Christmas Scramble more
Our 4 person Christmas Scramble took place last Friday and conditions were tough with high winds. Enrique Caballero, Fernando Caballero, Bob Messham and Maria Fingal had a superb front 9 carding three birdies and no drop shots. They started the back 9 with solid pars battling through the wind and took advantage of the easier holes making birdies at 16 & 17 to card a net 60.4 to claim the victory by 0.1. Lisa Loughran, Gavin Campbell, Peter Loughran and Tom Loughran had a very similar start with three birdies on the front 9 and no drop shots. They were also very consistent with solid pars up until hole 16 where unfortunately they dropped a shot. Recovering well with two birdies at holes 17 and 18 helped them achieve 2nd place with a score of net 60.5. We ran a birdie challenge on the first hole, where the team had a chance to treble their money in vouchers for the golf club. The only team to make a birdie on the 1st hole was Richard Cuddihy, Ingrid Kenney, Jindrich Fousek & Dave Hoggins. Our Al Hamra team put up a challenge, and anyone participant that took up the challenge would have the chance to win a complimentary meal with our new executive chef, Andrew Matthews from a live cooking station. Ghassan Al Saleh, Peter Loughran, Tom Loughran, Lisa Loughran, Gavin Campbell & Bob Messham were very fortunate to win this prize. Maria Fingal won the longest drive at hole 14 and Nigel Todd won the nearest to the pin at hole 4. Everyone from Al Hamra Golf Club would like to take this opportunity to wish all our guests a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. .
Tournament Winners - 1st - Bob Messham, Maria Fingal, Enrique Caballero & Enrique Caballero (60.4) 2nd - Peter Loughran, Tom Loughran, Lisa Loughran & Gavin Campbell (60.5) )
Green and Spencer Take Victory in December Medal more
Oliver Spencer shot a score of 11 over par 83 to win the gross division of the December Monthly Medal. Oli had a good start opening up with two pars and played very steady front 9 in 42 shots. Unfortunately he dropped a couple of shots at the 16th and 17th hole but a par at the last gave him victory by 4 shots to his nearest opponent Nigel Todd. Nigel had a shaky start to his round opening up with two bogeys but recovered well with a birdie at the 4th hole. On the back 9 he carded only 3 pars but with one of them pars at the last helped him claim 2nd spot with a total score of 87. Andy Green had a fantastic score of net 75 to win the net division. He opened up with four net pars in his first 5 holes however really turned the switch with a net birdie at the 7th and 9th hole. He continued that fine form into the back 9 with further net birdies at the 10th and 12th hole which led him to victory by 1 shot over Ghassan Al Saleh. Ghassan had a bit of a shaky start to his front 9 and didn't really find much form until the 8th and 9th where he made a couple of net birdies. He continued this form into the back 9 where he made further net birdies at holes 12, 14 and 15 which led him to 2nd place on card play. In the two's division Tim Bird and Nigel Todd split the pot. .
Tournament Winners - Gross - 1st Oliver Spencer (83), 2nd Nigel Todd (87) Net - 1st Andy Green (75), 2nd Ghassan Alsaleh (76)
Hoggins Wins 1 UP more
The Thursday night floodlit challenge saw the format being played as Individual Bogey against the course. Dave Hoggins opening up with two pars and then made a net birdie at the 3rd to go 1 up. He made a nice birdie at the 7th but dropping a shot at the 8th gave him a score of 1 up to the course and victory by 1 shot to 2nd place Maurizio Gambini. Maurizio went 1 down to the course through 2 holes but turned that around by the 5th with three net birdies on the bounce going 1 up. Unfortunately a couple of drop shots gave him a score of all square to the course to claim 2nd place. Dave Hoggins made a nice birdie at the 7th to claim the 2's sweep. .
Tournament Winners - 1st Dave Hoggins (1UP), 2nd Maurizo Gambini (A/S)
Five Pairs Take Down Club Professionals in Beat the Pro's Event more
Last Saturday saw our two club professionals play against the amateurs in a Pairs Scramble format. Any pair to beat the pro's score would win a complimentary meal in Pesto with our new executive chef, Matthew Andrews from the 17th December. Club Professionals Karl and Paul played the front 9 in a 1 under par 35 setting them up nicely going into the back 9. A further two birdies on the back 9, but unfortunately 2 bogeys gave them a score of 1 under par 71 for the event. With the benchmark being set, amateur teams went out and tried to beat this fantastic score. Wael Soliman and Kier Miller got off to a bad start with a double bogey at the first hole, but managed to recover well with three net birdies on the front 9. They really got into their stride on the back 9 to score an impressive net 33 to shoot an overall score of net 70 to beat the pro's by 1 shot. Cavan Bickell and Wilma Fernandes had a great front 9 with a score of net 35 with net birdies at holes 2 and 3 and a gross birdie on the 5th hole. They finished their back 9 strong with net birdies at holes 15 and 17 to card a net 69.6 to also beat the professionals. John Coutts and Ian Dunsmuir had a fantastic start to their game with a net eagle at the 2nd hole. The duo carded 3 further net birdies on the front 9 giving them a great opportunity going into the back 9. Further net birdies at 12 and 15 and another net eagle at the 18th achieved them a score of net 62.7 to also beat the professionals. Sean Egan and Stephen Morte were super impressive starting their round with two net eagles on the 2nd and 3rd hole. With oppositions John and Ian piling on the pressure, they raised their games with a further 5 net birdies on the front 9. They continued to stay in cruise control up until the 16th hole where they finished with three strong net birdies to score a net 61.3 setting them up to claim the victory and beat the professionals. .
