Heads of Sentosa Golf Club roll up sleeves in Serapong renovation

GOING above and beyond the call of duty. That has been the hallmark of Sentosa Golf Club, where innovation and adaptability are par for the course.

Social golf bounces back at local clubs, with rules aplenty

IT was 30 minutes before my tee-off at the Orchid Country Club early this month. Suddenly, the stop-play siren sounded, and thunder and lightning transformed the perfect mid-day weather into a pall of gloom as rain drenched the course.

Dusit Thani to open first Singapore resort in Oct

DUSIT Thani, the Thai hospitality giant, is opening its first resort in Singapore - the new Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore in October.

Social distancing a tough task when fiery EPL resumes

A WITTY cartoon that has been making the rounds on social media recently shows four football defenders practising social distancing on the pitch.


Not the right time to resume English Premier League

FOR football fans in Singapore starved of live sporting fix for the longest time, if the English Premier League (EPL) does restart sometime in mid-June (assuming it is safe to do so), it could provide more pain than pleasure.


What is sport without the spectators?

I WAS among the 95,000 spectators who witnessed high drama unfold at the 1984 Olympic Games at the Los Angeles coliseum.

With facilities shut, golf clubs making goodwill gestures to members

WITH golf clubs closing all facilities for four weeks until May 4 due to the government's circuit-breaker measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, some clubs have already made goodwill gestures to their members.


Liverpool should not be denied EPL trophy

IT'S unfair. That's the majority verdict about the prize-money distribution when last week's golf's Players Championship was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic after the first day of play.


Time for Joscelin Yeo to swim into Hall of Fame

WAY back in 1995, I was approached by Joscelin Yeo's mother, Lee Choo, to hand over a parcel to her 16-year-old daughter who was then studying in Melbourne.

'Game On' for Sentosa Golf Club to go green

SENTOSA Golf Club (SGC) - voted the World's Best Golf Club at last year's World Golf Awards - is sparing no effort to adopt more sustainable practices for the long haul.

Hana Financial Group to sponsor first Singapore Women's golf open in November

SINGAPORE'S women professional golfers, for so long restricted to just the HSBC Women's World Championship qualifiers every year, can look forward to two new tournaments in 2020.

Kuchar shows the mark of a champion

HE provided engrossment with one disastrous hole. Then he offered enjoyment with a comeback, ringed with some fabulous shots.

Will a Japanese golfer achieve a big breakthrough?

SAVE for one important aspect, it's all things Japanese at the SMBC Singapore Open tournament that begins on Thursday and ends on Sunday.

Is Jazz on song for encore in Singapore Open?

WITH a name like "Jazz", don't be surprised if he is on song most of the time.

An exceptional Liverpool year deserves a treat

THE guessing game has begun. The English Premier League (EPL) fixture list is being studied, the form of the leading teams is being scrutinised and playing records are being sifted through.

As Tokyo 2020 beckons, Schooling gets down to serious business

SINGAPORE'S Olympic champion Joseph Schooling is in a battle against flab. The swimmer is said to be between eight and 10kg above what was his racing weight when he won the 2016 Olympics 100 metres butterfly gold medal.

Golf gold medallist Leow stays unbeaten

NEWLY minted South-east Asian Games men's gold medallist James Leow has a very realistic and practical approach to his competitive golf.

Singapore's men golfers aim high at SEA Games

IT IS always better to chase a dream than defend a crown. Motivation oozes in the former, and pressure builds up in the latter situation.

Banking on golf to boost charity and image

BANKS continue to play a big role in the promotion of golf and to raise money for charity in Singapore.

3 local golfers win trip to BMW World Final in South Africa

THREE local golfers were picked earlier this week to compete at the 30th BMW Golf Cup International World Final at the Fancourt Golf Resort in the South African city of George in March next year.

Keppel Club raises record S$1.28m for charity

THE future of Keppel Club is bleak, for its land lease ends in 2021 and the prime area is set for an extensive redevelopment for the upcoming Greater Southern Waterfront project.


Car Times clinches BT Golf League team title in style

THE familiar sight of national golfer Donovan Lee took some fight off the individual title hopefuls, for they always knew that they would be competing to be "second best".

Husband-and-wife duo help Singapore golfers to Causeway Cup draw

THE husband-and-wife pairing of Ken and Natasha Lye played a leading role in Singapore's comeback draw at the annual Causeway Cup golf media match against a strong Malaysian team at the Sentosa Golf Club last week.


Away from the pool, Schooling masters the greens

HE BOMBED a 270-metre drive that went way past the end of the "Nearest The Line" marking in a cross wind in the fifth leg of the Business Times Corporate Golf League last week. Then he hit a near-perfect downhill shot over 195 metres, the ball landing pin-high but about 12 metres to the left....


Team Citi cut Car Times' lead to just two points

TEAM Citi, with further consistent above-par performances from ace player Joey Chang and partner Charles Tan, closed the gap to just two points with one leg of the six-leg The Business Times Corporate Golf League remaining.