Kuala Lumpur, 3 December 2016: The Fire and Earth courses of Jumeirah Golf Estates in the United Arab Emirates proved a fitting venue for the grand final of the inaugural Drive to Dubai Challenge 2016 Tournament.
And when the counting was done, Tan Leng Hin emerged with the champion’s trophy. The Penang Golf Club member accumulated 78 Stableford points over the two days. Lam Kong Foo was runner-up, just a point back and Lee Pak Hong finished with 76 points in third place.
In the Plate Medal John Lim topped the standings with 77, while Eric Foo was second with 76 and S. Sasi Kumar took third place with 74 points.
Lumut, 19 November 2016: Swiss-Garden Challenge 2016 was recently concluded on the award-winning 18-hole golf course, Damai Laut Golf & Country Club which parades 6400m of well-groomed greens. The golf tournament held on 19th November 2016 attracted golfers from across the nation and saw 104 players vying for the coveted Swiss-Garden Challenge 2016 trophy.
According to Mr Patrick Tee, General Manager of Swiss-Garden Beach Resort Damai Laut, “Our immediate objective is to share the beauty and facilities of this resort as well as the golf course with the general public to create an awareness that Swiss Garden Beach Resort Damai Laut together with Damai Laut Golf & Country Club is a place where an individual, a couple, a family and even a group of people can come and have fun. FUN will be the experience that we want our guests to bring home with them and to return again for some more of it”.
SRIXON SPORTS ASIA is pleased to announce the release of the new Z Series drivers, which leverage the Ripple Effect to deliver the greatest distance and control in SRIXON history. Available starting September 10, 2016, the two new models are the Z565 and Z765. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is RM2,490.00 (GST Incl.) for drivers with the Miyazaki Kaula shaft.
Delivering maximum distance and control, the new SRIXON Z Series drivers empower golfers to conquer the toughest of courses. The combination of advanced SRIXON flight technologies built into the head and shaft results in an increase of 4.8 yards over the previous model.
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.
Shah Alam, 8 November 2016: GOLFERS were in for a double treat the Callaway Championship held at the Kota Permai Golf & Country Club on Nov 8. They had a first look and feel of Callaway’s 2017 Big Bertha Fusion Driver, Steelhead XR Irons and Mack Daddy Forged Wedges.
The Big Bertha Fusion Driver is said to be the most forgiving and straightest Callaway driver yet. For the first time, golfers in Malaysia got their hands on the driver that pushes the boundaries of forgiveness. It enables straighter flights on mishits, and that ensure longer drivers.
After trying their hands on these 2017 line-ups, the golfers were in the second treat of the day. The Callaway Championship was staged at the course, which was a big winner at the 2016 Asian Golf Awards presentation held during the Asia Pacific Golf Summit in Hua Hin, Thailand recently.
Shah Alam, 24 November 2016: Kota Permai and Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club stands proud once again as both golf properties under Gamuda Land were voted as HAPA (Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards) Golf Course of the Year in the HAPA Regional Series Awards 2016-2018. The Gala award was staged in the Berjaya Times Square Hotel on 11th November 2016 and witnessed a gathering of hospitality professionals from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand to celebrate achievements in hospitality excellence.
Conrad Algarve, Portugal, 12 November 2016: Strategically carving Kota Permai on the world golf map, Kota Permai stands proud once more as the Club firmly cemented itself as Malaysia’s Best Golf Course at the World Golf Awards held in the prestigious Conrad Algarve, Portugal on 12th November 2016. The award is Kota Permai’s second win in the 3rd edition of the annual World Golf Awards. World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world class golf courses and golf destinations. It forms part of the World Travel Awards as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry’. The worldwide voting process ran from June to October 2016, with votes cast by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry.
Gamuda Land Clubs Group General Manager Tang Meng Loon expressed “At Kota Permai, we are committed to delivering an unique and world class experience to our members and patrons so we are incredibly honoured to have the hard work and passion officially recognized at the prestigious World Golf Awards. We do not take success for granted and will constantly strive to be better in all facets, on and off course”.
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.
Shah Alam, 10 November 2016: The iconic Kota Permai and Horizon Hills held the Malaysian flag high as the Clubs added yet another industry accolades to its enviable collections. Kota Permai and Horizon Hills had been officially recognized as the 1st and 2nd runner up Best Course in Malaysia at the Asian Pacific Golf Summit and Gala Awards (APGS) 2016 which was staged at the exotic Hyatt Regency Hotel in Hua Hin from October 29-30. Kota Permai is also proud to be hailed as the Top 10 Best Maintained Course in Asia Pacific.
Upon learning of this achievement, Malaysia Golf Tourism Association (MGTA) President Mr. Ng Eu Shen said “The recognition awarded to both Kota Permai and Horizon Hills is very befitting for the top golf facilities in Malaysia. There is no question in my mind that both clubs' management level is the top in the region”.
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.