OnCourse Golf – the licensee and tournament operator of the World Corporate Golf Challenge for the UAE and GCC – today expressed their pride and delight in announcing that Visa, through their new golf advantage program, Visa Golf Access, has signed up as Title Sponsor for the 2015 UAE and GCC World Corporate Golf Challenge Finals.
The two parallel but separate finals will take place on the Race to Dubai Earth Golf Course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates on Thursday, 21st of May, to be followed by a Gala Dinner and prize-giving hosted by Visa.
The UAE Final is the culmination of a series of qualifying events that have been taking place throughout the country from October 2014 to May 2015. A total of 24 teams will have fought their way via eight qualifying tournaments that took place at Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s prestigious golf courses.
For the GCC Final, places are available, but strictly limited, to the first 24 teams of Visa invitees to sign-up and pay the entry fee, which is subject to an exclusive discount if paid by a Visa premium card.
One pair of lucky golfers will emerge from each regional final with an all-expenses paid trip to Cascais, Portugal to compete in the World Final alongside over forty other qualifying pairs from around the globe.
Stephen Rutter, Partner and COO of OnCourse Golf, said “We are delighted to have Visa Golf Access as the title sponsor for the two regional finals, and to be able to promote the Visa Golf Access concept not just throughout the GCC region, but on a worldwide basis through the WCGC World Final at the fabulous Oitavos Dunes Resort in Cascais, Portugal in July.”
Fabio De Grazia, Head of Core Products at Visa MENA said “The launch of Visa Golf Access promises to be one of the biggest developments in golf in the UAE, and that taking sponsorship of the World Corporate Golf Challenge regional finals presents the prefect vehicle through which to promote it”.
For Visa premium cardholders, Visa Golf Access will provide not just discounts on green fees at most of the golf clubs in the UAE and other global destinations, but also a series of special offers and a program of social and golf events throughout the season. Full details of the offer and how to sign up for the additional benefits of Visa Golf Access membership will be available on the Visa website soon.