For immediate publication
DiGi brings fun back into business with D'Masters Golf Tour 2009
Overall winner to play at St Andrews Golf Club, Scotland
KUALA LUMPUR, 12 MAY 2009: DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd ("DiGi") teed off its inaugural D'Masters Golf Tour 2009 on 30 April 2009 at the Kota Permai Golf & Country Club with the staging of the first eight legs.
This invitation-only series of golf tournaments are exclusively for selected DiGi Business customers.
Played on a modified system 36 stableford format, blind partnership combined nett score, the series will culminate in a three-day, two-night Grand Final, which will be staged this December in Jakarta, Indonesia.
In the first leg of the series, the top pair of Shuhaimi Hashim (Petronas Malaysia) and Mohd Shariff Taib (Nippon Xpress) shot a combined score of 75 stableford points to earn a spot in the Grand Final. Nadza Abdul (Pos Laju National Courier) was also identified as a wild card winner. The three of them will be flown to Jakarta for an all-expense paid trip, courtesy of DiGi.
The overall winner of the Grand Final will play at St Andrews Golf Club in Scotland - the place where the game was invented. The exact dates and details of the Grand Final will be announced later.
Eric Chong, Head of Enterprise Business said: "With today's demanding business environment, we wanted to remind our customers that they should take time to unwind from their busy schedule. It's our way to inject fun back into business and foster greater camaraderie with our customers. This is certainly aligned with our desire to get to know them better on a personal level.
"We are committed to provide customers with fresh and relevant activities that complement their lifestyles. We are optimistic that this golf tour will be well received by our valued customers."
After the Kota Permai leg, the series will travel to the following prestigious golf clubs across Malaysia - Bukit Jambul Golf & Country Club, Penang (14 May); Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club, Johor (18 June); Saujana Golf & Country Club, Selangor (9 July); Palm Resort Golf and Country Club, Johor (23 July); Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club, Sabah (24 September); Damai Golf and Country Club, Sarawak (20 October); and Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, Selangor (19 November).
Established in 1995, DiGi is listed on Bursa Malaysia and is part of the global telecommunications provider, Telenor Group. As the first telco to operate a fully digital mobile network in Malaysia, DiGi focuses on delivering excellent customer experience that are simple, innovative and of best value through DiGi Prepaid, DiGi Postpaid and DiGi Business. Customers can now also enjoy a fresh broadband experience with the launch of DiGi's 3G broadband services. Through its corporate initiative, Deep Green, DiGi is committed to a sustainable business that is fiscally and ecologically responsible to all stakeholders.
Corporate Communications Department.