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Press Release: Montgomerie Links to host the 2nd Annual Swing to Swim Charity Golf & Dinner Event

Posted by Vietnam Swans on February 18, 2012

The 2nd Annual Swing to Swim Charity Golf Day; 17 March 2012.

Montgomerie Links and the Vietnam Swans are pleased to announce details of the 2nd Annual Swing to Swim Charity Golf Day to raise funds to reduce the number of drownings in Vietnam. Below is the press release.

***Stop Press! Auscham, the Australian Chamber of Commerce, becomes Official Partner of 2nd Swing to Swim Charity Golf Day***

The 2nd Annual Swing to Swim Charity Golf Day will once again be hosted by The Montgomerie Links and proudly supported by Indochina Land and the Vietnam Swans while being endorsed by the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia (RLSSA), which have contributed significantly to swimming programs in the country

Swing to Swim will be held on Saturday 17th March 2012 in a bid to raise VND 500,000,000 for local swimming programs, Swim Vietnam Hoi An and Swim Safe Danang. In a country where more children die from drowning than road accidents, these swimming programs are essential for raising awareness and reducing the number of drownings in Vietnam and the immediate region.

The Montgomerie Links and Vietnam’s very own Australian Rules Football Club, the Vietnam Swans will continue their cooperative building on the success of 2011 when VND 500,000,000 (USD25,000) was raised in the charity golf event’s inaugural year.

Raising money to teach kids how to swim.

“The Montgomerie Links is proud to host Swing to Swim due to the significance of drowning in our region. With miles of coastline and rivers that surround Danang and Quang Nam provinces, this charity golf event takes enormous steps to provide funding to these worthy swimming programs to save the lives of local citizens while further demonstrating Indochina Land’s commitment to charitable causes” said Jon Tomlinson General Director of The Montgomerie Links and Vice Director of Indochina Land’s Hospitality Division.

Vietnam Swans’ National President, Phil Johns commented that “Along Vietnam’s coastline and internal waterways, we know how water can take someone’s life in a breath. We also know that water sustains life” he said. “Australians are renowned for their swimming ability and therefore, as Vietnam’s Australian Rules Football Club, we are very proud to support these swimming initiatives. Vietnamese children should not only survive but thrive in the waterways of Vietnam. Swim Vietnam and Swim Safe are unlocking an exciting world of safe swimming in this wonderful country.”

The golf event is designed to be fun and light hearted with a team “scramble” format played over 18 holes at the stunning Montgomerie Links Golf Course voted the best in Vietnam for the past two years. In addition to the round of golf, as part of the package, there is lunch and gala dinner comprising an auction hosted by the Vietnam Swans who also donate AFL football memorabilia such as the 2010 West Coast Eagles Australian Rules Football jumper that last year was auctioned for VND, 25,000,000 to Montgomerie Links member and Danang resident, Mr Le Ngoc Tu.

Entries and sponsorship opportunities are now available!

At Swing to Swim, Swannie, Mick Francis, doesn't need to drive. He's our masterful auctioneer! Pictured with wife, Yen.

Tournament Schedule:

  • 10.00am – Arrival and practice at Driving range
  • 11.00am – Light Lunch and Golf Tournament Briefing
  • 12.00pm – Shot gun Start – 18 holes
  • 2.00pm – Kids Clinic featuring Swim Vietnam students
  • 5.00pm -  Dinner Presentation, Awards and Auction

Golf Competitions:

  • Teams Format (Scramble) with prizes for:
  • Hole in One
  • Nearest the Pin
  • Longest Drive
  • Par 3 “Circle of Hope”
  • Most Accurate drive (In Between the Lines) – hole #9

FEE: All inclusive entry fee VND 2,000,000 – entry fee, green fee, caddie fee, balls at driving range, light lunch, dinner presentations. (MLV members receive a 10% discount)

If you feel ready to commit now, please join us on Saturday 17th March 2012

For more information and reservation please contact us at:

Tel: 0510 3941 942 or Ms. Donna Tran – 0905 226 206


SPONSORSHIP opportunities:

  • NAMING RIGHTS – Medley Platinum level – USD $10000 cash:
  • Gold Freestyle – USD $5000:
  • Silver Backstroke – USD $2500
  • Bronze Butterfly – USD $1000
  • Hole In One – USD $5000 of retail value
  • Naming right on hole min at $500
  • Auction: min $100

If you would like to register your interest in being a sponsor and/or playing in the Swing to Swim event, please email Donna Tran at Montgomerie Links on or Phil Johns, National President, Vietnam Swans on .

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