SANTUBONG: Damai Golf and Country Club (DGCC) is calling on government pensioners and would be pensioners to take up its term membership package.
First introduced last year, the package is targeted at pensioners with the aim to encourage them to take up golf as their favourite past time and a good form of recreational activity.
DGCC general manager, Zulkifli told The Borneo Post yesterday that the club is the first to introduce the package which is affordable for the target group.
“Being the first to offer such scheme, it is also part of our corporate social responsibility of giving back to the society as well as our token of appreciation to the retired government employees,” he said.
“We are also answering the government’s call to make people active in sports and games in which golf is good for retirees because is a slow pace game which involve a lot of walking around the golf course,” Zulkifli enthused.
According to him, golf also provides a good avenue for the retirees to socialise among themselves at the fairways and in the club thus enriching their lives.
“We are in fact planning to organise the inaugural DGCC Government Pensioners’ Golf Tournament which will enable our members to participate and to enjoy the company of other competitors,” said Zulkifli on the upcoming event in the pipeline.
Apart from targeting the local market, the club is planning to woo retired professional golfers from the Asian region to come to Sarawak for their holidays and to try out the Arnold Palmer designed course at DGCC.
Currently the club is playing host for the visiting chairman of Korea’s Professional Golfers’ Association, Cho Tae Woon who is spending his winter break here.
The visit to Damai is the second for the former coach of one of the world’s leading Korean lady golfers competing in the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour.
The club had undergone improvement works on its greens and fairways last year and the final works on the greens of Hole 3,6 and 7 are expected to be completed very soon in time for the start of its calendar of events.