Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: In past years, TPC Kuala Lumpur hosted break-fasting ceremonies with Muslim children from local orphanages. But this year’s event came with a twist that held a special meaning for the club’s golf course team.
Inspired by the saying ‘charity starts from home’, TPC Kuala Lumpur, rated among the world’s top 100 golf course, feted its 200 greenkeepers to a break-fasting ceremony as part of its corporate social responsibility programme.
This year to date, the Asian Golf Industry Federation Golf Course Facility Member has achieved three notable milestones – securing 78th position in the World’s Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses by Golf Digest International; 88th place in the Top 100 Platinum Golf & Country Clubs of the World; and 19th place in the Top 100 Golf Courses in Asia.
At the same time, the club’s West Course is currently undergoing a major upgrading project which is expected to be completed in time for October’s PGA Tour-sanctioned CIMB Classic.
Regardless of Malaysia’s erratic weather conditions, TPC Kuala Lumpur’s greenkeepers toil on the golf courses day and night throughout the year.
“Our (TPC Kuala Lumpur) golf course team is one of the toughest teams and has been working very hard in consistently delivering a world-class golfing experience to our members and guests. We truly appreciate their dedication, support and sacrifices over the years. Hence, we are celebrating them during this holy month and hope this will be a tradition in years to come,” said Steven Thielke, Chief Executive of TPC Kuala Lumpur.
The event started with a group photo session on the golf course and was followed by a Maghrib congregation led by the euphonious landscape staff, Sarifudin. The crowd then proceeded to the decorated area within the golf workshop for a sumptuous buffet dinner which included beef, lamb, chicken, rice, vegetables and mouth-watering desserts.
While enjoying dinner, a special tribute video was presented to the audience before TPC Kuala Lumpur’s Head of Agronomy, Mohd Nizam Othman, expressed his appreciation to all staff for their hard work, commitment and professionalism.
“I am very proud and thankful for having such a wonderful team at TPC Kuala Lumpur. With great determination, perseverance and passion, we are on track with the West Course upgrade project despite some challenges with the weather conditions. In the true spirit of Ramadan, we celebrate this achievement together as a unified team,” said Nizam.
The staff were presented with certificates of appreciation by Thielke for various categories and also Duit Raya (money packets).
Singapore: This year’s SMBC Singapore Open has been cancelled due to on-going concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic in the region.