Four Sabah golf courses in the world spotlight from Oct 19-26
KOTA KINABALU: This year’s World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC) will be played at four major golf courses in Sabah, from Oct 19-26.
They are Sutera Harbour Marina Golf & Country Club, Sabah Golf & Country Club, Nexus Golf Resort Karambunai and Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club.
Golfers contesting in the WAGC represent their countries after emerging as winners of national tournaments.
The World Amateur Golfers Invitational (WAGI), a separate tournament for invited VIPs, business leaders and corporate sponsors, will also be played alongside the WAGC.
WAGC 2019 is organised by Delta Trend Golf & Leisure Holidays, the official partner and licensee for Malaysia.
It has been organising the qualifying rounds and national tournaments in Malaysia for the 8th consecutive year, and the WAGC Finals in Malaysia for three successive years from 2017-2019.
Mexico will be the next host for WAGC 2020, and Delta Trend will again be sending a national team to represent Malaysia.
Our Malaysian teams were crowned World Champions in 2012 and 2015, and twice 2nd runner-up in 2016 and last year. Vietnam was the Team Champions in 2017 and 2018 and aiming for a hattrick this year.
Malaysia’s success in the WAGC was made possible through sponsorships, with Perodua being the title sponsor, and also strong support from many government agencies, with Tourism Malaysia playing a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth running of a major sport cum tourism event that showcases the best of Malaysia.
“Tourism Malaysia is pleased to support the World Amateur Golfers Championship as we are keen to promote Malaysia as a golfing paradise with world-class facilities and value-for-money destination,” said Tourism Malaysia Chairman Datuk Ahmad Shah Hussein Tambakau.
“We welcome the competing teams to Malaysia and look forward to winning them over with our Malaysian hospitality and charm, as well as beautiful golfing destinations.”
WAGC offers a great opportunity for amateur golfers, golf courses, suppliers and corporations to rally together to promote the game and foster fellowship among the golf fraternity, both nationally and internationally.
Holding the WAGC Final here allows the locals to play host to national teams and their entourage from over 40 countries.
Source: The Sun Daily | Mar 3, 2019