Almouj Golf Diners Club Open
Almouj Golf held its first ever Open Event on March
21st where handicap holding golfers from all local clubs
came together to compete on the Championship Course. It
should be mentioned that we even had an international guest joining
us from France!
Due to the challenging conditions early in the day which for a
time looked as though they might force the event to be postponed
the Tournament Committee made the wise decision to change the
format of the event from a Strokeplay to a Stableford, this was met
with unanimous approval from the 70 strong field of players.
The competitors were divided into three divisions; Men's 0-16
handicap, Men's 17 and above handicap and Ladies. Thanks to the
title sponsor Diners Club the winner in each division would receive
an invitation to participate in the annual Diners Club Pro-Am which
this year would be played in Abu Dhabi. The runner up in each
division received a hospitality pass for the 2014 Qatar Masters
European Tour event and the third placed players won a ticket to
the Muscat Opera.
In the Ladies division a very fine score of 38 points saw Yvonne
Van Buitenen book her place to Abu Dhabi, finishing as runner up
with 34 points was Shirley Prescott and in third position was
The tightest division for scoring was the Men's 17 and above the
winning score of 37 points belonged to John Prescott who topped the
leadboard courtesy of a better back 9 score over Danny Renihan who
also scored 37 points. Finishing in third position, again
with a countback better back 9 score, was Chuck Sargent.
In the Men's 0-16 division a fantastic score of 42 points from
11 handicap Nasaruddin Mohamad took top honours with 7 handicap
Aaron O'Hara finishing as runner up with 37 points, the only
visitor to take a podium finish was Bharath Gopal from Ghala Valley
who finished in third spot recording 36 points.
With the tournament prizes presented the attention turned to
Renny Johnson, Executive Manager of Mazoon Travel the support
sponsors who drew a name from the field of competitors. The lucky
winner of a family holiday for 3 days to Sri Lanka was Almouj Golf
member Karen D'Amours.
The first of many Open Events at Almouj Golf was a resounding
success with all players enjoying the challenge of the Championship
Course and the hospitality of the Academy Clubhouse. We look
forward to the next Almouj Golf Diners Club Open in 2014.