The highly energetic, mega-fun tournament crowns its 30th champion after a superb performance on the greens.
KUALA LUMPUR, 27 Oct 2023 – The Carlsberg Golf Classic (CGC) #NEXTGEN tournament, a highly-anticipated affair for devoted golf enthusiasts, delivered an exciting year of 35 golf games brimming with electrifying experiences for both on and off-course players this year. With a its grand finale set against the backdrop of the splendid 27-hole championship golf course at the Tropicana Golf & Country Resort, the competition ignited a vibrant tapestry of exceptional skills and performances, as each participant showcased their finest form on the pristine fairways.
Deemed the ultimate amateur golf tournament, the CGC #NEXTGEN which teed off in May, saw 3,600 eager participants compete in 32 golf clubs across Malaysia including three digital legs at golf simulator outlets, as they each vied for a spot at the National Finals. The new virtual edition reaffirms the brand's innovative take in encouraging off-course players to participate in on-course tournaments, transitioning their interest and inspiring the next generation of golfers.
As players took to the greens and displayed top-notch showmanship, the tournament culminated in an explosion of enthusiasm as Nor Azmi Akob clinched the championship title, by shooting 67 against 64 avid players, taking home with him a Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar multisport watch, Stealth KBS Max 85 JV (22) ST 5-9P,S golf clubs, and Talormade 9’ FlexTech Waterproof Stand Golf Bag.
Carlsberg brews were also raised in celebration as Gross Winner Gwee Li Jun won a Garmin Marq GPS Smart Watch, a Stealth KBS Max 85 JV (22) ST 5-9P,S golf clubs and Talormade 9’ FlexTech Waterproof Stand Golf Bag with a score of 73. Emerging as Gross Winner for two years running, Gwee, 29, said, “This victory has grown my love for the game, and I've gained confidence in my abilities. The CGC #NEXTGEN tournament's growth, with thousands of participants across Malaysia, is fantastic for the development of golf in the country and it creates opportunities for newcomers. Moving forward, I plan to continue improving my game and look forward to the next tournament. This win has only fueled my passion for the sport, and I can't wait to see what the future holds."
Stefano Clini, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia, expressed his excitement, stating, "Today’s tee-off presented the ultimate stage for champions to emerge, rewriting the greens with their indomitable spirit and unwavering determination. All participants truly played a great game and to us, this event was a hole-in-one for Carlsberg Malaysia."
“Standing on the edge of a new era in this prestigious tournament, the CGC #NEXTGEN National Finals signifies a turning point, a bridge that connects the rich history of the CGC with a vision for the future. With unwavering support from the Malaysian golfing community, we are committed to making the CGC bigger and better in the years to come and cannot wait to get started on the next tournament!,” Clini added.
Known far and wide as the most anticipated golf tournament to grace the fairways, the mega-fun CGC #NEXTGEN finals wrapped up in true Carlsberg style. Amidst the clinking of Carlsberg glasses, golfers were recognised and celebrated for their remarkable achievements in a tournament marked by exceptional competition and camaraderie.
The Carlsberg Golf Classic #NEXTGEN has been supported by Carlsberg Malaysia’s long-standing official partners, Mercedes-Benz, adidas, TaylorMade, Garmin and SunPlay. Stay tuned for upcoming events and promotions by Carlsberg Malaysia and its portfolio of brews at www.carlsbergmalaysia.com.my or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CarlsbergMalaysia. As champions of Carlsberg Malaysia's ZERO Irresponsible Drinking ambition, we continue to encourage everyone to #CELEBRATERESPONSIBLY, so if you drink, remember, don't drive!