Top Malaysian Pros Danny Chia and Airil Rizman confirmed for inaugural KL International Indoor Golf Open, presented by e-pay.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Jan 14th, 2011 --
The Golf Club KL City Centre, host venue for the inaugural KL International Indoor Golf Open (KLiiGO) to be held from the 16th of February 2011 till the last week of April 2011, announced today the participation of current Malaysian #1 and #2, Danny Chia and Airil Rizman for the Tournament.
The KL International Indoor Golf Open will be the world’s first indoor ProAM event with cash prize money on offer of RM100,000.00 from title sponsor, e-pay and another RM400,000.00 in non-cash prizes from various other sponsors including a RM250,000.00 golf simulator from The Golf Club KL City Sponsor for a hole-in-one prize.
The tournament is open to all golfers, professional or amateur, who also enjoy the benefit of becoming honorary members of The Golf Club KL City Centre for the duration of their participation.
Qualifying rounds commence on the 16th of February, which is also the official launch date of the event.
More information is available on the official website for KLiiGO: http://www.kliigo.com
“I am delighted to have both the Number 1 and Number 2 ranked professional players in the country in Danny and Airil taking part in KLiiGO as this reinforces the accuracy and realism provided by the PGA Tour Simulators that are exclusive to The Golf
Club KL City Centre. You really can play for real on these state of the art simulators which are the only simulators endorsed by the stringent US PGA Tour" said Golf Club KL City Founder, Hock Toh.
Fresh from their thrilling play-off at the Impian Golf Club last month, both Danny and Airil were excited to be continuing their duel indoors for the first time in their careers.
"As a professional golfer, I believe that any support from the private sector, be it in prize money or sponsorship, is good for the game and I think it is great to see companies like e-pay and The Golf Club KL City Centre coming up with such an innovative idea and means for not only pros but also amateurs to take part in a professionally managed golf tournament with real prize money and other great prizes"
"As this is a new way of playing golf indoors and conditions will be different than playing outdoors, this could be anyone's chance to win a tournament and I feel that like in real life, the game is going to be won or lost on the greens.
"Of course I'd like to win this tournament like I want to win any tournament I participate in but as this is going to be a first time for everyone, it really could be anyone
taking the winner's cheque and champion's trophy home" quoted Danny Chia.
"I'm excited to be taking part in this unique event, possibly a world first and right here in Kuala Lumpur. I'm happy to support any effort to help develop golf here
in the country and this is definitely a great initiative. I hope more companies like e-pay and The Golf Club Club KL City Centre will rise up to support the sport here in Malaysia.
"I'm looking forward to this very unique indoor golf tournament that is being played on PGA Tour simulators. The controlled conditions would really mean it would come right down to skill levels and a lot less on luck and yes, I'd certainly would like to win and be the first Champion's name to be engraved on the trophy!" quoted Airil Rizman.
The PGA Tour Simulators available from The Golf Club KL City Centre are the only golf simulators in the world that are endorsed and licensed by the US PGA Tour and the only simulators used exclusively on the Golf Channel. They are also the only simulators in the world that can read true ball-spin in multiple axis.
Further information on the KL International Indoor Golf Open, presented by e-pay, is available at http://www.kliigo.com
About The Golf Club KL City Centre:
The Golf Club KL City Centre is a premium indoor golf club located in the heart of KL City and has a total of 6 golf simulators for the exclusive use of both members and the public. The technology division of The Golf Club KL City Centre is also the sole authorized distributor for the PGA Tour Simulators from aBoutGolf USA and provides both rental, sales, service and support for the region.
Hock Toh, Founder
The Golf Club KL City Centre
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