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-
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
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
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