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Swan’s Man in China

8.27am 15th July 2011 - People - This story was updated on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Howard Swan

Swan Golf Designs is pleased to announce a new partnership in China. As of 1 July 2011 SGD is represented in China and East Asia by Andrews Times Golf Management (ATGM), based in Shenzhen.

As SGD’s representative in China, Raymond Tang, Managing Director of ATGM, will assist with the promotion, marketing, project sourcing and client liaison. Swan Golf Designs will use the ATGM offices in Shenzhen as a base from which it can carry out their project design and management duties.

Since first working in China in 2004, providing designs and consultancy for courses in Zhengzhou, Shanghai and Guangzhou, SGD has been able to broaden its reach throughout Asia.

Now, with the support of ATGM, the team at SGD is looking towards a larger presence in the fast moving East Asian market. Already projects in Hainan, in Chongqing, in Hefei await the collaboration.

SGD will offer a turnkey professional service for both new projects and the renovation and upgrading of existing courses. This will include, through FIRSTGOLFChina, the design and development of small and compact facilities that will act as learning centres, both for teaching and practising the game and vocational training of golf industry skills.

“We are looking forward to seeing our business relationship with Raymond Tang and his group flourish as we return to one of the most dynamic markets in golf development,” said Howard Swan. “The opportunities for golf in China are yet to be fully understood, and SGD intends to be at the forefront of their realisation.”

William Swan adds: “We’re delighted to be working with Andrews Times Golf Management. Raymond Tang has demonstrated a strong appreciation of the history of golf and it is this, along with his professionalism and dedication, that makes us sure that he is the right man to partner with in China.

“Our collaboration will see SGD’s design expertise and project experience teamed with ATGM’s market presence and cultural understanding, enabling us to better serve our clients.”

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