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Philippine Golf Course Management Conference Drives Improving Standards

POSTED ON May 12, 2017 @ 1:51 pm

Overall standards in course maintenance and presentation are set to improve on the back of the Philippine Golf Course Management Conference. Organised by the Federation of Golf Clubs Philippines in co-operation with the National Golf Association of the Philippines (NGAP) and supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, the two-day event...

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European Tour breaks new ground with Qualifying School event in Asia

POSTED ON May 11, 2017 @ 8:09 pm

The European Tour Qualifying School will venture to Asia for the first time this year, with Malaysia’s Saujana Golf & Country Club hosting a First Stage Qualifier from September 5 to 8, 2017. The Kuala Lumpur venue, which held this year’s Maybank Championship, has a long affiliation with the European...

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Central Vietnam Gains Ground on World’s Top Golf Destinations

POSTED ON May 11, 2017 @ 11:25 am

The growing interest in central Vietnam’s potential to become the world’s next great golf destination was on display earlier this week, when the first of two major golf conferences scheduled for Danang this year took place in and around the budding beach resort. The 6th Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC)...

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Promoting Play Golf Bali at Asia Golf Tourism Convention

POSTED ON May 8, 2017 @ 7:17 pm

Members of the Play Golf Bali partnership will be out in force at the sixth annual International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC). Branded ‘AGTC on the Beach’, this week’s gathering is being billed as Asia’s largest-ever golf tourism event. Business sessions will take place...

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Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club makes World Golf Awards cut

POSTED ON May 8, 2017 @ 11:07 am

Less than a year since breaking onto Bali’s golf scene with a course unlike any other in Southeast Asia, Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club is in the running for a significant international award — ‘World’s Best Par-3 Course.’ The imaginative collection of 18 championship-standard one-shotters on the southernmost tip...

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Nizam to Address Philippine Golf Course Management Conference

POSTED ON April 30, 2017 @ 11:57 am

Mohd Nizam Othman, Asia’s most decorated golf course superintendent, will headline a high-profile list of world-class speakers at next week’s Philippine Golf Course Management Conference. Organised by the Federation of Golf Clubs Philippines in co-operation with the National Golf Association of the Philippines (NGAP) and supported by the Philippine Sports...

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Mie Prefecture to host Japan’s first golf tourism summit

POSTED ON April 28, 2017 @ 7:56 pm

Following a number of visits and inspections to Japan since 2010, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) has announced that the first Japan Golf Tourism Convention (JGTC) will take place in October 2018. Peter Walton, IAGTO’s Chief Executive Officer, said Mie was the perfect destination at which to stage...

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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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