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The Champions!

The prestigious and coveted Asian Golf Awards is back after a two-year hiatus due to the global pandemic. This 14-year-old international recognition event for the golf industry in the Asia Pacific is back with gusto and everything points to it being one of the best in the series.

The Asian Golf Awards for 2022 will be celebrated in grand style on November 3, 2022, at the US$4 billion-dollar Hoiana Resort & Golf in the Quang Nam Province which is in Central Vietnam.

Some 40 award categories are involved with the top three in each category being honoured with awards of excellence in golf, silver and bronze.

In conjunction with the Asian Golf Awards, the 90-day countdown for the has kicked off. Widely considered as one of the best summits on the business of golf, APGS 2022 will feature more than 20 world class speakers with the keynote address to be delivered by David Abeles, President and CEO of TaylorMade Golf.

APGS 2022 will be staged at the Grand Ballroom of the Hoiana Resort & Golf from November 1 – 3.

All this and more in the August edition of the number one golf magazine in the Indo-Pacific region!

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Dynamic New Vistas!

Half of 2022 has just gone whizzing by and ASIAN GOLF hits the halfway mark with a July edition that is jam-packed with exclusive articles.

Kicking off July is the return of one of the world’s top summits on the business of golf – the ASIA PACIFIC GOLF SUMMIT 2022. Bouncing back from an enforced hibernation of two years, APGS 2022 is the 14th staging of the summit and it will be heading to what is widely regarded as the most vibrant environment for golf – Vietnam. This Southeast Asian nation is witnessing unprecedented development and growth in golf and is without doubt the industry’s global showcase for new course development. The host city is the ancient city of Hoi An, a designated United Nations Heritage site, a short drive from the City of Danang.

The venue for APGS 2022 will be the multi-billion-dollar Hoiana Integrated Resort and Casino, a plush and new venue that is opening up an era of hope and change for an ancient city. It is the perfect setting for APGS 2022 because it is a great working example of how the traditional and historic city of Hoi An is stepping out into the future with a vision for dynamic growth. Hoi An has inspired APGS 2022 to embrace this ethos and go with a bold theme for the Summit – Dynamic New Vistas!

Talking about things new, APGS 2022 will be launching Inrange Golf! It is revolutionary service, and it is ready to work with golf clubs in Asia to help them all realise a market segment that has been waiting to be tapped. A segment that wants to engage with golf and to do it in a manner that is both fun and affordable!

Inrange Golf is in the field of real-time analytics that are crunched via advanced golf ball radar tracking technology from impact to landing point. Sensors, some overlapping, are strategically placed around golf club ranges and independent driving ranges. Analytics can be viewed on smart phones or driving range entertainment screens.

According to the co-founder of Inrange Golf Nick Longley, his product is all “about making golf more accessible to all, especially the younger demographics and families.

For those who have been following the incredible disruption that LIV Golf is creating in professional golf, ASIAN GOLF captures all the action in its first every tournament which was held in England in June. The Saudi Arabian-backed Greg Norman-led mega tour is up and running and ASIAN GOLF will keep a track as it grows and expands.

All this and more in the July edition of the number one golf magazine in the Indo-Pacific region!

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The Big Blast Off!

The month of June marks a truly historic period and a new milestone in the global golf industry. This is the month that will mark the launch of the much talked about LIV Golf Invitational Series, the multi-million-dollar new professional tournament that is set to disrupt the professional game. The series which is financially backed to the tune of US$4 billion by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and led by golf legend Greg Norman will see professional golf take a whole new pathway that will reward professional golfers handsomely while delivering a whole new experience for golf fans. The LIV Golf Invitational Series has fought off all obstacles thrown at it by the golf establishment, and it is now well on its way to becoming a new paradigm for the professional game. Get the lowdown in ASIAN GOLF’s exclusive interview with Norman in this issue.

Also featured in the June edition is an in depth look at how golf manufacturers work with their brand ambassadors to impact the game of golf. Check out the fascinating interview with David Abeles, President and CEO of TaylorMade Golf who explains the effect and impact that brand ambassadors have on the evolution of golf equipment and how this in turn brings about changes to how all of us play the game.

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GOLF TITANS!

Things are beginning to look up as the giant Continent awakens after close to three years of battling the global pandemic. It has been quite a fight and the scourge has no doubt taken its toll on the golf industry.

