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Golf’s best celebrated at Malaysian Golf Awards

2017 Malaysian Golf Awards recipients with ParGolf and MGA officials

The top achievers of Malaysian golf were celebrated in the 2017 Malaysian Golf Awards presented by Club Car, staged on May 12 at Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

Organised by ParGolf in collaboration with the Malaysian Golf Association (MGA), the Malaysian Golf Awards is the nation’s only industry-wide awards recognising deserving individuals, golf clubs and companies for their achievements and contributions in the previous year. The awards spanned 14 categories and the winners were selected based on voting by a 50-strong panel comprising MGA committee members, ParGolf editorial personnel and selected golf industry personalities.

“The Malaysian Golf Awards recognises excellence in the golfing industry with the aim of raising the bar from year to year. All the winners and nominees deserve to be congratulated for leading the way and we hope they will spur others on to strive even harder to match or surpass them,” said MGA president YB Senator Admiral Tan Sri Dato’ Setia Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor.

ParGolf publisher Suzannah Gun Palmer noted that the awards serve as a benchmark for the golf industry. “By acknowledging achievements across all spheres of the game, the Malaysian Golf Awards provides a benchmark for the entire golf fraternity. We would like to express our gratitude to Jebsen & Jessen for their continued support and we hope to expand and improve on the awards in the coming years.”

The awards presentation ceremony had a solemn moment when a brief tribute was paid to one of the legends of Malaysian golf, P. Gunasegaran, who passed away in March at age 53.  Guna, as he was known, is best remembered for finishing as runner-up in the 1994 Malaysian Open after an epic eight-hole playoff. That performance still stands as the best finish by a Malaysian in the national Open.

Best Overall Golf Experience – Templer Park Country Club

WINNERS & NOMINEES

Note: All awards based on performances in 2016

VOTED AWARDS

MALAYSIAN AMATEUR GOLFER OF THE YEAR – MALE

Nominees: Daeng Abdul Rahman / Amir Nazrin Jailani / Galven Kendall Green

Winner: Daeng Abdul Rahman

MALAYSIAN AMATEUR GOLFER OF THE YEAR – FEMALE

Nominees: Nur Durriyah Damian / Loy Hee Ying / Ashley Lau

Winner: Nur Durriyah Damian

MALAYSIAN JUNIOR GOLFER OF THE YEAR – MALE

Nominees: Victor Ng Yu Kai / Rhaasrikanesh Kanavathi / Adam Arif Madzri / Bryan Tan Wei Han / Zubair Firdaus

Joint Winners: Rhaasrikanesh Kanavathi and Adam Arif Madzri

MALAYSIAN JUNIOR GOLFER OF THE YEAR – FEMALE

Nominees: Winnie Ng Yu Xuan / Natasha Andrea Oon / Zulaikah Nurziana Nasser / Liyana Azizan Durisic

Joint Winners: Winnie Ng Yu Xuan and Natasha Andrea Oon

MALAYSIAN PROFESSIONAL GOLFER OF THE YEAR – MALE

Nominees: Danny Chia / Nicholas Fung / Gavin Green

Winner: Gavin Green

MALAYSIAN PROFESSIONAL GOLFER OF THE YEAR – FEMALE

Nominees: Ainil Johani Bakar / Michelle Koh / Kelly Tan

Winner: Kelly Tan

MOST IMPROVED GOLF COURSE

Nominees: Damai Laut Golf & Country Club / Danau Golf Club / Glenmarie Golf & Country Club / Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort / Tasik Puteri Golf & Country Club

Winner: Tasik Puteri Golf & Country Club

BEST NEW GOLF COURSE

Nominees: The Els Club Desaru Coast – Ocean Course / Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club / Sibuga Golf Club

Winner: The Els Club Desaru Coast – Ocean Course

BEST MAINTAINED GOLF COURSE

Nominees: Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club / Kota Permai Golf & Country Club / TPC Kuala Lumpur – West Course / Palm Garden Golf Club / Tropicana Golf & Country Resort

Winner: Kota Permai Golf & Country Club

BEST OVERALL GOLF EXPERIENCE

Nominees: Kota Permai Golf & Country Club / The Els Club Teluk Datai / TPC Kuala Lumpur / Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club / Templer Park Country Club

Winner: Templer Park Country Club

SPECIAL AWARDS (NON-VOTED)

BREAKTHROUGH GOLFER OF THE YEAR

M. Sasidaran, 2016 PGM Port Dickson Closed Championship.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Ben Leong, 2016 PGM Tiara Melaka Closed Championship

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO GOLF

Templer Park Country Club

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