Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The PGA of Malaysia [PGAM] is organising a ‘Golf for Shaaban’ charity game.
All proceeds from the event will go to 35-year-old Shaaban Hussin, the Malaysian professional golfer who had his left leg amputated from the knee down following a motorbike accident in late March.
In a statement on its website, the Association said: “The PGAM and its members are deeply saddened by the news of Shaaban Hussin’s accident. Our hearts go out to him and his family. We pray for him to have strength to pull through these testing times.
“Shaaban has been a key figure in professional golf in our region. He has helped to develop the game through his ever-giving character.
“Armed with a free-flowing style swing, he has been a prominent professional in Malaysia through many years.”
The charity event will take place on May 22 over the East Course at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, a Golf Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
The entry fee is RM600, which includes lunch and dinner. To register, please call the PGAM on 60-16 289-5981 or visit www.pgaofmalaysia.com
Ranked as Malaysia’s number one amateur in 2001 and 2002, Shaaban turned pro in 2003.
He secured his Asian Tour card in 2009 when his season was capped with a tied ninth finish at the Brunei Open and a tied 11th outing at the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters in Malaysia.
At the Johnnie Walker Cambodian Open, Shaaban finished runner-up to Australian Marcus Both.
Among his other career highlights, Shaaban played in the inaugural CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, Malaysia co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and US PGA Tour.
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