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Momentum peaks as Penang golfers POP great prizes at Carlsberg Golf Classic

RM2.6 million in prizes, brewery tour and great fun at Probably The Best Golf Tournament

Penang, 20 July 2019 – Malaysia’s leading amateur golf tournament, Carlsberg Golf Classic (CGC), teed off to a great start with golfers vying for the coveted title across 37 qualifying legs from 16th June to 14th September.

Offering more than RM2.6 million in sponsorship value, the country’s biggest and longest running golf event will be competed at 35 exclusive golf clubs nationwide, including Sabah and Sarawak.

This year, Carlsberg Golf Classic’s extended inclusion of three open legs to be held at Meru Valley Golf Club, Ipoh; Tropicana Golf and Country Resort, Petaling Jaya and Le Grandeur Palm Resort, Johor Bahru inviting non-members for the first time.

Attracting a bigger audience this year, CGC rounded up its seventh and eighth leg at Bukit Jawi Golf Resort and Kelab Sungai Petani respectively. It was all fun and excitement as players enjoyed ice-cold Carlsberg Smooth Draught, served up on the green, living up to the tagline of “Now You Can POP A Draught Anywhere!”

At Bukit Jawi Golf Resort, 51-year-old Lim Aik Peng clinched the spot as top nett winner, bringing him a step closer to the Finals. Having played golf for the past 20 years, it was a memorable game for Lim as he also scored a birdie on the green at his home club. “I’m really happy and surprised at the same time as it’s the first time I made it to nett champion after playing at CGC five times!”

The gross winner was 38-year-old businessman Lee Yoon Hong who has played at CGC three times to date. “Carlsberg Golf Classic is unique compared to other tournaments I’ve participated because of its fun and interactive games to win more prizes! Our flight played the POP challenge using the POP Cap from Carlsberg Smooth Draught to create the loudest POP sound by decibel too. It’s great to have these mini activities which other tournaments doesn’t have fun elements like these.”.

Further up North, it was all smiles for 60-year-old Krishnan A/L Kannan who claimed the nett champion title at Kelab Sungai Petani. Krishnan, also a loyal fan of Carlsberg, looks forward to upcoming CGC tournaments every year as golf is his favourite sport. “Carlsberg is the only beer company that organises a golf tournament in Malaysia. The prizes are superb and it’s the only tournament with fun games and serves fresh ice-cold beer during the tournament!”, said Kannan.

65-year-old golfer Chuah Tien Hun with handicap 6 scored gross winner at the qualifiers. Chuah got to know about CGC as he has been member of the club which has been hosting CGC for more than 20 years now. “As a golfer, I am glad to see how much support Carlsberg has brought to amplify the golfing industry in Malaysia for the past three decades. It’s truly unlike any other tournaments especially offering Carlsberg during the game!” he added.

Progressively raising the bar every year, Carlsberg Golf Classic proved to be “Probably The Best Golf Tournament” by taking the golfing experience to another level offering fun and engaging activities. The loudest POP! Challenge rewards flight with the highest decibel generated when popping a Carlsberg Smooth Draught. New this year is the Spin & Win offering participants a chance to win “Probably The Best Brewery Tour” at Carlsberg’s brewery in Shah Alam and other Carlsberg merchandise.

With 29 legs to go, golfers will be seen upping the ante for a chance to clinch one of the four hole-in-one prizes, consisting of a Mercedes A 200, Mercedes E 200, a Titoni Master Series Dual Time watch and an Ogawa Masterdrive Massage Chair at the national finals in November.

The tournament schedule and list of participating golf clubs are available on www.facebook.com/CarlsbergMY.

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Carlsberg Golf Classic Bukit Jawi Golf Resort Nett Winner Lim Aik Peng third from right, and Gross Winner Lee Yoon Hong, third from left all smiles receiving their prizes at Carlsberg Golf Classic’s seventh qualifying leg.

Carlsberg Golf Classic Kelab Sungai Petani Nett Champion Krishnan A/L Kannan (second from left) and Gross Winner Chuah Tien Hun (third from left) will gear up for the finals in November.

Dialling up the tagline of Carlsberg Smooth Draught ‘Now You Can POP A Draught Anywhere”, Carlsberg Golf Classic participants take up the Loudest POP! Challenge by generating the loudest decibel when popping a Carlsberg Smooth Draught to win more prizes.

A first of its kind and unlike any other golf tournaments, Carlsberg Golf Classic proved to be “Probably The Best Golf Tournament” by taking the golfing experience to another level offering fun and engaging activities.

Hole-in-one prizes comprise a Mercedes A 200, Mercedes E 200, a Titoni Master Series Dual Time watch and an Ogawa Masterdrive Massage Chair at the national finals in November.

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