OneAsia appoints Chu Secretary-General
HONG KONG, April 11 - Tenniel Chu, Vice Chairman of Mission Hills China, has joined OneAsia as a senior official as the golf tour embarks on its fourth and biggest season yet.
Chu (right), who has extensive relationships in golf throughout the world, joins as Secretary-General, reporting directly to OneAsia Commissioner and Chairman Sang Y. Chun.
He will handle an array of responsibilities including working with national golf governing bodies, professional golf associations, tournament sponsors and course and resort owners to develop additional events for an OneAsia platform that has already seen extraordinary growth since its launch in 2009.
OneAsia already boasts the national Opens of five countries -- Australia, China, Indonesia, Korea and Thailand -- among its 14 tournaments, and with a total purse of over US$16 million is the most lucrative regional tour in the Asia-Pacific.
"It is an honor to have Tenniel Chu join the OneAsia team,” said Sang Y. Chun.
“Mission Hills and OneAsia share a common vision about the enormous potential of golf in Asia, and both are pioneers in elevating the status of the game in the region.”
Chu hails from a family that put golf on the map in China. The conglomerate founded by his father, Dr. David Chu, owns and operates Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen and Dongguan southern China, which with 216 holes is listed by Guinness World Records as the world’s biggest golf club.