The Els Performance Golf Academy will be established in Viet Nam with an announced capital of about VND100 billion (US$4.4 million).
The legendary golfer was in Ha Noi early this week to launch the project and work with Vietnamese partners over a strategy.
The facility will be built on the campus of the Ecopark community just a few kilometres from the city centre.
The academy is Els' latest effort to share his success story across the globe, giving juniors and adults an opportunity to learn the game the way it should be played, adopting an individualised approach using the most up-to-date technology, diagnostic and teaching strategies.
The academy is expected to be running by the middle of next year.
Els, 46, is a South African professional golfer. The former world No 1 has collected 70 career victories including four major championships: the US Open and The Open Championship. — VNS