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Golfasian Globalizes Vietnam Golf Coast

POSTED ON April 20, 2019 @ 11:24 am

Asia’s leading golf tour company, Golfasian, has joined the push to promote Central Vietnam as one of the region’s foremost places for play. The Thailand and Vietnam-based operator signed a strategic partnership with Vietnam Golf Coast: a destination marketing organization that links six of the area’s best signature golf courses,...


Ernie Els’ Par-Three Design in the Frame

POSTED ON April 19, 2019 @ 11:23 am

The Els Performance Golf Academy (EPGA), one of Asia’s top practice facilities and home to the Vietnam National Golf Team, has been shortlisted in the category of ‘World’s Best Par-3 Course’ at this year’s World Golf Awards. The World Golf Awards serve to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism...


Leading retail chain captures PXG brand

POSTED ON April 15, 2019 @ 5:10 pm

PARSONS Xtreme Golf (PXG), the global golf equipment manufacturing company whose headquarters is in Scottsdale, Arizona, has appointed MST Golf as the sole distributor of the brand in Malaysia. The announcement was made in Kuala Lumpur by PXG Asean and China operations & sales manager Emmanuel Goh, who said they...


Bringing High-End Golf Tourism to the Philippines

POSTED ON April 13, 2019 @ 3:56 pm

Manila, Philippines: The benefits of ‘Bringing High-End Golf Tourism to the Philippines’ will come under scrutiny at the Asian Golf Industry Federation’s (AGIF) second Club Management Mini Summit in 2019. Featuring Asian golf tourism guru Mark Siegel, the Summit will be held at Cavite’s The Orchard Golf and Country Club...


Siem Reap Shines at Asia Golf Tourism Convention

POSTED ON April 12, 2019 @ 3:56 pm

Cambodia is poised to become a genuine twin-centre golf destination as a result of two announcements made during the eighth Asia Golf Tourism Convention. The event, held by the global golf tourism organisation IAGTO in Siem Reap, the gateway city to Cambodia’s ancient Angkor temples, was attended by 420 IAGTO...


Manila Focus on ‘Renewing Premier Golf Course Conditions’

POSTED ON April 12, 2019 @ 3:54 pm

Manila, Philippines: Renewing Premier Golf Course Conditions will be the theme at next month’s Philippines 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 (May 9-10)...


Golf startup Deemples raises US$105K in funding

POSTED ON April 10, 2019 @ 7:26 pm

MALAYSIA-headquartered golfing startup Deemples closed its recent fundraising round at US$105,000 (RM430,085) bringing the total funds raised so far to around US$270,000 (RM1.1 million). Deemples, popularly known as “the Uber for golfers” is a golf app that allows users to find a golf partner to play with whenever and wherever....


Obituary: Arie Irawan meant so much to so many

POSTED ON April 9, 2019 @ 4:45 pm

The photo shows the golfer with his arm around his caddie. They’re both smiling. They should have been. Last year playing on PGA TOUR Series-China, the player, Malaysia’s Arie Irawan, and the caddie, his wife of three weeks, the former Marina Malek, traveled to Guilin, China, where Arie played well...


Pawan Munjal felicitated by Asian Tour for contribution to golf in Asia

POSTED ON April 3, 2019 @ 5:38 pm

Dr Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Hero MotoCorp – the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters – was felicitated by the Asian Tour with a Special Achievement Award for his contributions to Asian Golf. At a ceremony held at the recently concluded Hero Indian Open golf tournament here, Dr Munjal was presented with a special salver by leading Indian golfer Shiv Kapur, representing...


Mike Orloff to speak at India Golf & Turf Expo 2019

POSTED ON March 19, 2019 @ 9:20 am

Organized by the Golf Industry Association (GIA), India Golf Expo brings together India’s golfing fraternity of India and experts from around the world with the intent to share knowledge, experiences and chart the course for the future of golf in the country. IGE 2019 will see around 50 domestic and...