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Passing of Robert Bicknell: ‘Pioneer of Golf in Vietnam’

POSTED ON December 27, 2019 @ 9:20 pm

Robert Bicknell, a pioneer of golf in Vietnam, has passed away following a battle with cancer. In a variety of areas, American-born Bicknell stamped his indelible mark on the game in the country in which golf was in its infancy when he arrived in 1991. Throughout his colourful career in...


AGIF Expo’s Celebration Night to Honour Industry Trail-Blazers

POSTED ON December 12, 2019 @ 5:54 pm

Bangkok, Thailand: Pioneering Asian-based general managers and greenkeepers will take centre stage at a Celebration Night during next year’s inaugural AGIF Expo. To be staged at Thailand’s National Stadium in the Pathum Wan District of Bangkok on November 19-20, 2020, the AGIF Expo will bring together golf/sports turf and club...


Vietnam: Laguna Lăng Cô Awarded EarthCheck Gold Certification

POSTED ON December 6, 2019 @ 7:48 am

Hue, Vietnam: Laguna Lăng Cô has enhanced its reputation as one of Vietnam’s foremost resorts and a leader in environment protection, after being awarded a Gold Certification by EarthCheck, a scientific and environmental benchmarking, certification and advisory group for the travel and tourism industry. Since 2013, Laguna Lăng Cô has...


AGIF Launches Sustainable Practices Seminar Series

POSTED ON December 1, 2019 @ 8:47 am

The Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) will mark the New Year with the launch of a Sustainable Practices Seminar Series. During the final two weeks of March, 2020, sustainability will be a key topic on the agenda at industry events in the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand. Eric Lynge, the AGIF’s...


Trails of Indochina Marks 20 Years At The Top of Asia’s Tourism Game

POSTED ON November 26, 2019 @ 5:11 pm

One of Asia’s most pioneering boutique tour operators, Trails of Indochina, is bearing down on a new set of standards in immersive tailor-made travel in the region after marking its 20th anniversary. Having recently expanded from Southeast Asia into East Asian nations such as Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan, the...


Phuket Venue Recognised as Leader in Golf Tourism Business

POSTED ON November 24, 2019 @ 9:45 am

Laguna Golf Phuket, venue for last week’s PGA of Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) International Conference, has been named Thailand’s Best Golf Course 2019 at the sixth World Golf Awards. Paul Wilson (centre) collected the awards on behalf of Laguna Golf Phuket and Banyan Tree Phuket. Further celebration for Laguna...


Player to Receive 2020 Old Tom Morris Award

POSTED ON November 24, 2019 @ 9:42 am

Gary Player – one of only five men to win the career Grand Slam and namesake of The Player Foundation that has raised millions globally for under-privileged children and education – is the recipient of the 2020 Old Tom Morris (OTM) Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America...


Award-winning Thai Country Club joins IMG Prestige

POSTED ON November 24, 2019 @ 9:32 am

One of Thailand’s most renowned clubs, Thai Country Club has joined the IMG Prestige global network. Nestled on the outskirts of Bangkok, it is regularly ranked as one of the top clubs in Asia and has hosted numerous international events over the last few years. Thai Country Club is owned...


Vietnam Golf Clubs to Quit Grasping at Straws

POSTED ON November 24, 2019 @ 9:28 am

Laguna Golf Lang Co and other members of the Vietnam Golf Coast (VGC) are in the process of completely phasing out single-use plastics after reaching their final straw with the environmentally corrosive material. The best signature golf courses in Central Vietnam joined forces earlier this year as part of the...


Hong Kong Open postponed due to ongoing social unrest

POSTED ON November 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Regretfully the European Tour, in conjunction with our tournament co-sanctioning partner at the Asian Tour, has taken the decision to postpone next week’s Hong Kong Open, scheduled for the Hong Kong Golf Club, Fanling from November 28 to December 1. An attempt will be made to reschedule the tournament to...