VIR hands out first eight Swing for the Kids scholarships of 2018
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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
Brooks Koepka hailed Portrush caddie Ricky Elliott for helping him come back from the dead to become the youngest player to win back-to-back US Opens for 80 years.
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U.S. Open week kicked off with several missed tee times for Monday’s practice round. Players traveling from the player host hotels east of Shinnecock Hills had what should’ve been a 15-minute commute lengthened to nearly two hours because of heavy traffic delays.