ADT: Combiphar Golf Invitational set for November debut

Tue 18 Oct 2016

ADT: Combiphar Golf Invitational set for November debut

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Jakarta, October 18: Combiphar Golf Invitational will make its Asian Development Tour (ADT) debut at Royal Tulip Gunung Geulis Golf Resorts in Indonesia this November.
The US$60,000 ADT event, which will be the Tour’s second stop in Indonesia this season, is slated to take place from November 23 to 26 in Bogor, a city in the West Java province of Indonesia, about 60 kilometres from national capital of Jakarta.
A 144-man field, made up of 80 players from the ADT, 50 players from the Professional Golf Tour of Indonesia (PGTI) and 14 invitees, will feature in the inaugural tournament, which will be the 22nd leg of the ADT schedule this season.
Michael Wanandi, CEO of Combiphar, Indonesia’s leading consumer healthcare company and title sponsor of the event, said: “As part of our 45th year anniversary in celebrating health in Indonesia, we are very delighted to announce the inaugural Combiphar Golf Invitational and look forward to a successful tournament by working with the ADT.”
“One of the reasons why we are hosting this new tournament is to showcase emerging talents from our country as well as from across the region and provide them with the platform to escalate their careers onto the Asian Tour,” Michael added.
The Combiphar Golf Invitational also provides opportunity to all participants and partners to take part in donating to four unique social organizations in Indonesia which support health, education, women empowerment and facility enhancement through: Pink Shimmer Inc, an organization dedicated to helping breast cancer patients and survivors. SabangMerauke, a local student exchange program focused on promoting education, tolerance and Indonesian pride nationwide. Circa HandMade, focusing on empowering and educating a community of women handcrafters in Bandung as well as Jaka Perkasa Citra Cemerlang, for its numerous water infrastructure projects in remote areas throughout Indonesia.
Agung Budiman, Presiden Director of Gunung Geulis Golf Resort, also expressed his excitement in hosting an ADT event for the very first time.
“We are pleased to support the Combiphar Golf Invitational as host venue. We can’t wait to welcome the region’s rising stars to the event,” said Agung.
Asian Tour Associate Director Irfan Hamid was thrilled to welcome the Combiphar Golf Invitational as the newest tournament on the ADT Schedule.
“On behalf of our talented players, we are honoured and privileged to welcome the Combiphar Golf Tournament on the ADT Schedule.
“We have welcomed a host of new winners this year, including George Gandranata who became the first Indonesian to win on the ADT in April. We hope to see more young and exciting talents bursting onto the scene through these new events,” said Irfan.
All ADT events offer Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points. The winner will receive six OWGR points while the top six players and ties will also earn points based on a sliding scale.
The top-five finishers on the final Order of Merit will secure their Asian Tour cards for 2017.
For more information on the ADT, please visit www.asiandevelopmenttour.com.
Photo caption:
Left to right: Agus Triyono (PGA Tour of Indonesia), Irfan Hamid (Asian Development Tour), Michael Wanandi (CEO
of Combiphar), Agung Budiman (President Director of Gunung Geulis Country Club), and Merry Kwan (OB Golf) photo together during the Combiphar Golf Invitational Press Conference, Tuesday, 18 October 2016. Photo by: Yulius M/OB Golf
About Asian Development Tour
The Asian Development Tour was launched in 2010 with the aim of creating a career pathway for professional golfers in Asia. Sanctioned by the Asian Tour, the Asian Development Tour will ultimately create a new playing platform for emerging stars from across Asia and around the world. Through the Asian Tour Qualifying School, players will qualify for the Asian Development Tour and enjoy the opportunity to hone their games and talent through a secondary circuit in Asia. Designed in the same structure as the Web.com Tour in America and European Challenge Tour, the Asian Development Tour is a stepping stone to the Asian Tour and the exciting world of international golf. The Asian Development Tour has been structured to ensure the best opportunities for its members. The leading five players on the Asian Development Tour will earn coveted Asian Tour cards for the following season, ensuring a proper career pathway for aspiring professionals. All ADT events receive Official World Golf Ranking points.
About Combiphar
Combiphar was established in 1971 as pharmaceutical company. Today, Combiphar has transformed into a consumer healthcare modern company that manufactures and markets nearly 200 high quality and affordable prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as OBH Combi cough syrup, joint pain reliever gel Joint Fit, green tea-based women cleaning products Privé, INSTO eyedrops, apta+ nutritious milk for adults, and Hezandra, supplements to protect the hepatic function. Equipped with the latest technologies and
modern standard operating procedures, the Combiphar production facility located in Padalarang, West Java, has succeeded in acquiring the international certification ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which makes certain products of Combiphar able to be exported to Australia.
In addition, Combiphar also has its own R&D facility which focused on optimizing the quality of its prescription drugs to ensure that the drugs meet the Bio-Availability, BioEquivalence and Nanotechnology standards. Combiphar won the Super Brand 2015 in the “Consumer Healthcare Products and Service” category for OBH Combi & Insto. Combiphar.
currently occupies the top two major national pharmaceutical companies position as “Indonesia’s Most Reputable Healthcare Brands 2015” (Onbee Research/SWA, May 2015) in terms of brand equity and customer loyalty. For more information, please visit: www.combiphar.com.