Monday, March 19, 2012

Golf on tv

Since golf has a huge audience, Astro Arena should consider a half-an-hour weekly show on the sport. Perhaps AmBank can come in as an investor!

Datuk Mohamed Azmi Mahmood, Managing Director, Retail Banking, AmBank (M) Berhad and Girls U-15 champion, Princess Superal from the Philippines.

Press Release

19 March 2012

Adam Shaw of Canada wins inaugural RSGC AmBank Junior Amateur Open Golf Championship 2012

Adam Shaw of Canada clinched the inaugural Boys U-18 RSGC AmBank Junior Amateur Open Golf Championship 2012 by a massive 17 strokes, scoring a three-day total of 213, finishing three under par last week.

Playing at The Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC), Shaw who is half Malaysian from his mother’s side, also carded the day’s lowest score of 68 in today’s penultimate round.

Malaysian Mohammed Izad who was trailing in third place yesterday, was tied with a total score of 230 with Nick Ang but finished higher on countback. The tournament was played on a strokeplay format.

“I am pleased to win the RSGC AmBank Junior Amateur Open Golf Championship 2012 and it has certainly boosted my confidence. The win may look easy but I had to work hard for it,” said Shaw who resides in Canada but holidays frequently in Malaysia.

National junior Ervin Chang kept the Malaysian flag flying by winning the Boys U-15 title with a total score of 227. Amir Nazrin who was lying in fourth place yesterday, made a late surge today but it was not enough to finish the day with a total of 234, seven shots adrift, to finish second. Danial Durisic played his worst round today, scoring an 82 and lost out his second position to finish third.

The Girls category saw Philippines dominate the top two positions in both the
U-18 and U-15 category. In the U-18 category, Dottie Ardina carded a final round of 72 for a three-day total of 214 to emerge as champion, finishing two-under par. Team-mate Sarah Ababa finished in second place with a total of 221 while Malaysia’s Genevieve Ling claiming third place with 230.

Philippines’ Princess Superal led from day one to finish as the Girls U-15 champion with a total score 221, followed by team-mate Daniella Uy 225. Malaysia’s Siti Zulaikha Shaari completed the podium finish with a total score of 233.

Results: (Malaysians unless stated)
Final Round Scores
Boys U-18:
213: Adam Shaw (Canada) 70,75,68; 230: Mohammed Izzad 75,81,74; 230: Nick Ang 74,78,78
Boys U-15:
227: Ervin Chang 74,77,76; 234: Amir Nazrin 79,77,78; 236: Danial Durisic 79,75,82
Girls U-18:
214: Dottie Ardina (Philippines) 71,71,72; 221: Sarah Ababa (Philippines) 76,72,73; 230: Genevieve Ling 77,75,78
Girls U-15:
221: Princess Superal (Philippines) 74,74,73; 225: Daniella Uy (Philippines) 76,74,75; 233: Siti Zulaikha Shaari 77,78,78


Anonymous said...

Do we have enough content to last at least 13 episodes of half hour program?

Once you've answered we have enought interesting content, not the 'asal boleh, janji ada bunyi ada gambar' type of content.

Honestly, local golf scene doesn't have enough content to merit its own show. Don't tell me you're looking at 'macam mana nak swing' as part of the content. Manuals type of content are suitable for 'straight to DVD' as the interested party would only watch it when he's free. Blame it on the remote control, Megan Fox on other channel might distract one's interest unles he/she is appearing on tv. BUt then again, there's no harm trying. BTW, are u hinting that some party might be interested in it?


rizal hashim said...


why not?

but it requires massive workforce, man hours and technical support to cover the various tournaments in Malaysia. we should highlight local golfers and local tournaments more...

there's senior tourneys, junior tourneys, many golf clubs...

when there's a way, there's a will...

btw...not hinting anything...

Anonymous said...

err , rizal , the problem is , many msians often see golf as rich man sport , so how a golf tv show can changed this perception ?

and btw , i nvr play golf b4 .


Anonymous said...

Rizal...How about an hours program on sports in schools....You will never run out of episodes....need to be creative. But our sports media are not; only good at highlighting shortcomings if they don't get their way!