Players enjoy rare luxurious experience

  • Golf
  • Sunday, 01 Sep 2019

Lexus Malaysia deputy president Akio Takeyama was in attendance.

LEXUS delivered on its undertaking of delivering luxurious experience on a grand scale in the third and final leg of the Lexus Invitational hosted at TPC Kuala Lumpur.

The course, one of Malaysia’s finest and with a history of having hosted several international tournaments, was set up with a “professional golf feel”. This embraced everything from valet parking, lockers pre-packed with exclusive branded items, the latest model of Asics golf shoes to the white picket fencing leading off the 18th green – something usually reserved for Tour professionals.

The organisers left nothing to chance, except for naming the winners at the end of the day and the weather.

The golfers who got to enjoy the Lexus ‘Experience Amazing’ day were all customers who reaped the rewards of being owners.

On and off course, there were surprises waiting for all.

Lexus Malaysia general manager, Lexus Division, Sean Leng thanked their loyal customers for their continued support and said the company hoped they continue to enjoy Lexus hospitality in the years to come.

He made special mention of Srixon, who has supported the tournament for the past 13 years, as well as the lady pros, who added both beauty and skill to the day’s excitement, as well as TPC Kuala Lumpur for venue, which experienced a downpour that delayed play for an hour.

He added that he hoped everyone took home fond memories of ‘Experience Amazing’ from the tournament.

A field of 91 golfers battled it out for the top prize – an all expenses paid trip to Japan, inclusive of a business class ticket on ANA Airways, hotel, golf, F&B and private visit to the Lexus Plant, where the winner will be given a guided tour by the experts behind the production of this premier automobile.

Waiting in the wings were also some Lucky Draw winners who walked away with attractive prizes.

The player of the day who claimed the top honours was Azahar Kamaruddin. He played off handicap 12 and returned with a score of 38 to pip the competition by a point and earned not only the trip to Japan, but an XXIO caddie bag, XXIO driver and a crystal trophy presented by Lexus Malaysia deputy chairman Akio Takeyama.

In second place was Eugene Goh, playing off a six handicap, who won on countback from Datuk Jeffrey Chia (h’cp 10) with a score of 37.

Both players received a crystal trophy, XXIO caddie bag and XXIO fairway wood.

In the novelty contests, the Nearest-to-Pin prize on Hole 15 - a Cleveland putter - went to the only lady in the field, June Yap, who saw her golf ball came to rest just six feet five inches from the cup.

Gan Kee Ron won the Nearest-to-Line contest at Hole 9. He

was spot on, landing his ball on the mark and he was rewarded with a XXIO hybrid.

The biggest hitter on the day was Lo Kam Fatt, who on Hole 18 drove his golf ball 279 metres down the fairway and he took home a XXIO hybrid as reward.

The final chance to win the latest Lexus LS at the nominated hole-in-one par-3 went unclaimed.

Once the main prizes were settled, the lucky draw took center stage and the participants were called up for TUMI cabin travel bags, backpacks, pouches, XXIO irons set, drivers, fairway woods, hybrid’s and caddie bags, along with a Samsung S10 smart phone, all while indulging in premium beverages, deserts and live entertainment.

The Lexus ‘Experience Amazing’ for golfers was played out at three venues – Kota Permai Golf & Country Club, Tropicana Golf & Country Club and TPC Kuala Lumpur.

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