their idea for a new course was apparently spot on as the course opened in the fall of 1960 and is still a popular course in the area today. Continue reading

Joy Guesthouse Burns

Joy Guesthouse, Hua Hin, Thailand, burns

Joy Guesthouse, Hua Hin, Thailand, burns

Joy Guesthouse, once a landmark on Soi Bintabaht in Hua Hin, Thailand, burned last Saturday, August 10, 2013.

Jack had it, then Billy, then the owners ran it into the ground.

To quote Billy:

So many good memories there. 24 hour sessions, John C******l falling down the stairs. MacLeod going to sleep in a normal bed and waking up in a water one. Gary only staying for a week and still there four months later. Old John, Pa Dek, Phil staying in the Honeymoon Suite. Lapland Larry and Bungy Bob. The list goes on and on. Continue reading

Kiteboarding World Cup Hua Hin March 11 – 20 2010

There will be two events:

The first event will be the PKRA Thailand competition March 11-14. The top 2 male and top 2 female finishers will automatically be entered in the main event of the PKRA International freestyle competition! This event will be run by the PKRA international judges and a PKRA contest director which means the highest quality of judging. Continue reading