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 results between both teams, so both captains decided to call the 1st leg a draw at 16.5 to 16.5 with it all to play for on the 2nd leg at Al Hamra. With glorious sunshine for the 2nd leg, no controversial results were going to take place and both teams were desperate to win. Simon and Mizu played against Paul and Karl and gave them a good hammering winning the match 6&5 and claiming 3 points for Tower Links. However Peter and Lisa Loughran claimed 3 points for Team Al Hamra but it wasn't an easy match, they managed to win the front 9 by 1 hole, the back 9 by 1 hole and won the match overall 2 up. Gerry Gibson and Oli Spencer came in with a strong victory claiming 3 points, as did Tony Cashman and Maggie Neil. However the match between Gav Campbell and Bobby Messham against Roy Pirie and Tiffany B was a very tight match with the front 9 finishing 1 up to Roy and Tiff, and as much as Bobby and Gav tried to battle back, Roy and Tiff also won the back 9 1 up claiming 3 points for Tower Links. Bill Grosser and Alex Mc Dowell came in with a half, with both teams claiming one 9 each and the match ending in a draw. Cavan Bickell and Wilma Fernandes won the match 3&2 and also came in with a strong 3 points for Al Hamra. Richard Cuddihy and Mike Dunn had a great match but managed to claim victory by winning the front 9 by 1 hole, the back 9 by 1 hole and the overall match by 2 holes claiming 3 points for Al Hamra. Unfortunately Steve Otterway and Sharon Darbyshire conceded 3 points. Overall the total score for the day was 22 points to 11 points to Al Hamra, so therefore Al Hamra took victory of the 2019 Interclub Match 38 ï¿½ to 28 1/2. A massive well done to both teams for putting up a great match! ..
Tournament Results - Al Hamra 38 1/2 - 28 1/2 Tower Links - 74
Tuesday Night Floodlit Challenge more
There were some very good scores in the Tuesday Night Floodlit Challenge. Eui Yong Jeon got off to a great start with two pars and a birdie. Unfortunately he didn't play the par 3s the best and dropped a couple of shots over the two par 3s however bounced back with a par at the last hole to shoot 19 points and claim 2nd place on card play-off. Bill Grosser got off to a steady start making a par at the first and a net birdie at the second. However he struggled down hole 3 only scoring 1 point but bounced back strong on holes 17 and 18 making 3 points at both holes to shoot a score of 19 points and claim victory on card play-off. There were no 2s this week meaning the 2s sweep will roll over to next week. ..
Tournament Results - 1st Bill Grosser (19 CPO), 2nd Eui Yong Jeon (19 CPO) - 74
The Greg Smith Cup 2019 more
The Greg Smith Cup took place on Friday at Al Hamra Golf Club. The event was set up to raise money for Mc Millan Cancer Support and our local charity Al Jalila Foundation. Greg was a founder member of Al Hamra Golf Club but unfortunately Greg became poorly and before he passed away Mc Millan Support gave him great care. With that being in our hearts we will always do our best to raise money for this great cause. A lot of work was put into this event being set up, with many local businesses coming forward to sponsor prizes to help raise money for the charity. The event was played as a 4 ball Texas Scramble. Jae Woong Lee, Mi Young Kim, Yun Sang Oh and Kye Young Cha got off to a quick start with a net birdie at the 2nd hole, a net eagle at the 3rd and a gross birdie at hole 4. On the back 9, the team didn't drop a single shot, and made 2 gross birdies and a gross eagle to shoot a net 59.3 to claim 3rd spot. In second place with a score of net 58.6 was Patrick Sundolf, Maria Bagge, Jian Feng Wang and Linou Wang. The team also got off to a very fast start, taking advantage of Linou's drive at the 3rd hole, they went on to make an eagle. They also had birdies at holes 7, 8 and 9 and looked set to have a good back 9. They had 3 birdies on the back 9 which helped them claim 2nd spot. The story of the day went to Simon Dunn, Paul Tipping, Steve Kelly and Mikael Gartner who shot 8 under par on the front 9. This was with a combination of 6 birdies and an eagle at hole 3. On the back 9 they continued this form finishing strong with 3 birdies in the final 3 holes to shoot an impressive score net 58.1 to claim victory in the 2019 Greg Smith Cup. Nearest Pin in 2 at hole 1 was won by Simon Payne. Nearest the pin at hole 4 was won by Patrick Sundolf. Hole 7 Nearest the Pin was won by Christofer Bagge. Hole 11 was sponsored by RAK Insurance and nearest the pin for Ladies was won by Sharon Darbyshire and for men was Simon Dunn. Hole 14 Longest Drive was won by Linou Wang. Hole 15 Nearest the Pin was won by Faddy Azzam. Straightest drive on hole 17 was won by Maria Bagge. Hole 18, Nearest Pin in 3 was won by Steve Otterway. Throughout the day Participants took part in a putting challenge, they simply had to hole 1 ball out of 3 attempts to get put into a draw to win an Evnroll Putter. Only Tim Bird held 1 put which meant he won himself an Evnroll Putter. The Pitching Challenge which was played from Pesto terrace was won by Patrick Sundolf with a score of 40 points. In 2nd place with a score of 35 points on a play off was won by Chrsitofer Bagge and in 3rd place was Mi Young Kim. Al Hamra Golf Club would personally like to thank all the sponsors that contributed towards the day to help raise money for the Charites. Also a massive Thank You to all participant's for taking part and being very generous. The total amount raised was in the excess off 25'000 AED. ..
Tournament results - 1st: Simon Dunn, Paul Tipping, Steve Kelly and Mikael Gartner (58.1) 2nd: Patrick Sundolf, Maria Bagge, Jian Feng Wang and Linou Wang (58.6) 3rd: Jae Woong Lee, Mi Young Kim, Yun Sang Oh and Kye Young Cha (59.3) - 74
The Masters Par 3 Tournament more
One of the traditional tournaments at The Masters is the par 3 tournament which would always take place on the Wednesday before the main tournament starts. We decided to host our own Masters Par 3 challenge on Wednesday. With the championship course being turned into a par 3 course, the pins were set in some crazy places and holes were turned into distances from 50 - 150 yards. Richard Cuddihy started with a bogey, however managed to knock his shot at the second to inside a foot and recovered strong with a birdie. He went on to have a steady front 9 however really stepped up his game on the back 9 with back to back birdies on holes 11 and 12. Unfortunately Rich dropped a shot at hole 17 but recovered strong with a par at hole 18 and finished in 2nd place with a score of (-1) net 53. However it wasn't to be as playing partner Mike Dunn had an impressive round of Net 51 (-3) and was crowned champion of the 2019 Par 3 Masters Challenge. Mike also got off to a slow start making a bogey at the first, and just missing his short birdie putt at the 2nd frustrated him. However he recovered well by making a nice birdie at hole 6 knocking to 3 feet and holing the putt. On the back 9 he only made 2 bogeys however he made a nice birdie at hole 14 and finishing 3 consecutive pars he finished with net 51. With a high amount of 2s to be expected the 2s sweep was run a little different this time. The participant with the most amount of 2s would take 75% of the pot and the participant with the 2nd highest amount of 2s would take 25% of the pot. Richard Cuddihy came 2nd in the overall competition however making 3 birdies meant he claimed the 1st prize in the 2s sweep over 2nd place Mike Dunn who had two 2's. All the members said how much fun the day was and we are now looking into hosting a Par 3 series over the summer. ..
Tournament results - 1st Mike Dunn (51), 2nd Richard Cuddihy (53)- 74
Tuesday Floodlit Challenge more
Tuesday Night floodlit challenge once again became very difficult to win this week with so many good scores. In 2nd place with a score of 19 points was Sen Sourit. Sen got off to a great start making a net eagle at hole 3 scoring him 4 points. He went on to make another 3 points at hole 5 however he had a disappointing finish only making 2 points in the last 2 holes. However this week's winning score was a brilliant 23 points. Jae Woong Lee had a magnificent start scoring 9 points in the first 3 holes. He continued that good form making birdies at holes 5 and 18 which claimed him the victory. The WOW Mug went to Maurizio Gambini with a disappointing score of 11 points. Unfortunately there were no 2s this week meaning the pot will roll over to next Tuesday. ..
Tournament Winners Gross - 1st Jae Woong Lee (23), 2nd Sen Sourit (19)- 74
April Monthly Medal more
The April Medal took place on Saturday and 3rd place in the net competition was Wilma Fernandes. Wilma got off to a great start with a net eagle at the 1st hole however had a bit of rocky front 9. Wilma recovered well on the back 9 making a net 1 at hole 11 and made three net birdies at holes 13, 15 and 17 to claim 3rd with a score of net 74. In 2nd Place with score of net 72 was Anthony Cashman. Anthony didn't have the best of front 9's however he recovered well on the back 9 and said he was very happy to make net birdies at holes 10, 11 and 13 and not drop any further shots. However the rest of the field didn't come anywhere near to inform Young Nam Chang who claimed victory with a net 67. Young Nam seemed to master the first 5 holes making 4 net birdies and a net par. Only dropping 2 shots throughout the whole day and making 3 further net birdies at holes 12, 13 and 18 made her unbeatable. In the Gross competition, Gerry Gibson made 6 pars throughout the whole day to shoot a score of 88 which claimed him 3rd place. In 2nd place with a score of 82 was Christofer Bagge. Chris got off to a quick start with a birdie at the first hole. He went on to make 4 pars on the front 9 and 2 on the back 9. However the story of the day, shooting 6 under his handicap and a gross score of 80 was winner Richard Cuddihy. Rich got off to a steady start with pars at the first 2 holes and went on to make a birdie at hole 5. Rich really shined on the back 9 with impressive pars at holes 11, 12, and 13 and didn't feel any nerves on the way in as he seemed to play the last hole every nicely making a par. Unfortunately there were no 2's this week so the pot will roll over to next week's Masters Par 3 Challenge. ..
