Selangor Stamps Its Mark with Selangor Golf Classic 2020

Selangor Golf Classic 2020 is proof that Selangor is the leading premier golf hub and a prominent golfing destination in Malaysia. 128 amateur golfers across Malaysia showcased their competitive edge in the much-anticipated inaugural golf tournament.

The Selangor State Government, through its official tourism promotion agency Tourism Selangor, is on gear-5 towards resetting the state’s tourism industry post COVID-19, having taken a step into the recovery phase (RMCO).

In leveraging the diverse tourism segmentation, Tourism Selangor has placed substantial emphasis on sports tourism, including golf; undeniably constitutes prominent significance in the industry. The state’s unique core in golf tourism is set to foster Tourism Selangor’s domestic tourism campaign, “Pusing Selangor Dulu” which kick-started on 10th June this year.

In line with the “reset tourism“ vision, Tourism Selangor proudly became the title sponsor for the inaugural Selangor Golf Classic 2020 which descended upon two of Selangor’s prestigious and award-winning golf clubs: The Mines Resort & Golf Club plus Kota Permai Golf & Country Club on 29th and 30th September, 2020, respectively.

Joining forces with Liberty Golf Services, the tournament making its debut showcased the exquisite golfing skills of 128 amateur golfers across Malaysia from local citizens and expatriate community golfers, as well as golfers from the government and corporate bodies.

Compliance to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) was one of the aspects given thoughtful emphasis and mechanism of execution to ensure the safety of the golfers and audience at the Selangor Golf Classic 2020.
Mandatory body temperature screening, self-declaration and check-in via mobile application, SElangkah: Langkah Masuk dengan Selamat, and a strict requirement on the use of face masks for contesting golfers and supporters were imposed on both tournament days. Golfers were also advised to avoid handshakes, and prizes were placed on a podium to minimise contact.

Selangor Golf Classic 2020
(L-R) Mohd Faiz Bin Abu Bakar, Assistant Director, Selangor State Economic Planning Unit (Local Authorities Section); Mohd Ramali Bin Abu Bakar, Corporate Communication Manager, Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI); Azrul Shah Bin Mohamad, General Manager of Tourism Selangor; Hassan Rahmat, Selangor Golf Classic 2020 overall Champion; Tang Meng Loon, Director of Club, Township and Property Management, Gamuda Land, alongside Hidekazu Tagashira, Managing Director, Dunlop Srixon Sports Asia

With attractive prizes plus lucky draw giveaways worth almost RM30,000, the tournament was eagerly contested with every putt proving vital. In addition to the gross contest, the tournament crowned winners in the Medal A (hcp 0-12) and Medal B (hcp 13-24) categories. Hassan Rahmat notched identical rounds of three-under 69 at both venues to walk away with the overall championship. He received a 49″ Samsung LED Smart television worth RM2,100 along with a trophy for his efforts.

The top prize in the Medal A division went to 12-handicapper Goh Kian Seng, who totalled 75 (39,36) points to take home a 43″ Samsung LED Smart television worth RM1,800 and a trophy. The Medal B contest went down the wire with Magenthiran Thanimalai (14) emerging from a four-way tie to win on countback. He notched 74 (37,37) points to pick up a Cleveland HB Launcher Turbo driver worth RM1,990 plus a trophy.

Mr Azrul Shah Mohamad, General Manager of Tourism Selangor in a statement shared, “The state of Selangor through Tourism Selangor certainly supports various efforts and initiatives to foster sports and golf tourism in the state. Tourism Selangor has just organised our very own 2nd Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament on September 13th, 2020 which was a success. Hence, Tourism Selangor aspires to sustain the positive momentum in sports and golf tourism with Selangor Golf Classic 2020.

“Selangor is also home to the highest number of golf clubs in Malaysia, with a total of 29 across the state. Thus, from this fact alone, it cannot be denied, Selangor is the leading premier golf hub, and a prominent golfing destination in Malaysia,” Mr Azrul Shah added.

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