But thanks to some many stout and committed men and women, the industry in the Indo-Pacific and Middle East region has fought back with great resolve to keep golf going and now, with the gradual opening up of the countries that make up the region, golf is bouncing back.

The May edition of ASIAN GOLF pays special tribute to the “GOLF TITANS” who have stood up to the challenge and who provided the leadership and vision to guide the industry through some very tough times.

Recognising the most powerful people in golf was a mission started by ASIAN GOLF in 2014 and this marks its eighth year. It is now a tradition and hopefully, we will continue to seek out and recognize the men and women who are at the leading edge of golf in the region for many more years to come.

Other major features in this edition includes a detailed review of PXG’s new family of golf clubs, the GEN Five.

For this and more, check out the May 2022 edition of ASIAN GOLF. There is nothing like ASIAN GOLF. Voted the Best Golf Business Magazine In The Asia Pacific for 2020/2021.

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Tiger Apotheosized!

The April Edition of ASIAN GOLF is out worldwide and the top story tracks the “immortalisation” of Tiger Woods.

The 46-year-old legend has been inducted into the World Golf Hall Of Fame, the youngest to have achieved this special distinction. ASIAN GOLF has captured this historic development with all the images and videos of this special moment in golf history.

On the subject history, Thailand’s teenage superstar, the 19-year-old Atthaya Thitikul created history with an early win in her young LPGA career. This victory marks the start of her exciting career on the world’s toughest women’s professional golf tour.

Keeping up with the focus on winners, Singapore’s world class Sentosa Golf Club has been widely recognised and acknowledged as a truly world class facility. This has come after a lot of hard work by the club’s team over a 40-year period.

Other major features include new product launches by PING Golf and TaylorMade Golf.

For this and more, check out the April 2022 edition of ASIAN GOLF. There is nothing like ASIAN GOLF. Voted the Best Golf Business Magazine In The Asia Pacific for 2020/2021.

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A Whole New Golf Experience!

If you get a chance to visit Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, make it a point to visit the MST Arena – it’s a whole new experience for golfers.

The March edition of ASIAN GOLF features an extensive spread on this multi-million dollar facility.

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Golf’s New Kingdom!

February 2022 will go down in the annals of golf history as both a historic and momentous period in golf. It’s the month in which a major new player asserts itself to become a serious force in global golf. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is boldly moving ahead to give the world a whole new experience in both professional and amateur golf. This Arab nation is doing what many have just talked about in relation to growing the game of golf. Saudi Arabia, through a number of vehicles, namely GOLF SAUDI is putting its money where its mouth is and really doing something about it – much to the chagrin of golf’s self-styled lords of golf. The Saudi initiative is unprecedented!

February will see the global debut of the US$5 million dollar Saudi International, the new flagship of the resurgent ASIAN TOUR, now partnered with GOLF SAUDI in a ten-year, US$200 million strategic alliance. The big Saudi juggernaut does not stop at the Asian Tour – instead, more exciting plans are afoot as golf legend Greg Norman gets ready to crank up his LIV Golf Investment which is powered by the giant US$500 billion-dollar Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom. This body is the driving force to fast track the development of the Kingdom in many important fields of human endeavour. Norman has assembled a crack team and given his mindset and attitude towards opening up the global professional game, expect fireworks from the Aussie who is world renowned under the moniker of the “Great White Shark”.

Add to this the recent development that saw the Saudi Golf Federation take the leadership role of the Arab Golf Federation with the installation of Yasir Al-Rumayyan as the President of the Arab Golf Federation. Al-Rumayyan is the driving force behind the meteoric growth of golf in the Kingdom Saudi Arabia and he orchestrated the big push in his capacity as the Chairman of both Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation since 2018. A Harvard Business School graduate, Al-Rumayyan is the Governor of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and he is responsible for the multi-billion-dollar investment in sporting events forming part of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s transformative economic and social reform blueprint opening up the Kingdom to the world.

For this and more, check out the February 2022 edition of ASIAN GOLF. There is nothing like ASIAN GOLF. Voted the Best Golf Business Magazine In The Asia Pacific for 2020/2021.

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Golf Boom Coming!

Another tumultuous year is over and the dawn of a new year is already upon us. While the world was ravaged by the global pandemic, the golf industry seemed to buck almost all of the problems that it brought with it. Industry statistics provide solid evidence that golf had an all-around good year in 2021 and it looks like this upward trend will continue despite new waves of the pandemic threaten the world.

