2 Introduction to our Team Alec Pettigrew - Alec, a long time Hong Kong National team golfer, has a track record of building successful businesses.Ben Davis - Ben was head-hunted to fulfill the position of Head Consultant – Asia Pacific with Tropical Landscaping International due to his 7 years experience in Asia in the Golf and Sportsfield industryDarren Moseley - The Managing Director of Asian Sportsturf and owner of Hong Kong Turf, Darren has been involved in the construction and management of sportsturf in Asia for the past 15 years.Stuart Murray – Stuart is a qualified Quantity Surveyor who was responsible for the successful on time completion of the award winning Hong Kong Airport. Stuart has been involved in project management all over the world.
3 History of Golf Course Construction and Maintenance. HistoricallyGolf BoomGolf in the Middle East
4 Common challenges with Golf Course Construction DESIGNPlayability i.e. Tees placed in wrong position for majority of golfersNot enough movement in roughs and fairways to channel high rainfall amountsCourses often designed in "cookie cut” fashion with many holes being replicated on different course.Courses lack notability and differentiation from other courses to be able to stand out.
5 Common challenges with Golf Course Construction Incorrect turf often specified for use resulting in poor playability/high maintenance costs.Poor irrigation systems / irrigation water quality / irrigation amountsInsufficient / incorrect drainageConstruction/Design of golf course does not match the available maintenance budgetInconsistent depths / types of soils results in wet / dry and other problematic areasManagement of Subcontractors
6 Common challenges with Golf Course Construction MANAGEMENTCommunication between Expats and local staffNeed to be able to adapt due to unavailability of products / plant available in larger golf markets.Lack of continuation between the construction (and contractor) and maintenance / management phase.Long term viability / financial considerations rarely taken into account
7 Site SpecificsClose to Ocean - need to control site run off / leachingSalinity due to proximity to beach.7 month dry season (bulk earthworks)5 month wet season (grow-in)Plants / grasses required that are adapted to seaside environmentsLandscaping / themeNatural sand-based site
8 The Alternatives Bring in Overseas Based Company PROS CONS Very successful overseas based golf course companies are available.Staff are generally highly trained / true turf professionals.May have experience on beach front propertiesCONSNo direct / continuing involvement with the projectLack of experience with the climate / environment / cultureNo previous experience in PhuketLack of Thai staffDifficulties with work permits / company formation / banking / legal issues
9 The Alternatives Consultant who employs people under his guidance PROS Experience in the regionGenerally well qualifiedSome are Thai basedCONSMajority of cost taken by consultant, little left to employ quality staffConsultant rarely on site, not based in Phuket.Primary responsibility of consultant lies in other placesGenerally not involved with project for long period of timeStaff training not priority
10 The Alternatives Local Construction Companies PROS CONS Experience in the regionLocal Thai StaffThailand BasedAccess to local productsCONSLack of experience on premium projectsProne to shortcuts, lack of knowledge of modern turfgrass principles / products / developmentsCommunication difficulties between client and management staffProducts / grasses specified are what are locally/personally available and not generally what’s best for the projectLack of experience on beach-front properties and the salinity issues that accompany
11 What TLI are offering Legally Registered Thai company Senior Management already based in PhuketFully qualified Golf Course Construction and Maintenance staffLocal knowledge of climatic conditionsProven successfully implemented and fully developed training programThai management staff already employed by TLI
12 What TLI are offering Existing Phuket based operation Existing local supply baseExisting nurseriesTurf (Seashore paspalum)TreesPlantsExisting base of specialists with local knowledgeExisting relationships with senior government officials
