Christmas Golf Benefits Malaysian Kids

45 golfers took a break from Christmas preparations to play in the annual Christmas golf tournament arranged by Scandinavian Society Malaysia on December 3rd.  The tournament took place at the Kajang Golf and Country Club, a mere 30 minutes drive from downtown Kuala Lumpur. 
“The weather is always a concern, when you are a having a golf tournament in the middle of the rainy season, but we were really lucky. Not a drop of rain fell during the whole tournament,” a pleased Inger Meyer from the SSM golf committee tells.
It is the third time Scandinavian Society Malaysia arrange this tournament, but this year something new was introduced. One of the 18 holes was dedicated to charity.
At one of the par three holes the players could bet money that they got closer to the pin in one stroke than a pro golfer. A lot of the 45 players took on the challenge to prove that they could do better than pro golfer Lawrence Lay of the Tropicana Golf and Country Club. Players could bet from 10 to 50 Ringgit that they were better than the pro. If not, they lost their money to charity.
This year the charity was Madeleine’s Cancer Fund that benefits Malaysian children with cancer. On the other hand did you manage to come closer to the pin than Lawrence Lay you would double your money.
“Four players actually managed to beat the pro, but neither of the four claimed the money. The all gave it up for the children struggling with cancer,” Inger Meyer tells.
The charity raised 2000 ringgit for the children.
“That was more money than we dared hope for, so we are really pleased with that and I am quite sure we will do something like this in other tournaments to come,” Inger Meyer explains.
24 companies sponsored prizes for the tournament. The main prizes a return ticket to Europe and a seven day cruise for two people were given to the winners of the ladies’ and the men’s group.
“We made a draw to decide which winner got which prize,” Inger Meyer tells.
Kari Aamodt got 32 points, which made her the winner of the ladies’ group and a return flight to Europe. Inger Meyer was runner-up.
Pär Larsson can look forward to a relaxing seven day cruise after winning the men’s group with 36 points followed by Jørgen Hansen with 35 points.
The day ended with a lucky draw and with 40 prizes almost everybody took got an early Christmas gift to take home after a nice day at the golf course.
For more information about Scandinavian Society Malaysia, go to http://www.snofida.com/

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