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Golf in the UAE just keeps rolling on

The DP World Tour Championship celebrates Golf in the UAE

Golf in the UAE has never been so good: It has been a busy period of Golf in the region leading into the European Race to Dubai final, the DP World Tour Championship.

In the past few weeks, we have been treated to a high level “Golf fest” which included the 2014 Mena Golf Tour coming to a thrilling climax in Al Ain with Englishmen Joshua White just taking the overall title. After another great season, it was a really close call to see who was going to actually take the crown. White has kept himself in the hunt and managed to finish second in the actual Mena Golf Championship to Lee Corfield. This was enough to secure his Season win after gathering enough prize money throughout, so congratulations to Joshua.
Have to mention Luke Joy who finished in an unlucky second position after his great form at the start winning back to back at the Creek and Al Badia.
The Mena Golf Tour is growing each year with the quality of players attending. It will be exciting to see who is going to come next year to join the ranks and if some of the existing players are going to return.

We then had the European Challenge Tour finishing in the region. Firstly at the National Bank of Oman Golf Classic where Max Orrin won on the tough Almouj Golf track in tricky conditions. The following week we had the Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final at Al Badia Golf Club. In it’s the second year in Dubai the event feels as if it has been a regular on the calendar. Al Badia has put on a great show and set up for the tour, well done.
It is always exciting to take a look at the potential names that will be stepping up trying to gain their cards.

Now we are on to the big one and the Golf just keeps on coming. The DP World Tour Championship, Dubai is back in town this week and promises another entertaining event. Even though the money list has been won by Rory already, I am sure he is going to go out all guns blazing to create another double. He has been resting and in Dubai for 10 days already, so expect some fireworks from the man.

Paul
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