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18 November 2007
Bandar Seri Begawan, Sunday, 18th November 2007. The exclusive Baiduri Visa Platinum Invitation Golf Event was successfully held at the Empire Hotel and Country Club this morning.

Participation in the event was by invitation only and opened to Baiduri Bank’s Visa Platinum cardholders and a few special guests of the Bank.

Mr Pierre Imhof, General Manager of Baiduri Bank presented the prizes to winners at a Luncheon held at the club’s Bunker Restaurant after the event.  In his speech, Mr Imhof said, “This golf event has been organized to show our appreciation to our valued Visa Platinum Cardholders and a few special guests for your continued support to us”.

“In line with the Visa Platinum lifestyle, this golf event has been designed to give our guests an exclusive, unique and memorable golfing experience, which is, to provide our guests networking opportunities while playing a round of golf amongst individuals of Platinum status at this exquisite Jack Nicklaus designed course and at the same time, getting a chance to win attractive prizes.”

Membership to Baiduri Bank Visa Platinum is by invitation only. Platinum status entitles the cardholder to instant recognition and privileges at a global network of establishments, including dining at over 300 fine restaurants in the Asia Pacific region; exclusive privileges at the region’s most celebrated hotels, leisure resorts and spas; access to over 200 golf clubs worldwide, complimentary green fees and unlimited guests invites, and many more.  They also receive invites to special events and previews, and priority reservations for performances and events where Baiduri Bank has a tie-up with.

The Baiduri Visa Platinum Card is based on cutting edge EMV technology, offering the highest level protection against fraud, and is the only card in Brunei offering such a level of security.

Other benefits include up to 5 times the bonus points and instant rewards redemption on spending at Platinum partner merchants, both locally and overseas.

A total of around 100 golfers took part in the tournament.  There were four hole-in-one prizes to be won.  The top prize was a Baiduri Bank Visa Platinum Card with BND 100,000 credit. Other hole-in-one prizes were a Porsche Cayman luxury sports car, a Jules Audemans self-winding watch and 2 business class return air tickets to London. The corresponding holes were 7, 14, 4 and 16 respectively.  Novelty prizes were also awarded.

Players also took home attractive lucky draw prizes sponsored by merchants of Visa Platinum.

Mr Imhoff thanked the sponsors, Visa International, QAF Eurokars Sdn Bhd, Pace Tempo, Royal Brunei Airlines, Panacom Sdn Bhd, Birdie Sporting House, Canon, and the Empire Hotel and Country Club for sponsoring the prizes for the event.

The event was divided into three categories:  Division A and Division B for men, and a ladies division.
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