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ASIA: Early insights highlight changing Asian playing habits

POSTED ON October 16, 2021 @ 8:13 am

Innovative research on Asian golf Early insights from a pioneering study on Asian golf depict an industry and a region prime for investment in the short, medium and long term. Golfers expect to play and follow more golf. Spend is also likely to increase. More …

Hanse’s Lido Homage Grand Opening Set for Early 2022

POSTED ON October 15, 2021 @ 8:12 am

Members of the new Ban Rakat Club, home to the Gil Hanse-designed Ballyshear Links, endured an exquisite form of torture during the month of August. Restrictions eased Their new 18-hole course, world golf’s most anticipated project in a decade, was entirely ready to play. But …

ASIA: Laguna Golf Lang Co Retains EarthCheck “Gold” Status

POSTED ON September 22, 2021 @ 6:58 pm

Laguna Golf Lang Co has restated its credentials as one of Vietnam’s greenest clubs by retaining its EarthCheck “Gold Certification” for 2021. With initiatives including a moratorium on single-use plastics and its “edible golf course” planted with rice fields and tended by water buffalos, the …

ASIA: Laguna Golf Lăng Cô’s Asian Tour Target

POSTED ON September 2, 2021 @ 10:32 am

Moves are afoot for Laguna Golf Lăng Cô to stage an Asian Tour event when professional golf in the region is able to resume following the Covid-19 pandemic. Part of the Asian Tour Destinations network, Laguna Golf Lăng Cô boasts an award-winning Faldo Design course …

ASIA: Golf Mourns Passing of Tun Ahmad Sarji

POSTED ON September 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

Malaysian golf has lost one of its most influential figures with the death of Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid. A champion of Malaysian arts, culture and heritage, Tun Ahmad passed away at the age 82 due to complications arising from Covid-19. A report in ParGolf …

ASIA: Rob Weiks appointed Southeast Asia area manager for Rain Bird Golf

POSTED ON August 7, 2021 @ 8:30 am

Rob Weiks is the newest addition to Rain Bird’s Southeast Asia Golf Team. In his new role as area manager, Weiks will be responsible for Rain Bird’s strategic sales planning, business development and golf market share growth in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Guam and …

ASIA: Singapore Island Country Club Unveils 27-Hole New Course

POSTED ON August 5, 2021 @ 7:04 am

The Singapore Island Country Club (SICC) today unveiled its newest 27-hole golf course, The New Course, to its members. The S$50 million redevelopment project features three nine-hole layouts – Millennium (par-36), Peirce (par-36), and Forest (par-35) – and consists of three 18-hole combinations that will …

ASIA: The R&A continues support of AGIF’s Certificate in Greenkeeping

POSTED ON July 28, 2021 @ 5:58 pm

The R&A, the game’s ruling golf organisation, has confirmed its continued backing for the Asian Golf Industry Federation’s (AGIF) Certificate in Greenkeeping (CIG). News of The R&A’s extended support comes in the wake of an outstanding set of results by the latest batch of greenkeepers …

ASIA: Mees Appointed GM at Aquella Golf and Country Club

POSTED ON July 28, 2021 @ 5:47 pm

Scotsman Simon Mees has been appointed as General Manager at Aquella Golf and Country Club, Thailand’s newest golfing establishment. “Simon boasts more than 25 years of experience in golf course management and will undoubtedly be a huge asset to Aquella as the club becomes operational,” …