Kim’s ace goes places

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Korean golfer produces hole-in-one at Palm Garden Golf Club

Korean golfer Kim Jung Hun had a lot to celebrate during the Golftober Festival when he scored a hole-in-one on the 14th hole at the Palm Garden Golf Club on 25 November.

The 67-year-old used a 7-iron to accomplish his feat. The Malaysia Golf Tourism Association (MGTA) held the inaugural Golftober Festival 2016, an on-ground initiative designed to encourage tourists to play golf while they were in Malaysia.

The festival saw participating clubs offering special rates to international visitors along with a hole-in-one prize of a golfing package to a Malaysian destination for golfers who score an ace at the designated holes.

One of the objectives of the Festival was to further drive golf tourism arrivals to Malaysia and establish the country as the premier golfing destination in the region.

Malaysia boasts close to 200 golf courses located in a variety of spectacular settings, ranging from scenic highland layouts and sun-kissed beach resorts to pristine jungle courses and upmarket urban clubs.

Some of the biggest names in golf have made their mark in Malaysia by designing courses here, including legends such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ernie Els, Peter Thomson and Jumbo Ozaki.

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