Big Boost for Junior Golf Game in Perak

The Junior Golf Academy of Meru Valley Resort is having its inaugural Open Day at the Driving Range on Sunday 15 March, 2020 from 9:00am -11:30am. The Open Day aims to introduce the game of golf to all juniors as well as to encourage them to play outdoor sports. 

Certified Instructor of the academy Sundaresan Raman @ Sunny (AGTF/WGTF) said: “Golf is a great sport for all ages and teaching young children a skill for life is rewarding. We don’t only teach children to play, we also cultivate moral values and build character, which can be useful when pursuing your dreams.

“The formation of Junior Golf Academy has been like a breath of fresh air for the state’s golf industry and a massive boost for the professional game as a whole,” he pointed out. 

The newly launched academy has more than 20 students enrolled and is open to returning juniors and new faces. The Open Day will provide the opportunity for junior golfers and their parents to experience the academy, meet instructors and learn about the teaching philosophy. A chance for all to try out the game of golf through simple swinging, putting and chipping games, which will be guided by the instructors and juniors at the academy.  

Founder of the academy Dato Hock Toh, said: “The Meru Valley Junior Golf Academy provides a wonderful opportunity for parents to get their young ones to be outdoors instead being cybernauts. Enrolling them provides them the opportunity to acquire life and social skills through the game of golf.”  

For more information on the Meru Valley Junior Academy Programme please visit or email

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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