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Jacklin Design Group spreads wings to Asia

1.25am 3rd June 2011 - Corporate - This story was updated on Sunday, June 5th, 2011

The Jacklin Design Group has inked a deal with Club Advantage Inc., to represent the company with immediate effect. The agreement will provide for the Jacklin Design Group to be represented by Club Advantage in the Southeast Asia and India region.

“We view this as a very significant development and we think that this is especially important because the representation covers what is generally regarded as the most stable golf markets in the world,” said Sylvan Braberry, President and chief executive officer of Club Advantage.

The Jacklin Design Group is the flagship of British golf legend Tony Jacklin CBE.

“The agreement also comes at a time when aggressive plans are afoot to introduce Tony Jacklin as the special VIP guest speaker at the 2011 Asia Pacific Golf Summit,” pointed out Braberry.

Jacklin’s memorable brilliance revitalized British and ultimately European golf with his remarkable exploits. For four seasons – from 1969 to 1972 – there was no brighter star in golf’s firmament than Tony Jacklin. At the age of 26, he broke all performance records in the history of British golf winning both the Open Championship and US Open. In doing so, he simply did for British golf what Arnold Palmer did for golf in America

Tony Jacklin was Ryder Cup Captain four times between 1983 and 1989 and transformed the Ryder Cup into its current status. In 1985 he was the inspirational captain for Europe’s first victory in the Ryder Cup in 28 years and in 1987 he captained the team that won on American soil for the first time. In 1989 Jacklin’s team  retained the Cup for the first time in it’s history.

For all his playing accomplishments and role in breathing life back into the Ryder Cup, Jacklin was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame. Jacklin was successful on the International Ballot and received 66% of the 154 ballots that were returned by the International voting body. Jacklin joins Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros, and Bernhard Langer as members who have been inducted via the International Ballot.

The Jacklin Design Group has a basic business motto that is built around the philosophy of “excellence in golf course design”. According to Jacklin, “Passion, dedication, and respect were the driving forces that made me one of the greatest professional golfers and these are the same qualities that I bring to my golf course design activities today.”

Jacklin went on to add, “You will find that Jacklin Design Group services will add great value to a client’s golf course design project not only through the wealth of experience we bring in designing the types of golf courses and amenities that attract golfers of all levels but also through the strong connection that golfers have made between outstanding golf course designs and Jacklin-affiliated projects.”

“The qualities of passion, dedication and respect are also the cornerstones of Club Advantage’s business beliefs and we feel that we have excellent synergies between the two organisations,” Braberry explained.

The Jacklin Design Group will be represented in the following countries by Club Advantage: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal.

Club Advantage, Inc

Jacklin Design Group

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