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Golf Vacations Malaysia July - September 2019

We are a luxurious lifestyle magazine, established 30 years ago in Singapore bringing quality editorial featuring exotic golf destinations, luxurious resorts, automotive, timepieces, newly-launched golf equipment as well as fashion to the affluent readers.

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JEROME AWATSHI Our longstanding fashion stylist brings an animalistic taste to adventure and travel in this latest spread on tented vacations. It’s got style, it’s got verve, and it’s got us wanting to pay a visit to Egypt or Morocco for a punt. JUSTINE MOSS Long time travel and golf correspondent Justine Moss makes a trip to Beijing for an LPGA event and came back with an astonishingly frank interview with the owners of Reignwood Pine Valley Golf Club, who in recent times, have made waves by buying over golf’s old bastion, Wentworth Golf Club. Read to find out more. MELANIE THAM With love for food, travel and golf, Melanie finds pleasure in being able to enjoy all of these three luxuries in life with her loved ones. Being in the golf scene since her…

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crossing out lists

Well, apart from Kimberly’s occasional waking up and walking into our bedroom, or chilling under a blanket with my wife over reruns of ‘Gossip Girl’ on Netflix, (ok, did I say that?), I think about the ones that got away, the golf courses I haven’t played. As lists go, I pretty much get asked all the time - what’s your favourite course, where’s your favourite destination - now, how about a list of courses I haven’t played? With a bit of imagination and 20 years travelling around the world playing some of the most fabulous golf courses imaginable, there are five that stands out. (Drum rolls…) PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS My very first impression of Pebble Beach was when Tiger thrashed a high cut 7-iron over an enormous dogleg at the Par 5, 6th hole…

2 min.
the first lady

Hi Datuk, thank you for talking to us. First of all, why finance? My interest has always been in finance, so I pursued tertiary studies in economics and finance at Knox College in the US and then my MBA in Cornell University. When I came home to Malaysia, I worked with Amanah Chase Merchant Bank and subsequently Seagrott & Campbell to gain experience in stockbroking. That was when I realised that stockbroking really interested me and this made me want to start something on my own. I wanted to become a financial entrepreneur – something which was almost unheard of in the mid-1980s. Setting up a bank was too much, so I thought to myself, “I could start my own stockbroking firm, couldn’t I?” Was it more difficult to manage a team in a male-driven…

1 min.
history is made

A divorce, multiple injuries and surgeries and a DUI charge brought the once idolised athlete down to rock bottom. Everyone out there was so sure that this was it for Tiger, with the idea of winning another major being nowhere in sight. Fast forward to 14 April 2019, Augusta National. Tiger prowls the final round with pars on the first and second before a birdie on the third. Then two bogeys followed on the fourth and fifth. But the Tiger is unshaken and follows up the act with back-to-back birdies on the seventh and eight, with a par at the ninth to close the first nine. The magic begins with birdies on the 15th and 16th. He keeps his cool, sinking a par at the 17th. With a two-shot lead, he putts in for bogey…

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singapore's first 2-in-1 course

The island’s only public 18-hole golf course, Marina Bay Golf Course, refreshes the experience for golfers by offering a reworked configuration that offers new challenges on familiar ground. Currently, golfers play the front nine around the outer loop of the course before moving on to the back nine that snakes within the inner loop towards the clubhouse. The new configuration, known as Course B, now features a combination of both loops on the front and back nines, such as hole 5 which crosses into the inner loop, and holes 9 and 18 assuming the position of the current layout’s hole 18 and hole 10 accordingly. Officially launched on May 3, a special 4-hole singles match play competition was held to mark the launch of the new layout. Course B will be available for play…

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tiger woods design arrives in hawaii

One of the greatest icons of the sport, Tiger Woods, along with his TGR Design Company, will take the lead on designing one of two golf courses to be situated within Hawaii’s Mākaha Valley Resort, about an hour north of Honolulu. Spanning across 644 acres, Mākaha Valley Resort is a mixed-use development that features its own arts and community centre, a health and wellness centre, timeshare golf villas, as well as a golf club. Flanking the development will be the Mākaha North Course and South Course, the former to be laid out by the TGR Design Company. American golf course designer, Gil Hanse, who designed the Olympic Golf Course of Rio 2016, will lead the development for the South Course. When completed, the North Course will feature stunning views of Mt. Ka’ala and…