18 August 2009

Sarawak Golfers Get the Irons Experience

In perfect weather condition, from the driving range and putting green to their tee boxes, a field of ninety-nine happy golfers, armed with their secret weapons - their polished set of irons - had good hopes and one goal: ‘Have Fun’.

On the course, Zakaria Hussaini (13), Balbir Singh (17) and Joseph Nyalau (20) skilfully negotiated their way through the 5,839-metre of Sarawak Club Golf Resort’s Garden and Jungle nines to win a host of prizes, including MASwings’s sponsored holiday packages to Kota Kinabalu/Sandakan, Kota Kinabalu/Kuching and Kuching/Miri respectively.

All winners of the Maruman-Golf Malaysia Irons Challenge Sarawak leg

For Zakaria, his victory in the A Division can never be sweeter when he came out tops by beating Awang Mazlan (7) on countback, after both carded an outstanding score of 38 Stableford points.

“It was one of my best games ever! I just bought an iron set yesterday and tried it today, without bringing them to the driving range. It really worked for me. I just came back to playing about two months ago after laying off golf for eight months. It was worth it,” he gushed, beaming with delight.

Among his many spoils were a voucher from Transview Golf worth RM600, a Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bar hamper and a Green Magma Barley hamper.

Three players, Chian Chan Jee (13), Ibrahim Mokarat (12) and Danny Wee Bee Soon (10), posted 36 points to complete the top five spots when they were awarded the third, fourth and fifth places respectively upon countback.

In the B Division, 17-handicapper Balbir Singh materialised his goal to become the champion of the group with a score of 35 points. He was one ahead of runner-up James Chuo To Sui (16).

Joseph Nyalau (20) accumulated a total of 35 points to be crowned the C Division champion. Tailing two points behind Joseph were a quartet of players who each carded 33 points. Upon countback, Addy Anyut (24), Muyang Kamundan (21), Peter Usang Sagan (22) and Zulkiflie Latif (24) took the second, third, fourth and fifth spot respectively.

The Ladies’ division was won by Susan Toh Sik Tin (27), who shot 28 points. Pauline Gan (29) carded 26 points to claim the second place. Lau Ting Lee (25) and Daisy Kon Mui Kim (24) closed with 25 points each to end at third and fourth position respectively.

In the Invitational category, eight-handicapper Then Su Yew’s accumulations of 38 points got him the title while Jimmy Tan (7) came second at 37 points.

In the novelty contest of the Longest Drive at Hole 4, Awang Mazlan had a solid blast with a distance of 218 metres. For his effort, he took home a cash voucher worth RM400 for him to shop at any Transview Golf outlets. Jackie Chiam proved most accurate in the Nearest-to-Pin battle, when he fired an iron to within two feet and nine inches. Chow Tung Leh guided his shot to win the Nearest-to-Line duel, while Dylan Tan’s sprayed shot on the par-3 third hole got him the prize of being nearest to the bunker at two feet and eight inches.

In all, the Maruman-Golf Malaysia Irons Challenge was a ton of fun as the golfers had a blast, and fared pretty well on the course as well.

A big thank you to the following companies who has teamed up with us to support and make the Maruman-Golf Malaysia Irons Challenge a resounding success:
Nuvafemme, MASwings and MASHolidays, Svenson Hair Care, Men’s Skin Centres, Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bar, Heineken Beer, SunPlay, Daisy Springs mineral water, Isomax isotonic drink and Green Magma Barley.

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