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Hassan Reappointed as APGC Chairman

Taimur Hassan Amin has been reappointed as Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation. Picture by AAC.

Bangkok, Thailand: Taimur Hassan Amin will continue as Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) for a further two years.

Hassan’s appointment to serve a second term in office was confirmed during the annual general meeting of the region’s ruling golfing body.

“I’m honoured to continue in the role,” said the multi-time former Pakistan Open Amateur champion.

“I’m very thankful to all our member countries for their support as we strive to grow and develop golf around the Asia-Pacific, at both grass-roots and elite level,” he added.

New Zealand’s Philip Hassall will remain Vice Chairman and Treasurer, while Australian John Hopkins is staying on as Chairman of the APGC’s Championship Committee.

Long-term APGC Directors Raevadee T. Suwan and Dato’ Rabeahtul Aloya Abbas are both standing down for personal reasons. However, Raevadee will continue to oversee the staging of the Queen Sirikit Cup, the Asia-Pacific Ladies Amateur Team Championship.

“I would like to thank Rae and Dato’ Rabe for their duty, loyalty and dedication in serving the APGC Board,” said Hassan, adding that the new Board members will be announced within the next fortnight.

At the annual meeting, Brunei Darussalam Golf Association was ratified as the 47th representative body to join the APGC.

“We’re pleased to welcome our friends from Brunei to the APGC and look forward to seeing the game grow there,” said Hassan, speaking ahead of the showpiece tournaments on the Confederation’s calendar of events – the 13th Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) at Amata Spring Country Club and this week’s fourth Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific (WAAP) at Siam Country Club.

“We’re especially grateful to The R&A and the Masters Tournament for their support and encouragement, not just with the AAC and the WAAP, but with everything we are doing,” he added.

As well as acting as the hosting partner for major amateur events in the region, the APGC supports member organisations in the development of golf in their respective countries.

The APGC also works to ensure adherence to the Rules of Golf as approved by The R&A, and partners with The Masters Tournament and the International Golf Federation in the promotion of golf.

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