Today, former football player Nguyễn Hồng Sơn, musician Minh Khang and his wife, supermodel Thúy Hạnh, as well as famous golfers are present at Vinpearl Golf South Hội An to prepare for the World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC) – Việt Nam round. Although it is the first time they have come to a large-scale golf tournament such as Vinpearl WAGC Vietnam 2018, both Hồng Sơn and Minh Khang are very comfortable, trying the golf clubs and preparing to conquer the newest golf course in the Central region.
Being the earliest person to arrive at Vinpearl Golf South Hội An, former football player Nguyễn Hồng Sơn immediately received much attention. After ending his football career, he started to play golf on a whim, but is also professional and passionate.
For the former midfielder who won "Golden Ball" titles twice, playing golf is just as good as playing football. He has challenged himself and surpassed himself to become an excellent player and conquer course after course with his beautiful sticks. Vinpearl WAGC Vietnam 2018 is the first international tournament that Hồng Sơn has attended.
The other surprise is the presence of musician Minh Khang. For him, golf is a special hobby that he and his wife Thúy Hạnh can share, while competing with each other at the same time.
"This tournament has some of the most professional preparation I have ever seen. Before coming to Vinpearl WAGC Vietnam 2018, I felt very excited because Vinpearl Golf South Hội An is a relatively new course, not many people know and understand the terrain of this golf course, which makes me want to conquer and overcome it," musician Minh Khang shared. "This is a very challenging field and I hope to be able to discipline myself to play well at the match tomorrow."
Coming to Vinpearl WAGC Vietnam 2018, 120 amateur golfers like Nguyễn Hồng Sơn and Minh Khang will compete to win five slots in the WAGC World Finals held in Malaysia this upcoming October. Many well-known names inViệt Nam’s amateur golf clubs such as Thái Trung Hiếu (ASIAD 18 national player) and Nguyễn Minh Tuấn (FLC AMD Golf Tournament 2018) also attended Vinpearl Golf South Hội An, bringing the most complete reunion of the Vietnamese amateur golf community.
Vinpearl Golf South Hội An won the right to host WAGC - the most prestigious and attractive tournament of the world amateur golf community in Việt Nam.
The 18 holes designed for Vinpearl WAGC are not too complicated, but with a new golf course and unique terrain like that of Vinpearl Golf South Hội An, the most experienced golfers also have to calculate and devise strategies to win the last hole.
Therefore, the golfers have a day to practice to familiarise themselves with the course and make an effective strategy before entering the knockout round on July 28. The five best people of the five divisions will take part in the final round of Việt Nam the next day to select five representatives who will compete with 40 teams from around the world.
"Vinpearl Golf South Hội An is a very new and strange golf course with a wild beauty and challenging landscape. The layout of the yard is designed quite interestingly. Definitely this will be a perfect destination for golfers. I am also very happy to have the opportunity to participate in a large and professional tournament like this. I will try my best to compete with the athletes,” said former football player Nguyễn Hồng Sơn of Vinpearl WAGC Vietnam 2018.
The 18 golf holes have a large number of sand traps and natural sand stretching. The golfers need accurate shots and a reasonable calculation of the distance their clubs can drive to avoid putting the ball into the trap. If the ball is off the fairway, the golfers will face the challenge of natural grass and casuarinas.
In addition to the satisfaction of overcoming the challenging terrain and disciplining yourself, the rewards for the golfers are also extremely attractive. In addition to the five best individuals in the final round of the Việt Nam Final, Vinpearl Golf Club’s top four winners at Vinpearl WAGC Vietnam 2018 will be offered 100 per cent of the cost of the eight-day tour in Malaysia to attend the final round of WAGC.
In addition, two hole-in-one prizes are also worth nearly VNĐ12 billion (US$515,021): they are Maserati Levante and Maserati Ghibli cars.
With Vinpearl Golf’s experiences in operating and owning four international standard golf courses in Nha Trang, Phú Quốc, Hải Phòng and South Hội An, Vinpearl WAGC Vietnam 2018 tournament promises to bring impressive and highly specialised performances. Through this tournament, Vinpearl Golf once again confirms the international level and strong determination in promoting the development of this high-class sport in Việt Nam.
About Vinpearl WAGC Vietnam 2018
Vinpearl WAGC Vietnam 2018 is part of the World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC), a world-class tournament for amateurs from a number of countries with a history of 22 years. Việt Nam has joined the WAGC since 2011 and won the top prize at the WAGC 2017 championship.
Vinpearl WAGC VietNam 2018 is divided into five divisions in which men and women will compete alongside each other. Each player’s official handicap will apply. After a round of 18 holes, the five golfers with the best net score in each division will enter the final round of 25 players. The top winner of each division will be selected for the Việt Nam team to compete in the WAGC final round in Malaysia in October 2018 together with 40 teams from all over the world.
For more information about the tournament, please visit the website wagc.vinpearl.com