Tournament Winners - Stephen Morte & Sean Egan, Kier Miller & Wael Soliman, Cavan Bickell & Wilma Fernandes, John Coutts & Ian Dunsmuir
Fousek and Hoggins are unbeatable in National Day Pairsmore
The National Day Pairs took place on Friday in the fun 6/6/6 format. Holes 1 - 6 was played as a Greensomes format. Holes 7 - 13 was played at a Betterball format and holes 13 - 18 was played as a Texas Scramble format. Jindrich Fousek and Dave Hoggins scored a net 69 to win the competition, by 2 clear strokes to their nearest competitors Jung Hee Lee and Duckjin Hong. Dave and Jindrich opened up with a net birdie at the 1st and 5th hole. They dropped a shot on the signature 10th hole however finished strong with a net birdie at the 17th and a net eagle at the last. Jung Hee and Duckin opened up with net birdies at the 3rd and 5th hole. Unfortunately making a couple of mistakes in the Betterball format punished the duo however they recovered well in the Texas Scramble format with net birdies at the 14th and 17th to shoot a net 71 to claim 2nd spot. Fernando & Enrique Cabellero had a super start with a net eagle at the 2nd hole. A few mistakes followed on from that but a net birdie at the 6th got them back on track. Net birdies at holes 12, 14 and 17 helped them to achieve a net 74 to place 3rd. .
Tournament Winners - 1st Jindrich Fousek & Dave Hoggins (69), 2nd Jung Hee Lee & Duckjin Hong (71), 3rd Fernando Cabellero & Enrique Cabellero (74)
Campbell and Green strike in Floodlitmore
Andy Green and Gavin Campbell claimed the Thursday Night Floodlit Challenge following a score of 17 points, seeing them finish 4 points clear of their nearest competitors. Participants lined up in the Thursday Night Floodlit Challenge in a Foursomes stableford format. Andy and Gavin opened up with net par, and a further 3 net birdies at holes 3, 4 and 5 put them in an unbeatable position finishing 3 points clear of the 2nd place Amir Mian and Bob Messham. Bob and Amir had a good start with a net par at the first, however they struggled on holes 2 to 5. They recovered nicely with net birdies at holes 6 and 7 to card 13 points and claim 2nd place. .
Tournament Winners - 1st Andy Green & Gavin Campbell (17), 2nd Bob Messham & Amir Mian (13)
Messham and Dunn claim November Medalmore
Mike Dunn claimed the Gross Division of the November Medal following a score of 89, seeing him 2 shots clear of his nearest competitor. Mike opened up with bogeys at holes 1 and 2, however managed to bounce back quickly with a strong par at the 3rd hole. He also made a par at the 5th hole which set him up nicely heading into the back 9. He went on to make a par on the 15th that helped him stay 2 shots clear of 2nd place Dave Hoggins. Unfortunately Dave did not have the best of starts with a double bogey at the 2nd hole, but managed to recover with pars at holes 4, 5, 7 and 8. Dave had a disappointing finish with bogeys on holes 17 and 18 that carded him a 91 to claim 2nd spot. Bob Messham claimed the Net Division with a fantastic score of net 74 beating his nearest competitor by just 1 shot. In the first 6 holes Bob had a great run of four net pars and a net birdie. This set him up nicely heading into the back 9, where he made a net birdie on the 13th hole and continued that with net pars through to the 17th Hole. Anthony Cashman had a firm position with net birdies at holes 2, 8 and 9. He went into the back 9 with confidence and made a further three net birdies at holes 13, 14 and 15 however the double bogey on the last hole cost him, finishing in 2nd place with a score of net 74. Peter Loughran was on the only participant of the day to score a 2 claiming the two's sweep. .
Tournament Winners Gross - 1st Mike Dunn (89), 2nd Dave Hoggins (91) Net - 1st Bob Messham (73), 2nd Anthony Cashman (74)
Impressive back 9 leads Jipyo to victory more
The 13th edition of the Harradine Cup took place last Friday with the format set as an Individual Stableford. For anyone that doesn't know, the competition is held in honour with our Golf Course designer Peter Harradine. We were very privilege to have Harradine representatives attend the tournament and Peter himself came to view some exciting golf. Thomas Shibu had opened his round up quickly scoring 3 points at holes 2, 3, and 4. Unfortunately the start to the back 9 wasn't so good dropping a couple of shots, but finished strong with 3 points on holes 16 and 18 gave Thomas 36 points finishing in 5th place. Ingrid Kenney had the ideal start scoring 3 points on holes 5 and 4 points on hole 7. Unfortunately holes 8, 9 and 10 weren't so kind but recovering well scoring another 4 points on hole 11 gave Ingrid 37 points finishing in 4th place on card play-off. Gavin Campbell had a great start opening with 3 points at holes 1 and 2. Unfortunately a couple of mistakes gave Gavin all the work to do on the back 9. With a superb birdie on hole 11 scoring 4 points, and 3 points on holes 12 and 13 helped Gavin achieve 37 points finishing in 3rd position on card play-off. Eui Young Jeon had a disappointing start to his round opening up with 1 point on the 2nd hole. He recovered well by scoring 3 points at holes 3, 5, 8 and 9. The start to the back 9 was very successful scoring 3 points at holes 10 and 12 however nerves got the better of him and a couple of drop shots on the way in meant that Eui missed out on the victory finishing in 2nd place on card play-off. Jipyo Lee didn't have an ideal start opening with 1 point at holes 1, 2 and 3. However he knew it was early days and put this to the back of his mind and recovered strong scoring 3 points at holes 3 and 4. From here onwards, Jipyo had a great front 9 but the back 9 was the most successful scoring 18 points between holes 11 and 16. This helped Jipyo to achieve 38 points and claim the victory winning the 13th Harradine Cup on card play-off. Nearest the Pin on Hole 7 went to Ingrid Kenney. Longest Drive on hole 14 with the Peter Loughran and straightest drive on hole 17 went to champion Jipyo Lee. Gavin Campbell was the only participant to score a 2 all day clearing up in the two's sweep. Al Hamra Golf Club would like to thank Harradine Golf for sponsoring the fantastic event. Thank you to all the members and guests that supported the event and we very much look forward to seeing you all next year. .
