The Prudential Astro Masters has plenty to shout about in 2012 as Malaysia’s biggest amateur golf series celebrates its 15th consecutive year of providing golfers of different levels and from all walks of life a platform to showcase their skills.
Twenty qualifying rounds have been scheduled with the first kick off on March 15 at Kota Permai GCC, recently voted ‘Best Course’ in Malaysia. The remaining 19 rounds will be played on some of the most breathtaking courses throughout the country including Bukit Jawi GCC in Penang, Shan Shui GCC in Tawau and Johor’s number one course – Horizon Hills GCC.
Astro’s Vice President of Media Sales, Mr Kenneth Teo said: “We are very pleased to be in collaboration with Prudential Assurance Malaysia once again as title sponsor and believe their continued commitment to the Astro Masters indicates their shared vision towards the development of amateur golf in this country.
“Malaysia is host to great golfing fans and we are excited to offer Astro customers the opportunity to showcase their skills while standing a chance to play on two of the best golf courses in Indonesia, namely Taman Dayu GC and Finna GC, both outside the exciting city of Surabaya.
“We are grateful to our partners and co-sponsors who have been loyal to this tournament and of course our customers who have been very supportive of the Prudential Astro Masters throughout the years. We want to show our thanks by providing a more exciting tournament and to get the ball rolling by offering a brand new Mercedes Benz C200 CGI as a hole-in-one prize,” added Teo.
Mr Teo also revealed that this year’s Prudential Astro Masters is set to become even bigger and more popular thanks to Astro Arena (Ch 801) who will be producing regular highlights throughout the 20 qualifying rounds. This will be a first for any amateur golf series in Malaysia.
Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad’s Director of Brand & Communications, Fiona Liao, said they were excited to be the title sponsor once again for the country’s most popular and prestigious amateur golf tournament.
“We are very excited to be working with Astro once again as the title sponsor for this year’s tournament. Not only is it our fourth year collaborating with Astro, it is also Prudential Malaysia’s 88th anniversary and this makes it even more special for us. By teaming up with Astro for sporting events such as the Prudential Astro Masters, we are able to reach out to more of our customers, especially those who enjoy a good game of golf. We thank our customers for their continuous faith and support which has kept us going throughout the years,” said Ms Liao.
The golf courses offer wonderful challenges in the form of fast greens, elevated teeboxes, narrow fairways with plenty of water hazards coming into play. The Prudential Astro Masters, recognised as the biggest amateur tournament in Malaysia, continues to excite golfers who wish to bask in the glory for finishing above the rest.
Two of the best golf courses in the mysterious Surabaya have been reserved to provide further challenges to Astro customers who make it through the qualifying rounds. Only the Best Gross and Best Nett performers at each round will win invitations to compete in Surabaya and earn the right to be crowned as the grand Prudential Astro Masters champion of 2012.
The 20 qualifying rounds that have been scheduled on 19 courses include Kota Permai GCC, A’ Famosa Golf Resort, Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort, Tasik Puteri GCC, Cinta Sayang GCR, Templer Park Country Club, Keningau Golf and Country Club and Dalit Bay Golf and Country Club to name a few. The grand final is scheduled to tee off on September 13. A full schedule appears below.
Astro customers who participate in this tournament will receive goodie bag items and stand a chance to win other exciting prizes, courtesy of Prudential Astro Masters and partners like AmBank, Panasonic, The Star, Bridgestone, Cross Creek, Pharmaton, Titoni, Samsonite, Maxis, Fred Lenzo, Lab Series, AXN, TVB, Gatorade, Golf Magazine, Banana Boat, Schick, Golf Channel, Southern Lion, Heineken and Cinta Sayang Golf Resort. They also stand a chance to win a 42 inch Panasonic Viera Plasma TV as the Sure To Win hole- in- one prize in all 20 preliminary rounds.
Over 2,400 Astro customers are expected to compete in this year’s Prudential Astro Masters. Entry forms can be obtained from participating golf clubs and is also downloadable from the Astro website www.astro.com.my. Alternatively, keen participants can also get in touch with event manager Golf People for more information by calling 03-7803-6226 or download the entry form by logging on to www.golfpeople.com.my.
Kota Permai GCC, Selangor: 15th March, Thursday
Kelab Golf SAAS, Selangor: 22nd March, Thursday
A' Famosa Golf Resort, Melaka: 31st March, Saturday
Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort, Perak: 7th April, Saturday
Tasik Puteri GCC, Selangor: 12th April, Thursday
Orna GCC, Melaka: 21st April, Saturday
Templer Park Country Club, Selangor: 26th April, Thursday
Bukit Jawi GR, Penang: 3rd May, Thursday
Dalit Bay Golf and Country Club, Sabah: 12th May, Saturday
Cinta Sayang GCR, Kedah: 19th May, Saturday
Staffield CR, Negeri Sembilan: 24th May, Thursday
Damai Laut GCC, Perak: 26th May, Saturday
Nilai Springs GCC, Negeri Sembilan: 13th June, Wednesday
Eastwood Valley Golf and Country Club, Sarawak: 16th June, Saturday
Palm Resort GCC, Senai, Johor: 21st June, Thursday
Impian Golf and Country Club, Selangor: 27th June, Wednesday
Shan-Shui GCC, Tawau: 30th June, Saturday
Kota Permai GCC, Selangor: 3rd July, Tuesday
Keningau Golf & Country Club, Sabah: 7th July, Saturday
Horizon Hills GCC, Johor: 12th July, Thursday
Grand Finals: 13th - 16th September