The OneAsia™ Tour is very proud to announce the inaugural tournament in its 2019/2020 season – The Langkawi Masters, Kedah. Organised and sanctioned by the OneAsia™ Tour together with the PGA of Malaysia, this will be an annual event with a contract running up to 2023.
The venue for 2019 is The Els Club, Teluk Datai, Langkawi and the prize fund for this tournament is US $1 Million, a first for the State of Kedah Darul Atman. Nestled between primeval rainforest and the emerald green of the Andaman Sea, the award-wOneAsia™ inning,18-hole, par-72 championship golf course at the Els Club Teluk Datai, designed by legendary player Ernie Els, provides a grand game experience in one of the world’s most spectacular settings.
Langkawi holds many great reasons to be the selected venue for this event, not least, the championship quality of the golf course at The Els Club and together with Menteri Besar Kedah Incorporated and the State of Kedah Darul Aman we at the OneAsia™ Tour believe this partnership will bring many benefits, not only to Langkawi but also to the State and not only in terms of tourism promotions but also as an investor relations tool.
President & CEO of OneAsia, Mr Kuma Krishna Muthuraja said that “It is imperative that we put OneAsia™ back where it belongs at the top of Asian Golf. We have some of the best talent in the world and want to nurture this to give our players the opportunities and environment to thrive.”
On the player side, OneAsia™ is pleased to announce that the qualifying places for entry into the tournament have been advised to all eligible players and most important, and a first for any international tournament in Malaysia, is that a guaranteed forty (40) Malaysian players will get the chance to play, which will also be the case for any other OneAsia™ tournament in Malaysia.
OneAsia™ is also very happy to announce that it has already secured tournament opportunities up to the end of the current season, March 2020.
President & CEO, Mr Kuma Krishna Muthuraja added “To start there will be another two tournaments following this in the first round of tournament dates and we are currently in the final stages of negotiations with the sponsors/host. This is to ensure that these tournaments are held closer to the above dates to make it easier for our members to plan their travels and be more cost effective. We will always try to facilitate the best for our members.”
OneAsia™ also provides the host and sponsors with a superior international media platform led by FOX STAR Sports and are the only Asian based professional tour that are able to do this. With this great media platform, they will be able to provide Langkawi and the State alongside the sponsors with (first time ever in Malaysia):
16 Hours of Live TV Coverage Internationally
Over 500 Hours of total airtime Internationally
Superior reach to over 400 Million Households Internationally
Coverage that covers over 1.6 Billion viewers
Penetration into all key markets for LADA, the State Government and Sponsors
Note: The Els Club, Teluk Datai
Nestled between primeval rainforest and the emerald green of the Andaman Sea, the award-winning,18-hole, par-72 championship golf course at the Els Club Teluk Datai, designed by legendary player Ernie Els, provides a grand game experience in one of the world’s most spectacular settings.
With the marbled peaks of the mighty Machincang mountain range as a backdrop, the 47-hectare course has been developed to honour its natural surroundings. Typical bunkers have been replaced by less conventional golfing ‘hazards’, including tropical vegetation and streams, and even the holes’ names, such as Macaque Manor, are a subtle nod to the wildlife that can occasionally be spotted around the course.
The Els Club Teluk Datai also offers state-of-the-art club facilities, including buggies equipped with GPS units, a fully stocked golf shop and full-amenity locker rooms, as well as two relaxation areas in the clubhouse. The Hornbill Café, which overlooks the course, and the open-air The Els Lounge are the perfect place to unwind after your round. Every element of your gaming experience has been considered, from our dedicated team of caddies and instructors to our personalised, engraved bag tags, presenting players with a unique and sophisticated golfing experience.