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#1 shanghaiguy

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:22 AM

Yesterday the Asian tour announced that the two Korean tournaments on the OneAsia tour are moving to their schedule for the next 5 years.

 

http://www.asiantour...events-in-2018/

 

Seems OneAsia is done.

 

What are your views on the ramifications, either positive or negative for the local tour? Will there be a closer association with the Asian tour in the near future?

 

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#2 bruce

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 12:48 PM

Hi Shanghai Guy - I can only see positives coming out of it given that the OneAsia Tour has been struggling for the last two years. A united professional tour in Asia is surely a must for the growth of the professional game there and given that this alliance is with the strongest tour in Asia (Japan aside and maybe even included) then it is a win / win for all it appears to me.

 

OneAsia provided several seasons of good events for players from our region and players such as Nick Cullen, Michael Hendry, Kurt Barnes, Jason Norris etc might not be where they are now if not for the leg up the US$180,000 cheques they received for winning or finishing close up were a great boost and gave then continuity of play through the Australasian winter.

 

Sad that is has come to this but now professional golf in Asia can focus on one direction and in my opinion will be the better for it.

 

Blind Freddie could see that two tours in that region was always going to be an issue and so it has proved.  



#3 Goldy

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:22 PM

Is Oneasia the chick who was on the original "The Apprentice" and now works for Trump?

 

She should be out of a job.


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#4 shanghaiguy

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 04:58 PM

Yes Bruce it does appear that a united Asian tour is needed for the region. Even the stronger Asian Tour is struggling to retain some tournaments. Take a look at the upcoming Macao Open. USD 500k on offer versus last years offering of USD $1.1 mil.

 

Lack of pathway and world ranking points was a major obstacle for One Asia.

 

Now looking forward imagine a grand Asian tour incorporating the top Australasian, Chinese, Korean, Asian national opens, plus a few Japanese tournaments. Minimum 16/18 points

 

Underneath this primary tour a secondary tour covering the same region but featuring up lesser $/ranking point tournaments. USD 300k  to USD 700k and 10/12 ranking points.

 

Finally a third tier such as an expanded Asian Development Tour. USD 50k-300k and 6/8 ranking points.

 

Surely a pooling of resources could not only stabilize the schedule and anchor tournaments but also improve the second/third tier tournaments in terms of organization, prize money and ranking points.

 

I feel part of the reason we don't see more success with our home grown players is a lack of regular play in tournaments generally, but especially for the bigger tournaments. If their form is not strong in early Feb, or late November its potentially struggle street for the rest of the year for these guys.

 

Lets hope the regional tours can put aside their differences so we can see something happen which strengthens the entire region. Perhaps blind Freddie could offer them some advice :)


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:22 PM

Is Oneasia the chick who was on the original "The Apprentice" and now works for Trump?

She should be out of a job.


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#6 Goldy

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:30 PM

Cheeky shenanigans are not appreciated in this serious part of the internet

 

I have an audience with certain expectations.

 

Clearly...not here ;-)


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:47 PM

What is most interesting is the China Tour divorced itself from the PGA tour this year. The Asian tour needs to get the China tour on board because that is where the $ will be in the future.

 

One Asia was an awful idea with a ticket to nowhere, the PGA of Australia were stupid to think it would ever work.The days of imperialism were well and truly over. 






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