VIR hands out first eight Swing for the Kids scholarships of 2018
- Việt Nam nominated in the best golf courses list of the world
- ‘Vietnam’s Rising Stars’ Golf Match Presented by Greg Norman
- VGA and EPGA to promote golf among youngsters
- Chang Hsin-chiao victory at Faldo Series Asia Grand Final
This year, the Organising Committee hopes to raise nearly VND1.4 billion ($637,000) from the tournament to enrich the Swing for the Kids Scholarship Fund.
Scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018, the 12th Swing for the Kids tournament will tee-off at Kings Course at Kings Island Golf Resort in Son Tay district, about 36 kilometres from the city centre.
The shotgun start will begin at 12 PM, and the tournament is expected to attract about 240 golfers. The awards ceremony will be held on the same day at 6 PM in the Kings Island Golf Club.
Specifically, the premier 18-hole Kings Course, the third golf course going into operation at BRG Kings Island Golf Resort, was designed by Jack Nicklaus II, the son of legendary Jack Nicklaus, offering unique beauty in every aspect.
Kings Course has been well-known for its 19th hole, an exclusive place for dramatic play-off rounds. With the tee box located on top of a nearly 30m high waterfall, a large lake away from greens, it will certainly be the hole that all golfers want to try.
This year, Samsung Electronics Vietnam remains the Diamond Sponsor, Vingroup JSC the Platinum Sponsor, and KinderWorld the Gold Sponsor.
Major property developer Sun Group for the first time joins as the Silver Sponsor. Gamuda Land Vietnam returns as the Bronze Sponsor.
The list of sponsors will prolong until the official launching of the tournament.
BRG Group and SeABank participate as the tournament’s co-organisers in tandem with VIR, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, and the Vietnam Learning Promotion Association.
Kicked-off in June 2007, Swing for the Kids has so far given out 14,000 scholarships worth VND14 billion ($637,000) to poor but excellent pupils and students across the country, while also helping to upgrade numerous training and education facilities in 40 cities and provinces nationwide. Additionally, thirteen computer rooms were donated to schools across the country
Việt Nam’s Academy Golf Course of the Els Performance Golf Academy (EPGA) has been nominated for an award for world’s best par 3 golf course in 2019.
Vietnam’s Tourism Ambassador and KN Golf Links course designer, Mr Greg Norman made a flying visit to his newest signature course on March 19th, 2019 to launch his inaugural “Vietnam’s Rising Stars’ Golf Match presented by Greg Norman.
The Viet Nam Golf Association (VGA) and the Els Performance Golf Academy (EPGA) — the first international golf academy in Vietnam — on Monday signed a co-operation agreement to promote golf among young people in Vietnam.