Wednesday, July 24

World Bidayuh golf championships expected to attract more golfers

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KUCHING: The 10th World Bidayuh Golf Championship (WBGC) 2014 to be held at the Sarawak Golf Club (KGS) on July 5, is expected to see an increased number of participants.

Organising committee member Ricky Guing Senen said entries are invited for the open, especially Bidayuh golfers with maximum handicap of 24, or current NHS/USGA handicap index of 21.7 (blue tee) for men, and maximum handicap of 36 or NHS/USGA handicap index of 32.7 for ladies.

He said those with higher handicap may participate but will have to play to the maximum handicap index of 21.7 (men) or 32.7 (ladies).

“It is the sole responsibility of the players to declare their lowest handicap. Failure to comply shall result in disqualification in the handicap event,” said Guing.

Guing said there will be 14 flights at the tournament and tee-off time has been set as 7.30am.

He said entry fee for the tournament is RM50 for KGS members and RM100 for non-members.

In last year’s championships which attracted more than 60 golfers, Dominic Josip emerged victorious to lift the YB Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong Challenge Trophy. — Bernama