One-Year Extension for Asian Golf Industry Federation Board

Singapore: The terms of all Board members of the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) have been extended by one year ‘due to the special circumstances and to ensure continuity in the Covid-19 period’.

The resolution, tabled at the Federation’s Annual General Meeting, was passed unanimously.

“We thank the membership for their backing and for placing their trust in the continued exceptional work of the current Board of Directors,” said Richard Walne, the AGIF’s President.

Walne, who also serves as Managing Director Asia Pacific and Australia with The Toro Company, added: “This year’s Board has been the most active that I can recall since the inception of the AGIF 10 years ago.

“Without compromise, all Board members have given their time and effort to serve on our committees for Membership, PR and Communications, Turfgrass Education and Club Education.

“Despite the unprecedented effects and upheavals caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks in large part to their foresight and commitment, the AGIF has been able to navigate its way through the stormy waters and made good progress on numerous fronts in 2020.

“As such, I’m delighted that the existing Board will be kept in place for another 12 months, enabling the Federation to build on the solid foundations that have been laid.”

In addition to Walne, the Board consists of Vice President David Townend (Azalea Hospitality), Treasurer Andy Johnston (Sentosa Golf Club), Secretary Chris Gray (The R&A), General Counsel Tim Trinka (Dentons Lee), Adam Calver (Laguna Lang Co), Henrik Friis (Jebsen & Jessen Technology), Owen Hester (Green Dynasty), John Holmes (Atlas Turf International), Karen Proctor (Textron Specialised Vehicles), James Shippey (Absolute Golf Services), Sean Thornberry (PGA of America) and Bruce Williams (Brandt Consolidated).

Eric Lynge, the AGIF’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “This resolution is intended to be a one-time matter and will not be tabled again unless circumstances warrant in the next fiscal year.”

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