Tournament Results Gross - 1st Jipyo Lee (38 CPO), 2nd Eui Young Jeon (38 CPO), 3rd Gavin Campbell (37 CPO), 4th Ingrid Kenney (37 CPO), 5th Thomas Shibu (36)
Burrow and Biswas Claim 14th RAK Men's Open more
With glorious weather and the golf course set up to championship conditions, participants were in for a challenge at Al Hamra Golf Club's 14th RAK Men's Open, played over Friday and Saturday. David Guinee had two bogeys and two birdies on day one, setting him up to go into round two on a score of level par. Two time defending champion Max Burrow also shot a very steady level par in round one with two birdies and two bogeys. After a steady start, Ahmad Skaik got into his stride down the last stretch, making birdies on holes 16, 17 and 18, going into day two on a one shot lead on a score of 71. David Guinee made it his mission to go out and put some pressure on Ahmad but unfortunately a bogey on the 3rd hole set him back. He recovered well with three birdies however bogeys on holes 12 and 15 pushed him back to finish in 3rd position on a score of 145. Ahmad Skaik had a confident start with a birdie at the 3rd hole, with further birdies at hole 12 and 17 putting him in a great position. However two-time defending champion Max would not give up his reign without a fight, and a fight is what he gave. Getting off to a quick start, he piled on the pressure with a birdie at the 1st and an eagle at the 3rd hole. A couple of bogeys set him back but birdies at holes 8 and 14 gave Max a two shot lead coming down the last three holes. Ahmad attempted to make birdies but coming up one shot short meant that Max became the Gross winner of the Men's RAK Open for the third time in a row on a score of 140. In the Net division, Igor Dostovalov got off to a shaky start in round one with a couple of drop shots however he recovered well with net birdies at holes 7, 10 and 12. Making a couple of mistakes on the closing stretch gave Igor work to do going into round two. He was up to the challenge and had a great start with net birdies at holes 3 and 4. He continued a strong run with further net birdies at holes 8 and 11 and a net eagle at hole 12 gave Igor a finishing score of net 145 to finish 3rd on card play-off. Ahmad Al Badder had a great start to round one with net birdies at holes 2, 3 and 5. However, after dropping a few shots on the back nine he still managed to put himself in a strong position for round two with a net 72. After five net birdies in round two, the drop shots unfortunately creeped in leading Ahmad to shoot another net 72, finishing on net 144 and placing 2nd. Subhojit Biswas had three net birdies on the front nine in round one however a couple of drop shots on the back nine gave him a score of net 75 and work to do one day two. He set out in round two with a mission to ensure he didn't drop any shots and that mission was fulfilled. Net birdies on holes 3, 5, 7, 8, 12 and 18 led Subhojit to card a net 66 for round two and a total of net 141 to win the 14th RAK Men's Open. .
Tournament Results Gross - 1st Max Burrow (140), 2nd Ahmad Skaik (141), 3rd David Guinee (145) Net - 1st Subhojit Biswas (141), 2nd Ahmad Al Badder (144), 3rd Igor Dostovalov (145)
Green is the new Halloween Floodlit Specialist more
On Thursday, the Halloween Floodlit Challenge was played as an individual stableford from the Blue Tee's. Jae Woong Lee got off to a flying start with a Net birdie on the 2nd hole and a net eagle on the 3rd hole. Unfortunately Jae made a couple of errors mid round but finished with another net birdie at hole 8 and another net eagle at hole 18 to finish with a score of 20 points and claim 2nd sport. The Halloween specialist Andy Green had a fantastic start with a net birdie at the 1st hole. More net birdies at holes 3, 5, 7 and 9 helped Andy to shoot 21 points and claim 1st spot. Unfortunately no one managed to make a 2 meaning the two's sweep will roll over to next week.
Tournament Results 1st - Andy Green (21), 2nd - Jae Woong Lee (20)
Spencer and Cashman Strike In Opening Event more
The October Medal kick-started the 2019-20 season on Friday and it also gave participants to post scores towards the 2019-20 Eclectics and Player of the Year. In the Gross division, Duckjin Hong made 7 pars throughout his round to help post a score of 87 and claim 2nd spot on card play-off. Oliver Spencer managed to have a steady front 9 but really impressed by making pars on holes 8, 10, 11 and 13. This helped Oliver to post a score of 87 and claiming 1st prize on card play-off. In the Net Division Jung Hee Lee had a nice start with 4 net pars in the first 5 holes. Her day became even better when she scored a birdie at hole 7. Jung Hee went on to make a further 2 net birdies on the back 9 to score a net 76 and claim 2nd spot. Anthony Cashman got off to a shaky start with a couple of drop shots on holes 2 and 3 but bounced back strong with a gross birdie on hole 4 and two net birdies on holes 7 and 8. He had a very consistent back 9 with a couple of drop shots and a couple of net birdies which helped him score a net 71 and claim 1st Prize. Anthony Cashman, Jung Hee Lee and Gerry Gibson all made 2's to share the 2's sweep.