Tournament Winners Gross - 1st Richard Cuddihy (80), 2nd Chrsitofer bagge (82), 3rd Gerry Gibson (88) Tournament Winners Net - 1st Young Nam Chang (67), 2nd Anthony Cashman (72), 3rd Wilma Fernandes (84) - 74
Al Hamra Trophy more
The Al Hamra trophy took place on Friday and with the winner being able to get their name on a club board everyone was very competitive. With the sun shining and the atmosphere exciting everyone was in for a good challenge. Mike Dunn got off to a quick start making 3 points at hole 3 and making a birdie at hole 5 to claim 4 points. He continued that form all the way through to holes 15 and 16 where he made up a further 3 pointers however he dropped 2 shots on holes 17 and 18 to shoot 37 points and claim 3rd place on card play-off. 2nd Place went to Steve Otterway got off to a slow start however made 3 pointers at holes 3, 8 and 10. He went on to drop a couple of shots but bounced back at hole 18 with a 3 pointer to shoot 37 points but claimed 2nd spot on card play-off. However the story of the day went to Young Nam Chang who had a brilliant day with a score of 39 points and claimed victory to get her name on the club board. Young Nam got off to an inconsistent start making two 3 pointers and two 1 pointers in the first 6 holes. However she settled down and played very solid golf on the back 9. She made 3 pointers and holes 13, 15 and 17 and was thrilled to pieces to win the 2019 Al Hamra Trophy. In the two's sweep Cav Bickel made a 2 at hole 7 and shared the pot with Gav Campbell who made a 2 at hole 4. The straightest drive went to Anthony Cashman at Hole 17 and Nearest the Pin at hole 7 went to Cav Bickel. ..
Tournament Winners - 1st Young Nam Chang (39), 2nd Steve Otterway (37 CPO), 3rd (Mike Dunn 37 CPO)- 74
Tuesday Night Floodlit Challenge more
There was some impressive scoring in the Floodlit challenge this week with numerous of players shooting under their handicap. In 2nd place with a score of 19 points was Yun Sang Oh. Yun Sang had a very consistent 8 holes not dropping a single point but thought he sealed the deal when he made a net birdie at the last to shoot 19 points. However it wasn't to be as Jae Woong Lee came in with an impressive score of 21 points to claim the victory. Jae got off to a flying start with a net birdie at the 2nd and a net eagle at the 3rd. He also went on to make a 2 on hole 7 which was the only 2 of the night and he cleared up in the 2s Sweep. Unfortunately Sen Sourit got the WOW Mug with a score of 12 points. ..
Tournament Winners - 1st Jae Woong Lee (21), 2nd JYun Sang Oh (19)- 74
Tuesday Night Floodlit Challenge more
The Tuesday Night Floodlit challenge turned out to be very good scoring playing from the blue tee's in a stableford format. Getting off to a flying start with 4 pars and 1 birdie in the first 5 holes was Jae Wong Lee. Jae didn't have the strongest of finished but managed to secure 2nd place with a score of 19 points. However the man in form winning the last 2 competitions struck again to claim his 3rd victory on the bounce. Kye Young Cha had consecutive pars from holes 2-6 and didn't drop a single point the whole round to shot a winning score of 22 points. There was a 2's rollover from last week and the only man to score a 2 was Jae Wong Lee at hole 7. Oli Spencer didn't have the best of rounds scoring 8 points to claim the WOW mug. ..
Tournament Winners - 1st Kye Young Cha (22), 2nd Jae Wong Lee (19)- 74
Friday Sweep more
14 players participated in the Friday Sweep in a Medal format and there were some very impressive scores. Dave Hoggins with a sore head went out with no real expectations and this seemed to work for Dave. He got off to a great start with a par at the first and continued his par streak from holes 3-5. He then went on to drop a couple of shots but recover strong on the back 9 not dropping a single shot. He finished with a score of Net 69 to finish runner up. Dave said in the future he thinks falling over the night before is a better warm up than the range. However in 1st place with an amazing score of net 63 was Kye Young Chang. Kye is in great form at the moment as this is his 2nd victory in a week. Kye got off to a good start with pars at holes 1 and 3 and had a very consistent front 9. However he came to shine on the back 9 making 2 net eagles and 4 net birdies with no drop shots. There was no 2s this week so this will now roll over to the next completion. ..
Tournament Results - 1st Kye Young Chan (63), 2nd Dave Hoggins (69)- 74
Floodlit Challenge more
This week in the Tuesday Night Floodlit Challenge 11 players battled it out in an individual stableford off the Blue tees. Jindrich Fousek main focus was to improve on last week's score and that's what he did. He made a net eagle at the 3rd hole which scored him 4 points and went on to have a net birdie on the last hole to claim 2nd place. However it wasn't good enough as Kye Young Cha had an impressive score to claim victory. Kye got off to a flying start with 3 pars in the first 5 holes however he dropped a shot at the 6th. He bounced back with further pars at holes 6 and 18 to score 21 points. The WOW of the week went to Jae Yong Kwon with a disappointing score of 9 points. This week there was no 2s so there will be a roll over to next week. ..
Tournament Results - 1st Kye Young Cha (21), 2nd Jindrich Fousek (19) - 74
Floodlit Challenge more
12 Players attempted to beat the course in a bogey format in Tuesday Night's floodlit challenge. In second place was Sen Sourit loosing 2 down to the course. Sen got off to a bad start going 2 down through 2 however managed to win the 3rd. He then proceeded to have a couple more bad holes but came back strong at the end winning 2 out of the last 3 holes. However Eric Sommer, off a handicap of 2 went out and beat the course 1 up to take victory. Eric got off to a great start making a birdie at the 1st, lost the 2nd but then won holes 3, 4 and 5. He made a nice birdie at hole 4 to also clear up in the 2s sweep. ..
Tournament Results - 1st Eric Sommer (1 Up), Sen Sourit (2Dn) - 74
2019 Club Championships more
The Club Championships was played over 36 Holes in an Individual Stroke Play format. The Men were playing for Gross 1st and 2nd and Net 1st and 2nd from the Blue Tees and the Ladies were playing for Gross 1st and 2nd and Net 1st and 2nd from the Red Tees. In the Men's Gross Competition Eui Yong Jeon got off to a great start making a birdie at the 2nd, however the conditions proved to be tough and Eui struggled on the back 9. He finished the first round with a score of 86 which placed him 2nd. Mike Dunn got off to a bit of a shaky start but recovered well with a birdie at 5. He played very consistent on the back 9 making 5 pars which meant Mike was leading the Gross competition by 2 shots with a score of 84. Going out on day 2 Mike knew he needed to play well with the field backing up behind him. Mike unfortunately got off to a bad start on day 2 and making a 7 at the 3rd hole didn't help. Mike went on to shoot a score of 89 for day 2 and a total of 173 to finish in 2nd place. Eui Young Jeon was playing in the final group with Mike and saw his opportunities to take the lead. Making a birdie at hole 3 meant that there was a 3 shot swing between himself and Mike. Eui Yong Jeon went on to make 4 more pars on the front 9 and now it meant Eui Yong was in the lead. The start of the back 9 proved to be difficult however he settled down making 3 pars in the last 4 holes. This meant that Eui Yong Jeon was the champion of the 2019 Men's Club Championship with a total score of 166. In the Men's Net competition on day 1, Dave Hoggins shot a brilliant score of Net 72. Dave got off to a bit of a shaky start on the front 9 however recovered well on the back 9 making 4 net birdies. This separated Dave from Gerry Gibson who had a net 76 for day 1 which meant Dave was currently laying 2nd. However Peter Loughran went out on day 1 and put himself way clear of the field by shooting a net 66. Pete had a brilliant back 9 making 5 net birdies and 1 net eagle at Hole 13. This meant that Pete had a 6 shot lead going into day 2. On day 2 Gerry Gibson knew he had some catching to do and he came out on fire making a birdie at Hole 5. However Gerry found the back 9 very tough and finished the tournament with a score of 149. Unfortunately Dave had the same kind of story on day 2. He had a bit of a shaky start and a very consistent back 9 making 3 net birdies and finished the tournament with a score 147 to finish 2nd. Peter knew that the field were going to try and come for him but he kept his composure and had a fantastic front 9. He had 3 net Birdies and 1 net eagle but then nerves started to sink in. Pete found the back 9 difficult, however the golf he played for the first 27 holes put him miles ahead of the rest of the field and he won the Net 2019 Club Championships with a score of 140. In The Ladies Gross Competition Paula Svensson went out on day 1 making pars at Holes 4, 8 and 13. Paula finished with a score of 98 and was 8 shots clear on 2nd Place Young Nam Chang. Young Nam had a poor start making a 9 at hole 3 however settled down for the rest of the front 9. She went on to make some good bogeys but unfortunately had a couple of bad holes on the back 9. Young Nam finished with a score of 106 which placed her 2nd. Young Name went out on day 2 giving it her best and made some great bogeys on the front 9 however hole 8 caught Young Nam out meaning she needed to do all the work again on the back 9. Young Nam made a nice par at hole 11 and finished with a score of 213 for the tournament finishing 2nd. Paula went out on the front 9 and had a nervous start however recovered well making a par at Hole 7. Paula went on to play consistent bogey golf on the back 9 and shot a total score of 203 winning the gross 2019 Ladies Club Championship. In the Ladies Net Competition Wima Fernandes went out on day 1 making 6 net birdies and 2 net eagles. Wilma also had a couple of bad holes but finished with a score of Net 72 which meant she was leading by 7 shots to Maggie Neil in 2nd place. Wilma went out on day 2 and unfortunately the nerves got the better of Wilma. Maggie Neil made up 8 shots in the first 3 holes which meant the door was wide open. Wilma recovered well making 4 net birdies for the rest of the day. Wilma shot 162 and finished in 2nd place on card playoff. Maggie had a good start to the day by making 2 net birdies on the front 9. She had 1 net birdie on the back 9, however Maggie felt the nerves coming home but finished with a total score of 162. Fortunately for Maggie, she had the better score on day 2 between her and Wilma which meant that Maggie won the Net 2019 Ladies Club Championship. Over the weekend we run 2 individual 2s sweep. There was a 2s sweep for round 1 so it rolled over to round 2. Richard Cuddihy made a 2 at hole 7 in round 2 and collected the pot of 350 Dirham. ..
