Sunday, April 13, 2014

World Cup Golf 1999


World Cup Golf, which has earned the title "Olympics of Golf", was held at The Mines Resort and Golf Club, Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur in 1999.

Set up in the early 1950s, under the auspices of the International Golf Association to spread the message of "Goodwill Through Golf", this prestigious event has brought together finest golfers of each generation to compete for the honour of representing their country, and winning the game.

Since its inception, World Cup Golf has travelled to all corners of the globe, popularising the game in many of the world's most vital markets. Japan's golf explosion was initiated by World Cup Golf in 1957. The South China Morning Post described World Cup Golf 1995 in China as "the first truly important international sporting event to visit the Mainland".

In this commemorative stamp issue, the 20 sen stamp depicts the much-coveted World Cup Golf trophy; a golf ball with the logo of the 1999 tournament printed is shown in the 30 sen stamp; the 50 sen stamp depicts the luxurious green on which the golfers pit their skills; and the Mines Golf and Country Resort clubhouse graces the RM1 stamp.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 18 Nov 1999
Postmark : Kajang
Denomination : 20 sen, 30 sen, 50 sen and RM1
Stamp Size : 34mm x 29mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

The Mines Golf and Country Resort is built on the former site of the largest open cast tin mine in the world. The condition of the land was so bad that many thought that it could not be developed, hence there was a lot of re-engineering required to repair the soil and stabilise the land.

Click here for Mines Golf and Country Resort official website.

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