Nine qualifying rounds in Malaysia for MercedesTrophy 2018

Weidner with the MercedesTrophy 2018 Hole-in-One Grand Prize for each round, a Mercedes-Benz E200 Avantgarde Line.

KUCHING: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia yesterday announced the return of the much-anticipated MercedesTrophy 2018.

“Fascination, performance and passion – three words synonymous with the game of golf and the brand promise of Mercedes-Benz. Like our products, golf is a game of perfection, each and every stroke has to be perfect each and every time. This strong connection between the game and our brand has led to the active involvement for Mercedes-Benz in this sport since 1989.

“Today, the MercedesTrophy has evolved into an extremely successful tournament series for amateurs, staged over 60 countries, and we’re very proud to host it for the 28th year in Malaysia,” Mercedes-Benz Malaysia president and CEO Dr Claus Weidner said in a statement issued from Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Every year, more than 60,000 golfers in over 60 countries tee off in local, regional and national invitational tournaments in the hope of qualifying for the MercedesTrophy World Final held in ‘the birthplace of the automobile’- Stuttgart, Germany.

The MercedesTrophy tournament series in Malaysia will be played in nine qualifying rounds this year.

Marketing partners for MercedesTrophy include Crestlink, Taylormade, EPOS, Kinslager, The Edge Communications, The Saujana Hotel & Resort and Carlsberg.

Qualifying rounds will be held at Sutera Harbour Golf Club in Sabah on March 15, Palm Garden Golf Club in Putrajaya on March 28 and 29, Penang Golf Club in Penang on April 5, Saujana Golf & Country Club in Shah Alam, Selangor on April 11 and 12, Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club in Johor on April 19, and Kota Permai Golf & Country Club in Selangor on April 24 and 25.

There are four categories namely Customers’ Category (Men) A (Handicap 0-12), B (Handicap 13-20), C (Handicap 21-24), and Category (Women) D (Handicap 0-36).

The top three winners from each category of each qualifying round will compete in the MercedesTrophy National Final Malaysia on May 8 at Kota Permai Golf & Country Club, Selangor.

The top two winners in each handicap category for Men’s and the winner of the Women’s Category at the National Final will qualify for the MercedesTrophy Regional Final Asia, with an all-expenses paid trip to Sanctuary Cove, Australia from August 5 to 8 while the winner of each handicap category at the Regional Final will then qualify for the World Final in Stuttgart, Germany from October 2 to 7.

This year, representatives at the World Final will also have opportunity to meet Mercedes-Benz’s global brand ambassador, Rickie Fowler.

There is also a ‘Hole-in-One Prize’ where the first player to achieve a hole-in-one on any of the two designated par-3 holes at each venue will win the all-new Mercedes-Benz E 200 Avantgarde.

Other prizes include Mercedes-Benz exclusive merchandises and other novelty prizes.

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is inviting all Mercedes-Benz owners to give their best and be part of the MercedesTrophy worldwide.

To take part in the competition, please log on to www.mercedes-benz.com.my to register online with an entrance fee of RM380 per participation.

For further enquiries, please contact Mercedes-Benz Malaysia toll-free line at 1-800-88-9880.

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