Almouj Golf Official Opening Members Golf Day

30 September 2012Back

To mark the occasion of Almouj Golf's Official Opening there was a Golf Day held for Members and select invitees on Sunday 30th September. Players arrived from 6:30am to be greeted by an immaculately presented golf course which only a few hours earlier had played host to the Official Opening Ceremony.

Once the players had registered and changed into their match shirts they were treated to a fantastic breakfast buffet before making their way to the putting green for a group photograph with their special guest for the day; two time Major Champion, former World Number 1, winner of 91 Professional Tournaments Worldwide, and designer of the Championship Course at Almouj Golf, Greg Norman.

The interaction with the course designer didn't end there as Mr Norman graciously made time in his busy schedule to host each group on hole number 2 of the Championship Course where he conducted a unique 'Beat the Pro' experience.

Running alongside the Championship Course Competition was an event on the Academy Par 3 Course. Almouj Golf recognises that not all of its members hold official handicaps and that developing the game across the region is a very important objective and a legacy that Almouj Golf would like to contribute to. Because of this the 9 hole Academy Course Competition did not focus on the score achieved but instead prizes were given for 'nearest the pin' on three holes as well as three additional prizes from a blind card draw. Winners on the Academy Par 3 Course were Nayyar Ali, Jo Stewart, Mohamed Ferdaus, Melanie Maltby, Richard Willshaw and Amanda Reijmer.

The Championship Course Competition was hotly contested with many Stableford scores over the level par mark of 36 points. On course there were two competitions running, winning the longest drive on the Par 5 7th hole was Robert Daniel whilst nearest the pin on the tricky island green 14th went to Etienne Jambeau.

After a count back to separate a four way tie for third place it was OGC Board Member Nikhil Sampat who claimed the voucher and Greg Norman signed mini tour bag, Mike Bulliman playing off a handicap of 6 produced a very steady round to claim second spot and a Greg Norman signed driver but it was Catherine Shackleton who finished at the head of the pack with a fine 39 points to take the winners voucher and a Greg Norman signed TaylorMade tour bag. Catherine's name will also become the first on the Greg Norman Anniversary Trophy which will be presented to the winner of the opening tournament each season at Almouj Golf.

Members Golf Day with Greg Norman