Kuala Lumpur, 26 September 2016: Following a stellar first round performance in the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2016 National Qualifying Tournament, local amateur Aretha Pan is well in the lead as she shot a 2-under par 69 at TPC Kuala Lumpur, leaving her with a four shot lead over Kim Seonryeong, who carded a 2-over par 73.
The South Korean finished the first round in second, while Nur Durriyah, who was a qualifier last year, finished in third. Fellow Malaysians Ashley Lau and Winnie Ng are currently tied in fifth.
Similar to the format introduced during last year’s Qualifying Tournament, the first placed player, along with the top two ranked Malaysian players will receive automatic entries into the 27-30 October showpiece; in the event that the tournament is won by a Malaysian player, then three Malaysians will qualify..
New Titleist 917 drivers set the standard for complete performance off the tee, providing maximum distance and forgiveness with precise adjustability to benefit dedicated golfers at every level of the game.
Titleist 917D2 and 917D3 models, engineered with proprietary Active Recoil Channel 2.0 and SureFit CG technology, are the result of an uncompromising “complete performance” design strategy employed by Titleist Golf Club R&D to develop the industry’s most comprehensive and efficient driver designs – ones that have earned immediate acceptance and validation by many of the world’s best players, including Adam Scott, Bill Haas and Jimmy Walker, who trusted a 917D2 8.5º model to his first major title at the PGA Championship.
Kuala Lumpur, 22 September 2016: A battling Gavin Green booked a spot in the CIMB Classic after defeating title holder Ben Leong with a birdie on the first play-off hole at the SapuraKencana National Classic on Thursday.
The duo closed on matching one-under-par 71s to finish regulation play on four-under-par 212 before returning to the 18th hole where Green emerged victorious to earn his debut at the CIMB Classic next month.
Leong settled for second after missing a close range birdie on the 54th hole while Khor Kheng Hwai finished a further shot back in third place following a final round 72 at the TPC Kuala Lumpur West Course.
Kuala Lumpur, 5 September 2016: The world’s leading golfers, including a contingent of ASEAN’s best professional golf players, are expected to make a return to the 2017 Maybank Championship Malaysia from the 9th – 12th February 2017 at the Palm Course, Saujana Golf & Country Club. It will feature a field of 156 players from the Asian Tour and European Tour, competing for a USD 3 million prize purse.
“I am happy to announce that next year's Maybank Championship Malaysia, will again be in collaboration with the Asian Tour, European Tour, and promoted by our long-time partner GlobalOne. It will be held at the re-designed Saujana Golf and Country Club. The world’s best ASEAN golfing talents that competed in the recent Rio Olympics would have inspired many more ASEAN players to rise in the world of professional competitive golf, so our focus to give them and many more ASEAN golfers playing opportunities at the 2017 Maybank Championship Malaysia should prove energising for our talents,” said Tan Sri Dato’ Megat Zaharuddin, Chairman of Maybank.
Kuala Lumpur, 2 September 2016: THE third qualifying leg of the inaugural Drive To Dubai Challenge 2016 was held at Templer Park Country Club in Rawang, Selangor. Presented by Emirates and organised by Letz Travel, it featured a full field of players who enjoyed a day’s golf to remember.
Andrew Bunn, head of Emirates Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore, said they were pleasantly surprised by the response the event has received so far and the quality of play.
“This is our first venture into hosting our own amateur tournament in Malaysia and after three qualifying rounds, I can safely say we have been overwhelmed by the support for the event.
Kuala Lumpur, 2 September 2016: Two of the LPGA’s best golfers, Lydia Ko of New Zealand, and Canada’s Brooke Henderson, are set for a showdown at TPC Kuala Lumpur next month, as the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia once again demonstrates its reputation for attracting the best in the game.
Ko is no stranger to the Malaysian capital, having participated in the previous two editions of the showpiece tournament. The current world no. 1* has made steady progress over the past two years in Kuala Lumpur, finishing eighth in 2014 and narrowly missing out on the title last year as she finished tied second behind Jessica Korda.
Aeco Technologies, today announced the launch of Approach S20 GPS golf watch. Stylish, sleek and lightweight, this versatile watch comes preloaded with more than 40,000 courses around the world, plus daily activity tracking and connected features like smart notifications and automatic updates. The new Auto Shot feature records the location and distance of every shot automatically, and then data is uploaded to the recent updated Garmin Connect mobile app for post-round analysis.
The S20 provides information like yardages to the green, hazards and more, it’s compatible with the new TruSwing golf club sensor to provide in-depth swing metrics too improve their swing consistency. Besides that it will be able to update Course View when player play to make sure they always have the most up-to-date course data.
Petaling Jaya, 26 July 2016: The Glenmorangie Golf Tournament 2016, an inaugural initiative by the Malaysian arm of world-renowned Moët Hennessy Diageo, was won in style by Tommy Ch’ng, who trumped a field of 80 golfers vying for the main prize of an all-expense-paid trip for two to Scotland, which also includes a privileged tour to Glenmorangie’s Distillery.
Held in the ‘Spirit of The Open’ due to Glenmorangie’s stature as the Major’s official whisky, the tournament saw participants teeing-off on the afternoon of July 26 at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort’s East Course in the Double Peoria a.k.a. Blind Holes format, a format chosen for both its fun and non-sandbagging qualities.
Kuala Lumpur, 16 August 2016: CIMB Group, the title sponsor of CIMB Classic since its inception in 2010, today announced the extension of its title sponsorship of the golf tournament through 2020.
The four-year extension reflects the success of the only official PGA TOUR FedExCup event in Southeast Asia, which is also the richest in the region with a purse of USD7 million. Since it was first staged, the tournament has attracted world class professionals like Tiger Woods, Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els and Ryo Ishikawa. CIMB Classic, being one of most prestigious and biggest sporting events in the region, has undoubtedly boosted Malaysia’s position as a golfing tourism destination, attracting an audience from all over Asia annually.
In May 2014, Siam Country Club launches a new golf course project in Thailand, Siam Country Club Pattaya Waterside. The Waterside will feature Waterfront and Friendly golf course concepts, 18-hole, par 72, 7454 yards covering the area of 525 rai (200 acres) but will hold the same championship qualities of the successes of the Old Course (18-hole) and Plantation (27-hole) on the property next door, which are already renowned golf courses among the best in Asia Pacific.
Golfers will experience creation of design in harmony with nature. With many water-feature holes, Signature Hole will be a memorable one. Course design will be strategic with locations of lakes and creeks in play. The back tee will challenge the best. At the same time, the regular tee will offer enjoyment for all golfers. Let’s not forget the charm, well manner, and knowledgeable caddies of Siam Country Club who will make your day memorable. Much emphasis have been given to challenge golfers and, most important, happiness at the end of the day. Highlight of the Waterside will also include the clubhouse with 180 degree view of the beauty of the course, lakes, creeks and landscape blending with natural surroundings.