Friday 18th February 2005

From left to right standing:  Jang Kyong Ae (2nd Group B & Ladies Nearest to Pin), Michelle Cottle (Ladies Long Drive), Yassin Haider (AGC Vice Captain), Moh'd Ikram (AGC Treasurer), Ali Marzook(AGC Chairman & Captain), Marc Boje (Director Crown Plaza), Paul Schmidt (Gen.Man. Albisher & Alkazemi), Kai Schlickum (Regional Sales Man. Daimler/Chrysler M.E.), P V Musthafa  (Sales Manager), Sanjay Kaul (Ass.Marketing Man.).
From left to right sitting: 
Geoffrey Dean (AGC Competition Sec.), Y Y Jin (1st Group A), Juno Sethi (Mens Long Drive), Adnan Assaf (3rd Group A), Inderjit Gandhi (Marketing Man. Albisher & Alkazemi), B G Choi (1st Group B), Ryan Fernanze (Marketing Dept.).
From left to right squatting: Hussni ElAzem (Men Nearest to Pin), Jassem Al Qattan (National Winner).


The Kuwait National Final of the MercedesTrophy Golf tournament was held at the prestigious Ahmadi Golf Club on Friday, February 18 2005. It was an exciting finish to the keenly contested championships with the top 3 winners getting a chance to play in the MercedesTrophy World Final in the fall of 2005.

 Ideal for transporting golf clubs.

The ideology behind the tournament is to bring together Mercedes-Benz prospects, customers and golf enthusiasts on a common platform and to indulge in a sport which is as precise as the engineering that stands behind the brand.

 One of the players holing a putt.

One hundred and ten  golfers participated in this year’s tournament, all of them vying for the exclusive prizes and the most coveted top three positions for the chance to compete in the World Finals in Stuttgart, Germany. The day started off early with the participants registering with the club and collecting their welcome gift packs provided by Albisher & Alkazemi, followed by a hearty breakfast to energize the golfers.The tournament was divided into two-handicap classes to give everyone a fair chance to win and there were more than ten prizes up for grabs. The first tee-off was at 06.30 AM and already one could feel the energy and competitiveness in the air as the golfers commenced on the challenging course. Everybody had their eyes set on Hole # 9, for the Hole-In-One prize - a Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class designo Edition in Mystic Blue provided by Albisher & Alkazemi Company. Mr. Jin YY won First Place in Handicap A category, Mr. Choi BG topped the Handicap B category and Mr. Jassem Al Qattan was the National Winner of the MercedesTrophy Kuwait 2005. All three golfers are now eagerly awaiting the World Finals of the Mercedes Trophy golf championships held in Stuttgart, Germany every year.

 Some of the cars that were on display.

There were additional 5 prizes given away in the form of raffle gifts which all the guests could participate in. Albisher & Alkazemi company (Mercedes-Benz) wishes to thank all the sponsors who made this year’s competition a success with a special mention to Ahmadi Golf Club and its managing committee headed by Captain Ali Al Marzouk. A very special word of thanks to the major sponsors of the tournament – Crowne Plaza Kuwait and Khalid Nasrallah Travels for helping to make this year’s event such a great success. Albisher & Alkazemi company has been organizing this tournament continuously for the past seven years and this year was no different, the eighth edition of the MercedesTrophy came to a close with a sumptuous lunch laid out in the green lawns of the Ahmadi Golf Club. More information about Mercedes-Benz products and services can be had from –

All the prize winners are displayed below and the complete scores can be found in the 'Tournament' section of this website. 

 Division A

Division B

1st Place

Y Y Jin

Choi B G

2nd Place

Waleed Khalaf

Jang Kyong Ae

3rd Place

Adnan Assaf

Kim S Seok

National Winner

1st Place

Jassem Al Qattan

Side Prizes




Nearest to Pin

Jang Kyong Ae

Hussni El Azem

Long Drive 

Michelle Cottle

Juno Sethi



 B G Choi, Y Y Jin & Jassem Al Qattan - the three Major winners amongst AGC officials and Albisher & Alkazemi staff.

Juno Sethi (Mens Long Drive).

Michelle Cottle (Ladies Long Drive) with Moh'd Ikram.

Jang Kyong Ae (Ladies Nearest to Pin) receiving her prize from Kai Schlickum.

Adnan Assaf (3rd Group A) receiving his prize from Marc Boje.

Jang Kyong Ae (2nd Group B) receiving her trophy from Paul Schmidt.

B G Choi  (1st Group B) with Kai Schlickum (left) and Ali Marzook (right).

Y Y Jin (1st Group A) with Kai Schlickum (left), Ali Marzook, Paul Schlickum, P V Mustafa and Marc Boje (right) .

Jassem Al Qattan (National Winner) receiving his trophy from Paul Schmidt.



Players enjoying dinner.

Inside the dinner tent.


All the prizes on display.

Dinner table next to saloon.


AGC Committee.

Mercedes Golf Logo.