YOUNG GOLFERS TO VIE FOR TOP TSM GOLF CHALLENGE
Venue: East Course, TPC Kuala Lumpur
Date: 25-28th March 2019
The country’s top young golfers will begin their quest for the coveted title of the annual TSM Golf Challenge. The tournament, part of the prestigious World Amateur Golf Ranking where the players to play and accumulate points for the world ranking, is to identify and groom young golfers under 21 with handicap 12 and below, in the country. The tournament with its tagline “In Search of Malaysian Tiger” is part of an event and talent scouting activity to produce golf professionals in the league of Tiger Woods.
The inclusion of TSM Golf Challenge into the ranking is a big achievement which the local amateurs could make use of the opportunity to enhance their skill in preparation for Malaysia to scout the best talents for the 2016 Olympics where golf will be included as a sport for the first time.
A total of 90 young golfers under 21 years old have been invited to take part – 60 each for boys and girls of the age category and 30 for those under 15.
The event debuted in 2006 in association with the Ministry for Youth and Sports and the Malaysian Golf Association. The response to this event was encouraging, prompting TSMCG to turn the event into an annual feature of the organization. The event has since received MGA’s official sanction too and is now officially listed in the MGA calendar events.
The main Prize for the Winners (both Men & Ladies Category) will be awarded in the form of sponsorship for Training at a recognized Golf academy approved by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Charity Golf.
For other winners, the prizes will be awarded in the form of a voucher and/or reimbursement for claims for coaching fee, purchase of golf equipment, and out of pocket expenses for training and tournament expenses for the development of golf only.
The TSM Golf Challenge which is under the patronage of YBhg Tan Sri Muhyiddin Bin Hj Mohd. Yassin, who is also an avid golfer, is organized like a Professional Tour event the 100 youngsters who are among the crème de la crème of Malaysian golf are invited to compete with each other for honours.
He said youngsters who would finish among the top few in the tournament would be given the opportunity to have a formal lesson by golf professionals to enable them to further raise the standard of their game.
TSM GOLF CHALLENGE ACHIEVERS.
2019: RHAASRIKANESH KANAVATHI & WINNIE NG
2015: GALVEN KENDALL GREEN & NUR DURRIYAH DAMIAN
2014: GALVEN KENDALL GREEN & NUR ELIANA
2013: SALOMON EMILIO ROSIDIN & ASHLEY LAU
2012: MOHD WAFIYUDDIN MANAF & KELLY TAN
2011: LOW KHAI JEI & KELLY TAN
2010: GAVIN KYLE GREEN & KELLY TAN
2009: GAVIN KYLE GREEN & AINIL JOHANI ABU BAKAR
2008: ISZAIMIE ISMAIL & AINIL JOHANI ABU BAKAR
2007: MOHD AKHMAL TARMIZEE & AINIL JOHANI ABU BAKAR
2006: LIM ENG SENG & AINIL JOHANI ABU BAKAR