Tournament Results: Men's Gross - 1st Eui Yong Jeon (166), 2nd Mike Dunn (173) Men's Net - 1st Peter Loughran (140), 2nd Dave Hoggins (147) Ladies Gross - 1st Paula Svennson (142), 2nd Young Nam Chang (213) Ladies Net - 1st Maggie Neil (162 CPO), 2nd Wilam Fernandes (162 CPO) - 74
Tuesday Night Floodlit Challenge more
11 Players participated in the Tuesday Night floodlit challenge in an Individual Stableford from the Blue tee's. This week there was also a 3 week 2s sweep to be collected. Eui Yong Jeon got off to a very steady start and it became even better when he made a birdie at the 4th. Finishing with a par meant that Eui Yong shot a score of 18 points and claimed 2nd place. However it wasn't quite good enough as Bosung Kang came in with a great score of 20 points to claim the victory. Bosung had a great round making 6 pars on the night and only dropping 1 shot meant that he was too good for the rest of the field. The WOW of the week went to Igor Dostovalof with a score of 7 points. Cleaning up in the 2s sweep collecting an incredible 320 Dirhams was Eui Yong Jeon. ..
Tournament Winners - 1st Bosung Kang (20), 2nd Eui Yong Jeon (18) - 74
Dave Faulkner's Leaving Event more
Dave a long serving member to Al Hamra Golf Club will be unfortunately leaving the club and going on an adventure to the Philippines. Dave decided it's the right time to go off and enjoy his retirement but decided he wanted to do one last bash before he left and wanted to do a Texas Scramble. 38 players signed up dividing it into 10 teams, with brilliant prizes to be won and a Shrimp Boil to be eaten after it was set to be a brilliant day. In 3rd Place with a score of 60.7 was Bob Messham, Karlos Rowe, Sammy Crooks and Roy Pirie. The boys got off to a great start with a birdie at the first and continued that birdies at holes 3 and 5. They were 3 under gross through 9 holes. Going into the back 9 they had 4 birdies but unfortunately the whole team missing a 3 foot putt on 17th cost them a bogey and 2nd place. In 2nd Place was the legend himself, American Red Neck Dave Faulkner, Andy Penfold, Blair Smith and Bill Grossner with a fantastic score of 60.3. Also making birdies at holes 1, 3 and 5 they were set up in a great position for the back 9. Making 4 gross birdies on the back 9 and not a single bogey all day meant that Dave and his team came 2nd and Dave was just over the moon to beat professional Karlos Rowe. However, the team wasn't good enough to beat Richard Cuddihy, Ingrid Kenney, Mike Dunn and Paula Svennson. They made 4 birdies on the front 9 and 1 on the back 9 but the highlight of the day was when Richard knocked a 3 wood from 265 yards on to Hole 14 for the teams second shot and Paula drained a 40 footer for eagle. They went on to shoot a magnificent score of 58.2 and claimed the victory in the event. Richard said that the whole team played fantastic, with the Ladies making some big putts. Once the prize presentation had commenced, Dave put on a Shrimp boil in Pesto. Dave kindly purchased 45KG worth of shrimp, and boiled it up with New Potatoes, Sausages, Onions and Corn. Every single participant got stuck in and loved the American style food very much. Dave, from Al Hamra Golf Club, we Thank You for being a long committed member to the Golf Club. We wish you the very best in the Philippine's and we look forward to seeing you in the near future for your holidays. ..
for your holidays. Tournament Results: 1st Richard Cuddidy, Ingrid Kenney, Mike Dunn and Paula Svennson - 58.2 2nd Dave Faulkner, Andy Penfold, Blair Smith and Bill Grossner - 60.3 3rd Bob Messham, Karl Rowe, Sammy Crooks and Roy Pirie - 60.7 - 74
March Monthly Medal more
The March Monthly Medal took place in windy and wet conditions and 12 players battled it out to attempt to win the first competition of the Month. In the Net tournament Maurizio Gambini had a bit of a shaky start but managed to keep in control of his game by making 3 pars on the front 9. Unfortunately Maurizio had an 8 on Hole 9 and had all the work to do again on the back 9. Maurizio went on to only drop 1 shot on the back 9 and birdied the last to take 2nd place with a score of net 73. Peter Loughran had a brilliant start only dropping 1 shot on the front 9 and making 4 gross pars set him up in a good position for the back 9. Peter had 2 bad holes on the back 9 but recovered with pars at 15 and 16 which helped him shoot a score of net 71 which won the Net Competition. In the Gross competition Tim Bird got off to a great start making 4 pars in the first 5 holes. However Tim went on to make a few mistakes on the front 9. He then continued the back 9 and played bogey golf to shoot 18 over par which claimed 2nd place in the gross tournament. However on card play-off Gerry Gibson claimed 1st spot with a score of 18 over. Gerry got off to a great start making 2 pars in the first 2 holes and then continued to play very stead golf. Gerry finished off with a great birdie at the last into a howling wind. ..
Tournament Winners:Tournament Results Gross - 1stGerry Gibson (+18), 2nd Tim Bird (+18) Tournament Results Net - 1st Peter Loughran (71), 2nd Maurizio Gambini (73) - 74
10th RAK Junior Open more
We had 26 juniors travel from all around the UAE to Al Hamra Golf Club to participate in the 10th RAK Junior Open. The Boys competed for, Boys Gross 1st, 2nd and 3rd, Boys Net 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The girls competed for Girls Gross 1st and 2nd and Net 1st and 2nd. In the Boys net competition Viggo Sorrenson had a great day on the golf course by shooting a gross 1 over par. He made pars on 3 of the 4 holes he gets shots on and he went on to shoot a net 69 which claimed 3rd spot. In 2nd place was Dilan White with a score of net 66. Dilan got off to a great start making birdies at 4 and 5 and continued to play well throughout the day in hard windy conditions. He finished off with a birdie on the 18th and took 2nd spot. However no one was good enough to beat Dominic Morton with a score of net 63 to win the net competition. He got off to a steady start but came to shine from holes 9-15 where he picked up 8 shots! He said he was over the moon to shoot such a good score in the windy conditions. In the Gross Competition Muhammed Faris Cheema had a great start making 2 birdies in the first 5 holes. He went on to make a few mistakes but recovered with a birdie on hole 9. He made 2 birdies on the back 9 which helped him claim 3rd sport with a gross score 73. Jay Mullane got off to a shaky start making 3 bogeys in the first 3 holes however he recovered well by not dropping a single shot for the rest of the day and making 2 birdies helped him shoot a 73 to take 2nd spot. Winning the gross competition with a fantastic score of 1 under par 71 was Hugo Garcia Villaton. Hugo made 3 birdies in the first 5 holes however he also dropped a couple of shots. He went on to make 2 bogeys and 2 birdies on the back 9 to shoot -1 71 and win the gross competition. In the girl gross competition Jamie Roslyn Camero shot an 83 to claim 2nd spot. Jamie had 4 pars on the front 9 and 3 on the back 9 and said that she was very pleased with this score as the wind was such an influence on the day. However no one got close to Hyeongi Kang who shot a score of 3 over par 75. Hyeongi had a very steady start and it was made even better making 2 birdies on the front 9. She went on to make 2 more birdies on the back 9 and finished with 2 pars which helped her win the girls gross competition. In the girls net competition Alayna Raflque shot a net 83 to claim 2nd spot in the girl's net competition. She got off to a steady start and it was made even better when she made a par at hole 14 which. However it wasn't good enough to beat Liang Wei Lui. Liang got off to a shaky start at the first hole however recovered strongly with a birdie at the 3rd hole. She went on to have a very consistent front 9. She found the back 9 a little tougher but managed to make up 2 birdies which helped her score a net 74 which won the girls net competition. ..
Tournament Winners: Boys Gross - 1st Hugo Garcia Villaton (71), 2nd Jay Mullane (73), Muhammed Faris Cheema (73) Boys Net - 1st Dominic Morton (63), 2nd Dilan White (66), 3rd Viggo Sorrenson (69) Girls Gross - 1st Hyeongi Kang (75), 2nd Jamie Roslyn Cameron (83) Girls Net - 1st Liang Wei Lui (74), 2nd Alayna Raflque (83) - 74
RAK Ports Invitational 2019 more
RAK Ports once again chose Al Hamra Golf Club to host their Invitational day and with 55 confirmed participants it turned out to be an exciting and very enjoyable day. With the format being a Texas Scramble, all teams were fired up competing with one another. The weather for the day was very windy however with it being a Texas scramble, each team had 4 chances of each shot which made things little easier. Although each player in the team was required to hit at least 3 drives and some players definitely felt the nerves. In 3rd Position with a score of net 61.9 was Mike Magee, Rob Kennedy, Lars Seistrup and You Bong Kwon. The team performed well together and made 3 birdies on the front 9 which set them up for the back 9. They went on to make 4 birdies and the rest pars on the back 9. In 2nd Place with a score of 61.3, starting off with 3 birdies on the bounce and not making a single bogey on the back 9 was Bob Messham, Peter Loughran, Brill Grossner and Gavin Campbell. However this was quite good enough as Liam Thornton, Rob Campbell, Damen Gauchi and Alan Perkins put together a fantastic score of 60.4 to win the RAK Ports Invitational 2019. They commented on how fantastic the day was, and helping each other helped them to not drop a single shot all day. ..
