EurAsia Cup commemorative book launched

Fri 03 Oct 2014

EurAsia Cup commemorative book launched

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Kuala Lumpur, October 2: The epic battle between Asia and Europe for the inaugural EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM has been captured and recorded in a commemorative book.
The book was launched at the PNB Darby Park Executive Suites Hotel in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Tun Ahmad Sarji bin Abdul Hamid, who was instrumental in bringing the tournament to Malaysia with Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Abdul Razak’s backing and blessing, was present during the launch.
Also present at the ceremony were Datuk Mohamed Razeek Hussein, Chief Operating Officer, DRB-HICOM, Asian Tour Chairman Kyi Hla Han and Charlie Tingey, representing the European Tour.
Tun Sarji in speaking just before the launch said he wanted the book to create history of its own for two reasons.
“We acted with great speed. We wanted to show that as soon as a major championship was over we could produce a book for posterity.
“Secondly, I had to travel to Liverpool to present my case for PGM to join the International Federation of PGAs. I thought after my presentation giving copies of the book to Tim Finchem, the American PGA Tour Commissioner, George O’Grady (head of the European Tour) and Kyi Hla Han would help advance my case.”
The book, he said “contains a tapestry of events that unfolded before, during and after the event, tastefully decorated and laced with pictures and messages.
“It includes the historic speech by the Prime Minister on the last day when he announced to the golfing world that in view of the inconclusive result Malaysia would host the next two editions of the Cup.
“That speech is on the last page of the book and printed in red so it will not be missed.”
He thanked Dato’ Ng Tieh Chuan, Managing Director of Golf Malaysia for producing the book.
Dato’ Ng revealed that it was really Tun who took charge of the book’s production. The ceremony was capped by Tun putting his signature, along with the other principal partners and sponsors of the tournament, onto a mounted plaque announcing the book’s launch.