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Simon Corkill appointed as new tournament director for Omega Dubai Classics

Falcon & Associates is pleased to announce that Simon Corkill will join the team on 1st April 2019

Falcon & Associates is pleased to announce that Simon Corkill will join the team on 1st April 2019 and will become the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic’s new Executive Tournament Director.

Simon is one of the most accomplished and respected golf, sport and lifestyle event executives in the business today. The majority of Simon’s career has been in golf where he has staged events on multiple tours including the PGA Tour, the European Tour, the Champions Tour, Ladies European Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, the LPGA and the Asian Tour. With the experience of working worldwide in many different countries. Simon, a British national, has lived in Australia for the last 20 years and is married to his wife Amanda. Together they have three children.

“We are excited to bring Simon on board to direct two of our most prestigious events,” commented Greg Sproule, Chief Executive Officer of Falcon & Associates. “His passion for the sport and his wealth of experience in golf event management will help make sure that both events continue to be highlighted within both the Dubai and the global golfing calendar. Simon’s accomplishments also go beyond golf, as he has run large-scale Openair Cinema events for Fairfax Events and Entertainment across Australia and New Zealand, as well as other events such as the Australian Open of Surfing, Taste Events and the Sydney International ATP and WTA tennis event. Who knows what additions we could see in the Tournament Village next year!”


The appointment will follow David Spencer’s retirement in early May 2019. Sproule continued, “After 8 years on the Omega Dubai Desert Classic organizing committee and then 6 years as Tournament Director, it is with a heavy heart that I share that David will be retiring in early May. David has done incredible things not only for Dubai, but for both of our tournaments, and it will be hard to say farewell to him. His creativity, his passion and his commitment to doing nothing but the very best for our players, guests, staff and for Dubai is unparalleled.”

David Spencer will continue to develop the MENA Tour in the region, but he and his wife Julia will spend much of their time in Thailand and travel to visit their children and grandchildren.

David Howell, the 1999 Omega Dubai Desert Classic Champion and Chairman of the Players Committee of European Tour, stated: “On behalf of the players we would like to thank David for his work at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. He’s always done an incredible job looking after all of us, both during the tournament and on other visits. He leaves on a high note with the 30th edition of the tournament looking better than it ever has. We wish him well on his retirement.”

The 2019 Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic will be held from 1 – 3 May on the Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club.

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