Tournament Winners - 1st Liam Thornton, Rob Campbell, Damen Gauchi and Alan Perkins (60.4) 2nd Bob Messham, Peter Loughran, Brill Grossner and Gavin Campbell (61.3) 3rd Mike Magee, Rob Kennedy, Lars Seistrup and You Bong Kwon (61.9) - 74
Tuesday Night Floodlit Challenge more
12 participants went and battled it out in the floodlit challenge on Tuesday evening in windy and cold conditions. Eui Yong Jeon got off to a great start making a par on the 3rd and making a birdie at the 5th. Making a nice par at the last helped him shoot 17 points to claim second place. Wining the event with score of 19 points was Jae Young Kwon. Jae had an impressive start making a par at the first and continued that run making 6 pars in the next 8 Hole. The WOW of the week went to Jindrech Fousek with a score of 12 points. ..
Tournament Winners - 1st Jae Young Kwon (19), 2nd Eui Yong Jeon (17) - 74
Extreme Pairs more
We had a total of 10 pairs take part in the Extreme pairs with the format being mixed up to be a fun event. Holes 1-6 was played as Greensomes, holes 7-12 was played as Betterball Stroke Play and holes 13-18 was played as a Pairs Scramble. Coming 3rd in the event on card play-off with a score of net 67 (-5) was Mihail Bucataru and Mike Stankovic. The pair combined well all day but the highlight of their day was combining well in the scramble and making 2 birdies. In 2nd place on card play-off also shooting net 67 (-5) was Jae Wong Lee and Bosung Kang. Getting off to a quick start making 2 birdies in the first 8 helped them claim 2nd place. Winning the event on card play-off also with a score of net 67 was Howard Shaw and Dave Hoggins. Making a birdie and 3 net birdies in the first 8 holes was an impressive start. But finishing strong and making a net Birdie on the 18th helped them win on card play-off. ..
Tournament Results - 1st Dave Hoggins + Howard Shaw - 2nd Jae Wong Lee + Bosung Kang - 3rd Mihail Bucataru + Mike Stankovic - 74
Farewell Les! more
This week's Tuesday Floodlit challenge was designated to Les Arundel who has been a long supporter in the Floodlit Challenges. Less will be unfortunately leaving Al Hamra Golf Club to return back to the U.K. however one of Les last wishes was to play his last floodlit in a Pairs Scramble format. 26 players attended the evening, teeing off the Blue Tee's and in 2nd Place with a net score of 33.5 was Leslie Arundel and Craig Mainey. The pair had an impressive 8 pars which helped them claim 2nd place. Unfortunately a double bogey cost them and their score wasn't quite good enough to beat the Farther and Son combination Peter and Tom Loughran who had an impressive score with a net 31.4. The pair combined really well together but the highlight of the night was when they made a birdie at the 5th being their last hole. The WOW of the week went to Ian Fada and Amir Mian with a net score of 39.82. Tom and Peter also hit it very close on Hole 4 which helped them win the Nearest the Pin Prize. ..
Tournament Results - 1st Peter Loughran + Tom Loughran - 2nd Leslie Arundel + Craig Mainey - 74
13th RAK Ladies Open more
10 Players travelled from all across the UAE to take part in the 13th RAK Ladies Open. There was a Gross and Net Competiton for the Ladies to compete for. Claiming 2nd place in the Gross competition with a score of 78 (+6) was Sakura Kawarami. Sakura had a shaky start on the front 9 and it didn't help making mistakes at holes 8 and 9 however Sakura bounced back strong back 9 making 8 pars and a bogey which helped her claim 2nd place. Winning the event with a score of 76 (+4) was Hyeongi Kang. Hyeongi got off to a good start however she struggled from holes 8-12. But that didn't stop Hyeongi winning because she made 3 impressive birdies at holes 7, 14 and 18. In 2nd Place in the Net Competition with a score of Net 72 was Monina Gudaca. Monina got off to a shaky start on the Front 9 however bounced back strongly on the back 9 not dropping a single shot. The star of the day winning the event with a score of Net 69 was Jamie Roslyn Camero. Jamie making 4 pars and a birdie on the front 9 set her up for the day. It also helped that she finished strong with 2 pars which helped her claim 1st place. ..
Tournament Results Gross - 1st Hyeongi Kang 76 (+4) - 2nd Sakura Kawarami Tournament Results Net - 1st Jamie Roslyn Camero (69) - 2nd Monina Gudaca (72) - 74
Floodlit Challenge more
11 players played in the Tuesday night Floodlit challenge which was a Stableford competition off the blue tees. In 2nd place on card playoff with a score of 16 points as John Davies. John got off to a steady start and continued his round and was very consistent which helped him claim 2nd spot. However just claiming the victory by a single point with a score of 17 points Eui Yong Jeon. Eui had a great round of golf and the highlight of the evening was making pars on both par 5s. The wow of the week went to Igor Dostovalov with a disappointing 7 points. Please note there has now been 2 weeks with no 2s meaning the sweep pot is filling up. The next Floodlit challenge will be designated to Les Arundel as this will be his last ever Floodlit Challenge. Hopefully someone can get a 2 this week! ..
Tournament Results - 1st Eui Yong Jeon (17), 2nd John Davies (16) - 74
February Monthly Medal more
19 players competed in the April Monthly Medal and with the weather being fantastic and calm conditions there was some good scoring. In the Net competition taking 2nd spot on card play-off with a nett 72 was Tim Bird. After a shaky start he soon settled down making 2 nett birdies on the first 9. He then continued his stead round on the back 9. However a level par round wasn't quite good enough as Ingrid Kenney took the victory with a net 69. Ingrid mentioned that she hit the ball really well all day and she made some very good putts which helped her take the victory. In the Gross competition Gerry Gibson took 2nd place with a score of 88 (+16). Gerry had a strong finish to his round making 5 pars in the last 6 holes. Taking 1st place was Richard Cuddihy with a score of 86 (+14). Richard made some steady pars, some steady bogeys but the highlight of the day was making birdies at 4 and 17. Richard Cuddihy and Tony Cashman shared the pot for the 2s sweep. Over the weekend some of you may have seen Ryan running the putting challenge. The aim of the game was to hole 1 out of 3 attempts from 35 feet away to get yourself into a prize draw to win a New Envroll Putter. Out of 24 participants only Pierre Levebvre, Christofer Bag and Paul Hoban made the putt. Christofer Bagge was the lucky one to get his name picked out in the draw to win the putter! ..
Tournament Results Net - 1st Ingrid Kenney (69), 2nd Tim Bird (72) Tournament Results Gross - 1st Richard Cuddihy (86), 2nd Gerry Gibson (88) - 74
Black Tee Challenge more
Black Tees and the Ladies playing from the whites meant everyone was in for a tough test of Golf. Christofer Bagge took 2nd Place with a score of 94 (+22). Chris said that he found the course extremely difficult of the black tees but was happy to make a few pars. Barry Pavic getting off to a great start making 6 pars in the first 7 holes however as everyone knows, Al Hamras hardest part of the course 8-13 was what caught Barry out. However he bounced back finishing off strong and won the gross competition by 11 shots with a score of 83 (+11). In the Net Competition taking 2nd Place was Faheem Janjua with a score of net 76. Making a very good par at Hole 10 and making pars at the last 2 holes helped him claim 2nd Place. Claiming the victory was Ingird Kenney with a score Net 75. Ingrid got off to a flying start however found the back 9 a lot tougher. The only person to make a 2 all day was Gerry Gibson claiming the 2s sweep. In the special evenst Wilma Fernandes won straightest drive on Hole 17 and Pierre Lefebvre won Nearest the Pin.. ..
Tournament Results Gross - 1st Barry Pavis (+11) 2nd Christofer Bagge (+22) Tournament Results Nett - 1st Ingrid Kenney (75) 2nd Faheem Janjua (76) - 74
CHA CHA Victorious more
12 competitors lined up for the Tuesday Night floodlit challenge in a shot gun start. With conditions a bit cooler than normal, and windy conditions they were in for a challenge. Oli Spencer got off to a slow start however he picked up some points in the closing holes to claim 2nd Place with a score of 16 points. Claiming 1st Spot was Kye Young Cha with a score 17 points. Kye got off to a very steady start with a couple of bad holes midfield but made a crucial par at the last to get the win. The WOW of the week went to Shakti Arora with a miserable 6 points. There were no twos meaning the 2s sweep will roll over to next Tuesdays challenge. ..
Tournament Results: 1st Kye Young Cha (17), 2nd Oliver Spencer (16) - 74
Arundel Takes Floodlit Challenge more
Bosung Kang took 2nd place in Tuesday night's floodlit challenge with a score of 15 points on card play-off. Getting off to a slow start but finishing off with 3 pars helped Bosung take 2nd place. In 1st place with an impressive score of 19 points was Les Arundel. He said making a nett albatross on Hole 3 was the highlight of his round. He also finished off very stead after a couple of bad holes in the middle of the round. Jae Young Kwon didn't have the best of rounds however the highlight of his round was making a 2 at Hole 4 taking the full pot of 100 Dirhams. ..
