Sports News 22/8

Hoang Anh Gia Lai let players go in major shake-up Hoang Anh Gia Lai plan to make big changes in personnel in the coming season, as 12 players have been removed from their squad list. The V-League side have decided to filter their team after a poor result in the 2013-14 season, finishing at No 9, out of 12 teams. The out-of-use list includes both unknown players, such as … [Read more...]

YBA golf tournament ready to kick off in HCM City

HCM CITY (VNS) - The fourth YBA Golf Tournament is scheduled to commence today in Thu Duc Golf Course in District 9 in HCM City. The annual charity event is expected to attract 250 golfers who are entrepreneurs competing in five divisions. Anyone who manages to hit a hole-in-one will walk away with an apartment worth about VND4 billion (US$190,000), and a cash prize of VND500 … [Read more...]

Sports News 4/8

Tien Minh not seeded at world champs Top badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh will be the only Vietnamese in the men's singles of the Copenhagen world championships in Denmark from August 25 to 31, according to the World Badminton Federation. Minh, who was a regular top 10 in previous tournaments, is not seeded this time as he is No.15 in the world. Vu Thi Trang, the top … [Read more...]

KoCham charity night for needy people

Kieu Giang This is KoCham's biggest event of the year with the participation of members who join a golf tournament in the morning at Thu Duc Golf Course and an award ceremony/gala dinner at night at the Nikko Saigon Hotel, 235 Nguyen Van Cu Street in District 1. The golf tournament is expected to draw around 160 KoCham members who will bid to win the Hole-in-one prize … [Read more...]

HCM City hosts golf champs for business leaders

The CEO Open Golf & Life Tournament 2013 will tee off at the Thu Duc Golf Course in HCM City on Thursday. The tournament, organised by the Golf & Life magazine is expected to attract 144 golfers from the southern region who will compete in three divisions with handicaps of 0-15, 16-28 and 29 plus. Anyone lucky to hit a hole-in-one will walk away with lavish prizes … [Read more...]

City golf course to lose license

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Chairman Le Hoang Quan has instructed agencies concerned to consider revoking the license of a major golf course project and use part of the land to build houses for workers. The Hiep Binh Phuoc Golf Course, covering an area of 160.5 hectares in Thu Duc District, was licensed in October 2007. But so far its investor, the … [Read more...]

CT Group champions new golf course

CT Group has officially drawn the curtains to unveil its distinctive new golf course in the western area of the southern hub. Designed by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley, who were named Asian Golf Monthly's 'Best Golf Course Architects' last year, the $43.2 million CT Sphinx Golf Club & Residences is being promoted as the most beautiful golf course in Vietnam. Covering a … [Read more...]

Teed off (01-04-2012)

with Robert Bicknell Amazing, the truth was finally came out when Tiger Woods admitted to multiple counts of infidelity against his caddie, his dog and his gardener. He has voluntarily checked in to the Betty Ford Centre for substance abuse, specifically lawn fertiliser, and will miss the Masters. Then, of course, this is April 1st, aka "April Fools Day", so it's a safe bet I … [Read more...]

SOCIETY IN BRIEF 9/2

Four teenagers drown in reservoir Four eighth-graders from the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong drowned yesterday evening while at a party, mere hours before their participation in the provincial contest for gifted students. The girls, aged 14 and 15, from the same class at Nguyen Chi Thanh Upper Secondary School in Gia Nghia Town, held a pre-celebration party on the … [Read more...]

Award for the best golf course in Viet Nam 2010 – 2011

Viet Nam Golf Magazine in coordination with Viet Nam Golf Association, Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and General Department of Gymnastics and Sports held awarding ceremony to announce titles for winners in the campaign "Vote for Viet Nam's best golf course 2010 - 2011" on October 5, 2011 at the Movenpick Hotel (Hanoi).The participants in the ceremony … [Read more...]

Young entrepreneurs give VND200 million for ‘Vi Truong Sa than yeu’ program

PANO - The Young Businessmen's Association of Ho Chi Minh City (YBA) has launched a charitable golf tournament, with the participation of 150 golfers, at the Thu Duc Golf Course in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City. The tournament aimed to raise funds for YBA's "Golden Heart Fund" and was also a good opportunity for the YBA's members and other businessmen in the city to improve … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 25/7

Hanoi's tiny 'golden lot' goes for VND47 billion An investor of a trade center and office building project finally had a deal on Tuesday on the compensation price for a prime site at Hang Bai - Hai Ba Trung intersection in Hanoi City's Hoan Kiem District, offering tenants a staggering VND47 billion (US$2.3 million) for an area of just 56 square meters. Five households in the … [Read more...]

Vietnamese martial artists to compete at world championships

Vietnamese martial artists are set to take part in the 6th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships to kick off at the Sports Complex Olympiets in Russia on July 29. Participants will be competing in nine events, separated into U-18, 19-30 and above 30 age groups. The three-day tournament is expected to attract 700 athletes from 70 countries. At last year's tournament, held in … [Read more...]

Golf event to raise scholarship funds

Photo: VNS VietNamNet Bridge - A golf tournament to raise university scholarship funds for disadvantaged students named 'Giving Strength to Study' is scheduled to tee off at Thu Duc Golf Course on Saturday. The event is expected to attract more than 140 amateur golfers. Three Mercedes Benz are up for grabs for anyone who shoots a hole in one. According to the event's … [Read more...]

Teed Of (12-06-2011)

with Robert Bicknell Well, it took around 12 years but I finally had the opportunity to play golf at BoChang Dong Nai once again. The last time was while I worked for Thu Duc from 1998 - 2002 and, at that time, Dong Nai was only 18 holes and the "C" course still in the planning stages. The event that brought me back to the club was "Bar Wars" organised by Craig Brogan over at … [Read more...]

Vietnamese group plants 100,000ha of rubber

PHNOM PENH — The Viet Nam Rubber Group (VRG) 's four subsidiaries yesterday kicked off a project to plant 100,000ha of rubber trees in Cambodia's Kratie Province under an agreement between the two countries. The subsidiaries are the Dong Nai Kratie, Dong Phu Kratie, Phu Rieng Kratie and Loc Ninh Kratie companies. Addressing the ceremony, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Yim … [Read more...]

Korean businesses raise money for charity

PANO - The Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KOCHAM) raised VND 530 million for the Disable People and Orphaned Children Associations in HCMC, Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Provinces and the HCM Association of Agent Orange/ Dioxin Victims. The sum was raised from the 7th Charity Golf Tournament at Thu Duc Course, Ho Chi Minh City (HCM) yesterday by 200 golfers … [Read more...]

Golf Tournament to support AO/Dioxin victims held in HCMC

PANO - The Charity Golf Tournament 2010 to support AO/Dioxin victims in Ho Chi Minh City took place at Thu Duc Golf Course in HCMC yesterday. 140 Vietnamese and foreign golfers joined the event organized by businessmen of the companies DADUL and HONMA of the Republic of Korea. VND200 million was raised on the first day of the tournament and was handed over to the HCMC's Fund … [Read more...]