Tourism Johor Golf event attracts 160 participants

Johor Published 1 year ago on 19 December 2022 | Author TIN Media

A total of 160 local and foreign golfers played in the recent Tourism Johor Golf Tournament for the 5th edition of Tunku Panglima Johor Challenge Trophy at Els Club Desaru Coast–Ocean and Valley course. The golfers played over 36 holes in the two-day tournament held on 3rd and 4th december 2022.

Johor Golf Tourism Association (JGTA) president Col (Rtd) Mohd Jamal Salleh said: "Following the overwhelming response in 2021, we decided to host a bigger and merrier event this year."

The event was incepted in 2017 and since then it has been staged annually. Last year, 166 local and international golfers from the United Kingdom (UK), Belgium, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia participated in the tournament. This year marked another milestone as 160 golfers take part in the 36-hole tournament over two days. The event also attracted foreign golfers from Singapore, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Australia and South Africa.

Jamal said the main objective was to support Tourism Malaysia's "Cuti-Cuti Malaysia" campaign through golf events to stimulate the golf tourism industry in Johor.

For the first time, JGTA featured a Tourism Johor Golf Festival, showcasing local products by about 40 small- and medium-scale enterprises and food trucks, as well as golf clubs, hospitality and tour companies from Johor and Kuala Lumpur.

Aside from 8 attractive hole-in-one prizes for all the Par 3’s at Ocean Course and Valley Course, there were also friendly novelty competitions – 8 prizes for Nearest-to-the-Pin at both Ocean Course and Valley Course. All 8 novelties prizes were sponsored by MST Golf, the Golf Partner.

Overall Champions
Overall Champion (Gross): Shahreel Iqubal Dom Ami (Hcp 3) won the Tunku Panglima Johor Challenge Trophy
Overall Champion (Nett): Muhammad Hanif Abu Bakar (Hcp 14)

Division A
Winner (Gross): Johanis (Hcp 3)
Winners (Nett): Mohd Nasharuddin Mat Nasir (Hcp 9)

1st Runner-Up: Nor Saiful Zaini (Hcp 7)
2nd Runner-Up: Mohd Azli Ali (Hcp 7)

Division B
Winner (Gross): Mohd Hamdan Saidon (Hcp 12) Winners (Nett): Zulkifli Ally (Hcp 14)
1st Runner-Up: Roslaini Idrus (Hcp 10)
2nd Runner-Up: Ahmad Johanif Mohd Ali (Hcp 13)

Division C
Winner (Gross): Norhisham Hussein (Hcp 21) Winners (Nett): Ahmad Fariq Omar (Hcp 23)

1st Runner-Up: William Thorn (Hcp 19)
 2nd Runner-Up: Khairul Amri Uding (Hcp 18)

Ladies Division:
Winner (Nett): Nurul (Hcp 10)

The novelties Nearest-to-the-Pin prizes were won by the following winners:

Day 1:
(1) Ocean Lakes #2: Roslaini Idrus
(2) Coast #3: Mohammad Amin Yahya (3) Valley #2: Norhisham Hussein
(4) Valley #17: Mohd Esman Supaat

Day 2:
(1) Lakes #2: Ahmad Syukri Abd Rahman (2) Coast #3: Mohd Esman Supaat
(3) Valley #2: Mohd Saiful Rizuan
(4) Valley #17: Ahmad Nizam Mohd ShaH