Tournament Results: 1st Les Arundel (19), 2nd Bosung Kang (15) - 74
Floodlit Challenge more
Tuesday night Floodlit challenge proved to be a difficult challenge this week with the format being Stroke Play. In second place on a card play-off was Jae Wong Lee with a score of Nett 38. Getting off to a shaky start with a 6 at the first, Jae soon settled with a very consistent round which helped him take 2nd Place. In 1st place with also a score of 38 but winning on card play-off was Jae Young Kwon. He said he made some good pars in the round which helped him take victory. The WOW of the week went to Mike Magee with a score of nett 49! In the twos competition, with some persuasion to actually enter the twos competition, Shakti Arora managed to get a 2 at the 7th. Also making a 2 was Dave Michee. ..
Tournament Results Gross - 1st Place Jae Young Kwon (38), 2nd Jae Wong Lee (38) - 74
Floodlit Challenge more
Jae Wong Lee took victory in the Tuesday Night Floodlit Challenge with a total score of 17 points. After a blowout on the 1st Hole Jae settled down to have a consistent round also making a nice birdie at the 7th hole. In 2nd Place was Oliver Spencer with a core of 15 points. Oli Said that he played a good game of golf however his putting let him down in the first 3 holes. Jae Wong Lee was the only person to make a 2 taking the full pot of 140 Dirhams. Please note that we also have a Sunday 6s competition now set up. This will take place every Sunday at 6pm and it will be 6 holes. We also have Midnight Madness set up and this will be 18 Hole fun competition teeing off at Midnight on 31st January followed by breakfast after play. You can sign up to both of these tournaments at the Golf Desk. ..
Tournament Results Gross - 1st Jae Wong Lee (17) 2nd Oliver Spencer 15 Points - 74
January Medal more
Over 37 players participated in the January monthly medal and the wind had a big influence making the golf course very difficult. In the Gross Competition taking 1st Place with a score of 82 (+10) was Hyun Muk Skin. He had a very steady start however found holes 8-12 very difficult with the wind blowing. In 2nd Place Was Christofer Bagge also shooting +10 over but lost out on card playoff. He also had a very steady front 9 but said that the back 9 played very hard with the wind being so strong. In 3rd Place was Jae Wong Lee with a score of 83 (+11). In the Net Competition in 1st place was Christofer Bagge with a score of Net 69 (-3). He said it helped having a solid front 9 that helped him take the victory. In 2nd Place was Jipyo Lee with a score of Net 70 (-2). Jipyo got off to a great start not dropping a shot until the 9th, he then went on to par the last which helped him claim 2nd spot. In 3rd Place was Yun Sang Oh with a score of 71 (-1). He also had a very solid round however dropping a few shots in the last 5 made him just miss out on the victory. In the twos completion Ian Fada and Elgadaffe Hawas split the pot claiming 190 dirhams each. ..
Tournament Results Gross - 1st Place Hyun Muk Shin 82, 2nd Place Christofer Bagge 82, 3rd Place Jae Wong Lee 83 Tournament Results Net - 1st Place Christofer Bagge 69, 2nd Place Jipyo Lee 70, 3rd Place Yun Sang Oh 71 - 74
Floodlit Challenge more
Tuesday's floodlit challenge had a different theme to it this week. It was bogey format played off the Red tees. Bosung Kang had a very steady start with three pars helping him to take the victory with a score of 2 up to the course. In 2nd place was John Davies on card playoff with a score of 1 up to the course. He also had a very steady round but managed to do all his damage in the last 6 holes. The WOW of the week went to Dulio Barbeiri with a score of 7 down to the golf course. Making the only 2 of the night was Jae Yong Kwon taking the pot of 140 Dirhams! Starting on Sunday evening will be Golf sixes. This will be 6 holes at 6pm every Sunday. You will be able to purchase 6 beers for 66 dirham. On the 31st January we are doing a special challenge Midnight Madness!!! This will be 18 holes at midnight on the floodlit course. Please sign up to either of these challenges at the golf desk. ..
Tournament Winners: 1st Bosung Kang 2 Up, 2nd John Davies 1 Up - 74
New Year Cup more
New Year's Cup We had 55 plyers for the New Year Cup and everyone seemed to have a fantastic day. We had a beautiful day of weather, the course in excellent condition and some exceptional scoring! In 5th Place on a card play-off with a score of 40 points was Kye Young Cha. Getting off to a shaky start but recovering with a birdie at the 3rd and having 21 points on the back 9 helped him claim 5th spot. In 4th positon on a card play-off also on 40 points was Christofer Bagge. Christofer also got off to a shaky start but managed to recover with a few pars on shot holes which managed to get him 18 points on the front 9. He then went to make 22 points on the back 9. In 3rd position was Lisa Loughran with a score of 41 points. After a blowout on the 3rd Hole Lisa bounced back to have a great score of 22 points on the front 9 and continued her steady round of golf on the back 9. In 2nd place was bigger and better Peter Loughran. Having a solid front 9, and making a great par down 18 getting 4 points helped him overtake wife Lisa and get an incredible score of 43 points. The story of the day came from Ingrid Kenney shooting a magnificent score of 44 points! With a very impressive front 9 of 26 points and a steady back 9 of 18 points Ingrid took 1st Place. There were plenty of 2s and receiving 95 Dirham each were Hyun Muk Shin who managed to get two 2s, Amir Mian, Tim Bird, Mike Dunn, Ingrid Kenney, Christopher Bagge, Tero Kilpela, and Young Hoon Jung. Christofer Bagged claimed Nearest the Pin competition on Hole 11 and Yun Sung Oh had the Straightest Drive on Hole 17. Could I take this opportunity to please remind all players to keep up with pace of play. We have had couple of cases where groups had lost 3 or 4 holes and the golf course became very back logged. If you start to lose sight of the group in front of you and you have people behind you waiting on every shot please proceed to let this group through. Could I also remind all players to rake bunkers and repair pitch marks as this is becoming a problem on the golf course. Thank You for your Co-Operation. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very successful New Year. ..
Tournament Winners: Tournament Winners: 1st Place Ingrid Kenney (44), 2nd Place Peter Loughran (43), 3rd Place Lisa Loughran (41), 4th Place Christofer Bagge (40), 5th Place Kye Young Cha - 74
New Year, New Winner more
19 Players took part in the New Years Day sweep and what a great day it turned out to be even if there were a few sore heads. With the golf course set up in fantastic condition and the fantastic weather we were set up for a treat. Cavan Bickel got off to a flying start and made it even better when he birdied the 6th. He also went on to make a 2 at the 11th knocking it to a foot and went on to score a great round of 38 points and claimed 3rd spot. Sharon Darbyshire also got off to a brilliant start having two 4 pointers in the first 5 holes! She then went on to be very consistent and scored 39 points and claimed 2nd place. But the round of the day came from Amir Mian who scored an amazing 41 points and claimed his first ever victory. Amir got off to a slow start but managed to recover from the 4th onwards and didn't make anything worse than a net par for the rest of his round. He said that he felt really in control of his game making pars at 12, 13 and 14! He was pleased to be able to buy everyone a drink after the game and enjoy his victory. In the 2s competition Bob Messham and Cavan Bickel made 2s at the par 3 11th and both received 95 Dirhams each. ..
Tournament Winners: 1st Place Amir Mian (41), 2nd Place Sharon Darbyshire (39), 3rd Place Cavan Bickel (38) - 74
Bandits Win the Festive Scramble.. more
What a day the Christmas Scramble turned out to be. A very exciting and enjoyable day for everyone that took part. The course was set up in a tough condition with the pins being in some tricky places and the greens in great condition. The format of the competition being pairs scramble and taking 3rd place in a card playoff was Dave Hoggins and Duncan Pell with a score of 68.2 (-3.8). Making 4 birdies was the highlight of the day for them but unfortunately a few double bogeys pushed them to 3rd place. In 2nd place was Hyun Muk Shin and Boung Kwon You with a score of 67.6 (-4.4). Making 3 birdies in the first 8 holes helped them to get off to a magnificent start and making 2 more birdies on the back 9 helped to shoot a great score. However the main story of the day was the 2 bandits shooting an incredible score of 63.4 (-8.6)!! Ingrid Kenney and Richard Cuddihy managed to combine great together. They got off to 8 consecutive pars but unfortunately made a double bogey at 9 and a bogey at 10, however that is acceptable being the 2 hardest holes on the course. However they settled down and bounced back and shot -2 for their last 8 holes. It was also nice for the professionals to get out on the golf course and take part in the scramble. Karlos and Paul was adamant they would show the young guns Ryan and Marc how to do it. They came out fast and made a birdie at the first hole taking a 1 shot advantage. However after the 5th hole the drama unfolded and the pair ran out of steam as Ryan and Marc turned it up a gear and knocked the big boys into place. Ryan and Mark went on to make birdies at 8,9,10, and 14 shooting a score of 68 (-4) to Paul and Karl's score of 74 (+2!). We also had a nearest the pin challenge on the 7th hole that was won by Jae Young Kwon and he received 100 dirhams for this. There was also a straightest drive competition that was won by Wilma Fernandes who also received 100 dirhams. Moving on to 2019 Ryan is looking to set up some more fun competitions that have been requested by the members. The first event that will be set up will be a beat the pro challenge and this will be against Assistant Professional Ryan Tarrant. This will be released to all the members within the next couple of days, so please keep your ears pealed! Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone that participated in the event. We would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. ..
