[Press Release] SGA launches its first High-Performance Training Centre at Laguna National Golf and Country Club

From Left: Patrick Bowers (CEO & Managing Director, Laguna National), Kevin Kwee (Executive Director, Laguna National), Jerome Ng (SGA General Manager), Matt Ballard (SGA National Team Coach)


The Singapore Golf Association (SGA) is proud to announce the launch of its first High-Performance Training Centre located at Laguna National Golf and Country Club.  The announcement further highlights Laguna National Golf & Country Club’s commitment to supporting the Republic’s most talented golfers. The SGA High-Performance Training Centre will be the home base for SGA’s National, Development and Junior Squad golfers, in addition to the current stable of professionals under the SGA Rookie Professional Program. The centre will be based at the Laguna National Practice Facility which includes a full-length professional driving range and world class short game practice facilities. The centre will also include a training room which is comprised of the office of the National Coach, a contemporary gym and a study area.
“Since the start of our High-Performance Program, we have envisioned to provide a more holistic training environment for our national golfers. We have been glad to have gotten the support from all the golf clubs thus far and will continue to do so. Having Laguna National as the home of our training centre is a great privilege and we look forward to value add our partnership.”  Said Jerome Ng, General Manager.
Earlier this year, the SGA hired renowned Australian coach Matt Ballard with the goal of pursuing excellence in national and junior golf. Together with the launch of this High-Performance Training Centre, the nation’s best golfers will be well-positioned towards greater skill acquisition, education and preparation to achieve personal excellence both on and off the course.
“I am excited we are able to form a partnership with Laguna National to create a high-performance environment for all our players to learn, train and grow together. Our high-performance squad now have a world-class venue they can call home for all their golf and training needs” added SGA National Coach Matt Ballard.
Kevin Kwee, Laguna’s National’s Executive Director, said: “Since its inauguration 25 years ago, Laguna National has always prided itself on making a significant contribution to golf development.
“For that reason, we’re pleased to be able to offer Singapore’s most promising golfing prospects, at both amateur and professional level, the chance to hone their skills at our outstanding teaching and practice facility and on our two award-winning courses.