Singapore, November 16: The 2023 Singapore Golf Association (SGA) Annual Gala and Awards dinner was held at the Grand Ballroom, Orchid Country Club where industry stakeholders, squad members, staff and officials gathered to celebrate a successful 2022/2023 season on Wednesday evening.
In a night of fun and revelry, the achievements of players and contributions from key stakeholders in the golfing industry were honoured, while China’s Liang Wenchong, the first mainland Chinese to win the prestigious Asian Tour Order of Merit title in 2007, was also unveiled as SGA’s newest golf ambassador.
James Leow was named as the male golfer of the year while Aloysa Atienza was the female golfer of the year. Daryl Low and Chen Xingtong were awarded the male junior golfer and female junior golfer of the year respectively.
The Hana Financial Group Singapore Women’s Open, which made its long-awaited debut at the Tanah Merah Country Club in December last year was honoured as the best new golf event of the year for 2022.
The Annual Gala and Awards dinner was a key event and part of the inaugural SGA Golf Week, which aims to bring the community and stakeholders together as it celebrates and recognises supporters of the sport of golf across various locations in Singapore.
2023 SGA Roll of Honour
Appointment of SGA Ambassador: Liang Wenchong
Male Golfer of the Year: James Leow
Female Golfer of the Year: Aloysa Atienza
Female Junior Golfer of the Year: Chen Xingtong
Male Junior Golfer of the Year: Daryl Low
Sustainability Awards: Sentosa Golf Club, The Singapore Island Country Club
Best new golf event of the year- 2022: Hana Financial Group Singapore Women’s Open
Distinguished service award: Khoo Boon Hui
Distinguished Patron of Golf Award: Kevin Lee Eun-Hyung
Distinguished partners of SGA: Lexus Singapore, EFG Bank, Acushnet, ONERHT Foundation, HSBC Singapore, NTUC Club
In recognition of Asian Golf Awards Achievements 2022
Best Championship Course in Asia Pacific: Serapong Course, Sentosa Golf Club
Best course in Singapore: Tanjong and Serapong Course, Sentosa Golf Club
Best course in Singapore (runner-up): The Singapore Island Country Club (Bukit Course)
Best club general manager of the year (runner-up): Choo Wee Khiang (Marina Bay Golf Course)
Best course in Singapore (third) and Best Public Golf Course in Asia Pacific: Marina Bay Golf Course
Best custom fitter in South East Asia: Wingolf
Best golf retailer in South East Asia: MST Golf
In recognition of World Golf Awards Achievements 2022
World’s Best Eco-friendly golf facility and Asia’s best golf course: Sentosa Golf Club
Singapore’s best golf course: The Singapore Island Country Club (Bukit course)
Singapore’s best golf hotel: Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore
World’s best golf club brand: Titleist
World’s best golf shoe brand: Footjoy