November, 15, 2020
PacificPine Sports, China’s premier multi-sports youth academy and exclusive operator of the PGA Youth Development golf academies in Greater China, is excited to announce a long-term partnership with Lanhai International Golf Club in Shanghai to open a new PGA Learning and Performance Center.
Lanhai is one of China’s premier private clubs with two 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed courses and dedicated academy facilities including an academy practice range, putting green and short game area in addition to similar facilities for members. The partnership will provide club members and junior golfers access to industry leading PGA-certified coaches and world-class facilities.
Director of Instruction and PGA Member Billy Martin will lead the professional team at the PGA Learning and Performance Center, which will offer a full range of services including private and elite training, group clinics and holiday golf camps.
“As our first entrance into the Shanghai market, PacificPine Sports is extremely delighted to partner with a facility that offers such an exceptional golfing and learning environment and we are looking forward to working together to help promote golf in the region,” said Raymond Roessel, Co-CEO of PacificPine Sports. “Our goal is to provide junior golfers access to the best coaches and facilities to help them reach their full potential so we couldn’t be happier to partner with Lanhai, who also share our core values.”
Located a short drive outside the city center along the Yangtze River on Chongming Island, Lanhai offers stunning natural views from both their Forest and Links-style golf courses and junior players will also benefit from having access to these first-rate facilities.
Joey Garon, General Manager of Lanhai, said, “We are excited to now be able to offer our current and future members direct access to China’s best golf academy. We are always looking to provide exceptional quality and service so I am looking forward to working with PacificPine Sports, who will bring their knowledge as industry leaders to help us continue to grow our reputation as one of China’s top golfing destinations.”
In addition, industry leaders in golf equipment and apparel respectively, TaylorMade and Adidas Golf will continue their support of PacificPine Sports and become official partners at the PGA Learning and Performance Center at Lanhai.
Ken Yao, General Manager of TaylorMade in Greater China & Southeast Asia, said, “TaylorMade is thrilled to partner with PacificPine Sports to develop and grow the game of golf in China while supporting PGA professionals. PGA Professionals are the highest calibre coaches and will elevate the students’ game to the highest level.
Yao went on to say, “TaylorMade, being the best performance golf company, will provide the latest equipment and state of the art technology to help coaches and students reach their full potential. In addition, TaylorMade has the strongest line-up of Tour Players including World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, World No. 2 John Rahm, Rory McIlroy and the legendary Tiger Woods, who will inspire students at the PGA academy to achieve the pinnacle of their game.”
Austin Chen, Commercial Director at Adidas Golf in Greater China, said, “Adidas Golf has been committed to supporting the development of the golf and sport industry in Greater China for many years. At the same time, Adidas Golf also focuses on training and career planning for young golfers.
“Our partnership with PacificPine Sports supports the development of future Chinese golf stars. We believe this will enhance the progress of China’s golf industry, and strengthen our brand awareness among the youth in China.”
About PacificPine Sports
PacificPine Sports is a nation-wide multi-sport youth academy program in China. Currently operating in four sports – basketball, golf, tennis and football, with 70+ coaches, 200+ team members and 6,000+ students nationwide, PacificPine Sports is headquartered in Shenzhen.
In 2018, PacificPine Sports partnered with the PGA of America to exclusively create PGA Youth Development academies across China. With facilities in Beijing, Dongguan, Haikou, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Shanghai the program has over 2,000 students and employees more than 40 certified golf professionals.