Green jackets and a horse carriage ride for the winners, a fire-eater mesmerizing spectators during the final round, plus other imaginative touches and little nuances – the club certainly pulls out all stops in ensuring that the participants not only feel special but have a great time as well.
The championships stretched over a two-week period, with the senior and women’s events played on June 6-7 followed by the men’ championship on June 12-14. The festival of golf culminated in a grand prize presentation dinner on the night of July 14, themed ‘Back To The 60s’.
In the senior event, Khoo Gee Seng clinched the title with a two-day total of 157 (82-75), just one shot ahead of defending champion Wong Shou Cherng (77-81). It was sweet revenge for Khoo as he finished second to Wong in the 2014 edition. Third place went to Gilbert Low on 166 (83-83), edging Imran Gulcharan Abdullah on countback.
Teenager Raeysha Surendran meanwhile successfully retained the women’s title with successive 77s for a 154 total, edging Doris Yee (76-80) by two shots. Ong Gim Hong was third on 169 (86-83) after a countback from Datuk Azlina Abdul Aziz.
The highly-coveted men’s title went to Mohd Isa Abas, who carded rounds of 79, 72 and 82 to finish on 233. William Cheah put up a strong challenge in an exciting final round but settled for runner-up honours on 235 (79-78-78), three shots ahead of third-placed Willie Lim (81-80-77).