A stunning hole-in-one prize of a brand new Mercedes Benz will be on offer when the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters gets under way at Emirates Golf Club from December 9 to 12. As the Official Car of the season-ending Ladies European Tour event, Gargash Enterprises, the authorized general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, will present a gleaming GLC 250 to the first golfer acing the par-3, 15th hole at the Majlis course.
Gargash Enterprises will also chauffeur marquee players in Mercedes-Benz luxury SUV vehicle to and from the tournament as well as continuing a significant on-site presence. Their long-standing association with golf in DUBAi underlines the company’s commitment to carry on the rich Mercedes-Benz tradition of recognising and honouring the greatest players in the game. The odds of a professional golfer making a hole in one on a par 3 hole are closer to 2,500 to 1, but the Dubai Ladies Masters enjoys a pretty decent record of three holes in one in nine events.
Last year, England’s Georgia Hall became the proud owner of a brand new Mercedes Benz C 200 after scoring a hole-in-one at the 15th hole, following in the footsteps of South Africa’s Connie Chen, who achieved the feat in 2013 for which she won a Mercedes Benz convertible while the other ace was recorded by Spain’s Tania Elosegui on the seventh hole. A thrill for everyone, the hole-in-one prize will certainly be talking point among players and will help draw a big gallery to the hole, measuring 163 yards from the championship tee.
“We are excited to continue our strong partnership with the region’s premier golfing event, which has played a key role in positioning Dubai as a major golfing destination,” said Karl-Johan Sandesjo CEO of Gargash Enterprises. “As golf is one of the fastest growing sport in the region, our collaboration with golf in DUBAi harmonises our brand values and provides us with a unique opportunity to connect with our customers in an environment that mirrors the Mercedes-Benz image and reputation,” he added. “Mercedes-Benz is a big name and a big brand and it’s an honour and privilege for us to have them on board,” said Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice chairman and CEO of golf in DUBAi. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Gargash Enterprises and, I am confident it will grow stronger with time. Mercedes-Benz is synonymous with high quality, and their commitment to golf makes them a perfect fit for our tournaments,” he added. “I wish good luck to all players and look forward to seeing another golfer drive away with a brand new Mercedes-Benz car.”
The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters is backed by OMEGA as the title sponsor and Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC as sponsor. The co-sponsors are: CNN, Drydocks World, Emirates NBD, Gulf News, JA Resorts and Hotels, Mercedes-Benz and wasl, while Dubai Duty Free, Neocasa Interiors and Motivate Publishing are the Patrons in golf in DUBAi’s drive to showcase the emirate’s vibrant golfing scene to a worldwide audience.