The spectators’ journey to KLGCC


TWO days out from the inaugural Maybank Championship 2023, to be held at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club’s (KLGCC) West Course, the stage is set for an event that will feature the best players in the women’s game.

Set to run from Thursday through Sunday, at the heart of this elite Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) event, is the Maybank Village, a bustling hub where golf enthusiasts and the public can expect a joyful experience, discovering the essence of Maybank’s Asean legacy.

The Maybank Championship has always been more than just a golf tournament, and this year, the event aspires to deliver that and much more.

Spectators can immerse themselves in a multi-sensory interactive experience where golf meets fun and learning with a purpose that reflects Maybank’s commitment to the Asean region and its values of inclusivity, sustainability and diversity.

Highlighting Maybank’s first venture with the LPGA Tour, which comes on the heels of a 14-year association with elite global tournament golf, will be a star-studded field that includes no less than 15 major championship winners and almost all the top 15 players in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings.

The line-up stars major winners Céline Boutier, Ruoning Yin, Jin Young Ko, Brooke Henderson, Allisen Corpuz and Nelly Korda.

The playing field will also include Maybank’s Asean ambassador and LPGA Tour regular Kelly Tan and her compatriots from the US Epson Tour, Natasha Andrea Oon, Alyaa Abdulghany and Ashley Lau this year, as well as a trio of rising Asean stars: Singapore’s Amanda Tan, Dottie Ardina of the Philippines and Indonesia’s Ida Ayu Indira Melati Putri.

There will be more than just golf to enjoy during tournament week, though.

Maybank has unveiled a lineup of exciting interactive experiences, allowing fans to indulge their senses, ignite their curiosity and create unforgettable memories.

You can step into the world of artisan craftsmanship at Maybank Women’s Eco Weaver’s Corner, where fans can witness the art of weaving with live loom displays.

What makes this experience truly special is the opportunity to try weaving yourself using traditional looms.

You can craft personalised gifts like handwoven bookmarks to take home as a memento of your visit or share them with loved ones.

This immersive journey connects a person to the rich tapestry of Asean culture and champions diversity, equity and inclusion.

At Reach Independence and Sustainable Entrepreneurship booth, there is a showcase of merchandise by entrepreneurs who are also individuals with disabilities (PWDs).

This platform is meant to tell the story of their relentless entrepreneurial spirit.

There will be a blindfolded coffee-making activity, “blind brewing”, which is a fascinating and sensory-rich approach to brewing coffee that relies on the sense of taste, touch and smell rather than visual cues.

Also, visitors can craft themselves custom braille name cards that are unique to their liking.

For golf enthusiasts, they can put their skills to the test at a golf simulator game, presented by MST Golf in collaboration with Epson. This challenge will allow them to show off their swings and putting game.

In between the golf festivities, you could also take a moment to learn about Tiger Conservation at the interactive LED screen display.

Witness the stark contrast between a world with and without tigers and learn how we can contribute to preserving these magnificent creatures.

Visitors can purchase merchandise from the World Wildlife Fund’s exhibit. All proceeds will be channelled towards their animal conservation efforts.

The MyImpact Card Challenge provides an opportunity for you to cycle “across Asean” while understanding your own sustainability and environmental impact, such as carbon reduction.

It’s a fun and engaging way to learn about your impact on the environment, in line with Maybank’s commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG).

Beyond the Maybank Village, other exciting activities include:

“Letter to my younger self” by pro players: Immerse yourself in the personal reflections of golfers as you read letters they’ve penned to their younger selves. You can even write a note to your own younger self and submit it for publication on the Maybank Championship social media platforms.

Score merchandise autographed by your favourite stars: Participate in a survey and walk away with a golf umbrella autographed by the pro players.

Join Maybank in celebrating the golfing lifestyle at this exclusive event.

Golf enthusiasts are invited to come and support their favourite heroes up close.

Tickets are easy to acquire with options like the RM38 Day Pass (valid for Thursday and Friday), the RM68 Weekend Pass (Saturday and Sunday), or RM88 Season Pass for all four days.

Families are welcomed, with free entry for children under 12 and special privileges for Maybank Cardholders (Debit, Credit, and Charge Cards) and MAE App users.

Spectators can also get RM5 off for Grab rides to and from KLGCC on all four days (limited to 500 redemptions per day for Thursday and Friday and 1,500 redemptions per day for Saturday and Sunday).

Alternatively, public parking is available at Senada Commercial Area and Sime Darby Convention Centre at RM10 per day.

Maybank Championship’s commitment to making sports accessible to all aligns with its mission to humanise financial services.

For more information, visit http://www.lpga.com/tournaments/maybank-championship/tournament-entries, and for additional details and ticket reservations, check out http://www.maybank.com/championship

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