Maybank has extended multi-year sponsorship of the first Malaysian to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit, Gavin Green. Part of its on-going commitment to developing excellence in golf across ASEAN, the appointment of Green - who was first appointed as Maybank’s ASEAN Ambassador in 2015 for a three-year commitment – will see the homegrown professional continuing to receive support from Maybank in further honing his skills and competing at an international level for another three years.
Green, who turned professional in 2015, continues to make waves across the region as his performance last year gained steam. He recently took the top spot on the Asian Tour Order of Merit following his maiden victory at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters in October 2017 and finished runner-up thrice. The 23-year-old is now the second youngest golfer to win the accolade of Order of Merit champion on the Asian Tour.
Maybank group president and CEO, Datuk Abdul Farid Alias said, “More than a decade ago, we decided to focus our efforts towards identifying, training and nurturing the best golfing talents we could find in ASEAN. Today, we are starting to see those efforts bear fruit with new and upcoming golfers from Malaysia and the region making waves at an international level.”
“Gavin Green is an example of what we see as an effective talent development initiative where Maybank empowers dedicated, focused and ambitious young talents and help them reach new heights,” he added.