World Class Amateur Golfers Tee Off At Perodua World Golfers Championship
From Left:Kuldip Singh (GD, DTGLH), Saharudin Ismail (Ambank), Isaac Saminathan (MD DTGLH), Zahari Husin (Perodua), Datuk A. Sani Karim (DP, OCM), Low Teck San (MGA), Robert Dass (MD, Biophotonic),Ramzan Baba (ED, DG Biophotonic) & Faizal Baba (CEO, CU2Care)
Kuala Lumpur, 6 June 2012:
Perodua, in its quest to be a part of the national sports fertinity, has signed up to be the title sponsor for the World Golfers Championship (WGC), which tees off today.
Since 1995, the WGC has inspired amateur golfers from around the world by offering them a platform to compete in an international tournament at the highest level, on par with any professional event.
The Perodua World Golfers Championship 2012 has a world class flavor golf tournament that begins with qualifying rounds at selected golf courses Nationwide in search for the best five (5) players to represent National Team to compete against other National Team worldwide in the World Golfers Championship – World Final which will be held in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa from 27th October to 3rd November 2012.
The tournament is designed to give amateur golfers the thrill and prestige of a global championship event receiving the same status as the professional do and to experience the proud feeling of representing their country in a World Championship final, individually as well as in a team.
Tournament official launch and tee off on 6th June 2012 at the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. There will be five handicap categories for this event.
“We believe that the WGC event will help make this golf arena to be more accessible to the general public, while at the same time nurture future local golf champions,” Perodua Managing Director Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said.
From Left:Kuldip Singh (GD, DTGLH), Isaac Saminathan (MD DTGLH), Low Teck San (MGA), Datuk A. Sani Karim (DP, OCM), Zahari Husin (Perodua), Saharudin Ismail (Ambank)
“This is indeed another great milestone for Malaysian golf as Perodua’s commitment to the World Golfers Championship means that Malaysian amateur golfers have a chance to compete for honor, discover new golf destinations and make new friends,” said Malaysian Golf Association President, Admiral (R) Tan Sri Dato' Sri Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor.
The tournament begins as a national championship in 42 participating countries around the world. The winners from five handicap categories represent their nation as a team and individually within their flights.
Malaysia’s participation in the WGC began in 2005 and hosted the WGC final in 2007 involving 3 prestigious golf courses in the Klang Valley.
The qualifying rounds for this year’s WGC will be played at various premier golf clubs throughout the nation.
Each qualifying leg will be staged concurrently with member’s participation at their respective club’s with the grand finals at KLGCC in October. The world final’s this year takes place in Durban, South Africa.
Delta Trend Golf & Leisure Holidays SdnBhd is the license holder for the World Golfers Championship.
“Today marks a great start of a fantastic opportunity to promote golf among the amateurs,” said Major Kuldip Singh (R) of Delta Trend Golf & Leisure Holidays. “The WGC offers a platform for amateurs to test their golf skills and provide a chance for the golfer to travel abroad to challenge other amateurs. Whereas the WGI provides a networking opportunity that is open to all participants”
For more information and entry details, call +603 7726 9311 or log-on to www.worldgolfers.com.my
PERODUA WORLD GOLFERS CHAMPIONSHIP – TOURNAMENT FIXTURE 2012
1) WGC QUALIFYING ROUND: CLUB MEMBERS
Bukit Jawi Golf Resort, Penang 16th June
Damai Golf & Country Club, ( Kuching ) 14th July
Saujana Golf & Country Club 2nd September
Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club (Kota Kinabalu ) 8th September
The Mines Golf Resort 15th September
Glenmarie Golf & Country Club 23rd September (TBC)
Kota Permai Golf & Country Club 7th October
2) OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Kota Permai Golf & Country Club 28th June
Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club (Johor ) 5th July
Meru Valley Golf Resort (Meru ) 20th September
Kelab Rahman Putra 27th September
Grand Final Venue :
Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club 18th October
WGC World Final :
Kwazulu – Natal, Durban, South Africa 27th October – 3rd November
ABOUT THE WGC
National teams from around the world challenge each other for the World Team Champion title, as well as the title within their flight.
World Golfers championship (WGC) is an inaugural international golf event that started in 1995 in Palm Beach Florida. It is meant to provide an opportunity to Amateur Golfers to showcase their talents in a world class championship.
World Golfers Championship and the Invitational are two separate tournaments played simultaneously and reach out to all golfers and give them the unique experience to participate in a fair and exciting game together with other participants from all around the world!
The Championship (WGC) is an amateur golf tournament played both as a 5-person team and individually within 5 handicap flights. It begins with qualifiers around the world and ends with a big world final. This year it will be held at Kawazulu-natal, Durban. Besides the challenge of being involved in world class competition there is also the not so serious Invitational.
The Invitational (WGI) runs parallel to the Championship and is a great opportunity to experience the event without first having to qualify. Joining in are executives, golf federations, sponsors, celebrities, national organizers and other golf enthusiasts from around the world in this 5-star VIP challenge. It is a separate tournament that gives golfers the opportunity to share in the exciting "WGC experience" of a world-wide tour-like championship event, without first having to qualify.
The tournament is played on the same courses as the Championship and under the same format and rules, except that it is a 2-person team competition, not 5-person as in the WGC. It is termed by many as “Five star Business Networking” opportunity. The Invitational caters to business executives, celebrities, VIP clients, sponsors, national organizers and golf enthusiasts.
All participants are invited to take part in the Business Networking Program, where we pair our clients on the golf course based on their field of industry and pairing preferences, placing similar business interests in close proximity.
Off the course, we offer even greater networking opportunities with our annual business networking seminar, a casual meet-and-greet for our valued clients. It is held at great resorts (such as renowned 5-star resorts) and played at some of the best courses in the host nation.
The Invitational lives up to our motto Sport Promotes Friendship and Business and endorses networking and helps achieve, build or further develop long-lasting global business relationships. Invitational participants are a diverse group representing a multitude of products and service, with a shared interest to expand their network with new friends and business partners.