Volvo World Golf Challenge Malaysia Winner Wins an Australia Golf Trip of a Lifetime

RM10,000 raised amongst Volvo Trucks customers and staff for Palu, Indonesia

Participants of Volvo World Golf Challenge Malaysia 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, October 22, 2018 – The Volvo World Golf Challenge is back in Malaysia, offering golfing enthusiasts an opportunity to compete for the grand prize of a golf trip to Brisbane, Australia as well as to attend the Brisbane Truck Show in May 2019.  

Held annually and in its 11th year, the Volvo World Golf Challenge provides Volvo Trucks customers and business partners the chance to test their golfing skills while contributing to a worthy cause.

With over 111 participants, the event which was held at Kota Permai Golf & Country Resort tee’ed off in the morning and ended with Mr Andy Hii Sik Kiong from Demeter Logistics Sdn Bhd as this year’s Volvo World Golf Challenge 2018 winner. Mr Hii won the title with a score of 38 (OCB), nabbing the grand prize trip to Brisbane, Australia.

“I am absolutely thrilled to have been crowned the champion of the Volvo World Gold Challenge this year,” said Andy. “The challenge is something we look forward to every year, not just for the exciting prizes offered, but also because we know that by participating in the challenge, we are playing a part in contributing to a good cause.”

Following in 2nd place is Mr Simon Wong Chan Wah from ChipSeng Heng Enterprise Sdn Bhd, who received a Titleist trolley bag. Mr Raymond Yoong from Freight Mark (M) Sdn Bhd came in 3rd place, received a Titleist Vokey Wedge.

Additionally, this year’s challenge also saw the inclusion of a lucky draw prize where one lucky player, Mr Low Seng Chee from Syarikat Low Kim Chuan won the opportunity to join the grand prizewinner alongside Mitch Peden, Managing Director of Volvo Malaysia in Australia.

The event also saw sales of official Volvo merchandise to participants and attendees, with all proceeds of the sale going to Palu, Indonesia towards its rebuilding efforts. Palu and Donggala, Central Sulawesi was devastated by a tsunami which was triggered by a 7.7 Richter Scale earthquake on 28 September. 

Combined with a bulls-eye competition as well as a private collection amongst Volvo Trucks Malaysia staff, a total of RM 10,000 was raised that day. In a show of solidarity, the coming together of customers, partners and Volvo staff further strengthens the charitable aspect of the challenge.

Mitch Peden, Managing Director of Volvo Malaysia said, “It is truly wonderful to see such amazing support for our annual golf tournament. 11 years and still running strong, the Volvo World Golf Challenge is more than just a sporting event. It signifies our longstanding commitment to our business partners as well as our commitment to charitable causes.”

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.

For further information, please contact:

Irina Lau, Marketing Manager Volvo Malaysia
Tel: 03-5510 3300, Email: irina.lau@volvo.com

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