Singapore (February 17): While the world’s leading female golfers will be showcasing their skills in next week’s HSBC Women’s Champions, the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) will be doing its bit to raise agronomic standards on the region’s courses.
Being held in conjunction with the HSBC Women’s Champions (February 27-March 2) at Singapore’s award-winning Sentosa Golf Club is the AGIF and Sentosa Agronomy Education Programme.
Along with the AGIF, Sentosa Agronomy will host an Open House involving Tournament Preparations, Continued Education and an AGIF Field Day Series starting the week of February 24.
A total of eight AGIF Members are supporting the event – Atlas Turf International, Centaur Asia Pacific, Jacobsen, Jebsen & Jessen Technology, Rain Bird, Syngenta Asia Pacific, The Toro Company and Wendell Trading Company.
As part of the annual volunteer programme, Sentosa Agronomy offers education for professionals in the golf industry. This year, Dr Ron Duncan and Tim Hiers will lead two education sessions:
*Tuesday, February 25: Development of Paspalum Grass
*Wednesday, February 26: Environmental Responsibility of Golf Course Maintenance
The tournament preparation programme will once again be open to all. “We are sure that there will be something for all attendees to take home and to be able to implement in their own programmes ‘for the good of the game’,” said the organisers.
Education sessions are also open to all, regardless of their level of golf maintenance experience.
Anyone who would like to participate should contact the AGIF’s PK Ong by email at [email protected] or Sentosa’s Adeline Yan at [email protected]