Part of its effort to reset the state’s tourism after COVID-19 with the ‘Pusing Selangor Dulu’ campaign, Tourism Selangor is not neglecting the role of sports in tourism. With this in mind and banking on the fact that Selangor is considered as a leading golf hub with no less than 29 prestigious golf clubs dotting its land, the tourism promotion arm of the state government has become the title sponsor Selangor Golf Classic 2020!
This inaugural edition of the tournament, which will take place from 28 to 30 September 2020, is set to feature the rising talent of some 100 amateur golfers across Malaysia, ranging from local and expatriate community golfers as well as golfers from government and corporate bodies.
Azrul Shah Mohamad, General Manager of Tourism Selangor at the golf tournament announcement event
A joint effort with Liberty Golf Services, Selangor Golf Classic 2020 will take place at two award-winning Selangor golf clubs for two competitive rounds of golf with a modified System 36 –format. The first round will take place at The Mines Resort & Golf Club, while Kota Permai Golf & Country Club will be the venue of the tournament’s finals.
Azrul Shah Mohamad, General Manager of Tourism Selangor said, “Tourism Selangor aims to penetrate into the segmentation of sports and golf tourism, which poses a vast potential in drawing a significant number of tourists into the State, as well as contributes prominently towards the State’s economy”.
“When there are golf tournaments or championships taking place in the State, the contesting golfers, families, and the media will most likely explore nearby tourist attractions. With such high involvement and peculiar attention, it will certainly benefit the tourism industry in Selangor, and this is one of the fundamentals why the segmentation of sports and golf tourism is one worth pursuing.”
Beat The Pro!
A major highlight of Selangor Golf Classic 2020 is the ‘Beat the Pro’ segment to be held at Par 3 during the finals. This segment sees an exclusive appearance by professional golfers, whom the contesting golfers will stand a chance to defeat in the attempt to hit the bull’s eye, or to strike a tee shot which comes to rest closest to the flag hole and/or the pro’s resting tee.
In a philanthropic move, half of the proceeds from the segment will go to charity. Among other activities during the first and second rounds are booth set-ups by the tournament’s partners/sponsors including Tourism Selangor, and a dedicated golf lesson segment to a group of orphaned children.
How To Sign Up
Registration for Selangor Golf Classic 2020 has been opened and can be accessed via this link on a first-come-first-served basis, and with a fee of RM999.
This fee is inclusive of breakfasts and lunches, and exclusive goodies worth RM1,300 which include a stand golf cart bag, golf cap, golf shirt and golf balls, all from SRIXON, as well as an ASICS voucher, NPL 10s and NuCaffe 5s health supplements from Nu-Prep.
The collection of golfing items that are provided to registered golfers
Accumulative prizes totalling an impressive RM100,000 are up for grabs, as well as the elusive Hole-In-One Prize worth RM50,000 of golf holiday vouchers.
Strict Observance Of SOPs
Compliance to COVID-19 SOPs is something that has been carefully integrated to ensure the safety of the golfers and the audience at the tournament.
There will be a mandatory body temperature screening, self-declaration and check-in via the mobile application SElangkah: Langkah Masuk dengan Selamat, and a strict requirement on the use of a face mask for contesting golfers and supporters.
Other SOPs include a limit of of four golfers per flight, a minimum of one caddy is provided for every two golfers, and only two persons are allowed on the buggy at a time.