Singapore: Ross Tan, Singapore Golf Association (SGA) President, has pledged to continue to drive golf development in the Island Republic.
Following his re-election as President at the association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), Tan said: “It was truly an enriching experience working together with such passionate and committed Board members.
“We have forged a strong friendship and team camaraderie with golf development in Singapore as our primary focus. Now with the new Board, we aim to continue the good work and contribute more to Singapore golf.”
Tan, formerly Captain at Jurong Country Club, will serve a four-year term, through to 2022.
At the SGA’s 57th AGM, the re-appointment of Singapore Island Country Club Chairman Khoo Boon Hui as Chairman of Singapore’s national ruling golfing body was also ratified.
Tan will be supported by a newly nominated Executive Board (2018-2022), appointed by SGA Governing Council members.
While Lyn Sen has assumed the role as Vice President, Goh Kui Hwa and Darryl Wee fill the positions of Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer respectively.
Completing the Board line-up are Lee Lian Hong, Vernon Khoo, Stanley Ang, Tan Chong Huat and George Foo.
At the AGM, Chairman Khoo presented mementos to the outgoing Board members and thanked them for their contribution to Singapore golf.
There was also a special memento presented to SGA Governing Council member Tan Soo Nan, Chairman at the 36-hole Raffles Country Club (RCC), which was closed at the end of last month with the Government reclaiming the land for infrastructure projects.
“RCC has been a great support for junior golf and the generous venue for SGA Fund-raiser 2017. Raffles Country Club will be greatly missed,” said an SGA spokesperson.
Meanwhile, Jerome Ng has been confirmed as the SGA’s General Manager.
The former national team stalwart joined the SGA in 2015 as an Assistant National Coach for the National and Development Team of Singapore.
He then proceeded as a High-Performance Manager in early 2016, in charge of the High-Performance Programme and development of golf. Last year he took on the role of Acting General Manager while still actively involved with the High-Performance Programme that led to an historic Southeast Asian Games Team Gold.
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