American Society of Golf Course Architects

Curley, ASGCA, places on "Most Powerful in Asia Golf" list

Brian Curley, ASGCA, is the highest ranking person from outside Asia on "Golf Inc." magazine's inaugural "Most Powerful in Asia" golf list. Curley placed 8th on the 15-person list.

The magazine's list is headed by Ken and Tenniel Chu, borthers who operate Mission Hills Group in China. Curley is the lone American on the list and one of just two non-Asians.

“Asia is the fastest growing continent in the golf industry, and yet few people know the power brokers behind the business of golf,” said Jack Crittenden, Editor In Chief of Golf Inc. “This list should help explain the industry better and shape its future growth.”

The magazine reported, "The Asia list includes three Japanese, two Chinese, two Koreans, and one person from each of the following countries: Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, India and Vietnam. Paul Burley, a Brit now living in Singapore, also made the list."

Most Powerful Asia

1. Ken and Tenniel Chu
Mission Hills Group
China

2. Arihiro Kanda
Pacific Golf Management
Japan

3. Kim Young Je
SKY72 Resorts
Korea

4. Wang Jun
Forward Group
China

5. Jimmy Masrin
PT Caturkarsa Megatunggal
Indonesia

6. Mike Sebastian
Asia Pacific Golf Group
Singapore

7. Khun Santi Bhirombhakdi
Singha Corporation
Thailand

8. Brian Curley
Schmidt Curley Golf Design
Arizona, USA (Offices in China)

9. Masato Mizuno
Japanese Olympic Committee
Japan

10. Conrad L. Benitez II
The Orchard Golf and Country Club, Federation of Philippine Golf Clubs Inc.
Philippines

11. Ryusuke Kamata
Accordia Golf Company
Japan

12. Jin Roy Ryu
Poongsan Corporation
Korea

13. Paul Burley
IMG
Based in Singapore

14. Dilip Thomas
Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation
India

15. Nguyen Van Hao
Vietnam Golf Association
Vietnam

The full article can be found here.