Fri May 20 2011The Montgomerie Links VIETNAM raises USD $25 000 for Vietnam Swim programs
The award winning Montgomerie Links Golf Club located on Vietnam’s stunning Central Coast just outside Danang City has successfully hosted the inaugural Swing to Swim charity golf day raising USD $25 000 for Vietnamese swim programs with all money raised to be equally shared by the Danang based Swim Safe program and Hoi An based Swim Vietnam programs.
Swing to Swim an initiative created by Montgomerie Links and proudly supported by the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia (RLSSA) and the community spirited Vietnam Swans Australian Rules Football Club held in conjunction with the bi annual world drowning prevention conference easily surpassed the original target of USD $20 000 thanks to the generosity and support of all participants with the event comprising a golf tournament and gala dinner with a charity auction.
“The Montgomerie Links saw this event as a unique opportunity to further use golf as a platform to support the local communities in their battle against drowning fatalities in Vietnam which is a staggering 10 000 per year as quoted by some non government organizations (NGO’s). As an Australian expat working in Vietnam, it’s easy to take for granted the outstanding swim programs we have in Australia and it’s only when you realize there is as many drowning in Vietnam as road fatalities that one realizes how serious this problem is so to have the opportunity to make a difference through the Swing to Swim charity golf day is extremely gratifying for all involved” said Jon Tomlinson, General Director at The Montgomerie Links.
The RLSAA were heavily involved in the preceeding conference on world drowing prevention which was attended by over 400 delegetes representing 60 countries and their Chief Operating Officer Rob Bradley added “"To have the Australian Life Saving Society combine with the generosity of Montgomerie Links and the Vietnam Swans especially following a successful conference will make a big contribution to saving young lives in the coming year and we are proud to be part of the inaugural event."
While Jo Stewart who manages Swim Vietnam the Hoi An based program enthusiastically said “The Swim to Swim day was a huge success. The money raised will allow us to put up a portable pool, significantly expand the program and teach many more children how to swim. We are already looking forward to next year’s golf day!”
Special mention to our Swing to Swim sponsors who contributed to the overall success of the event. Our Gold Sponsors who contributed a minimum cash donation; Indochine Engineering, Vietnam Swans, Aya Spa, Boutique Hoi An Resort, Reiker Shoes and, Jim Beam, which again offered incredibly generous support – this time with Makers Mark all complimented by the array of Silver Sponsors who also contributed greatly; Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa, The Nam Hai, Linkshape golf and Six Senses Con Dao.
One highlight was a West Coast Eagles footy jumper that had been donated by Gerard Neesham. Beforehand, organizers were a bit nervous as to how much an AFL club jumper would raise at a charity golf day in Vietnam. Well, it was bought by a founding Montgomerie Links member, Mr Le Ngoc Tu, for a staggering VND 25 million (USD1, 200).
Mr Tu explained afterwards that he had recently travelled to Melbourne to play in a golf tournament and had been impressed by the city’s passion for Aussie Rules! So, he bought the footy jumper which he plans to donate to Montgomerie Links to put on display.
ABOUT MONTGOMERIE LINKS
Designed by victorious 2010 European Ryder Cup Captain Colin Montgomerie and recently awarded the best golf course in Vietnam title, The Montgomerie Links is situated on the rapidly emerging Central Coast of Vietnam only 20 minutes from Danang International Airport; a family friendly beach resort location with an array of luxurious and boutique hotels offering attractive packages combined with three UNESCO world heritage sites within an hour’s drive.
The Montgomerie Links another stunning development by Indochina Land, Vietnams leading Managed Fund company has also just launched a prized estates development at the course with contemporary internationally designed 3 bedroom villas ranging from 250 – 350 sq meters starting at USD $450 000 that includes a Family golf membership.
For more information on this exclusive offer, please contact The Montgomerie Links at;
Email: email@example.com or by calling +84 (510) 3941 942
ABOUT INDOCHINA CAPITAL AND INDOCHINA LAND
Founded in 1999, Indochina Capital is one of Vietnam’s leading financial services firms with diversified fund management and financial advisory businesses. Indochina Capital manages US$1.8 billion in three funds and numerous special accounts, including three real estate funds and Indochina Capital Vietnam Holdings, which in March 2007 became the first Vietnam-related company to list on a major global stock market, the London Stock Exchange main board. Indochina Capital also owns a controlling interest in and manages Mekong Securities, a leading Vietnamese broker/dealer and investment bank.
Indochina Land is the real estate division of Indochina Capital. The division manages three real estate funds capitalized initially at just over US$450 million facilitating investment in over US$1.5 billion in property projects. To date, Indochina Land’s portfolio includes 12 properties in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and the Central Coast, covering the full range of property types, including residential, retail, office, resort, hotel and other leisure and industrial developments. Prior to the establishment of the two real estate funds, over the past 15 years, Indochina Land and its principals had developed, financed and invested in well-over US$1 billion in real estate projects in Vietnam.