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Cam Ranh Scores Major Win at Asian Golf Awards

POSTED ON December 7, 2018 @ 11:53 am

One of Vietnam’s newest golf courses, KN Golf Links – Cam Ranh, made a stellar debut at the 2018 Asian Golf Awards in Thailand recently, winning the prize for Best New Golf Course in Asia Pacific. On Oct. 27, the Greg Norman-designed KN Golf Links officially opened in Cam Ranh,...


China Raid Nets 29,000 Pieces of Counterfeit Golf Equipment

POSTED ON November 30, 2018 @ 11:57 am

The US Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group (The Golf Group) has announced the largest single seizure in the past five years, confiscating more than 29,000 pieces of counterfeit golf equipment and supplies from a facility in Dongguan, a major industrial centre. Seized in the raid were 592 finished clubs, 1,623...


Vision for Asian Golf Industry Federation Now a Reality

POSTED ON November 29, 2018 @ 12:32 pm

New Zealand Sports Turf Institute (NZSTI), a member of the Labosport group, has announced its partnership with the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) in delivering the inaugural Certificate in Greenkeeping (CIG) programme, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – the first of its kind in Asia. New Zealand Sports Turf Institute Managing...


PGA of America announces partnership with Mission Hills China

POSTED ON November 29, 2018 @ 7:17 am

The PGA of America has announced a multiyear partnership with China’s Mission Hills Group and PacificPine Sports Group that will see the launch of three PGA Golf Academies in China. The partnership between the PGA of America — one of the world’s largest sporting organizations, with a membership of nearly...


Yangtze Dunes re-opens after renovation by Aussie firm OCCM

POSTED ON November 27, 2018 @ 1:34 pm

Yangtze Dunes, the newly renovated 18 here at 36-hole Lanhai International Country Club, celebrated its grand re-opening in late October with lavish, weeklong ceremonies that drew a throng of local dignitaries and an international assembly of media, course raters and tour players. The Yangtze Dunes course reopened to member play...


Taipei Launch for New Asian Golf Industry Federation Event Format

POSTED ON November 25, 2018 @ 3:49 pm

The Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) will unveil its new event format in Taipei next month. The AGIF is partnering with the Taiwan Golf Course Association to hold the Annual Taiwan Golf Course Association Turfgrass Seminar & Club Management Mini Summit at the award-winning Sunrise Golf & Country Club on December...


Asian Golf Industry Federation Welcomes New Board Members

POSTED ON November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Industry stalwarts Laurie Walsh and Henrik Friis have been elected to the Board of the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF). Walsh is the Golf Area Manager, Southeast Asia with Rain Bird International while Friis is Regional Director, Turf & Irrigation with Jebsen & Jessen Technology. The appointments were confirmed at...


Asian Golf Industry Federation Expansion Plans

POSTED ON November 9, 2018 @ 12:31 pm

Exciting expansion plans are in the pipeline as the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2019. Since its formation and incorporation in August 2009, the AGIF, a not-for-profit regional organisation with a distinguished member roster, has firmly established itself as one of the region’s premier...


Double Success For Ho Tram Strip At World Golf Awards

POSTED ON November 9, 2018 @ 6:52 am

One of Vietnam’s top rated integrated golf resorts, the Ho Tram Strip, has added to its impressive awards haul, notching a notable double at the annual World Golf Awards in Spain. At a lavish ceremony held at the Malaga Club in Andalucia, the acclaimed, multi-billion-dollar project’s hotel, The Grand, bagged...


Greg Norman appointed Vietnam’s tourism ambassador

POSTED ON November 5, 2018 @ 7:09 am

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Nguyen Ngoc Thien, announced Wednesday a decision to appoint Greg Norman as Vietnam Tourism Ambassador for the next 3 years (2019-2021). Norman’s nomination by a media organization was accepted by the ministry, acknowledging his outstanding achievements and contributions to Vietnam. Since 2006, Greg Norman...