APGS 2022 – Hits Another High Note!

The 14th edition of the highly rated Asia Pacific Golf Summit is now history and it set yet another major milestone in its history.

APGS 2022 was staged in Vietnam from November 1-3, 2022, with delegates from over 27 countries represented. It was truly a world-class international summit on the business of golf, and it was once again acclaimed as being the finest event of its kind in the world.

World renowned golf guru, author and golf personality extraordinaire Andrew Wood in describing APGS 2022 said, “I have spoken at all major international conferences on golf, and nothing comes close to APGS for quality of speakers, content, slick staging and production, food and most importantly for setting a mood and ambience that is excellent for trade networking.” He continued: “And the Awards programme, it’s unmatched anywhere for its grandeur, pomp and glorious sense of celebration – simply the best there is!”

Wood’s appraisal of APGS was widely endorse by the majority of delegates who attended the three-day summit.

The keynote speaker at APGS 2022 was David Abeles, President and CEO of TaylorMade Golf.

Abeles set a distinct tone of positivity in a “fireside” chat that was conducted by Mike Sebastian, the Publisher of ASIAN GOLF and the executive producer of APGS 2022.

When asked for his assessment of golf on a global scale, Abeles used one word to describe what’s ahead for the future. And that one word is “golfamistic” implying that golf is in a right place and that it is poised for exponential growth going forward.

The general optimism for the future of golf, according to Abeles is attributable to a “multi-generational” demographic mix playing the game which includes the large global population base of Gen X, Gen Y and Millennials who are taking up golf including a sharp rise in the number of women and juniors picking up the game.

Combined with this trend is the growth of virtual and simulation golf which is experiencing great demand in the golf marketplace.

APGS honoured Wilson Golf with a special Centennial Award as the longest established golf brand still in business after 108 years and the holder of the record for having won 62 Majors – the greatest number of Majors won by any golf brand.

“We are indeed honoured to be the recipient of this special award and it will serve to inspire Wilson Golf to strive forward to reinforce this wonderful record in the years to come,” said Tim Clarke, President and CEO of Wilson Golf.

The final night saw the culmination of APGS 2022 with the 14th staging of the prestigious and coveted Asian Golf Awards. This award programme is the longest standing recognition event of its kind in the Asia Pacific.

The Asian Golf Awards for 2022 featured a total of almost 40 award categories classified under the Gold, Silver and Bronze Award of Excellence citations and it was sponsored by Inrange Golf.

It is widely regarded as the “Oscars” for the golf industry. The full list of award winners and pictures and videos will be featured in the December edition of ASIAN GOLF.

APGS 2022 – The 14th edition. One Of The Industry’s Best!