The ASEAN Law Association Golf Chapter was originally organised at the initiative of Atty Avelino V. Cruz, Chairman of ALA Philippines at the Governing Council Meeting in Singapore held on 11 December 2002. The group was formed to promote fellowship and to foster interaction and mutual cooperation among lawyers and judges in ASEAN countries.
The inaugural tournament was held at the Sta. Elena Golf and Country Club in Laguna, Philippines on 7 March, 2003. Golfers from Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines, led by senior justices and lawyers participated in the tournament. At the reception held at the Manila Golf & Country Club, the By-laws of the Chapter were adopted and its initial officers elected, namely: Justice Dato' James Foong Cheng Yuen of Malaysia as Chairman and Atty Salvador C. Medialdea of the Philippines as Secretary General.
On 1 August 2008, at the reception following the invitational golf tournament at the Penang Golf Resort in Penang, Malaysia, Justice Dato’ James Foong and Atty Salvador Medialdea announced their retirement as Chairman and Secretary General, respectively, of the ALA Golf Chapter. Mr Charles Lim Aeng Cheng of Singapore was elected as succeeding Chairman. It was also agreed that, for convenience, the Secretary General of the ALA Golf Chapter would be from the same country as the Chairman. Accordingly, Mr Low Siew Joon of Singapore was elected Secretary General.
On 4 March 2011, at the reception following the 8th ALA Championship Golf Tournament at Burapha Golf Club in Pattaya, Thailand, it was announced that Mr Charles Lim and Mr Low Siew Joon would be retiring as Chairman and Secretary General respectively. Justice Datuk Bentara Luar Dato’ Hashim bin Dato’ Haji Yusoff of Malaysia was elected as Chairman and Mr K Puspalingam of Malaysia was elected as Secretary General.
Meet the Chairman, Secretary General and Founding Members of the ALA Golf Club.
Where have we played?
Where we are playing next.