Historic Collaboration To Promote Golf Tourism

A fantastic agreement has been put together in Bangkok, Thailand, which opens up a whole new golf experience for Japanese golfers headed to the Kingdom.

The landmark agreement is between Golf Citizen, a leading tee-time reservation operator – https://golfcitizen.com/play/welcome and Club Thailand – http://www.thailandcard.com/, a top golf tour agent which specialises in promoting golf tourism from Japan.

The historic collaboration was inked in Bangkok between Club Thailand’s President, Mr. Ken Inoue and Mr. Mohamed Juma Buamaim, Chairman and owner of Golf Citizen.

Club Thailand is widely regarded as the largest golf tour promoter in Bangkok that handles golfers from Japan. It is believed that the company accounts for between 280,000 to 300,000 rounds of golf per year, making it a major force in the business of golf tourism.

Club Thailand is associated with some 128 golf clubs in Thailand which offers visiting golfers a wide choice of playing possibilities.

“This is a major development for the golf club industry in Thailand because this collaboration between the two companies is going to make the whole process of booking and playing golf in Thailand an easy and seamless experience,” said Mr. Buamaim.

“We are looking towards further enhancing the already wonderful experience that our customers from Japan have and with this agreement in place, I am confident that golf tourism from Japan is set to grow at an exponential rate going forward,” said Mr. Inoue.

“We hope to be working on plans where this collaboration is expected to expand its scope to cover the ASEAN countries,” revealed Mr. Buamaim.

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APGS 2019 – A 5G Mindset – Making Golf Fun!

It’s no secret that golf has been having a tough ride over the past few years. Participation has been on a steady decline and combined with a slew of other problems, the fun element in golf seems to have deserted the game.

A key consideration to keep in mind is that golf today is not your father’s game. The demands of a multi-tiered demographic structure made up of Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z are very different and to get them on board calls for a very radical mindset change. In its current form, golf at the club level is too stodgy, stiff upper-lipped and rule-bound. Put simply, it’s NO FUN!

There is really a need for a new mindset to shake-up the way golf is played at the club level. The transformation has to be designed to stir up an interest to bring in new and younger golfers and the new mindset must be sustainable over the long haul. This calls for a collective effort on the part of the game’s gatekeepers, course owners and operators.

To set the right tone, the 2019 Asia Pacific Golf Summit has reached out to a man who can inspire and motivate to help open a new page for golf. He is Englishman Jeremy Dale who has staged more than 2000 shows in 42 countries. As a PGA certified coach and one of the world’s best golf trick shot artist he has never ceased to thrill, inspire, motivate and amaze thousands.

Dale is a firm believer in FUN, and he has the right credentials to lay out a strategy that can and will help fire up a new sense of enthusiasm and drive on how golf clubs in Asia can reach out to new demographics.

Famed professional golfer Ian Woosnam describes Dale as “a very professional speaker and interviewer and a very talented trick shot artist.” Woosnam added, “His golf show is simply the best I’ve ever see.”

Dale will fire the Summit off to a flying start and will get all delegates onto the same page and focused on making golf FUN for the games’ new demographics.

Besides his motivational talk, Dale will host a special trick shot challenge that will precede the 6th Asia Pacific Inter-Club Golf Tournament. He will keep the fun going on the golf course, and it will be a treat to watch this Master at work! After all, he’s being doing this for over twenty years!

Dale is one of some twenty world-class speakers who have been booked to speak at APGS 2019.

Watch Jeremy in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG6Wda1TtJ0

The Summit will be staged on November 4 – 6 in the futuristic Indian city of Gurugram and the venue will be the multi-award winning DLF Golf and Country Club.

Delegate registration to the 2019 Asia Pacific Golf Summit is now open at :


Scan the QR code to download the APGS app now to receive the latest news.

APGS is owned and organised by the Asia Pacific Golf Group.

APGS 2019 – The 13th edition. One Of The Industry’s Best!

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Asian Golf Awards 2019 – Votes Surge To New Record Level!

The 2018 record for the number of votes cast in the On-Line Poll for the 2019 Asian Golf Awards has shot right past the previous record.

As of today, June 11, the new vote tally stands at 210,780 valid votes – it has exceeded last year’s record by more than 6,000 votes with still more than two weeks to go before the poll closes at mid-night on June 30.

We have been watching the votes rise and it has been a spell-binding experience to see the tally keep growing by each day,” exclaimed Alice Ho, Business Manager of the Asia Pacific Golf Group and coordinator of the poll.

