Perodua National Amateur Golf Series 2023


The third edition of the Perodua National Amateur Golf Series (PNAGS) will tee off on March 2 with greater incentives for participants to clinch the right to represent the country at the World Final of World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC).


Congratulations to the winners of the second leg of the Perodua National Amateur Golf Series (PNAGS) at the Kota Permai Golf & Country Club on March 16.

The five winners from Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur leg advance to the National Finals in Langkawi, where they will vie for the right to represent Malaysia at the World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC) in Phuket, Thailand.

Medal A: Mohd Firdaus Ahmad (5) 71
Medal B: Mahyudin Zainy (8) 70
Medal C: Dato Rosdin Mohd Yusuf (12) 70
Medal D: Mazwan Mat Ali (18) 68
Medal E: Lee Kah Leong (24) 70

The Race to Laguna Phuket

Date : Thursday, 2nd March 2023
Tee time : 8.00am shotgun
An Opportunity for you to represent TEAM MALAYSIA at WAGC World Final in Phuket, Thailand!

 The third edition of the Perodua National Amateur Golf Series (PNAGS) will tee off on March 2 with greater incentives for participants to clinch the right to represent the country at the World Final of World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC).

Five national winners will get to don national colours at the all-expenses paid WAGC World Final in Phuket, Thailand from Nov 4 to 11.

Dubbed The Race to Laguna Phuket, this year’s PNAGS will be launched by YAM Tengku Arif Bendahara Tengku Muhammad Iskandar Ri’ayatuddin Shah on Feb 16. It is expected to develop into the most popular and talked-about golf tournament among amateur golfers in the country. Also present to officiate the championship is Chairman of Perodua, Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin.

The curtain raiser will the Selangor leg on March 2 at the Impian Golf & Country Club in Kajang. PNAGS will be held in all 14 states.

The highlight of this year’s National Final will be a two-round competition at The Els Club – Teluk Datai in Langkawi from Oct 22 to 24.

The novel concept of the tournament provides an ideal platform for Malaysian amateur golfers to excel in their game by first competing at state levels. Played in Strokeplay nett format, winners of five handicap categories (WHS Handicap 0-25) at nationwide qualifying rounds will then move up by representing their states to compete at the national level.

The Champions of five handicap categories from the National Final shall represent the Malaysian team in the WAGC World Final in Phuket.

“PNAGS offers a great opportunity for amateur golfers, golf clubs, suppliers and corporations to rally together to promote the game and foster fellowship among the golf fraternity,” WAGC President Isac Saminathan said.

“This golf series is opened to both men and ladies from valid WHS handicap (0-25) and, 18 years and above. PNAGS will cultivate the interest in golf among the local Malaysian amateur golfers regardless of age group and handicap level of play.”

Delta World, the official partner and licensee for World Amateur Golfers Championship for Malaysia is the event organizer for PNAGS and global secretariat for the WAGC, World Final in Phuket

Malaysia played host for four consecutive years for the World Final from 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2022 in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Sabah and Kuala Lumpur respectively.

Isac thanked Perodua for its involvement in the world’s biggest amateur tournament, participated by more than 40 countries globally.

“Perodua has joined the corporations as main sport sponsors in Malaysia by becoming the Title Sponsor since 2012,” he said.

“Perodua’s commitment towards WAGC Malaysia for the past 12 years which has marked as most popular and talked about golf tournament in Malaysia and also internationally.

“PNAGS has established strong partnership with Tourism Malaysia, Ministry of Youth and Sports and Malaysian Golf Association in line with their objectives to develop golf in the country.”

At last year’s National Final, legal eagle Mohd Firdaus Ahmad took flight with a tidy short game to win the main category. He overcame the demanding East Course of Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club that requires right club selection and good shot accuracy to return a good scorecard.

The WAGC World Final of 2022 was played over top golf courses in the Klang Valley, namely the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, Kota Permai Golf and Country Club and Kelab Rahman Putra Malaysia from Nov 12 to 19, 2022.

The world title is won by Malaysia who edged Thailand into second place after securing 1,165 points.

PNAGS is sanctioned and licensed by MGA and KBS, supported by Tourism Malaysia

Perodua is the title sponsor of PNAGS, while the co-sponsors are Panasonic, Srixon, Spectrum Outdoor, Les Copaque Production Sdn Bhd and VIN Distribution.

The other sponsors are Gatorade, Bleu, Wonda Coffee, Sting, Iroas, Skechers, Hall of Fame, Hospitality 360, Biscochiz, Jakes Charbroil, Biogrow, SweatSPA, Munchy’s, Nunature, TheSun, Clubhouse.

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For more information, please contact:

Lokman Ishak, Organizing Chairman
T: +603 7931 9311 M: +6010 2010835
E: [email protected]

Shoban Ramlu, Director of Event Operations
T: +603 7931 9311 M: +6016 623 4554
E: [email protected]

Red Mountain and LOCH PALM Golf Club

At 5,991 yards from the Blue Tees (Par 71) Loch Palm is regarded as the most relaxing course in Phuket. The course is a favourite amongst the locals and the expatriate community as it offers a relaxing game with a variety of challenging hazards and greens to confront golfers of all abilities. It is not unusual to see rounds completed in 3 hours for those that tee off early morning or late afternoon. Water comes into play on 10 holes and the fairways are lined with oil palms and varieties of Zoysia grass have been used on the fairways and in the rough providing year round playability and great playing surfaces.
With over 1,000 palm trees lining the fairways and a cool breeze washing over you from the Crystal Lake, the atmosphere is tranquil and serene, despite the numerous hazards and challenging greens.
The course has undergone some major re-designs and renovation upgrades in late 2019 by renowned designer Jon Morrow, the architect behind Red Mountain and Riverdale Golf Clubs.
Water comes into play on 6 of the first 7 holes on the front 9. Fairway landing areas are fairly generous but the tightly routed layout requires you to keep firm control of your game with wayward shots almost always punished by the water.
The first 3 holes meander alongside the signature Crystal Lake, a massive 48 acres in size. Quarried during the tin mining days, it is the largest body of water in Phuket, and a myriad of smaller lakes and palm lined fairways reflected in the open water and enveloped by a jungle-covered mountain backdrop create a unique sense of calm on the front 9. That said, anything hit right off the tee on the first 3 holes will almost certainly find the water.
Once you have navigated the first 3 holes with your score intact you are presented with a short to mid iron Par 3 that is all water carry. The key to a good score at Loch Palm is precise iron play and this hole is no exception. A straightforward par 3 over a large lake that is a simple pitch from the front tee and a much more difficult shot from the back tee. Anything hit weak to the right will find the water and anything long will present one of the most difficult chips on the course.
The back nine poses a different test through mountainous areas and forested hills with tricky downhill shots and more undulating lies. This 9 requires precise short iron play to ensure a good score.
The short 10th and the three Par 3’s are the key to a good score on this 9 and none more so than the 15th hole, one of Phuket’s truly stunning Par 3’s. At 161 yards from the back tee the hole plays much shorter as the green lies 100 feet below the tee. Wind and elevation play havoc with club selection as a large undulating green, guarded by water all around and a long beach bunker in front must be navigated. Take a moment to enjoy Loch Palm’s panoramic views. At this point you are truly enjoying the most relaxing golf course in Phuket.

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