APGS 2022 – It’s Almost Showtime!

The 2022 Asia Pacific Golf Summit, a truly world class Summit on the business of golf will be opening in Vietnam at the start of November.

The three-day event rated as one of the best in the world will be staged at the multi-billion-dollar Hoiana Resort and Golf in Quang Nam Province in Central Vietnam on November 1 – 3, 2022.

More than 24 world-class speakers have been lined up for APGS 2022 with the keynote address to be delivered by the President and CEO of TaylorMade Golf, David Abeles.

The theme for APGS 2022 is DYNAMIC NEW VISTAS, aptly titled to show a whole myriad of new directions for the golf industry in a post-pandemic era.

For a thorough insight to APGS 2022, here’s a link to the digital edition of the programme booklet:

http://media.apggnews.com/ezines/AG/APGS2022/index.html

ASIAN GOLF – A Global Force In Golf!

Delegate registration to this not-to-be-missed global golf conference is now open at: https://registration.asiapacificgolfsummit.com/event/asia-pacific-golf-summit-2022

Hotel accommodation can be booked at: https://be.synxis.com/?adult=1&arrive=2022-11-01&chain=14158&child=0&currency=VND&depart=2022-11-02&hotel=31522&level=hotel&locale=en-US&promo=2022APG&rooms=1

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“T-Force” Tom Scalps Cantlay!

What fortitude! What determination! What skill! What talent! We can simply go on no end but the point to note is that this 20-year-old South Korean phenom went up against one of the PGA Tour’s best and brought him down to win his second title on the world’s most toughest professional tour.

Hyung Joo-Kim aka Tom aka “T-Force” put on a tremendous display to prove to the world that he was no one-shot fluke after winning the 2022 Wyndham Championship. Today, he put on display his incredible skill to win the 2022 Shriners Children Open by beating one of the PGA Tour’s top stars, Patrick Cantlay by three shots to take the top spot at 24-under par.

Tom shot a 5-under 66 in the final round to finish bogey free, the first to do so since Joaquin Niemann at the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Looks like there’s going to be no stopping this young South Korean from realising his dream to becoming the best player in the world.

Tom is the son of professional South Korean golfer, Kim Chang-ik and turned professional in 2018. That year, he started participating in various tournaments of the Philippine Golf Tour. The following year, he mostly participated in Asian Development Tour. He had two fourth-place finishes in Malaysia and two runners-up finish in Thailand that year. Additionally, he won his career first event at the PGM ADT championship.

In November 2019, Tom won the Panasonic Open India and became the second youngest professional to win an Asian Tour event. He earned an entry to the 2020 Open Championship by placing fourth in the SMBC Singapore Open.

Recently Tom won the Singapore International 2022, by defeating Rattanon Wannasrichan in a playoff. He finished the season as the leading money winner of the Asian Tour. At the 2022 Open Championship, Tom placed T47. Following that, he placed 7th at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, which got him an entry to the PGA Tour 2022-23 season.

Tom earned a spot on the international team for the 2022 Presidents Cup. He won two and lost three of his five matches there. In addition, the media acclaimed him as one of the event’s stars thanks to his entertaining performance.

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LIV Golf – Victorioso Gino!

He came. He saw. He conquered. There simply is no better way to describe the fairy tale journey of a 22-year-old Spaniard who dropped out of college, joined an exciting new profesional tour and went on to become an overnight millionaire! His take home pay – a mind-numbing US$4 million!

This is a story that will go down in golf history as a legend. Arguably it has never been done in golf – just four months as a profesional and to have won a wire-to-wire 54-hole tournament by a player who was the youngest in the field of 48 international stars. Simply incredible!

This was the setting in the final round of LIV Golf’s International series in Bangkok, Thailand. It was historic in so many ways starting with Spain’s Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra running away with a stunning 19-under par win. LIV Golf’s Bangkok tournament was a winner in many respects – it marked the staging of the richest ever golf tournament on the Asian Continent – a purse of US$25 million. It showed the world why Thailand is a hotbed for emerging golf talent and it put on show Stonehill Golf Club, a truly world class facility.

If anything at all – LIV Golf has laid out the best treat ever for golf fans in Asia and with this inaugural event which is part of LIV Golf’s first season, Asia can most definitely look forward to the Greg Norman-led tournament becoming a regular feature in this part of the world.

Asia! Get ready to see more spectacular LIV Golf action in 2023 in Singapore, Thailand and possibly Vietnam! LIV Golf is here to stay!

Back to the grand finale in Bangkok – not only did it prove to Asian fans that the LIV Golf format was exciting to watch but it also put on show great tournament golf on both the individual and team levels. This is the future of golf and it can only get better going forward.

To have a front row seat and watch the birth of a new world star was an awesome experience to behold. The young Spaniard was total confidence personified. At no point throughout the 54-hole battle did his juvenile nerves flinch. He played as though he had been on the profesional battlefield for years and his winning performance validated the confidence that Sergio Garcia had in him and to have coaxed him to join LIV Golf.

Masters champion and six-time winner on tour Patrick Reed put up a fight but had to settle three-strokes back at 16-under par for second place.

Englishman Paul Casey and fellow countryman Richard Bland were tied third with American Sihwan Kim at 15-under par.

The LIV Golf Invitational Series moves on to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia for the next round on October 14 – 16.

The Team competition was won by the Fireballs captained by Sergio Garcia.

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LIV Golf – Golf’s Richest Purse Ever!

LIV Golf’s inaugural season is fast approaching its end and it’s going to be a culmination like no other!

