Shah Alam, 21 September 2018 – In the world of golf, the odds of the average golfer making an ace are probably 12,000 to 1*. However, players found the odds tipped in their favour on the greens of the Carlsberg Golf Classic (CGC) where two amateurs scored hole-in-ones during two separate qualifying legs. It was probably the best golf tournament with the highest number of hole-in-one over two consecutive weekends!
The hole-in-one winners were James Goo Chien Huey, 53, playing at A’Famosa Golf & Country Club and Choo Kim Sun, an employee of Carlsberg Malaysia who hosted trade partners at the Kelab Rahman Putra qualifying leg. Each won a Master Series Chronometer luxury timepiece from Titoni worth RM15,000 for their lucky shots, which were both on Par 3 holes.
Commenting on his windfall, Goo, who has a handicap of 16, said, “This was the first time in my 20-over years of playing to score an ace. I’m glad that it happened at CGC this year – the relaxed gameplay allowed me to enjoy my game with no rush. Of course, it helped that I got to enjoy beer on the course!”
Second hole-in-one winner Choo added, “Sinking a hole-in-one is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most golfers, and as a casual golfer I was really surprised to do so. I’m hoping that we’ll continue this lucky streak during the national finals on the 25th of October to see a winner of the biggest hole-in-one prizes on record for CGC, namely the Mercedes Benz Eclass & C-class luxury sedans!”
In conjunction with its 25th anniversary, CGC has upped the ante to reward participants with more attractive prizes, lucky draws, and novelty prizes worth a whopping RM 2.6 million this year. Prizes up for grabs include premium timepieces from Titoni, Ogawa massage cushions, TaylorMade drivers, putters and golf bags, as well as VIP passes to Probably The Best Brewery Tour at Carlsberg Malaysia’s brewery in Shah Alam brewery worth RM100 each.
So far, the CGC tour has completed 27 qualifying legs since July from the northern states of Kedah and Penang through the central region of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur and down to the southern states of Johor and Melaka. Across the South China Sea, Kota Kinabalu, Tawau, Sandakan, Bintulu, and Sibu have also played host to the CGC’s qualifying legs.
S.P. Maniam, 6-handicapper, MIGA Masters organising committee chairman and gross champion at the Tropicana Golf & Country Club qualifying leg, praised the tournament, saying, “I always look forward to playing at the Carlsberg Golf Classic every year. It is prestigious, competitive, and always gives me a great sense of achievement.”
Wong Khang Wei, nett winner at TPC Kuala Lumpur’s qualifying leg enthused, “I was pleasantly surprised to be the nett winner as the course was rather challenging, especially with my triple bogey on the par-5 6th hole. However, I was lucky to get three birdies in and six or seven holes on par. Overall, I enjoyed the great course, playing a great game, meeting new friends, and drinking great beer!”
Throughout the month of August and September, Carlsberg is giving away a limited-edition Carlsberg golf cap for every purchase of two buckets of Carlsberg Smooth Draught at participating golf clubs nationwide.
Golfers can also stand to win Titoni timepieces, cartons of Carlsberg Smooth Draught and passes to visit Probably The Best Lounge simply by snapping their most creative picture with Carlsberg or Carlsberg Smooth Draught products at any golf club and uploading it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #carlsberggolfclassic and #probablythebest and their most creative caption. The next winners will be announced on 1 October 2018.
The official partners of the Carlsberg Golf Classic 2018 are Mercedes Benz, Cutter & Buck, TaylorMade, Ogawa, Titoni, Mars Whisky, Saujana Hotels & Resorts, Sunplay, Gatorade, and ParGolf. For the full tournament schedule and updates, visit www.probablythebest.com.my or www.facebook.com/CarlsbergMY.