Tournament Winners - 1st Place - Ingrid Kenney and Richard Cuddihy, 2nd Place - Hyun Muk Shin and Boung Kwon You, 3rd Place - Dave Hoggins and Duncan Pell, Nearest the Pin - Jae Young Kwon, Straightest Drive - Wilma Fernandes - 74
Young Champion Takes Victory... more
Young Joon Ahn took 1st place in the Tuesday nights floodlit challenge in the bogey format competition. Getting off to a great start with a birdie at the first and finishing with a par helped Young shoot 1 down to the course to win on a card play-off. 2nd place Jae Woong Lee got off to very steady start however was disappointed to bogey 7 and 8 to also shoot 1 down to the course. Maurizo Gambini went from winning last week to getting the WOW mug this week with a score of 7 down to the course. Unfortunately there were no 2s this week so the pot will rollover to the next Tuesday night challenge which will be on the 8th January due to Christmas day and New Year's Day falling on the next two Tuesdays. We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year and look forward to seeing you all on January 8th. ..
Lee Tournament Winners - 1st Place Young Joon Ahn, 2nd Place Jae Woong Lee - 74
The Italian Job ... more
Maurizio Gambini took the victory in the Tuesday night's Floodlit Challenge with a score of 18 points in a stableford format. His game really got going after making an eagle at the 3rd hole for 6 points. Jae Woong Lee had a flying start but unfortunately didn't finish off as strong as Maurizio claimed his 1st ever win in the Floodlit challenge following a card playoff. Byung Jin Woo took the WOW mug with a score of 11 points but blamed it down to the fact he was playing with new Assistant Professional Ryan Tarrant who made him nervous. There were two 2s scored this week by Duilio Barbieri and Jae Woong Lee. Because of the roll over from the week before they took an amazing 100 Dirhams each. ..
Tournament Winners 1st Maurizio Gambini 18 Points 2nd Jae Woong Lee 18 points Two's - Duilio Barbieri & Jae Woong Lee - 74
Yu And Jeon Claim Final Medal Of 2018 ... more
Amy Yu took the nett score victory in the December Monthly Medal on a card playoff with her score being nett 70 (-2). Making a solid par on the par 3 11th really helped her game and made her feel in control. In second place was Cavan Bickell with a fantastic score of nett 70 (-2) but unfortunately he was beaten on card playoff. Cavan had a great front 9 with pars on the 1st and 6th hole. Unfortunately he made a double bogey on the last which didn't help but he was really happy to take 2nd place. Byung Jin Woo took 3rd place following a card play-off with a net score of 73 (+1). In the gross competition Eui Yong Jeon took 1st place with a score of 79 (+7) winning by 5 clear shots from the rest of the field. He got off to a shaky start but managed to settle down from hole 6 onwards by only dropping 2 shots for the rest of the round, aided slightly by a birdie on hole 14. Oliver Spencer took 2nd place with a score of 84 (+12). He had a steady front 9 however he struggled between holes 10-14. Jae Woong Lee took 3rd place with a score of 85 (+13). The Championship Course provided a tough test with only 2 competitors shooting under their handicap. John Kendall managed to make a 2 at the 11th taking a share of the 2s pot along with Richard Cuddihy who made a 2 at the 7th. ..
Tournament Winners Gross 1st Place Eui Yong Jeon - 79 2nd Place Ian Fada - 84 3rd Place John Kendall - 87 Net 1st Place Young Hoon Jung - 69 2nd Place Byung Jin Woo - 71 3rd Place Les Arundel - 74
Woo There It Is ... more
Byung Jin Woo claimed victory in Tuesday night's Floodlit Challenge as the only competitor to finish on the winning side of a match play battle against the course. The individual bogey format always seems to trip up competitors with a slightly different mental approach to the usual stroke play. With 3 holes won and 2 holes lost, Byung found himself just one hole clear of his nearest 2 rivals Eui Yong Jeon and Byung Kwon You. Both Eui Yong and Boung Kwon finished level to the course on a score of 0. Following a card play-off Eui Yong would take second place after the better back 6 score of 0. Bill Grosser collected the WOW mug for the week after an abysmal round of -7. No two's were recorded resulting in a rollover pot of AED 120. ..
Tournament Winners 1st Place Byung Jin Woo +1 2nd Place Eui Yong Jeon 0 3rd Place Boung Kown You 0
Kenney & Cuddihy Conquer National Day Pairs ... more
Ingrid Kenney and Richard Cuddihy conquered the National Day Pairs with a team score of 61 to finish 5 clear of their nearest competitors. The annual National Day weekend competition saw a great field of participants eager to play the popular mix medley of formats with 6 holes greensomes, 6 holes betterball, and 6 holes scramble. The fan favourite format saw an impressive performance from the winning duo who carded 1 under on their first 6 holes, 2 under on their second 6 holes, and an unbelievable 8 under on their final 6 holes, the scramble format. Their final 6 of 4 birdies and 2 eagles saw them finish 5 clear of Byung Jin Woo and Young Hoon Jung. Byung and Young had a somewhat turbulent round all the way up until their final 2 holes where they carded 2 net eagles to see them take the runners-up position. Finishing a further shot back on -5 was the pairing of Afzaal and Parvez Ahmed. The third place finishers also flourished in the scramble element of the competition with 5 birdies and a bogey to take the last of the podium prizes. ..
Tournament Winners 1st Place Ingrid Kenney & Richard Cuddihy - 61 2nd Place Byung Jin Woo & Young Hoon Jung - 66 3rd Place Afzaal & Parvez Ahmed - 67
Lee & Woo Take 13th RAK Mixed Amateur Open ... more
Jung Hee Lee & Byung Jin Woo claim the 13th addition of the RAK Mixed Amateur Open with 41 points. The 13th instalment of the RAK Mixed Amateur Open saw competitors from all over the UAE participate in the annual major fixture. Jung and Byung produced nines of 20 and 21 points in the betterball stableford competition for a 3 point winning margin. Their card included 5 birdies and an eagle in a rollercoaster round of golf. Runners-up Eui Yong Jeon and Amy Yu carded a round of 38 points following nines of 18 and 20 points respectively. The duo also experienced a somewhat turbulent round with drop shots coming in all directions. They did however dovetail perfectly dropping just 3 shots as a team throughout their round. Taking the third and final main prize was the pairing of Dave Hoggins and Sharon Darbyshire on a total of 37 points. Their round highlight came on hole 17 where Sharon successfully converted an eagle putt. ..
Tournament Winners 1st Place Jung Hee Lee & Byung Jin Woo - 41 Pts 2nd Place Eui Yong Jeon & Amy Yu - 38 Pts 3rd Place Dave Hoggins & Sharon Darbyshire - 37 Pts
Hoban's Amazing Harradine Cup ... more
Tom Hoban produced an astonishing round of 68 and subsequent 45 points to claim the 12th Harradine Cup. The annual major Al Hamra fixture celebrated its 12th event and was once again generously sponsored by Harradine Golf and Orient Irrigation. Their generous support meant there were fantastic prizes on offer along with a sumptuous BBQ presentation buffet. Peter Harradine and his team's continued support in the event resulted in a full field of eager competitors in what was a superb day all round. Tom carded 5 birdies and just 1 bogey in his round for one of the best Harradine Cup rounds to date. His colossal total amazing only saw him finish 2 points ahead of runner-up Arshad Khan. Arshad carded nines of 21 and 22 points for a 43 point total, in a round which contained 8 net birdies. Taking the third and final podium spot was Young Hoon Jung on a very respectable score of 38 points. The 4 special events were collected by Eui Yong Jeon, Tom Hoban, Martin Vesely, and Faheem Janjua. A huge thank you goes to Harradine Golf and Orient Irrigation whose continued support sees the Harradine Cup continue to be one of the key events in the Al Hamra Golf Club calendar. ..
Tournament Winners 1st Place Tom Hoban - 45 Pts 2nd Place Arshad Khan - 43 Pts 3rd Place Young Hoon Jung - 38 Pts
Woo The Only Winner ... more
Byung Jin Woo was the only winner following a match play battle against the course in last night's Floodlit Challenge. The popular Individual Bogey format saw competitors record a +1 for a net birdie or better, a 0 for a net par, and a -1 for a net bogie or worse. Byung Jin was the only competitor to beat the course finishing on +2 following 3 won holes and just the one lost hole on hole 7. The runner-up, Jae Woong Lee, and third place, Jindrich Fousek, both finished on -2 and required a card play-off to separate them. Jae was -1 through his last 6 holes compared to Jindrich's -3 resulting in him sneaking second place. Les Arundel scooped the triple rollover two's pot for his birdie on hole 4..
Tournament Winners 1st Place Byung Jin Woo +2 2nd Place Jae Woong Lee -2 3rd Place Jindrich Fousek -2
Kang Conquers Card Play-Off ... more
Bo Sung Kang had to endure a card play-off before claiming the winner's cheque for the Tuesday night Floodlit Challenge. Both Bo Sung and Eui Yong Jeon carded 18 points in the Individual Stableford event, but with the best back 6 score of 13 point Bo Sung pushed Eui Yong Jeon back into second. Taking the third and final of the main prizes was Jae Woong Lee on a score of 17 points. Sourit Sen collected the WOW mug whilst no two's were recorded resulting in a 200Dhs rollover.
Tournament Winners 1st Place Bo Sung Kang - 18 Pts 2nd Place Eui Yong Jeon - 18 Pts 3rd Place Jae Woong Lee - 17 Pts
Jeon And Jung Claim Top Medal Prizes ... more
Eui Yong (Jay) Jeon and Young Hoon Jung claimed the top prizes for their respective wins in the Monthly Medal gross and net divisions. Jae carded a 79 for a 5 shot victory from Ian Fada and his round of 84. Jae started solidly, dropping just 2 shots on his outward nine. Unfortunately his putter went astray on the back nine where he recorded 4 bogies, a double, and a lonesome birdie on the 18th. Taking third place in the gross division was John Kendall on a score of 87. Young Hoon was the only player in the field to shoot under par following his round of 69. After a rocky start dropping 3 shots in his first 4 holes, Youn Hoon then played the final 14 holes in 6 under without a single dropped shot. The runners-up prize went to Byung Jin Woo on a score of 73 followed closely by Les Arundel who claimed the last of the prizes with a 74. Hawas Elgadafe scooped the entire two's pot after his fine effort on hole 4.
