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Asia Pacific Golf Summit: English Legend Jacklin To Deliver Keynote Address

Singapore (March 6): Legendary English golfer Tony Jacklin has signed up to be a keynote speaker at this year's Asia Pacific Golf Summit (APGS).

Widely regarded as one of the major influences behind Europe's rise as a golfing force, Jacklin will be to the fore when the fifth edition of the Summit is staged at the Thailand resort city of Pattaya from October 31 to November 6.

Jacklin's golfing brilliance revitalised British and ultimately European golf with his remarkable exploits.

For four seasons - from 1969 to 1972 - there was no brighter star in golf's firmament than Jacklin. At the age of 26, he broke all performance records in the history of British golf. In doing so, he did for British golf what Arnold Palmer did for golf in America.

"We are absolutely delighted to have a star of Jacklin's reputation headline the 2011 Asia Pacific Golf Summit and we are especially happy to bring out Tony to share with Asia his unique philosophy relating to how golf should be played today and his revolutionary ideas about golf course design," said Mike Sebastian, Managing Director of Asia Pacific Golf Development Conferences, the owner and producer of APGS.

When Jacklin won the Open Championship in 1969 and the US Open in 1970, he became a national celebrity in the United Kingdom. He was the first person to hold both titles simultaneously. Until Graeme McDowell's success at Pebble Beach last year, Jacklin remained the last British golfer to win the US Open.

For these accomplishments and his role in breathing life back into the Ryder Cup, Jacklin was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

In addition to the APGS, the week-long golf bonanza in Pattaya will incorporate:

*2011 Southeast Asia & India Golf Merchandise Exposition

*2011 Golf Course Superintendents of Asia Summit

*2011 PGA Conference of Asia

Source : Asian Golf Monthly