Carlsberg Golf Classic 2017
Probably the best experience in the world
as the country’s largest and longest running amateur golf series, the Carlsberg Golf Classic 2017 saw approximately 125 golfers battling out at its Malaysia national finals held at the award-winning Kota Permai Golf & Country Club. Over the course of four months, 32 competitive yet fun qualifying legs were successfully held across Carlsberg Malaysia’s affiliated golf clubs across Peninsular and East Malaysia.
Jimmy Chia, a member of Kota Permai Golf & Country Club and Tropicana Golf & Country Club emerged as Champion of the gross category whilst Yap Chin Tong from Tropicana Golf & Country Club and several other golf clubs in the central region won the Nett Champion title. Jimmy Chia with a handicap of zero scored an astounding 71 and has participated in almost all the tournaments of the Carlsberg Golf Classic over the last 15 years, while 56-year-old Yap Chin Tong playing off six, claimed the championship for the Nett category with a score of 68 on count back.
“Living up to our brand promise of delivering Probably The Best experience, we injected a twist of fun into the competitive game by offering even more exciting prizes and fun activities. Besides, we also made our brews – Carlsberg, Probably the Best Beer in the World and Carlsberg Smooth Draught, Probably the Smoothest Beer in the World available for golfers to sample on the green. To golfers who value competitivegolfing as much as fun-golfing, they would agree with me that Carlsberg Golf Classic is Probably the Best Golf Tournament ever!”, Lars Lehmann, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia said during the prize presentation ceremony.
“I hope you like the little surprises like Probably The Best Locker Room which we’ve specially arranged where you can get a personalised golf shirt, a dedicated locker complete with two pints of Carlsberg and Carlsberg Smooth Draught as well as Probably The Best Changing Room where you can quench your thirst with the constant flow of our brews from the chiller in the changing room, at the half way huts and during crossover!”, Lehmann added.
The golf tourney also arranged fun activities like a ‘Chipping Contest’ and offered shoulder and neck massages at the half way hut. Non-competitive golfers took up some fun challenges such as ‘Lucky Pick’, ‘Nearest to the Pin’, ‘Nearest to the Bottle’, ‘Best Group Picture’ and ‘Spot the Carlsberg Smooth Draught Cans’.
More than RM700,000 worth of prizes and goodies were up for grabs at the Carlsberg Golf Classic 2017 National Final. Four Hole-in-one luxury prizes such as a Mercedes-benz C350, a Mercedes-benz C200, a Sharp 70” LED TV and an Ogawa Masterdrive massage chair were up for grabs, however, no one made an ace at the finals. The official partners of the Carlsberg Golf Classic 2017 were Mercedes-benz, Sharp, Ogawa, Taylormade, Cutter and Buck, Titoni, Saujana Hotels and Resorts, Gatorade, Jura, Wonda, Sunplay, Pargolf and Lala Chong Seafood Restaurant.