SGA Hails High-Performance Training Centre at Laguna National

Laguna National CEO Patrick Bowers (left), Kevin Kwee (second left), Jerome Ng (second right) and Matt Ballard (right) at a signing ceremony to mark the launch of the SGA’s first High-Performance Training Centre.

Singapore: Laguna National Golf and Country Club has been confirmed as the venue for the Singapore Golf Association’s (SGA) first High-Performance Training Centre.

The Centre will be the home base for the Association’s National, Development and Junior Squad golfers, in addition to the current stable of professionals under the SGA Rookie Professional Programme.

The announcement further highlights the commitment to supporting the Republic’s most talented golfers by Laguna National, a Golf Course Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

Located at Laguna National’s state-of-the-art Teaching and Practice Facility, the Centre includes a full-length driving range and world-class short game practice facilities as well as a training room which is comprised of the office of the National Coach Matt Ballard, a contemporary gym and a study area.

Kevin Kwee, Laguna’s National’s Executive Director, said: “Since its inauguration 25 years ago, Laguna National has always prided itself on making a significant contribution to golf development.

“For that reason, we’re pleased to be able to offer Singapore’s most promising golfing prospects, at both amateur and professional level, the chance to hone their skills at our outstanding teaching and practice facility and on our two award-winning courses.”

Jerome Ng, the SGA’s General Manager, said: “Since the start of our High-Performance programme, we have envisioned to provide a more holistic training environment for our national golfers. We have been glad to have received support from all the golf clubs thus far.

“Having Laguna National as the home of our training centre is a great privilege and we look forward to value add our partnership.”

The SGA has hired Australian coach Ballard with the goal of pursuing excellence in national and junior golf. Together with the launch of this High-Performance Training Centre, the nation’s best golfers will be well-positioned towards greater skill acquisition, education and preparation to achieve personal excellence both on and off the course.

“I am excited we are able to form a partnership with Laguna National to create a High-Performance environment for all our players to learn, train and grow together. Our High-Performance squad now have a world-class venue they can call home for all their golf and training needs,” said Ballard.

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