Tournament Results Gross - 1st Oliver Spencer (87 CPO), 2nd Duckjin Hong (87 CPO) Net - 1st Anthony Cashman (71), 2nd Jung Hee Lee (76)
Kenney and Bagge Qualify more
The luckiest ball on earth was played on Friday and with a spot up for grabs to play in the Luckiest ball final to try and bag a place to play In the DPT World Championship Pro Am, it was a day where everyone was in game mode. Gerry Gibson got off to a slow start with a couple of drop shots on the front 9, but managed to bounce back on the back 9 finishing with two net birdies at holes 16 and 18 to post a score of net 73 to claim 3rd place. Christofer Bagge's day was far from easy, making 3 net birdies on the front 9 at holes 5, 6 and 9 but also dropping 3 shots on the front 9 left all the hard work to be done on the back 9. Chris unfortunately got off to a slow start on the back 9, but continued to grind it out where he made a fantastic birdie on hole 18 to shoot net 72 to claim 2nd place and qualify for the best male amateur. The story of the day went to Ingrid Kenney who had an up and down day. Ingrid made a net eagle on hole 5 and net birdie on hole 9 but also dropped 4 shots on the front 9. She went on to make net birdies at holes 11,13,15 and 17 and only dropping a couple of shots on the back means that Ingrid took 1st place with a net 72 on card play-off. Ingrid also qualified for the best lady amateur. Chris and Ingrid will represent Al Hamra Golf Club next month playing in the luckiest ball final at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Sharon Darbyshire and Maurizio Gambini were the only players to make two's all day claiming the two's sweep.
Tournament Winners: 1st Ingrid Kenney (72 CPO, Q), 2nd Christofer Bagge (72 CPO, Q), 3rd Gerry Gibson (73)
Air Arabia Par 3 Series Grand Final more
Some spectacular golf was played over the final of the Air Arabia Par 3 series last Friday. In 3rd place was Kye Young Cha who got off to a steady start with a couple of net birdies on the front 9. Another steady level par back 9 helped Kye cruise for a net 54 and claim 3rd place. Mike Dunn also got off to a very steady front 9 with just 1 net birdie and no drop shots. Mike went on to make 3 more net birdies on the back 9 and with only 1 drop shot all day, mike claimed 2nd spot with a net 51. However the story of the day went to Eui Yong Jeon who had a flying start with three 2's on the bounce at holes 4, 5, 6. His day became super special when he made a HOLE IN 1 at hole 11. J said he hit a lovely wedge into the hole, with 1 bounce and a bit of controlled spin, the ball dropped! This also helped J claim 1st prize with an impressive score of net 48. Al Hamra Golf Club would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Eui Yong Jeon for his fantastic Hole in 1. As you all can probably work out, the 2's winner for the day was Dr J making three 2's and a 1. Over the series of events, an order of merit for the best net and gross has taken place with the 1st prize claiming a complimentary each way ticket to any Air Arabia destination in the world. The most consistent gross player over the series was Eui Yong Jeon racking up a total of 315 points. As stated throughout the whole series, any participant would only be eligible to win 1 order of merit with the gross being prioritised. Therefore the winner of the net order of merit was Yun Sang Oh on a score of 245 points. We would also like to that this opportunity to Thank Air Arabia for sponsoring two fantastic prizes, and Al Hamra Golf Club will look to continue running a par 3 series throughout the winter months.
Tournament Winners - 1st Eui Yong Jeon (48), 2nd Mike Dunn (51), 3rd Kye Young Cha (54) Order Merit Gross - 1st Eui Yong Jeon (315), 2nd Jae Woong Lee (222), 3rd Hyun Muk Shin (178) Order Merit Net - 1st Yun Sang Oh (245), 2nd Kye Young Cha (199), 3rd Mike Dunn (172) - 66.6
Bagge's Bag Summer Scramble After Back 9 Play-off more
Christofer and Maria Bagge posted a solid score of 64.2 to claim the penultimate event of the summer season. They carded 4 birdies on their way to a level par gross 72 and subsequent net 64.2. This score was matched by the duo of Eui Yong Jeon and Sen Shourit, who also carded a net 64.2 following 2 birdies and an eagle. The back 9 card play-off went in favour of team Bagge, as their 3 under 33 finished 1 better than team Jeon and Shourit. Taking the last of the podium prizes was the formidable pairing of Geoff Donnison and Andy Green who finished on 66.6, over a shot ahead of the chasing pack. The special events were collected by Hyun Muk Shin on hole 4, Sen Shourit on hole 11, and Oli Spencer on hole 17. Oli's decision to hit wedge from the tee on the straightest drive hole ultimately paid off...
Tournament Winners 1st Place Christofer & Maria Bagge - 64.2 2nd Place Eui Yong Jeon & Sen Shourit - 64.2 3rd Place Andy Green & Geoff Donnison - 66.6
Air Arabia Par 3 Event 7 more
Kye Young Cha had to endure a card play-off before claiming the penultimate Air Arabia Par 3 Event. The seventh event saw the largest field to date in which Kye Young carded 14 pars and 4 bogies for a 58 and subsequent net 49. Yun Sang Oh carded an identical 49, but lost on a back 9 card play-off finishing 2 shots shy of Kye Young. 2 shots back, and taking the last of the podium prizes, was Young Hoon Jung who posted a round of 51 in an extremely tightly packed leaderboard where only 4 shots separated the top 10. Jae Woong Lee collected the entire two's pot as he was the only competitor to card 2 two's. The final event of the series will take place on 16th September in which 2 lucky participants will win return tickets to any Air Arabia Destination..
