Organisers of the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM today announced an innovative new club sponsorship programme designed to raise awareness of the EurAsia Cup amongst active golfers in the region and to invigorate the regular monthly medal competitions that take place at golf clubs around the country.
The EurAsia Cup is supporting the February monthly club medal competition at approximately 30 of the leading golf clubs in Malaysia with a focus on the Klang Valley area. Selected clubs in Singapore have also been invited to participate in the programme.
The EurAsia Cup Club Medal programme will reward participating golfers with a free EurAsia Cup cap and the winners of each club’s monthly medal competition will receive free tickets to the inaugural EurAsia Cup tournament at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club from March 27-29 as well as additional tournament merchandise.
Charlie Tingey, Senior Director of EurAsia Golf Ltd, said: “We wanted to develop a club-wide initiative that would reward regular golfers, encourage them to join us at the EurAsia Cup, and generate a bit of buzz within the golfing community. The EurAsia Cup Club medal programme adds value to the regular club medals and does so in a way that will be appreciated by golfers.”
Tingey added: “As well as the high-quality golfing cap that every participant will receive, everyone who takes part will be able to buy tickets at a special rate. We’re aiming to reach over 30,000 active golfers with this scheme and we want as many of them as possible to come to Glenmarie for the tournament itself.”
Tickets for the inaugural EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM are now for sale. Golf fans can purchase tickets on www.ticketpro.com.my or call +603 7880 7999 for further details.
Tickets are priced as follow: Day 1 RM78, Day 2 RM78, Day 3 RM78 and Season Ticket RM158. Entry is free for children under the age of 16.
The format of play for the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM will see five fourball matches being played on the first day (March 27, Thursday) followed by five foursomes matches on day two (March 28, Friday) and 10 singles matches on the final day (March 29, Saturday) at Glenmarie’s Garden course.
Team Asia will be led by playing captain Thongchai Jaidee, a three-time Asian Tour number one, and his side will include new Asian Tour number one Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Siddikur Rahman, Anirban Lahiri, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Koumei Oda, Hideto Tanihara, Kim Hyung-sung and local star Nicholas Fung. Thongchai will name one more captain’s pick later.
Miguel Angel Jimenez will spearhead Team Europe as the playing captain. His team includes Graeme McDowell, Thomas Bjorn, Victor Dubuisson, Jamie Donaldson, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Joost Luiten and Stephen Gallacher. Jimenez has yet to name his two captain’s picks.
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.