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14 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Huge loss in more ways than one

THE golf industry was in a state of shock and sadness this week, shaken by the untimely passing last Sunday of Arie Irawan while on Tour in China. He was 28.

FLASHBACK: Arie with his trophy after his two-shot victory in the 2010 Malaysian Amateur Championship.
24 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

There’s much to celebrate

Maybank championship and Kelly’s win are welcome boosters for the sport of golf.




Group photo of the participants at the coaching clinic.
10 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Ryder Cup is coming to town

Famed trophy will be in Malaysia for the first time.

Flashback: Bjorn with the trophy and his triumphant team in France.
24 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Malaysians to the fore!

Straight drive - By Shaun Orange
THERE is an air of expectancy surrounding the Malaysian contingent in this year’s Maybank Championship.

Shahriffuddin is hoping for a good showing at Saujana.
10 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Saujana ready to play host

Tournament director of Maybank Championship pleased with the way things are turning out.

Defending champion Sharma has confirmed his entry for next month.
3 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Junior Tour is always ‘a good thing’

Asian Tour’s endorsement of regional circuit is greeted with thumbs up all round.

Events like the Genesis junior circuit are the future of golf in Asia, helping the development of the game.
13 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Top guns likely to shine again

THE new Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour season gets under way on Wednesday with the Perlis Closed Championship at Putra Golf Club in Kangar in what promises to be another closely fought and entertaining season.

Defending champion Sukree will be in action this week attempting to secure a third Perlis Closed title.
6 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

What lies in store for the industry?

Stakeholders in the local game speak of ups and downs to come, but generally remain positive about the future

Woods’ resurgence has been a big boost for the game.
30 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Twas a season of mixed fortunes

There was good and bad, and now the golf industry looks forward to a new and better campaign in the New Year.

Koepka won two of the four Major titles this year in an outstanding season.
16 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Shahriffuddin on the threshold of retaining his Order of Merit title

SHAHRIFFUDDIN Ariffin stands on the threshold of retaining his Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Order of Merit title, and if he does, he will celebrate alongside Nur Durriyah Damian, who has secured the ladies’ crown.

Shahriffuddin has a healthy lead at the top of the table.