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Benitez Highlights Challenges Facing Golf in the Philippines

POSTED ON April 21, 2017 @ 2:35 pm

Ahead of the 2017 Philippine Golf Course Management Conference, Conrad Benitez, President of The Orchard Golf and Country Club and Vice-President of the National Golf Association of the Philippines and the Federation of Philippine Golfers, reflects on the state of the game in the Philippines and the challenges it faces....

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South Korean Golf Industry Estimated at 11.4 Trillion Won

POSTED ON April 20, 2017 @ 8:53 pm

According to a report released yesterday, the golf industry in South Korea is worth an estimated 11.4 trillion won, with the market for so called ‘screen golf’ services alone thought to exceed 1 trillion won, accounting for 10 percent of the total. The report from the Yuwon Golf Foundation revealed...

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Golfplan-Designed Course to Host PGA Tour in Korea

POSTED ON April 14, 2017 @ 4:25 pm

The US PGA Tour has confirmed that South Korea’s stop on their new three-event Asian swing will be held on the resort island of Jeju. The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges will be staged from October 19-22 and will carry one of the biggest prize funds on the US PGA...

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Imminent Closure of Iconic Balinese Course

POSTED ON April 14, 2017 @ 4:20 pm

Bali, Indonesia: Nirwana Bali Golf Club, one of Asia’s most iconic courses, is to close its doors. A news release said following a decision by the owning company, PT MNC Land Tbk, to redevelop the site on which Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort is built, the property will cease operations...

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Passing of Unassuming Malaysian Golf Legend ‘Guna’

POSTED ON April 8, 2017 @ 8:35 am

Asian golf is mourning the passing of Periasamy Gunasagaran, a former Malaysian number one. Described by local media as ‘an unassuming legend’, ‘Guna’, as he was known, passed away at the age of 53 after suffering a stroke a few days earlier. ‘Guna’ is best remembered for a brilliant performance in the...

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Stunning New Mountain Course at Quy Nhon, Vietnam

POSTED ON April 4, 2017 @ 1:47 pm

Quy Nhon, Vietnam, April 4: “Out like a lamb, in like a lion,” observes Brian Curley as he completes his round on the new Mountain Course at FLC Quy Nhon Golf Links in Central Vietnam. Curley – a low handicap golfer who originally hailed from Pebble Beach, California – designed the...

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Academy Upgrade at Laguna Golf Phuket

POSTED ON March 31, 2017 @ 3:18 pm

Asian Golf Industry Federation Golf Course Facility Member Laguna Golf Phuket has upgraded its academy. The training facility now features three dedicated swing rooms, fully equipped with the latest video analysis and training equipment, complemented by a team of experienced PGA instructors. Paul Wilson, Assistant Vice President/Group Golf Director of...

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Valley Course Set to Elevate Coastal Appeal

POSTED ON March 31, 2017 @ 3:13 pm

Desaru Coast is poised to become one of the region’s most comprehensive golf destinations. Public play is set to begin on the The Els Club Desaru Coast – Valley Course this week. The 18-hole golf course neighbours the Ocean Course, which boasts 27 holes and opened last September. With the...

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100-Day Milestone for Hong Kong Golf Association Chief Executive

POSTED ON March 31, 2017 @ 2:42 pm

Danny Lai has celebrated his first 100 days in office as the Hong Kong Golf Association (HKGA) Chief Executive Officer. A veteran of the sports industry, Lai assumed the position vacated by Tom Phillips in mid-December. Lai said: “I am extremely fortunate to have the support of an excellent Executive...

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