Monday, December 05, 2016

Happenings: The Malaysian round of the 9th Volvo World Golf Challenge


The annual Volvo World Golf Challenge was back for its 9th consecutive year here in Malaysia.  A total of 111 golf enthusiasts participated in this Volvo Group (here under Volvo Trucks Malaysia) event where they stood a chance to drive home a Volvo Car Malaysia sponsored Volvo XC90 in the Hole-in-One category.

(L-R) 2nd Runner Up, Charlie Lau from FreightMark Sdn Bhd, 1st Runner Up, Jee Chau Hau of Taipanco Sdn Bhd and Champion, Tuan Haji Ahmad Zubir of Zha Pengangkutan posing with their prizes and trophies together with Jerome Wong, Vice President of Sales and Logistics, Volvo Malaysia during the prize giving ceremony

As usual, it isn't just about golfing or just for the networking, Volvo Malaysia also partnered with the National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM) to help raise awareness and understanding towards autism. A charity drive was held in conjunction with the Volvo World Golf Challenge where Volvo Malaysia, Volvo Car Malaysia as well as attendees together raised a total of RM24,000 where all proceeds were donated to NASOM. 
Jerome Wong, Vice President of Sales and Logistics, Volvo Malaysia presented Anne Subashini, Assistant Honorable Secretary of the National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM) with a mock cheque for the beautiful painting of Volvo FH by the children

Children of NASOM held a special performance to express their gratitude towards the attendees during the Volvo World Golf Challenge

PRESS RELEASE
Ace it up in the 9th Volvo World Golf Challenge!

PETALING JAYA, December 5, 2016 - The Malaysian round of the Volvo World Golf Challenge

2016 not only presented golf enthusiasts the opportunity to test their skills and have a shot at

fantastic prizes, but it also allowed them to contribute to a worthy cause. This year, Volvo Car

Malaysia sponsored a Volvo XC90 worth RM 403,888 (without insurance) as the game’s Hole-in-

One prize.

Organized by Volvo Malaysia, the annual event, held for the ninth consecutive year, witnessed 111

participants made up of customers from Volvo Trucks, Volvo Buses and Volvo Financial Services,

business partners and members of the media deck it out at Tropicana Golf and Country Resort.

The half day event saw golf enthusiasts tee off early in the morning and the winner was crowned

during the luncheon held at the resort. Tuan Haji Ahmad Zubir from Zha Pengangkutan was named

the champion of Volvo World Golf Challenge 2016 with an impressive score of 37 (OCB). Tuan

Haji Zubir is now a proud owner of one Titleist Cabin Bag, a Bohemian Crystal trophy and a

chance of a lifetime to play with pro-golfers at the Volvo China Open in April next year!

“This is like a dream come true, although I did not get to drive home the Volvo XC90, but I will get

the chance to play with some of the world’s top golfers next year! I have participated many times in

the Volvo World Golf Challenge and winning today was unexpected. I would like to thank Volvo

Malaysia for this chance and I look forward to the next Volvo World Golf Challenge in 2017.” said

Tuan Haji Zubir.

1 st runner up went to Jee Chau Hau of Taipanco Sdn Bhd and second runner up is Charlie Lau

from FreightMark Sdn Bhd. Both of them walked away with one Titleist Scotty Cameron Putter and

one Titleist 917 Driver respectively together with a Bohemian Crystal trophy each.

This year’s Challenge also saw Volvo Malaysia partner with the National Autism Society of

Malaysia (NASOM) to raise funds and create further awareness on autism. Aside from selling

limited-edition truck scale models donated by Volvo Trucks and drawings painted by children from

the society, participants also had the chance to browse stalls set-up by NASOM which sold

handmade craft, muffins and donuts as well as bid for limited Titleist and FootJoy merchandise.

The partnership with NASOM follows in the footsteps of last year’s inaugural Volvo World Golf

Challenge charity auction. The event received immense positive feedback and support from

customers, business partners, media and even internal staff, leading to this year’s NASOM tie-up.

Mats Nilsson, Managing Director of Volvo Malaysia said, “2016 is the 9th year that we have held

our annual golf tournament and it gets more interesting every year. This annual event is no longer

just another sports event for us. It has become something we enjoy doing as it enables us to

further strengthen our relationship beyond business or partnerships and we hope it will continue to

blossom in the future.”

“Throughout the years, Volvo Malaysia has been actively championing charity causes and

organisations. Giving back to the community is something very close to Volvo’s heart, which is why

we are very happy to be able to work with NASOM and are privileged that they are joining us

today. Last year, we held our first charity auction during the Volvo World Golf Challenge and it

received tremendous positive feedback thus, we’ve decided to bring it back with a twist. We hope

to do our part to help amplify everyone’s understanding and acceptance towards autism, a lifelong

developmental condition that affects, among other things, the way an individual relates to his or her

environment and their interaction with other people that we may encounter in our daily lives. We

are very happy to announce that through all the activities organised today, we have managed to

raise a total of RM 24,000 and all this will be donated to NASOM.” said Mats.

The highlight of the charity drive was the purchase of 2 paintings specially drawn by 2 talented

individuals from NASOM. One was the painting of the Volvo FH purchased by Volvo Trucks

Malaysia and the other was the XC90 purchased by Volvo Car Malaysia for a combined price of

RM 8,000.

Since its inauguration in 1988, the tournament has gathered more than one million golfers around

the world in this exciting, competitive and highly-esteemed event regarded favorably among

aspiring golfers.


For more information, contact Volvo Trucks Malaysia Customer Care Centre at 012- 3731030/ 019-

2401030 or visit the official Volvo Trucks Malaysia Facebook page at

www.facebook.com/VolvoTrucksMalaysia.



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