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19 April 2016
Bandar Seri Begawan, 19 April 2016. The highly anticipated annual golf tournament, the Baiduri Masters Charity Golf Tournament is set to tee off in a month's time spanning 2 weekends, 20 to 22 May and 27 to 29 May 2016. This year marks the 21st edition of the Baiduri Masters organized by Baiduri Bank Group.

Thanks to the support of strategic partner – the QAF Group of Companies, the much awaited hole-in-one prizes for Baiduri Masters 2015 was confirmed this morning at the Partnership Signing Ceremony held at the QAF Centre. Besides these three luxurious cars, players will also stand a chance to win two cash prizes plus numerous other tournament prizes at the Baiduri Masters 2016.

The hole-in-one prizes for this year are as follows: Porsche Cayenne for Hole 2; Mini Cooper for Hole 5; BMW 218 Active Tourer for Hole 14; and $20,000 cash prize for Holes 12 and 16.

The event began with the opening remarks by Mr. Pierre Imhof, Chief Executive Officer of Baiduri Bank. He said, "The Baiduri Masters has always been centred towards supporting our community and making a difference, whether big or small. Last year, we were able to raise $80,000 for charity."

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony began with a signing between the Baiduri Bank Group and the RBA Golf Club. Another MOU between Baiduri Bank Group and Brunei Press was also signed this morning to appoint Borneo Bulletin and Media Permata as the exclusive print media partners for the event.

Mr. Albert Lau, Chief Executive Officer of QAF Brunei, Mr. Reggie See, General Manager of Brunei Press Sdn Bhd and Mr. Asmadi bin Hj Alimustapha, General Manager of the RBA Golf Club signed on behalf of their organizations respectively while Mr. Pierre Imhof, Chief Executive Officer of Baiduri Bank signed on behalf of the Baiduri Bank Group.

Mr. Clement Chong, Deputy General Manager of QAF Eurokars, Ms. Hazizah Osman, Deputy General Manager of Brunei Press Sdn Bhd, Mr. Ng Joon An, Accountant at the RBA Golf Club and Mr. Andrew Young, Deputy General Manager, Operations Management Division and Diversification and Strategic Development of Baiduri Bank cum President of the Organising Committee of Baiduri Masters 2016 signed as witnesses respectively.

During the event, Mr. Pierre Imhof also spoke of some of the notable Baiduri Masters achievements. "Last year, the Baiduri Masters made history by being the first ever golf tournament to have three hole-in-ones in one tournament. The previous, and first ever, hole-in-one during the Baiduri Masters was in 2008."

In 2015, the Baiduri Masters saw Ahmad Izzat Dato Seri Setia Haji Mohd Zaimi and Ahanapiah Haji Md Noor both aced Hole 2 where the prize was a Porsche Panamera, and Kahar Haji Abu Bakar aced Hole 16 where the prize was $20,000. Kahar Haji Abu Bakar is the first Baiduri Masters golfer to ever walk away with the $20,000 cash prize.

The champion of the Baiduri Masters 2015 was Seruji Haji Setia, a multiple times champion. Rounding out the top 5 were Khairol Bakar, Qawim Aslimon, Haji Shahminan Damit and Moksin Junaidi.

The upcoming golf tournament is divided into four divisions: Men's, Ladies, Juniors and Team. The Men's division will be further divided into Men's Open and Senior Golfers categories. The Junior Golfers category is open to golfers aged 13 to 18 years old.

Registration commences from 20 April 2016 and the registration fee remains at BND120 for adults and BND60 for juniors. The registration fee is inclusive of green fee, buggy, goodie bag as well as buffet breakfast and lunch. Players are invited to the prize presentation dinner at the end of the tournament.

Players may play more than once to improve their chances of winning. Adult players will enjoy a discount on the registration fee on their second and subsequent rounds. The best score of any round played will be taken.

For more information, please contact the Baiduri Call Centre at 244 9666 or log onto www.baiduri.com, where they can also download the registration form.

The Baiduri Masters 2016
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