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Dedicated to the Perfect Drive.

Dedicated to the Perfect Drive.

Mercedes-Benz has been committed to the sport of golf since the 1980s. Each year, the brand hosts the MercedesTrophy – a premium tournament series for customers worldwide to experience the Mercedes-Benz lifestyle through their passion for golf. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia today announces the return of its much-anticipated MercedesTrophy 2018 that is back for the 28th year here in Malaysia, while the tournament enters its 29th year worldwide. Over the years, more than a million customers and fans of the brand have teed off at the MercedesTrophy.

“Fascination, performance and passion – three words synonymous with the game of golf and the brand promise of Mercedes-Benz. Like our products, golf is a game of perfection, each and every stroke has to be perfect each and every time. This strong connection between the game and our brand has led to the active involvement for Mercedes-Benz in this sport since 1989. Today, the MercedesTrophy has evolved into an extremely successful tournament series for amateurs, staged over 60 countries, and we’re very proud to host it for the 28th year in Malaysia,” says Dr Claus Weidner, President & CEO, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.

Every year, more than 60,000 golfers in over 60 countries; all of whom tee off in local, regional and national invitational tournaments in the hope of qualifying for the MercedesTrophy World Final held in “the birthplace of the automobile”- Stuttgart, Germany. The MercedesTrophy tournament series in Malaysia will be played in nine qualifying rounds this year. Marketing partners for MercedesTrophy include Crestlink, Taylormade, EPOS, Kinslager, The Edge Communications, The Saujana Hotel & Resort and Carlsberg.


Tournament Schedule:

Qualifying
Rounds
Venue Tournament Date Closing Date for Registration
1 Sutera Harbour Golf Club, Sabah
15 March 9 March
2 Palm Garden Golf Club, Putrajaya 28 March 21 March
3 Palm Garden Golf Club, Putrajaya 29 March 21 March
4 Penang Golf Club, Penang 5 April 28 March
5 Saujana Golf & Country Club 11 April 4 April
6 Saujana Golf & Country Club 12 April 4 April
7 Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club, Johor 19 April 11 April
8 Kota Permai Golf & Country Club, Selangor 24 April 11 April
9 Kota Permai Golf & Country Club, Selangor 25 April 11 April

The four categories are as follows:

Customers’ Category - Men :

Category A − Handicap 0 - 12

Category B − Handicap 13 - 20

Category C − Handicap 21 - 24

Customers’ Category – Women (At Qualifying Round 8) :
Category D − Handicap 0 - 36

The top three winners from each category of each qualifying round will compete in the MercedesTrophy National Final Malaysia on 8th May at Kota Permai Golf & Country Club, Selangor.

The top two winners in each handicap category for Men’s and the winner of the Women’s Category at the National Final will qualify for the MercedesTrophy Regional Final Asia, with an all-expenses paid trip to Sanctuary Cove, Australia from 5-8 August 2018. The winner of each handicap category at the Regional Final will then qualify for the World Final in Stuttgart, Germany from 2-7 October 2018. This year, representatives at the World Final will also have opportunity to meet Mercedes-Benz’s global brand ambassador, Rickie Fowler.

Rickie Fowler turned pro in 2009 after being the number one ranked amateur golfer in the world for 36 weeks. In 2010 he was named PGA Tour Rookie of the year, and in 2014 he finished all four majors in the top five. He won THE PLAYERS Championship in 2015 after a tremendous finish on the last four holes and a thrilling playoff. He became a global brand ambassador of Mercedes-Benz in 2016. He was also part of the victorious US Ryder Cup team in 2016. With an outstanding personality and success, Rickie Fowler is the perfect fit of our brand and values.

Hole-in-one Prize

The first player to achieve a Hole-In-One on any of the two designated par-3 holes at each venue will win the all-new Mercedes-Benz E 200 Avantgarde. Other prizes include Mercedes-Benz exclusive merchandises and other novelty prizes.

Drive to the Major

‘Drive to the Major’ is the single entry point worldwide to win a spot in the ‘Monday After Event’ played directly after The Open later this year at the Carnoustie Golf Links, Scotland, on the same course as legends and golf professionals have played the day before for the prestigious Claret Jug.. Drive to the Major is implemented via the special competition - ‘Straightest Drive’/ ‘Nearest to the Line’ at the MercedesTrophy Regional Final Asia in Australia. Only Mercedes-Benz can lay claim to this exclusive opportunity, where the MercedesTrophy premium amateur series is combined with a major.

The winner will be entitled to a full-service package including accommodation at a luxury hotel, first-class Mercedes-Benz VIP shuttle service, VIP invitation-only tickets for The Open with access to the private Mercedes-Benz VIP hospitality area, an exciting supplementary programme and participation in the ‘Drive to the Major’ qualification tournament, including the chance to win a spot in the Monday After Event, played directly after The Open on Monday.

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia invites all Mercedes-Benz owners to give their best and be part of the MercedesTrophy worldwide. To take part in the competition, kindly log on to www.mercedestrophy.com.my to register online with an entrance fee of RM380 per participation.

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