Maybank Championship 2018 Captivates Young Talents With Junior Golf Clinic and #perfectflight Winner

Kuala Lumpur, 31 January 2018 : More than 15 young aspiring Malaysian golfers were in awe as they were coached by world’s top golfers, Matt Wallace and Robert Rock in a special junior golf clinic held in conjunction with the third edition of the Maybank Championship.

The juniors aged between 6-15 were given pointers by both Wallace and Rock that covered topics including the importance of warm ups, fitness regimes as well as a glimpse of a golfer’s life on tour. The junior golf clinic was a rare momentous event for the young budding golfers as they had a chance to meet and learn from the professional golfers on how to improve their game skills. These young talents gave their full attention to the professionals as they shared their extensive knowledge on all things golf and answered queries from the junior golfers.

Shaiful Adri from SMK Taman Sea, who was one of the participants for this Junior Clinic said, “Meeting both Matt Wallace and Robert Rock have inspired me to practice everyday. I cannot wait to head over to the driving range after school to practice and work on my putting. It has been amazing to be able to personally meet the both of them.”

This 2-hour junior golf clinic was a resounding success, as the clinic combined both beginner and advanced juniors, whilst also giving newcomers the additional motivation to pursue golf as a sport.

In addition to that, Andrew Johnston, Robert Karlsson and Jazz Janewattananond also spent a memorable morning in the skies on a helicopter ride with the Maybank Championship 2018’s #perfectflight contest winners, Kim Toh Yau and Suzanna Hani Hussein.

The two lucky winners won this exciting opportunity by submitting the most impressive answers as to who their perfect flight partners would be and why. Impressed by Kim’s description of golf and Suzanna’s on her husband’s efforts to making golf his new hobby, Janewattananond personally picked the both of them to join himself and Johnston as well as Karlsson on an experience of a lifetime.

Excitement filled the air as the professional golfers and the winners soaked in the joy of this and unforgettable helicopter ride above Kuala Lumpur city.


Robert Rock (back row, blue shirt) and Matt Wallace (back row, black shirt and black cap) with the participants of the Junior Clinic.

Matt Wallace (black shirt & black cap) and Robert Rock (blue shirt) mingling with the participants of the Junior Clinic.

Matt Wallace (far left, black shirt & black cap) and Robert Rock (second from left, blue shirt) taking questions from the participants.

From left to right: Matt Wallace and Robert Rock giving the junior golfers some tips in golf

The official Maybank Championship mascot with some of the participants of the Junior Clinic


From left to right: Kim Toh Yau and Suzanna Hani Hussein enjoying themselves on the helicopter ride

From left to right: Robert Karlsson, Andrew Johnston, Jazz Janewattananond, Suzanna Hani Hussein and Kim Toh Yau taking a wefie.

From left to right: Robert Karlsson, Suzanna Hani Hussein, Kim Toh Yau, Andrew Johnston and Jazz Janewattananond in front of the helicopter prior to the ride.

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Please refer to the table below for the ticket prices:CATEGORYGENERAL ADMISSIONREMARKSThursday, 1 Feb 2018Free AdmissionFree StandingFriday, 2 Feb 2018RM38Free StandingWeekend Pass (Saturday, 3 Feb – Sunday, 4 Feb)RM68Free StandingSeason Pass (Friday,2 Feb – Sunday, 4 Feb)RM88Free Standing

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