Tournament Winners Gross 1st Place Eui Yong Jeon - 79 2nd Place Ian Fada - 84 3rd Place John Kendall - 87 Net 1st Place Young Hoon Jung - 69 2nd Place Byung Jin Woo - 71 3rd Place Les Arundel - 74
Burrow's Retains RAK Mens Open Title As Dunn Ties Amateur Course Record ... more
Max Burrow produced another magical performance to win the 13th RAK Mens Amateur Open and retain his title. The key EGF fixture saw the 13th instalment from Al Hamra in which the finest talent from around the UAE competed in a 2 day 36 hole stroke play event. With competitors teeing it up the final two days before the course closed for the prestigious Road To Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final, the course was in immaculate condition with beautiful lush fairways and speedy smooth rolling greens. Day 1 saw Max get off to a fast start after firing in a 68 following nines of 35 and 33, in a round which contained just 1 dropped shot. This saw him take a two shot lead into day 2 from David Guinee who carded 70, closely followed by the duo of past winner Khalid Yousuf and Saif Thabet, who both carded level par rounds of 72. Max followed up on Day 2 with a 1 under 71 for a 139 total and eventual 3 shot winning margin. Again he dropped just the 1 shot in his round which saw Khalid, Saif, and David all fall away on Day 2 as the trio carded rounds of 76, 76 and 75 respectively. Simon Dunn followed up his first round of 75 with a course record equalling 67, a feat managed by Challenge Tour player James Allan in the same event 5 years prior, to finish on 142 and once again a second place finish. Third place went to Ahmad Skaik on a score of 145 following rounds of 72 and 73. The net division saw an outstanding Day 1 performance from Al Hamra member Byung Jin Woo who posted a round of 67 and subsequent 3 shot lead into Day 2. Unfortunately his second round score of 76 saw him finish second following a card play-off defeat to Ahmed Naim. Ahmed carded rounds of 72 and 71 to take the top net prize. Third place and claiming the last of the main prizes was Adam Zahri on a total of 144.
Tournament Winners Gross Net 1st Place 1st Place Max Burrow - 68 + 71 = 139 Ahmad Naim - 72 + 71 = 143 2nd Place 2nd Place Simon Dunn - 75 + 67 = 142 Byung Jin Woo - 67 + 76 = 143 3rd Place 3rd Place Ahmad Skaik - 72 + 73 = 145 Adam Zahri - 71 + 73 = 144
Dunn Claims Crans Sur Sierre Trophy ... more
Mike Dunn produced a magical performance to claim the first major members' fixture of the year, The Crans Sur Sierre Trophy. The key Al Hamra fixture, which started back in 2010, sees the winners name added to the Swiss music box which was kindly donated by the President of Crans Sur Sierre Golf Club in Crans Montana, Switzerland. Mike got off to a flying start with 2 net birdies and a net eagle on his front nine for 21 points. With his putter on absolute fire and holing putts from everywhere, Mike followed his great front nine with a solid back nine of 19 points and subsequent 40 point total. This resulted in a 5 point winning margin from his nearest competitor and runner-up Eui Yong Jeon. Third place required a massive 6 way card play-off between Oli Spencer, Maggie Neil, Ian Fada, Bill Grosser, Jae Woong Lee, and Richard Cuddihy. With the best back nine score of 18 points, Oli finally found himself on the winning side of a card play-off collecting the last of the main prizes.
Tournament Winners 1st Place Mike Dunn - 40 Pts 2nd Place Eui Yong Jeon - 35 Pts 3rd Place Oli Spencer - 33 Pts
Young Ahn, There's No Need To Feel Down ... more
Young Joon Ahn claimed a comfortable victory in the Tuesday night Floodlit Challenge following 20 points in a rollercoaster round. With only 1 par on his card, Young Joon carded 4 net birdies and a net eagle to finish 3 clear of his nearest competitors. That honour went to Maurizio Gambini and Sourit Sen who both carded 17 points, meaning a card play-off would be required. With 12 points on his back 6 holes, Sourit bettered Maurizio by 3 points meaning he would take home second and Maurizio third. Maurizio also carded the only 2 on the evening, sweeping the entire triple rollover two's pot whilst Dave Michie claimed the nearest the pin on hole 7 prize.
Tournament Winners 1st Place Young Joon Ahn - 20 Pts 2nd Place Sourit Sen - 17 Pts 3rd Place Maurizio Gambini - 17 Pts
Ciani & Carley Claim Summer Scramble ... more
Luca Ciani and Neal Carley claimed the final major event of the Summer Season, The Summer Scramble, in one of the closest scamble's to date. With only 0.2 separating the top 3 podium finishers they proved they could handle the horrible humid conditions in one of the most popular summer events. After a solid front nine of 33.4 they then turned on the after burners on the back nine carding 3 net birdies and a net eagle for an inward nine on 32 and subsequent 65.4 winning score. Second and third place required a card play-off following a tied score of 65.6 from the duo of Oli Spencer with partner John Kendall, and Ahmad Afzaal with partner Ahmad Arbaaz. Both teams battled side by side on the course with eventual runners-up Ahmad and Ahmad pipping it with their better back nine score of 32. Pistol Pete Loughran claimed the longest drive on Hole 8 prize followed by Cliff Brand for his straightest drive effort on Hole 17.
Tournament winners: Tournament Winners 1st Place Luca Ciani & Neil Carley - 65.4 2nd Place Ahmad Afzaal & Ahman Arbaaz - 65.6 3rd Place John Kendall & Oli Spencer - 65.6
Right Place, Woong Time ... more
Jae Woong Lee has now finished on the winners podium the last 3 weeks in a row with 2 wins and a runners-up. Seemingly all fellow competitors are in the right place but wrong time as they just can't seem to touch the formidable Jae Woong Lee. This week's format was fan favourite Individual Bogey, in which all competitors would take on a match play battle against the course. Jae carded 4 net birdies and 2 net bogies to finish on a +2 score, the only player to finish up against the course. Runners-up prize went to Bill Grosser who finished on -1 following 8 pars and a lonesome bogey on hole 17. There were not two's recorded resulting in a 100 Dhs rollover going into next week whilst Oli Spencer picked up the WOW mug for his abysmal - 6 score.
Tournament winners: Tournament Winners 1st Place Jae Woong Lee +2 2nd Place Bill Grosser -1
Sourit Sen claimed the Tuesday night Floodlit Challenge following a successful ... more
Sourit Sen claimed the Tuesday night Floodlit Challenge following a successful card play-off against last week’s winner Jae Woong Lee. The duo both carded 18 points in the incredibly humid conditions, but Sourit’s back 6 of 13 points proved crucial trumping Jae’s back 6 of 10 points. Sourit also experienced one of the most turbulent rounds ever in a Floodlit Challenge recording just a single par on his card. Third place, finishing 1 point behind first and second, was Mike Magee on a score 17 points. The two special events were collected by Sourit Sen and Bosung Kang for their nearest the pin in 2 efforts on holes 1 & 5 respectively. Dave Owen carded the only 2 on the evening sweeping the entire 2’s pot.
Tournament winners: Tournament Winners 1st Place Sourit Sen – 18 Pts 2nd Place Jae Woong Lee – 18 Pts 3rd Place Mike Magee – 17 Pts
Gerry Gibson clubs sizzled as he produced his round of the summer to claim ... more
Gerry Gibson clubs sizzled as he produced his round of the summer to claim comfortable victory in Friday's Summer Sizzler event. The aptly named Summer Sizzler saw competitors tee it up early in the morning in order to avoid the sizzling August conditions. Weather aside, Gerry carded and outstanding score of 38 points following nines of 18 and 20 points respectively. With 7 net birdies on his card, Gerry was obviously back on top form in a round which saw him finish a colossal 6 points ahead of his nearest competitor Craig Mainey, who carded 32 points. After a solid start opening with 17 points on his front 9, Craig then dropped 5 shots between 12 and 17 for an inward 9 of 15 points. Sen Sourit claimed the last of the main prizes following a score of 31 points. Sen had to prevail through way of card play-off as Elgadaffe Hawas also carded the same total. The 2 special events were collected by Craig Mainey on Hole 4 followed by Ikea Miller on Hole 11.
Tournament winners: Tournament Winners 1st Place Gerry Gibson - 38 Pts 2nd Place Craig Mainey - 32 Pts 3rd Place Sen Sourit - 31 Pts
Jae Woong Lee carded 21 points for a comfortable victory in the ... more
Jae Woong Lee carded 21 points for a comfortable victory in the Tuesday night Floodlit Challenge. With 2 birdies, a net eagle and just the one dropped shot on hole 6, Jae got back to a place he know best after a substantial period away from the podium. The runners-up and third spot required a card play-off as Simon Dunn and Bosung Kang both recorded identical level par scores of 18 points. With the best back 3 score of 6, Simon took the runners-up prize leaving Bosung to collect the last of the main prizes. Bosung also took the nearest the pin on Hole 4 whilst Eui Yong Jeon took the nearest the pin on Hole 7. The two’s pot was split between Boung Kwon You and Eui Yong Jeon.
