Golf legend Greg Norman to design Dakak course PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 April 2012 13:38

Sports legend and World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman will visit Dakak Park and Beach Resort in Taguilon, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte today April 16, 2012 to formally launch the Greg Norman signature golf course in the area.

Norman arrived in the country yesterdat in his private plane and made a stop over in Manila to meet members of the press and officially announced that he will be designing the golf course in Dakak Park and Beach Resort.

The Dakak Park and Beach Resort management is set to embark on a new venture with world renowned touring professional, Greg Norman who was one of the most prolific international players in the game’s history who was dubbed as the “Great White Shark” and two-time British Champion.

In addition, Norman, being the number one ranked player for 331 consecutive weeks, maintained active membership of the US, European and Australasian Tours. Norman’s experience in playing many of the world’s great golf courses over the span of his 25-year career served as a catalyst to develop his interest in golf course design.

Dapitan Councilor and Council Tourism Chairman Apple Marie Agolong said “this is the first in Mindanao, Greg Norman is coming for an ocular and site planning at the famous Dakak Park and Beach Resort. Brace yourself as Dakak Park and Beach Resort in Barangay Taguilon, Dapitan City, Zamboanga Del Norte works hand in hand with the Greg Norman Golf Course Design on April 16, 2012.”

Councilor Agolong said, the Greg Norman Golf Course Design was first established in 1987 and has completed more than 70 golf courses on six continents. Norman’s golf courses have garnered numerous prestigious awards for design, with many of the projects being awarded the coveted Audubon Society Award for environmental stewardship.

She added  that Norman has designed golf courses that have hosted sanctioned events on the PGA, nationwide, European, and Australian Tours.

Given the breadth of Greg Norman’s business interests, he is uniquely qualified and experienced to provide a special blend of land planning, design and construction to help deliver the best possible result, Apolong said.

Norman will be the second sports legend who will set foot in Dapitan City and Dakak Park and Beach Resort. Last year it was boxing champ Manny Pacquiao with his wife, who visited the place and received his knighthood of the Knights of Rizal. — AM