Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: For the seventh year running, award-winning Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club [KLGCC] will play host to the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.
Dubbed ‘Malaysia’s most fun golf event’, the tournament traditionally attracts many of the world’s leading female golfers and has earned a reputation for delivering a dynamic and fun experience for golf and sporting fans.
From October 27-30, this year’s event will take place on the East Course at KLGCC, a Golf Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
Dato’ Ir Jauhari Hamidi, Managing Director of Sime Darby Property, said: “A host of new elements introduced during recent editions will be making reappearances in 2016 to ensure a great day out for all sports fans. The Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia organising committee is always looking for new initiatives and innovations, and this year will be no different.”
Over the past six years, the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia has supported Cancer Research Malaysia to raise awareness of breast cancer prevention and treatment within Malaysia.
Yayasan Sime Darby, the philanthropic arm of Sime Darby, has been driving this programme throughout the tournament’s history, working closely with Cancer Research Malaysia.
A popular feature of the Sime Darby LPGA, ‘Pink Saturday’ encourages all players, officials and visitors to the tournament to wear pink. This will continue this year along with other initiatives to raise awareness and knowledge of cancer prevention and treatment.
An important feature of the Sime Darby LPGA leading up to the event is the Sime Darby LPGA Development Programme which has been a part of the event since its inception.
The Sime Darby LPGA Development Programme prepares Malaysia’s best female players, especially promising young talent, for the local and regional qualifiers in which they compete for a spot in the Sime Darby LPGA.
The Sime Darby LPGA features the world’s best female golfers and has an expansive domestic and global footprint, reaching more than 150 territories worldwide.
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