JOHOR BARU: Eight cars, including a Mercedes Benz, a Honda, a Kia and several Protons plus four Chomel scooters will be up for grabs for a hole-in-one in the 2nd Johor Charity Golf Championship which will be held at the Royal Johor Country Club (RJCC) on April 19-20 in conjunction with the Sultan of Johor's birthday next month.
The lucrative prizes at stake are for the par-three holes three, seven, 13 and 16. Each of these holes will have two cars and a scooter as a prize. Some 400 golfers are expected to take part in the two-day event to raise RM200,000 for charity.
Speaking at a press conference after receiving sponsorship from Pan West, Majestic Golf, Tourism Development Corporation (TDC), Malaysia Airlines (Mas) and Puteri Pan Pacific Hotel for two other major golf tournaments to be held in Johor Baru in the next two months apart from the Charity Golf, the Tunku Bendahara of Johor, Tunku Abdul Majid Sultan Iskandar, said this year's target is an increase from the RM120,000 raised last year.
“It will be a rich outing for any golfer who wants to take part in the Charity golf. If he achieves the feat, he will not walk away with one car but two cars plus a scooter.
“There will also be no sharing of prizes. If more than one golfer achieves the feat on the designated holes, the second golfer to score an ace on the same hole will also get the same prizes,” said Tunku Majid, adding that the entrance fee for the Charity Golf is RM350 per golfer.
At the same function, Tunku Majid also received sponsorship for the 2nd Johor Invitation Open Golf Championship which will be held at RJCC from March 28-30 and the Pan-West Malaysian Amateur Open Championship from May 22-25.
For the Johor Invitational meet, 80 golfers, handicap eight and below, including the top amateurs from the Philippines (Jerome Delariarte, Erwin Vinluan), Thailand (Teeranum Mitrpanont, Junhasavasdikul Pariya), Australia (Steve Jones, Jared Whittal), Singapore (Choo Tze Huang, Jonathan Leong) and Malaysia (P. Sivachandran, Faridil Atras,) will compete.
This is the first time Johor will play host to the Pan West Malaysian Open and 100 top amateurs from the Asia Pacific region will compete in this event.