Taiping Sikhs plan golf events to celebrate Vasakhi

Golfers alert! Vasakhi golfing at Swiss-Garden Golf Resort and Spa Damai Laut, Perak, on April 28 and Austin Height Golf and Hotel Resort, Johor, on May 5

Taiping Sikh Association President Balraaj Singh (left) introducing the dholl, a Punjabi drum, to Damai Laut Golf and Spa Resort General Manager Patrick Tee at the latter’s golf course signature hole – Photo courtesy of TSA

Taiping Sikhs are at it again. This time they are powering two golf events, one each in Perak and Johor, as part of their efforts to promote the spirit of muhibbah or harmony.

The inaugural Golf Amal Muhibbah Vasakhi 2018, organised by Sri Guru Singh Sabha Taiping or better known as the Taiping Sikh Association (TSA), will be held over two rounds in April and May.

It is tied to a few ends in mind: the Sikh festival of Vasakhi which falls on 14 April and the Visit Malaysia 2020.

The two venues are Perak’s Swiss-Garden Golf Resort and Spa Damai Laut on April 28 and Johor’s Austin Height Golf and Hotel Resort on May 5.

TSA president Balraaj Singh said this was the first such event for the organisation which, among others, operates a soup kitchen for the underprivileged in Taiping.

“The objective of the golf tournament is to promote tourism and camaraderie among golfers and their families. We hope golfers will bring their families to visit these lovely golf resorts,” he said.

Damai Laut offers breathtaking views of the sea and lush greenery, the Ronald Fream designed layout is routed through a tropical landscape with nine holes overlooking the Straits of Malacca and the other nine the estuaries of the Dinding River.

“We are honored to be selected as the venue for the inaugural charity event. We have played host to many tournaments but this particular event is one that that resonates with our corporate philosophy of giving back to the underprivileged,” said Swiss Garden Beach Resort Damai Laut Director of Sales and Marketing Linda Evelyn Wong.

While Austin Height is peaceful and isolated, you can occasionally glimpse greenery and the lakes with excitement offered from the shortest par 3 at 125 metres along this stretch of course. Designed by Nigel B. Douglas, the course has a fine mix of long and short holes with challenging greens.

The Inaugural Golf Amal Muhibbah Vasakhi 2018 tournament will be played in a format called “System 36 Stableford Points” and will tee-off at 8.00am on a weekend followed by light breakfast and lunch followed by a prize-giving at 1.30pm onwards on both the dates.

Asia Golfing Network is supporting the tournament with goodies and prizes. Online newspaper Asia Samachar is the media partner for the event.

For more information on the golf tournament and sponsorship opportunities, contact Tournament Committee – Balraaj Singh 019 555 5564 / Gurdev Singh 018 2325 979 / Najman Zainuddin 016 486 7980.


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