ADT CREATES WAVES WITH THE BALI NATIONAL GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
The Asian Development Tour (ADT) will make a welcome return to the holiday isle of Bali for the staging of The Bali National Golf Championship this month.
The newest ADT event will offer a prize fund of US$76,000 and sees the return of the region’s most promising talents to Bali, which last hosted an ADT event in 2010.
Played at the highly-rated Bali National Golf Club, which offers spectacular views against the majestic backdrop of Gunung Agung and the Indian Ocean, the event is expected to unearth the next generation of stars from Indonesia and the region when it gets underway from June 25-28.
With the addition of The Bali National Golf Championship, the ADT schedule now boasts an unprecedented 22 tournaments in Malaysia, Chinese Taipei, Philippines and Indonesia.
Pak Gita Wirjawan, owner of the Bali National Golf Club, believes players from the ADT will face a challenging test at their redesigned golf course and is confident The Bali National Golf Championship will provide players with the opportunities to excel in their game.
“We’re looking forward to the staging of The Bali National Golf Championship. The course undergone a complete redesign and was reconstructed to meet international standards recently. It will be a good test for all players,” said Gita.
Jimmy Masrin, event promoter of The Bali National Golf Championship said, “We are delighted to announce the launch of The Bali National Golf Championship as this is another wonderful opportunity for our local golfers to compete against Asia’s rising stars.
“Apart from promoting Bali as a world-class holiday destination, this event will also give everyone the chance to catch some very exciting golf action on the island.”
Asian Tour Associate Director Irfan Hamid also expressed his delight with the staging of The Bali National Golf Championship as it will provide players with another opportunity to advance their career.
The ADT is always on the lookout for new opportunities to further strengthen the growth of the Tour.
“With The Bali National Golf Championship featuring on our ADT Schedule, players can take advantage of the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points on offer and continue to fight their way into the premier Asian Tour through a top-five finish on the ADT Order of Merit,” said Irfan.
The Bali National Golf Resort Championship, which has already partnered with Hotel Mercure as its official hotel, will be the 15th leg of the 2015 ADT season and also the first of the three stops in Indonesia.
Admission to The Bali National Golf Championship is free.
Since it was inaugurated in 2010, the ADT has grown from five events in the first year to a record 22 tournaments in 2015.
The ADT will continue to reward the top-five finishers on the Order of Merit at the end of this season with Asian Tour cards for 2016.
With the Olympic Games looming in 2016 where golf will be reintroduced as a medal sport, players in the region could earn their spots in Rio de Janeiro by earning Official World Golf Ranking points through the Asian Tour and ADT.
For more information on the ADT, please visit www.asiandevelopmenttour.com
About the Asian Development Tour
The Asian Development Tour was launched in 2010 with the aim of creating a career pathway for professional golfers in Asia. Sanctioned by the Asian Tour, the Asian Development Tour will ultimately create a new playing platform for emerging stars from across Asia and around the world. Through the Asian Tour Qualifying School, players will qualify for the Asian Development Tour and enjoy the opportunity to hone their games and talent through a secondary circuit in Asia. Designed in the same structure as the Web.com Tour in America and European Challenge Tour, the Asian Development Tour is a stepping stone to the Asian Tour and the exciting world of international golf. The Asian Development Tour has been structured to ensure the best opportunities for its members. The leading five players on the Asian Development Tour will earn coveted Asian Tour cards for the following season, ensuring a proper career pathway for aspiring professionals. All ADT events receive Official World Golf Ranking points.
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