Economic and demographic megatrends seem to point towards Asia experiencing good times in golf going forward. All things being equal, key economic and demographic indicators promise growth in the number of golfers, existing and new, increased rounds and greater demand for golf equipment, apparel and accessories. The indicators show that the growth is going to be sustainable over a good stretch of time and this is going to be great for golf in Asia.

The general strength of golf set against the global pandemic has received the endorsement of the presidents of TaylorMade Golf and PING. Both David Abeles of TaylorMade and John K Solheim of PING have declared in exclusive interviews with ASIAN GOLF that the golf business is in a good place going forward.

For this and more, check out the January 2022 edition of ASIAN GOLF. There is nothing like ASIAN GOLF. Voted the Best Golf Business Magazine In The Asia Pacific for 2020/2021.

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ASIAN GOLF’s Year-End Double Header!

It’s December and this month marks twenty-one years of publishing for ASIAN GOLF. We’ve come a long way baby and it’s great to know that we are recognized as the Best Golf Magazine in Asia.

As we celebrate our 21st anniversary, we would like to recognize and honour some monumental achievements and milestones in Asian golf.

In the past twelve months, Asian professionals have gone on to gain global recognition and adulation – Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama became the first Asian to win The Masters. South Korea’s Jin Young Ko became the undisputed Player of the Year for the second time and the winner to the Race To CME Globe, making her the top star on the LPGA Tour and arguably the best player in the world. Thai teenager, Atthaya Thitikul, just 18 years-old, went on to create history by winning the Ladies European Tour’s Race To Costa Del Sol, earning her the right to be declared the best player on the European circuit. And another Thai, Patty Tavatanakit was voted the LPGA’s Rookie of the Year!

So many world accolades for Asia and this has opened a pathway for more Asian men and women to chase their dreams.

The December issue of ASIAN GOLF is proud to unveil the revitalized ASIAN TOUR’s ambitious plans to take Asia’s premier professional golf tour to the next level. After 27-years, the Asian Tour is poised to become a major global force in the professional game in a US$200 million dollar partnership with Golf Saudi, the golf promotion arm of the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ASIAN GOLF looks at what’s in store for the Tour under the leadership of its CEO and Commissioner, Chi Minn Thant.

Our 21st anniversary issue records all of the above achievements and more milestones plus more. Thank you for your support over the past twenty-one years!

For this and more, check out the December 2021 edition of ASIAN GOLF. There is nothing like ASIAN GOLF. Voted the Best Golf Business Magazine In The Asia Pacific for 2020/2021.

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The Asian Decade!

The November edition of ASIAN GOLF is out and it is a celebration of monumental achievements for golf in Asia!

It records the outstanding victories of Hideki Matsuyama of Japan and Jin Young Ko of South Korea – Matsuyama showed his class when he took on the best in the world and beat them on home soil to win the 2021 ZOZO Championship, his second victory for this year after the Masters. Ko, displayed her superior skills to regain the Rolex World Rankings’ top spot. ASIAN GOLF devotes this issue to mark the rise of men and women from Asia in the highly competitive professional game of golf. The pace has been set for Asia to continue to soar!

In another landmark development, the Asian Tour, in partnership with Saudi Arabi is set to launch 10 new major golf tournaments to take place every year over the next decade. The partnership comes with financial backing from PIF — the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund that has reserves of over US$500 billion and will be investing US$200 million in this new partnership. The new events will be staged across Asia, the Middle East and Europe and the series will be added to the Asian Tour schedule starting next year, making for a 25-event season. It promises both exciting and challenging times ahead in the professional game.

For this and more, check out the November 2021 edition of ASIAN GOLF. There is nothing like ASIAN GOLF. Voted the Best Golf Business Magazine In The Asia Pacific for 2020/2021.

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The Culture Of Change!

It’s October and golf is looking terrific! The Olympics is over. The Ryder Cup is over and America has been crowned as the greatest golfing nation on the Planet. And exciting developments are brewing in the Asia Pacific.

The cash-rich GOLF SAUDI has taken a bold step to play a lead role in the development of golf throughout the Asia Pacific, stretching all the way to the Middle East. It has partnered with the Asian Tour and GOLF SAUDI’s multi-million dollar SAUDI INTERNATIONAL will be the tour’s flagship. This is a massive development and given the resources of GOLF SAUDI, ASIAN GOLF speculates if this development sets the stage for bigger things to come. ASIAN GOLF believes so and we see developments taking place which will be global in scope and size!

