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Jerome Ng lands ‘dream job’ as Director of Business Development at The R&A.

9.30pm 19th October 2021 - People

Initially based at the ‘Home of Golf’ in Scotland, Ng’s job brief involves developing global assets and strategies and synergising engagement initiatives to grow the sport.

“Golf teaches us humility, empathy, patience and many other core values. It’s a lifelong learning journey and I look forward to what lies ahead,” said 32-year-old Ng, who left his post as the Singapore Golf Association’s (SGA) General Manager in late August.

A former amateur champion and Singapore national team representative, Ng appeared in each of the first seven editions of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship – the only player to hold that distinction.

It was in 2015 that he started work with the SGA as an Assistant Coach to the National and Development teams.

Ng’s star soared quickly. In 2016, he assumed the role as High-Performance Manager, in charge of the SGA’s High-Performance Programme and development of golf.

A year later he was promoted to Acting General Manager, a position that soon became permanent and which he held for three years.

Of his new role, Ng, who works directly with Phil Anderton, Chief Development Officer at The R&A, said: “It’s a privilege to work at the home of golf. I hope to embrace the challenges ahead and together with the team at The R&A grow this game of a lifetime.”

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