Hong Kong golfing stalwart Bertie To Jnr has assumed one of the most important and prominent roles in the Asian game. To, Discovery Bay Golf Club's managing director, has been appointed secretary-general of the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC), the region's ruling golfing body. The 55-year-old former Hong Kong international has assumed the demanding post on an indefinite basis, following the death of Malaysian Edmund Yong, who held the post for 20 years. To's nomination was supported by all APGC delegates at the confederation's bi-annual meeting in Hong Kong. In the all-encompassing role, To will be responsible for leading the APGC into the next millennium. According to To, the APGC is currently considering the possibility of seeking qualified full-time staff. To's added tasks will include establishing greater confederation continuity, and improving communication and co-ordination among its 25 member nations and the media.