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Sentosa to become first Asian club to use food waste as fertiliser

POSTED ON September 12, 2020 @ 8:57 am

Sentosa Golf Club is set to install two digesters that will make it the first club in Asia with the ability to grind down food and horticultural waste to reuse as fertiliser on the golf course. Using a Golf Sustainability Fund Grant awarded by The …

Hong Kong Golf Club appoints new Courses Manager

POSTED ON September 6, 2020 @ 10:41 am

Darry Koster has been appointed to the role of Courses Manager at the Hong Kong Golf Club (HKGC). A graduate of Kansas State University, Koster succeeds Randy Witt, who has retired after 14 years at the historic club. A prominent and vastly experienced figure in …

500 staff to lose their jobs as Bintan Lagoon Resort closes

POSTED ON August 10, 2020 @ 7:04 pm

Riau Island Resort closure Southeast Asia is poised to lose two more golf courses with Bintan Lagoon Resort (BLR) shutting its doors. According to a report in TTG Asia, the 36-hole golfing venue, which is a 75-minute ferry ride from Singapore, has decided to cease …

PGA of America Bringing its ‘Grow-the-Game’ Mission to Asia

POSTED ON August 7, 2020 @ 6:09 pm

  Singapore: The largest working sports organisation in the world, the PGA of America is positioned to extend its influence and support across the golf industry in Asia. An Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF), the PGA of America already has a variety of projects and …

Sentosa Golf Club first to join UN’s Sports for Climate Action Initiative

POSTED ON August 2, 2020 @ 12:12 pm

Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore is making history today by becoming the world’s first golf club to join the United Nation’s Sports for Climate Action Initiative. The prestigious golf venue, set on Sentosa Island alongside a diverse array of unique leisure experiences, is already highly …

ASIA: Podcast interview with Phil Ryan of Pacific Coast Design

POSTED ON July 29, 2020 @ 10:11 am

In this Asian Golf Industry Federation podcast, Phil Ryan of Australian based Pacific Coast Design reviews the origins of his successful design business, his overall working philosophy, and provides an overview of the industry in the past, present, and future.   SOURCE: AGIF

ASIA: Sime Darby searching for new TPC KL boss after Thielke’s departure

POSTED ON July 27, 2020 @ 12:17 pm

SIME Darby Property is in the throes of searching for a new chief executive officer for their Leisure and Hospitality segment. This comes in the wake of Steven Thielke’s departure. Friday is the South African’s last working day, his contract has come to an end. …

ASIA: State-of-the-Art PGA Academy Unveiled at Thai Venue

POSTED ON July 22, 2020 @ 9:59 am

Pattaya, Thailand: A new state-of-the-art PGA of Great Britain and Ireland-accredited golf academy has opened its doors at the Chee Chan Golf Resort. Located just outside Pattaya, Chee Chan Golf Resort opened in 2018. The new PGA Academy is the latest addition to the facility, offering …

ASIA: Thailand’s Chee Chan Golf Resort opens PGA Academy

POSTED ON June 27, 2020 @ 11:35 am

A new state-of-the-art PGA accredited golf academy has opened its doors at the Chee Chan Golf Resort, Thailand to add to its world-class golf facilities. Located just outside Pattaya, The Chee Chan Golf Resort opened in 2018 and is ranked as the best course in …

ASIA: The Gongs Ring True At Laguna Lang Co

POSTED ON June 16, 2020 @ 1:25 pm

New putting layout takes its cues from St Andrews’ legendary Himalayas LANG CO, Vietnam (16 June, 2020) — LAGUNA Golf Lang Co is transporting Scottish golf tradition to Central Vietnam in the shape of The Gongs – its epic new putting course. In St Andrews, …