The re-imagined WORLD GOLF EXPO 2022 is back on track – bigger, better and bolder than ever. Read all about Asia’s golf showcase happening in November 2022 in Haikou, Hainan.

The October issue also looks at the launch of innovative new products are services – all designed to help golf become a more enjoyable game for all!

For this and more, check out the October 2021 edition of ASIAN GOLF. There is nothing like ASIAN GOLF. Voted the Best Golf Business Magazine In The Asia Pacific for 2020/2021.

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Olympic Golf – Give Asia A Gold!

Golf is set to grow in Asia and this is primarily due to the just concluded Tokyo Olympic Games. Golf was one event that did enormously well and if anything at all, it certainly justified and validated its inclusion in the greatest sporting spectacle on Planet Earth. Although there are no statistics available to back up golf’s popularity at the Tokyo Olympics, it must be noted that every nation in the Asia Pacific geography was placed on the game’s television broadcast footprint – even strife-torn Afghanistan and the remote island of Papua New Guinea! Add to this the fact that television broadcast of the golf competition went out on a common time-zone which means to say that golf fans were able to watch proceedings during their wakening hours. In the absence of TV audience ratings for the Asia Pacific, a good measure of the pull-power of Olympic golf was very evident in the great interest generated on social media.

In the men’s event, reigning Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama made a gallant bid to win gold and boost national pride in what is a golf crazy nation. Although Matsuyama did not make the grade, he battled like a true Olympian to finish tied fourth overall. Another Asian dug deep to summon up the will and courage to bring glory to his home country and to the Asian continent. Taiwan’s C.T. Pan crossed swords with American super-star Collin Morikawa to defeat him in a gut-wrenching play-off to wrest the bronze medal – a massive victory for Pan and for all of Asia.

The women’s tournament was, a nail biter which witnessed incredible performances by India’s Aditi Ashok and Japan’s Mone Inami, the eventual silver medal winner. Aside from the fairy-tale ending to Ashok’s Olympic challenge, Asian women golfers performed extremely well against a tough Olympic field of 60 golfers. A total of 18 players took part representing Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia and Thailand. Of this group, 8 finished in the top 15 which is a huge achievement for Asian women golfers.

In the final analysis, golf has done well at the Olympic level. Asia has played its part to ensure the validation of golf as a deserving member of the Olympic family of sports. Golf has honoured the Olympic Creed – “The important thing in life is not the triumph, but the fight; the essential thing is not to have won, but to have fought well.”

The September issue also looks at the on-going tussle between the PGA Tour, the European Tour and the renegade Premier Golf League as it struggles in its battle for validation.

For this and more, check out the September 2021 edition of ASIAN GOLF. There is nothing like ASIAN GOLF. Voted the Best Golf Business Magazine In The Asia Pacific for 2020/2021.

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Get Sharp! Get Custom Fitted!

We have gone past the first half of 2021 and what a year it has been! While the raging global pandemic has taken a massive toll across a whole range of businesses, most of the golf industry seems to have managed to pull through, albeit with some damage.

In the United States of America, the National Golf Foundation (NGF) is reporting an uptick in the rounds of golf being played. Likewise, the golf equipment manufacturing sector has also been enjoying record sales of equipment, apparel and accessories.

Amidst of these positives against a world drowning in negatives, Asian women professional golfers have continued to dominate and strengthen their hold on the LPGA Tour. More young stars are emerging from the traditional countries where golf has been strong, namely Japan and South Korea. But players from these two nations are now being challenged by incredible young talent from Thailand, the Philippines and China. ASIAN GOLF looks at this growing trend and provides a peek at the young and fast emerging rock stars of Asian women’s golf.

The August issue also looks at the growing importance of custom golf club fitting, a potentially huge market in Asia. As the game grows exponentially on the Continent and as more golfers seek to play better golf, demand for club customisation is going to go through the roof.

For this and more, check out the August 2021 edition of ASIAN GOLF. There is nothing like ASIAN GOLF. Voted the Best Golf Business Magazine In The Asia Pacific for 2020/2021.

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The July ASIAN GOLF is out – Special Double-Cover edition!

The latest edition of ASIAN GOLF features twin covers, a very rare occurrence in the history of the publication. Only once before, was there a two-cover issue.

