Bank’s golf challenge returns

Palm Garden is set to play host to the third qualifier in November.

PREPARATIONS are under way to host Affin Bank’s annual golf tournament this year.

Designed specifically for its cardholders, the AffinCards Golf Challenge is set to tee off at some of the top golf courses in the country come November.

The series of golf tournaments that culminate in an exclusive grand final is based on a first-come-first-served basis for the bank’s cardholders.

The players battle it out to secure places from three qualifying rounds by following three simple steps — submit an e-entry form, meet the minimum spend requirement between July 15 and Oct 15 and pay a token entry fee. The stage is then set for competition.

Organised by event management specialists, Golf Malaysia, the inaugural tournament was hosted last year and Affin Bank went all out to provide a day of privilege for each guest.

This year’s tournament dates and venues have been confirmed.

The first qualifier will be held on Nov 5 at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club in Shah Alam, Selangor, with Kota Permai in Kota Kemuning scheduled to stage the second round on Nov 12 and Palm Garden in Putrajaya the third round on Nov 19.

The grand final will be held at the Mines Resort & Golf Club, on Nov 28.

Personalised lockers are part of the new normal for this event where players will find their tournament attire which includes a polo shirt, cap, arm sleeves and golf balls.

The day starts with breakfast at the Golfers’ Terrace and the top 10 finishers in both the A Medal and B Medal qualify for a slot in the grand final.

Participants will get a chance to add to their prize collection through a series of novelty contests, designed to reward those with better precision and skills.

Each qualifier also has Nearest-to-Pin, Nearest-to-Line and Longest Drive novelty contests.

On top of that, there are several exciting hole-in-one prizes to be won.

Affin World Mastercard holders enjoy complimentary green fees at 14 golf clubs in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, as well as access to courses in Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines.

With places limited, those interested can visit for more details.

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