The all new UAE World Corporate Golf Challenge season kicks off next month on the fabulous Emirates Golf Club Majlis golf course, with a full field expected to compete for one of two places in the UAE Final.
With a place in the World Final in Portugal at stake, competition for places in the UAE Final is expected to fierce throughout the 16 qualifiers across the country between October 2016 and April 2017.
UAE World Corporate Golf Challenge kicks off at EGC
The new format involves the first 40 pairs to enter each qualifying tournament at the top 16 golf clubs in UAE, playing a combined Stableford format over 18 holes, with the first two teams from each qualifier going through to the regional final.
A host of prizes await the successful teams, but the ultimate prize is a place in the UAE Final – sponsored by Ras Al Khaimah Tourist Development Authority – which takes place at Al Hamra Golf Club in April 2017, and a chance to take part in the 2017 World Final in an all expenses paid trip to the Otaivos Dunes Golf Club in Cascais, Portugal.
Last year’s UAE winners Rune Rasmussen and Thomas Wiberg were ecstatic about the experience. “The entire weekend was fantastic” said Rasmussen “To compete against teams from more than 40 other countries was both an honour and a pleasure”.
“Every corporate golfer in the country should aim to win this one,” said playing partner Wiberg “Even if it means playing in every qualifier!!”
Steve Rutter, CEO of promoters OnCourse Golf, expressed his appreciation to the sponsors and the golf clubs when he launched the event this week. “I cannot thank our sponsors RAK TDA, Fine & Country, BMW, Qantas, Palmers, Mediclinic, Kids First Group and Santa Fe Relocations enough for their support, and the same applies to the golf clubs who have all committed so willingly to make this year’s UAE World Corporate Golf Challenge even bigger and better than last year.”
The Schedule of qualifiers up to the end of 2016 is as follows:
Golfers may enter as many times as they wish.
Full details of the qualifiers can be found on the website oncoursegolfme.com, or email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org