November Date for New APGC Event

Taimur Hassan Amin, Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation. Picture by AAC.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The inaugural Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) Mid-Amateur Championships have been rescheduled for November.

Originally due to be held this month, organisers decided to postpone the championships in the wake of weather warnings.

“It’s been extremely hot in Malaysia in recent weeks and the Government has issued a warning that if the high temperatures continue then outside activities should be avoided. If this hot spell carries on then the tournament may not be allowed,” said a spokesperson for the organising committee.

Taimur Hassan Amin, Chairman of the APGC, said: “Given the situation we felt it was in the best interests of all those involved to make the call now, rather than wait until closer to the date.

“We’re excited to be launching the Mid-Amateur Championships this year and look forward to welcoming players from most of our member counties to enjoy the competition, make new friends from within our region and enjoy the championship atmosphere.

“Our thanks go to the Malaysian Golf Association (MGA) for their assistance and support in staging the Mid-Amateur Championships which will be held in the Malaysian capital in November. The final date is being discussed with the host club and the MGA.”

The Mid-Amateur Championships are open to ladies and men who have Amateur Status in accordance with the current Amateur Status Rules of R&A Rules Limited.

Open to players aged between 35 and 54, the inauguration of the Mid-Amateur championships means the region will boast a full complement of top-level tournaments that cater to all age groups.

In addition to the APGC Junior Championships and APGC Senior Championships, the APGC partners with The R&A and Masters Tournament to stage the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, and with The R&A to stage the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific.

Under the auspices of the APGC there are also Asia-Pacific team events for men (Nomura Cup, biennial) and women (Queen Sirikit Cup, annual).

In conjunction with the European Golf Association (EGA), the APGC also conducts the Bonallack Trophy and Patsy Hankins Trophy, the latest iterations of which will take place from August 3-5 at the La Manga Club in Spain.

The Ryder Cup-style match play events are fiercely contested between elite male and female amateurs from the APGC and EGA.

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