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.