From PING With Love!

Ladies are the flavour of the month in golf. ASIAN GOLF’s cover for July is devoted to boosting women’s golf and now, one of the true greats in the game of golf  PING, has launched a stunning set of golf clubs designed especially for women!

The all new G Le2 is PING’s highest performing women’s club to date. It is a show-piece of advancements in technology, lighter overall club weight, expanded fitting options and premium materials which all come to together to make a truly great set of golf clubs.

“The G Le2 represents our continued commitment to providing women golfers of every skill level with premium, high-performance equipment optimized to their swing speeds,” said Stacey Pauwels, PING Executive Vice President and the granddaughter of PING founders Karsten and Louise Solheim, whose role includes overseeing the brand’s women’s initiatives.”

“To achieve one of our performance goals of improving the feel of the club throughout the entire swing, we focused on making the clubs lighter overall,” Pauwels added.  “We integrated our extensive knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes with our proven design technologies to deliver measurable improvements throughout the set. At the same time, we wanted to present the new clubs in a visually appealing and confidence-inspiring way. We’re extremely excited about the results and look forward to bringing the G Le2 family to women golfers around the world.”

Read the full product review in the August edition of ASIAN GOLF.


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APGS 2019 – A 5G Mindset – The Age Of Super Grasses Is Here!

This is a clarion call to all golf course owners, general managers and course superintendents regarding the choice of turf for a golf course. Choice of turf is wide, but the choice of the best suited turf given climatic conditions, use of nutrients, water, fertilisers and pesticides are the factors that need to be seriously considered. It is especially so because for all intents and purposes, an investment in turf, is an expensive undertaking that one must live with for a long time. Hence, making the right choice is of utmost importance.

The 2019 Asia Pacific Golf Summit (APGS 2019) will be looking at turf in the context of “hybrid super grasses” that have come on stream that are ideally suited to warm climate conditions. Over the years, golf courses have placed their bets on claims made by various third-party suppliers on the attributes of a specific type of grass or grasses which have oftentimes left course owners holding the baby.

Today, there are super grasses that are not sold purely on claims. They are sold and planted based on scientific proof and proven track records.

With many golf courses due for renovation and re-turfing coming up in the years ahead, APGS 2019 has reached out to David Doguet, President of Bladerunner Farms, the world’s largest privately held research and development facility which specialises in Zoysia grass. Bladerunner Farms is known for its scientific breakthroughs in zoysiagrass research and for breeding programmes that promise to change the way golf courses are grassed.

One of the super grass species from Bladerunner Farms is the highly acclaimed Zeon which Doguet describes as follows: “The quality of the playing surface along with the savings on inputs such as weed control, disease pressure, less mowing and the big one less water use should get owners attention.

Doguet will be presenting a fact-filled case to support that Zeon is “a sustainable, low water, low inputs, lower maintenance costs family of grass.”

Zoysiagrass made its first appearance at APGS back in 2007 and was followed up with various presentations annually until 2011. This tradition continues with the latest on Zeon which is proving very popular in Southeast Asia with numerous courses opting to turf with this super-grass.

Doguet’s Bladerunner Farms works in conjunction with the University of Georgia and Texas A&M University to conduct its research.

Doguet is 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 :

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 – A Huge Anniversary Gift!

The 2019 Asian Golf Awards On-Line Poll is over and after three months, the number of valid votes cast has just gone right through the roof.

The Polls closed at mid-night on June 30 by which time, the total count had gone racing past a final total of 287,223! The last figure reported stood at 254,657 and that was as of midnight on June 24.

The voting has been absolutely overwhelming,” said an elated Mike Sebastian, CEO of the Asia Pacific Golf Group, the owner of the Asian Golf Awards. “I realise that it is the event’s 20th anniversary but this stunning turn-out at the polls just goes to prove that the Asian Golf Awards is indeed the most prestigious and sought-after recognition event for the golf industry in Asia,” Sebastian stressed.

Last year’s polls registered a record count of 204,000.

Commenting on the voting, Alice Ho, Business Manager of the Asia Pacific Golf Group said, “Now the work really starts where we have to get our computers crunching and sorting out the final numbers.” She went on to add, “We already have all the numbers in but as required, the system has to check through all the details before we can sign off on the polls.

The top three winners in each of the 47 categories will be known and finalised by the end of the week and the parties involved will begin receiving notification by mid-July.

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

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

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