Ho Chih Minh City, Vietnam: Five of the region’s most high-profile turf grass experts will deliver keynote presentations at next month’s Asian Golf Industry Federation [AGIF] Vietnam Turfgrass Management Seminar.
Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club Course Superintendent Mohd Nizam Othman, Ali Macfayden, Course Superintendent from The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip, and Son Vu Minh, Golf Course Superintendent at Van Tri Golf Club, have all confirmed their participation at the two-day gathering [July 11-12].
Also on the agenda at the Tan Son Nhat Golf Course are Ron Carlyle, a respected Golf Maintenance Consultant based in Taiwan, and John Holmes, President of Atlas Turf International.
Organised by the AGIF, this year the seminar will focus on communications with management and members and greens maintenance and renovation. All seminars will be delivered on July 11.
A field demonstration and equipment exhibition will take place on day two.
Eric Lynge, the AGIF’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Having previously been to Binh Duong, Danang and Hanoi, the AGIF is delighted to be heading to Ho Chi Minh City this year.
“We are extremely grateful to sponsors, speakers, delegates and all those involved with the organisation.
“We are pleased also to confirm that the Vietnam Turfgrass Management Seminar is being supported by both the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America [GCSAA] and the Club Managers Association of America [CMAA] and educational points will be awarded.”
Tan Son Nhat Golf Course is conveniently situated in Tan Binh District, next to the Tan Son Nhat Airport.
The golf course was designed by Nelson & Haworth Golf Course Architects, an Associate Business Member of the AGIF.
Emphasising the AGIF’s aim to support the entire industry, Lynge confirmed that the field day is open to members and non-members of the Federation.
In 2015, the AGIF organised eight Turfgrass Management Seminars and Field Days in eight different countries – China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
The Vietnam Turfgrass Management Seminar is the third event in the AGIF series of Turfgrass Management Seminars and Field Days in 2016.
March saw the staging of the AGIF Turfgrass Management Exposition in Pattaya, Thailand.
The Philippine Golf Course Management Conference took place at The Orchard Golf and Country Club at the start of May.
Following on from Vietnam, further events this year will be held in Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan.
For further information and to book your exhibition space, please contact the AGIF Secretariat at [email protected]
Singapore: Michael Braidwood, one of the most respected educators on club management in the EMEA region, will be the presenter for the third instalment of the Asian Golf Industry Federation’s Sustainability Series.