PETALING JAYA, 21st June, 2022 – On the occasion of a Press Conference event, the Selangor State Government through its Official Tourism Promotion Agency, Tourism Selangor, made an exciting announcement: the organisation of the 4th Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament will take place on the 23rd of July 2022.
The tournament will be held at the Seri Selangor Golf Club (KGSS), which is in Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya and has a course that combines the beauty of the tropics with the challenges of the game. This will undoubtedly be the day to observe some exciting golf tournaments.
The 18-hole inaugural Tournament will attract Selangor’s tourist industry participants, top Management in the private sector, celebrity and expatriate golfers, Tournament sponsors, golf lovers, and media, as well as officials from government-linked companies (GLCs).
It’s organised to improve existing or potential golfer relationships in a competitive yet fun atmosphere.
Mr. Azrul Shah bin Mohamad, Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Selangor in a statement shared, “This golf tournament journey inspired by the concept of ‘Pusing Selangor Dulu’, in which we organise tournaments in different locations each year.
This year, we chose Seri Selangor Golf Club as the official venue for our fourth tournament. The 4th Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament is also a way to show support for Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ), which is also celebrating its 16th anniversary this year.
With the ‘Pusing Selangor Dulu’ idea, we encourage participants to not only demonstrate their golfing skills, but also visit the tourism sites around the golf course we choose each year. For instance, there are several tourist attractions like the Chocolate Museum in Kota Damansara, Kidzania, The Curve, 1 Utama, and Tropicana Gardens at our event location today.”.
There are an astounding 29 golf clubs in Selangor, several of which are award-winning, and the state has a clear path to optimal sports tourist penetration. Selangor, Malaysia’s leading and premier golf hub, is a popular destination for both local and international golfers looking for a little of adrenaline and excitement on the course, surrounded by lush greenery.
“A total of 120 golfers are expected to participate this year, including representatives from the public and private sectors, well-known golfers and celebrities, as well as golfers from expatriate, travel agencies, and players from across the country and beyond.
As in previous years, the tournament is organised by standard professionals and is controlled and monitored by authorities. Aside from the chance to win several categories in this golf tournament, golfers can also win a lucrative prize in a lucky draw session held during the event.
This year, the tournament has prizes for the Hole-in-One category, which is Produa Ativa and was brought in by Tourism Selangor just for this tournament.”, Mr. Azrul Shah added.
The 4th Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament is supported by Selgate Corporation Sdn Bhd, Tourism Malaysia, Permodalan Negeri Selangor Berhad, Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor, Koridor Utiliti Selangor @ KUSEL, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Menteri Besar Incorporated, Central Spectrum (M) Sdn Bhd, Kumpulan Semesta, Sg Rambai Holdings, Rolid Setia Sdn Bhd, TITONI, Skymirror Travel & Tours, Liquid Marketing Sdn Bhd, Le Meridien Petaling Jaya, Jump Street Asia, Sunway Lagoon, Kelab Golf Seri Selangor, The Club House, Polis DiRaja Malaysia, Malaysia Golf Association, Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya and manage by Delta World Sdn Bhd.
Selangor is committed to exploring potential in sports and golf tourism, which fuels the state’s economy through domestic and international tourism. Golf’s large audience in the state and nationwide attracts sports tourists. With the most Golf Clubs in the country, it’s easy to expand golf tourism.
This is in keeping with Tourism Selangor’s ‘Pusing Selangor Dulu’ and ‘Splendid Selangor’ campaigns, which are rising in popularity among domestic and international travellers and generating waves on social media.
2019 was the year Selangor hosted the Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament. In 2021, the 3 rd edition of the tournament was held at the Bukit Beruntung Golf Club in Rawang before proceeding to the Seri Selangor Golf Club the following year.
For Golf Tourism and Recovery
2021 was an important year for Malaysian golf as it was then that the country started to recover through the tourism industry. The 3rd Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament 2021 was held then at the Bukit Beruntung Golf Club, Rawang.
A wide range of players participated in the 18-hole tournament including celebrity golfers, enthusiasts, management in the private sector and most notably, tourism industry players, among others.
Strong support and show
The 2021 edition saw the likes of Tourism Malaysia, Permodalan Negeri Selangor Berhad, Westport (M) Berhad, Northport (M) Berhad, Central Spectrum (M) Sdn Bhd, KDEB Waste Management, Liberty Golf Services, Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI Selangor), Srixon, Perbadanan Kemajuan Pertanian Selangor, Titani of Switzerland, Liquid Marketing Sdn. Bhd., Farm In The City, Puas Snack Pack and Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangorjoining the sponsors’ list.
It was a Malaysian Golf Association-sanctioned tournament with teeing off by the then Menteri Besar of Selangor, Y.A.B. Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.
To show its support, the state of Selangor has taken proactive steps in the post-pandemic era in promoting golf tourism. This is because golf tourism plays a crucial role in pushing the economy of Selangor which will benefit the entire ecosystem of the game.
There are 29 golf clubs in Selangor itself, making this the state with the most clubs. With tournaments like these, it will set the state up for more after 2021.
From 2022 and beyond
There was no letting up in 2022 as the 4th edition of the Tourism Selangor Golf Tournament was held on 23 July 2022. It was Seri Selangor Golf Club’s turn to host and this tournament saw 132 golfers joining and competing in the event.
Since the international borders are already opened after the lifting of the MCO, it was a different sight compared to a year before which saw participants coming from other countries like Brunei, Cambodia, Japan, Singapore, Korea and as far as the United Kingdom.