EV­ER­GREEN JIMMY CHIA CROWNED CARLS­BERG GOLF CLAS­SIC CHAM­PION AT HOME COURSE

Golf Digest (Malaysia) - - The Golf Life - Hap­pen­ings

alaysia’s long­est run­ning am­a­teur golf tour­na­ment se­ries in Malaysia, the Carls­berg Golf Clas­sic 2017, came to a dra­matic close at the Kota Permai Golf & Coun­try Club.

Af­ter about 32 com­pet­i­tive yet fun qual­i­fy­ing legs held over four months, the Na­tional Fi­nal saw a large field of 125 golfers chal­leng­ing the Ross Wat­son-de­signed

Jimmy Chia, a mem­ber of Kota Permai Golf & Coun­try Club and Trop­i­cana Golf & Coun­try Club emerged as Cham­pion of the gross cat­e­gory, while Yap Chin Tong from Trop­i­cana Golf & Coun­try Club won the Nett Cham­pion ti­tle.

“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 com­pet­i­tive-golf­ing as much as fun-golf­ing, they would agree with me that Carls­berg Golf Clas­sic is Prob­a­bly the Best Golf Tour­na­ment ever!” said Lars Lehmann, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Carls­berg Malaysia dur­ing the prize pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony.

“I hope you (play­ers) 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 golfers can quench their thirst with the con­stant flow of our brews from the chiller in the chang­ing room, at the half way huts and dur­ing the cross­over,” Lehmann added.

More than RM700,000 worth of prizes and good­ies were up for grabs at the

MCarls­berg Golf Clas­sic 2017 Na­tional Fi­nal. In ad­di­tion to 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 - top five Gross and Nett Win­ners also scooped up a Sharp 60” LED TV, Ogawa Mo­bile Seat NE Plus Mas­sage Cush­ion, a Tay­lorMade M2 Wood, a Tay­lorMade Pure­lite Stand Bag and a Mercedes Golf Bag.

48-year-old Jimmy with a hand­i­cap of zero emerged as the cham­pion of the Gross cat­e­gory scor­ing an mar­vel­lous 71. Jimmy has par­tic­i­pated in al­most all the Carls­berg Golf Clas­sic events for more than 15 years.

56-year-old Yap Chin Tong (6) claimed the Nett cat­e­gory with a score of 68 on count back. Both Jimmy and Yap won a Sharp 60” LED TV each.

Adding greater fun to the Na­tional Fi­nal, the brewer in­tro­duced a ‘Chip­ping Con­test’ and of­fered shoul­der and neck mas­sages at the half­way hut. Non­com­pet­i­tive golfers took up some fun chal­lenges such as ‘Lucky Pick’, ‘Near­est-to-Pin’, ‘Near­est to the Bot­tle’, ‘Best Group Pic­ture’ and ‘Spot the Carls­berg Smooth Draught Cans’.

Win­ners of fun chal­lenges brought home amaz­ing prizes such as Mercedes-Benz Driv­ing Ex­pe­ri­ence ticket for 2018, Sharp 50” LED TV, Tay­lorMade Back­pack, Tay­lorMade Burner Soft Golf Balls, Tay­lorMade TP Wedge, Carls­berg Smooth Draught, Adi­das Pouch, Adi­das Ball Marker Belt, Lala Chong Restau­rant’s din­ing vouch­ers, dine-in vouch­ers by Sau­jana Ho­tels and Re­sort and Kota Permai Golf & Coun­try Club, and other fab­u­lous prizes.

The top five Gross and Nett Win­ners scooped up a Sharp 50” LED TV, Ogawa Mo­bile Seat NE Plus Mas­sage Cush­ion, a Tay­lorMade M2 Wood, a Tay­lorMade Pure­lite Stand Bag and a Mercedes Golf Bag.

The of­fi­cial part­ners of Carls­berg Golf Clas­sic 2017 are Mercedes-Benz, Sharp, Ogawa, Tay­lormade, Cut­ter and Buck, Ti­toni, Sau­jana Ho­tels and Re­sorts, Ga­torade, Jura, Wonda, Sun­play, ParGolf and Lala Chong Seafood Restau­rant.

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