Kuala Lumpur, March 28: Malaysian golf star Nicholas Fung has taken time out from his playing schedule at the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM, to lead a masterclass for aspiring young golfers.
The local youngsters paid a visit to Glenmarie Golf and Country Club to meet the Team Asia player and to take part in a junior clinic staged by the Selangor Golf Association, EurAsia Cup organisers and event sponsor MST golf.
Fung commented, “I had a great time taking the masterclass and meeting the kids - it’s good to see so many young Malaysians getting into golf. Some of them showed real promise and I hope to see a few representing Team Asia in future EurAsia Cup events.”
S. Kuldip Seine, President of the Selangor Golf Association commented, “We find one of the major factors in taking up golf is the cost, so we want to make the sport as accessible as possible to all Malaysian kids. We organise tournaments and clinics like this to encourage youngsters to take up the game and develop the sport of golf in Malaysia.”
“It has been fantastic to have the benefit of Nicholas’ experience as a professional in this masterclass – the children were so excited to meet him and they can’t wait to see him in action for the remainder of the EurAsia Cup. We hope that some of them will follow in Fung’s footsteps and represent Malaysia and Team Asia on the world stage one day.”
Tickets for the inaugural EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM are available for purchase via online and hotline. Golf fans can purchase tickets on www.ticketpro.com.my or call +603 7880 7999 for further details.
Tickets are priced as follows: Day 3 (Saturday 29 March) RM98 and Season Ticket RM158. Entry is free for children under the age of 16. Each ticket includes a voucher for a free EurAsia Cup team cap. The voucher can be redeemed on site at the Official Merchandise shop at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club.
The EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM is sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour. Professional Golf Malaysia (PGM) will act as the local facilitator for the event.
Keep up to date with the EurAsia Cup at www.eurasiacup.com, www.facebook.com/eurasiacupgolf and on Twitter @EurAsiaCupGolf
Friday’s Foursome Draw (Team Europe first)
9:40am: Miguel Angel JIMENEZ/Pablo LARRAZABAL vs Thongchai JAIDEE/ Kiradech APHIBARNRAT
9.55am: Thomas Bjorn/Thorbjorn OLESEN vs Prayad MARKSAENG/KIM Hyung-sung
10.10am: Victor DUBUISSON/Joost LUITEN vs Koumei ODA/Hideto Tanihara
10.25am: Gonzalo FDEZ-CASTANO/Stephen GALLACHER vs SIDDIKUR Rahman/Anirban LAHIRI
10.40am: Graeme MCDOWELL/Jamie DONALDSON vs Gaganjeet BHULLAR/Nicholas FUNG