2nd Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament – teeing off into the tourism economic recovery phase

The 2nd Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament was successfully staged at Templer Park Country Club in Rawang on Sunday, September 13.

The second edition of the event welcomed a plethora of golfers, ranging from golf industry players, private sector corporate leaders and celebrity golfers to tournament sponsors, golf enthusiasts, members of the media and representatives from Government-Linked Companies (GLCs). The tournament served as a medium to pave the way for the strengthening of existing ties as well as inculcate new relationships among the participants in a competitive yet enjoyable setting.

Participants enjoying a great day out at Templer Park

The 2nd Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament 2020 was supported by Menteri Besar Selangor Incorporated (MBI Selangor), Landasan Lumayan, Central Spectrum (M) Sdn Bhd, OPG Global Sdn Bhd, WB Event and Management Sdn Bhd, Worldwide Holdings Berhad, Gamuda Land, Sweet Spot Digital (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, and Roslan, Hazratul, Azman & Hisyam Peguambela & Peguamcara.

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General manager of Tourism Selangor Azrul Shah Mohamad noted in a statement: “Tourism Selangor is proud to host this 18-hole tournament which has entered its second year of establishment. It is of delight to see how the support and responses to this tournament have grown over the couple of years.

“Selangor is home to the highest number of golf clubs in Malaysia, with a total of 29 golf clubs across the state. Thus, from this fact alone, it cannot be denied, Selangor is the leading and premier golf hub in Malaysia,” he added.

Trophies and great prizes for the winners!

As Selangor is expected to host more golf tournaments and championships in the state post-pandemic, it is mandatory for organisers to strictly comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the Malaysian National Security Council (MKN) and the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Golfing with these new norms should not be less exciting, nor should it be in a less safe setting either. One of the upcoming tournaments is the Selangor Golf Classic 2020, which makes its debut on September 29 and 30 with Tourism Selangor proudly on board as title sponsor.

The state of Selangor through Tourism Selangor is committed to explore the opportunities and further leverage on sports and golf tourism, as those sectors play a key role in fuelling the state’s economy through domestic tourism. This tourism segmentation not only benefits golf operators but also other businesses such as retail, hospitality and transportation.

The buzz created from golf tourism events will draw tourists’ attention onto nearby attractions such as those close to the tournament venue in Rawang, which include Taman Eko Rimba Kanching and Taman Eko Rimba Komanwel. Golf tourism acts as a catalyst to create an influx of local sports tourists into the state. This is in line with Tourism Selangor’s domestic tourism campaign, ‘Pusing Selangor Dulu’, which is growing in popularity among domestic travellers.

The impact of golf tourism in Selangor will help improve the living standard of its residents, lead to the enhancement of sports facilities across the state and increase public interest in golf, thus making SELANGOR the preferred golf destination in Malaysia.

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