The ASEAN Golf Federation (AGF) was first announced at the AGF’s 1st Annual General Meeting held in Singapore in 2008 in conjunction with the South East Asian Amateur Team Golf Championship( SEAATGC), an annual championship which was started 54 years ago by the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra.
Under the Charter, Malaysia will be the permanent Secretary General while the host country of the SEAAGTC will hold the Presidency for a year. Currently, the President of the Malaysian Golf Association (MGA), Admiral Tan Sri Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor (Retired) will hold the Presidency until the conclusion of the SEAATGC which was cancelled for 2020 due to the pandemic. The Presidency will be handed over to the next host country’s Golf Association President.
The AGF will serve as a platform for all members to work together to help create a brand new era of growth and expansion for golf and in the spirit of cooperation and to make ASEAN one of the most exciting regions in the world for golf.
The AGF is represented by national golf associations drawn from the ten member states of ASEAN. The countries include:
The ASEAN region is made up of a population base well in excess of half a billion people. It is reported that there are some 700 golf courses in the region together with a full complement of driving ranges and teaching facilities.
This constitutes a large and growing market for golf and with the economic expansion that the region is experiencing, the Federation look forward to exciting times ahead for the AGF and its members.
Some of the areas that the AGF will endeavor to work on will be to provide a well structured education and training programme for its members. The members have identified this as a major task of the AGF and working together with key international bodies responsible for golf and the golf trade.
One of the main objectives of the AGF is to help our members keep abreast of development in the industry and to assist in drawing up plans to make the ASEAN region one of the finest locations for golf in the world.
Other programmes that the AGF will be examining will include junior golf development and the potential for golf tourism promotion. These are vital areas for future growth and the members will be making concerted and focused efforts to grow our junior programmes golf tourism.
The full-time secretariat for the AGF is located in Kuala Lumpur.
Address & Contact details:
ASEAN Golf Secretariat
c/o Malaysian Golf Association,
14, Jalan 4/76C, Desa Pandan.
55100 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.
Tel: +603 9283 7300 Fax: +603 9283 9300