Tournament winners: Tournament Winners 1st Place Jae Woong Lee – 21 Pts 2nd Place Simon Dunn – 18 Pts 3rd Place Bosung Kangh – 18 Pts
Pistol Pete Loughran produced a solid performance to claim the Tuesday night Floodlit Challenge following ... more
Pistol Pete Loughran produced a solid performance to claim the Tuesday night Floodlit Challenge following 20 points. With 4 birdies and just the 1 slip up at hole 2 where a triple bogey resulted in 0 points, Pete finished 2 clear of his nearest competitors. That honour went to Bosung Kang, John Davies, Sourit Sen and Eui Yong Jeon who all carded 18 points. Bosung claimed second place after the card play-off, hugely aided by a birdie eagle finish. The final podium place was collected by John Davies following the second best back 6 score. The two nearest the pin prizes were collected by Olli Spencer and Eui Yong Jeon for their fine iron shots into holes 4 and 7 respectively. Olli also had the only two on the evening sweeping the entire pot.
Tournament winners: Tournament Winners Gross 1st Place Pete Loughran – 20 Pts 2nd Place Bosung Kang – 18 Pts 3rd Place John Davies – 18 Pts
Richard Cuddihy produced a solid performance to win the ... more
Richard Cuddihy produced a solid performance to win the midsummer event The Open Challenge with 39 points. The event which ties in nicely with The Open Championship saw a solid field of competitors battle the July heat for a chance to win one of the Summer Majors. Richard slotted in 5 birdies for nines of 19 and 20 points to finish 2 clear of his nearest competitor. A trio of players found themselves on 37 points and with only 2 prizes remaining a card play-off would be required in order to decide the trophy winners. Chris Malanso took the runners-up prize after having the best back nine of 19 points, 3 birdies in his last 4 making all the difference. Kyle Taggart eventually took the last of the main prizes after a back 6 battle with Pete Loughran. Both carded 17 points on the back nine but Kyle's 13 on the back 6 provided the deciding factor. Jae Woong Lee collected the nearest the pin on hole 7 whilst Kye Young Cha collected the straightest drive on hole 17.
Tournament winners: Tournament Winners Gross 1st Place Richard Cuddihy - 39 Pts 2nd Place Chris Malanso - 37 Pts 3rd Place Kyle Taggart - 37 Pts
Dunn claims first Club Championship as Robinson retains Title ... more
Simon Dunn claimed his first Al Hamra Club Championship by 9 shots, while Annelie Robinson retained her title, also with a comfortable winning margin.
The second weekend of March saw the biggest event in the members' calendar, with many event regulars and newcomers making it their first event ever played. Either way, all would enjoy a fine weekend of golf, battling it out for the coveted Club Champion title.
Simon Dunn, the pre-tournament favorite, found himself 9 shots ahead on day 1 after a fine 1 under par 71. His closest competitor was John Wilby, who fired in a round of 80 to be 1 clear of Eui Yong Jeon and 3 clear of Richard Cuddihy. Simon then followed up round 2 with a disappointing 77, although with all the damage done on day 1, it was certainly a relaxed game of golf. Eui Yong Jeon fired in the best day 2 round with 76 and 157 total to comfortably pick up the runners-up award. Third place, a further 13 shots back, was John Wilby on 170.
It was an all-Korean affair in the net division as Jae Young Kwon, Young Hoon Jung and Ju Hun Lee claimed the top 3 prizes. Jae claimed the winners cheque after a fine score of -8, following rounds of 67 and 69. Young Hoon was 1 shot adrift on -7, followed by Ju Hun on -3. The ladies division experienced a somewhat closer encounter with Annelie just 2 shots ahead of Young Nam Chang on day 1, following their respective rounds of 91and 93. Annelie improved her day 2 score by 1 for a 181 total, while Young Nam's chances were blown following a 94. Young Nam did, however, collect the top net division prize following a 3 under total of 141, 8 better than runner-up Paula Svensson, who collected second.
Recent tournament favorite Jeon Seon Lee was possibly the most surprised winner on the day after she subsequently collected the runners-up prize in the ladies gross division.
Tournament winners: Men's Gross 1st Place, Simon Dunn — 148; 2nd Place, Eui Yong Jeon — 157; 3rd Place, John Wilby — 170; Net 1st Place, Jae Young Kwon — 136; 2nd Place, Young Hoon Jung — 137; 3rd Place, Ju Hun Lee — 140; Ladies Gross 1st Place, Annelie Robinson — 181; 2nd Place, Jeonseon Lee — 197; Net 1st Place, Young Nam Chang — 141; 2nd Place, Paula Svensson — 149.
Lee and Jung's Combination Challenge ... more
Ju Hun Lee and Young Hoon Jung combined beautifully together for a comfortable victory in Tuesday night's Floodlit Challenge.
With combined stableford, the format for the evening, there was a lot of pressure on both parties in the pairings to perform. Ju Hun carded a level par 18 points, while Young Hoon was a couple behind with 16. The pairings highlight came on hole 3, where they collected 7 points between them. Their winning score turned out to be a massive 5 points ahead of runners-up Joe Townsend and Sam Dawson, who finished with 29 points, following individual totals of 13 and 16.
Third and final place went to the formidable duo of John Kendall and Oli Spencer, who had to come through by way of card playoff, following their total of 28 points. John also had the added bonus of the only two on the evening, sweeping the entire pot. Cliff Brand collected the nearest, the pin prize on hole 4, while Joe Townsend managed the same feat on hole 7.
Tournament winners: Gross 1st Place, Ju Hun Lee and Young Hoon Jung — 34 points; 2nd Place, Joe Townsend and Sam Dawson — 29 points; 3rd Place, John Kendall and Oli Spencer — 28 points.
Cuddihy and Lee Claim March Medal ... more
Richard Cuddihy and Jeonseon Lee claimed wins in their respective gross and net divisions in the March Monthly Medal.
Richard Cuddihy carded an 84, following identical nines of 42, to finish one clear of John Wilby on 85. Both players experienced indifferent rounds, with John receiving a crucial blow on hole 17, where a triple bogey 7 would cost him the winners cheque. Jeonseon Lee's victory now sees her top the Player of the Year standings on a points total of 260, 30 ahead of her nearest rival, Grace Chang.
Jeonseon continued her fine competition form, carding a 69, including an amazing 8 birdies in 11 holes between holes 4 to 14. Her total would finish 3 clear from the trio of Sharon Darbyshire, Grace Chang and Richard Cuddihy, who all carded 71. Following the card playoff, Sharon claimed the runner-up net prize after a 3 under par back nine. No two's were recorded on the day, resulting in a 160 Dhs rollover for the next event.
Tournament winners: Gross 1st Place, Richard Cuddihy — 84; 2nd Place, John Wilby — 85; Net 1st Place, Jeonseon Lee — 69; 2nd Place, Sharon Darbyshire — 71.
Finns Flourishing Floodlit ... more
Roni Uusitalo finished top of the leaderboard in the Individual Bogey Floodlit Challenge, as the traveling Finns dominated the busiest Tuesday night of the year.
In a match play battle against the course, Roni carded an eagle and 3 birdies, while losing just one hole for his winning +3 score. His score was good enough for a 2-point winning margin from the trio of Jae Woong Lee, Samu Saarimaki and Marko Siivonen — all of whom fnished winners to the course on a score of +1. A card playoff was therefore required to split the three and decide who would take the remaining of the main prizes. Samu would take runners-up spot after having the best back 6, followed by compatriot Marko, as the Finns claimed all the main prizes. Mizu Fattah claimed the nearest the pin prize on Hole 4, whileWilliam Stein collected the double rollover two's pot.
Tournament winners: 1st Place, Roni Uusitalo — +3; 2nd Place, Samu Saarimaki — +1; 3rd Place, Marko Siivonen — +1.
Extreme Success for Thomas and Lefebvre ... more
David Thomas and Pierre Lefebvre battled the challenging Extreme Pairs event, finishing 2 clear at the top of the leaderboard.
The mixed medley formatted event grows in popularity year on year as competitors challenge the course with 3 varying 6-hole formats. The first six holes saw probably the most challenging in the form of greensomes. This slight twist on foursomes sees both competitors tee off before alternate shots come into play. David and Pierre conquered this format comfortably with 4 birdies for a total of 20, a score only bettered by Marta and Subhojit Biswas, who produced one better with a score of 19.
The next 6 holes provided what should be the easiest part of the competition, betterball. Unbelievably, no one bettered the par of 23 through this supposed tough stretch of holes, with the top 3 eventual winning pairings dropping a combined 5 shots. The final 6 holes saw the popular scramble format come into action with no minimum drives required.
David and Pierre managed to pick up another birdie in their final six to finish on their winning total of 68, 4 under par. The runner-up duo of Dave Hoggins and John Wilby carded 70 following sixes of 22, 23 and 25, a score also matched by the husband and wife pairing of Subhojit and Marta Biswas. Unfortunately Subhojit and Marta had to settle for the last podium place, following a loss in a back nine card playoff.
Tournament winners: 1st Place, David Thomas and Pierre Lefebvre — 68; 2nd Place, Dave Hoggins and John Wilby — 70; 3rd Place, Subhojit and Marta Biswas — 70.
The Woong and Onlee ... more
Jae Woong Lee returned to the top of the pile after winning the Tuesday night Floodlit Challenge with a score of 21 points.
Jae carded 3 net birdies and 6 pars for a faultless round, which saw him enter a card playoff with Young Hoon Jung. Young experienced a 'to and fro' round, in which he only managed 3 pars — his highlight hole came on the third, where he manged a net eagle for 4 points. His back 6 of 12 points couldn't match Jae's 14, which meant he had to settle for second place. Taking third and the final of the main prizes was John Davies on a solid score of 19 points.
The two special events were collected by Fady Azzam on hole 1 and Michelle Im on hole 5, while no two's were recorded, resulting in a 230Dhs rollover.
Tournament winners: 1st Place, Jae Woong Lee — 21 points; 2nd Place, Young Hoon Jung — 21 points; 3rd Place, John Davies — 19 points.