APGS 2019 – A 5G Mindset – An Exciting New Frontier!

The Asia Pacific Golf Summit (APGS 2019) has always been amongst the first to show-case new areas of growth for the game of golf. And APGS 2019 is no different.

Its spotlight will be brought to focus on what is effectively becoming a brand-new frontier for golf. The country is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and this nation is thinking big and investing heavily on golf.

According to the Chairman of the Saudi Golf Federation, His Excellency Yasir Bin Othman Al-Rumayyan, “The world of golf provides us the most comprehensive opportunity to augment our national endeavour and to diversify our Saudi lifestyle. The power of the game will act as a catalyst of Vision 2030, via strategic investment at all levels of the sport; establishing a new ecosystem whereby the game and its socio-economic benefits can flourish.”

APGS 2019 is both honoured and proud to be able to welcome Majed Al-Sorour, CEO of the Saudi Golf Federation to provide an insight into these exciting developments. Mr Al-Sorour is leading the golf strategy development, focussing in five core pillars; Access & Infrastructure, Mass Participation, National Team & Academies, Events and Tourism.

Mr. Al-Sorour also oversees the Saudi International powered by SBIA – a PGA European Tour sanctioned championship that welcomes the world’s best professional golfers to the plush Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in the north of Jeddah. The inaugural event was staged earlier this year, where former World Number 1 Dustin Johnson was victorious.

“Mr. Al-Sorour’s address will be a major part of APGS 2019 and something not to be missed by the golf industry in the Asia Pacific,” said Mike Sebastian, CEO of the Asia Pacific Golf Group, the owner and producer of 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

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APGS is owned and organised by the Asia Pacific Golf Group.

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A Frothy Irish Stout Victory!

Time to pump up the froth and down a couple of pints of frothy Irish stout. There’s simply no better way to celebrate a victory and there’s none better than that of Rory McIlroy (pictured) who staged a decisive win at the multi-million dollar FedExCup Playoffs.!

Pitted against the best in the world, McIlroy showed the world that there was none better than him in the world as he charged to the finish line with a total score of 18-under par, a full four strokes ahead of second placed Xander Schauffele.

As the luck of the Irish would have it, this win at the Tour Championship was McIlroy’s second, having first won the FedExCup title three years ago.

Thirty golfers started out in the final phase of the playoffs with a total of US$45 million on the line. McIlroy, as the winner took home a preposterous US$15 million, considered the largest prize pool every handed out at a single PGA Tour event. The total purse for the FedExCup (including for golfers who were ousted in the first two rounds of the playoffs and those who finished in the top 10 in the regular season) was US$70 million.

On his way to the historic win, the Northern Irishman fired a 4-under 66 marking the end to an incredible year.

McIlroy, started the final day of the tournament one stroke back from American Justin Thomas and then there was no looking back. Thomas and world number one Brooks Koepka finished tied for third.

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Ko Is On Top Of The World!

South Korea’s Jin Young Ko (pictured) was a cut above the rest of the field when she pulled off a convincing runaway win at the CP Women’s Open.

Ko, and Nicole Broch Larsen, of Denmark, started the final round as co-leaders, with Canada’s Brook Henderson, the defending champion, two shots back in third place. But Ko fired an 8-under 64 to pull away from the field.

Ko staged a sizzling performance that got her to finish the tournament at 26-under 262, five shots better than second-placed Larsen.

The victory was Ko’s fourth win of 2019 and she became the first LPGA player to play a bogey-free, four-round tournament since fellow South Korean Inbee Park did it at the 2015 HSBC Women’s World Champions.

Ko, who is now ranked world number one, earned US$337,500 of the US$2.25 million purse with the win. With her win, Ko earns 500 points and will remain first in the Race to the CME Globe with 3,437 points and her season’s earnings stands at US$2,618,631.

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