SAM, JGTA to organise SAM Media Corporate Charity Golf 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, The Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM) and Johor Golf Tourism Association (JGTA) today announced their collaboration to organise the SAM Media Corporate Charity Golf 2019 at the Classic Course, Forest City Golf Resort in Gelang Patah, Johor on Nov 24.

The event is set to bring together 100 members from the media, industry captains, corporate heads, successful entrepreneurs, and the golf fraternities from Kedah, Perak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak, Johor and Singapore to tee up to raise funds on the greens.

SAM president Jasni Shafie said this is the first collaboration with JGTA and Forest City Golf Resort at the newest golf course in the country whilst attracting some Singaporeans and Koreans to come and play in the tournament.

Our noble intention in organising the SAM Media Corporate Charity Golf is to raise funds for the needy including our members and some charity bodies in Malaysia.

Aside from staging this tournament as part of SAM’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, the event is also seen as rolling out the Visit Truly Asia Malaysia 2020 and Visit Johor 2020 Campaigns and we hope that many more local and international golfers will take part in our humble yet meaningful event, he said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, JGTA president Col. Mohd Jamal Salleh said the charity event was part of their initiatives to promote golf tourism in Johor as well as to stimulate the tourism businesses in the state.

He noted that it was also a very good opportunity to roll out the Visit Johor 2020 campaign and jump start all the programmes in the pipeline next year.

The Classic Course has narrow fairways and water hazards with many flower beds that make for more difficult ball spotting. The golf course, however, offers an exciting challenging golf experience to both professionals and amateur golfers, he added.

It would be a fun-filled day for the golfers as they could enter various competitions including hole-in-one, longest drive, closest to the pin, closest to the line contests and stand a good chance of winning some grand prizes.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)