Jawatan Kosong KGNS
About Kelab Golf Negara Subang (KGNS)
Kelab Golf Negara Subang – National Golf Club Subang is one of the major golf courses in the Klang Valley, Selangor, Malaysia. It is located in Kelana Jaya, Selangor, and consists of two 18-hole courses. It hosted the Malaysian Open in 1983, 1987 and 1991.
To many who know the Subang National Golf Club or KGNS well, it will come as a surprise to learn that it had several different names it its early days. It began originally as the Seaport Estate, a rubber plantation that dates back into the distant past of that industry. Subsequently, when the momentous decision to build a new golf course for Kuala Lumpur at that site was taken sometime in 1963. It was variously known as the Sungei Way Golf Course and the Kelab Golf Kebangsaan Subang eventually.
It is not known how the latter name, first used by its founder, former Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, at the official opening of the course on 1 September 1968, came to be transformed into Kelab Golf Negara Subang (KGNS). But its Seaport origins have never really been obliterated by the passage of time and the tremendous progress of the Club itself over the past fifteen years. Some of the old rubber trees are still to be seen in various parts of the course standing as a silent reminder of the plantation days gone by.
For some years too until the new Clubhouse building was formally opened in 1971, members were accommodated in what was known as the old Clubhouse – the former Seaport Estate manager’s wooden bungalow situated between the third and fifteenth greens. It was quaintly described at one time as “a ramshackle wood and plaster building with three showers in an outhouse” and the membership which exceeded 500 then naturally complained of the lack of privacy!
More than its historical links with Seaport Estate and the Sungei Way area, KGNS owes its origins almost entirely to one man – Tunku Abdul Rahman. It was the Tunku who conceived of the idea when he quietly got the Ministry of the Interior in 1963 to look into the feasibility of building a new golf course for Kuala Lumpur, at the rubber estate on the Batu Tiga Road near Sungei Way. At that time the main Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur, the Royal Selangor, already had a membership of 1,500 of whom not less than 1,300 were believed to be active golfers.
By March 1964 the Tunku had convened a high-powered Committee with himself as Chairman and the then Minister of the Interior, the late Tun Dr. Ismail bin Abdul Rahman, as Vice-Chairman. Its Honorary Secretary was a Mr. E.D. Cooper and the other members were drawn from the Treasury, the Public Works Department, Town and Country Planning Department, the Federal Capital Commission and “noted golfers”.
The Committee, comprising 20 persons in all, decided, firstly, to apply for a loan from the Federal Government to build a 27-hole course of which 18 would be for members and 9 for the public. Secondly, the Committee selected a noted Japanese golf course architect, S.I. Inouye, to design the course and by June of that year, Mr. Inouye had visited Kuala Lumpur and inspected the site at Seaport Estate. As early as June 1964 the Committee had set for itself the goal of making the proposed course “one of the best in South East Asia” and it was anticipated that the new Club would receive spontaneous support from golf enthusiasts.
Finally, in late March 1965, the Tunku formally announced that the new golf course would be built at Seaport Estate as the RSGC was already “overflowing”. The site covered 250 acres and the course was expected to be ready by the middle of 1966. It was tentatively known as the Sungei Way Golf Club. In June 1966, it was revealed that there would be altogether four nines, 2 for members and 1 for the public at the Seaport Estate site and a fourth nine to be known as the Sungei Way Fourth Nine to be built in Pulau Langkawi. The concept of the Club at that time was to link Langkawi, an island off the Kedah coast, and Sungei Way in Selangor.
Jawatan Kosong Kelab Golf Negara Subang :
Qualified Malaysian citizens invited to fill a vacancies at Kelab Golf Negara Subang as follows :
1. Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
- Degree/Diploma in Agronomy, Soil Sciences, Agriculture, or Horticulture
- Knowledge of the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers, soil conditioners, pest and disease control chemicals
- A minimum of two years’ experience in golf course maintenance work
- Candidates with knowledge of modern irrigation systems will have an advantage
- Knowledge of written and spoken Malay and English
- Knowledge of computer skills (Microsoft Office)
2. Social & Recreation Coordinator
- Candidate must possess at least a Primary/Secondary School/SPM/”O” Level
- Candidate must have sports background, preferably in tennis, squash, billiard and swimming
- At least 1 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position
- Full-Time Non-Executives position(s) available
Further information and how to apply, please follow :
Jawatan Kosong KGNS closing Date : 10 & 24 Julai 2013Posted on : July 2nd, 2013