With slightly more than two weeks to go and based on the expected last-minute dash to cast votes, we wait with bated breath to see what the final figure is going to be,” Ho added.

Now in its 20th year, the Asian Golf Awards is universally regarded as one of the most prestigious awards programme of its kind.

The 2019 Asian Golf Awards ceremony will be staged at the plush award-winning DLF Golf & Country Club in the futuristic city of Gurugram in India which is accessible from New Delhi.

The 2019 Asian Golf Awards Gala Dinner will be staged on November 6, 2019 in conjunction with the 2019 Asia Pacific Golf Summit.

If you have not voted yet, get yourself organised and scan the QR code or click to vote now!

The ASIAN GOLF AWARDS – Golf’s Most Prestigious And Sought-After Mark Of Distinction!

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APGS 2019 – A 5G Mindset – Women In Golf’s Cross-Hairs

Talk about opening up golf to more women has been one of those topics that keeps cropping up on and off which indicates that there is an interest to get more women playing the game. Unfortunately, the effort is not a sustained campaign even though one of the gate-keepers of golf has launched a new Women In Golf Charter. Its sole intent is to promote a global drive to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf – both as players and workers in the golf industry.

This is a great initiative but it is very European-centric by virtue of the fact that the thrust of the drive is being spearheaded by the R&A. For this campaign to succeed all involved with golf and especially those in Asia, should respond positively to play their part to seize this opportunity and throw open the gates of golf to more Asian women and girls!

The 2019 Asia Pacific Golf Summit (APGS 2019) is taking on the challenge to provide an inspirational and motivational platform to push this initiative towards getting the job done.

In this context APGS has reached out to an incredible lady who is doing a great deal to grow the game of golf amongst women on a worldwide basis. She is Elisa A. Gaudet, the founder of Women’s Day Golf and since 2016 she has been hugely successful to get this movement happening in over 900 locations in 52 countries – through her campaign, she has engaged, empowered and supported women and girls playing golf around the globe.

She has single-handedly led the crusade and through her ability to mobilize and scale very rapidly, Women’s Day Golf has seen 68% growth in two years and has generated significant interest from the sports and business industry.

Her success is truly leading edge and APGS is privileged to be able to bring her out as a key speaker to share her thoughts and road map on how Asia can create a powerful launch-pad to get more women and girls to jump on the bandwagon. After all, Asian women golfers dominate the LPGA professional circuit – the Continent has the game’s heroines and role models to help generate some explosive growth in women’s golf!

Gaudet is a 20-year veteran in the golf industry with a proven track record. She is the Founder of Executive Golf International, a strategy driven golf marketing firm. She has spoken at numerous sports and business conferences internationally including the International Sports Conference in Geneva and is an award-winning writer. She is a graduate of George Mason University and has additionally studied at Stanford University, University of Valencia, Spain, Imperial College of London and University of Paris Sorbonne – www.womensgolfday.com; www.execgolfintl.com

The Summit will be staged on November 4 – 6 in the futuristic Indian city of Gurugram and the venue will be the multi-award winning DLF Golf and Country Club.

Delegate registration to the 2019 Asia Pacific Golf Summit is now open at :


Scan the QR code to download the APGS app now to receive the latest news.

APGS is owned and organised by the Asia Pacific Golf Group.

 APGS 2019 – The 13th edition. One Of The Industry’s Best!

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Lee6 Misses Another Win By A Squeak!

The reigning U.S. Women’s Open champion Jeongeun Lee6 (pictured) just missed out on winning another tournament one week after her big major win.

After leading most of the way at the LPGA’s Shoprite Classic, the South Korean slipped in the final round to lose out to American Lexi Thompson who won by just a single stroke. Thompson finished at 12-under 201 while Lee6 was one stroke back in second place.

Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn made a late charge and finished tied fifth with China’s Yu Liu at 6-under par.

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Rory Roars Again!

Rory McIlroy (pictured) has got his mojo back! It’s working and the man is in fiery form!

McIlroy has won the RBC Canadian Open – the fourth ranked player pulled away from the field to score a 9-under 61 round to win the Canadian national championship.

The win was McIlroy’s sixth national title. He has also won the U.S., British, Irish and Australian Opens and he considers his Hong Kong Open title a national championship.

McIlroy, who sank nine birdies, an eagle and a bogey in his dominant final round, began the day in a three-way tie for first with Americans Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson.

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