Singapore: Sentosa Golf Club and Tanah Merah Country Club will be the venues for a new series of local professional golf events in Singapore.
With Fintech Alliance Global (FTAG) coming on board as the presenting sponsor, the series – known as the Singapore Pro Series Invitational presented by FTAG – will consist of eight legs held at Sentosa and Tanah Merah, both Facility Members of the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF).
The first leg is set to tee-off at Sentosa on March 24 and the tournament will conclude with a final leg in January 2022.
Global sports marketing agency SPORTFIVE, a Full Business Member of the AGIF, has been appointed as event managers for the series. They will plan and execute the tournaments.
Jerome Ng, General Manager of the Singapore Golf Association (SGA), said: “The series will provide 18 Singapore top professionals and six local national amateurs who are aspiring to be Tour professionals, the chance to play and compete during the on-going global pandemic.
“As the governing body of golf in Singapore, we are thrilled to spearhead this series of golf events as a milestone for the sport in the country.
“With the current drought in tournament golf across the region due to the pandemic, we are happy to be able to help create a sustainable flow of local golf tournaments for the future.”
Kelvin Chng, Chairman FTAG Group, said: “At Fintech Alliance Global, we believe in bringing positive and transformational change across every aspect of our society and economy, and we are proud that the series will not only help the development of the game but provide a platform for Singapore golfers to best prepare for Tour events and major games.”
A total of 16 tournament days, or eight legs, have been scheduled for the inaugural season – where touring professionals, both male and female, and leading national amateurs will compete over two days (36 holes) for a S$10,600 prize fund.
“We are extremely grateful to both Sentosa Golf Club and Tanah Merah Country Club for allowing access to their venues for the series. The opportunity to play on these superb golf courses will definitely help the players sharpen their skills,” added James Koh, Strategic Investor FTAG Group.
Each leg will also count towards the ‘Race to FTAG Cup’, where the winner of the Order of Merit will receive a bonus of S$10,000.