Shah Alam, 17 October 2017 – The 24th edition of Carlsberg Golf Classic has attracted more than 1,700 golfers over the last 17 qualifier rounds held at the country’s leading and exclusive golf clubs in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, Kedah and Johor. 34 nett and gross winners have secured their spots to compete for the championship title at the Carlsberg Golf Classic National Final on 6 December 2017 at a golf club in Klang Valley that will be announced closer to the date.
Response from members of the 17 participating golf clubs towards Probably The Best Golf Tournament - Carlsberg Golf Classic that offers more than RM3 million worth of prizes, had been overwhelming. Amateur golfers enjoyed not only a round of friendly golf, but also great fun while cheering on their golf buddies with Probably The Best Beer in World – Carlsberg as well as Probably The Smoothest Beer in the World – Carlsberg Smooth Draught.
Golfer Lee Kam Hong knocked in a hole-in-one at the golf tourney held at Kota Permai Golf & Country Club on 8 October 2017. Lee fired away and the ball flew into the winning-hole. Needless to say, the new TaylorMade M1 Iron 2017, TM17 Tour Cart Bag and a bottle of Jura Whisky 21 years old were his.
As Carlsberg brews fun new spin on old-school game, Irene, a consumer who won a VIP spot to play at the Saujana Golf & Country Club said: “It was so much fun at the course when Carlsberg introduced new games such as Lucky Pick and Nearest to Pin with interesting prizes to be won! I am honoured to get to tee off at the first tee box. Every time after a game of golf, I would enjoy Carlsberg with my friends and I drink only Carlsberg. I often drink Carlsberg at Tom Dick and Harry’s – that is why we got this VIP flight.”
“My friends and I drink Carlsberg very often, and we know Carlsberg is very supportive of the local golf industry. We were thrilled to play as Carlsberg’s invited guests in the VIP flight. It is not easy to play at other golf clubs unless being invited, let alone playing as a VIP. It was a nice experience. We all had fun out there!” said Patricia Lai, a Carlsberg beer lover whose home clubs are the Glenmarie Golf & Country Club and the Kelab Rekreasi Tentera Udara (KRTU).
Desmond Chong who played at Bukit Jalil Golf & Country Resort, he said: “I’m very happy and thoroughly enjoyed playing in Carlsberg Golf Classic. Some competitions in town are too serious where everybody just teed off and continue to compete, but at Carlsberg Golf Classic, there are loads of laughter and fun. Carlsberg Golf Classic is more about friendship to me.”
When speaking to the beaming Liew Fatt Seong, who is the Gross Winner of KRTU, he said, “I have been playing in the Carlsberg Golf Classic for 15 years now and I find the tournament is more competitive this year. Carlsberg is very supportive of amateurs, that is why I like Carlsberg. Besides that, serving beers is good because even when participating golfers didn’t play well, they can still have their favourite brews in hands.”
With 15 legs to go, participating golfers are putting their best swings and smoothest putt for four Hole-in-One luxury prizes at the Carlsberg Golf Classic National Final. There will be a Mercedes-Benz C250, a Mercedes-Benz C200, a Sharp 70” LED TV and an Ogawa Masterdrive massage chair up for grab.
Not forgetting, there will be 2 open legs for avid golf amateurs to join the fun at the Palm Garden Golf Club, Putrajaya and the Horizon Hill Golf and Country Club, Johor Bahru. Hurry and sign up at the nearest golf club. The tournament schedule and latest promotions are available on www.facebook.com/CarlsbergMY.
The official partners of Carlsberg Golf Classic 2017 are Mercedes-Benz, Sharp, Ogawa, Taylormade, Cutter and Buck, Titoni, Saujana Hotels and Resorts, Gatorade, Jura, Wonda, Sunplay, and ParGolf.