The reason for a double-header was brought about by two very important articles. The first related to a special report that explores some exciting trends that could result in the emergence of a “super” golf tour. This report, exclusive to ASIAN GOLF, looks at reported on-going talks between the beleaguered ASIAN TOUR, one of the major professional golf tours operating in the region and investors from the oil-rich Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. If the deal happens, this will throw a huge lifeline to the struggling ASIAN TOUR and set it on a new course towards growth.

The second cover story focuses on a product that had its beginning in Asia, more specifically in Singapore. It is an exciting and affordable mobile launch monitor that has set a scorching pace in North America and Europe. In fact, it has been voted as the best such device on the market. The company behind this revolutionary product is the Singapore-based RAPSODO and it is now working on launching this mobile launch monitor aggressively in Asia. This is yet another exclusive special report by ASIAN GOLF.

For this and more, check out the July 2021 edition of ASIAN GOLF. There is nothing like ASIAN GOLF. Voted the Best Golf Business Magazine In The Asia Pacific for 2020/2021.

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The Continent’s Golf Visionaries!

The June issue of ASIAN GOLF is out and the focus falls on a select group of men and women who drive the growth of golf in Asia.

This issue presents the eight edition of ASIAN GOLF’s exclusive compilation of the most powerful men and women who lead the golf industry on the Continent. The search has always been a tough one because the majority of these industry movers and shakers are known to maintain low profiles.

However, given the history behind this special awards programme, identifying the best amongst our golf entrepreneurs was made easier. The men and women featured in this special edition have played a huge role to keep the golf industry up and running in these hard and trying times. Collectively, they have brought the industry through trials and tribulations caused by the global pandemic and they are committed to beating the challenges ahead. We congratulate them for providing the leadership for the industry to fight the pandemic and to work at sustaining the thousands employed by the industry throughout Asia.

The other highlight of the June edition deals with the postponement of the 2021 World Golf Expo. This event, scheduled for November this year has been postponed to 2022. The postponement has been caused by the on-going global pandemic and the travel restrictions that are in place for most of the world. The new dates will be announced in the not-too-distant future.

For this and more, check out the June 2021 edition of ASIAN GOLF. There is nothing like ASIAN GOLF. Voted the Best Golf Business Magazine In The Asia Pacific for 2020/2021.

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ASIA – World Beaters!

The May issue of ASIAN GOLF is out and the focus topic traces Asian golfers and their historic success in global tournaments.

Asian stars won three top international golf tournaments and in doing so, these wins have helped Asia stamp its excellence in golf and send out a signal that the Continent is beginning to surge on all fronts.

The three wins scored by Asian players were all historic and highly significant victories and ASIAN GOLF has decided to proclaim all the wins as milestones in the evolution of the game in Asia. For the past few years, in our annual reviews, we have been rooting for some big wins besides those that have been scored by our champion women golfers from South Korea. And the golfing gods have made our dreams come true.

The other big story concerns the World Golf Expo – The countdown clock to the World Golf Expo (WGE) has started and with six months to go, planning is hitting a fever pitch for the staging of one of the most important business summits in the golf industry. The theme for the 2021 event is GOLF – BEYOND THE PANDEMIC. “We believe that this is a perfect platform upon which to build a business get together that will help share new thoughts and ideas to help us build an even more robust and resilient post pandemic industry,” said Mike Sebastian, CEO of ASIAN GOLF and the executive producer of WGE. The disruption has brought about a paradigm shift where digital technologies will play an increasingly larger role in the day-to-day operations of all aspects of the golf and golf club industry.

For this and more, check out the May 2021 edition of ASIAN GOLF. There is nothing like ASIAN GOLF. Voted the Best Golf Business Magazine In The Asia Pacific for 2020/2021.

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Sustainability Delivered!

The April issue of ASIAN GOLF is out and the focus topic concerns golf course sustainability.

ASIAN GOLF has elected to tell this story because it is testimony to how a golf course started off by planning to adopt and engage with a sustainable programme from the outset as opposed to trying to get a programme in place after it is up and running. This case is also special in that it has been made into a reality in Indonesia, a country that is often thought to be insensitive and exploitative towards its environment. The achievements of Parahyangan Golf Club are a major milestone in the slow struggle to inculcate a culture of sustainability in the golf course industry. What the club has achieved in a relatively short time span, is highly commendable and it has since received accolades recognising its work at the annual ASIAN GOLF AWARDS.

