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British pro Hogarth to chip in at academy

Ewan Hogarth has appeared in the British PGA Championship and has won twice on Scotland’s Tartan Tour. Photo supplied
Ewan Hogarth has appeared in the British PGA Championship and has won twice on Scotland’s Tartan Tour. Photo supplied

British pro Hogarth to chip in at academy

The award-winning Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap is all set to welcome to its academy PGA professional Ewan Hogarth for a month-long stint in June in which he will be leading a unique junior golf program that was launched earlier this year for local children. Besides this academy-related assignment, he will provide expert tuition to local and international guests during his stay.

Hogarth, who grew up playing junior golf with AGR’s head professional Alan Martin in Scotland, brings with him over 10 years of professional coaching experience.

“I recently visited Alan Martin at Angkor Golf Resort and was very impressed with the Sir Nick Faldo-designed golf course and the facilities, it will be great to visit again and I can’t wait to get started at the Academy,” Hogarth told the Post.

As part of its grassroots development project, the AGR’s academy shortlisted from over 100 children a group of 12 for a six-month program which has already run half its course. During June-July only four of the 12 will selected to continue for an additional six months of free tuition at the academy.

“It is very exciting to be involved with something from the start and I am looking forward to working with these talented young golfers” said Hogarth, a PGA professional at Kuala Lumpur’s Royal Selangor Club in Malaysia.

Life as a pro has seen Hogarth teach all over the world with several years’ experience of coaching around Asia, including coaching the national girls team in East Malaysia while working at Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club.

Hogarth has had success as a player on the Tartan Tour in Scotland, with two wins, and made several appearances in the Scottish and British PGA Championships.

In 2010 Hogarth competed at the final stage of Open qualifying, narrowly missing a spot in the field for the Open Championship at St Andrews. While in Asia, he also played in the ASEAN Tours Sabah Masters.

“It’s great that we have PGA professionals wanting to come here to Angkor Golf Resort, it shows that we have something special. Hogarth will be a great addition to the team for his four weeks here and golfers should take this opportunity to learn from someone with his experience as a player and coach,” Alan Martin said.

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