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Executive Director SportExcel, C. Sivanandan (right) pose a group picture with the winners of the Genesis Corp - Sportexcel Malaysia Junior Golf Circuit Grang Finals 2018 at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club. STR/OWEE AH CHUN

KUALA LUMPUR: SportExcel Malaysia executive director Sivanandan Chinnadurai has called for the concerned parties to evaluate the existing high performance programmes for golf as Malaysia are now behind some of their Southeast Asian rivals.

“Something has to be done. We need to find out what is lacking in our high performance programmes as we do have golfers with talent in the country.

“Just look at our track record for the last 10 to 15 years. Other than a small number of professionals, we are not doing well compared to golfers from Thailand, South Korea and the Philippines at Asian level,” he said at the Genesis Corp SportExcel Malaysia Junior Circuit Grand Final prize giving ceremony at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Subang recently.

Sivanandan added that he does not know the main reason behind the slide despite the exposure given to amateur golfers.

“We need to know why our golfers cannot progress after a certain age. They find it difficult to match top players,” he added.

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