Tournament Winners 1st Place Kye Young Cha - 49 2nd Place Yun Sang Oh - 49 3rd Place Young Hoon Jung - 51
Summer Sizzler more
In extremely hot conditions the 18 Hole Summer Sizzler event took place last Friday. Geoff Donnison got off to a shakey start but managed to recover with net birdies at holes 3, 5 and 9. The start of the back 9 wasn't too kind to him, but he again managed to recover strongly with a net birdie at hole 16 and a net eagle at hole 18 scoring 36 points to claim 2nd place on card play-off. However the inform Yun Sang Oh got off to a steady start but made a couple of errors towards the back end of the front 9 but he really turned the screw when he made net birdies at holes 10, 11, 15 and 16 scoring a brilliant 40 points and claiming 1st place. The two's pot was swept up by Eui Yong Jeon making a 2 at hole 7.
Tournament Winners - 1st Yun Sang Oh (40), 2nd Geoff Donnison (36 CPO)
Air Arabia Par 3 Series more
Round 6 of the Air Arabia Par 3 series was played on Friday, and with the grand final fast approaching it is all to play for. Kye Young Cha had a great front 9 with three net birdies and one gross birdie. His back 9 was very impressive with a further two gross birdies and this helped Kye to claim 3rd spot on card play-off with a score of net 48. Eui Yong Jeon had a flawless round of golf dropping only one shot. He got off to a steady start but then went on to make birdies at holes 7 and 8 and finished strong on the back 9 with a further 3 birdies to shoot net 47 and claim 2nd spot on card play-off. Matching Eui Yong Jeons fantastic score was Yun Sang Oh who also had a very impressive round of golf. He got off to a flying start making a gross birdie at the 1st hole. Also making 3 net birdies on the front 9 set him up for a flying back 9 where he also made three net birdies and a gross birdie. This gave Yun a score of net 47 but claiming 1st prize on card play-off. Eui Yong Jeon cleared up in the 2s sweep making a total of 5 birdies.
Tournament Results - 1st Yun Sung Oh (47 CPO), 2nd Eui Yong Jeon (47 CPO), 3rd Kye Young Cha (48 CPO)
Air Arabia Par 3 Series more
With the championship course being set up to a challenging par 3 course, a big field took to compete in what was a thrilling tournament. Three players were tied at Net 49 but on card play-off and claiming 3rd spot was Yun Sang Oh. Yun had a great front 9 with four net birdies and gross birdie. However it wasn't to be as Ingrid Kenney who also scored a net 49 claimed 2nd spot on card play-off. Ingrid having a shaky start on the 1st hole bounced back straight away with 2 net birdies and a gross birdie. Her back 9 was just as good however the story of the day went to Mike Dunn. Mike got off to a steady start but made his move on holes 7-10 with three net birdies and a gross birdie. However his finish was ecstatic finishing with 3 gross birdies in the last 4 holes to shoot a net 48 and claim first prize. Mike also went on to claim the 2s sweep on his own making a total of four 2s.
Tournament Results - 1st Mike Dunn (48), 2nd Ingrid Kenney (49 CPO), 3rd Yun Sung Oh (49 CPO)
Tuesday Floodlit Challenge more
There were some brilliant golf played in Tuesday Night's Floodlit Challenge and coming in 2nd place with a score of 20 Points on card play-off was Jae Woong Lee. Jae got off to a great start with a birdie at hole 3 scoring him 4 points and was very consistent for the rest of his round, however a drop shot at hole 17 cost him. Yun Sang Oh got off to a flying start with 2 net birdies at holes 2 and 3 scoring him 3 points, unfortunately he dropped a shot at hole 5 but recovered well on hole 7 with another 3 pointer. Mr Oh also scored 20 points however managed to win the tournament on card play-off. The WOW went to Chung Bong Park with a very disappointing 6 points. There were no 2s this week meaning the 2s sweep will roll over to next week's floodlit challenge.
Tournament Winners - 1st Yun Sang Oh (20 CPO), 2nd Jae Woong Lee (20 CPO)
Air Arabia Par 3 Series 4th Round more
The Championship golf course was once again turned into a par 3 so members and guests could participate in the 4th round of the Air Arabia Par 3 Series. Hyun Muk Shin didn't have the best of front 9's shooting net 2 over par however had a fantastic back 9 with 2 gross birdies on the bounce at holes 13 and 14 and a net birdie on hole 17 to shoot a net 53 and claim 3rd spot on card play-off. Mike Dunn got off to a consistent front 9 playing it in net level par however on the back 9 he really got into his stride. He made 3 net birdies and a gross birdie to shoot a net 52 to claim 2nd spot. However it was Jae Woong Lee who had a consistent front 9 however on the back 9 he made 2 net birdies and a gross birdie to also shoot a score of net 52 however he claimed 1st spot on card play-off. The 2's sweep was split between Jindrich Fousek, Mike Dunn, Richard Cuddihy, Geoffrey Donnison, Hyunk Muk Skin and Maurizio Gambini who all made two 2's each.
