Cavite’s Water Crisis

THE Philippines has always been a country of just two seasons—hot and wet. In 2018 the weather has been a bit, well...weird. The cool...

The mother of all showdowns

NINETEEN months out, the 2019 Presidents Cup is being billed as the mother of all showdowns and Asia’s golf stars are already dreaming of being...

Discovery and PGA Tour to create first-of-its-kind International golf service

NEW YORK and LONDON—Discovery and the PGA Tour today announced plans to form a pioneering strategic alliance to create a new international multiplatform home...

Asian Tour Ceo Blog

In late-May we took another important step toward expanding the Asian Tour’s presence in China at our last tournament, which was the Asia-Pacific Classic...

Villamor Golf Club: Better than ever, focused on the future

Story & Photos by Mike Besa At this time last year, we marveled at the transformation of the Villamor Golf Club with the revival of...

Cobra F8 ONE Irons – Curiosity or a growing trend?

Cobra’s initial one length offering was well received—especially among golfers who struggle with consistent ball-striking. Return rates have been low, and while it would...

Making the yips disappear

Introduction by Mike Besa Introduction The yips is one of the forbidden words in golf. The mere mention of the condition is enough to drive some...

Eastridge Golf Club Hidden Gem of the East

Story & photos by Mike Besa Thanks to the golf boom of the 1990s, the Philippines has been blessed with some of the most beautiful and...

Long-term reports on the hottest clubs on the market

Don’t you just hate it when you test a club at the driving range and are just striping it perfectly? Take out the credit...

Setting milestones in the Far East

It has been a momentous period for the Asian Tour through our return to key tournaments within East Asia. I’m writing to you now...

Rock & Roll: Oakley hosts 6th Golf Cup in support of the...

International sports-accessories brand Oakley proudly hosted the recent sixth Golf Cup at Pradera Verde in Lubao, Pampanga, for the benefit of the young aspiring...

Sherwood Hills Golf Club: Still one of the best golf courses...

SHERWOOD Hills Golf Club had been a hideaway golf course for myself and a few of my Pinoy golfer friends over the years. It is...

Asian Golf Tourism Convention: The Philippines embraces golf tourism

ALTHOUGH we live in the digital age, the Philippines has managed to remain off the chart in the world of golf tourism. Given the beauty...

The PGA Tour’s fifth major

THE illustrious list of champions is second to none, and includes golfing giants such as Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Adam Scott,...

Si-woo Kim continues to grow after 2017 Players win

NOSTALGIA litters the champions’ dining room at TPC Sawgrass, where framed portraits of Si-woo Kim adorn dark wood walls and mementoes of his highest achievement...

A great course for rest and relaxation

Story & photos by Mike Besa A couple of issues ago, we visited the newly minted Mimosa+ Leisure City. We marveled at the changes that Fininvest...

An exciting start to the second quarter

The second quarter of 2018 is officially here, with the Masters Tournament in early April followed by our East Asia stretch of tournaments with...

Choosing eyewear for performance and protection

We are all aware of just how much damage the sun can do to our skin. Golfers of all persuasions slather on sunblock before...

Cobra F8 Driver: At par with the big boys

By virtue of sheer volume and quality of advertising and promoting their products, it’s usually difficult to look past the golf mega-manufacturers. Fortunately for...

Tagaytay’s Crown Jewel

Story by Mike Besa / Photos by Mike Besa & Jeana Miranda Of all of the golf courses in the Philippines, the Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club...