Tourism Selangor Hosts its 2nd Golf Tournament – A Step into the Tourism Economic Recovery Phase

The 2nd Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament 2020 descended upon Templer Park Country Club, Rawang on 13th September, Sunday, which marked its second year of establishment following its debut in 2019.

golfers in action at the 2nd Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament 2020
golfers in action at the 2nd Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament 2020

The 18-hole tournament welcomed a plethora of golfers; from golf industry players, top management in the private sector, celebrity golfers, tournament sponsors, golf enthusiasts and members of the Media, to the representatives from Government-linked Companies (GLCs). It paved the way for the strengthening of existing or future relations among contesting golfers in a competitive yet enjoyable setting.

golfer in action at the 2nd Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament 2020
golfer in action at the 2nd Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament 2020

The 2nd Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament 2020 was supported by Menteri Besar Selangor Incorporated (MBI Selangor), Landasan Lumayan, Central Spectrum (M) Sdn Bhd, OPG Global Sdn Bhd, WB Event And Management Sdn Bhd, Worldwide Holdings Berhad, Gamuda Land, Sweet Spot Digital (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, and Roslan, Hazratul, Azman & Hisyam Peguambela & Peguamcara.

supply of fresh coconuts by Selangor Fruit Valley at hole-9 of the 18-hole tournament
supply of fresh coconuts by Selangor Fruit Valley at hole-9 of the 18-hole tournament

General Manager of Tourism Selangor, Mr. Azrul Shah Bin Mohamad in a statement shared, “Tourism Selangor is proud to host this 18-hole tournament which has entered its second year of inception. We are delighted to see how the support and responses to this tournament have grown in these couple of years.”

Nik Areez Ariffin (left) second runner-up with his winning prizes
Nik Areez Ariffin (left) second runner-up with his winning prizes

“Selangor is 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 in Malaysia”, Mr. Azrul Shah added.

The tournament’s first tee was executed at 8am on Sunday, on which such tremendous support received by the star-list was in favour of the Tourism Promotion Agency despite the tournament’s second event, was held post COVID-19.

Chan Chee Seng (left), first runner-up for the 2nd Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament walks away with a trophy and an exclusive golf bag
Chan Chee Seng (left), first runner-up for the 2nd Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament walks away with a trophy and an exclusive golf bag

As Selangor is expected to become the host for more upcoming golf tournaments and championships in the state post-pandemic, it is mandatory for organisers to strictly comply with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) set by the Malaysian National Security Council (NSC) and the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Golfing in the rise of the new norms should not be less exciting yet it should be no-less of a safe setting either. One of the nearest tournaments following from Sunday’s event is the Selangor Golf Classic 2020 making its debut on 29 & 30 September 2020, on which Tourism Selangor proudly becomes its title sponsor.

tournament champion, En Rosli Majid (left) receives his winning trophy from Y.B. Dato' Nor Azmie Bin Diron, Selangor State Financial Officer (centre) and Mr. Azrul Shah Mohamad, General Manager of Tourism Selangor (right)
tournament champion, En Rosli Majid (left) receives his winning trophy from Y.B. Dato’ Nor Azmie Bin Diron, Selangor State Financial Officer (centre) and Mr. Azrul Shah Mohamad, General Manager of Tourism Selangor (right)

The state of Selangor through Tourism Selangor is committed to explore the opportunities and further leverage in the sports and golf tourism, because it poses as a key role in fuelling the state’s economy via domestic tourism. This tourism segmentation does not only benefit golf operators; retail, accommodation, hospitality, and transportation providers will also attain a positive impact from the travels. The buzz created from golf tourism events will draw the tourists’ attention to nearby tourism attractions such as the ones near the tournament’s venue in Rawang: Taman Eko Rimba Kanching and Taman Eko Rimba Komanwel.

Golf tourism acts as a catalyst to create an influx of local sports tourists into the state. With the biggest number of golf clubs in the country, it is not an intricate effort to further penetrate the golf tourism segmentation. This is in line with Tourism Selangor’s Domestic Tourism Campaign, ‘Pusing Selangor Dulu’ which is growing in popularity among domestic travellers.

The penetration of golf tourism in Selangor improves the living standard of its residents, leading to the enhancement of sports facilities across the state and increases public interest in golf, making Selangor the preferred golf destination in Malaysia.

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