Tournament Winners - Jae Woong Lee (52 CPO), 2nd Mike Dunn (52 CPO), 3rd Hyun Muk Shin (53 CPO) Order of Merit Current Standings: Order of Merit Nett - 1st Eui Yong Jeon (112), 2nd Yun Sang Oh (90), 3rd Jindrich Fouskek (83) Order of Merit Gross - Eui Yong Jeon (125), 2nd Jae Woong Lee (100), 3rd Hyun Muk Shin (95) Please note that you are only eligible to win one order of merit. If a participant wins both order of merits then they will be favoured to win the Gross.
Tuesday Floodlit Challenge more
Tuesday Night's Floodlit Challenge was played as an individual stableford from the blue tee's. Yun Sang Oh got off to a bit of a shaky start making a couple of 1 pointers at holes 3 and 4 however recovered nicely to make 3 pointers at holes 6 and 7 to shoot a score of 18 points and claiming 2nd place. Myung Hoon Kim got off to a fast start with a 3 pointer at the first hole and continued that form where he made another 3 pointer at hole 4. Not dropping a single shot meant that Myung went on to shoot a score of 20 points and win the Tuesday Night Floodlit Challenge. The WOW went to Sourit Sen with a score of 13 points. There were no 2's this week so the 2's sweep will rollover to next week's challenge.
Tournament Results - 1st Myung Hoon Kim (20), 2nd Yun Sang Oh (18)
Pairs Scramble more
In very hot conditions, the pairs scramble was played on Friday and with everyone looking forward to a fun fast format, it was all to play for. Andy Green and Geoff Donnison got off to a slow start with bogeys on the first couple of holes but went on to recover well with pars at holes 3-6. On the back 9 they made 1 net birdie and 1 drop shot to shoot a score of net 70.5 to claim 3rd prize. Richard Cuddihy and Ingrid Kenney got off to a flying start making 5 net birdies on the front 9. Unfortunatly a couple of drop shots slowed them down on the back 9, but the highlight of the day was a net eagle at hole 12 to shoot a score of net 68.1 to claim 2nd prize. The story of the day went to husband and wife, Pete and Lisa Loughran who had a brilliant 6 net birdies on the front 9. They also went on to have 4 net birdies on the back 9 to shoot an impressive score of net 63.7 to claim 1st Prize.
Tournament Winners - 1st Pete Loughran + Lisa Loughran (63.7), 2nd Richard Cuddihy + Ingrid Kenney (68.1), 3rd Andy Green + Geoffrey Donnison (70.5)
Floodlit Challenge more
In hot and humid conditions the floodlit challenge was played on Tuesday evening in a stableford format and getting off to a great start with two 3 pointers in the first 5 holes was Yun Sang Oh. However Yun Sang dropped a couple of shots in the last 4 holes to shoot a score of 16 points to claim 2nd place. In 1st place getting off to a fantastic start making a 3 points at hole 3 was Jae Woong Lee. Jae went on to make a birdie at hole 7, and two 3 pointers at holes 8 and 9 to finish with a score of 21 points and take 1st place. The WOW went to Chun Bong Park with a score of 10 points. In the 2s competition, there was just one 2 scored by Jae Woong Lee at hole 7. ..
Tournament Winners - 1st Jae Woong Lee (21), 2nd Yun Sang Oh (16) - 74
Air Arabia Par 3 Series Rd 3 more
The 3rd round of the Air Arabia Series took place on Friday, and with a flight to any Air Arabia destination up for grabs for the Order of Merit winners, it is all to play for. Andy Green had a steady start with 3 pars and a birdie on the front 9. His back 9 was even better with 5 pars to shoot a score of net 55 placing 3rd on countback. Bob Messham also had a very steady front 9 with 5 pars and 3 pars on the back but bogeys on holes 15 and 16 meant that he just fell short and came 2nd with a score of net 52. Ewan Mc Robbie was the star of the day having a great front 9 with 3 pars however the highlight of his day was making 2 birdies on the back 9 and finishing with 3 pars in a row to shoot a score of net 52 and win the 3rd round of the Air Arabia Par 3 Series. Ewan also made the most 2's of the day to clean up in the 2's sweep. ..
Tournament Results - 1st Ewan McRobbie (52), 2nd Bob Messham (54), 3rd Andy Green (55 CPO) Net Order of Merit - 1st Eui Yong Jeon (100), 2nd Yun Sang Oh (60), 3rd Paula Svennson (55) Gross Order of Merit - 1st Eui Yong Jeon (100), 2nd Hyun Muk Shin (65). 3rd Gerry Gibson (60) - 74
The Ramadan Open took place on Friday and in 3rd place with a score of 38 points on card play-off was Richard Cuddihy. Richard got off to a super start with net birdies at holes 3, 5, 8 and 9. He made a couple of mistakes at holes 11 and 12 but recovered well with net birdies at holes 14 and 17. Anthony Cashman had a very consistent day by making all net pars except on holes 4 and 8 where he made net birdies. This led him to a score of 38 points to claim 2nd place on card play-off. However the story of the day went to Young Nam Chang who had a steady front 9 making all net pars except holes 1, 2 and 5 where she made net birdies. Young Nam really shined on the back 9 with net birdies on holes 10-15 and finishing with a net birdie on hole 18 led Young Nam to a score of 46 points to claim the Ramadan Open. Dave Faulkner won nearest the pin at hole 4, Chris Ross won longest drive on hole 8, Tim Bird won nearest the pin on hole 11 and Bill Grosser cleared up in the 2s sweep. ..
