The Asia Pacific’s ‘most powerful man in golf’ has earned the distinction of being inducted into the prestigious Asia Pacific Golf Hall Of Fame. Dr. Ken Chu, chairman of the Mission Hills Group, will be the youngest inductee at age 42.
The Asia Pacific Golf Hall Of Fame is the highest honour bestowed upon a very select group of men and women who have played a major role in the development of golf in the Asia Pacific region. The award is owned by the Asia Pacific Golf Group and it is part of the annual Asian Golf Awards, the golf industry’s equivalent of the “Oscars”.
Dr. Chu is being recognised and honoured for the role that he has played to develop the Mission Hills Group into the largest golf and mixed entertainment empire not only in China but in the world.
Dr. Chu heads up a group with properties in the heart of the Pearl River Delta and the tropical island of Hainan that include 24 championship courses.
Under his leadership, the Mission Hills Group has evolved from a golf conglomerate into an integrated cultural, leisure and sustainable tourism destination expanding into urban leisure and commercial developments encompassing shopping, dining, entertainment, health, wellness, meeting, business and residential offerings, five-star resorts, award-winning spas and volcanic mineral springs, an international convention centre, golf academies, and Asia’s largest tennis facility.
To date, Dr. Chu’s Mission Hills Group has invested US$10 billion on all of its multi-faceted ventures in Shenzhen on the Chinese mainland and in Haikou on the island of Hainan.
Dr. Chu’s vision in driving international goodwill through golf and popularizing the game has also brought more than 100 international tournaments to China.
In addition to his duties with Mission Hills, Dr. Chu is also a Global Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the pre-eminent forum for global business leaders in the travel and tourism industry. In 2013, he was elected as a National Committee Member of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
Dr. Chu will be officially inducted into the Asia Pacific Golf Hall Of Fame during the staging of the 2016 Asian Golf Awards to be held in the Thai Royal City of Hua Hin on October 30.