Almouj Golf and Al Fair raise over OMR 2,500 for Motor Neuron disease

20 February 2013Back

On 13th February, Almouj Golf played host to the inaugural Al Fair Charity Golf Day, an annual event which sees golfers raise money for a good cause in a golf tournament and a prize giving dinner with a charity auction.   

The money that was raised went to the J9 Foundation - Hope for Motor Neuron Disease sufferers.

The J9 Foundation was formed by the legendary South African rugby player Joost van der Westhuizen, who was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in 2011, a degenerative disorder which effects normal muscle activity. Currently there is no known cure for MND. The J9 Foundation not only supports MND patients and their families financially and emotionally, but also teaches them how to live a quality life.

The format of the day was a Texas Scramble- 4 ball for OGC Handicap holders. Some excellent golf was played and it was Nicky Charlton's team that triumphed with a score of 67. Fay D'Abo achieved success with the ladies' nearest pin prize on the penultimate hole whilst Tenzin Tsarong won the men's nearest pin title on the second hole. For the ladies' longest drive, Sarah Morris came top on the 10th hole and Steve Little achieved the longest drive out of the men on the seventh.

Simon Duffield, General Manager of Almouj Golf commented:

"We are delighted to host the Al Fair Charity Golf Day. We are always keen to support good causes and this event gave us and our members the opportunity to take part in a successful golfing event in support of a great charity. It is an important cause and we hope events like these help to raise awareness for such illnesses in Oman. " 

Commercial Manager of Al Fair, Mr. Marthinus Hendrikse also commented: 'The course was in peak condition and everyone enjoyed the inaugural Al Fair Charity Golf Day. We got great support from our suppliers and partners here in Oman and together we raised just over OMR 2,500. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the J9 Foundation, which will make a big difference in the lives of MND sufferers. The other 50% will be donated to a charity based in Oman.'

Al Fair and Almouj Golf Charity Golf Day