JESPER PARNEVIK

Patron

NILS NORDH

Chairman Of The Board

ISAC SAMINATHAN

President

  • JESPER PARNEVIK

    PATRON

    Mr. Jesper Parnevik, a Swedish professional golfer playing the PGA Champions Tour, is really the right person to support the legacy of Sven Tumba, The Founder of World Amateur Golfers Championship. He was like an extra son of Sven and Mona Tumba and was one of the family during all the years. After getting a scholarship in golf at the Palm Beach Junior College in Lake Worth, he later turned professional in 1986 and have 5 wins on the PGA Tour, 4 wins at the European Tour and 5 other wins plus that he last year got his first win on the PGA Champions Tour at the Insperity Invitational. He has been twice the runner up in The Open in England and have three appearences in Ryder Cup.

    Plagued by injuries for years, Parnevik staged a comeback in the Champions Tour 2015, where he now plays full time.

    We welcome Mr. Jesper Parnevik, our new PATRON to the family of World Amateur Golfers Championship.

  • NILS NORDH

    CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

    Born in Sweden 1944. During his high school years he became Swedish Champion in handboll and practiced many different sports but started his professional career in shipping by joining the Royal Swedish Navy 1966, became an Officer 1968 and retired as a Captain (RSwNR).

    Hi is permanent resident of Malaysia and was awarded with Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang in 2012 that carry the title of Dato’.

    He was Managing Director of Transatlantic Ship Management AB until 1990 when he joined Royal Caribbean Cruise Line as Senior Vice President of Marine Operation until 1996 when he move to Star Cruises / Norwegian Cruise Line as Executive Vice President Marine & New Building until he retired 2006.

    He is chairman of World Golfers Championship Ltd as well as Dynamar B.V in Holland still today.

    He is a member of TPC KL, Golf Resort in Malaysia as well as Ystad Golf Club in Sweden and Binowo Golf Club in Poland.

  • ISAC SAMINATHAN

    PRESIDENT

    What started as an everyday hobby for Isac Saminathan became a passion and great love. Golfing has given him great joy and gains in personal development and professional career: he found that the game helped build his character and interpersonal skills; and it taught him to have focus and clarity of mind, which helped him make decisions more effectively.

    Coming from a business background, golfing allowed Isac to get to know a client, colleague or partner. On the greens, one’s true temperament and humour are revealed, and through this rewarding, addicting and challenging game, Isac has founded both friendships and partnerships.

    Since venturing into the golf tourism business in 1995, he has been the recipient of numerous industry awards. The game and business have brought him to countries around the world and to the most prestigious golf courses ever designed.

    Isac’s involvement with the WAGC began with the 2012 tournament in South Africa. It was during this event that he realised what a great platform WAGC is for amateur golfers, on which they can compete on an international level and represent one’s country as a professional sportsperson would.

    Isac’s experience in South Africa was the impetus, upon his return to Malaysia, to elevate the country’s amateur golf scene. Most notably, he introduced handicap flights to the competition, creating more opportunities for players of various skill levels and an exciting experience for everyone.

    In 2017, Isac stepped into the role of WAGC’s President. From this leadership position, he is driving WAGC towards becoming the biggest and most prestigious amateur golf tournament in the world.