Participants pose at the recent Petronas Golf Invitational Tournament 2019 held at Damai Golf and Country Club (DGCC).

KUCHING: The opening round of this year’s DGCC Inter-Team Match Play golf tournament saw many of the favourite teams defeated at Damai Golf and Country Club (DGCC) recently.

This was announced by DGCC’s general manager Roslan Mohd Salleh who said the unexpected results had shown that the “Texas Scramble” game format that is being used in the inaugural event is challenging even for the top players who have teamed up for the competition.

“The results were interesting because many of the top players were beaten in the opening round because the competition is stiff and the majority of the participants have made early preparation for their matches against the top guns,” he said.
With fine weather smiling at the golfers, the event proceeded well with the winning teams advancing to the second round of competitions which will be announced soon while those competing in the Losers’ Pool will also be competing among themselves at a later date.

Participants pose at the recent Petronas Golf Invitational Tournament 2019 held at Damai Golf and Country Club (DGCC).

“Many of the teams are eager to enter the second round of their game because the competition is expected to become more intense, particularly with only a handful of the favourite teams playing in the Winners’ Pool.

Roslan advised the competing teams to contact DGCC on the details of their next rounds of competition and to confirm their availability on the tee off dates that will be announced later.

Meanwhile, DGCC is expected to host more corporate golf events in the coming months. Recently it hosted the Petronas Golf Invitational Tournament which was participated by over 100 participants.

“We have received many inquiries and tentative bookings from the corporate sector to organise their golf events later this year in which this trend is common because our golf course is one of the popular venues in Kuching,” said Roslan.

He said last year alone DGCC was visited by 20,000 golfers from within and outside the country where many had played there during corporate golf events held at the club.

“This week alone our club had been visited by visiting golfers from Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei who are playing here as part of their corporate retreats that include mini golf competitions at DGCC,” he said.