OneAsia is a centralized professional tournament destination for elite golfers across the Asia-Pacific with an aim to maximize playing opportunities for leading players across the region.
The mission of OneAsia is to allow the region's best to gain access to more events to showcase their talent to the world while also retaining their talent in the region without compromising their development.
OneAsia harnesses the strengths of the region, bringing together the very best in golfing talent, drawing on combined potential of commercial partners, and pooling the resources of tournament expertise from all over Asia-Pacific for impeccably run events on one consolidated platform.
The tournament destination is entirely inclusive to all leading players across the region, automatically providing them with the opportunity to further their potential on home ground. Players will benefit from OneAsia through an increased number of quality events and prize money, focused media coverage, the potential for added revenue and a viable career pathway right here in Asia.
Yesterday to Tomorrow
Following many years of discussion and a memorandum of understanding signed between the China Golf Association, the Japan Golf Tour, the PGA of Australia, Korea Golf Association and the Korea PGA, OneAsia was conceived to provide an even higher level of playing opportunities to all leading golfers in the region.
Five events were scheduled for its inaugural year in 2009, with tournaments staged in China, Korea and Australia. In 2010, OneAsia doubled in size with 10 events on its schedule, offering full Asian field opportunities across five countries in Asia-Pacific, including Indonesia and Thailand, as well as a total of over US$12 million in prize money. Leading players from South East Asia also attended six OneAsia tournaments for the first time, with new support from the ASEAN PGA Tour.
In 2011, OneAsia launched its inaugural Qualifying School to provide enhanced alternative access for leading players from across the region and the globe, to all of OneAsia's 2011 elite tournaments. The tour staged 11 tournaments in 2011, each with a minimum purse of around $1 million.
OneAsia's growth in 2012 continued with co-operation with the Japan Tour culminating in two tournaments being co-sanctioned in 2013 -- the Thailand Open and the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesian PGA Championship.
The schedule expands further geographically in 2014 with the addition of the Fiji International.
OneAsia has built a strong TV platform since its formation, one which is arguably one of the most comprehensive ever to have existed for Asia-Pacific golf, providing live coverage for four hours a day, across all four tournament days, and broadcast to over 400 million homes in more than 40 countries.
The OneAsia Structure
OneAsia is a non-profit organisation.
The Founding members of OneAsia are the China Golf Association, the Korea Golf Tour, the Korea Golf Association and the PGA of Australia.
Key OneAsia Staff
- Duan Tie Song - Commissioner
- Jonathan Ouyang - Chief Executive Officer
- David Parkin - Director of Tour Operations
- Christine Feng - Special Assistant to Commissioner
- Rachel Song - Finance Manager
- Edith Leung - Tournament Administrator
- Ginee Lim - Korean Liaison officer