Tournament Results - 1st Young Nam Chang (46), 2nd Anthony Cashman (38), Richard Cuddihy (38)- 74
2019 MMI Ramadan Dusks Round 2 more
An individual stableford was played for the 2nd round of the MMI Ramadan Dusks event, and with some fantastic sponsored prizes up for grabs it was all to play for. Sen Sourit got off to a slow start, however recovered well with a net eagle at hole 3. He went onto make net birdies at holes 5, 6 and 7 and another net eagle at hole 9. He had a very steady back 9 and finished off well with a net birdie to shoot a score of 30 points and claim 3rd prize on a card play-off. Young Hoon Jung got off to a flying start with net birdies for the first 7 holes. Young Hoon had a very consistent back 9 by not dropping any shots to shoot a score of 33 points and claim 2nd place. Amy Yu had a great front 9, making net birdies at holes 1, 2, 5, 7 and 9. She even manged to make a net hole in 1 at hole 4. Her back 9 was also very impressive with net birdies at holes 14 and 15 and finishing with a net par on hole 18 scored her 34 points to win the 2nd round of the MMI Ramadan Dusks event. Eclectic Gross - In the eclectic, Gerry Gibson is currently Tied 2nd with Eui Yong Jeon with a score of 2 over par. Christofer Bagge is leading the gross event with a score 3 over par. Eclectic Net - In the net eclectic, Amy Yu is currently 3rd on CPO with a score of 6 under par. Boung Kwon You is in 2nd place with a score of 8 under par. Ingrid Kenney is currently in 1st place with a score of 9 under par. ..
Tournament Results - 1st Amy Yu (34), 2nd Young Hoon Jung (33), 3rd Sen Sourit (30) For full Results please go to -
2019 MMI Ramadan Dusks more
The 2019 Ramadan Dusks are back with MMI sponsoring the events. The total of 4 events will be played over the 4 Tuesdays throughout Ramadan, with weekly prizes to be won and prizes for Gross and Net Eclectics. The event formats will be an individual stableford played over holes 1-9 / 14-18. On Tuesday, the first of 4 events was played and in 3rd place with a score of 29 points was Bob Messham. Bob had 3 net birdies in the first 5 holes, however he dropped a few shots up until hole 9 but bounced back with net birdies at holes 14 and 15. Ingrid Kenney Kenney had a brilliant net eagle at the 2nd hole followed by net birdies at holes 4, 5 and 7. Her back 9 was also very impressive with 2 net birdies at holes 15 and 18 and with no drop shots, she shot 32 points to claim 2nd spot. Boung Kwon You had a very impressive front 9 with net birdies at holes 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 and 9! Boung also had a net birdie at hole 14 but dropped a few shots on the way in, but managed to shoot a score of 33 points to claim 1st prize and the 800 dirham voucher to spend in the MMI store. There were no 2's yesterday meaning next week we will have a rollover. ..
Tournament Results - 1st Boung Kwon You (33), 2nd Ingrid Kenney (32), 3rd Bob Messham (29) So far the Eclectic Standings are: Gross Eclectic - 1st Eui Yong Jeon (61), 2nd Gerry Gibson (66), 3rd Jae Woong Lee (66) Net Eclectic - 1st Boung Kwon You (52), 2nd Ingrid Kenney (53), 3rd Bob Messham (56) Please note the Eclectic will be updated on a weekly basis
2019 Season End Event more
The season's final event took place on Friday and with the Eclectic and the Player of the year very tight at the top of the leader board it was all to play for. In the net competition, Wilma Fernandes got off to a brilliant start with a net eagle at the 1st and 5th hole. With net birdies at holes 6 and 13 and only dropping a few shots on the back 9 gave Wilma a score of net 72 to claim 3rd spot. Bob Messham had a very consistent front 9, shooting a net 37, but getting off to a superb back 9 with net birdies on holes 11-14, and only dropping a single shot at the last hole gave Bob a net 69 to claim 2nd place. Howard Shaw had a fantastic front 9, with a net eagle at the 3rd hole and net birdies at holes 4, 7 and 9. He only dropped one shot on the back 9 to shoot a net 68 and win the net 2019 season end event. In the Gross Competition, Richard Cuddihy got off to a good start with a birdie at hole 3 and pars at holes 5-7. Richard had a good back 9 making good pars at holes 13 and 16 to shoot a score of 84 to claim 3rd prize. Jae Woong Lee got off to a hot start, birdieing holes 1, 3 and 5. His back 9 wasn't as good, but making a birdie at hole 14 meant that Jae shot a score of 81 to claim 2nd place. Eui Yong Jeon had a very steady start on the front 9 with an important birdie at hole 8. His back 9 was very impressive with 2 important birdies on holes 13 and 17 and making 5 further pars meant that Eui Yong took victory in the gross 2019 season end of event with a total score of 78. Amir Mian, Kier Miller and Howard Shaw all made a 2 to share the 2's sweep. Due to the farewell of Maggie Neil, Simon Arrol and Steve Otterway, they kindly sponsored the special events for the day. Nearest the Pin on hole 4 was won by Tony Cashman. Nearest the Pin on hole 7 was won by Kier Miller. Nearest the pin on hole 11 was won by Peter Loughran and the Longest Drive on hole 8 was won by Gerry Gibson. ..
