6-Sep-2020 TNGS SSS Payment & Account Policies

Below is short explanation and Q&A concerning most common questions regarding SSS/ TNGS Payment & Account Policies

Those of you who signed up for 2nd Tournament of 2020/20221 season ( The Danish Bakery Cup 2020)  have noticed you received an invoice for Green Fee and Caddy Fee. We are doing this to help you know exactly what you must pay and to ensure you that your registration is confirmed.

The system with using Satang is implemented to help SSS to easily track the correct payment as the payments are tracked in SSS accounting system to ensure daily visibility for all SSS Board members as well as TNGS Captains.

Please note to be a confirmed player at an event, payments must be received 5 days in advance. This is also stated in the event invitation on the website.

Frequent Q & A

Q:

Why do we have to pay in advance, in the old days we paid in cash at arrival?

A:

TNGS have to confirm the number of players to the Golf courses and in some cases pay a deposit, we do not think it is fair that the organizers is reliable for No show as the organizers are Volunteers and  SSS/TNGS is a Non-Profit organization

Q:

Can I cancel and get my money refunded?

A:

Yes, if you cancel 5 days before, after that it is by discretion of TNGS and organizers.

Q:

What happens if the event is canceled by TNGS organizers?

A:

The money will be return if the event is cancelled by TNGS organizers

Q:

Will I get my money back if it is raining at the day of the event?

A:

Each Golf course have different policies, we will aim to include in Invitations so that you are informed before signing up.

You might have noticed that this year we do not charge a Golf section membership fee, the reason is we try to run it as event-based society and each event should break even. We do no longer provide the service to register, upload and pay TGA as it is simply too much work for volunteers on top of organizing, updating websites etc.

We do add 2-300 Baht per member player at each event to cover expenses such as printing score cards, Technical prizes, special prizes, banners etc.

We aim to find section sponsors for funding the operation of the section, software etc, but that is work in progress hence we have indicated a membership Fee for 2021/2022 season to be 1,200 Baht the number is not final and not decided yet.

Please note the first year this is sponsored.

Frequent Q & A

Q:

Is there a profit on event and what happens to the money?

A:

We aim to have a surplus at each event, the surplus money will be used for other events where we do not have surplus as well for Prizes for the annual tournaments such Nation Cup Prizes, Best golfer of the year etc any other surplus will be used for members events.

Q:

Does the organizers & Captains pay green fee etc as other members

A:

Yes, Captains are paying own green fee, food and beverage etc at all events like other SSS members,

Q:

Why do I have to be member of SSS to be part of TNGS, I only play Golf?

A:

The Golf section is heritage is under SSS and the target Audience is Nordic people living in Thailand as well as Thai Nationals who live, work or otherwise are involved with the Nordic community in Thailand

Q:

Do we really need SSS

A:

Being under SSS help us as SSS is a credible and legally registered Association, with demands to produce financial reports to the government every year, which is a benefit when we deal with vendors and sponsors.

Q:

Do I/we get anything else back from SSS membership?

A:

Yes, SSS sponsor 1 event every year, this year it is the SSS 100 Years cup on the 14th November 2020

Q:

Will we be able to see the accounts of TNGS and SSS?

A:

Yes, we want to be transparent, that is why all transaction and payments is going through SSS and every year at the SSS AGM, TNGS event accounts will be published. We encourage you to join the SSS AGM.

If you have any question concerning payments or accounts, please feel to contact the Captain at gol@sss.or.th

On behalf of SSS/TNGS

Henrik Friis

Golf Captain

Thai Nordic Golf Society