Pieters Claims Second Czech Masters!

Belgium’s Thomas Pieters (pictured) took his blistering form into the final round of the 2019 Czech Masters and won with a one-shot victory.

Pieters, 27, finished on 19-under, with his Spanish playing partner Adri Arnaus on 18-under.

It is Pieters second victory at the tournament in Prague and his fourth European Tour title.

England’s Sam Horsfield finished in a tie for third on 16-under with Italy’s defending champion Andrea Pavan.

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Banzai Matsuyama Makes The “Big Thirty”

Japanese ace Hideki Matsuyama (pictured) has made it to the final thirty who have qualified for the last FedExCup Playoff tournament.

Matsuyama, who has been in brilliant form, finished third in the BMW Championship after firing a total score of 20-under par.

The ultimate winner of the tournament was Justin Thomas who finished with a 4-under 68 to win, his first win of the season. With this victory, Thomas is number one in the FedExCup heading to East Lake.

The win marked Thomas’ 10th career victory on the PGA Tour.

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Reed Proves He’s One Of The Best!

Remember when young Patrick Reed (pictured) when he hit the professional fairways some years ago and how he announced his arrival that he was amongst the best in the world? Well, he proved it again!

The cherubic Reed shot a round of 69-under par to win the Northern Trust and secure his first win since winning the Masters.

This win marks his victory on the first leg of the FedexCup Playoffs where he finished 16-strokes under par for the tournament, one stroke ahead of Abraham Ancer in second place.

With the win, Reed picked up 2,000 points and moved into second place in the updated FedEx Cup standings with two courses to go. World number one Brooks Koepka remains in first place after ending in a tie for 30th.

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Hur Leads Scottish Open Rout!

The girls from Asia once again stamped their superiority in women’s professional golf when they duked it out to capture all the top placings in the 2019 Ladies Scottish Open.

Playing in miserable weather conditions and wrapped up in rain-gear, South Korea’s Mi Jung Hur (pictured) went on a closing birdie spree to slam-dunk four straight birdies to finish at 20-under par and end her five-year wait for a title. For the win, which she totally deserved, the tall South Korean took home a winner’s check for US$225,000.

Tied for second place was third round leader, Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn who scored 16-under par which was matched by South Korean M.J. Lee6.

A stroke back was Mi H-Lee at 15-under par.

Defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand launched a late charge but had to settle for 13-under par which helped the Asian stars to dominate at the top of the leaderboard.

Another superb day for Asia! Well done ladies!

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APGS 2019 – History Is About To Be Written!

India will be at the forefront of the golf industry when the 2019 Asia Pacific Golf Summit (APGS 2019) rolls into the nation’s capital city, New Delhi.

What is widely regarded as the greatest democracy on the Planet will play host to the biggest and the best Summit on the business of golf anywhere in the world. Like any democracy, the stage is set for some of the best brains in the business of golf to speak freely and with no restraints on how the golf industry in Asia can be set on a future path of leadership and growth.

After all, India was the first place outside of Scotland where the modern game of golf was first introduced at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club in 1829. As the oldest golf club outside the British Isles, its golfing heritage makes India and the club a truly hallowed place for the game of golf.

It’s almost 200 years and since then, the game has gone on to become a major sport on the giant Asian Continent. With more than 5,000 golf clubs spread throughout the Asian landmass, Asia today is a force to be reckoned with – it boasts some of the finest golf clubs in the world; it is home to the world’s largest golf resort in Mission Hills in China; it dominates the women’s professional game with six top ranked players in the Top Ten Rolex World Golf Rankings; and it is home to some of the most powerful people in the business of golf – http://ncdn-origin.apggnews.com/ezines/AG/PowerHitter2019/index.html

Asia no longer plays second fiddle to the developed world of golf. It is a key player and it is without doubt the region that holds the future of golf in its hands as the New Millennium unravels.

Given the bright prospects on the horizon, the Asia Pacific Golf Group (APGG), the owner of APGS 2019 has picked on a very appropriate theme that truly reflects growth trends in Asia.

APGS 2019, the 13th in the annual series will be staged at the futuristic cyber-city of Gurugram which is located about 20 minutes from the New Delhi International Airport.

The theme is “5G Technology – A New Mindset”. This theme has been carefully picked as the new 5G Technology will be driving the digital and telecommunications age into the future. Asia is without a doubt the leader in the adoption and implementation of this revolutionary technology and it makes good sense for the Asian golf industry to embrace this leading-edge platform as the driving force to take the industry to the next level.

“This is the first time that the Summit is headed to the Indian Sub-Continent and we have every reason to believe that it will be amongst the best staged so far in the series,” said Mike Sebastian, chief executive officer and the owner and producer of the Summit.

More than twenty world-class speakers have been recruited to help create a platform that promises to provide a whole new vision to how Asia can use its abundant resources to give the ancient game of golf a brand-new shine.

“We have the know-how, the people, the style and the panache to make golf in Asia an experience that will be hard to match anywhere,” said Sebastian who went on to add, “…. like our hotels, airlines, universities and corporations, we are set to show the world that our golf clubs have everything it takes plus more to be the best of breed in the world!”

As APGS 2019 counts down to its staging on November 4 – 6, more details about the programme will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead.

Delegate registration to the 2019 Asia Pacific Golf Summit is now open at: https://secure.golfconference.org/event/asia-pacific-golf-summit-2019

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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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Asia Shines At Wyndham Championship!

Three Asian stars finished on the top ten of the leaderboard of the inaugural Wyndham Championship.

All three were from South Korea led by Byeong Hun An (pictured) who finished third on his own at 20-under par, two strokes back from the leader.

Si Woo Kim finished fifth on his own at 17-under par while fellow countryman Sungjae Im completed his final round tied for sixth at 17-under par.

Together, the three Koreans won a total of US$850,000.

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