Troon Golf, the region’s leading golf course management company, has announced the launch of the UAE’s inaugural Troon Golf Junior Inter-Club series will tee off at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on April 26.
Renowned for commitment to growing the game, and having identified junior golf as an area of rapid growth regionally, Troon Golf has introduced the new series to encourage youngsters to play, and provide more regular access to competition.
The team event series, comprising of five rounds between the clubs, will be hosted in turn by the UAE’s five Troon Golf properties. The series will culminate in November with the final and prize-giving ceremony at The Address Montgomerie Dubai, where the winners will be awarded the inaugural trophy to display in their clubhouse, as well as bragging rights over the rest of the Troon Golf family.
Danny Jakubowski, Group Director of Instruction at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Abu Dhabi Golf Club, said: “With the coaching teams, tournament coordinators and operational staff all committed and working towards one goal, we hope to see the Troon Golf Junior Inter-Club series eventually branch out to welcome all golf clubs in the UAE to participate, making it the first initiative of its kind.”
Differentiating itself from existing golf tournaments in the region, the Troon Golf Junior Inter-club series is geared specifically around team play and golf club involvement.
Rhys Beecher, Director of Instruction at The Address Montgomerie Dubai, who has been another driving force behind the new series, added: “Troon Golf believes that getting groups together to form teams and compete against rival golf clubs is an excellent way of promoting competition for kids in a fun, relaxed atmosphere that doesn’t focus solely on individual performance.
“The Troon Golf Junior Inter-Club series will promote interaction between players and parent involvement, and will provide more opportunities for junior golfers to actively become a part of the golfing community.”
The Troon Golf Junior Inter-Club Series further highlights junior golf development as a core objective for The Academies by Troon Golf, providing a platform for juniors to test and showcase their skills in a healthy, competitive environment. From the Troon Junior Development Programmes and Abu Dhabi Junior Future Falcons, to SNAG (Starting New At Golf), Troon Golf provides world class opportunities, tuition and facilities for juniors to excel.