MALAYSIA TO HOST WORLD AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
Malaysia will play host to over 800 amateur golfers from 47 countries in the World Amateur Golf Championship (WAGC) to be held later this year on 18th to 25th November. Founded in 1995 by prominent Swedish sports icon Sven Tumba, Malaysia last played host to the WAGC back in 2007 where the country won 2nd runners up for the championship. Speaking to reporters in a press conference announcing the prestigious event, Perodua Chairman YBhg Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin said that Perodua’s decision to sponsor the event was in-line with its belief in the sport of golf to provide avenues of self-improvement. Perodua has been a proud title sponsor for the
WAGC since 2012 for the local chapter and participation of the Malaysian team abroad with over 6,000 amateur players experiencing the world standard tournament in qualifying rounds and 75 players sponsored to participate internationally.
The decision to host the 2017 World Amateur Golfers Championship World
Final has received the support of the
Prime Minister, the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Delta
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Sdn Bhd has been given the rights to host the championship from World Golf Championships Ltd, which is the governing body for this event via an agreement to host the tournament from 2012 until 2020. The four courses that have been chosen for the tournament are Sungai Long Golf and Country Club, The Mines Resort and Golf Club, Templer Park Country Club and Kota Permai Lang Golf & Country Club.