Tournament Results - Season End Event Gross Result - 1st Eui Yong Jeon (78), 2nd Jae Woong Lee (81), 3rd Richard Cuddihy (84) Season End Event Net Result - 1st Steve Otterway (68), 2nd Bob Messham (69), 3rd Wilma Fernandes (72) Eclectic Gross - 1st Eui Yong Jeon (62), 2nd Richard Cuddihy (64), 3rd Christoffer Bagge (67) Eclectic Net - 1st Ingrid Kenney (44), 2nd Sharon Darbyshire (48), 3rd Wilma Fernandes (49) Player of the Year - 1st Peter Loughran (450), 2nd Richard Cuddihy (420), 3rd Wilma Fernandes (280) Lady Golfer of the Year - Ingrid Kenney Men's Golfer of the Year - Eui Yong Jeon Ladies Match Play Champion - Lisa Loughran Men's Match Play Champion - Eui Yong Jeon Pairs Match Play Champion - Wilma Fernandes and Cavan Bickell Seniors Match Play Champion - Cavan Bickell Members Golfer of the Year - Gavin Campbell
Tuesday Night Floodlit Challenge more
This week's floodlit challenge was an individual stableford played from the Blue Tee's and there were some very impressive scores. Sourit Sen got off to a steady start but really turned it on a gear making a net birdie at hole 3 and a net eagle at hole 5. Sourit finished off strong with a net birdie at the last hole to shoot a score of 19 points to claim 2nd place. Jae Woong Lee got off to a good start making a net birdie at hole 2. He dropped a shot at hole 5, but impressively finished off with a net eagle on the last hole to win the Tuesday Night Floodlit Challenge with a total score of 20 points. Unfortunately once again there were no 2s meaning 2 sweeps will now roll over to next week's challenge. Unfortunately Bill Grosser won the WOW mug with a disappointing score of 11 points. ..
Tournament Results Net - Tournament Winners - 1st Jae Woong Lee (20), 2nd Sourit Sen (19CPO)
Tuesday Night Floodlit Challenge more
The weekly Floodlit Challenge took place again on Tuesday evening with the format being bogey competition played from the blue tee's. Recently over the last few weeks, works have taken place to improve the lighting on the golf course with numerous of floodlit bulbs being replaced. This has helped the golf course to become a little easier to see and putts became easier to read. Jae Woong Lee got off to a slow start losing the first hole, but recovered well at the 2nd to bring it back to A/S. Jae unfortunately went 2 down through 8 holes, but won the last hole to finish 1 down to the golf course and finishing runner up. It was a different story for Eui Yong Jeon, who got off to a quick start birdieing the 1st hole and winning the 3rd hole going 2 up through 3. He lost hole 4 but managed to steady his round out and win the last hole with a birdie to finish 2 up to the course and win the Tuesday night floodlit challenge. Igor Dostovalov didn't have the best of days and lost 6 down to the golf course claiming the WOW mug. Unfortunately there were no 2's this week so the 2's sweep will run over to next week. ..
Tournament Results - 1st Eui Yong Jeon (2UP), 2nd Jae Woong Lee (1DN)
St Georges Day more
A great turnout for the St Georges Day Trophy and with the skies blue as ever and the temperature beginning to warm up, everyone was in for a great day. The inform Lisa Loughran had one thing on her mind and that was to go out there and shoot a good score after becoming the 2019 ladies match play champion. Lisa got off to a bit of a shaky start, but soon changed that and finished the front 9 in 19 points. Getting off to a quick start on the back 9 with a par at hole 11 and scoring a bogey on the last hole gave Lisa 38 points to claim 3rd place. Samarth Bahl got off to a flying start scoring 10 points in the first 5 holes with a blob on the card. A brilliant par on hole 9, and a bogey at hole 10 really settled him down in the back 9 and hardly making any mistakes and making a bogey at the last helped Samarth to score 39 points and claim 2nd place. However the story of the day went to Buhyun Wie who had a very steady front 9 scoring 19 points. Buhyun really got into her stride on the back 9 with 3 or more points on 7 of the 9 holes. This helped Buhyun to score 25 points on the back 9 and a total of 44 points for the day claiming 1st place in the 2019 St Georges Day Trophy. Cavan Bickell won Nearest to the pin on hole 7 whilst his wife Wilma Fernandes won the straightest drive on hole 17. ..
Tournament Results - 1st Buhyun Wie (44), 2nd Samarth Bahl (39), 3rd Lisa Loughran (38)
Floodlit Challenge more
After the recent bulb replacements over the last 7 days, the golf course was even brighter for the floodlit challenge. We aim to have all of the bulbs replaced by the end of next month making the golf course even brighter which will enhance the playing experience. This week the format was an individual stableford played from the blue tee's and in 2nd place with a score of 16 points was Sen Sourit. Sen got off to a slow start dropping a couple of shots at holes 2 and 3 however bounced back with a net birdie at hole 6. Unfortunately for Sen this wasn't quite as good as Jae Woong Lee started with a birdie at the 1st hole and a par at the 2nd hole. Jae went on to birdie the final hole to shoot a score of 18 points and claiming 1st prize in this week's floodlit challenge. Unfortunately this week there were no 2's so the 2's seep will rollover to next week. ..
Tournament Results - 1st Jae Woong Lee (18), 2nd Sen Sourit (16) - 74
Interclub Match more
The 2019 Interclub Match was played over the last 2 weeks with Tower Links hosting Al Hamra for the 1st leg. Al Hamra team travelled over to Tower Links raring to go and with both teams in good spirits it was all to play for. The match is played over 3 stages, 1 point for the front 9, 1 point for the back 9 and 1 point for the match. All matches were on the golf course when the heavens opened and the course was flooded. There was some controversial resu