Singapore: The newest recruit at Laguna National Golf & Country Club, Yeany Tan is determined to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for the game with club members.
Since graduating from the University of Michigan in late 2011, where she was a stalwart of the women’s golf team, Tan has gained extensive experience working with world-renowned golf instructors and spending time at acclaimed golfing facilities in her native Malaysia and Abu Dhabi.
Having taken up her post as Golf Operations and Member Services Manager at Asian Golf Industry Federation Golf Course Facility Member Laguna National at the start of October, Penang-born Tan is now focused firmly on serving the membership at the award-winning Singapore club.
“I’m excited to have joined Laguna National and I very much look forward to meeting the members and contributing to the success of the club,” said Tan, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Her primary focus at Laguna National will be to head the club’s Golf Operations department as well as overseeing Customer Service and the Pro-Shop. She will also help to drive member service initiatives such as clinics and special pro-shop offerings.
Keen to continue her education, Tan entered the LPGA of America Apprenticeship Programme in October 2012 and is now an LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Member.
Mark Bates, Laguna National’s Director of Golf Operations, said: “We are delighted to have Yeany on-board. She has committed her life to golf – as a player, teacher and operations manager, having trained in all disciplines with top industry professionals. We believe she will make a positive contribution to the already strong team we have at the club – helping to take us to that next level.”
During her time at the University of Michigan, Tan started in 47 straight tournaments, helping her team claim two titles and gaining a national ranking in America. She captained the team in 2010 and 2011.
For the first 18 months of her working career, Tan filled a variety of roles at the renowned Jim McLean Golf School. She rapidly progressed from being an assistant teaching professional at Doral Golf Resort & Spa to Jim McLean’s Personal Teaching Assistant.
In that position she managed and co-ordinated the daily programmes for the famed instructor as well as assisting and teaching private lessons with McLean and conducting three and four-day golf schools. “Working alongside a top-100 golf instructor was a fascinating and rewarding experience,” said Tan, who was appointed Golf Operations Manager at The Els Club Teluk Datai in Malaysia in late 2013.
As part of the pre-opening team at the award-winning Langkawi facility, she assisted in matters from purchasing, staffing and training to the setting up of the golf club operation. Furthermore, she organised and managed tournaments and corporate golf outings in addition to operating and managing the club’s golf shop.
Immediately prior to joining Laguna National, Tan was a teaching pro at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
Tan said: “I’ve been involved in many different aspects of golfing operations and am continually learning in all areas. Here at Laguna National, I’m dedicated to developing the golf operations department and ensuring all of our members have a wonderful experience every time they come to the club.”