Singapore: Cho Minn Thant has highlighted the ‘sense of solidarity’ displayed by Asian Tour members at this week’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Asian Tour has not been able to stage any events since the Bandar Malaysia Open at the start of March.
Cho, the Tour’s Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, indicated that announcements on the next steps towards a resumption of play are expected in due course. In the meantime, he praised the resolve and support of members.
“There was a tremendous air of positivity throughout the AGM and a sense of solidarity as we look to overcome a difficult season and move into 2021 with renewed vigour and confidence,” said Cho.
A wide range of issues were discussed during the Tour’s AGM, while a number of established and respected players joined the Tournament Players’ Committee (TPC).
Cho said: “We are delighted to welcome Terry, Travis, Berry and Panuphol to the Tournament Players’ Committee. They are all popular and experienced players who will serve the Tour well in their capacity as player representatives.”
This is the first time Pilkadaris, Smyth and Panuphol have joined the TPC. Henson served once before.
The Asian Tour’s key decision-makers and stakeholders took part in what was the 16th staging of the AGM – which for the first time in its history was held online via Zoom conference.
Indian Shiv Kapur, Thai Arnond Vongvanij and Marcus Both from Australia all retired from the TPC.
“We thank Shiv, Arnond and Marcus for their contributions over the years. Their input has been invaluable in helping us make important strategic decisions,” added Cho.
The Asian Tour is a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.