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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...


Points and Prizes on Offer to Delegates at Pattaya Conference

POSTED ON March 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

Multiple benefits will be on offer to attendees at next week’s conference on Sustainable Turfgrass Management in Asia. Held under the auspices of the Thai Golf Course Superintendents’ Association (TGCSA), the conference is part of a three-day gathering that also includes an Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) Turfgrass Management Exposition....


Asian Golf Industry Federation Confirms Schedule of Events

POSTED ON March 17, 2019 @ 5:28 pm

The Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) will stage educational events in six countries across the region between now and the end of the year. Speaking at this week’s Turfgrass Management Seminar and Exposition in Pattaya, Eric Lynge, the AGIF’s Chief Executive Officer, confirmed further gatherings targeted at course superintendents and...


Vietnam May Be World’s Fastest-Growing Golf Market

POSTED ON March 12, 2019 @ 7:41 pm

Of the 209 countries around the world with golf courses, the fastest-growing market just might be in Vietnam. Vietnam currently has 78 golf courses plus another 43 in different stages of development, according to the R&A’s latest Golf Around the World Report, which is based on the National Golf Foundation’s...