Manila, Philippines: A wide cross-section of golf course maintenance product brands are participating in this week’s Philippine Golf Course Management Conference.
Organised by the Federation of Golf Clubs Philippines in co-operation with the National Golf Association of the Philippines (NGAP) and supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, the two-day event (May 3-4) in Dasmarinas City is presented by the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF).
More than 100 golf course superintendents, course maintenance managers, golf directors and club managers have signed up to be present at the acclaimed Orchard Golf and Country Club, a former host to the Johnnie Walker Classic.
Supporting organisations of the education and field day are Toro, John Deere, Shibaura, Jacobsen, Rain Bird, Foley United, Syngenta, Simplot and Sustane.
Eric Lynge, the AGIF’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our thanks go to all of the sponsors and their respective distributors for supporting what has become such an important annual gathering.
“Without this kind of backing it would not be possible to stage events like this on such a large scale.
“Our appreciation also goes to President Conrad Benitez and his team at The Orchard for their unstinting support and efforts to raise industry standards.”
A full day of seminars is scheduled for May 3. The following day will feature field demonstrations and an equipment exhibition, open to members and non-members of the Federation.
In 2017, the AGIF organised Turfgrass Management Seminars and Field Days in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
In addition to last month’s Turfgrass Management Exposition in Pattaya and the Philippine Golf Course Management Conference, the AGIF will stage a Vietnam Turfgrass Management Seminar and Field Day at Ho Chi Minh City’s Song Be Golf Resort on May 10. Plans are to run at least another three events in 2018.
For further information, please contact the AGIF Secretariat at [email protected]
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