SHAH ALAM, 27 November 2014 – After six months of great sportsmanship and golf moves amongst 5,000 amateur golfers at 40 golf clubs nationwide, Carlsberg Golf Classic 2014 (CGC) finally reached its height as 80 winners in the Gross and Nett categories battled it out on the Kota Permai greens in the National Final to win the prestigious title of National Champion in each category.
The challenging 18-hole, with waterways and bunker hazards, was the ultimate test of skill that pushed the abilities of each golfer to his limit and truly set the winners apart.
For their impressive display of tenacity and drive, the Gross and Nett National Champions walked away with a vast range of prizes, including an SLDR Irons Set, Golf Bag, Trophy, Liberty Cup Golf Package for two, a year’s subscription of ParGolf magazine, and of course, the money-can’t-buy opportunity to play with the pros in the Maybank Malaysian Open 2015 ProAm.
At the prize presentation, Carlsberg Malaysia Sales Director, Gary Tan said, “Today, we have witnessed once more the tireless effort and perseverance that Malaysian amateur golfers commit to the sport. The finals were both inspiring to play and memorable to watch, and given the challenging course, the champions certainly earned their title. The Carlsberg Golf Classic has come a long way since the first tournament 21 years ago, and Carlsberg looks forward to contributing to the further growth of golf here in Malaysia.”
Carlsberg launched the 21st instalment of the tournament in April this year, touting it as even bigger and better than before, with greater prizes, awarding seven prizes each to the Gross and Nett winners at the 40 preliminary legs. The National Final Par 3’s Hole-in-One featured prizes worth over RM500,000, consisting of two cars from Mercedes Benz Malaysia, the A200 and C200, a trip for two with hospitality to St Andrews to watch the British Open 2015 complete with four rounds of golf courtesy of Liberty Golf, an 80” Sharp LED TV, a Titoni timepiece by ATG Watch and a premium massage chair from Ogawa.
Carlsberg Golf Classic also strives to give back to the community. Thanks to the generosity of the participating golfers, the Carlsberg Golf Classic 2014 Charity Fund had already channelled RM50,000 to five charitable homes in Penang, Sabah and Klang Valley, where each received RM10,000 as a subsidy towards their petrol and utility costs. On top of that, a further four charity homes, Grace Community Services, Shepherd’s Home Charity Dengkil, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kanak-kanak Selangor and House of Joy, Puchong, were recipients of the donations during the National Final presentation ceremony.
The 2014 tournament sponsors are Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, Sharp, Liberty Golf Services, Titoni, FJ, TaylorMade, Ogawa, ParGolf, Jagermiester, Brother, Listerine, Gatorade and Sunplay. For more info on Carlsberg Golf Classic tournament, please visit to www.carlsbergmalaysia.com.my