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Panasonic SWING

A golf tournament series
that spans five countries in Asia.

In 2017, Panasonic formed a partnership with the Asian Tour to hold a series of golf tournaments across five countries in Asia, including Japan. The race to win points and become the champion of Panasonic SWING has begun.

Panasonic SWING spans across Thailand, India, Malaysia and Indonesia, leading up to the Panasonic OPEN in Japan. Each competition in the tournament series awards players points based on their rank. The players who rank first to third overall will receive prizes, with the champion receiving an exemption into one European Tour tournament.

Golf’s origins trace back to Europe. From there it gained popularity in North America before taking hold in Asia.

The Panasonic SWING tours through Asia in the hopes of bolstering the success of golfers in every country and developing the golf scene throughout the continent.

About Panasonic SWING

The Asian Tour is an organization that oversees golf tournaments in Asian countries, with the exception of Japan, hosting numerous tournaments focused mainly in Southeast Asia.

Panasonic has supported local tournaments across four countries, including Thailand, India, Malaysia and Indonesia, offering further support through various means such as inviting high-scoring players from each tournament to compete in the Panasonic OPEN in Japan. From 2017, a new circuit was established for this series of tournament based on a point system with the goal of further developing the golf scene in Asia and showcasing the scene on a global stage.

Map of Asia Map of Asia

Panasonic SWING,
A competition that spans
a five-country tour circuit across
Thailand, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan.

Event Overview

The Panasonic SWING is a race to win the most points over the course of five tournaments that span Thailand, India, Malaysia and Indonesia, culminating in an exciting finale at the Panasonic OPEN Golf Championship in Japan. In order to participate in the point race required for overall victory, participation in at least two of the five tournaments is required, one of which must be the Panasonic OPEN Golf Championship planned for 2019 in Japan.

Thailand Thailand OPEN June 7 to 10, 2018 Thai Country Club / India Panasonic OPEN INDIA October 25 to 28, 2018 Delhi Golf Club / Indonesia Indonesian Masters December 13 to 16, 2018 Location TBA / Malaysia Maybank Championship 2019, details TBA / Japan 2019 Panasonic OPEN Golf Championship 2019, details TBA

National Flag of Thailand Thailand

Thailand OPEN

June 7 to 10, 2018
Thai Country Club

National Flag of India India

Panasonic OPEN INDIA

October 25 to 28, 2018
Delhi Golf Club

National Flag of Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian Masters

December 13 to 16, 2018
Location TBA

National Flag of Malaysia Malaysia

Maybank Championship

2019, details TBA

National Flag of Japan Japan

2019 Panasonic OPEN
Golf Championship

2019, details TBA

Point Acquisition

Points are awarded to players who place within the top 80 at each tournament. Each point awarded at the Panasonic OPEN in Japan is worth 1.5 times that of a point awarded at one of the other tournaments.

Tournament Points outside Japan 1st: 1800, 2nd: 1100, 3rd: 630, 80th: 2 Tournament Points in Japan (Point value x 1.5) 1st: 2700, 2nd: 1650, 3rd: 945, 80th: 3

Prize Money and Awards

Players who rank from 1st to 3rd at the completion of the final tournament will be awarded prize money totaling $150,000 USD, with 1st place earning an exemption into one designated European Tour tournament.

Total Prize Money: $150,000 USD 1st: $70,000 USD + an exemption into one designated European Tour tournament, 2nd: $50,000 USD, 3rd: $30,000 USD

Panasonic Swing Begins: Published on May 18, 2017
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