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RM60,000 raised at the Expatriate Lifestyle Charity Open 2014
Date: 16 May 2014
Source: Expatriate Lifestyle


Expatriate Community Golf Event Raises RM60,100 for Three Local Childrens’ Homes as Best Expatriate Golfer in Malaysia 2014 is crowned.

16 MAY 2014, SHAH ALAM –The Expatriate Lifestyle Charity Golf Open 2014 took place at the prestigious Kota Permai Golf and Country Club last Friday and raised RM60,100 for three local charity homes with the participation of the best amateur expatriate golfers in Malaysia.

As per the pre-tournament pledge, 100 percent of the players’ registration fees, donations, raffles draw and charity auction proceeds went to Dignity for Children Foundation, Precious Children’s Home and Puchong Learning Centre. Representatives from the homes were there to receive their cheques in front of the golfers during lunch and they were joined by 40 under-privileged children aged from five to 17.

Expatriate Golfer in Malaysia 2014

The kids participated in a two-hour golf clinic at the driving range and experienced a once-in-a-lifetime golfing opportunity. The expatriate community also donated fun toys and games to the kids which they gladly took back to their respective homes.

The day started on a high note with the golfers excited and competitive about who was going to win the trophies this year. The 18-hole tournament went smoothly throughout the day as the golfers enjoyed beverages courtesy of Heineken and F&N Malaysia. The group then adjourned to the Kota Permai ballroom for the prize-giving ceremony and dinner with Heineken as the official beer while A & L Adventure and Leisure served as the official wine.

The best amateur expatriate golfer title was won by Sean Niven with Geoff McLaws and Alistair Guthrie as second and third. Niven carded a one-over par 73 gross score to win the fourth edition of the tournament, which was staged at world championship course Kota Permai Golf & Country Club for the first time.

There were also prizes for Nett Champions with a handicap of 0-11, won by Tom Henson, and a Nett Champion with handicap 12-14, won on the Stableford scoring system by Paul Grayson.

The Longest Drive title was won by Thomas Tizard and the Nearest to The Pin was won by Paul Cooper. The winners walked away with holidays courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, Le Meridien Jimbaran Bali and Vivanta Malabar by Taj Hotels. The winners also received exclusive bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue. Champions of the 1st and 2nd class received hotel stays at The Andaman Langkawi and W Singapore Sentosa Cove worth over RM5,000.

The prize-giving ceremony was followed by raffle draws and charity auction with prizes courtesy of MST Golf, Sothys, Indoor Golf, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort and an exclusive Johnnie Walker Blue Label Mini Cube Pack.

Stuart Cavens won the bid for an exclusive one year membership at Whisky Tango Foxtrot which includes a personal locker with a bottle of Japanese whisky and a box of Limited Dunhill Aged Reserva 2006 Cigar at RM9,000, inclusive of 2 VIP Hospitality Passes to CIMB Classic courtesy of GAB.

THE RESULTS

Overall Champion (Gross)
The Best Amateur Golfer in Malaysia: Sean Niven
First Runner-Up: Geoff McLaws
Second Runner-Up: Alistair Guthrie

Nett Champion (Handicap 0 -11)
Champion: Tom Henson
First Runner-Up: Melvin Tan
Second Runner-Up: Steve Tan

Nett Champion (Handicap 12-24)
Champion: Paul Grayson
First Runner-Up: Bob Boyd
Second Runner-Up: Andrew Briston

Nearest to The Pin: Paul Cooper (2 Feet 1 inch)

Longest Drive: Thomas Tizard (259 meters)