The European Legends Tour jointly announced today a new landmark partnership with VGS Group – Vietnam Global Sport for an exciting new addition to the 2023 tournament schedule, the Vinpearl VGS Legends Championship Vietnam.

The tournament, taking place between December 1-3, will be played at the spectacular Vinpearl Nha Trang – the leading resort, entertainment and sea exploration complex nestled in the breathtaking coastal city of Nha Trang with players competing for the substantial $1 million player prize fund during the event.

Mr Juergen Doerr, the CEO of Vinpearl, stated: “As a leading hospitality brand in the country with a diversified mix of luxury and family resorts, convention centers, restaurants, spas and golf courses in Vietnam’s top destinations, we see it as both an honour and a responsibility to contribute to Vietnam’s growth as a premier golf tourism destination. Becoming the naming partner for the first-ever Legends Tour in Southeast Asia is not just an opportunity to showcase our mission to excellence, but also a testament to the immense potential of golf tourism in Vietnam.”  

The Vinpearl VGS Legends Championship Vietnam 2023 marks a remarkable milestone for Vietnam’s golf industry, blending sport with business opportunities, strengthening trade partnership between the two countries. As the first Asian promoter for The Legends Tour, VGS Group aims to use the Tour’s platform to elevate Vietnam’s golf status globally.

The partnership between VGS Group and The Legends Tour will add a touch of sport diplomacy to the 50-year diplomatic relation of Vietnam and the United Kingdom this year. VGS Group is committed to deliver an extraordinary event and nurture a long-term connection with The Legends Tour, European Tour Group.

Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, president of VGS Group, said: “The handshake between VGS Group and the European Legends Tour is merely the first step in our partnership. The tournament has its unique format, allowing amateurs a chance to play alongside legendary golfers, appeals to a high-net-worth audience.

“Through this, we aim to raise the bar of Vietnam’s golfing landscape, offering golf enthusiasts a world-class experience that matches the stunning beauty of our nation’s landscapes. We believe that we can foster an enduring legacy that will enrich the lives of both locals and visitors, making Vietnam a must-visit golf destination on the global map.”

Founded in 2016, VGS Group has established itself as the leading holistic golf services in Vietnam, playing a pivotal role in advancing the game of golf within the country. With their exceptional expertise, commitment, and enthusiasm, VGS Group has significantly contributed to the growth and popularity of golf among the Vietnamese.

Phil Harrison, CEO of The Legends Tour, said: “We’re thrilled to add another exceptional destination to the Legends Tour schedule, along with a generous prize fund for the players. It’s great to be partnering with VGS Group who have an unwavering dedication to advancing the game of golf and a remarkable track record of successful endeavours in Vietnam.”

The Legends Tour will travel to Vietnam for the Vinpearl VGS Legends Championship Vietnam 2023 in December before heading to Mauritius for the MCB Tour Championship Final the week after where The Legends Tour 2023 Order of Merit winner will be crowned.

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