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Garon takes the reins at Yangtze Dunes

POSTED ON July 9, 2019 @ 1:29 pm

Lanhai International Country Club, home to the newly renovated, much discussed Yangtze Dunes course, has officially confirmed the retention of Joey Garon as executive secretary in charge of operations. Garon arrived in Shanghai via Hainan, the sub-tropical island where, as general manager, he opened and curated the rise of Shanqin...


Tingey appointed as Director of Partnerships for the Asian Tour

POSTED ON July 5, 2019 @ 2:17 pm

The Asian Tour has appointed Charlie Tingey, formerly a Director of EurAsia Cup Sdn Bhd, as its new Director of Partnerships. In his new role, Tingey will be responsible for maintaining and generating tournament opportunities for the Asian Tour across the region as well as managing the commercial assets of...


Cho assumes role of CEO and Commissioner

POSTED ON July 1, 2019 @ 5:42 pm

The Asian Tour is pleased to announce the promotion of Cho Minn Thant to Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner with effect from July 1, 2019. Cho, who served as the Tour’s Chief Operating Officer previously, will head the management team of the Asian Tour which is headquartered in Sentosa, Singapore....


Asia’s Most Challenging Golf Courses

POSTED ON June 25, 2019 @ 1:29 pm

Golfers fall in love with courses for their beautiful views, world-class services, and impeccable layouts. Some golfers also have a love to hate relationship with all those courses that really test their ability. The golfscape team has been researching the most challenging courses to play in Asia with the help...


TNT Helps Blast Path For Women’s Golf In Vietnam

POSTED ON June 18, 2019 @ 6:17 pm

Vietnam’s top rated golf course, The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip, is deploying an explosive new asset to help it blast a path for the women’s game in the Southeast Asian country. Known by her nickname “TNT” to those who know her well, Tang Thi Nhung, is already a much-admired figure...


BMI Asia Pacific Education Programme Bound for Jakarta

POSTED ON June 16, 2019 @ 9:31 am

Club governance, accounting and mentoring and career development will be among the modules to be covered under the latest Business Management Institute (BMI) Asia Pacific education programme. To be held in Jakarta, limited spots are available for the five-day event (August 26-30) that is attracting high-powered executives from prominent clubs...


Vietnam Club and Turfgrass Management Seminar Heads to Danang

POSTED ON June 15, 2019 @ 6:30 am

Award-winning BRG Danang Golf Club will be the venue for next month’s Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) Vietnam Club and Turfgrass Management Seminar. Some 100 attendees from clubs in Vietnam as well as representatives from venues in Cambodia, Myanmar and other countries in Southeast Asia are expected to attend the AGIF-organised...


Hanse to unveil Lido-inspired Ballyshear early next year

POSTED ON June 11, 2019 @ 1:14 pm

Architect Gil Hanse will unveil his first original design in Asia, an homage to Charles Blair MacDonald and Seth Raynor’s mythic Lido Club, when the Ballyshear Golf Links at Ban Rakat Club opens for play here in early 2020. The members-only Ban Rakat Club ( is now taking shape some...


Golf Fair Asia to Gather World’s Golf Industry Next April

POSTED ON June 10, 2019 @ 5:56 pm

FINEXPO, the largest organizer of international events, announces that Malaysia will host the biggest international golf event in one location for two days. Golf Fair Asia will take place at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC) in Malaysia on April 4 and 5, 2020, gathering golf industry professionals from all over the...


AGIF Members Share Views on Sustainable Turfgrass Management

POSTED ON June 2, 2019 @ 2:07 pm

Asian Golf Industry Federation members shared the spotlight at the 2019 conference on Sustainable Turfgrass Management in Asia. Held under the auspices of the Thai Golf Course Superintendents’ Association (TGCSA), the conference was part of a three-day gathering that also included an Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) Turfgrass Management Exposition....