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Asian Golf Awards 2021/2022 – Bigger Than Ever!


It’s been two long frustrating years – that’s how long it’s been since the prestigious ASIAN GOLF AWARDS was last staged.


The last physical presentation was staged in New Delhi during the 2019 Asia Pacific Golf Summit. The 2020 awards were presented but there was no “live” gala celebrations – the awards were sent out by international courier to all the winners.


This was caused by the global pandemic which resulted in the 2021 awards being cancelled totally. But the most coveted award in the Asia Pacific for the past 22 years is back!


“This event is the 22nd in the series – that’s how long the Asian Golf Awards has been around,” declared Mike Sebastian, the Publisher of ASIAN GOLF and the owner of the recognition event.


“It has certainly been missed and we hope to make up for last time with a lot of gusto – the recognition event is being staged in Vietnam which is without doubt the most vibrant golf market anywhere in the world,” Sebastian said.


The results of the 2021/22 ASIAN GOLF AWARDS have been finalised and winners will receive official notification within the next two weeks.


There is a total of almost 40 award categories classified under the Gold, Silver and Bronze Award Of Excellence citations.


“Even though the global pandemic was raging on, we received over 70,000 valid votes via the on-line poll,” revealed Alice Ho, coordinator for the awards.


The award presentation will be staged during the 2022 Asia Pacific Golf Summit and the event will be the Gala Awards Banquet. This major international recognition event will be staged at the Hoiana Resort & Golf in Hoi An, Vietnam on November 3.


“We have had a lot of time to plan for the 2021/22 Asian Golf Awards and I am happy to say that it’s all systems go,” said Angela Sebastian, President of ASIAN GOLF.


To all winners – we hope to see you in person at the awards ceremony when we can all celebrate together.


We’re Back!


Delegate registration is now open at: https://registration.asiapacificgolfsummit.com/event/asia-pacific-golf-summit-2022


A Farm Tour Like No Other – Asia’s Very Best!


The fourteen-year-old Asia Pacific Golf Summit (APGS 2022) has built up an enviable reputation of showcasing some of the biggest names in the golf industry at its annual business summit and with its latest edition, the world-class event will be stepping out in style to stage the very first visit to a turf farm.


“This is ground-breaking stuff,” said Mike Sebastian, the owner and producer of APGS 2022. “Grass is a major part of our business and more often than not, golf course owners, general managers and operators really don’t get a chance to feel, touch and step on the grass before a decision to turf is taken,” he explained.


This is now a thing of the past. Southeast Asia’s largest turf farm operator, Sustainable Turf Farms, owned by the leading supplier of golf course agronomy products and services, Sports Turf Solutions will be hosting a can’t-be-missed-farm tour.


“For the first time all delegates to APGS 2022 will be able to take a first-hand tour of Vietnam’s only Certified International Turf Farm,” said Brad Burgess, Managing Director of Sports Turf Solutions, the owner of the farm. “This state-of-the-art international standard turf farm features over 6 different types of Zoysia and Bermuda Grasses, plus new varieties undergoing various tests to see which varieties are suitable locally for further production. Some varieties of which that can save you up to 70% of the maintenance costs of your golf course budget,” said Burgess.


The Sustainable Turf Farm’s spread in Vietnam covers over 160,000 square metres of land and it is a sight to behold. “Nowhere will golf course owners and operators be able to check out which of these super hybrids are ideally suited for either a renovation project or a new development,” declared Burgess.


According to Burgess, “This modern farm features modern day harvesting, washing, packaging and storage facilities for exporting to locations all through the Asia Pacific and Middle East.”


On hand will be the world’s largest independent turf breeder, David Doguet President of BladeRunner Farms to meet all delegates personally to discuss these varieties and explain what makes these varieties the most popular trend in the turf business. 


Burgess, the owner of Sports Turf Solutions and Sustainable Turf Farms will also be on hand to give a guided tour and presentations together with his team of agronomists. 


Besides the tour of the turf farm, delegates will also be able to check out a comprehensive range of various agronomy products and services that will be on display.


The turf farm visit will be a specially organised and staged event which is part of APGS 2022, and it will be conducted on November 3, 2022 at Hoi An in Vietnam.


Delegate registration is now open at: https://registration.asiapacificgolfsummit.com/event/asia-pacific-golf-summit-2022