Stellar field all set for CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters

Mon 08 Apr 2013

Stellar field all set for CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters

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Jakarta, April 4: Multiple Major winner Ernie Els of South Africa has expressed his excitement to compete against a star-studded field at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters on the Asian Tour next month.
“It has been a long time since I have played in Indonesia and I am ready to return and put on my best performance against many other great golfers in the field. Of course I hope to take home the trophy this year and be crowned the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Master for 2013!” said Els during a live call with the media.
Els’s statement comes after the confirmation that golfing star, Bernd Wiesberger of Austria, who finished tied seventh in last year’s CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters and went on to win the Ballantines Championship in Korea the week after.
Wiesberger has risen through the world rankings quickly since coming onto the European Tour scene and is starting to make a name throughout the globe.
His presence adds more attraction to the US$750,000 Asian Tour event which will be held at the Royal Jakarta Golf Club from May 2to 5. Tournament organisers also took the opportunity to welcome some new sponsors and partners to the event including Garuda Indonesia, Loewe Home Entertainment, Ricoh and Concha Y Toro.
“I am very pleased with how the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters is developing. Since coming on as title sponsor in 2012, CIMB Niaga has been very clear about its vision to bridge the gap in golf in Indonesia. Our dream is to see everyone’s potential maximized from the juniors through to professional golf and if we can provide a solid platform to assist this, we are achieving our goal to develop golf in the nation,” said Gatot Subagio, Head of Corporate Communications of PT. Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk.
With a month out, sponsors and partners are preparing themselves for a great event. Jakarta can look forward to witnessing a “Clash of the Titans” event on the fairways and greens of Royale Jakarta Golf Club.
The CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters has cemented its place as the nation’s most prestigious event and continues to grow since its inauguration in 2011. Great things are planned for this event, which has a strong family of sponsors all sharing the same vision of making the event into one of the biggest in the region in the near future.
The event also focuses on giving back to the community through its charity initiatives together with Habitat for Humanity Indonesia. To date, the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters has buit 25 homes for families in need and together with National Energy Company, Pertamina, built a clean water solution for over 10,000 people in the Cilamaya area.
The CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters will have widespread exposure via a strong local media platform and the Asian Tour’s global television platform, which reaches out to over 200 countries and 650 million households on the Live, Highlights, Asian Tour Golf Show and Golfing World.
Indonesia’s premier news channel, Metro TV, will also be broadcasting the event locally for 10 hours live and will be airing additional shows and features related to the event and the positive impact to the golf industry and overall economy of Indonesia.
Partners include Title Sponsor CIMB Niaga, Salonpas by Hisamitsu (Main Partner), BMW (Official Car), Navigat Energy (Main Partner), Telkomsel (Official Communications Partner), Garuda Indonesia (Official Airline), Sari Pan Pacific Hotel Jakarta (Official Hotel), Rolex (Official Time Keeper), SvingGolf (Official Apparel), Loewe (Official TV), Concha Y Toro (Official Wine), Ricoh (Official Office Supplier), Srixon (Official Ball) and San Miguel (Official Beer).
About CIMB Naga
CIMB Niaga was established as Bank Niaga in 1955. CIMB Group holds around 97.94% of the stakes in CIMB Niaga. The Bank offers a comprehensive suite of both conventional and Islamic banking products and services, through an expanding delivery channel network of  974 offices all over Indonesia as at  31 December 2012, including  590 branches,  330Mikro Laju units, and  54 cash/payment points. CIMB Niaga has more than 14,200 employees.
CIMB Niaga encourages people to share high growth and take advantage of all the potential that South-East Asia regions bring – in line with CIMB Group’s brand positioning: “ASEAN for You”.
CIMB Group is Malaysia’s second largest financial services provider and one of ASEAN’s leading universal banking groups. It offers consumer banking, investment banking, Islamic banking, asset management and insurance products and services. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Group is now present in 9 out of 10 ASEAN nations (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Brunei, Vietnam, Myanmar and Philippines). Beyond ASEAN, the Group has market presence in China, Hong Kong, Bahrain, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Australia, the US, UK and Korea. CIMB Group is listed on Bursa Malaysia via CIMB Group Holdings Berhad. It has a market capitalisation of USD 18,6 billion as at  31 December 2012. The Group has over 43,000 employees located in 18 countries.
 About the Asian Tour
In 2013, the Asian Tour will celebrate a momentous milestone with its 10th season. As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), BlackBerry (Official Communications Partner), Canon (Official Imaging Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Supplier), Saxo Capital Markets (Official Statistic Partner), Singha Beer (Official Beer), Srixon (Official Ball), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Official Hotels and Resorts) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf