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Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Wednesday, November 30 2022 - 01:26
Sanya Welcomes PGA of America Learning and Performance Center at Yalong Bay to Fuel Golf Industry Growth
SANYA, China, Nov. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/

The PGA of America Learning and Performance Center at Yalong Bay officially 
opened on Nov. 25 at the Yalong Bay Golf Club in Sanya, the most popular 
tourist destination on China's Hainan Island, known for its pristine beaches 
and abundant outdoor sport facilities. It comes as Hainan is making efforts to 
diversify tourism by creating a central base for the local golf industry.

"Sanya is a perfect place to accommodate international sports organizations and 
grow their presence given the city's ideal natural resources and sports 
industry environment," said Albert Yip, director general of the Sanya Tourism 
Promotion Board. "The establishment of the new PGA golf training center comes 
in line with the Sanya Tourism Promotion Board's commitment to boosting local 
tourism and high-end consumption by bringing in more sports training institutes 
and projects to advance our international influence."

With the new PGA of America Learning and Performance Center at Yalong Bay, 
Hainan Meiguang Tourism, which runs the Yalong Bay Golf Club and PacificPine 
Sports, a leading nationwide sports education provider in China, are expected 
to share their resources and adopt the advanced educational modules designed by 
PGA of America. The new center also plans to deploy PGA's mature management 
system to ensure a smooth and fruitful training experience for all golf players.

In a bid to nurture the best talent, the new learning and performance center 
has put a key focus on developing the full potential of young golf players and 
other golf-goers.

Also, it is hoped that the new PGA learning center will boost the development 
of the golf industry. With its sound training system, the new center aims to 
promote and popularize the sport of golf across China.

Since 2018, PGA of America centers have launched in many cities across China, 
with Mission Hills Golf Club setting up golf academies in Shenzhen, Dongguan 
and Haikou, followed by the establishment of multiple training and performance 
centers in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Sanya.

The PGA of America learning centers across China have nurtured a group of 
outstanding and talented teenage players, such as Xiaowen Yin, Jiayi Wang and 
Emily Hun.

Given the city's abundant industry resources and well-designed golf courses, 
Sanya is home to multiple prestigious golf clubs — including Yalong Bay Golf 
Club, Luhuitou Golf Club, Sun Valley Golf Resort and Sanya Begonia Bay 
Peninsula Golf Club — making it a top destination for lovers of the sport.

Designed by the US master-designer Robert Trent Jones, Yalong Bay Golf Club is 
equipped with an 18-hole course that covers an area of 68 hectares, with a par 
of 72, 98 bunkers, and a 120,000-square-meter snaking river dissecting the golf 

To facilitate the various needs for educational purposes, the Yalong Bay 
learning center has built multiple facilities, including golf training analysis 
rooms, physical training rooms and multimedia screening halls.

Also, in order to meet the demand of golf players on different levels, the new 
PGA training center at Yalong Bay offers a wide range of courses covering 
workshops, private tutoring, corporate team building, mental training and 
physical training.

"With Sanya's strong resources, we are confident that we can build a decent 
base for golf education here, so we can offer golf lovers from across the 
country high-quality and world-class golf training," said Robert Davis, a 
seasoned golf coach certified by the PGA of America who leads the coach team at 
the new PGA center at Yalong Bay.

SOURCE: Sanya Tourism Promotion Board

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