Asia Aces Rookie Of The Year Title!
There seems to be no stopping Asia’s top female golfing talents from dominating the LPGA Tour.
The latest to ace it is South Korea’s Lee Jeong-eun (pictured) who has clinched this year’s top Rookie Of The Year prize on the premier women’s professional golf tour.
Lee, the current world Number Four, has won the 2019 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award by earning 1273 points in the rookie standings.
With five tournaments left in the season, she holds a 756-point lead over the closest other contender.
Lee is the 13th player from South Korea to win the honour and the fifth consecutive Korean winner.
Recently, Korea’s Im Sung-jae earned top honours for Asia when he was voted the best rookie on the PGA Tour, becoming the first Asian and Korean to win the award.Read More
An Asia-Pacific First For Marina Bay!
When it comes to visionary thinking and action, there is absolutely no match for Marina Bay Golf Course located in Singapore.
The public access golf course is renowned for constantly seeking to push the envelope when it comes to delivering a better playing experience for golfers. It’s latest industry first is the conversion of its entire driving range, all 114b bays, with state-of-the-art golf simulators from Foresight Sports, the acknowledged leader in this area of golf.
Tagged as the “Total Range” facility, the tie-up with Foresight Sports introduces golfers to cutting-edge performance and entertainment technology. Put simply, it is a mind-blowing experience for players of every age and skill level.
For the avid or serious golfer, the system has all the bells and whistles to help track and improve one’s game – it all comes packaged with best-of-breed visual technology.
For the family, the Marina Bay Driving Range can now be transformed into a carnival site to play family-friendly mini-games. Just imagine – you can bring along the whole family, grab yourselves burgers, hot dogs and pop-corn and have a whale of a time playing carnival golf.
Now, you can have the time of your life at the Marina Bay “Total Range”; it’s all about taking golf to a whole new level of experience!
Get on over to Marina Bay today and let the fun begin!Read More
Na The Giant Killer!
Kevin Na (pictured) proved again that he is all guts when it comes to a nerve jangling sudden-death play-off.
The American of South Korean descent kept his cool throughout the final round at the 2019 Shriners Hospital for Children Open – he finished the round tied for the lead with Patrick Cantlay.
Both wrapped up the final hole at 23-under. Na took down Cantlay on the second play-off hole when he parred the par 4 while Cantlay slumped with a bogey.
This is Na’s fourth PGA Tour victory for which he earned a check for US$1,2 million.
On his way to the final round, Na matched his career-low with a 10-under 61 in the third round.Read More
“Rambo” Rahm Rams Home A Win!
In typical matador-style, Jon “Rambo” Rahm (pictured) brought down a challenging golf course to its knees to claim victory at the 2019 Spanish Open.
The Spanish phenom retained the title with a commanding five-shot victory over fellow Spaniard Rafa Cabrera Bello. It was an all-Spanish one-two-three with world number 1,413, Samuel Del Val taking third place.
The win was the 24-year-old’s fifth win on the European Tour and second this year after the Irish Open in July.
Rahm now leads the European Tour’s Race to Dubai leaderboard with seven events remaining, overtaking Open champion Shane Lowry.Read More
Thai Youngster Scores Rookie Win!
Four years after making the professional circuit, Thailand’s Suradit Yongcharoenchai (pictured) won his first major professional tournament.
The 21-year old scored a one-shot victory at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters in Taiwan.
He surged into the lead in the final round after trailing overnight leaders India’s Ajeetesh Sandhu and the Philippines’ Miguel Tabuena. The Thai’s four-day total was 10-under-par 278.Read More
Asian Golf Awards Starts A New Decade
One of the longest running awards and recognition events for the Asia Pacific Golf industry will be heading to China in 2020.
The Asian Golf Awards, currently in its twentieth year, will mark the start of a new decade by establishing a permanent hosting venue on the Chinese tropical island of Hainan.
“We are really delighted to welcome the prestigious Asian Golf Awards to Hainan and we are just as excited that the permanent venue for the Asian Golf Awards from 2020 onwards will be at the Mission Hills Golf Resort in Haikou,” said Mr. Tenniel Chu, Group Vice Chairman of the Mission Hills Group in China.
In announcing the move to Hainan, Mr. Chu explained that the hosting of the Asian Golf Awards in Hainan is a strategic move that is being carried out in concert with the long-established Asia Pacific Golf Summit which will also be using Haikou as its permanent operational base from 2020.
The Asian Golf Awards has been the flagship event of the Asia Pacific Golf Group (APGG), the owner of the event. In the last two decades, it has grown exponentially and has created a global reputation as one of the best events of its kind in the golf industry.
“The move to its permanent home is perhaps the best development for the Asian Golf Awards,” said Mr. Mike Sebastian, CEO of APGG. “Since its inception, the event has been staged throughout Southeast Asia and China, and this year, it will be staged in India,” Mr. Sebastian explained.
“For an event of its size and stature, it makes good sense to home-base the event in Haikou and we could not ask for a better permanent home than the giant Mission Hills Resort, a truly world class facility,” he said.
The Asian Golf Awards ranks as one of the most comprehensive of its kind in the world with a total of 46 individual award categories. It is conducted annually through an on-line poll over a three-month period. The final decisions are based on the number of valid votes cast. “For 2019, the latest in the series, more than 287,000 valid votes were cast through the on-line poll and the number of votes has been growing every year,” Mr. Sebastian pointed out.
“The Asian Golf Awards commands the respect of the golf industry in the Asia Pacific and we see it growing in the years to come as it settles down in its permanent home in Haikou,” said Mr. Chu.
The next voting cycle will be for the 2020 Asian Golf Awards which will start on April 1, 2020.
This message is brought to you by the Asia Pacific Golf Group (2014) Pte Ltd.Read More