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Monday February 21, 2011
THE first leg of the 18-leg Prudential Astro Masters golf championship will tee off at the Kota Permai Golf and Country Club in Shah Alam, Selangor on March 10.
Three new partners — Panasonic, Cross Creek and The Star — have also become part of the circuit, culminating with the grand final at the Red Mountain Country Club and Loch Palm Country Club in Phuket, Thailand from Sept 15 to 18.
Astro vice-president for media sales Anthony Yeap said the circuit has emerged as the biggest amateur golf championship in the country.
“The circuit was initiated in 1998. And this year will be the 14th season. Prudential Assurance are with us for the third year. We are also happy with support from the sponsors, without whom, the circuit will not be a success,’’ said Anthony.
Prudential Assurance Malaysia director of brand and communication Fiona Liao said they were excited to be the title sponsor once again for the championship.
“This is our third year with the circuit. It shows how much we value this partnership with Astro and the countless value we obtain by being associated with the event.
“We also found from our customers that golf has become increasingly popular with our customers which is why we have decided to return for the third year.
“The sponsorship of such sporting event also provides us with ample opportunities to further strengthen our brand presence across the country,’’ said Fiona.
The other sponsors for the circuit are AmBank, Panasonic, The Star, Bridgestone, Cross Creek, Pharmaton, Titoni, Maxis, Fred Lenzo, Lab Series, AXN, TVB, Gatorade, Golf Magazine, Sunplay, Golf Channel, Unilever, Southern Lion, Samsonite, Heineken, Cinta Sayang Golf Club and A Famosa Golf Resort.
The champions in the gross and nett category in each leg will qualify for the grand final.
March 10: Kota Permai Golf and Country Club,Selangor
March 31: Kelab Golf SAAS, Selangor
April 9: A’ Famosa Golf Resort, Malacca
April 16: Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort, Perak
April 20: Tasik Puteri Golf and Country Club, Selangor
April 30: Cinta Sayang Golf and Country Resort, Kedah
May 5: Templer Park Country Club, Selangor
May 14: Sabah Golf and Country Club, Sabah
May 15: Dalit Bay Golf and Country Club, Sabah
May 26: Bukit Jawi Golf Resort, Penang
May 28: Meru Vally Golf and Country Club, Perak
June 6: Staffield Country Resort, Negri Sembilan
June 11: Orna Golf and Country Club, Malacca
June 18: Eastwood Valley Golf and Country Club, Sarawak
June 23: Palm Resort Golf and Country Club, Johor
July 6: Impian Golf and Country Club, Selangor
July 23: Shan Shui Golf and Country Club, Sabah
July 28: Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club, Johor
Sept 15-18 (grand final): Red Mountain Country Club and Loch Palm Country Club, Thailand
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