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13th July 2018

Ervin Chang crowned as Champion of the Singapore Amateur Open 2018

MGA national player, Ervin Chang won the Singapore Amateur Open Title today which went down as the first Malaysian to win in the modern history of the Championship. Ervin Chang was also one of the national players identified to play in the Asian Games to be held in August this year at Pondok Indah Golf & Country Club, Jakarta, Indonesia together with Adam Arif Madzri, Muhammad Afif Mohd Fathi, Rhaasrikanesh Kanavathi, Ashley Lau Wen Jen, Natasha Andrea Oon And Winnie Ng Yu Xuan.

Ervin carded 62, 68, 65 and 72 for a 13-under-267 tournament total, 5 strokes ahead of Singapore’s James Leow who carded a total score of 272. Chinese-Taipei’s Wei-Hsuan Wang finished third with a 272 tournament total. With this briliant win, Ervin earned a slot at the Singapore Open to be held in January 2019.

Malaysian Team comprised Ervin Chang and Muhammad Afif Fathi won the Team Event after scoring a combined score of 413 strokes ahead of Singapore who scored 416 strokes and Thailand who was third with 417 strokes.


16th January 2018


A subsidiary of Trapper Media Group, one of Malaysia’s leading home-grown media communications agencies, PARGAME has been appointed on a 5-year contract by the Malaysian Golf Association (MGA) in partnership with its GoGolf Programme to oversee the programme’s media and event offerings, PARGAME sets out to give advertisers and marketers the ability to reach 2.1 million golf enthusiasts of whom, more than half a million of them are high-net-worth individuals across its growing network of golf clubs throughout Malaysia.

Group CEO and Founder of Trapper Media Group, Sivanathan Krishnan says “it’s an honour and privilege to be part of a vibrant endeavour to fill the void in the out-of-home scene with the launch of Malaysia’s first Golf Course Advertising Platform, a one stop center to enable advertisers to reach over 70 golf clubs in Malaysia.  On average per year, there are around 1.7 million golf rounds being played around the country. And in a flight of 4, that’s close to 7 million eye balls that should not be missed out by advertisers. Advertisers get to reach these target consumers in an uncluttered and unfettered situation for 4 to 6 hours…. READ MORE 

Enclosed is a photograph of partners MGA and Trapper Media Group officiating the Launch of the Golf Advertising partnership.

From left to right are: Datuk Ishak Mohd Esa – General Manager of MGA, Mr. Andrew Bryan Perera – Honorary Treasurer of MGA and Chairman of GoGolf Programme, Dato’ Zulkifli Dato’ Ismail – Honorary Secretary of MGA, Mr. Sivanathan Krishnan – CEO of PARGAME and Group CEO of Trapper Media Group.


12th January 2018

The Malaysian Golf Association (MGA) has continued to play an active role in promoting Rules of Golf education in Malaysia under the leadership of its Rules Sub-Committee chairman, Mr CC Boo who is also the Vice President of MGA.

Besides educating the golfers in general, MGA through its concerted efforts in organizing the various Rules School has also produced many qualified Rules Officials who are capable of officiating not only the domestic golfing events but also in international and prestigious golf events. … READ MOREMGA RULES & AMATEUR STATUS SUB COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2018-2019

From left: Harbans Singh, Deborah Wong, CC Boo, Rom Muslim, Cornelius Moreira, Helene Teoh, Mohd Faizal Aminuddin, Datuk Ishak Mohd Esa (Not in the picture: Yeoh Chin  Nam & Fritz Katzangruber).


25th October 2017

Malaysian Golf Association (MGA) receive overwhelming response from the golfing fraternity to the 2017 course & slope rating seminar.

The Course & Slope Rating Seminar of the MGA was held on Monday, October 23, 2017 and MGA was pleasantly surprised with the overwhelming response received from the golfing fraternity. The Seminar is an intergral part of the MGA National Handicapping System (NHS) and Course & Slope Rating (CSR) program to raise the standard of the rating exercise of the MGA as well as nurturing budding raters. One of the objectives of the Seminar is to provide knowledge on CSR to the golf club management employees, golf club committee members and other stakeholders…… READ MORE


10th August 2017

Women’s Amateur Asia Pacific, the counterpart of the Asian Amateur Championship (AAC). The inaugural event will be held at Sentosa Golf Club from February 21-24, 2018.


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2nd August 2017

Handing over the sponsorship merchandise from Srixon to our Sea Games 2017 players.

Venue: The Mines Golf Resort

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15th August 2016


TEMPLER PARK (15 August 2016) – Muhd Afif Muhd Fathi of Selangor shot a fabulous four under par 68 to take the lead in the 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Open 2016 today here at the Templer Park Country Club.


Afif recorded a 34 on either ends of the front and back nine to leave the rest of the field behind as Lim Beng Kiat kept it close with a three under to take second spot.

Beng Keat from Sarawak scored a 69 for the day while compatriot Daeng Abdul Rahman occupies third with two under par 70, alongside Louis Tee of Singapore.

Daeng, the gold medallist at the recent SUKMA in Sarawak, is turning out for MGA (Malaysia Golf Association) this time round.

“My putting saved me on the day. The green here is very fast and I struggled a little bit at the tenth hole,” said Muhd Afif afterwards.

“It really does not matter whether I was in the lead or otherwise. The plan was just to look at playing well and do the best consistent shot that I possibly can. The result will come if I can do just that.

“For tomorrow, I’m looking at improving my putting for sure.”

Four other players share the fourth spot in the standings after the first day with par 72 off MGA’s Galven Kendall Green and Khavish Varman Varadan.

The other two are Tommy Tan from Singapura and Rio Wong Lei Yoong from Kuala Lumpur.

The challenge for the women’s division saw Qistina Balqis Azhar from MGA completing her round on the first day with one under 71.


The Johor born lass is three strokes ahead of team-mate Nur Syazani Amalia Shahzan, who came in second after carding a two over 74 in her round.

“I did not play as well as I should at the first nine. My putting was very poor. But I improved in the back nine and that was what probably saved the day for me,” said Qistina Balqis, who had grabbed the silver medal at the SUKMA in Sarawak last month.

“But the truth is that I did not expect to be in the lead after the first day. I was just focusing on each hole as it comes. I have to improve tomorrow especially on my putting to be better.”

Zulaikah Nurziana Nasser of Selangor, Aykary Wynn Htun of Myanmar and Ange Hii from Sarawak share third spot with six over 78 heading into the second day of intense competition tomorrow.



68 Muhammad Afif Muhd Fathi
69 Lim Beng Keat
70 Louis Tee
70 Daeng Abdul Rahman
71 Benjamin Yeap
72 Khavish Verman Varadan
72 Tommy Tan
72 Galven Kendall Green
72 Rio Wong Lei Yoong
73 Muhammad Iqbal Saharudin


71 Qistina Balqis Azhar
74 Nur Syazani Amalia Shahzan
78 Aykary Wynn Htun
78 Angel Hii
78 Zulaikah Nurziana Nasser
79 Liyana Durisic
80 Megan Lee Zehui
81 Vinisha Gunaseelan
81 Sonya Akther
82 Rubanyah Sedopathy

The 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Golf Open and also the 100PLUS National Junior Badminton Circuit are among the several youth programmes and competitions supported by 100PLUS, Malaysia’s leading isotonic beverage.

The others include the Minister of Education League Cup and also the 100PLUS Super Cup. 100PLUS is recommended by the National Sports Council.