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Mission Hills wins Asian Golf Awards, World Golf Awards
UpdateTime:2014-11-20 author:SportAsia source:Mission Hills

Mission Hills Group Executive Director Iain Roberts (far right) receives the Asia Pacific Golf Vision Award on behalf of Mission Hills from Asia Pacific Golf Group President Angela Sebastian (centre) at the Asian Golf Awards. Photos: c/o APGG.

November 20, 2014: Mission Hills collected six trophies at this years Asian Golf Awards in Singapore, including the Asia Pacific Golf Vision Award in recognition of a golf initiative that is world class in stature.

In paying tribute to Group Chairman and CEO Dr. Ken Chu and Vice Chairman Tenniel Chu, the awards organisers commented: Both men are being recognised for their vision to transform Mission Hills into one of the worlds most prominent retail, tourism, golf and entertainment resorts.

Mission Hills Haikou won both Best Golf Resort and Best Clubhouse, while Mission Hills Shenzhen was announced as having the Best Pro-Shop. The Blackstone Course at Haikou, which hosted last months Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am, was named Best Course in China, while Ricky Guo Jinwei from Haikou was named Best Food and Beverage Manager of the Year.

Tenniel Chu outlined the Groups Golf and More family-centred leisure lifestyle as he gave the opening address at the preceding Asia Pacific Golf Summit, which was attended by 217 delegates from 23 countries.

The future of golf is about risk, trying something new, going for broke, Chu told the audience. You know you wont always win, but you back yourself to succeed more often than you fail. This willingness to take on the risk is C I strongly believe C the key to our future and the legacy we will leave for the generations that follow. We know we should adapt, but are we brave enough to see it through? At Mission Hills, we have accepted the challenge. We are changing golf.

Tenniel Chu, Vice Chairman of Mission Hills Group, delivers the opening address at the Asia Pacific Golf Summit.

In Portugal, Mission Hills collected two trophies at the inaugural World Golf Awards in Quinta do Lago. Mission Hills Haikou was named Asias Best Golf Hotel while the resorts Lava Fields layout was announced as Asis Best Golf Course. The awards were determined by voting among golf tourism professionals as well as golf consumers in more than 100 countries.

Mission Hills was announced as the winner in front of a stellar line-up of golf industry figures including victorious Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley, who was named Golf Personality of the Year, and veteran TV commentator Peter Alliss, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Ken Chu said: We are grateful to the Asian Golf Awards and World Golf Awards for their support for the pioneering work we are doing in the leisure and lifestyle sector. It is an honour to receive any award, but recognition by your industry peers is extremely gratifying.

Earlier this month, Mission Hills role in Chinas golf development was honoured with a special award at the European Golf Business Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Tenniel Chu received the Dare to Dream trophy at The European Golf Course Owners Associations Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

In accepting the award from EGCOA President Mr Alexander Baron von Spoercken, Chu dedicated it to the late Dr. David Chu, the founder and former Chairman of Mission Hills Group. Tenniel Chu became the first senior golf industry figure from Asia to address the European Golf Business Conference in its nine-year history.

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