Golf News for Friday, June 6, 2014 | Awards

Asia Pacific Golf Hall of Fame inducts Tun Dr. Ahmad Sarji bin Abdul Hamid

This special honour is being bestowed upon Tun Dr. Ahmad Sarji bin Abdul Hamid, Chairman of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB). PNB is Malaysia's biggest fund management company which operates a number of unit trust schemes with offices in Singapore, London and Tokyo.

Besides his numerous directorships in corporations and public organisations, Tun Dr. Ahmad is also the Chairman of the Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM). Under his leadership, PGM's objectives are to promote the sport of golf and to contribute towards its enjoyment and growth in Malaysia.

As a show of confidence in Tun Dr. Ahmad, the Malaysian government appointed the PGM to become the local coordinator of The EurAsia Cup, the annual Ryder Cup format tournament between Europe and Asia.

"Malaysia has benefitted greatly from hosting The EurAsia Cup and it has reinforced Malaysia's capabilities to host a sporting mega-event placing our great nation firmly on the global sporting calendar," is how Tun. Dr. Ahmad reacted after the inaugural Eurasia Cup clash ended in a draw.

Commenting on his induction to the Asia Pacific Golf Hall Of Fame, Tun Dr. Ahmad said, "I am honoured by the decision to induct me into the Asia Pacific Golf Hall of Fame, and God willing, I will attend the 15th November 2014 occasion."

The induction will be conducted during the Gala Awards Banquet of the 2014 Asia Pacific Golf Summit which will be held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore on November 14-15.

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Summit dates have been set for November 14-15.