Golf Industry Central Spring 2012 - Page 10

Industry News Malaysia Golf Tourism Association Seeks To Expand Membership “Furthermore, membership of MGTA means automatic membership of the IAGTO, which has a membership of 1,948 consisting of golf tour operators, golf resorts, hotels, golf courses, airlines, tourist boards and other golf travel-related bodies in 89 countries. That creates immense networking opportunities and opens up avenues to build business relationships with hundreds of golf tourism buyers worldwide.” Gibbons, who is attached to MST Golf Vacations, had served as the pro-tem President of the MGTA since its formation in March 2011 and will continue to lead the association for the next two years. Ng Eu Shen of Liberty Golf Travel was elected as Vice President in the ballot voting. While the President and Vice President’s posts are held by individuals, the seven council members consist of companies from the golf travel industry with at least one from each of the four categories of ordinary members of the MGTA – golf resorts, golf clubs, ground handlers and media specialists. From nine nominations received, seven companies were elected to the council – Genting Malaysia Berhad, Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club, Liberty Travel & Tours (M) Sdn Bhd, MST Golf Vacations Sdn Bhd, Write Track Publishing & Communications Sdn Bhd and Golf (Malaysia) Publications Sdn Bhd. ...If you are looking for a quality finish to your golf course that is fair and playable, gives pleasure and enjoyment to players and they come off the field in a good mood, then we highly recommend Kristine to be your next course designer. Bob Robertson, Client – Pegasus Golf and Sports Club With 20years experience throughout Asia, Europe and the Pacific, Kristine Kerr of Kura Design, the Pacific’s exciting new golf course architecture consultancy, offers design services for new courses as well as sensitive renovations to existing ones. Services Include: • Golf course site analysis and masterplanning • Hole by hole remodelling • Green / tee / bunker and lake design • Golf course landscape design • Construction drawings + specifications • Construction monitoring 8 The Golf Marketing Professionals 2012 OFFER 50% OFF Initial Course Review* Course Layout * Strategy * Length * Playability * Drainage * Maintenance * limited to first 5 clubs to confirm; for details and options contact Kristine Kerr