APGS 2019 – A 5G Mindset – Time To Keep It Green!

There are over 5000 golf courses in Asia and when viewed collectively, golf courses suddenly become a key part of the Continent’s environment landscape. Put simply, the sheer number of courses does create huge concerns regarding their impact on the environment.

While the issue of sustainability in the golf industry has been discussed for more than a decade, the time has now come for course owners and operators in Asia to sit up and take notice of the challenge. One club that has taken the initiative to place the environment on top of its agenda is the multi-award winning Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore.

It has an ambitious programme called ‘Keep it Green’ which according to Andy Johnston, General Manager and Director of Agronomy is designed to “ensure that every aspect of our agronomy programmes and operations strive to work in harmony with the environment.”

“The future of the golf industry requires clubs, owners and managers to understand more about what can be done to neutralise and enhance the environment,” said Johnston. “I hope that Sentosa serves as an inspiration in this respect as we continue to find new ways to benefit the environment,” he added.

What Sentosa Golf Club has to offer is a very comprehensive programme that aims to help the club deliver on its commitment to play its part as a good and responsible citizen of the environment.

Johnston will deliver a special presentation on the club’s “Keep It Green” programme and he will be amongst one of some twenty world-class speakers who have been booked to speak at APGS 2019.

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 : https://secure.golfconference.org/event/asia-pacific-golf-summit-2019

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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APGS 2019 – A 5G Mindset – A Ticket To Grow Golf Tourism!

For more than a decade, the golf industry in Asia has been abuzz about the huge potential of golf tourism. National tourism boards, golf clubs and other stake holders have been waxing lyrical about golf tourism like it was the next best thing since sliced bread.

However, there has not been too much tangible evidence to indicate that golf tourism is on a growth path or if it was actually showing signs of growth. The time has come to place this sector in the hands of the right players to give golf tourism a big boost and this challenge is being taken up by the 2019 Asia Pacific Golf Summit (APGS 2019).

We need to see a major paradigm shift and a whole new mindset to really tap the full potential of golf tourism and the only way that this can be done is to rope in the right players to make the sector really take off,” said Mike Sebastian, Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Pacific Golf Group, the owner and producer of APGS 2019.

With a reputation and pedigree to push for change, APGS 2019 has reached out to Wyndham Destinations, a multi-billion-dollar corporation that is the world’s largest vacation ownership, exchange and rental provider. Wyndham has a global presence in 110 countries, and it has all that it takes to become an ideal partner for golf clubs in Asia to partner with to promote golf tourism.

With a wealth of expertise managing hotel, resort and mixed-use developments, Wyndham Destinations would be the development partner of choice in the Asia Pacific to help bring about growth in golf tourism.

APGS 2019 is pleased to announce that Ross Nicholas, Senior Vice President PR, Communications and Corporate Marketing will be at the Summit in India to explain what Wyndham Destinations can bring to the table and how the golf club industry in Asia can collaborate to create exciting golf packages designed to impact golf tourism.

He is a 40-year veteran in journalism, marketing and public relations and is an innovative and strategic leader who has been recognised for his significant contribution to the vacation ownership and hotel industries.

Nicholas will be amongst one of some twenty world-class speakers who have been booked to speak at APGS 2019.

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: https://secure.golfconference.org/event/asia-pacific-golf-summit-2019

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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The “Empress” Is Back!

China’s golf sweetheart, the affable Shanshan Feng (pictured) is back in the winner’s circle and she did it in style at the 2019 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic.

She came from behind to snuff out Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn and reigning world number one, Sung Hyun Park. Jutanugarn who looked certain of a win came to grief at the finishing hole after leading for most of the final round.

Feng climbed the leaderboard steadily and was tied with the Thai ace but sank a birdie on the 18th hole to win by one stroke at 29-under par.

With her win, Feng earned US$300,000 which brings her total career earnings to US$11,058,149.

As predicted, Asian stars once again dominated the top ten leaderboard.

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