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 Yasmine Salaam. If you are interested in being the subject in Local View, please contact us.
1. Name? Yasmine Salaam
2. Age? 48
3. Nationality? Lebanese
4. How long have you been playing golf? 12 years
5. Handicap? 36
6. Occupation? Mother
7. How long have you lived in the UAE? Since 1975
8. What area of the UAE do you live? Dubai
UAE Golf related:
1. How many times do you play golf a month? 4/5 times
2. How do you cope with the heat in summer when playing golf? I play very early or very late.
3. Favorite golf courses in the UAE? The Majlis, Dubai Creek, Ranches and Meydan.
4. Which of the 5 Golfing Emirates have you played golf in? Dubai and RAK.
5. Are you part of any golfing societies in the UAE? No
6. What is your lowest score on a UAE Course? 100 or so on the Creek or the Faldo.
7. Have you ever had golf lessons in the UAE and was it a good experience? Yes, many at the Creek Academy, highly recommended.
8. Do you ever use a driving range or practice facilities in the UAE? Yes, Creek range.
9. How do you find the service at Golf clubs in the UAE? Service at the golf clubs is excellent, especially at Dubai Creek.
10. Are you a member of a course in the UAE, if not what would encourage you to become a member? No, my son is a member at the Creek and Emirates so I play with him as a guest.
11. Do you visit any of the Golfing events in the UAE? If yes, which ones? Yes, I attend all 3 major tournaments every day including the pro-am (the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, The Dubai Desert Classic and The DP World Tour Championship).
12. What would you do to improve the UAE Golf scene? No need for improvement, I am highly satisfied with the golf scene in the UAE.
Other Golf questions:
1. Who are you favorite golfers past or present and why? My favorite golfer is Rory Mcilroy because I have followed him since his early Jumeirah days. I also like Alexander Levy because he’s French and has a great personality. Henrik Stenson’s signature technique and Cabrera-Bello’s athletic demeanor. Ricky is my favorite American golfer.
2. Favorite sport apart from golf? Running
3. What do you do to relax apart from golf? Crossfit and Art!
4. Favorite other Golf courses you have played in the world? New Jersey and South Africa.
5. If you could play golf anywhere in the world that you have not been, where would it be? I would like to work in golf tourism, travel to different golf destinations.
We would like to thank Yasmine for her time. If you would like to be featured, please contact us.