Nov 11, 2019

SABAH MASTERS BACK IN ASIAN TOUR CALENDAR 2019


KOTA KINABALU, 11 NOVEMBER 2019 – Sabah Masters Championship is making an eventful comeback to the Asian Tour calendar, from 21 to 24 November 2019. This year, Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club will host the championship, rightly after the Sabah’s successful organization of 25th World Amateur Golfers Championship last October.

Sabah Masters which is organized by Arus Erajaya Sdn Bhd and sanctioned by Asian Tour and Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) is expected to attract 144 international professional golfers; including Malaysian’s renowned professional golfers such as Ben Leong alongside with the top 25 players from PGM. The four-day event offers prize purse money of USD300,000 (RM 1.24mil) to the winners. This is the 20th venue of Asian Tour calendar out of 24 planned for this year.

Malaysia’s road to Sabah Masters was made possible through various sponsorships and also strong support from government agencies with Tourism Malaysia playing a significant role in promoting Malaysia to the international golfers.

“Tourism Malaysia is pleased to support Sabah Masters as we are keen to promote Malaysia as a golfing paradise with world-class facilities and value-for-money destination,” said YBhg. Datuk Ahmad Shah Hussein Tambakau, Chairman of Tourism Malaysia. “We welcome the competing professional golfers to Malaysia and look forward to winning them over with our Malaysian hospitality and charm, as well as fascinating golfing destinations.” he added.

For VM2020, Malaysia will host big events such Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC) from 31 March to 3 April 2020, and Maybank Championship 2020 edition. With more than 100 wonderful golf courses all around Malaysia, it is projected by Golf Club Managers Association of Malaysia (GCMAM) for the country to register 370,000 international golfer’s arrivals in 2020 with an estimated RM 1.1 billion in income to the nation.

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SABAH MASTERS Sanctioned by Asian Tour and Professional Golf of Malaysia, this tournament will be held at Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Resort from 21 – 24 of November 2019 with USD300,000 prize purse to the winners. Top 25 on the PGM players will be participating in a total of 144 professional golfers.

For press information, contact:

Mr Muadz Samat, Assistant Director, Corporate Communication Division
muadz@tourism.gov.my
Tel: +603 8891 8755

Mr Norazmi Omar, Assistant Director, Package Development Division
norazmi@tourism.gov.my
Tel: +603 8891 8525

Mr Kazarul Izzham Nordin, Senior Tourism Officer, Package Development Division
kazarul@tourism.gov.my

For Sabah Masters 2019 information, contact:
Mr Tan Eke Luck, Event Organizer c/o Arus Erajaya Sdn Bhd
lucksarawakchampionship@gmail.com
Tel: +6 082 239 489

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