Singapore, 02 December 2022 – The Swiss private bank EFG Bank AG (Singapore Branch) and the Singapore Golf Association (SGA) today announced that they are joining forces to support young golf talents in Singapore. Under the terms of their new partnership, EFG has pledged a total of SGD 300,000 to support the SGA’s programmes to nurture young golfers in Singapore.
The partnership with the SGA will include the EFG-SGA Elite Young Golfers Scholarship, which will be awarded to selected outstanding young golfers. These talented individuals will receive funding to foster their development. Applications can be submitted from 1 January 2023 until the closing date of 31 January 2023. Singaporeans aged under 30 can apply for the scholarship.
Caption: Signing ceremony at the Singapore Island Country Club. From far left: Albert Chiu, Executive Chairman, Asia-Pacific, EFG From far right: Ivan Chua, Vice President, SGA. In pictures are EFG Global Sport Ambassador, Tiffany Chan, EFG supported golfer, Koh Sock Hwee and Young Athletes Foundation grantee, Arianna Lau as well as some of Singapore’s top amateur and junior golfers who are part of the Singapore Golf Association’s high-performance and junior development programmes.
Scholarship recipients will be selected based on their golfing ability, leadership qualities and previous participation in recognized golfing competitions. In addition, they will be assessed to determine their potential to become a positive role model within the world of sport and in their wider community.
EFG and the SGA will collaborate as partners on various projects and outreach programmes to help young athletes achieve sporting success in the global arena. The special programme will also enable the SGA to further strengthen its high-performance and junior development programmes to identify and nurture a deeper pool of talent.
Albert Chiu, Executive Chairman, Asia-Pacific, EFG: “We are delighted to embark on this journey with the Singapore Golf Association to help nurture the next generation of golf talent in Singapore and future leaders in the sport. As a young and ambitious bank with an entrepreneurial mindset, we are committed to supporting these junior athletes – who are entrepreneurs in their own right – by providing them with opportunities to demonstrate their talents while also raising the profile of this fascinating sport.”
Ivan Chua, Vice President, Singapore Golf Association: “We are delighted to partner with EFG, which has always been supportive of young golfing talents. This new scholarship represents an exciting opportunity for our athletes and will help to raise the profile of golf in Singapore. We look forward to working closely with EFG to provide the right platform for future golf stars and to discover new talents, as well as to promote and develop our vision of the sport in terms of victories and world rankings.”
EFG in Asia has a long and established track record of nurturing young athletes and helping them to reach their full potential in their chosen sporting discipline. In Singapore, EFG has been supporting one of Singapore’s top female golfers, Koh Sock Hwee, since 2018. In Hong Kong, EFG established the EFG Young Athletes Foundation scholarship programme back in 2008. The Foundation has successfully supported many top athletes. They include Hong Kong’s first LPGA Tour golfer Tiffany Chan, who also serves as an EFG Global Sport Ambassador; Vincent Capol, Hong Kong’s top equestrian; Arianna Lau, one of Hong Kong’s top junior golfers; and tennis stars Eudice Chong and Cody Wong.