The country’s biggest and longest-running amateur golf tournament, Carlsberg Golf Classic (CGC) kick started its first leg on 26 May at the Staffield Country Resort in Seremban. And since then, the tournament continued its preliminary legs where amateur golfers participating to compete and win places for the National Finals in December.
To commemorate its 20th year, CGC is expected to gather nearly 5,000 amateur golfers across the 40 legs tournament. Prizes will be rewarded to the top six Gross & Nett categories as well as four Novelty prizes and Lucky Draws for all the 40 legs. Winners for both nett and gross champions at the National Finals will qualify them the opportunity to train at K’s Island Golf Academy and play alongside with international pros at the ProAm of 2014 Maybank Malaysian Open.
At the National Finals, all Par 3’s will each have a Hole-In-One prize consisting of a Mercedes Benz C200CGi, a Titoni watch, Ogawa massage chair and a golf package for 2 persons to watch The US Masters 2014.
About Carlsberg Golf Classic
Carlsberg’s first foray into golf in Malaysia was in 1986 with the inception of the Carlsberg Trophy. This sponsorship of a circuit of low-key inter-club golf games among the armed forces golf clubs in the country were considered a groundbreaker in terms of corporate support for golf.
Seven years later, in 1993, with the Carlsberg Trophy now entrenched in success and in response to growing demand, the brewery delivered what the local golfing community had been yearning for – the Carlsberg Golf Classic, making it the first brewery to own and run a golf circuit for amateur golfers in the country.
This year, the circuit enters its 20th year, and the interest has not waned. The Carlsberg Golf Classic remains a much-anticipated event for club golfers, with an average of 5,000 participants at over 40 golf clubs nationwide annually.