13 What TLI are offering Stage 1: Pre-construction Selection of Golf Course ArchitectSite inspection & analysisLiaise with client regarding project parametersProvide / Work with MasterplanProject co-ordination with architects & engineersBudgeting & construction schedulingEnvironmental auditingSelection of approved sub-contractors and equipment suppliersEmployment of staff and labor
14 What TLI are offering Stage 2: Construction Surveying & staking Bulk earthworks and gradingMain and Sub-surface drainageInstallation of Irrigation system and Pump HouseFine shapingTurfing & grow-inLandscaping (Soft & Hard)Cart paths
15 What TLI are offering Stage 3: Post construction GPS as built documentationMaintenance and Management servicesLandscape planting and restorationErosion control
16 How will TLI ensure that the Golf Course is leading edge SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENTPurchasingNot tied to any particular supplier or product providersCan select most applicable / most economic product at all timesSupplier AuditsEnsure that suppliers used are capable of providing what is required
17 How will TLI ensure that the Golf Course is leading edge RISK MANAGEMENTTLI can oversee:Environmental ImpactSoil / Product TestingLocal team with Local KnowledgeGrow our own grassHave our own Phuket NurseryDeveloped staff training programs
18 How will TLI ensure that the Golf Course is leading edge CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGYUse of modern turf-management strategiesYoung and Dynamic management teamFully computerized record keeping processesUp to date with current industry developments
19 How will TLI ensure that the Golf Course is leading edge RELEVANT EXPERIENCEKnowledge of and experience dealing with salt affected / seaside locationsExtensive use, study and testing of warm season turfgrasses applicable for use in Thailand including Zoysia, Bermudagrass and Seashore PaspalumProven successful projects in Phuket / Phang NgaPrior world-renowned tournament experienceActive involvement in the Golf Course IndustryUnderstanding of issues relating to completing projects in ThailandAccess to qualified staff who want to work with us
20 Success Stories International Asia Phuket TLI and our Management team have been involved with the following successfully completed projectsInternationalHillview Golf Club, Perth, AustraliaBonnie Doon Golf Club, Sydney, AustraliaFancourt Golf and Country Club, South AfricaSelborne Golf Club, South AfricaRoyal Cape Golf Club, South AfricaAsiaPun Hlaing Golf Club, MyanmarHong Kong Golf Club, Hong KongKau Sai Chau Public Golf Course, Hong KongHong Kong DisneylandShek-O Golf Club, Hong KongClearwater Bay Golf and Country Club, Hong KongPhuketBarama Bay – Jumeirah Private IslandKaron StadiumThe Plantation – PhuketOcean Breeze ResortSai Khao Private Residences
21 Success Stories REFERENCES “We have worked with Ben and Tropical Landscaping International on several projects in Phuket together with International landscape designers. We can highly recommend the service we have received and look forward to working with them again”Anthony James, Pacvest Group“Tropical Landscaping International was the first company that I thought of to be involved with these projects, due to their previous experience and expertise in the Asian region and ability to provide a cost-effective, yet world class, golfing facility.”Steven Nelson, S.P.A. International“I have been personally impressed by the dedication, passion and adaptability of both Ben and Tropical Landscaping International, and believe that they add great value to our status as a premium golf course destination. I would not have any hesitation in recommending Tropical Landscaping International for any role in the golf course or landscaping field.”Ms. Jintana Sungsuwan, Pun Hlaing Golf Club“During my years working as a Project Manager in Thailand I have yet to come across a Landscaping company as knowledgeable, well resourced, adaptable and helpful as Tropical Landscaping International.”Robert Pfingstein, DMG Thailand
22 Conclusion TLI team are innovators within the golf course business TLI are financially stableOur team are investorsWe are familiar with the siteTLI have offices in Phuket and Hong KongWe want the project and will not let you downONE teamHungry to winFully resourcedPassionate to deliver!
23 CONTACT INFORMATIONAlec Pettigrew – Managing DirectorTel:Ben Davis – Head Consultant – Asia PacificTel:Darren Moseley – Managing Director ASLTel:Phuket Office19/9 Moo 7Srisoonthorn RoadThalang DistrictPhuket 83110ThailandHong Kong OfficeKam Chung Building, 2nd Floor54 Jaffe RoadWanchaiHong Kong