Welcome to the “Local View” feature. A simple question and answer session with Golfers on the ground who play Golf in the UAE. This time we are pleased to feature Local viewer Mark Holmans. If you are interested in being the subject in Local View, please contact us.
Q. Name? A. Mark Holmans
Q. Age? A.41
Q. Nationality? A.British
Q. How long been playing Golf? A.9 years
Q. Handicap? A.3
Q. Occupation? A. Project Manager for a Fit out Company
Q. How long you lived in the UAE? A. 1 year.
Q. What area of the UAE do you live? A. Springs, Dubai
Q. How many times do you play golf a month?
A. 8 to 10
Q. How do you cope with the heat in summer when playing golf?
A. Water, isotonic drinks and trying to hit the ball less than par….
Q. Favourite Golf courses in the UAE (select 3 in any order)
A. Al Badia, Jebal Ali, and Faldo
Q. Which of the 4 Emirates have you played golf in?
Q. Are you part of any golfing societies in the UAE?
Q. What’s your lowest score on a UAE Course?
A. 70 of the back tees at the Montgomerie
Q. Have you ever had golf lessons the UAE and was they good experience?
A. Not had a lesson here yet.
Q. Do you ever use a driving range or practice facilities in the UAE?
A. I use the facilities at Al Badia and Emirates
Q. How do you find the service at Golf clubs in the UAE?
A. I find the service great; they do try to offer a service not just lip service like those of the UK
Q. Are you a member of a golf course in the UAE?
A. Yes, Al-Badia Golf Club
Q. Do you visit any of the Golfing events in the UAE? If yes, which ones?
A. Desert Classic, Ladies Masters
Q. What would you do to improve the UAE Golf scene?
A. 36 hole tournaments, Stroke and modified Stapleford formats, stopping all joining fees to golf clubs.
Q. Who are your favorite golfers past or present and why?
A. Past, Seve, why, awesome short game and imagination, present, Martin Kaymer, too cool under pressure
Q. Favourite sport apart from golf?
A. K1 – Kickboxing
Q. What do you do to relax apart from golf?
A. Kickboxing and working out.
Q. Favourite other played Golf courses in the world? (top 3)
A. Kingsbarns, The Old Course and The Queens Course, Gleneagles
Q. If you could play golf anywhere in the world where would it be?
A. Any TPC courses.
We would like to thank Mark for his time. If you would like to be featured, please contact us.