Try and wrap your head around this fact – US$80 million dollars will be up for grabs in the final blow-out tournaments – US$30 million for the individual championship and a staggering US$50 million for the team championship.

The individual championship will play out at the LIV Golf Invitational in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from October 14 – 16, 2022 while the season-ending LIV Golf Invitational Miami Team Championship will be held at Trump National Doral Golf Club, October 28-30.

The iconic Blue Monster course will stage the seeded three-day, knockout tournament featuring both match play and stroke play, delivering the excitement of head-to-head competition as teams compete for a historic US$50 million purse.

Commenting on the inaugural season, Greg Norman, CEO and Commissioner of the tour said, “LIV Golf is already making waves among golf fans globally. Innovation creates energy that will further grow the sport into the future, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this movement.”

Norman continued, “Our world-class players and new team format are generating a thrilling conclusion to this first year, and I’m eager to watch the action unfold in our final three tournaments of 2022.”

Hot favourite in the individual standing is the U.S. Open and 2020 Masters champion Dustin Johnson who leads the pack of 48-players with 118 points. The American holds a healthy 39-point lead over his nearest challenger. South African Branden Grace is in second place and is trailed by 2022 Open winner Cameron Smith.

With just two regular season tournaments remaining for the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Series, the world’s best are jostling for position in the individual standings, where a US$30 million purse will be shared among the top three podium places at the end of the campaign. This year’s champion in the final individual standings after the LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah will receive a first-place prize of US$18 million, with US$8 million to the runner-up and US$4 million for third place.

With 40 points awarded for a tournament win and 30 for runner-up, the door is still open for those outside the top 10. Major winners Sergio Garcia (43) and Henrik Stenson (40), top Chilean golfer Joaquin Niemann (40), former world No. 1 Lee Westwood (36) and 2020 U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau (23) are among the notable names still in the hunt with two big weeks ahead.

Meanwhile, the team competition is building towards a thrilling finish, as LIV Golf’s 12 teams prepare for the season-ending LIV Golf Invitational Miami Team Championship at Trump National Doral Golf Club, October 28-30.

The Invitational Series has seen a remarkable run from 4 Aces GC, with captain Johnson leading 2018 Masters winner Patrick Reed, Talor Gooch and Pat Perez to the top of the standings with 136 points.

South African squad Stinger GC, winner of the inaugural London event and the only other team to record a win this season, is in second place with 72 points.

Majesticks GC, featuring Westwood, European Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter, 2016 Open Champion Stenson and English pro Sam Horsfield lie third at 57 points.

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APGS 2022 – The Final Countdown!

The 2022 Asia Pacific Golf Summit (APGS 2022) is all set to go in Vietnam!

The speaker list is complete and reflects a truly world class group of some of the best in the golf trade.

“APGS 2022 is making a comeback after a two-year hiatus caused by the global pandemic and we believe that we have a terrific show to get us going again,” said Mike Sebastian, Publisher of ASIAN GOLF and the executive producer of APGS 2022.

APGS 2022 will be staged at the multi-billion-dollar Hoiana Resort and Golf at Quang Nam Province in Central Vietnam.

Besides a stellar force of speakers, the social networking includes:

  • A grand Welcome Reception hosted by Toro and Jebsen and Jessen
  • A rip-roaring Pub Nite hosted by Sports Turf Solutions
  • A grand Gala Awards Dinner presented by ASIAN GOLF
  • A Texas-style BBQ Lunch hosted by Sustainable Turf Farms

“We have programmed a terrific blend of serious business content together with good fun, good food and open bars,” Sebastian said.

Delegate registration to this not-to-be-missed global golf conference is now open at: https://registration.asiapacificgolfsummit.com/event/asia-pacific-golf-summit-2022

Hotel accommodation can be booked at: https://be.synxis.com/?adult=1&arrive=2022-11-01&chain=14158&child=0&currency=VND&depart=2022-11-02&hotel=31522&level=hotel&locale=en-US&promo=2022APG&rooms=1

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APGS 2022 – Toro Is On Board!

The Toro Company, the leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions to the golf course industry has just signed on to participate in the 2022 Asia Pacific Golf Summit to be staged in Vietnam on November 1 – 3, 2022.

Richard Walne, Managing Director of Toro’s Asia Pacific operation will deliver a special keynote address that will offer an expert overview of developments and future directions of a full range of maintenance aspects for golf courses.

“The golf industry is Toro’s oldest market, and we believe it is our responsibility to help make the most of every minute, every dollar and every effort put into a course. Our experiences with thousands of superintendents, managers, owners, architects and developers have helped us do just that,” Walne said.

The multi-billion-dollar giant operates in more than 125 countries and is a leading force in the provision of watering, growing, mowing, renovating and managing and it has developed a portfolio of products, customer service and support that is second to none.

Walne, has been with Toro for more than four decades and a good part of that time has been spent in the Asia Pacific region.

APGS 2022 will be staged at the multi-billion-dollar Hoiana Resort and Golf, a sprawling integrated facility that is home to one of Asia’s best golf courses, the Robert Trent Jones Jr designed Hoiana Shores Golf Course.

Delegate registration to this not-to-be-missed global golf conference is now open at: https://registration.asiapacificgolfsummit.com/event/asia-pacific-golf-summit-2022

Hotel accommodation can be booked at: https://be.synxis.com/?adult=1&arrive=2022-11-01&chain=14158&child=0&currency=VND&depart=2022-11-02&hotel=31522&level=hotel&locale=en-US&promo=2022APG&rooms=1

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