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Asian Golf Industry Federation Summit Strikes a Chord on Sustainability

POSTED ON February 8, 2018 @ 9:37 am

Delivering a keynote address at an Asian Golf Industry Federation-organised Club Management Mini Summit, Jonathan Smith, Founder and Executive Director of the not-for-profit Golf Environment Organisation (GEO), said that golf can be a leader in sustainable sport and business, universally valued for its positive role for nature and people. Staged...


Update: Two options for public in battle over Fanling golf course

POSTED ON February 7, 2018 @ 10:41 am

The public will be consulted on whether it would like the Fanling Golf Club to be partially or wholly developed, Task Force on Land Supply chairman Stanley Wong Yuen-fai says. The two options will be listed as potential land supply choices in a public consultation exercise starting next month. Members...


Master Professional Status Bestowed on Reeves

POSTED ON February 5, 2018 @ 12:59 pm

Mark Reeves’ diverse career as a PGA Professional and his work in golf management, in particular, has resulted in him attaining the status of Master Professional with The PGA of Great Britain and Ireland. It is the association’s highest honour and means the 52-year-old joins a distinguished band that includes Pete...


Golfing Legend Jack Nicklaus Adds Value to Forest City Golf Resort

POSTED ON January 31, 2018 @ 5:43 pm

The Forest City Golf Resort, valued at RM1.8 billion is poised to be another prestigious championship golf course in Johor, making the state a premier golfing destination. It is also set to redefine golf tourism to embrace the “complete golf holiday experience.” “Golf courses were mushrooming throughout the state in...


BMI Course Builds Competency in Club Management Industry

POSTED ON January 28, 2018 @ 7:19 am

Crisis management, club governance and financial benchmarking were among the topics covered during the latest course to be offered under the Business Management Institute (BMI) Asia Pacific education programme. Staged at Sentosa Golf Club, the five-day event attracted more than a dozen high-powered executives from prominent clubs in China, Malaysia,...


AGIF Launches Certificate in Greenkeeping

POSTED ON January 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

The Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF), the region’s umbrella golfing body, has launched a Certificate in Greenkeeping (CIG), the first of its kind in Asia. Aimed at supporting education among golf course superintendents and improving conditioning of golf courses, the initiative is backed by The R&A, the game’s ruling golf...


Sentosa Golf Club Launches #KeepItGreen Campaign

POSTED ON January 19, 2018 @ 4:52 pm

One of the world’s leading golfing establishments, Sentosa Golf Club has celebrated the start of what promises to be a memorable year by launching a unique campaign designed to increase awareness of the game among youngsters in the local community, as well as drawing attention to sustainable practices within golf....


SMBC extends sponsorship of the Singapore Open

POSTED ON January 18, 2018 @ 7:19 am

In a tremendous development for golf in Singapore and the region, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) announced today they will title sponsor Singapore’s National Open for three more years. On the eve of the first round of the 2018 SMBC Singapore Open, and to the delight of everyone involved with...


Aussie Scott Barr to coach elite squad in new Singaporean training program

POSTED ON January 12, 2018 @ 2:06 pm

Veteran PGA pro (originally from Canberra) and Singapore-based Australian Scott Barr has been appointed to train the Singaporean national elite squad in the country’s new scheme to raise the standards of golf from junior to professional ranks. The Singapore Golf Association (SGA) announced on Wednesday, January 10 its plans for...