Slew of sponsors join Prudential Astro Masters' 20th anniversary

Prudential Asto Masters (PAM) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. PAM 2017 is open to all golfers who are customers of Astro and its guests.

Its qualifying rounds will kick off at Tropicana Golf and Country Resort on 20 April, 2017. The rounds are also open to all affiliated Malaysian Golf Association clubs. A “live” scoring system will be implemented for the first time at qualifying rounds. This system utilises the internet to enable results to be generated within minutes after the round is completed.

Besides Prudential as title sponsor, other partners of PAM 2017 are Mazda, Panasonic, The Star, Oman Air, Oman Tourism, Titoni, The Edge, Delta Trend, Bridgestone Golf, Crest Link, Samsonite, VinsGolf, Nu-prep, 100 Plus, GOLF Magazine, Sunplay, Jake’s Charbroil, Cinta Sayang Resort, Fresh & White, Spectrum Outdoor, SkyBlue Media, Heathland, Cowa Coconut Water, VCO, Tropicana GCR, TVB, Carlsberg, Style Aromatherapy, Active Guard, Astro Supersport 3 HD, World of Sports, Old Town White Coffee, NUNATURE, Glenmark, Ayam Brand, Munchy’s, mygolf2u, Black & White Grp and McCallan Whisky.

As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, the competition offers a prize, a Mazda 6 Skyactiv-D, which retails for over RM216,000, two return business class tickets on Oman Air to Muscat, Oman, with a special edition of PAM Titoni watch worth RM20,000, Bridgestone Golf Bag with full iron set, as well as a 65-inch Panasonic LED full HD TV as sure-to-win hole-in-one prize. Overall, prizes are worth over RM500,000 will be given out.

The National Final and Grand Final of PAM 2017 will have its highlights broadcasted on two channels, namely Astro Arena and Astro SuperSport 3 HD.

“Previously, we held the PAM Grand Finals in Cambodia, Thailand and Bali. For the first time, winners from the qualifying legs will be rewarded with a Grand Final outside Asia. They will get to play the Grand Final in Muscat, Oman, at the Muscat Hills Golf Club and the links-styled Al Mouj Golf Club. This 20th anniversary of PAM is also more rewarding, with all four offering prizes, a first for PAM,” said P Jeganathan, organising chairman of PAM.

CEO of Prudential Assurance Malaysia, Gan Leong Hin, said the company is thrilled to be part of the longest and most prestigious national amateur golf series in the country.

“We are excited to be back as the title sponsor for the 9th consecutive year. Over the years, we have received positive feedback from our customers, and distribution channels, who share a common love for the game of golf. The success of this tournament is a testament of their unwavering and continued support,” he added.