06 August 2009

Maruman-Golf Malaysia Irons Challenge in Sarawak

Fancy playing a round of 18 holes with just your irons?

Here’s your chance to compete in the Maruman-Golf Malaysia Irons Challenge! Designed to test the skills of both seasoned golfers and beginners, the second leg of this challenge is set to take place at the Sarawak Club Golf Resort’s stunning golf course on 15th August.

This unique irons-only tournament, organised by Golf Malaysia Magazine since 2001, has been inducted into the Malaysian Guinness Book of Record in 2002.

The first leg of the Maruman-Golf Malaysia Irons Challenge was successfully hosted at the Swiss-Garden Golf Resort & Spa Damai Laut in Perak on 1st August, which saw a full field of golfers having a fun time playing with just their irons.

The second and final leg of the 2009 edition has being brought exclusively to Kuching for the first time to enable Sarawak golfers to experience its uniqueness.

“This year, we are pleased to bring the tournament out of Peninsular Malaysia and host it in Kuching. The Golf Malaysia Irons Challenge is the original creation of Golf Malaysia Magazine and this year we are pleased to have the support of Maruman Golf as our partner,” said Juliana Cheah, the publisher of Golf Malaysia Magazine.

“We are also proud to say this is perhaps the only all-iron tournament in the region and probably the only all-iron challenge in the world. Golfers who join this tournament will each receive loads of goodies and special Irons Challenge attire under the Perry Gear label,” she added.

The challenge has golfers leaving their drivers and fairway woods at home or in their vehicle, as the only 'legal' clubs in their bags are conventional irons of 1-9 irons, wedges and putter, in addition to one bonus club, as in a hybrid-iron that has 16-degree of loft and above. Players, are also not allowed to use utility-woods or iron-woods.

Joachim Martin, the marketing manager of Transview Golf, said: “Maruman is pleased to be the joint title sponsor of the 2009 Golf Malaysia Irons Challenge. Through this prestigious event, we shall bring together our two premium brands and provide a value service and products to golfers nationwide.”

The Maruman-Golf Malaysia Irons challenge is open to all amateur golfers and the format is under the Stableford [modified] mode of play with four divisions. The A Division comprises players holding handicaps from 0 to 15. In the B Division, players will consist of golfers holding handicaps 16 to 19, while the C Division caters to golfers holding handicaps 20 to 24. The last category would be the Ladies' Division.

Luxurious prizes will be awarded to the top five (5) players in each division. There will also be lucrative prizes in the Novelty events, namely the Hole-in-One, Nearest-to-Pin, Nearest-to-Line, Nearest-to-Bunker and Longest Drive challenges. Among the prizes for those lucky golfers who shot a hole-in-one are a set of Maruman irons set, a Panaboard and a luxury timepiece.

For those who are unable to notch any wins in their respective categories, there are lots of attractive lucky draw prizes, including the new Maruman AD460 driver, to look forward to.

Heineken beer will quench the thirst of participants upon the completion of their round, with generous sponsors Svenson Hair Care, Men’s Skin Centres, Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bar, SunPlay 130 (the official sun care sponsor), Daisy Springs mineral water and Isomax isotonic drink all adding to the merriment of this special occasion.

Golfers interested to participate in the Maruman-Golf Malaysia Irons Challenge can contact the club at 013-816 1876 or 010-982 0277, or call the Golf Malaysia Magazine office at 603-7880 5060 / 7880 5013 or e-mail to: golfmsia@golfmalaysia.com.my

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