It was an early start for the organizing committee with many getting into the club even before the staff! Banners and VIOBA flags were hoisted up and as daylight penetrated the darkness, it was clear that it will be a good day for golfing, as the weather will be similar to that of St. Andrews, gray skies and moody all round! However soil and fairway conditions were soggy.
About 60 Victorian Golfers participated for the annual VIOBA Golfing Tournament held at the Danau Golf Club on the 1st of Dec, 2013, with guests from DBKL and PIBG. Tee off was at sharp 8am with a Group picture taking session and then we were off with a gun-shot start!
It was pretty rough going, the wet soil conditions meant the greens were slow and not so easy to find. Many a balls went astray and played hide and seek with the golfers. Even the sweet young caddies were not able to help. Trudging up and down the fairway seemed to be par for this course.
This however did not deter many Victorians who were made of sturdier stuff. Battling the course and conditions, they soon got the hang of it and the number of shots were coming down fast, either through improving skills or excellent mathematical skills!
At the end of the 18th hole, golfers made it back to the clubhouse, battered but certainly not defeated. The prizes were awarded after a simple lunch which was devoured by hungry participants.
The champion this time around was Johan Aly (Batch 88) who received a very nice golf driver worth RM1500 for his win from YBhg. Datuk Ali Kadir.
The winner of the grand prize Luck Draw, which were 2 business class return tickets, worth RM6,000 was Zairil who then nominated Johan Aly to accompany him. They received their prizes from YBhg. Dato Dr. Nik, the Yang DiPertua PIBG, Victoria Institution.
Finally Datuk Ali Kadir presented a cheque of RM10,000 to the VIOBA Foundation in honour of the late Dato Azhar Hashim. The funds from this donation would be used to set up the Dato Azhar Hashim scholarship for deserving Victorians. President of VIOBA received the cheque on behalf of the Foundation.
The event ended with a note of thanks to the organizing committee, sponsors, member and guests who have helped and participated in making the event a success.