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PING’s John Solheim to receive top Asia Award

Story published at 9:03, Wednesday, June 1st, 2016


John Solheim

John Solheim

One golf institution in Asia that enjoys the tradition of recognizing some of the game’s great legends and that organization is the Asia Pacific Golf Group (APGG).

For 2016, APGG is both proud and honoured to announce the induction of one of the greatest legends of the modern era of golf. That legend is the man behind one of the truly great brands in golf – PING. Mr. John Solheim, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PING will be inducted into the Asia Pacific Golf Hall of Fame. This illustrious honour will be bestowed upon Mr. Solheim during the staging of the 2016 Asian Golf Awards which will take place on 30th October at the five-star Hyatt Regency Hotel in the Royal city of Hua Hin, Thailand as part of the 2016 Asia Pacific Golf Summit.

Mr. Solheim is being honoured for his outstanding contribution to the world of golf as well as his achievement, leadership and innovation within the business of golf. He is the son of PING founder, Karsten Solheim and was appointed President of the parent company in 1995 before becoming the Chairman and CEO in 1997.

PING is an organization that has always been synonymous with quality and service in the world of golf and Mr. Solheim has steadfastly maintained this tradition. One of the hallmarks of this commitment to the industry is the Solheim Cup which was created in 1990. Under Mr. Solheim’s guidance, this international tournament has grown to become a major biennial contest.

As a further show of support to the industry, Mr. Solheim expanded the programme in 2002 to embrace the PING Junior Solheim Cup, which is now played in conjunction with the Solheim Cup and offers U18 girls from Europe and USA the opportunity to promote their golfing careers.

Included among some of the inductees to the Asia Pacific Golf Hall of Fame are Dr. David Chu, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

In accepting the induction, Mr. Solheim said, “I am honoured to have been considered for this recognition and it is my pleasure to accept the invitation and will make plans to join you in Hua Hin, Thailand, on October 30, 2016.”

Here is an opportunity for the golf industry in Asia to show its support and show up in force to recognise the installation of one of the industry greats into the Asia Pacific Golf Hall of Fame. Registration to attend the 2016 Asia Pacific Golf Summit and Asian Golf Awards is now open at this secured on-line registration cite: https://secure.golfconference.org/event/asia-pacific-golf-summit-2016

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