[Corporate Partner’s News] Mercedes-Benz to broaden Vietnam golf community

HCMC - On 08/06/2019, more than 220 golfers gathered at Tan Son Nhat Golf Course, Ho Chi Minh City in order to participate in MercedesTrophy Vietnam Final 2019. It is the 17th time that this prestigious tournament has been organized by Mercedes-Benz Vietnam (MBV). MercedesTrophy Vietnam Final 2019 was a great success as being expanded in scale and increased in the number of hole-in-One (HiO) prizes, including 7 Mercedes-Benz cars and additional 41 prizes from partners with the total value coming up to VND 30 billion.

30 year anniversary of the world’s largest enterprise golf tournament

MercedesTrophy is the world’s largest enterprise golf tournament with 30 years of development. This is an exclusive playground for golfers who are Mercedes-Benz customers and share strong passion for golf. MercedesTrophy was first launched in Vietnam in 2002 and has established itself as one of the most sought after golf tournament nationwide. Each year, this event welcomes 5,000 players across the country competing from the qualifying and the final rounds in order to win an honourable ticket to the country final round. In terms of the number of golfers participating in the qualifying rounds, MercedesTrophy is the  largest enterprise golf tournament in Vietnam.

Starting in August 2018, the MercedesTrophy 17th season attracted more than 5,000 Vietnamese golfers to compete in 23 qualifying rounds. In addition to the high quality professional rounds, MBV aimed for a geographically pervasive qualifying tournament system. Specially, MBV also supported charity tournaments creating much value to the community. In particular, MBV also sponsored 37 Mercedes-Benz cars for HiO prizes in qualifying rounds to increase its attractiveness and competitiveness.

The MercedesTrophy Vietnam Final 2019 was held at Tan Son Nhat golf course. In order for to enhance its quality, MercedesTrophy Vietnam Final 2019 was governed by the referees Level 3 from R&A/USGA (Royal & Ancient/United States Golf Association).

More than 220 golfers were divided into two groups which are the High Achievement Division (from 23 qualifying tournaments) and the Guest Division. The former includes 4 groups of  A, B, C and Female, while the latter is composed of 3 groups of A, B, and C. In each Division, one Best Gross prize was offered. In each group, 3 highest rankings (based on the number of swings and handicap) were defined. In addition, there were 8 Nearest to the Pin prizes, 2 Longest Drive prizes and 2 Nearest to the Line prizes. In total, there will be 23 achievement prizes and 12 technical prizes.

As usual, the National MercedesTrophy Vietnam 2019 has found out 7 outstanding golfers to represent Vietnam at the MercedesTrophy Regional Final Asia in Australia in August 2019, and the best player will continue to step into MercedesTrophy World Final in Germany in October 2019.

After an enthusiastic competition day, these 7 excellent golfers were named, including:
-    Mr. Huynh Cao Qui
-    Mr. Nguyen Tien Sy
-    Mr. Le Van Lan
-    Mr. Huynh Viet Phuong
-    Mr. Nguyen Duc Thao
-    Mr. Nguyen Trong Thang
-    Ms. Nguyen Thi Ha

All the business class round trip tickets to the Asian Final and World Final will be granted by the national flag carrier - Vietnam Airlines and MBV.

Mr. Choi Duk Jun, General Director of Mercedes-Benz Vietnam, shared: “Participating in the MercedesTrophy Asian and World Finals is one of the money-can’t-buy experiences that not everyone can have. I wish all golfers will swing at their best to win these honorable tickets.”

17 years of proud parnership with the golfing community

MercedesTrophy has not only connected those who own Mercedes-Benz cars, but also been a platform to support the development of this sport in Vietnam and broaden the golf community further. Currently, "the 3-pointed star" has been present and accompanied with 80% of golf courses nationwide. Particularly in 2018, in addition to 23 qualifying and final rounds, MBV also partnered and sponsored HiO prizes for more than 50 different golf tournaments.

With the prestige and community created, the MercedesTrophy is honoured to attract the trust and companion of more than 30 partners in the Country Final 2019. These are businesses and entities that share their special passion for golf and look forward to improving this sport in Vietnam.

The MercedesTrophy Vietnam Final 2019 was more than pleased to get the cooperation from partners including the national flag carrier – Vietnam Airlines, LG Electronics Vietnam, Novaland Group, FLC Group, CAO Fine Jewellery, Adidas, Johnnie Walker, Honma Golf, Aikibi Air Conditioner, Tan Son Nhat Golf Course and Tam Dao Golf Course.

Ms. Julia Goeb
Marketing & Communication Manager
+84 28 3823 9772, ext. 114