Golf Asia

Golf Asia's Golf Experience 2021

A Specially Curated Event For Readers Of Golf Asia

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It was a momentous occasion when Golf Asia’s Golf Experience came to a successful conclusion on 5th May 2021 at the Laguna National Golf and Country Club.

This past year and a half have been both a boon and a challenge for golf - the global lockdown on travel has seen the burgeoning return of past, current and new golfers eager to get outdoors and onto green fairways. And while socially distanced golf has been the norm, there remained a section of the golfing fraternity thirsting for just a little more beyond that of the usual foursome among friends.

That groundswel­l of desire was reason enough to stage Golf Asia’s Golf Experience, a specially curated event for readers of the magazine. Despite and because of the changed golfing landscape, it was time to re-connect for the common love of the game, and perhaps have some fun.

Within 24 hours of the event’s announceme­nt, 50 Golf Asia readers more than quickly seized the opportunit­y for a first-hand experience of the performanc­e of Cobra Golf’s latest Radspeed drivers and Puma golf apparel, all while indulging in their favourite pastime.

The Golf Experience began with a fitting session at MST Golf’s Suntec City Superstore, where each golfer was fit to size in the latest Puma golf apparel for an elevated on-course look. This included the Piqué P Polo with an all-over subtle “P” pattern with moisture wicking, breathable four-way stretch fabric; the unique Ignite NXT Crafted golf shoes with spikeless traction, and “P” caps personalis­ed with each golfer’s name.

Using the instore golf simulator, the latest Cobra Radspeed drivers were also on hand for each golfer to experience how radial weighting technology could optimise their golf game.

With stringent check-in measures and safety protocol in place to ensure the safety of all concerned, it was a cool Wednesday afternoon when all eager golfers convened at the Laguna National

Golf and Country Club and got their first look at the redesigned clubhouse with upgraded and new lifestyle facilities. For most, it was also their first golf event in more than a year.

Between Laguna National’s Classic and Masters, two 18-hole courses that have won prestigiou­s accolades and hosted internatio­nal championsh­ips, the parkland-styled Masters was the course of choice that challenged the golfers to produce astute course management and accurate approach shots into fast and true Bermuda grass greens.

It was smiles all around as the golfers vied for the title of ‘Best Dressed’ and welcomed back familiar and long missed novelty challenges during the 18-hole round. Prizes ranging from Oakley sunglasses to Cobra golf equipment and The Glenlivet were highly sought after. Congratula­tions to the four Nearest-the-pin winners, Ooi Wai Kin, Melvin Ho, Anthony Lee, and Alvin Tan; and to the Nearest-theline winner Michael Ng.

The day’s highlight was undoubtedl­y the Hole-in-one prize of a $28,000 luxury watch winder from Buben & Zorweg. A just reward for successful­ly navigating the difficult 8th hole, a par 3 with water bordering the front and right sides of the green. Playing it too safe to the left could leave a demanding chip shot from sand or rough back towards water onto the long narrow green.

To keep coolly hydrated for their next golf game, each golfer received a Golf Asia Hydro Flask at the end of the round along with a chance to pick their own prize in the lucky draw. And the luck of the Irish definitely fell upon the final flight of golfers - congratula­tions to Jason Koh who went home with the top prize of a Camouflage limited edition Cobra SZ Xtreme driver, and to Peter Koh who went the extra mile to earn himself the title of ‘Best Dressed’ and the Stars & Stripes limited edition Cobra SZ Xtreme driver.

With acknowledg­ement for their generous contributi­ons to the Golf Experience 2021, Golf Asia would like to thank main sponsor Cobra Puma Golf, Hole- In-one sponsor Buben & Zorweg, as well as partners Hydro Flask, The Glenlivet, MST Golf, Fantastic, Fruit Of The Earth, and Maro.

Do look out for the next Golf Asia Golf Experience if you missed out this time, it will be happening sooner than you think.

 ??  ?? Masked up doesn’t mean no fun
Masked up doesn’t mean no fun
 ??  ?? Laguna National’s 9th hole, Masters Course
Laguna National’s 9th hole, Masters Course
 ??  ?? Golf Experience partners and publicatio­ns
Golf Experience partners and publicatio­ns
 ??  ?? Safety first, golf later
Safety first, golf later
 ??  ?? The lucky flight that won big booty
The lucky flight that won big booty
 ??  ?? Better than a day in the office
Better than a day in the office
 ??  ?? Thank you Golf Asia
Thank you Golf Asia
 ??  ?? Perfect Impact in Puma Apparel
Perfect Impact in Puma Apparel
 ??  ?? Ready... set... golf!
Ready... set... golf!
 ??  ?? The new norm in golf
The new norm in golf
 ??  ?? Staying hydrated with the Golf Asia Hydro Flask
Staying hydrated with the Golf Asia Hydro Flask
 ??  ?? Name personalis­ed ‘P’ caps await each golfer
Name personalis­ed ‘P’ caps await each golfer
 ??  ?? A choice selection of halfway house refreshmen­ts
A choice selection of halfway house refreshmen­ts
 ??  ?? Cobra Golf is in the house
Cobra Golf is in the house

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