Petaling Jaya, 26 July 2016: The Glenmorangie Golf Tournament 2016, an inaugural initiative by the Malaysian arm of world-renowned Moët Hennessy Diageo, was won in style by Tommy Ch’ng, who trumped a field of 80 golfers vying for the main prize of an all-expense-paid trip for two to Scotland, which also includes a privileged tour to Glenmorangie’s Distillery.
Held in the ‘Spirit of The Open’ due to Glenmorangie’s stature as the Major’s official whisky, the tournament saw participants teeing-off on the afternoon of July 26 at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort’s East Course in the Double Peoria a.k.a. Blind Holes format, a format chosen for both its fun and non-sandbagging qualities.
Kuala Lumpur, 16 August 2016: CIMB Group, the title sponsor of CIMB Classic since its inception in 2010, today announced the extension of its title sponsorship of the golf tournament through 2020.
The four-year extension reflects the success of the only official PGA TOUR FedExCup event in Southeast Asia, which is also the richest in the region with a purse of USD7 million. Since it was first staged, the tournament has attracted world class professionals like Tiger Woods, Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els and Ryo Ishikawa. CIMB Classic, being one of most prestigious and biggest sporting events in the region, has undoubtedly boosted Malaysia’s position as a golfing tourism destination, attracting an audience from all over Asia annually.
The wait is finally over! Triple Private Limited, the exclusive distributor for U.S. high performance sportswear label Under Armour in Southeast Asia has officially released the highly-anticipated UA Drive One golf shoe in Malaysia today.
It has a waterproof breathability technology, combining ArmourVent and waterproof OutDry technologies to keep the player dry and cool. Its cleat-inspired (CHAMP Zarma Tour® spikes with Slim-Lok® System) carbon heel counter is designed to provide total stability to the player.
Rio de Janeiro, 14 August 2016: Justin Rose of Great Britain has won the gold medal in men's golf, the first one awarded since 1904 in St. Louis. Rose hit a pitch shot to three feet for birdie on the 18th hole for a 4-under 67 and a two-shot victory over British Open champion Henrik Stenson.
It capped off a week of bustling crowds and the ideal finish for a sport trying to make a good impression. Rose had made history as the first player in history to record a hole-in-one at the Olympic Games in the first round of the men's tournament at the Olympic Golf Course.
Aeco Technologies, today announced the launch of Approach S20 GPS golf watch. Stylish, sleek and lightweight, this versatile watch comes preloaded with more than 40,000 courses around the world, plus daily activity tracking and connected features like smart notifications and automatic updates. The new Auto Shot feature records the location and distance of every shot automatically, and then data is uploaded to the recent updated Garmin Connect mobile app for post-round analysis.
The S20 provides information like yardages to the green, hazards and more, it’s compatible with the new TruSwing golf club sensor to provide in-depth swing metrics too improve their swing consistency. Besides that it will be able to update Course View when player play to make sure they always have the most up-to-date course data.
Jakarta, 3 August 2016: Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) today announced that it is to become the title sponsor of the 2016 Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich, when the prestigious tournament gets underway at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club from 6 – 9 October. The tournament will now be called the BNI Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich.
Already the country’s preeminent golf tournament, the BNI Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich has built a reputation over the years for delivering intense competition and grandstand finishes at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club. Buoyed by BNI’s support, the four-day event will once again welcome the best golfers in Asia as they vie for a share of the US$750,000 prize purse.
In May 2014, Siam Country Club launches a new golf course project in Thailand, Siam Country Club Pattaya Waterside. The Waterside will feature Waterfront and Friendly golf course concepts, 18-hole, par 72, 7454 yards covering the area of 525 rai (200 acres) but will hold the same championship qualities of the successes of the Old Course (18-hole) and Plantation (27-hole) on the property next door, which are already renowned golf courses among the best in Asia Pacific.
Golfers will experience creation of design in harmony with nature. With many water-feature holes, Signature Hole will be a memorable one. Course design will be strategic with locations of lakes and creeks in play. The back tee will challenge the best. At the same time, the regular tee will offer enjoyment for all golfers. Let’s not forget the charm, well manner, and knowledgeable caddies of Siam Country Club who will make your day memorable. Much emphasis have been given to challenge golfers and, most important, happiness at the end of the day. Highlight of the Waterside will also include the clubhouse with 180 degree view of the beauty of the course, lakes, creeks and landscape blending with natural surroundings.
In 2006, Siam Country Club began a total renovation project of its existing 35 year old 18-hole golf course, which is today known as Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course. At the same time, a construction of a new 27-hole golf course in a property 6 Km near by was launched.
In March 2007, after spending 7 million US dollars, Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course was reopened, and was immediately courted to showcase an international caliber championship tournament, the Honda LPGA Thailand 2007 in October. The tournament not only has proven to be a tremendous success but has also shown to the world the beauty of the golf course.
Now with the investment of another 18 million US dollars, the new 27-hole golf course is ready for a “Trial Opening” with the name Siam Country Club Pattaya Plantation. Both golf courses are designed by a well known Arizona based, Schmidt & Curley Design Inc. The “PLANTATION” name was given in the honor of the historic Sugar Cane, Tapioca, and Pineapple plantations, and each 9-hole is named accordingly.
New Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 6 wedges – the next step in wedge innovation from the clear leader in the category – establish a new performance standard by improving in the three key areas of wedge play: distance gapping, shot versatility and spin control.