MAESA Golf Tournament

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Dear MAESA 2019 participants and friends of MAESA,

At popular request, Friday 29 November is now the date of the MAESA Golf Tournament. This is the day before the actual MAESA Conference. MAESA guests who choose not to attend the afternoon Pre-Conference Seminar are cordially invited to participate in our MAESA Golf Tournament.

About the MAESA Golf Tournament:


Since ten years ago, geologists, ex-geology graduates and their friends from all over the country have been participating in “Geology Golf Tournaments.” The tradition was first started by Film Director Sithu U Kyi Soe Tun (Class of 1968/69), one of our most famous alumni, together with U Myint Wai (Class of 1968), U Myint Thein Tin (Class of 1973), and U Thaung Sein (Class of 1975). This year, we continue this tradition and since we have our international earth scientists in town for the MAESA 2019 Conference, we are calling it the MAESA Golf Tournament. Thus, MAESA participants who arrive early enough will have a choice for that day – (a) attend the Oceanography/Marine Geology Pre-Conference Seminar in the afternoon, or (b) participate in our MAESA Golf Tournament, held at a historic place with a unique team of Myanmar geologists and ex-geologists, now working in many sectors.

About the Myanmar Golf Club:

Myanmar Golf Club, formerly known as Burma Golf Club, was founded in 1948 just before Myanmar’s independence. It is an 18 holes golf course located close to the Yangon International airport. It was designed by Myanmar golfer-architects. It is an old golf club bestowed with beautiful scenery, rolling hills and ponds. Those interested in history may appreciate the fact that this Myanmar /Burma Golf Club was set up by Myanmar golf players because they were not able to gain access to the “Rangoon Golf Club” (now called Yangon Golf Club), which before the country’s independence was exclusively for the British and Europeans.

The course has a length of 6756 yards, with a Par of 72. The longest hole is the Par-5 Index-4 508-yard Hole#13 with many friendly Par-3s for good luck hits.

Details on the MAESA Golf Tournament

Date: Friday 29 November 2019

Venue: Myanmar Golf Club

Location: 9-Mile, Pyay Road, near Yangon airport, Mayangone Township, Yangon, Myanmar.

Tee-off time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM, which might be stretched to 1:30 PM to allow those attending the Gem Seminar to participate.

Fees: USD 75 per person.
This package includes Green Fee, Buggy, MAESA Golf sports shirt and cap, beer and soft drinks, dinner, karaoke music. The fee will be collected upon arrival at the Golf Club by our MAESA representatives. Please pay in cash only (US dollar or Myanmar Kyat at the prevailing market rate of exchange; see https://www.xe.com/currency/mmk-burmese-kyat ).

REGISTRATION: Please register ahead to facilitate our planning. To register, kindly send an email to organizingcommittee@maesa.org with the following subject line: ATTENTION: MAESA GOLF TOURNAMENT

In the message body:

  1. Please state you will participate at the MAESA Golf Tournament.
  2. Please provide your name.
  3. Please provide your preferred sports shirt size.

Size of sports shirt: we offer the choice of three sizes only: Extra large (XL), Large (L), and Medium (M).

Golf set: Most of the golfers come with their own golf set, of course. However, to cater for those who decide to participate only when they arrive in Yangon, golf sets may be rented at the club for a small fee (around MMK 15,000), but are not included in our package.

Further arrangements, such as transport, will be announced on this website. Please check this place regularly.