KUALA LUMPUR, 9 NOVEMBER 2018 – Malaysia’s prestigious golf club and the first and only TPC Club in Southeast Asia, TPC Kuala Lumpur has done it again! The Club was the talk of the town during the glitzy awards ceremony organized by the Asia Pacific Golf Group at the spanking new Hyatt Regency in Bangkok last weekend.
This time the club achieved the crème de la crème of the Asia Pacific recognition in the form of six most outstanding achievements at the 2018 Asian Golf Awards.
The Asia Pacific Order of Zenith and Legion of Leaders are two exceptional categories of awards which saw TPC Kuala Lumpur and Steven Thielke; the club’s Chief Executive Officer as the respective recipients. The Asia Pacific Order of Zenith as the award’s name suggests, is a very exclusive and lofty recognition that excels and exceeds any standard in the industry. The Legion of Leaders award is a special tribute designed to single out outstanding men and women in the golf club management industry for the exemplary role they have played and continue to play in promoting all-round excellence in the club industry.
Thielke upon receiving his the Legion of Leaders Awards said, “It’s a great honour for me and the club to be recognized as among the best in the Asia Pacific. The team at TPC Kuala Lumpur is more motivated than ever to excel further.”
In addition, TPC Kuala Lumpur’s Head of Agronomy Mohd Nizam Othman bagged the Best Golf Course Superintendent of the Year award for the third time, Best Championship Course in Asia Pacific and Best HR Manager for Azhan Kadir awards for the second year in a row, and Loh Chyi Jen was voted Best Marcomm Manager of the Year.
“The journey to be where we are now has been an amazing one. Malaysia is blessed with a strategic location and has ample resources for golf development. I hope there will be more exciting roads ahead for the club and Malaysia. Thank you so much to all members, staff and management for the support and we will always continue to deliver the best,” added Thielke.
The Asian Golf Awards is the only pan-Asia Pacific Award programme of its kind for the golf industry. It has established itself as both the “Oscars” for the industry and a very distinguished measure of excellence by which the industry measures its very best.
Proudly owned by Sime Darby Property, TPC Kuala Lumpur has set an impressive track record with its multi award winning milestones. Since becoming part of the highly acclaimed TPC Network, TPC Kuala Lumpur has made it to the Top 100 World’s Greatest Golf Courses, Top 100 Platinum Golf and Country Clubs of the World and Top 100 Golf Courses in Asia.
About TPC Kuala Lumpur
Formerly known as Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, TPC Kuala Lumpur is a 36-hole tournament-standard course strategically located in them lush landscape of Mont Kiara, just eight kilometres from the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Its proprietor Sime Darby Property; designed the club as an elegant and relaxing golf haven surrounded by perfectly manicured greenery.
TPC Kuala Lumpur captured the world’s attention through staging the PGA TOUR, European Tour and the LPGA all within a year for three consecutive years between 2013 and 2015. In October 2016, TPC Kuala Lumpur made history again by successfully staging the PGA TOUR-sanctioned CIMB Classic and Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia consecutively, both feats unknown before in the history of golf.
Defining new standards in golf and country clubs with its superior service, excellent facilities and warm hospitality, the high quality of construction is synonymous with Sime Darby Property and incorporates state-of-the art technologies with impressive attention to detail.
TPC Kuala Lumpur’s multi-award winning West Course is ranked 78th in the coveted World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses and the club has set another international record at position 88 in the Top 100 Platinum Golf & Country Clubs of the World 2018-2019, up one notch since 2015 as well as 19th place in the Top 100 Golf Courses in Asia. Visit TPCKL.com for more information. Like us on our social media account Facebook.com/tpckualalumpur; Instagram.com/tpc_kl; Twitter.com/@officialtpckl; WhatsApp 0192636548 – TPC Kuala Lumpur to gain insights on our latest happenings.