Singapore: Sentosa Golf Club, home to two of Asia’s finest courses, has announced a sponsorship programme that will see the club support five local amateur and professional golfers to aid their development in the sport.
With the help of the Singapore Golf Association (SGA), Sentosa Golf Club nominated five golfers, each of whom will have full access to all the practice facilities at the club until the end of 2020.
On top of training at the club to hone their games, with one eye on the Olympics in 2020, the Singaporean players will also be able to familiarise themselves with the Serapong and New Tanjong courses.
The Serapong is the host venue of the SMBC Singapore Open, while the New Tanjong stages the HSBC Women’s World Championship, one of the LPGA Tour’s headline events,.
The sponsorship of these rising stars forms part of Sentosa Golf Club’s #KeepItGreen initiative, a campaign which, in part, aims to grow the development of the junior game in the local area and support golf at a grassroots level.
The two professional players chosen for the programme are Koh Dengshan, 31, who has played on the Asian Tour and Asian Development Tour for over seven years, and ladies player Koh Sock Hwee, 29, a former recipient of the sponsorship programme.
The amateurs are Brayden Lee, 12, a member of SGA Junior Squad, Lucius Toh, 22, a member of the National Squad and Jen Goh, 24, also a member of the National Squad.
“Sentosa Golf Club is extremely proud to offer this programme once again to five promising and deserving local golfers. All of them are here on their own merit and we look forward to watching them grow and develop as players,” said Andy Johnston, General Manager and Director of Agronomy at Sentosa Golf Club, a Golf Course Facility of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
He added: “#KeepItGreen has never just been about environmental sustainability at the club, but very much about how we can support the growth of the game, in particular at the junior level and introducing new players to the game. The opportunity for these players to refine their games at our facilities is a significant one, and if it helps them develop their talents further, it will only help boost the profile of the game in Singapore in the future.”
On being part of the programme, Koh Dengshan said: “To be chosen for this programme is a real honour. Sentosa Golf Club is one of the best in Asia, if not the world, with first-class facilities, so I’m looking forward to the access I will receive to train there over the next year. I’m sure it will really help my golf so one day I can make Singapore proud of my success in the game.”