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SPECIAL EVENT II

›› ASIA PACIFIC GOLF SUMMIT 2012: CAMPUS ON THE GREENS

A Show for

superintendents

by Superintendents

A new dimension will be added to

the 2012 Asia Pacific Golf Summit with

the staging of Campus on the Greens, a

revolutionary knowledge event especially

designed for golf course superintendents.

Golf course superintendents, the forgotten

heroes of many golfing operations, will step

into the spotlight at the sixth edition of the

Asia Pacific Golf Summit (APGS).

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SPECIAL EVENT II

›› ASIA PACIFIC GOLF SUMMIT 2012: CAMPUS ON THE GREENS

“Tentatively, the theme for this session is:

Towards Survival: Controlling Costs and Creating

New Revenue Streams Through the Effective

Management of Intellectual Property Rights in

the Golf Industry.”

“The APGS has been a trail-blazer

for golf in this region and we expect

this year’s Summit to continue in

this fine tradition.”

– Bob Moore, ASGCA, Principal of JMP Golf Design Group, Costello Hollinger Moore

To be held concurrently with the region’s premier golf business

gathering at Brunei’s Empire Hotel & Country Club from December

11-13, the Campus on the Greens will provide a unique platform for the

men and women who tend to the courses on which we play.

This will be a three-day session that will be planned by superintendents,

programmed by superintendents and exclusively attended by

superintendents.

It will be a true cutting-edge event that will bring superintendents in

the region face to face with the opportunities, challenges and problems

that they encounter in conducting their work. It will also endeavour to

provide them with effective solutions.

The format will be based on half-day workshop sessions and half-day

field sessions at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Empire course.

This way, the attending supers will be able to see and experience at firsthand

how a golf course is set up for a major international tournament –

the Royal Trophy match play clash between Team Asia and Team Europe

that will take place from December 14-16.

As well as attending the session, the superintendents will also be

given the opportunity to volunteer as helpers for the staging of the

Royal Trophy which features Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal and Japan’s

Naomichi ‘Joe’ Ozaki as the respective team captains.

On a related note, a special steering committee, led by James Prusa,

will be working on the staging of an international turf grass symposium

during the Summit.

Tentatively, the theme for this session is: Towards Survival: Controlling Costs

and Creating New Revenue Streams Through the Effective Management of

Intellectual Property Rights in the Golf Industry.

Meanwhile, the website for the 2012 Summit is now operational. All

the latest news and views related to the various events as well as

registration details can be found at www.golfconference.org The

website boasts a brand new look and is a very user friendly facility,

designed to assist international delegates to find out everything they

need to know about the Summit.

“It will be a true cuttingedge

event that will bring

superintendents in the

region face to face with the

opportunities, challenges

and problems that they

encounter in conducting

their work. It will also

endeavour to provide them

with effective solutions.”

The Summit promises to be a major knowledge event on golf with

Scotsman Colin Montgomerie already confirmed as one of the

keynote speakers.

The oil-rich state of Brunei is following in the footsteps of Singapore,

Shenzhen, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Pattaya by playing host to the

Summit.

Mike Sebastian, Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Pacific Golf Group,

the owner and producer of APGS, said: “Unlike previous years, APGS

2012 will focus on specific areas where golf is being most challenged

with a view to finding innovative ways of meeting these challenges

effectively and growing the game throughout the region.”

Bob Moore, ASGCA, Principal, JMP Golf Design Group, Costello

Hollinger Moore, said: “The APGS has been a trail-blazer for golf in

this region and we expect this year’s Summit to continue in this fine

tradition.”

Sebastian added: “In the coming weeks, we will be announcing the names

of key speakers and presenters at APGS 2012 and we also expect to

announce the full programme by end May.”

For further enquiries, please contact Alice Ho on +65 6323-2800

or via email at alice@asiapacificgolfgroup.com

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