Maybank has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Malaysia’s rising star Gavin Kyle Green, who made his professional debut in June last year.
“To excel in golf, like for all other sports, the fundamental building blocks must be strongly put in place. Gavin, thus far, has demonstrated strong values and attributes like integrity, fortitude and discipline, somewhat similar to those that Maybank espouses, for the successes he has had,” said Tan Sri Dato’ Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor, Chairman of Maybank.
“Since turning professional, he has shown further determination to compete against tested stars and talented uprising players internationally, thereby accumulating skills, experience and confidence, things I know from my own previous personal career experience are essential to reach aspirations of being top in one’s field. After Maybank’s very successful ten years of involvement progressing Malaysia’s golf scene, we are now pleased to support his journey towards self mastery of the game of golf,” he added.
The 21-year-old Green turned professional after graduating from the University of New Mexico in the United States, where he played on the collegiate golf circuit with much success. He won the 2014-15 Mountain West Player of The Year award and was one of 10 semifinalists for the coveted Ben Hogan award, presented annually to the best collegiate golfer in the United States. Green signed off on his amateur career as the world’s 12th ranked amateur golfer and was the second highest placed Asian.
“I am truly honored and humbled to have Maybank’s support at this early stage in my professional career. This endorsement gives me the opportunity and freedom to compete at different platforms, improve my game and hone my skills further. This exposure is invaluable and I truly thank Maybank for this opportunity as their confidence in me continues to spur me to do even better,” said Green, who is currently working with renowned American coach Chris O’Connell.