Swinging Skirts becomes presenting partner of Australian Amateur Championships
09 Dec 2015
by Golf Australia
MELBOURNE, December 9: Golf Australia has forged a
partnership with world-renowned Taiwanese body,
Swinging Skirts Golf Foundation.
Swinging Skirts will be part of the Australian Amateur in January
Golf Australia photo
In a deal that will benefit young golfers in both
countries, Swinging Skirts will help back GA’s elite
amateur and junior events in exchange for exposure for
Taiwan’s emerging talent in both tournaments and
Swinging Skirts chairman Johnson Wang said he was
delighted to link with Golf Australia and support its high
performance pathways, including becoming the
presenting partner of the men’s and women’s
Australian Amateur Championships, the nation’s
premier amateur titles.
“Australia is a paradise for the development of golf.
With wonderful condition of climate and environment,
many outstanding golfers are thus cultivated,” Mr
“Swinging Skirts is deeply honoured to participate in
the young players’ championships to cultivate future
leaders of golf with the assistance of Golf Australia.
“Being able to go to Australia to participate in the
championships is also an important milestone for
Taiwanese junior golfers on their way towards
becoming great players.
“Only when they see how big the world is can they
realize how much they need to improve and continue
their efforts to progress.
“Swinging Skirts has also started planning future yearly
co-operation with Australian golf institutions to
facilitate training programs to support Taiwanese
players to pursue their dreams and compete with
outstanding players around the world.”
Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt said the deal
would help the world-renowned organization in
achieving its own goals, but also support the domestic
high performance program.
“It’s a win-win. Swinging Skirts has a globally regarded
mission to help develop golf in Taiwan and among its
young players,” Mr Pitt said.
“If we can assist that goal while making our own elite
tournaments stronger, then it’s a great partnership
which we hope to foster for years.”
Swinging Skirts is dedicated to the development of
Taiwanese women’s golf, in particular, and
strengthening friendships among golfers worldwide.
The foundation holds monthly domestic tournaments to
cultivate the young players' competitiveness through
training and tournament experience.
Elite professional tournaments backed by Swinging
Skirts, recognized by both TLPGA and KLPGA tours,
have been run since 2011 with great success.
Since 2014, the foundation has co-operated with the
US LPGA Tour to hold the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic
in San Francisco and in 2015, the prize money reached
Mr Wang said these tournaments served as perfect
chances for Taiwanese players to participate in
professional American tournaments.
The Australian Amateur Championships have continued
to expand their global impact in recent years and the
winner of both men’s and women’s titles gains entry
directly to the respective national open championships.
The Australian Amateur will be played from January 12-
17 in Melbourne at Metropolitan and the Kingswood
Course of the Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club.