Published on August 8, 2019

Sentosa Golf Club Pledges its Support to Help Nurture Local Golfing Talent

New Tanjong Hole 18

Sentosa Golf Club, home to the Serapong and the New Tanjong courses, has announced a sponsorship programme that will see the club support five local amateur and professional golfers to aid their development in the sport.

Sentosa Golf Club nominated five golfers with the help of the Singapore Golf Association, each of whom will have full access to all the practice facilities at the club, until the end of 2020.

On top of training at the club to hone their games, with one eye on the Olympics in 2020, the Singaporean players will also be able to familiarise themselves with two championship golf courses. The Serapong is the host venue of the SMBC Singapore Open, whilst The New Tanjong, welcomes the world’s best golfers every year at one of the LPGA Tour’s headline events, the HSBC Women’s World Championship.

The sponsorship of these rising stars forms part of Sentosa Golf Club’s #KeepItGreen initiative, a campaign which, in part, aims to grow the development of the junior game in the local area and support golf at a grassroots level.

The two professional players chosen for the programme are Koh Dengshan, 31, who has played on the Asian Tour and Asian Development Tour for over seven years and ladies player Koh Sock Hwee, 29, a former recipient of the sponsorship programme.

The amateurs include Brayden Lee, 12, a member of SGA Junior Squad, Lucius Toh, 22, a member of the National Squad and Jen Goh, 24, also a member of the National Squad.

Sentosa’s General Manager and Director of Agronomy, Andy Johnston, said: “Sentosa Golf Club is extremely proud to offer this programme once again to five promising and deserving local golfers – all of them are here on their own merit and we look forward to watching them grow and develop as players.

“#KeepItGreen has never just been about environmental sustainability at the club, but very much about how we can support the growth of the game, in particular at the junior level and introducing new players to the game.  The opportunity for these players to refine their games at our facilities is a significant one, and if it helps them develop their talents further, it will only help boost the profile of the game in Singapore in the future.”

Koh Dengshan and Koh Sock Hwee are two professional players on Sentosa Golf Club’s sponsorship programme

On being part of the programme, Koh Dengshan, said: “To be chosen for this programme is a real honour for me.  Sentosa Golf Club is one of the best in Asia, if not the world, with first-class facilities, so I’m looking forward to the access I will receive to train there over the next year.  I’m sure it will really help my golf so one day I can make Singapore proud of my success in the game.”