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...

Bert Bravo debuts 18-hole par-3 golf course in Dumaguete

If I had to describe Bert Bravo in a word, it would be irrepressible. The man is driven by his passion for life and...

CEO Blog–March 2018: New Beginnings

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our revamped Asian Tour web site. The updated site features a layout that is more engaging...

Odyssey O-Works Red #7: The mallet for golfers that prefer blades

When I started out in golf, I was a devotee of the blade putter. The clean, uncomplicated lines made for easy target acquisition and...

Sharma leads Asian assault on the PGA Tour

As the azaleas and dogwood prepare to bloom, signaling the arrival of spring and the year’s first major, the Masters Tournament, Asia’s young and...

The Rebirth of the Mimosa Golf and Country Club

Built in the midst of the great golf-course boom of the early-1990s the Mimosa Golf and Country Club Mimosa is built on what was...

Blood Red Waterproof Pouches: The ideal solution for the year-round golfer

As golfers, we are often beset by the elements, especially in the Philippines, as we golf well into the wet season. In these times,...

Product review: TaylorMade M4 driver

When TaylorMade announced the new M4 driver, I was of two minds. On the one hand, I love my 2017 M2. By my reckoning,...

Modern Rules of Golf: Growing the game

The USGA and R&A announced today the modernized Rules of Golf that will go into effect at the beginning of January 2019, ending a...

The comeback golf course of the year –Riviera Golf and Country...

Story & photos by Mike Besa The Philippines is in an odd position when it comes to golf. As the rest of our Asian neighbors plunge...

Twist Face hits Philippine fairways!

A TaylorMade product launch is a big event and in 2018, their launch of the new M3 and M4 at the Army Driving Range...

Looking for something different? Cobra’s got you covered

Golf manufacturers struggle to outdo and out-hype each other in their attempts to separate us from our hard-earned cash. Twist Face. Jailbreak. Dragonfly technology....

Best Modern Golf Course: Anvaya Cove Golf and Sports Club

From the moment we set foot on Ayala Land Premiere’s Anvaya Cove Golf and Sports Club, we knew it was something special. The land,...

TaylorMade M3 and M4: The first of 2018’s big dogs hits...

Market forces being what they are, new golf clubs typically make it to our market a bit later than the larger markets in the...

A busy start to the new season

Late last season the Asian Tour returned to China after a long nine-year absence. This past week we shattered an even longer challenge of...

Best Traditional Golf Course: Luisita Golf and Country Club

Story & photo by Mike Besa If you’ve been a golfer for any length of time, Luisita Golf and Country Club was almost akin to a...