Speaking about awards, the campaign for 2021 Global Golf Awards will be starting effective April 15, 2021. The on-line poll will be run over three months ending on the 15th of July, 2021. The awards night will be celebrated in grand style on November 7, 2021 in Haikou, Hainan which will coincide with the staging of the 2021 World Golf Expo. Details of the on-line poll are available in the April edition of ASIAN GOLF.

For this and more, check out the April 2021 edition of ASIAN GOLF. There is nothing like ASIAN GOLF. Voted the Best Golf Business Magazine In The Asia Pacific for 2020/2021.

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A Masterpiece Re-Imagined

The March issue of ASIAN GOLF is out and the focus topic concerns golf course renovations.

Golf experienced somewhat of a boom in Southeast Asia in the mid-1980’s. The ascendency of the game was a direct result of stepped-up economic activity in the region with countries like Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia experiencing new golf course construction activity. Since the boom of the 80’s and the mid-90’s the number of golf courses have grown exponentially in Southeast Asia with the total population currently standing at over 800 clubs. It would be fair to say that the median average age of clubs in the region would be between 20 to 25 years. Like all man-made facilities, age does take its toll on a club’s physical facilities like its buildings and the golf course which is the revenue generator for clubs. With time, many of these courses require upgrades, partial renovation or in some cases a total revamp. One such course is the “grand dame” of Singapore, Sentosa Golf Club. It’s championship course, the Serapong, built in 1982 recently underwent a S$5 million renovation and the multi-award winning world class facility is now open for play and looks gorgeous with beautiful undulating and fast greens, trademark mounds and contours, mammoth lakes with stone-lined walls all complementing the breath-taking scenery of the Singapore skyline that serves as its backdrop.

The March issue of ASIAN GOLF also features a fascinating report on the major strides being made in the development and promotion of golf in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. What is special about the drive is that it is aimed at making the game of golf available to as many of its subjects as possible.

For this and more, check out the March 2021 edition of ASIAN GOLF. There is nothing like ASIAN GOLF. Voted the Best Golf Business Magazine In The Asia Pacific for 2020/2021.

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A Golf Boom Coming?

The February edition of ASIAN GOLF is out and we are sticking our neck out to predict that good times are ahead for the golf industry in Asia in general and Southeast Asia in particular.

According to a recent study by the global financial services organisation Deloitte, the size of the middle class in ASEAN, a ten-nation economic bloc, will account for 334 million people by 2030. The expected disposable income of this group is going to be a staggering US$300 billion. These are impressive numbers and based on a projected annual growth of 5.5% a year, ASEAN is forecast to become the fourth largest economy in the world by 2050.

Combine this with projections for China and India where the size of the middle class is going to be 1.04 billion and 1.17 billion respectively by 2050, Asia is the place to be for the golf industry.

Also in this issue, the spotlight is focused on a slew of new golf equipment that has hit the market. The new arrivals are TaylorMade’s SIM2 family of clubs, PXG’s latest and news from Titleist and Callaway.

Work is progressing in earnest for the staging of the Inaugural World Golf Expo. The new date for the event is November 4 – 7, 2021 and the venue is the plush, multi-million dollars Mission Hills Golf Resort in Haikou, Hainan.

For this and more, check out the February 2021 edition of ASIAN GOLF. There is nothing like ASIAN GOLF. Voted the Best Golf Business Magazine In The Asia Pacific for 2020/2021.

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Asia Rises Again!

2021 – A brand new year and the promise of a new beginning. We are glad to have left behind 2020 which was a year that turned the entire golf industry on its head. It’s all now in the past and we are looking ahead with renewed tenacity and vigour. The golf industry is not out of the woods yet but Asia, known for its resourcefulness and vision, will cut a new pathway to growth and success. Of that, the industry is confident.

The January 2021 edition of ASIAN GOLF reflects this renewed confidence. As the industry battles to get on top of the challenges, Asia has launched itself become a major force in golf.

Asian women professional golfers have made a clean sweep by claiming all the top spots in the world rankings. South Korea’s Sung Jae Im is on tear and looks poised to win a major this.

The giant HSBC has announced a three-tournament extravaganza to be staged in Singapore and two in China.

The World Golf Expo will see a grand staging in Haikou, the capital city of Hainan.

For this and more, check out the January 2021 edition of ASIAN GOLF. There is nothing like ASIAN GOLF. Voted the Best Golf Business Magazine In The Asia Pacific for 2020/2021.

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