The 2022 Carlsberg Golf Classic came to an enjoyable end with the staging of the Naional Finals at the award-winning Kota Permai Golf & Country Club on October 28.

The finale saw Gwee Li Jun win the gross title to take home a a Titoni Slenderline Quartz timepiece and Mohd Hisham emerge as the nett champion to win a Garmin Approach S62 smartwatch. They both also earned invitations to play at the World Amateur Golfers Championship happening on November 16 at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club.

The National Finals was an exhilarating day indeed for the finalists and invited guests, marking the culmination of the popular series' successful return after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Known as ‘Probably the Smoothest Golf Tournament’, this year's edition saw more than 3,800 golfers tee off at 32 participating golf clubs nationwide.

Enjoying 'Probably The Best Drinks' on-course

“This year, the 27th edition of the Carlsberg Golf Classic tournament was yet another huge success and delivered more fun on the green, making this competitive yet enjoyable tournament even better.

"Celebrating sportsmanship, skill and ultimately the well-deserved winners is a hole-in-one for Carlsberg and we cannot wait for the next tournament. With the ongoing support from the golfing community in Malaysia, we are game to make Carlsberg Golf Classic bigger and better in the years to come,” said Stefano Clini, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia.

“I hardly join golf tournaments, but when I do, I play to win. I’ve been playing golf since I was young and it has been 19 years for me. I certainly enjoyed myself during this tournament and plan to participate in future Carlsberg Golf Classics,” said Gwee.

Hisham added: “This was my first time successfully making it to the Carlsberg Golf Classic national finals. I feel really happy to have won and would like to thank Carlsberg for organising and sponsoring everything. I also look forward to playing again in the years to come.“

The winners with Carlsberg management team

Wonder Chang drew cheers of wonder when he scored the first ever hole-in-one in a Carlsberg Golf Classic National Finals to claim the ‘Adidas Dress Like A Pro’ outfit set worth RM2,000.

The National Finals was followed by the Carlsberg Golf Festival, which delivered a brilliant celebratory conclusion to the tournament in true Carlsberg fashion. Special activities curated to elevate the non-stop fun element included hot air balloon rides, 'The Smoothest Putt' challenge, 'Mini Neon Golf' and Giant Jenga.

“On top of our long-standing support of the sport and providing an avenue for amateur golfers to display their flair and skills, we are also proud to celebrate the first-edition of our Carlsberg Golf Festival which we believe elevates the entire experience for everyone who shares in the love of this
annual competition,” Clini noted.

The 2022 Carlsberg Golf Classic was supported by Mercedes-Benz, Adidas, TaylorMade, Titoni, Garmin, Glen Moray and The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

Hole-in-scorer Wonder Chang (centre) with Carlsberg's Stefano Clini (L) and adidas Golf's Eileen Fong