Sunday, November 27, 2016
Johor Sultan launches charity golf tournament, new golf course
KOTA TINGGI: The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar officially launched the Laksamana Trophy Charity Golf Tournament 2016 at the ELS Desaru Coast-Ocean Course here this morning.
The ruler's son, Tunku Panglima Johor Tunku Abdul Rahman Sultan Ibrahim, was first to tee off at 7.30am.
Tunku Abdul Rahman is also the patron of the Johor Golf Tourism Association (JGTA), the organiser of the tournament, which aims to raise RM1.5million for the Tunku Laksamana Johor Cancer Foundation.
Sultan Ibrahim also opened the newly-completed ELS Desaru Coast-Ocean Course, a 27-hole golf course.
JGTA president Colonel (R) Mohd Jamal Salleh said the tournament has received an overwhelming response from corporate sponsors, who are participating as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts.
"Aside from raising funds for the charity, the players are also vying for the coveted Tunku Laksamana Trophy," he said.
Jamal said the principal partner of the event, the Weststar Group, is contributing two Porsche Macans and two Maxus G10 MPVs as prizes for the hole-in-one competition. Sultan Ibrahim is slated to give away the prizes at noon. Media Prima Bhd is the media partner for the event.