The 24-year-old's attachment to his nearest and dearest has been instrumental in keeping him focused on taking his golfing game to the next level. Since turning professional five years ago, this larger-than-life personality has also become the sole breadwinner in his close-knit household of four.
The gifted sportsman, who claimed his debut European Tour title at the Malaysian Open earlier this month, has used his earnings to give the best life has to offer to his family. For one, he has purchased the house of his mother's dreams and put a big smile on his 14-year-old sister's face by presenting her with a horse which she uses to hone her show-jumping skills.
"I am so grateful to my family for everything they have done for me," enthused Kiradech, who has been dubbed "Asia's John Daly" due to his physique and playing style.
"My father decided to use all the financial resources we had at the time to support my budding golf career. Now it's my turn to see that they are well looked after.
"I must confess that when I was growing up I felt partly responsible for putting my family in dire straits. Watching my parents cry over the lack of finances was really hard on me.
"Now that I am financially stable as a pro golfer, I have told my parents to stop working. I will look after them from now on."
Kiradech has come a long way since his childhood days when his father made him hit golf balls on days he felt too lazy to complete his school work. He started playing golf at the age of eight and has only become better with time.
"My father told me straight up that if I didn't want to concentrate on my education, I would need to use my pent-up energy to play golf. To make a long story short, I took to golf as a fish would to water. I began with hitting a couple of balls a day, progressing to a hundred after a few months. When my dad found that I had talent, he hired a coach to train me. All in the hope that I would become a pro one day.
"At the time my father had his own company, making ice. When I became an amateur golfer, the company went bankrupt which, in my opinion, was largely due to the fact that he was more involved in making me a golfer than focusing on his business."
Kiradech admits his decision to become a golfer was largely influenced by the financial strain on the family when his father became redundant. He gives credit to Singha Corporation, which has been his sponsor since his early teens, for the success he is enjoying today.
"Prior to the age of 13, my father was able to financially support my training; afterwards it was Singha. Without their support, I don't really see myself attaining the success I've been enjoying lately," said a grateful Kiradech, who often goes to ask Singha's big boss, Santi Bhirombhakdi, for his blessing prior to playing in a competition. Sheer talent and a strong determination to succeed propelled the rising athlete to a cracking start.
Before turning pro, he won back-to-back victories at the World Junior Golf Championships in 2003/04. To date, he has won over 50 events in Asia and was rated among the top five players in Asia during his amateur golfing years.
The baby-faced talent has been on a real roll this year, clinching five out of seven tournaments against the cream of the crop. He is currently ranked 77th in the world. He also hopes to still be the Asian Tour's top money winner at the end of this season.
Kiradech credits the close bonds he has with his compatriots on the circuit and the sense of unity they share for keeping him emotionally focused during competitions.
He says Thai pro golfers act like a family while they are on tour, with seasoned veterans Boonchu Ruangkit, Thongchai Jaidee, Thaworn Wiratchant and Prom Meesawat always on hand to offer advice.
Prom, who is five years older, is his biggest role model on the circuit, Kiradech said, adding that the two have known each other since their school days. Watching Prom win the World Junior Champions and become Asia's top amateur golfer inspired him to follow in his elder's footsteps. His desire to emulate Prom proved pivotal in his efforts to clinch the World Junior Championship and eventually launch his career. Kiradech said his golfing commitments might have made him lose out on having a normal childhood, but in return golf has given him much more than he could ever have imagined.
"I earn a living out from what I love and, financially, I am rewarded handsomely," he said. "I'd rather be practising on the driving range than be out clubbing. My focus is on my family, whom I love dearly; golf has helped me to give them a better life. And for that I am eternally grateful."