Kuala Lumpur, 10 July 2008
10 July 2008
The inaugural Hong Leong Bank Golf Invitational organized recently by the Wholesale Banking Division of Hong Leong Bank (HLB) proved to be a hit with thenorthern community. The event also managed to raise funds for Rumah Sejahtera Permatang Tinggi, an old folks home in Seberang Perai Tengah.
This premium hospitality event is made up of three legs, the first of which was held in Penang, followed by Johor and the culminating event being held inKuala Lumpur. The Penang leg of the golf invitational saw existing clients of HLB, representatives from the business communities and trade associations aswell as other specially invited guests gathered together for a day of fun on the green.
The Mr Pang Zip Yeap, a client of HLB beat 42 other players, to emerge as the first ever Hong Leong Bank Golf Invitational champion with 38 Stablefordpoints. Mr. Pang walked away with a handsome crystal trophy and a 32” Samsung LCD TV.
Participants also had a chance to do their bit for charity with several novelty challenges planned throughout the course. With a minimum donation of RM10,golfers were able to participate in the 'Beat The Pro Challenge'. Hong Leong Bank matched the proceeds Ringgit for Ringgit.
Meantime, a Yamaha 135LC Extreme Spirit motorcycle for Rumah Sejahtera Permatang Tinggi sponsored by Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia and a Toyota Camry 2.0G A/Tsponsored by Maxis Mobile Services was slated as hole-in-one prizes. Unfortunately, for the Penang leg, no one managed to sink a hole-in-one.
The Hong Leong Bank Golf Invitational proved to be an excellent way to foster closer ties with the northern community and to work in synergy with HongLeong Group partners.
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Press Release - 10/07/2008