Newcomer Proelect sets eyes on top 3

PROELECT is a company that espouses the true values of The Business Times Corporate Golf League.

Football cheats beware, the video assistant referee is watching

IT was a summer of discontent for me 36 years ago in sunny Spain.

Where the merits of golf extend beyond the course

THE sport of golf can be an extremely effective tool where interpersonal relationships matter.

A golf experience like no other at Malaysia's Awana Genting

WITH a light mist swirling around you and dense clouds hovering just above, you cannot help but enjoy a round of golf at the Awana Golf Course in Genting.

That elusive hole-in-one comes at a price

IT took me by surprise when a flight mate in a social game recently declared that he did not want to ever accomplish another hole-in-one.

Golf has the pulling power for money

IT WAS ironic that the sport of golf was used by other sports, clubs and corporates here to raise money, when the local golf association itself sought other ways to boost the size of its coffers.

After re-branding, FAS wants a bigger slice of sponsorship pie

IN SPORT, a quality product inevitably attracts sponsorship dollars.

Classic and Tampines are perfect venues for regional majors

IN four months, Singapore will not have a golf course in the western part of the island. Jurong Country Club is gone (closed in December 2016) and Raffles Golf and Country Club is going this July, both to make way for the high-speed rail system.

Woods firmly on the mend, happy with current progress

WITH just over three weeks to the first Major of the year, the golfing world will be keeping a close eye on Tiger Woods.

Wie pulls off spectacular win

ABOUT 24 hours after witnessing a sensational victory at Lang Co Town in Vietnam, I had the privilege of watching an equally phenomenal win at the Sentosa Golf Club on Sunday afternoon.

HSBC tournament is ready for tee off, with no S'porean in the mix

FOR the first time in 11 years, no Singaporean will feature in the HSBC Women's World Championship, the golf tournament that tees off at Sentosa Golf Club's New Tanjong course on Thursday...

Pros and amateurs descend on Sentosa

AT A TIME when golf clubs in Singapore are closing or facing uncertain lease renewals, Sentosa Golf Club is busy giving local golf a boost by taking up the daunting challenge of hosting international tournaments such as the Singapore Open and the HSBC Women's Champions...

China set to take lead in Asian golf

GOLF was a sport banned by China's paramount leader Mao Zedong during his reign in the 1950s to the 1980s because he considered it too bourgeois...

Singapore Open ticks all the right boxes

OVER the years since golf's Singapore Open moved over to Sentosa Golf Club, the weather has constantly played havoc with the four-round proceedings...

Garcia in a league of his own

ON A DAY When most of the contenders - probably fatigued by an early (7.40am) start and having to play more than 18 holes because of the third-round lightning delay - self-destructed, Sergio Garcia reigned supreme.

Amateur Foo turns on a pro round

THE Rolex clock showed 8.20. Unlike the previous five mornings, the sun peeped out of the grey skies to provide some warmth to the golfers eyeing the SMBC Singapore Open title.

Chinese MMA star has her eyes on the prize

FOR Singaporean mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor Tiffany Teo, the only obstacle standing in her way of her first world championship is a Chinese poster girl who's adored not just for her tomboy-ish looks but her mean streak in the cage...

MMA world title beckons for Tiffany Teo in Jakarta

FROM the comforts of her Punggol flat, Tiffany Teo has switched to spartan living in a small first-floor room of a wood-and- mortar lodge that can take only a bed and a cupboard.

56 years on, Singapore Open still awaiting a local winner

THE symbiotic relationship between golf's Singapore Open and Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong course has been on a high for a dozen years...

Singapore golfing pros lack the cutting edge

FOR the first time in more than 20 years, no Singaporean golfing professional will earn an automatic berth to all Asian Tour events next year.

An El Clasico with so much on the line

NATIONALISM has given the "El Clasico" showdown on Saturday between Real Madrid and Barcelona the distraction of the Spanish-Catalan political rivalry. Politics have weighed down on Spain for centuries, and it seems to have fanned further acrimony since the recent referendum in Catalonia...

Gift ideas for golfers

THERE are only 16 days to go until Christmas, and chances are you're already shopping around for that perfect gift for the golfers in your life...

Tiger's firmly on the comeback trail

FORGET his previous indiscretions. Ignore his reported sexual exploits. Cast aside his indulgence in booze and drugs.

Marc Ong caps amateur year with final flourish

IT was a fitting climax to an amazing half-year for Singaporean golfer Marc Ong.

50 years on, Rolex and golf are still linked

THERE is an omnipresence about the Rolex brand at most golf events - be in London or Los Angeles, Buenos Aires or Bangkok, Singapore or Seoul.