VIR hands out first eight Swing for the Kids scholarships of 2018
- Intriguing Showdown in Store at Faldo Series Vietnam Championship
- The 3rd Vietnam Junior Open 2018
- Euro Tour's tournament committee chair misses tee time at French Open
- Hanako Kawasaki wins 2018 Vietnam's Ladies Amateur Open
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
Hanako Kawasaki will be aiming to continue her recent mastery of Nguyen Thao My when the duo lock horns once more in the 11th edition of the Faldo Series Vietnam Championship.
The 3rd Vietnam Junior Open 2018 ended with the new champion from Australia, Caleb Jye Perry to finish at +6, 2 shots ahead of defending champion Hanako Kawasaki, who got the silver medal.
England’s David Howell is the chairman of the European Tour’s tournament committee, having replaced Thomas Bjorn earlier this year as he focused on his European Ryder Cup captain’s duties. But that doesn’t mean he’s "above the law," if you will. Playing in the second round of the HNA Open de France, Howell mistakenly showed up late to his tee time at Le Golf National outside Paris.