Bangkok native Pongpalin “Nat” Lapvisuttisin’s father sparked his interest in golf; he became interested in the sport after watching his dad play. Lapvisuttisin started playing golf himself when he was 13. The 17-year-old has played in seven tournaments this season. His best round was a 2-under 70 in round two of the IJGT College Series at NC STATEin which he carded an eagle on the par-5 hole No. 11.
Name: Pongpalin Lapvisuttisin Nickname: NatHometown: Bangkok, Thailand Age: 17 Graduation Year: 2015
Favorite food: Steak/Thai food Favorite TV show: SkinsFavorite pro golfer: Tiger Woods Favorite non-golf athlete: David Beckham Favorite band or musician:Maroon 5 Favorite movie: Now You See Me
Q&A WITH LAPVISUTTISIN
What is your favorite golf memory? Winning a tournament in Thailand (playoff) Who would you say has had the biggest impact on your golf game? My father What do you like to do in your free time? Play on my phone/laptop, listen to music What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Do everything 100% What motivates you? I hate to fail. What aspect of your game have you seen the most improvement in this year? Striking the ball Favorite course to play and why? Amata Spring [Thailand] What are your goals for your future after IJGA? Play in college and be in the PGA If you could give one piece of advice to other junior golfers or people considering IJGA, what would it be? Think that every hole is your last hole. To view Lapvisuttisin’s BlueGolf profile, click here.