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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...


R&A Chief Executive to Deliver Keynote Address at China Conference

POSTED ON November 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, will be a keynote speaker at next month’s Sports Connects. To be staged at Mission Hills, Shenzhen, the biennial event connects more than 300 senior industry executives and provides a gateway to the rapidly-growing China’s sports industry. Created by Branded, a leading producer...


Breaking Down Vietnam’s Booming Golf Tourism Sector

POSTED ON November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Vietnam’s burgeoning inbound golf tourism sector was thrust into the spotlight once more at last week’s Club Management Mini Summit. Growing Golf Tourism was the main topic of discussion at the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF)-organised event at Hanoi’s Diamond Westlake Suites. Sponsored by Jebsen & Jessen, the event was...


Productive Year for Asian Golf Industry Federation

POSTED ON November 2, 2018 @ 1:08 pm

Next month’s much-anticipated launch of the R&A-backed Certificate in Greenkeeping will rank among the highlights of a productive year for the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF), the region’s umbrella golfing organisation. Addressing members at the Annual General Meeting at the Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, President Richard Walne hailed the Federation’s...


Greg Norman’s Third Course in Vietnam Opens for Play

POSTED ON October 30, 2018 @ 1:55 pm

One of Vietnam’s fastest growing beach resorts now has a brand-name golf course to support the area’s lofty tourism ambitions. On Oct. 27, the Greg Norman-designed KN Golf Links officially opened in Cam Ranh, site of a spectacular, 8-kilometer crescent of sand that is rapidly becoming a destination of distinction...