Taiyo Resort (Pg) Bhd chairman Datuk Eiro Sakamoto said it was a historical day that the 18-hole Bukit Jambul Country Club (BJCC) had been renamed PGC.
“I’m overwhelmed and happy with the huge turnout.
“The name Penang Golf Club is also easier to remember,” he said during a press conference at the club in Bukit Jambul on Saturday.
In conjunction with the launch, the PGC also hosted the 2nd Penang Chief Minister’s Golf Tournament which saw a participation of 180 participants.
“This is a very positive sign. Many members are happy to see our efforts in renovating our courses, purchasing 100 new golf buggies as well as building a new coffee house and the Sakurajima Japanese Chinese Restaurant at the club.
“And the renovation was completed 14 months ahead of schedule,” said Sakamoto.
“We will continue to make PGC and Penang known to golfers and tourists, both local and overseas,” he said.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the renaming was a testimony of the confidence the state government had on Sakamoto to help realise the aim to turn PGC into an international golf course.
“Hopefully, this will also allow us to have more international golf tournaments in the future,” he said.
- The Star Metro
BJCC renamed Penang Golf Club, welcome to the newly upgraded Penang Golf course