Mercedes-Benz Member Guest Event
March 28th saw the first in a new series of events at
Almouj Golf. As Corporate Partners Mercedes-Benz have been key
supporters of Almouj Golf since its inception in December 2011 with
the annual Matchplay Championships being run under their
sponsorship. In a continued effort to increase participation in
competitive and social golf Almouj Golf have now introduced the
Mercedes-Benz Member Guest Series.
The inaugural event was run in a Better Ball Stableford Format
with Almouj Golf members inviting a guest to join them for 18 holes
on the Championship Course. Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz's support the
guests were invited to participate without having to pay the usual
As you would expect from the format where only the best score
from the pair of players counted on each hole the majority of the
70 strong field beat the level par mark of 36 points.
The third place prize was hotly contested with 5 pairs making
their way to 42 points, it was thanks to a fantastic back 9 hole
score of 23 points that Almouj Golf member Yvonne Welling and her
guest National Team Player Ali Hameed took the honours each winning
a Mercedes-Benz golfing gift set. Narrowly avoiding the crowd of
pairs on 42 points that included both the Almouj Golf Men's and
Ladies Captains pairs were Almouj Golf member Mohammed Fauzi Adnan
and OGC Committee Member Al Arqam Al Busaidi who amassed 43 points
to win a fantastic pair of Mercedes-Benz hampers.
Taking the top spot on the day and receiving a pair of wonderful
Mercedes-Benz wrist watches were new Almouj Golf member Lee
Matthews and his guest Mike Helfrick. Despite a slow start Lee and
Mike rallied well to score 24 outward points and consolidated their
efforts on the back 9 holes with 21 points to give themselves a
very impressive 45 points.
Thanks to the support of Mercedes-Benz the Member Guest Series
will continue with the next event already scheduled for the
26th April. The format for the follow up event will be a
three player scramble with each Almouj Golf member being entitled
to invite up to two handicap holding guests to join them.